Many of Wisconsin's beaches are regularly monitored for bacteria and other things that cause illness. Before you go in, look for beach advisory signs to make sure the water conditions are safe.
Wisconsin Beach Health
You can find water quality data and beach advisories for about 100 public beaches across Wisconsin on the Wisconsin Beach Health website. Maps of beaches by county are available along with monitoring information on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website.
For more information on specific beaches in your community, visit Wisconsin Beach Health.
Local Health Beach Monitoring
Some local health departments maintain beach monitoring programs. To find out whether your county collects beach health information, see the Wisconsin Beach Health interactive map on beach water quality.