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UPDATE: 21 Michigan Beaches Closed Due To Bacteria Levels; A Few Reopen

July 02, 2018 - 12:46 pm

ST. CLAIR SHORES (WWJ) - As the July 4th holiday nears, there's good news and bad news for Michigan beach-goers.

Two dozen beaches were closed statewide last week due to high levels of bacteria in the water. 

However, three of those have since reopened  -- including Lake St. Clair Metropark Beach, aka "Metro Beach" -- after tests found it's now safe the swim. (Note that St. Clair Shores Memorial Park Beach remains closed).

Most of the affected beaches are located in the Upper Peninsula, which experienced heavy rains and severe flooding earlier this month, but a few are in Southeast Michigan. 

Here's the latest updated list of CLOSED beaches as of July 2 : 

  • Kiwassee Lake - Stratford Woods Park Beach    Midland
  • Lake St. Clair - St. Clair Shores Memorial Park Beach    Macomb
  • Lake Gogebic - Bergland Township Park    Ontonagon
  • Pike Bay at Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Chassell Beach    Houghton
  • Lake Gogebic - Gogebic County Park    Gogebic
  • Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Hancock City Beach    Houghton
  • Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Houghton City Beach    Houghton
  • Lake Superior - McLain State Park Beach    Houghton
  • Lake Gogebic - Ontonagon County Park    Ontonagon
  • Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Sandy Bottom Beach/ Dollar Bay    Houghton
  • Sunday Lake - Sunday Lake Beach    Gogebic
  • Torch Lake / Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Lake Linden Campground Beach    Houghton
  • Lake Superior - Ontonagon Township Park and Campground    Ontonagon
  • Lake Superior - Public Shoreline Beach-Misery Bay    Ontonagon
  • Lake Superior - Agate Beach    Houghton
  • Scotch Lake - Scotch Lake Residents    Oakland
  • Bond Lake - Bond Falls Flowage    Ontonagon
  • Lake Superior - Little Girls Point Park    Gogebic
  • Newburgh Lake - Newburgh and Sumac Pointes - Hines Park    Wayne
  • Lake Gogebic - Lake Gogebic State Park Beach    Gogebic
  • Saginaw Bay-Lake Huron - Singing Bridge Beach    Arenac

Michiganders can check on local beach conditions anytime at this link.