Beach Conditions

Beach Water Condition Temp Sample Date
 Alford Park Good 72 08/21/19
 Eichelman Beach Good 73 08/21/19
 Pennoyer Park Good 72 08/21/19
 Simmons Island Park Good 73 08/21/19
 Southport Park Good 73 08/21/19
 Silver Lake (Cogswell) Good   08/21/19
 Old Settlers Good   08/19/19
 Hoag Park Good   08/19/19
 PHLA (Diving Board) Good 08/19/19
 Lily Lake Good   08/19/19
 North Shore Association Good 08/19/19
 Sunset Beach Good   08/05/19
 Lance Park Good   08/19/19
 Musial Beach Good   08/05/19
 Lucille Beach Good   08/05/19
 Center Lake Good   08/19/19
 Rock Lake Good   08/07/19
 Lake Shangri La (220th Ct) Good   08/19/19
 Lake Shangri La (Bristol) Good   08/05/19
 Camp Lake Good   08/19/19
 Silver Lake (Main) Good   08/19/19
 Lake George (103rd) Good   08/05/19
 Lake George (101st) Good   08/05/19
 Prairie Shores Good  73 08/21/19
 PHLA Good
 Hooker Boat Launch
Good   08/19/19
 Cross Lake Good   08/05/19
 Lake Russo Good 08/06/19
Testing the Lake Michigan Beaches in Kenosha
The Racine Health Department collects samples and tests for the Lake Michigan beaches.  These results are given to the Kenosha County Division of Health, who are responsible for managing the beaches.  The signage is changed when needed, based on the E.coli levels for the six Lake Michigan beaches. 

Testing Kenosha County Inland Beaches

The Kenosha County Division of Health is responsible for testing inland county beaches that are requested  to be tested by a town, municipality, or other managing body for inland lakes.  The list of beaches and their conditions are posted here on the Kenosha County's website or you can call the Laboratory for direct results. 

Testing Frequency

Beach water quality is tested from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The Lake Michigan beaches are tested at different frequencies.  Eichelman and Simmons are medium priority beaches and are tested 3 times a week.  Alford, Pennoyer, Southport and Prairie Shores are low priority and are tested 2 times a week.  If the water is contaminated at any one of the beaches, those beaches are tested daily until the E.coli level returns to below the standard of 235 E.coli/100 mL of sample.

Inland county beaches that are requested to be tested are either tested weekly or monthly, depending on the decision of the body making the request.