Mons Lake Day Use Beach and Campground

Smoky Lake, Alberta

Mons Lake Beach Day Use and Campground is a 12-minute drive from the town of Smoky Lake. The lake is small with a sandy beach, swimming area, playground, and 8 campsites. The water quality is typical of Central Alberta, with clear waters becoming greener in the hotter summer due to algae growth with a potential for a blue-green algae bloom.

The lake boasts abundant Perch and Northern Pike. A boat launch is offered along with day picnic areas with fire pits.

Contact: Campground Manager, 780.636.3620

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 7th, 2016. 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
-3°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Mons Lake Day Use Beach and Campground is sampled weekly from May 30th to August 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Privately monitored beaches are not monitored by AHS. Currently, no standardized guidelines for private monitoring exist.

Thus, the Swim Guide does not have current water quality data for beach locations listed as “private.” However, when we receive information that a beach is closed or otherwise unsuitable for swimming, we communicate this with AHS and share the information on the Swim Guide.

We receive notice of a private beach being closed, or “posted,” through one of two means:

An advisory is posted on Alberta Health Services website
We receive a pollution report from a Swim Guide user

We will always list a beach as “posted” when we receive notice of a watershed being contaminated. As well, we communicate this knowledge to AHS if it has been received by a Swim Guide user.

In 2016, AHS is hoping to have standardized guidelines for monitoring water quality. As this information becomes available, we will share it with Swim Guide users.

Monitoring Status

Privately monitored beaches will always posted as “No Data” unless we have received notice that the beach or location is closed.

A beach is marked Green when two consecutive single sample results are under 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) is less than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Red when two consecutive single sample results are equal to or above 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) are equal to or greater than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Mons Lake Day Use Beach and Campground

Smoky Lake, Alberta

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 7th, 2016. 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
-3°C
Cloudy

Mons Lake Beach Day Use and Campground is a 12-minute drive from the town of Smoky Lake. The lake is small with a sandy beach, swimming area, playground, and 8 campsites. The water quality is typical of Central Alberta, with clear waters becoming greener in the hotter summer due to algae growth with a potential for a blue-green algae bloom.

The lake boasts abundant Perch and Northern Pike. A boat launch is offered along with day picnic areas with fire pits.

Contact: Campground Manager, 780.636.3620

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Mons Lake Day Use Beach and Campground is sampled weekly from May 30th to August 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Privately monitored beaches are not monitored by AHS. Currently, no standardized guidelines for private monitoring exist.

Thus, the Swim Guide does not have current water quality data for beach locations listed as “private.” However, when we receive information that a beach is closed or otherwise unsuitable for swimming, we communicate this with AHS and share the information on the Swim Guide.

We receive notice of a private beach being closed, or “posted,” through one of two means:

An advisory is posted on Alberta Health Services website
We receive a pollution report from a Swim Guide user

We will always list a beach as “posted” when we receive notice of a watershed being contaminated. As well, we communicate this knowledge to AHS if it has been received by a Swim Guide user.

In 2016, AHS is hoping to have standardized guidelines for monitoring water quality. As this information becomes available, we will share it with Swim Guide users.

Monitoring Status

Privately monitored beaches will always posted as “No Data” unless we have received notice that the beach or location is closed.

A beach is marked Green when two consecutive single sample results are under 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) is less than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Red when two consecutive single sample results are equal to or above 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) are equal to or greater than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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