Fontainebleau Beach Pier

Mandeville, Louisiana

Located in Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, Louisiana, this site is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Lake Pontchartrain basin. Fontainebleau State Park is surrounded on three sides by water: Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou Cane, and Bayou Castine. The state originally named the park Tchefuncte State Park and Conservation Reservation, after the Tchefuncte River. The park is 2,800 acres (1,100 ha) in size and was once the site of a sugar cane plantation and brickyard.

The park has cabin rentals and RV access, miles of hiking and nature trails, picnic and playground area, and the beach and fishing pier.

It is accessible all year long through the State park, which requires admission.

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on February 12th, 2019. Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation 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

Fontainebleau Beach Pier is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) staff monitors water quality at sites in the Lake Pontchartrain region. Sampling is conducted year-round, and samples are usually collected on Tuesdays and reported Fridays. In the event of severe weather or holiday, samples may be collected on Wednesdays.

Water samples are analysed at all sites for or Fecal coliform and Enterococcus. Water physiochemical parameters are also collected as field measurements (Dissolved Oxygen (DO), water temperature, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), conductivity, and salinity (parts per thousand). LPBF utilizes the fecal coliform bacterial criteria for Primary Contact Recreation (PCR).

Water samples are collected weekly, and results are posted after review of the lab results are available and data entry. Results are also posted to LPBF’s website at www.saveourlake.org.

A location will be marked Green when the following conditions are met:

For all sampling sites, no more than 25 percent of the total samples collected on a monthly or near-monthly basis shall exceed a fecal coliform density of 2,000/100 mL, from Nov 1 to April 30; or

For the period of May 1 to October 31st, fecal coliform will be used and no more than 25 percent of the total samples collected on a monthly or near-monthly basis shall exceed a fecal coliform density of 400 colonies/100 mL.

A location will be marked Red when the following conditions are met:

When sampling locations exceed a fecal coliform density of 2,000/100 mL, from Nov 1 to April 30; or

When a fecal coliform sample density exceeds 400 colonies/100mL from May 1 to October 31.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Fontainebleau Beach Pier

Mandeville, Louisiana

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on February 12th, 2019. Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation 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:   

Located in Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, Louisiana, this site is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Lake Pontchartrain basin. Fontainebleau State Park is surrounded on three sides by water: Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou Cane, and Bayou Castine. The state originally named the park Tchefuncte State Park and Conservation Reservation, after the Tchefuncte River. The park is 2,800 acres (1,100 ha) in size and was once the site of a sugar cane plantation and brickyard.

The park has cabin rentals and RV access, miles of hiking and nature trails, picnic and playground area, and the beach and fishing pier.

It is accessible all year long through the State park, which requires admission.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Fontainebleau Beach Pier is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) staff monitors water quality at sites in the Lake Pontchartrain region. Sampling is conducted year-round, and samples are usually collected on Tuesdays and reported Fridays. In the event of severe weather or holiday, samples may be collected on Wednesdays.

Water samples are analysed at all sites for or Fecal coliform and Enterococcus. Water physiochemical parameters are also collected as field measurements (Dissolved Oxygen (DO), water temperature, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), conductivity, and salinity (parts per thousand). LPBF utilizes the fecal coliform bacterial criteria for Primary Contact Recreation (PCR).

Water samples are collected weekly, and results are posted after review of the lab results are available and data entry. Results are also posted to LPBF’s website at www.saveourlake.org.

A location will be marked Green when the following conditions are met:

For all sampling sites, no more than 25 percent of the total samples collected on a monthly or near-monthly basis shall exceed a fecal coliform density of 2,000/100 mL, from Nov 1 to April 30; or

For the period of May 1 to October 31st, fecal coliform will be used and no more than 25 percent of the total samples collected on a monthly or near-monthly basis shall exceed a fecal coliform density of 400 colonies/100 mL.

A location will be marked Red when the following conditions are met:

When sampling locations exceed a fecal coliform density of 2,000/100 mL, from Nov 1 to April 30; or

When a fecal coliform sample density exceeds 400 colonies/100mL from May 1 to October 31.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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