South Bass Island

Put-in-Bay, Ohio

South Bass Island Beach features a picnic shelter, launch ramp, fishing pier, and a stone beach. There is a campground nearby with restrooms and shower facilities. Bring your skates and ice fishing gear if you’re visiting in the winter.

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 August 10th, 2020. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 11th, 2020 at 11:13 AM.
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Current Weather
19°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

South Bass Island is sampled weekly from June 10th to August 30th.

Source Information

Ohio County Health Departments sample most beaches from Memorial Day weekend to Labour Day weekend. Beaches on Lake Erie are sampled on a daily - weekly schedule depending on the beach. Swim Guide checks the Ohio BeachGuard System daily for E. coli postings and the Ohio EPA Harmful Algae Bloom advisory website for postings. http://epa.ohio.gov/habalgae.aspx

A beach is marked Green when a single sample shows enterococci counts below 235 units/ 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when a single sample shows enterococci counts above 200 units/ 100 ml or when Harmful Algae Blooms are confirmed at the beach.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

Water Quality Graph

South Bass Island

Put-in-Bay, Ohio

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 August 10th, 2020. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 11th, 2020 at 11:13 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
19°C
Clear and sunny

South Bass Island Beach features a picnic shelter, launch ramp, fishing pier, and a stone beach. There is a campground nearby with restrooms and shower facilities. Bring your skates and ice fishing gear if you’re visiting in the winter.

Monitoring Frequency

South Bass Island is sampled weekly from June 10th to August 30th.

Source Information

Ohio County Health Departments sample most beaches from Memorial Day weekend to Labour Day weekend. Beaches on Lake Erie are sampled on a daily - weekly schedule depending on the beach. Swim Guide checks the Ohio BeachGuard System daily for E. coli postings and the Ohio EPA Harmful Algae Bloom advisory website for postings. http://epa.ohio.gov/habalgae.aspx

A beach is marked Green when a single sample shows enterococci counts below 235 units/ 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when a single sample shows enterococci counts above 200 units/ 100 ml or when Harmful Algae Blooms are confirmed at the beach.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

Water Quality Graph

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