Baby Bear Creek at Bear Creek Park Playground, Medford

Medford, Oregon

BEAR CREEK PARK is in south Medford bordered by Bear Creek, Siskiyou Blvd., and Highland Dr., and has a playground, little league fields, an off-leash dog area, a BMX track, large turf areas, an outdoor performing amphitheater, a skatepark, various barbecue areas, tennis courts, and restroom facilities.

Baby Bear Creek is the name of the small creek that flows near the playground. Children and other park users commonly come in contact with the surface water at this small and inviting stream. Use caution as this creek is impacted by urban uses.

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
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 2nd, 2020. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 2nd, 2020 at 3:08 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Baby Bear Creek at Bear Creek Park Playground, Medford is sampled weekly from June 2nd to September 25th.

Source Information

Water samples are collected by Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers and our Water Quality intern tests them 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 contact
YELLOW = 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

Baby Bear Creek at Bear Creek Park Playground, Medford

Medford, Oregon

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
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 2nd, 2020. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 2nd, 2020 at 3:08 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

BEAR CREEK PARK is in south Medford bordered by Bear Creek, Siskiyou Blvd., and Highland Dr., and has a playground, little league fields, an off-leash dog area, a BMX track, large turf areas, an outdoor performing amphitheater, a skatepark, various barbecue areas, tennis courts, and restroom facilities.

Baby Bear Creek is the name of the small creek that flows near the playground. Children and other park users commonly come in contact with the surface water at this small and inviting stream. Use caution as this creek is impacted by urban uses.

Monitoring Frequency

Baby Bear Creek at Bear Creek Park Playground, Medford is sampled weekly from June 2nd to September 25th.

Source Information

Water samples are collected by Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers and our Water Quality intern tests them 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 contact
YELLOW = 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

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