Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park Beach on McCleod Lake

near Whitecourt, Alberta

Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park is better known for its stocked trout fishing than its beach for swimming, but a small, sandy beach and restricted swimming area are available to campers. The beach has all of the amenities available to campers with a boat launch and boardwalk for shore casting. The water is usually clear and warms up in the summer months of July and August.

The park is well known for birding, and species include loons, grebes, goshawks, ruffed, grouse, great horned owls, pileated woodpeckers, and more.

Contact: 780.778.2664

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • No data available
  • Estado Especial
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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
-1°C
Fog
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled from 30 Mayo to 30 Agosto

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

Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park Beach on McCleod Lake

near Whitecourt, Alberta

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • No data available
  • Estado Especial
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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
-1°C
Fog

Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park is better known for its stocked trout fishing than its beach for swimming, but a small, sandy beach and restricted swimming area are available to campers. The beach has all of the amenities available to campers with a boat launch and boardwalk for shore casting. The water is usually clear and warms up in the summer months of July and August.

The park is well known for birding, and species include loons, grebes, goshawks, ruffed, grouse, great horned owls, pileated woodpeckers, and more.

Contact: 780.778.2664

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled from 30 Mayo to 30 Agosto

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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