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 July 17th, 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) 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. Samples are not collected for the week of Christmas nor Mardi Gras.

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). Full weekly results can be reviewed at: https://saveourlake.org/lpbf-programs/water-quality/weekly-data-report/

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

• For sampling sites along the lake, Enterococci geometric mean density shall not exceed 35 colonies/100 mL and no more than 10 percent of the individual samples in the data set shall exceed 130 enterococci colonies/100 mL, for the period of May 1 to October 31; and

• For all sampling sites along the lake, 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


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

• When sampling locations along the lake exceeds the Enterococci geometric mean of 35 colonies/100 mL or 10 percent of the individual samples in the data set exceed 130 enterococci colonies/100 mL, for the period of May 1 to October 31; and

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


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 July 17th, 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) 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. Samples are not collected for the week of Christmas nor Mardi Gras.

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). Full weekly results can be reviewed at: https://saveourlake.org/lpbf-programs/water-quality/weekly-data-report/

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

• For sampling sites along the lake, Enterococci geometric mean density shall not exceed 35 colonies/100 mL and no more than 10 percent of the individual samples in the data set shall exceed 130 enterococci colonies/100 mL, for the period of May 1 to October 31; and

• For all sampling sites along the lake, 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


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

• When sampling locations along the lake exceeds the Enterococci geometric mean of 35 colonies/100 mL or 10 percent of the individual samples in the data set exceed 130 enterococci colonies/100 mL, for the period of May 1 to October 31; and

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


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

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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