Dollar Lake Beach

Meaghers Grant, Nova Scotia

This beach is a natural swimming hole in the Dollar Lake Provincial Park, and became so popular in the 1980s that sand was trucked in to extend the beach. Today, it is supervised by lifeguards and is still popular, mainly because of the adjoining campground and hiking trails. Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia offers Paddling for Families Day in July, a day where groups can learn basic canoeing or kayaking skills and go for a paddle on the lake. The hiking trails are long and expansive. The park also has a playground and picnic areas at the beach. The campground has amenities such as parking, washrooms, firepits, showers and wi-fi.

Dollar Lake Beach is tested 3 times per summer.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Sierra Club of Canada Foundation - Atlantic Canada Chapter 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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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Dollar Lake Beach is sampled from July 1st to August 29th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service collects samples at designated beaches from mid-May to Labour Day. All designated beaches are tested for E. coli and some saltwater beaches are tested for Enterococci. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and warning signs are posted at the beach.

Beaches sampled on 3 schedules based on the risk of bacteria contamination due to location. Level A beaches are tested weekly, Level B beaches are tested 3 times per summer, and level C beaches are tested twice per summer. Swim Guide checks the NSLS website daily from Monday - Friday for water quality news releases.

For more information on beach openings and closures, call the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service Beach Information Line at 902-477-6168 or visit www.nsls.ns.ca.

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.

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 or when a single sample exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 ml of water. Officials will also close a beach if the Enterococci level reaches 70 counts per 100 ml of water.

Beaches may be retested when counts exceed 200 E.Coli per 100 ml of water. When counts exceed 35 Enterococci per 100 ml beaches are retested every 24-48 hours until levels drop below the accepted levels and closure is considered.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Dollar Lake Beach

Meaghers Grant, Nova Scotia

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Sierra Club of Canada Foundation - Atlantic Canada Chapter 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
0°C
Cloudy

This beach is a natural swimming hole in the Dollar Lake Provincial Park, and became so popular in the 1980s that sand was trucked in to extend the beach. Today, it is supervised by lifeguards and is still popular, mainly because of the adjoining campground and hiking trails. Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia offers Paddling for Families Day in July, a day where groups can learn basic canoeing or kayaking skills and go for a paddle on the lake. The hiking trails are long and expansive. The park also has a playground and picnic areas at the beach. The campground has amenities such as parking, washrooms, firepits, showers and wi-fi.

Dollar Lake Beach is tested 3 times per summer.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Dollar Lake Beach is sampled from July 1st to August 29th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service collects samples at designated beaches from mid-May to Labour Day. All designated beaches are tested for E. coli and some saltwater beaches are tested for Enterococci. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and warning signs are posted at the beach.

Beaches sampled on 3 schedules based on the risk of bacteria contamination due to location. Level A beaches are tested weekly, Level B beaches are tested 3 times per summer, and level C beaches are tested twice per summer. Swim Guide checks the NSLS website daily from Monday - Friday for water quality news releases.

For more information on beach openings and closures, call the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service Beach Information Line at 902-477-6168 or visit www.nsls.ns.ca.

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.

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 or when a single sample exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 ml of water. Officials will also close a beach if the Enterococci level reaches 70 counts per 100 ml of water.

Beaches may be retested when counts exceed 200 E.Coli per 100 ml of water. When counts exceed 35 Enterococci per 100 ml beaches are retested every 24-48 hours until levels drop below the accepted levels and closure is considered.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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