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Updated 09/18/17


During the summer months, we monitor the following fresh and salt water swimming areas for bacteria levels and sources, and safety concerns. From spring through the fall, we also monitor these freshwater beaches for toxic cyanobacteria (commonly known as toxic blue-green algae).

All swimming beach water contact advisories are posted on our water contact advisory page. If a swimming beach is not listed on the water contact advisory page, there is no current advisory for that beach.

STAY INFORMED! Subscribe to our electronic notifications for water contact advisories and beach closures.


Arness Roadside Park
Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park (Bainbridge Island)
Evergreen Rotary Park
Fay Bainbridge Park (Bainbridge Island)
Illahee State Park
Indianola Dock
Lion’s Park (Bremerton)
Point No Point (Kitsap County)
Pomeroy Park (Port of Manchester)
Pritchard Park (Bainbridge Island)
Scenic Beach State Park (Kitsap County)
Silverdale Waterfront Park (Kitsap County)


Buck Lake County Park(Kitsap County)
Carney Lake (public fishing access)
Lake Flora:  Pilgrim Firs (private)
Island Lake:  Crista Camp (private)
Island Lake County Park
Lake Helena: Camp Niwana (private)
Horseshoe Lake County Park (Kitsap County)
Horseshoe Lake:  Crista Camp (private)
Kitsap Lake Park (City of Bremerton)
Kitsap Lake: Camp McKean (private)
Long Lake County Park (Kitsap County)
Panther Lake:  public fishing access
Square Lake State Park
Lake Symington- Community Park
Lake Symington- Community Park (near spillway)
Tahuyeh Community Park (private)
Tiger Lake: public fishing access
Wicks Lake Park (Kitsap County)
Wildcat Lake County Park (Kitsap County)
Wildcat Lake:  Olympic Lutherhaven North (private)
Wildcat Lake:  Olympic Lutherhaven South (private)
Wye Lake: Shirey Community Park (private)


Bacteria from human and animal waste can make its way into swimming waters and make people sick. While some algae blooms are safe and occur in a lake's normal lifecycle, toxic algae can make humans and pets very sick—and can even be deadly.

If people or pets become sick after being in the water, or if you see an algae bloom or large numbers of dead fish, please report it to us online or by calling 360-728-2235 so we can investigate and, if necessary, warn others.


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