Pointe des Chenes

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Operated by the Sault Ste. Marie Lions' Club, this sand beach is part of a larger campground. Amenities include campsites, showers, washrooms, shaded areas, and picnic tables. Leashed dogs are welcome. The beach is a 20-minute drive west of Sault Ste. Marie, near the airport. The beach is right at the very bottom of Lake Superior, where the St. Marys River begins.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 27th, 2018. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
1°C
Snow
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Pointe des Chenes is sampled weekly from June 24th to September 14th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Algoma Public Health samples beaches weekly from mid-June to the end of August. Official sampling results are unavailable for this region. The beaches are monitored, but actual sampling schedule and the sample results are unknown, except in the case of a recreational water quality advisory. Sampling dates and results are necessary for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper to enter the data into Swim Guide.

Swimming advisories with dates are shared with the public on Swim Guide. If no advisory has been made, it is most likely that those beaches have passed standards for swimming. However, because we cannot specify a sample date or confirm the result we are unfortunately unable to update Swim Guide with data.

Algoma Public Health posts on their website a map showing current conditions of beaches. Please visit http://www.algomapublichealth.com/inspections-environment/recreational-water/beach-warnings/ for the latest information. As of 2018, Ontario beaches are following the Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018, and the Recreational Water Protocol, 2018, for geometric mean and single-sample maximum parameters. These are now equivalent to those set out in the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality – Third Edition, 2012: Geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples): ≤ 200 E. coli/100 mL Single-sample maximum concentration: ≤ 400 E. coli/100 mL (These values replace the previous, more stringent Ontario standard: a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli/100 mL.) A beach is marked Green when when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period is below 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and the single sample value is below 400 E.coli/100mL. A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and/or exceeds the single sample value of 400 E.coli/100mL. A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

DISCLAIMER:

Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli /100 mL.

Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration ≤ 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of ≤ 400 E. coli /100 mL.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Pointe des Chenes

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 27th, 2018. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
1°C
Snow

Operated by the Sault Ste. Marie Lions' Club, this sand beach is part of a larger campground. Amenities include campsites, showers, washrooms, shaded areas, and picnic tables. Leashed dogs are welcome. The beach is a 20-minute drive west of Sault Ste. Marie, near the airport. The beach is right at the very bottom of Lake Superior, where the St. Marys River begins.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Pointe des Chenes is sampled weekly from June 24th to September 14th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Algoma Public Health samples beaches weekly from mid-June to the end of August. Official sampling results are unavailable for this region. The beaches are monitored, but actual sampling schedule and the sample results are unknown, except in the case of a recreational water quality advisory. Sampling dates and results are necessary for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper to enter the data into Swim Guide.

Swimming advisories with dates are shared with the public on Swim Guide. If no advisory has been made, it is most likely that those beaches have passed standards for swimming. However, because we cannot specify a sample date or confirm the result we are unfortunately unable to update Swim Guide with data.

Algoma Public Health posts on their website a map showing current conditions of beaches. Please visit http://www.algomapublichealth.com/inspections-environment/recreational-water/beach-warnings/ for the latest information. As of 2018, Ontario beaches are following the Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018, and the Recreational Water Protocol, 2018, for geometric mean and single-sample maximum parameters. These are now equivalent to those set out in the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality – Third Edition, 2012: Geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples): ≤ 200 E. coli/100 mL Single-sample maximum concentration: ≤ 400 E. coli/100 mL (These values replace the previous, more stringent Ontario standard: a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli/100 mL.) A beach is marked Green when when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period is below 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and the single sample value is below 400 E.coli/100mL. A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and/or exceeds the single sample value of 400 E.coli/100mL. A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

DISCLAIMER:

Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli /100 mL.

Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration ≤ 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of ≤ 400 E. coli /100 mL.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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