Black Point Beach

Riverton, Manitoba

Black Point Beach is adjacent to Grindstone Point cottage community on the western shore Lake Winnipeg. It is a long sandy public beach on the Grindstone Point peninsula, three hours north of Winnipeg off Provincial Highway 8. There are scenic walking trails that connect cottage subdivisions north of Black’s Point and lots of opportunity to see local wildlife along the paths such as moose, white tailed deer, fox, beaver, bear and otter. There is a small general store at the turn off to Black’s Point for food, books, crafts, and alcohol. Visit the old fashioned Grindstone General Store for food, books, crafts, and alcohol. It's only a short walk from the beach.

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, 2019. North Saskatchewan 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
-10°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Black Point Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Visit Manitoba.ca/beaches for the most up-to-date information about Manitoba beach water quality.

Manitoba Sustainable Development, has developed the Clean Beaches Program to provide valuable information to the public on how to protect Manitoba’s beautiful beaches and reduce the risk of illness to bathers.

There are about 60 beaches across Manitoba that are routinely monitored each season for E. coli and the presence of algae and the algal toxin microcystin. Beaches that exceed Manitoba’s recreational water quality objectives are posted with advisory signs at the beach and on Manitoba’s beach website at: Manitoba.ca/beaches.

Water quality samples are routinely collected during the summer months. Monitoring typically begins in June and continues at most beaches until the end of August. Frequency of sampling is determined based on recreational intensity, historic bacteria data, or in support of special projects. Swim Guide checks daily from Monday - Friday for E. coli and algae advisories.

If the geometric mean of E. coli samples exceeds Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL and/or when a single sample contains more than 400 bacteria/100 mL the beach is re-sampled.

A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is below Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is above Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.

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

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Black Point Beach

Riverton, Manitoba

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, 2019. North Saskatchewan 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
-10°C
Cloudy

Black Point Beach is adjacent to Grindstone Point cottage community on the western shore Lake Winnipeg. It is a long sandy public beach on the Grindstone Point peninsula, three hours north of Winnipeg off Provincial Highway 8. There are scenic walking trails that connect cottage subdivisions north of Black’s Point and lots of opportunity to see local wildlife along the paths such as moose, white tailed deer, fox, beaver, bear and otter. There is a small general store at the turn off to Black’s Point for food, books, crafts, and alcohol. Visit the old fashioned Grindstone General Store for food, books, crafts, and alcohol. It's only a short walk from the beach.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Black Point Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Visit Manitoba.ca/beaches for the most up-to-date information about Manitoba beach water quality.

Manitoba Sustainable Development, has developed the Clean Beaches Program to provide valuable information to the public on how to protect Manitoba’s beautiful beaches and reduce the risk of illness to bathers.

There are about 60 beaches across Manitoba that are routinely monitored each season for E. coli and the presence of algae and the algal toxin microcystin. Beaches that exceed Manitoba’s recreational water quality objectives are posted with advisory signs at the beach and on Manitoba’s beach website at: Manitoba.ca/beaches.

Water quality samples are routinely collected during the summer months. Monitoring typically begins in June and continues at most beaches until the end of August. Frequency of sampling is determined based on recreational intensity, historic bacteria data, or in support of special projects. Swim Guide checks daily from Monday - Friday for E. coli and algae advisories.

If the geometric mean of E. coli samples exceeds Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL and/or when a single sample contains more than 400 bacteria/100 mL the beach is re-sampled.

A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is below Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is above Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.

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

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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