Swimming Beaches

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Hours and season

Beaches open June 11 and are open until Labor Day.

Beach hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes past sunset.

Beach locations

Lifeguard services are not provided at these locations. Buoys designating the swim areas will be out from June 11–Labor Day. Call 911 in case of an emergency. 


  • Swimming is permitted at designated beach areas only.
  • Proper swimming attire is required.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Grilling is not permitted in the beach area.
  • Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets are allowed, and must be properly worn. No inflatables or buoyant objects.
  • Pets are not allowed in the beach areas.

Group beach use

Groups are free to use beaches at their own risk. Permits are not required in 2022.


A concessions stand is available at Long Lake beach.

Beach water quality

Ramsey County regularly tests beaches for water quality during beach season each year. Visit the Open Data Portal to learn more about the most commonly tested for contaminant - E. coli.