Star Lake Beach

Whiteshell, Manitoba

Star Lake Beach is a part of the area of Star Lake Lodge. The beach is sandy, with a designated swimming area, boat dock, nearby boat launch, and canoes available for use/rental. Swings and volleyball courts can also be found on the sand. The Trans Canada Trail snakes past the access roads to the lake and is great for hiking, running, or biking and connects Star Lake to Falcon Lake (the bike ride can take anywhere from 30min to 2hrs). Shores are relatively wooded and the scenery is said to be amazing, especially at sunset. Wildlife are often seen here, and hungry travellers can find raspberries to eat along the trails when in season. Recently, warmer temperatures have seen the emergence of jellyfish in the lake. The jellies do not sting or interfere with fishing. Black crapple and smallmouth bass are by far the most popular finds, though walleye, pike and perch are not uncommon.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 23th, 2021. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 27th, 2021 at 3:13 PM.
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Current Weather
5°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Star Lake Beach is sampled from May 1st to September 1st.

Source Information

Sites in Manitoba are monitored by the Province of Manitoba, Agriculture and Resource Development in cooperation with Manitoba Health.

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

Report algal blooms in Manitoba at forms.gov.mb.ca/algal_report/index.html.


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.

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Water Quality Graph

Star Lake Beach

Whiteshell, Manitoba

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 23th, 2021. North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 27th, 2021 at 3:13 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
5°C
Clear and sunny

Star Lake Beach is a part of the area of Star Lake Lodge. The beach is sandy, with a designated swimming area, boat dock, nearby boat launch, and canoes available for use/rental. Swings and volleyball courts can also be found on the sand. The Trans Canada Trail snakes past the access roads to the lake and is great for hiking, running, or biking and connects Star Lake to Falcon Lake (the bike ride can take anywhere from 30min to 2hrs). Shores are relatively wooded and the scenery is said to be amazing, especially at sunset. Wildlife are often seen here, and hungry travellers can find raspberries to eat along the trails when in season. Recently, warmer temperatures have seen the emergence of jellyfish in the lake. The jellies do not sting or interfere with fishing. Black crapple and smallmouth bass are by far the most popular finds, though walleye, pike and perch are not uncommon.

Monitoring Frequency

Star Lake Beach is sampled from May 1st to September 1st.

Source Information

Sites in Manitoba are monitored by the Province of Manitoba, Agriculture and Resource Development in cooperation with Manitoba Health.

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

Report algal blooms in Manitoba at forms.gov.mb.ca/algal_report/index.html.


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.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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