Cutface Creek Wayside Resort

Grand Portage, Minnesota

This sandy beach is one of the most popular of Minnesota’s Lake Superior Beaches. Found in Good Harbor Bay, Cutface Creek Wayside Resort offers benches, picnic tables, and a picnic area for those looking to sit down and relax. More active beachgoers can take advantage of the trails and walking paths or the pet exercise area. The beach is easily accessible by car, with paved, handicap, and large vehicle parking.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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

Cutface Creek Wayside Resort is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 17th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Minnesota Department of Health samples beaches weekly from May to September. When sample results are reported on the Beach Monitoring Program website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

All recreational public beaches in Minnesota are tested weekly, typically from Memorial Day to Labor Day. High priority beaches may be monitored twice a week during the swimming season. Popular kayaking and canoe areas are also monitored during May and September-October. Minnesota beaches are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days exceeds 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Cutface Creek Wayside Resort

Grand Portage, Minnesota

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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:   

This sandy beach is one of the most popular of Minnesota’s Lake Superior Beaches. Found in Good Harbor Bay, Cutface Creek Wayside Resort offers benches, picnic tables, and a picnic area for those looking to sit down and relax. More active beachgoers can take advantage of the trails and walking paths or the pet exercise area. The beach is easily accessible by car, with paved, handicap, and large vehicle parking.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Cutface Creek Wayside Resort is sampled weekly from June 1st to September 17th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Minnesota Department of Health samples beaches weekly from May to September. When sample results are reported on the Beach Monitoring Program website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

All recreational public beaches in Minnesota are tested weekly, typically from Memorial Day to Labor Day. High priority beaches may be monitored twice a week during the swimming season. Popular kayaking and canoe areas are also monitored during May and September-October. Minnesota beaches are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days exceeds 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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