Bacteria levels high at some local beaches

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Garnet Graham Park Beach in Fenelon Falls- POSTED

KAWARTHA LAKES-A number of public beaches in the City of Kawartha Lakes and area have been posted as unsafe for swimming.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit provides weekly beach testing results for the City of Kawartha Lakes during the summer months.

Postings are based on the most recent test results from the provincial lab in Peterborough for water samples taken from these beaches.

Beaches marked as ‘OPEN‘ are considered within the acceptable levels as set out in the Ontario government’s Beach Management Protocol.

Beaches marked ‘POSTED” indicate bacterial levels in the water are higher than those considered acceptable as set out in the Ontario government’s Beach Management  Protocol, making them unsafe for bathing.

Bexley Township Area

Blanchard’s Road Beach – OPEN

Bobcaygeon Area

Beach Park – POSTED

Riverview Beach Park  – POSTED

Eldon Township Area

Centennial Park West  – OPEN

Emily/Omemee Area

Omemee Beach – POSTED

Fenelon Falls Area

Birch Point – OPEN

Bond Street – POSTED

Sturgeon Point Beach – OPEN

Laxton Township Area

Head Lake – OPEN

Norland Bathing Area – OPEN

Mariposa Township Area

Valentia Beach (aka Sandbar Beach) – OPEN

Somerville Township Area

Burnt River Beach – Somerville – OPEN

Burnt River Four Mile Lake  – OPEN

Verulam Township Area

Centennial Beach  – OPEN

Verulam Recreational Park – OPEN


For more information, contact a Public Health Inspector toll-free at 1-866-888-4577.