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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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Lake and marine swimming areas are natural waters. Conditions and water quality change frequently.

BE HEALTHY. STAY HEALTHY. Subscribe to our electronic notifications for water contact advisories and beach closures.


Arness Roadside 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)
Horseshoe Lake County Park (Kitsap County)
Island Lake County Park
Kitsap Lake Park (City of Bremerton)
Long Lake County Park (Kitsap County)
Panther Lake:  public fishing access
Square Lake State Park
Tiger Lake: public fishing access
Wicks Lake Park (Kitsap County)
Wildcat Lake County Park (Kitsap County)


The Kitsap Public Health District also tests all permitted pool facilities and the following private, permitted swimming beaches.  Advisories or closures for these beaches and pools are typically not publicized or included in our water contact advisory page since the permitted facility/beach will restrict access during closures. 

Horseshoe Lake:  Crista Camp
Lake Flora:  Pilgrim Firs
Lake Helena: Camp Niwana
Lake Symington- Community Park
Lake Symington- Community Park (near spillway)
Tahuyeh Community Park
Wildcat Lake:  Olympic Lutherhaven North
Wildcat Lake:  Olympic Lutherhaven South
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.


Stay Informed: Subscribe to our swimming beach advisory text alert or email notifications.

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