We monitor water quality at beaches from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Check conditions before going in the water, avoid contact with blue-green algae, and stay out of the water if signs posted "closed for swimming."
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we test water at the beaches below. We test for E. Coli bacteria to protect swimmers and other recreational water users. If a water test is concerning, the beach will close for swimming until levels of E. Coli bacteria go down.
Safety and the bacteriological quality of the water at the area beaches are checked frequently throughout the season in La Crosse County. When the concentration of fecal coliform (e-coli) in the water sample collected exceeds acceptable standards, the beach is posted with either a "Warning" or it is "Closed." The current status of the beaches is listed below. If the results are not current, you can call 785-9872 for more information.
Beach Count Values:
Sampling is done for the season. We monitor water quality at beaches from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
|Black River Beach||X||X|
|Goose Island Beach||X||X|
|Bluebird Springs Campground||X||X|
|Whispering Pines Campground||X||X|
|Lake Neshonoc Swarthout Park||X||X|
For information on the Beach Monitoring and Assessments coordinated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, click here: Beach Monitoring and Assessments | | Wisconsin DNR
Know Before You Go
Often when one beach is closed for swimming, others are open. Check before you head out the door.
Health Department Office Location
2nd Floor, 300 4th St. N.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Main Business Phone: 608-785-9872
Email: [email protected]
In a public health emergency call 911
WI Relay Service and Interpretation Services Available
Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday; some service hours may vary