Lake Michigan Beaches

Lake County has 11 swimming beaches located on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Lake County Health Department monitors the lake conditions and tests the water for E. coli 4 days a week (from Memorial Day through Labor Day).

If water samples come back high for E. coli (235 E. coli/100ml), the management body for the bathing beach is notified and a sign is posted indicating the beach closure.

The number of beaches closed due to elevated E. coli counts has decreased since 2008.
Advised Beach Closings_2003_2015


LCHD Lakes Management Unit 2003-2015