Granite St. Swimming Reservoir, Lithia Park, Ashland

Ashland, Oregon

Amenities: In the hub of downtown sits Lithia Park, Ashland's crown jewel. Lithia is a 93-acre vista of emerald lawns, tennis courts, a sand-pit volleyball court, picnic areas, colorful landscaping and playground equipment. This location is at the top of the park and contains a swimming reservoir on Ashland Creek that is very popular during the hot summer months.

Always check beach for current safety postings and City of Ashland Parks & Recreation website for official news: http://www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=17431

Hours: Dawn to Dark

Directions: From Interstate 5 take exit 19 and follow signs toward downtown Ashland, turn right onto Granite St, follow Granite St till it turns to gravel and go another few hundred yards, the reservoir will be on your left and parking is available past it directly ahead.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 3th, 2020. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 3th, 2020 at 4:56 PM.
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Current Weather
10°C
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Monitoring Frequency

Granite St. Swimming Reservoir, Lithia Park, Ashland is sampled weekly from May 1st from October 1st.

Source Information

Water samples are collected by Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers and our Water Quality intern processes and tests the samples 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 contactYELLOW = 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!

Water Quality Graph

Granite St. Swimming Reservoir, Lithia Park, Ashland

Ashland, Oregon

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 3th, 2020. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 3th, 2020 at 4:56 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
10°C
A few clouds

Amenities: In the hub of downtown sits Lithia Park, Ashland's crown jewel. Lithia is a 93-acre vista of emerald lawns, tennis courts, a sand-pit volleyball court, picnic areas, colorful landscaping and playground equipment. This location is at the top of the park and contains a swimming reservoir on Ashland Creek that is very popular during the hot summer months.

Always check beach for current safety postings and City of Ashland Parks & Recreation website for official news: http://www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=17431

Hours: Dawn to Dark

Directions: From Interstate 5 take exit 19 and follow signs toward downtown Ashland, turn right onto Granite St, follow Granite St till it turns to gravel and go another few hundred yards, the reservoir will be on your left and parking is available past it directly ahead.

Monitoring Frequency

Granite St. Swimming Reservoir, Lithia Park, Ashland is sampled weekly from May 1st from October 1st.

Source Information

Water samples are collected by Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers and our Water Quality intern processes and tests the samples 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 contactYELLOW = 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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