Rogue River at Baker Park, Grants Pass

Grants Pass, Oregon

Hours: 7:30am to 10:00pm

Amenities: Baker park features frontage on the Rogue River with a sandy beach that is commonly used for swimming recreation. There is a boat ramp, a small green space for day use and restrooms.

Directions: From I-5, take exit 55 onto Highway 199 south. Turn right onto Highway 99 north and turn right onto Park street, then right onto Parkdale and the park will be on your right.

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
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 22nd, 2022. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 23th, 2022 at 8:56 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
18°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Rogue River at Baker Park, Grants Pass is sampled weekly from June 5th to September 25th.

Source Information

Water samples are collected by Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers and our Water Quality intern tests them in our lab which meets the OR Dept. of Environmental Quality data standards. Results are then posted to this page so you will know when it is safe (or unsafe) to swim!

Oregon state criteria for whether a water sample meets the water quality standard for contact is an E. coli result of 406 MPN/100mL per sample or less. Water samples are collected, then sealed and incubated over a 24-hour period at 35+/- degrees Celsius. The results are considered valid for 7 days.

Results based on the Oregon water quality criteria of 406 MPN/100mL are organized as follows:
GREEN = a single sample is below the Oregon water quality criteria for water contact
YELLOW = a single sample is at Oregon water quality criteria, nearing unsafe water contact. Caution should be taken when recreating in sites marked yellow.
RED = a single sample exceeds the Oregon water quality criteria.. People and pets should not be recreating in sites labeled red as bacteria levels are considered unsafe for human contact.
GREY = a site with no current data available.
SPECIAL STATUS = a toxic algae bloom was observed. Some species of blue-green algae can be toxic and may cause illness in people, pets and other animals if accidentally consumed.
Always use your best judgement when recreating in or near waterways. Pay attention to odd smells, colors, water quality, etc and report anything that looks out of the ordinary.
Be safe, have fun, and thank you for protecting the Rogue!

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Water Quality Graph

Rogue River at Baker Park, Grants Pass

Grants Pass, Oregon

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
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 22nd, 2022. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 23th, 2022 at 8:56 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
18°C
Clear and sunny

Hours: 7:30am to 10:00pm

Amenities: Baker park features frontage on the Rogue River with a sandy beach that is commonly used for swimming recreation. There is a boat ramp, a small green space for day use and restrooms.

Directions: From I-5, take exit 55 onto Highway 199 south. Turn right onto Highway 99 north and turn right onto Park street, then right onto Parkdale and the park will be on your right.

Monitoring Frequency

Rogue River at Baker Park, Grants Pass is sampled weekly from June 5th to September 25th.

Source Information

Water samples are collected by Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers and our Water Quality intern tests them in our lab which meets the OR Dept. of Environmental Quality data standards. Results are then posted to this page so you will know when it is safe (or unsafe) to swim!

Oregon state criteria for whether a water sample meets the water quality standard for contact is an E. coli result of 406 MPN/100mL per sample or less. Water samples are collected, then sealed and incubated over a 24-hour period at 35+/- degrees Celsius. The results are considered valid for 7 days.

Results based on the Oregon water quality criteria of 406 MPN/100mL are organized as follows:
GREEN = a single sample is below the Oregon water quality criteria for water contact
YELLOW = a single sample is at Oregon water quality criteria, nearing unsafe water contact. Caution should be taken when recreating in sites marked yellow.
RED = a single sample exceeds the Oregon water quality criteria.. People and pets should not be recreating in sites labeled red as bacteria levels are considered unsafe for human contact.
GREY = a site with no current data available.
SPECIAL STATUS = a toxic algae bloom was observed. Some species of blue-green algae can be toxic and may cause illness in people, pets and other animals if accidentally consumed.
Always use your best judgement when recreating in or near waterways. Pay attention to odd smells, colors, water quality, etc and report anything that looks out of the ordinary.
Be safe, have fun, and thank you for protecting the Rogue!

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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