Algonquin Provincial Park - Whitefish Group Campground

Nippissing, Ontario
Administrado por Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Whitefish Group Campground beach is located on Whitefish Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park. As its name suggests, this lake is an outstanding spot to fish! Algonquin is famous for its Brook and Lake Trout, however it is home to 52 other species of fish. This beach is located on one of the least developed campgrounds in Algonquin park, although running water, vault toilets and parking are available. What makes this beach special is it is primarily used by organized groups of youth (ages 5-17) and special groups. However, in July Whitefish beach can be enjoyed by everyone during Algonquin’s Family fishing weekend! Pets are not permitted. No lifeguards, water safety is your responsibility. Life Jacket Lending Program available.

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Agosto 27th, 2018. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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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MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled semanalmente from 15 Junio to 14 Septiembre

SOURCE INFORMATION

Ontario Parks samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August (weather permitting). However, some Parks do not begin sampling until mid June due to factors such as water temperature.

Ontario Parks beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 1 to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Beaches are typically tested early in the week, on Monday or Tuesday. Samples are processed at provincial labs and therefore processing times vary from park to park, depending on location.

Beach postings may occur anytime during the bathing season. As part of the routine
monitoring program of public beaches, beach postings may be required where
exceedance of recreational water quality levels and other environmental data supports the need for posting. Beaches are posted when the geometric mean of the samples collected exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

If the recreational water quality at a swim site meets this standard it is given a GREEN current status in Swim Guide.

If the recreational water quality at a swim site exceeds this standard it is given a RED current status in Swim Guide.

When water quality exceeds the recreational water quality standards, Ontario Parks posts alerts on their website. Beaches are also physically posted with a sign. Ontario Parks re-samples water that has exceeded the standard as soon as possible.

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper enters water quality test results into Swim Guide according to the actual date the sample was taken. Each Ontario Park typically samples its beaches on the same day every week (or month). Ontario Parks has provided us with the sample collection schedule (Mon-Sun) for Ontario Parks' beaches they monitor. We enter water quality data for Ontario Parks according to their sample collection schedule.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Algonquin Provincial Park - Whitefish Group Campground

Nippissing, Ontario
Administrado por Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Agosto 27th, 2018. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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:   

Whitefish Group Campground beach is located on Whitefish Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park. As its name suggests, this lake is an outstanding spot to fish! Algonquin is famous for its Brook and Lake Trout, however it is home to 52 other species of fish. This beach is located on one of the least developed campgrounds in Algonquin park, although running water, vault toilets and parking are available. What makes this beach special is it is primarily used by organized groups of youth (ages 5-17) and special groups. However, in July Whitefish beach can be enjoyed by everyone during Algonquin’s Family fishing weekend! Pets are not permitted. No lifeguards, water safety is your responsibility. Life Jacket Lending Program available.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled semanalmente from 15 Junio to 14 Septiembre

SOURCE INFORMATION

Ontario Parks samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August (weather permitting). However, some Parks do not begin sampling until mid June due to factors such as water temperature.

Ontario Parks beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 1 to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Beaches are typically tested early in the week, on Monday or Tuesday. Samples are processed at provincial labs and therefore processing times vary from park to park, depending on location.

Beach postings may occur anytime during the bathing season. As part of the routine
monitoring program of public beaches, beach postings may be required where
exceedance of recreational water quality levels and other environmental data supports the need for posting. Beaches are posted when the geometric mean of the samples collected exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

If the recreational water quality at a swim site meets this standard it is given a GREEN current status in Swim Guide.

If the recreational water quality at a swim site exceeds this standard it is given a RED current status in Swim Guide.

When water quality exceeds the recreational water quality standards, Ontario Parks posts alerts on their website. Beaches are also physically posted with a sign. Ontario Parks re-samples water that has exceeded the standard as soon as possible.

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper enters water quality test results into Swim Guide according to the actual date the sample was taken. Each Ontario Park typically samples its beaches on the same day every week (or month). Ontario Parks has provided us with the sample collection schedule (Mon-Sun) for Ontario Parks' beaches they monitor. We enter water quality data for Ontario Parks according to their sample collection schedule.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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