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Morris-Erickson, Otter Lake, Pine Point & Round Lake beaches open

The Chippewa County Public Health department samples the county park beaches on a bi-monthly basis
throughout the summer season.  County Parks include Round Lake, Long Lake, Otter Lake, and Lake Holcombe.Chippewa County Beach Locations 

Round Lake County Park opens Memorial Day Weekend.  All other parks open on Friday, May 5th, 2017.

Current Beach Information

County Park Name
Date of Testing
Water Quality
Morris-Erickson 08/28/2017
Good
Otter Lake
08/28/2017
Good
Pine Point
08/15/2017
Good
Round Lake
08/28/2017
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

 

Environmental Protection Agency Water Quality Standards:

Green - Standard Posting                  <235 = Blue

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      235-1000 = Yellow                        >1000 = Red

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Safe practices for swimming at any public beach or river include:

  1. Towel off immediately after swimming

  2. Swim in water away from shore if possible

  3. Avoid swimming in areas where snails accumulate

  4. Do not encourage birds to stay near swimming areas by feeding them.

  5. Shower and wash hands with soap and warm water after contact.

Ingestion of water contaminated with fecal bacteria can cause fever, diarrhea, and vomiting.  If you experience these symptoms after swimming, please contact your physician.

To report a possible water quality concern, please contact Public Health at (715) 726-7900 or email  health@co.chippewa.wi.us.  To report a beach safety concern, please contact the Facilities & Parks Division at (715) 726-7882 or email CCcamping@co.chippewa.wi.us.