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
  • No data available
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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
-3°C
Cloudy
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.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 1 to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Pointe des Chenes

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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
-3°C
Cloudy

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.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 1 to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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