Illinois River at Iron Ring Picnic Area

Selma, Oregon

This day-use site is located adjacent to the clear waters of the Illinois River, and has parking to accommodate 3 vehicles for the 2 day-use sites.
It's a lovely and remote day-use area with good water quality.

Facilities
No picnic tables
No fire pit
No drinking water
Vault toilet
No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

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

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 1st, 2019. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 1st, 2019 at 5:28 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Illinois River at Iron Ring Picnic Area is sampled bi-weekly from June 1st from October 1st.

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 contactYELLOW = 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

Illinois River at Iron Ring Picnic Area

Selma, Oregon

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 1st, 2019. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 1st, 2019 at 5:28 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

This day-use site is located adjacent to the clear waters of the Illinois River, and has parking to accommodate 3 vehicles for the 2 day-use sites.
It's a lovely and remote day-use area with good water quality.

Facilities
No picnic tables
No fire pit
No drinking water
Vault toilet
No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

Monitoring Frequency

Illinois River at Iron Ring Picnic Area is sampled bi-weekly from June 1st from October 1st.

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 contactYELLOW = 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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