Straits State Park

Moran, Michigan

This state park is located on Church Street, in the City of St. Ignace, Michigan, south of US-2, and is a perfect spot for swimming, hiking, camping or simply enjoying the breathtaking views of the Mackinac Bridge. While at the park, make sure to check out the Father Marquette Memorial, which tells the story of the meeting of French and Native American cultures in the 17th-century. Ferries to Mackinac Island, a featured attraction of the area, can be found just a ½ mile from the park. Visitors can stay overnight in one of the 255 modern camping facilities complete with fire rings, picnic tables and electricity. Additional facilities include four modern toilet buildings with showers, two sanitation stations and a playground.

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
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  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Monitoring Frequency

Straits State Park is not sampled

Source Information

Recreational public beaches in Michigan are tested several times a week, typically from May to September. Officially, the water is tested for recreational standards from May 1 to October 31.

The Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality uses guidance provided by the EPA to develop ambient standards for E. coli. E. coli standards for water used for total body contact recreation are provided in the Michigan Public Health Code and Rule 323.1062(1) of the Part 4.

A beach is marked Green the geometric mean of 3 samples collected at the same time is under 300 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days is under 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 3 samples collected at the same time exceeds 300 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days exceeds 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

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Straits State Park

Moran, Michigan

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
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

This state park is located on Church Street, in the City of St. Ignace, Michigan, south of US-2, and is a perfect spot for swimming, hiking, camping or simply enjoying the breathtaking views of the Mackinac Bridge. While at the park, make sure to check out the Father Marquette Memorial, which tells the story of the meeting of French and Native American cultures in the 17th-century. Ferries to Mackinac Island, a featured attraction of the area, can be found just a ½ mile from the park. Visitors can stay overnight in one of the 255 modern camping facilities complete with fire rings, picnic tables and electricity. Additional facilities include four modern toilet buildings with showers, two sanitation stations and a playground.

Monitoring Frequency

Straits State Park is not sampled

Source Information

Recreational public beaches in Michigan are tested several times a week, typically from May to September. Officially, the water is tested for recreational standards from May 1 to October 31.

The Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality uses guidance provided by the EPA to develop ambient standards for E. coli. E. coli standards for water used for total body contact recreation are provided in the Michigan Public Health Code and Rule 323.1062(1) of the Part 4.

A beach is marked Green the geometric mean of 3 samples collected at the same time is under 300 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days is under 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 3 samples collected at the same time exceeds 300 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days exceeds 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

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