Irish Bend Park

Monroe, Oregon

Irish bend is beach is an 'end of the road...then end of the paved road, behind the farm field' beach that will take a little 'doing' to get to. Located 3.2 miles NE of Monroe, OR, this remote sandbar beach is worth the travel if you are looking for a serene and quiet experience filled with great wildlife watching and perhaps a little fishing to boot.

This is a non improved site with no amenities so come with your water and anything else you might need to enjoy a beautiful day swimming here!

This site is sampled twice monthly from June 1 through October 1 and monthly from October 2- May 30.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Willamette Riverkeeper 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
8°C
Chance of heavy rain
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled bi-weekly from 1 May to 1 October

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Oregon state water quality standard provides that a single sample shall not exceed 406 E.coli colonies/100 mL of water and the geometric mean of 5 samples within 30 days shall not exceed 126 colonies/100 mL. The EPA recommended standard is more protective and provides that a single sample shall not exceed 235 colonies/100mL and the geometric mean of 5 samples within 30 days shall not exceed 126 colonies/100mL.

The Swim Guide will utilize the EPA standard for Oregon beaches.

There is currently very limited water quality monitoring of Oregon's inland swim beaches. The federal Beach Act does not cover freshwater or riverine beaches, and the state of Oregon does not monitor swim beaches or recreation sites on the Willamette River .

Willamette Riverkeeper monitors many major swim beaches along the length of the Willamette River system through their Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program. Sites are sampled twice monthly June through September. Between October and May, Beaches are sampled once per month.
In Portland, The Portland Boathouse Dock (adjacent to the Eastside Swim Bowl), Riverplace Marina Dock (adjacent to Tom McCall Bowl) and the Sellwood Park Dock are monitored by the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Water Quality Division.

The Swim Guide's safety ratings are based solely on E.coli levels. While E.coli concentration is a useful indicator of fecal contamination, there are many other potential sources of pollution on the Willamette that are not reflected in the Swim Guide. These include other bacteria, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, high temperatures and pesticides.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Irish Bend Park

Monroe, Oregon

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Willamette Riverkeeper 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
8°C
Chance of heavy rain

Irish bend is beach is an 'end of the road...then end of the paved road, behind the farm field' beach that will take a little 'doing' to get to. Located 3.2 miles NE of Monroe, OR, this remote sandbar beach is worth the travel if you are looking for a serene and quiet experience filled with great wildlife watching and perhaps a little fishing to boot.

This is a non improved site with no amenities so come with your water and anything else you might need to enjoy a beautiful day swimming here!

This site is sampled twice monthly from June 1 through October 1 and monthly from October 2- May 30.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled bi-weekly from 1 May to 1 October

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Oregon state water quality standard provides that a single sample shall not exceed 406 E.coli colonies/100 mL of water and the geometric mean of 5 samples within 30 days shall not exceed 126 colonies/100 mL. The EPA recommended standard is more protective and provides that a single sample shall not exceed 235 colonies/100mL and the geometric mean of 5 samples within 30 days shall not exceed 126 colonies/100mL.

The Swim Guide will utilize the EPA standard for Oregon beaches.

There is currently very limited water quality monitoring of Oregon's inland swim beaches. The federal Beach Act does not cover freshwater or riverine beaches, and the state of Oregon does not monitor swim beaches or recreation sites on the Willamette River .

Willamette Riverkeeper monitors many major swim beaches along the length of the Willamette River system through their Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program. Sites are sampled twice monthly June through September. Between October and May, Beaches are sampled once per month.
In Portland, The Portland Boathouse Dock (adjacent to the Eastside Swim Bowl), Riverplace Marina Dock (adjacent to Tom McCall Bowl) and the Sellwood Park Dock are monitored by the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Water Quality Division.

The Swim Guide's safety ratings are based solely on E.coli levels. While E.coli concentration is a useful indicator of fecal contamination, there are many other potential sources of pollution on the Willamette that are not reflected in the Swim Guide. These include other bacteria, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, high temperatures and pesticides.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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