Great Lakes beach list with monitoring priorities –
2012 and 2013 update

As part of Wisconsin’s implementation of the EPA’s Beach Act, each public beach along the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior coastline had to be identified and given a priority for monitoring for bacteria. Priorities attempt to balance the risks associated with bacterial contamination at the beach with the costs associated with monitoring. This list identifies the beaches that are covered by the Beach Act, their location, priority, length, and whether or not they are monitored.

Note for 2013: The monitoring program has been affected by the Federal budget sequester. Low priority beaches that have been monitored in the past may not be monitored this year or the monitoring frequency may be reduced. Consult the Beach Health webpage [exit DNR] for current conditions.

Beaches that are inaccessible or closed to the public have been assigned a priority of "NA." Changes from the previous list have been highlighted. This list reflects changes made at the beginning of 2012 with red text identifying updated information from 2011.

County DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
Ashland
Bayview Park Ashland 02–001 WI883392 Yes Medium Ashland 46.602981 –90.864255 513 156
Big Bay State Park 02–002 WI937015 Yes Low La Pointe 46.807689 –90.676040 7377 2249
Big Bay Town Park 02–003 WI985506 Yes Low La Pointe 46.818810 –90.674545 1184 361
Casper Rd 02–004 WI415576 Yes Low La Pointe 46.752594 –90.783097 213 65
Kreher Park 02–005 WI664128 Yes Medium Ashland 46.597553 –90.880955 895 273
La Pointe Memorial 02–006 WI492046 Yes Low La Pointe 46.775075 –90.784048 355 108
Maslowski 02–007 WI134911 Yes Medium Ashland 46.583436 –90.920753 1431 436
Totals 11968 3648
Bayfield
Bark Bay 04–001 WI612731 Yes Low Herbster 46.850370 –91.194796 6318 1926
Bono Creek Boat Launch 04–002 WI863673 Yes Low Washburn 46.636889 –90.921087 261 80
Broad St 04–003 WI092383 Yes Low Bayfield 46.807652 –90.817177 118 36
Herbster 04–004 WI104571 Yes Low Herbster 46.836378 –91.257477 7891 2405
Highway 13 Wayside 04–005 WI226688 No Low Port Wing 46.756953 –91.513358 483 147
Little Sand Bay 04–019 WI665352 Yes Low Sand Bay 46.947383 –90.888579 1430 436
Memorial Bayfield 04–006 WI627331 Yes Low Bayfield 46.810754 –90.813249 107 33
Memorial Park Washburn 04–007 WI928596 Yes Low Washburn 46.675142 –90.881212 321 98
Port Wing East 04–008 WI159171 Yes Low Port Wing 46.793709 –91.369704 3306 1008
Port Wing West 04–009 WI347339 Yes Low Port Wing 46.790146 –91.392301 4143 1263
River Loop Rd 04–010 WI887162 No Low Port Wing 46.767921 –91.484374 167 51
Sioux River North 04–011 WI728716 Yes Low Washburn 46.747943 –90.884065 921 281
Sioux River South 04–012 WI666189 Yes Low Washburn 46.737404 –90.878137 5984 1824
Siskiwit 04–013 WI197157 Yes Low Cornucopia 46.859513 –91.099986 1626 496
Thompson West End Park 04–014 WI275933 Yes Low Washburn 46.665736 –90.904887 340 104
Washburn Marina 04–015 WI981381 Yes Low Washburn 46.669949 –90.885994 299 91
Washburn Walking Trail (aka BAB) 04–016 WI437149 Yes Low Washburn 46.667776 –90.894063 338 103
Washington Ave 04–017 WI984993 Yes Low Bayfield 46.812744 –90.811979 555 169
Wikdal Memorial Boat Launch 04–018 WI151032 Yes Low Washburn 46.666391 –90.902033 216 55
Totals 34824 10606
Brown DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
Bay Beach 05–007 WI851239 No NA Green Bay 44.532323 –87.979327 1478 450
Bayshore Park 05–001 WI740597 Yes Low Green Bay 44.638019 –87.798132 1957 596
Communiversity Park 05–002 WI403290 Yes Low Green Bay 44.536367 –87.928638 1396 426
Joliet Park 05–009 WI488049 No Low Bay Settlement (Green Bay) 44.551648 –87.914694 1134 346
Long Tail Point (North and South) 05–008 WI477262 Yes Low Green Bay 44.602349 –87.988292 1372 418
Riverside Dr 05–003 WI744516 No Low Suamico 44.630729 –88.009550 103 31
Town of Scott Park 05–004 WI268522 No Low Dyckesville 44.619864 –87.855215 90 27
Van Lanen 05–005 WI405669 No Low Wequiock (Green Bay) 44.567499 –87.902810 67 20
Volks Landing Boat Launch 05–006 WI851821 No Low Dyckesville 44.618689 –87.842968 115 35
Totals 7712 2349
Door DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
Anclam Park 15–001 WI501955 Yes Medium Baileys Harbor 45.058648 –87.124176 53 16
Arrowhead Ln 15–002 WI648903 No Low Sturgeon Bay 44.861068 –87.234243 180 55
Bailey Harbor Ridges Park 15–003 WI914897 Yes High Baileys Harbor 45.069692 –87.118089 465 142
Bittersweet Ln 15–004 WI454590 No Low Sturgeon Bay 44.858631 –87.240363 183 56
Braunsdorf 15–005 WI982339 No Low Claybanks 44.690404 –87.362476 590 180
Chippewa Dr 15–006 WI822170 No Low Sturgeon Bay 44.812447 –87.289572 102 31
Clay Banks #1 15–007 WI722618 Yes Low Claybanks 44.708997 –87.349552 897 273
Clay Banks #2 15–008 WI198915 No Low Claybanks 44.759302 –87.327711 3318 1011
Cliff View Dr 15–009 WI571574 No Low Sturgeon Bay 44.878856 –87.456899 52 16
County Rd TT 15–010 WI509669 No Low Sturgeon Bay 44.835191 –87.275291 79 24
Deer Path Ln 15–011 WI690474 No Low Sturgeon Bay 44.854347 –87.252123 60 18
Egg Harbor 15–013 WI421809 Yes High Egg Harbor 45.045629 –87.285905 327 100
Ellison Bay Town Park 15–014 WI797561 Yes High Ellison Bay 45.252883 –87.077576 90 27
Ephraim 15–015 WI062070 Yes High Ephraim 45.150127 –87.175032 287 87
Europe Bay #1 15–016 WI890519 Yes Medium Northport 45.264630 –86.983843 4214 1284
Europe Bay #2 15–017 WI186833 Yes Medium Northport 45.258868 –86.984851 474 144
Europe Bay #3 15–018 WI902641 Yes Medium Northport 45.256022 –86.984301 1588 484
Fish Creek 15–019 WI805969 Yes High Fish Creek 45.127616 –87.243212 165 50
Garrett Bay Boat Launch 15–020 WI641392 No Low Gills Rock 45.285818 –87.051135 55 17
Gislason Beach 15–012 WI218684 Yes Low Washington Island 45.340318 –86.908849 205 62
Goldenrod Ln 15–021 WI239741 No Low Sturgeon Bay 44.864296 –87.228317 52 16
Haines Park 15–022 WI826309 Yes Medium Little Sturgeon 44.855007 –87.504379 60 18
Hemlock Ln 15–023 WI458895 No Low Sturgeon Bay 44.856369 –87.246518 176 54
Isle View Rd 15–024 WI201331 No Low Northport 45.281932 –86.972125 57 17
Jackson Harbor Ridges 15–055 WI171560 Yes Low Jacksonport 45.397045 –86.851861 637 194
Kickapoo Dr 15–025 WI868378 No Low Sturgeon Bay 44.805516 –87.303521 100 30
Lakeshore Dr Door 15–026 WI279186 No Low Jacksonport 44.961148 –87.188382 36 11
Lakeside Park 15–027 WI160438 Yes Medium Jacksonport 44.977959 –87.183168 158 48
Lily Bay Boat Launch 15–029 WI898745 Yes Low Sturgeon Bay 44.849872 –87.262741 175 53
Murphy Park 15–030 WI641986 Yes High Egg Harbor 45.015403 –87.332249 308 94
Newport Bay 15–031 WI997969 Yes High Northport 45.235439 –86.986046 2849 868
Nicolet 15–033 WI512106 Yes High Fish Creek 45.165536 –87.223493 944 288
Otumba Park 15–034 WI873897 Yes High Sturgeon Bay 44.830916 –87.388879 166 51
Pebble Beach Rd Door 15–035 WI309537 No Low Sister Bay 45.184880 –87.151333 39 12
Percy Johnson Memorial Park 15–036 WI160996 Yes Low Washington Island 45.363519 –86.864459 495 151
Portage Park 15–054 WI757225 Yes Medium Sturgeon Bay 44.799753 –87.306860 1756 535
Potawatomi State Park #1 15–037 WI527029 No Low Sturgeon Bay 44.857495 –87.404373 259 79
Potawatomi State Park #2 15–038 WI111056 No Low Sturgeon Bay 44.864043 –87.411208 838 255
Rock Island State Park 15–039 WI338621 Yes Low Rock Island 45.407366 –86.820620 1948 594
Sand Bay #1 15–040 WI176829 Yes Medium Little Sturgeon 44.856508 –87.498166 70 21
Sand Bay #2 15–041 WI607192 No Low Little Sturgeon 44.864543 –87.502316 65 20
Sand Cove 15–042 WI155253 No Low Northport 45.228979 –86.983043 713 217
Sand Dune 15–043 WI247871 Yes Low Washington Island 45.336834 –86.897966 221 67
Sandy Bay Town Park 15–044 WI282701 Yes Medium Rowleys Bay 45.212121 –87.039940 354 108
School House 15–045 WI584728 Yes Low Washington Island 45.398349 –86.928092 607 185
Sister Bay 15–046 WI847906 Yes High Sister Bay 45.189970 –87.121745 111 34
Sturgeon Bay Canal Recreation Area 15–047 WI313701 Yes Medium Sturgeon Bay 44.792190 –87.314196 538 164
Sunset 15–048 WI845995 No Low Fish Creek 45.129069 –87.251873 159 48
Sunset Park Sturgeon Bay 15–049 WI500512 Yes High Sturgeon Bay 44.845513 –87.385885 321 98
White Pine Ln 15–050 WI320073 No Low Sturgeon Bay 44.868732 –87.223850 51 16
Whitefish Bay Boat Launch 15–051 WI587021 Yes Low Whitefish Bay 44.905689 –87.216072 186 57
Whitefish Dunes 15–052 WI872074 Yes High Whitefish Bay 44.923100 –87.192110 6495 1980
Winnebago Dr 15–053 WI201701 No Low Sturgeon Bay 44.809499 –87.295683 76 23
Totals 34404 10483
Douglas DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
Allouez Bay #1 16–001 WI349391 Yes Low Itasca (Superior) 46.702226 –92.012499 773 236
Allouez Bay #2 16–002 WI294067 Yes Low Itasca (Superior) 46.698723 –92.002164 283 86
Allouez Bay #3 16–003 WI578209 Yes Low Itasca (Superior) 46.691730 –91.987998 271 83
Amnicon River 16–004 WI545475 Yes Low Amnicon Falls 46.691584 –91.857133 1280 390
Barker Island Inner 16–005 WI887548 Yes Medium Superior 46.720237 –92.059926 47 14
Barker Island Outer 16–006 WI915457 No Low Superior 46.720637 –92.058301 629 192
Brule River State Forest #1 16–007 WI137478 Yes Low Port Wing 46.747705 –91.610760 1202 366
Brule River State Forest #2 16–008 WI750300 Yes Low Port Wing 46.746615 –91.614144 1074 327
Brule River State Forest #3 16–009 WI983384 Yes Low Port Wing 46.715171 –91.728973 1446 441
Conners Point 16–010 WI952236 No Low Superior 46.747251 –92.098018 999 304
Middle River 16–011 WI741058 Yes Low Wentworth 46.689931 –91.829281 696 212
Wisconsin Point #1 (monument) 16–012 WI888427 Yes Medium Itasca (Superior) 46.688530 –91.977810 5179 1579
Wisconsin Point #2 (Mocassin Mike) 16–013 WI669980 Yes Low Itasca (Superior) 46.681589 –91.957575 4852 1479
Wisconsin Point #3 (Dutchman Creek) 16–014 WI573145 Yes Low Itasca (Superior) 46.679855 –91.942289 2679 817
Wisconsin Point #4 (south–east of breakwater) 16–015 WI831163 Yes Low Itasca (Superior) 46.699349 –91.998136 8605 2623
Wisconsin Point #5 (lighthouse) 16–016 WI956099 Yes Low Itasca (Superior) 46.705758 –92.012250 1243 379
Totals 31258 9528
Iron DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
Oronto Bay #1 26–001 WI895483 No Low Cedar 46.572855 –90.470503 2254 687
Oronto Bay #2 26–002 WI938425 No Low Cedar 46.582163 –90.490782 2254 687
Oronto Bay #3 26–003 WI502001 No Low Cedar 46.587311 –90.500565 2254 687
Saxon Harbor East 26–004 WI157254 Yes Low Cedar 46.562226 –90.435450 1151 351
Saxon Harbor West 26–005 WI960543 Yes Low Cedar 46.562515 –90.441483 2254 687
Totals 10167 3099
Kenosha DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
Alford Park 30–001 WI371142 Yes Low Kenosha 42.613182 –87.819894 3550 1082
Eichelman Park 30–002 WI197731 Yes Medium Kenosha 42.579968 –87.813014 681 208
Lakeshore Dr Kenosha 30–003 WI277295 No Low Kenosha 42.517217 –87.811235 1807 551
Marina (aka Melissa) 30–004 WI572765 No Low Kenosha 42.500054 –87.805934 53 16
Pennoyer Park 30–005 WI130707 Yes Low Kenosha 42.604696 –87.818143 1517 462
Simmon Island Park 30–006 WI892494 Yes Medium Kenosha 42.591051 –87.813489 3057 932
Southport Park 30–007 WI400905 Yes Low Kenosha 42.562039 –87.812117 872 266
Totals 11537 3517
Kewaunee DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
9th Ave Wayside 31–001 WI241184 No Low Algoma 44.565685 –87.457753 910 277
City of Kewanee 31–002 WI620050 Yes Low Kewaunee 44.452813 –87.500709 2749 838
Cresent 31–003 WI608310 Yes Medium Algoma 44.604261 –87.437713 2830 863
Lighthouse Vista 31–004 WI901066 No Low Kewaunee 44.464642 –87.495837 212 65
Red River Park 31–005 WI633041 No Low Dyckesville 44.668287 –87.747842 324 99
Totals 7025 2142
Manitowoc DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
Fischer Creek Park 36–001 WI125039 Yes Low Cleveland 43.938224 –87.718732 5201 1585
Hika Park 36–002 WI932022 Yes Low Cleveland 43.916225 –87.723640 296 90
Lincoln Highschool 36–003 WI705121 No Low Manitowoc 44.078387 –87.655482 436 133
Maritime Dr Boat Launch 36–004 WI792119 Yes Low Manitowoc 44.100285 –87.648798 418 127
Memorial Dr Wayside Middle 36–005 WI232578 Yes Low Manitowoc 44.120808 –87.623191 1671 509
Memorial Dr Wayside North 36–006 WI136397 Yes Medium Two Rivers 44.137960 –87.583315 9153 2790
Memorial Dr Wayside South 36–007 WI422085 Yes Medium Manitowoc 44.110594 –87.639656 1397 426
Neshotah Park 36–008 WI821179 Yes Medium Two Rivers 44.149713 –87.555535 4511 1375
Point State Park Concession Stand 36–009 WI997982 Yes Medium Two Rivers 44.223644 –87.507264 3272 997
Point State Park Lakeshore Picnic Area 36–017 WI538951 Yes Medium Two Rivers 44.217703 –87.506925 2501 762
Point State Park Lighthouse Picnic Area 36–018 WI510658 Yes Medium Two Rivers 44.210742 –87.507223 2334 711
Red Arrow Manitowoc 36–010 WI012139 Yes Medium Manitowoc 44.076064 –87.655735 1436 438
Silver Creek 36–011 WI465036 No Low Manitowoc 44.061174 –87.653431 1437 438
Two Creek Boat Launch 36–012 WI350293 No Low Two Creeks 44.307391 –87.544903 3335 1017
University 36–013 WI564320 No Low Manitowoc 44.064616 –87.653581 1275 389
Warm Water 36–014 WI747314 No Low Manitowoc 44.082749 –87.653989 1490 454
YMCA 36–016 WI279226 No Low Manitowoc 44.094809 –87.651539 464 141
Totals 40627 12382
Marinette DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
Michaelis Park 38–006 WI218531 No Low Marinette 45.040002 –87.625464 491 150
Peshtigo Harbor Boat Launch 38–005 WI819664 No Low Peshtigo 44.973038 –87.656197 692 211
Red Arrow Marinette #1 38–001 WI936169 No Low Marinette 45.088861 –87.589014 2180 664
Red Arrow Marinette #2 38–002 WI111115 No Low Marinette 45.085961 –87.586652 358 109
Red Arrow Marinette #3 38–003 WI997460 No Low Marinette 45.081914 –87.583496 2469 753
Seagull Bar Wildlife Area 38–004 WI113808 No Low Marinette 45.075868 –87.579420 3078 938
Totals 9268 2825
Milwaukee DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
Atwater Park 41–001 WI607583 Yes Medium Shorewood 43.090125 –87.872884 792 241
Bayview Park Milwaukee 41–002 WI628125 Yes Low St. Francis 42.984772 –87.865738 2100 640
Bender Park 41–003 WI977064 Yes Medium Oak Creek 42.867689 –87.839507 475 145
Big Bay Park 41–004 WI247909 No Low Whitefish Bay 43.109057 –87.888277 815 248
Bradford Beach 41–005 WI312597 Yes High Milwaukee 43.061833 –87.873078 2759 841
Grant Park 41–006 WI429764 Yes Medium South Milwaukee 42.912232 –87.840298 1028 313
Klode Park 41–007 WI291459 Yes Medium Whitefish Bay 43.124497 –87.899825 473 144
McKinley 41–009 WI234408 Yes Low Milwaukee 43.053287 –87.881807 599 183
Sheridan Park 41–010 WI265434 No Low Cudahy 42.957457 –87.844882 4781 1457
South Shore 41–011 WI333813 Yes Low Milwaukee 42.995052 –87.881447 494 151
South Shore Rocky (access issues) 41–012 WI545512 No Low Milwaukee 42.992996 –87.878851 366 112
Tietjen Doctors Park 41–013 WI746946 Yes Medium Bayside 43.171802 –87.881126 4388 1377
Watercraft Beach (McKinley Jetski Launch) 41–008 WI987935 No Low Milwaukee 43.055028 –87.879501 989 301
Totals 20059 6153
Oconto DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
Oconto City Park 43–001 WI455048 No Low Oconto 44.858672 –87.855099 217 66
Ozaukee DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
Cedar Beach Rd 46–001 WI679515 Yes High Bayfield 43.484767 –87.795214 83 25
County Rd D Boat Launch 46–002 WI467224 Yes High Belgium 43.499465 –87.793451 68 21
Harrington State Park North 46–003 WI407836 Yes High Belgium 43.496040 –87.792713 2552 778
Harrington State Park South 46–010 WI564539 Yes High Belgium 43.489067 –87.792712 3231 985
Jay Rd 46–004 WI926427 No Low Belgium 43.528467 –87.794027 30 9
Lions Den Gorge Nature Preserve 46–009 WI750163 No Low Grafton 43.342037 –87.883091 7262 2213
Pebble Beach Rd Ozaukee 46–011 WI727293 No Low Cedar Grove 43.543068 –87.791437 66 20
Sandy Beach Rd 46–005 WI944539 No Low Belgium 43.470474 –87.802201 80 24
Silver Rd 46–007 WI922794 No Low Belgium 43.513863 –87.793568 67 20
Upper Lake Park (Concordia University) 46–006 WI652173 Yes Medium Port Washington 43.396041 –87.862212 1919 585
Virmond County Park 46–008 WI624360 No Low Mequon 43.212348 –87.896340 2813 857
Totals 18171 5537
Racine DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
Michigan Blvd (inaccessible) 52–001 WI878333 No NA Racine 42.753833 –87.780648 973 297
Myers Park (inaccessible) 52–002 WI919997 No NA Racine 42.718593 –87.778920 899 274
North 52–003 WI721390 Yes High Racine 42.741120 –87.780327 3154 961
Parkway 52–004 WI889003 No Low North Bay 42.764340 –87.777232 350 107
Shoop Park 52–005 WI714418 No Low Wind Point 42.778281 –87.761183 483 147
Wind Point Lighthouse 52–006 WI718147 No Low Wind Point 42.781185 –87.757464 308 94
Zoo 52–007 WI988510 Yes High Racine 42.748621 –87.781448 1751 534
Totals 7918 2414
Sheboygan DNR ID EPA ID Monitored Priority Nearest Town Latitude Longitude Length (ft) Length (m)
3rd St 60–001 WI986407 No Low Sheboygan 43.775118 –87.706476 829 253
Amsterdam 60–002 WI410541 Yes Low Cedar Grove 43.558347 –87.791511 566 173
Blue Harbor 60–017 WI252842 Yes High Sheboygan 43.743771 –87.706936 803 245
Deland Park 60–003 WI949936 Yes High Sheboygan 43.759168 –87.702380 4626 1410
Foster Rd 60–004 WI365989 No Low Oostburg 43.622172 –87.747400 56 17
General King Park 60–005 WI217913 Yes High Sheboygan 43.739358 –87.709294 3896 1188
KK Rd 60–006 WI902958 No Low Oostburg 43.629307 –87.741837 89 27
Kohler–Andrae State Park Nature Center 60–008 WI526839 Yes High Sheboygan 43.665092 –87.716775 4530 1381
Kohler–Andrae State Park North 60–007 WI313632 Yes High Sheboygan 43.673071 –87.710990 2487 758
Kohler–Andrae State Park North Picnic Area 60–015 WI406325 Yes High Sheboygan 43.657012 –87.722161 1771 540
Kohler–Andrae State Park South Picnic Area 60–016 WI626591 Yes High Sheboygan 43.651989 –87.725413 2223 678
Lakeview Park 60–009 WI394243 No Low Sheboygan 43.720216 –87.707074 2008 612
Van Ess Rd 60–011 WI518118 No Low Oostburg 43.606751 –87.760298 35 11
Vollrath Park 60–012 WI975330 No Low Sheboygan 43.771065 –87.703901 1668 508
Whitcomb Ave 60–013 WI858481 No Low Sheboygan 43.723436 –87.708409 173 53
Wilson Lima (aka Whites) 60–014 WI634281 No Low Oostburg 43.643402 –87.731043 63 19
Totals 25823 7873
Last revised: Tuesday June 25 2013