Cheat Lake at Millstone Point Beach

Morgantown, West Virginia

Millstone Point Beach is a natural swimming beach located on the northeast end of Cheat Lake and is accessed via the Cheat Lake Trail. The beach is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. The swimming area closes at sunset.

Cheat Lake Park hosts a variety of activities with a handicapped accessible walking trail, fishing platforms, children's playground, picnic area with restrooms, and even a fish cleaning station! The swimming beach was opened in 2011 by Cheat Lake Environment and Recreation Association (CLEAR) and is managed by the operator of the Lake Lynn Dam.

Directions: From the Cheat Lake exit on I-68, follow the signs for State Route 857 and turn left onto the highway. Then turn left onto Morgans Run Road. Be careful, as the road is narrow. Morgans Run Road ends at the Cheat Lake Trail's main parking area.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Friends of the Cheat 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

Cheat Lake at Millstone Point Beach is sampled monthly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Friends of the Cheat staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality in this region. Friends of the Cheat monitors river recreation sites of the Cheat River.

Sites are monitored for E. coli and total coliform as well as temperature, pH, and conductivity.

Bacteriological samples are analyzed using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 method through a partnership between Friends of the Cheat, Dr. Dorothy Vesper's Lab, and the Institute of Water Security and Science at West Virginia University. Funds to purchase the IDEXX system were provided by The Appalachian Freshwater Initiative, supported by the National Science Foundation under Award Number 1458952.

Samples are collected throughout the year. Water is monitored twice per month during peak river recreation months (April – September) and once per month during the off season (October – March).
Samples are generally collected on Wednesdays and results are posted on Fridays.

Advisory issued when E. coli concentration is greater than 410 CFU/100 mL.
A beach is Green when E.coli is less than 410 CFU/100 mL.
A beach is Red when E.coli is equal to or more than 410 CFU/100 mL

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Cheat Lake at Millstone Point Beach

Morgantown, West Virginia

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Friends of the Cheat 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:   

Millstone Point Beach is a natural swimming beach located on the northeast end of Cheat Lake and is accessed via the Cheat Lake Trail. The beach is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. The swimming area closes at sunset.

Cheat Lake Park hosts a variety of activities with a handicapped accessible walking trail, fishing platforms, children's playground, picnic area with restrooms, and even a fish cleaning station! The swimming beach was opened in 2011 by Cheat Lake Environment and Recreation Association (CLEAR) and is managed by the operator of the Lake Lynn Dam.

Directions: From the Cheat Lake exit on I-68, follow the signs for State Route 857 and turn left onto the highway. Then turn left onto Morgans Run Road. Be careful, as the road is narrow. Morgans Run Road ends at the Cheat Lake Trail's main parking area.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Cheat Lake at Millstone Point Beach is sampled monthly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Friends of the Cheat staff, interns, and volunteers monitor water quality in this region. Friends of the Cheat monitors river recreation sites of the Cheat River.

Sites are monitored for E. coli and total coliform as well as temperature, pH, and conductivity.

Bacteriological samples are analyzed using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 method through a partnership between Friends of the Cheat, Dr. Dorothy Vesper's Lab, and the Institute of Water Security and Science at West Virginia University. Funds to purchase the IDEXX system were provided by The Appalachian Freshwater Initiative, supported by the National Science Foundation under Award Number 1458952.

Samples are collected throughout the year. Water is monitored twice per month during peak river recreation months (April – September) and once per month during the off season (October – March).
Samples are generally collected on Wednesdays and results are posted on Fridays.

Advisory issued when E. coli concentration is greater than 410 CFU/100 mL.
A beach is Green when E.coli is less than 410 CFU/100 mL.
A beach is Red when E.coli is equal to or more than 410 CFU/100 mL

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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