|"Is it safe to swim in the lake?"
This is a question asked a lot these days. Not all beaches test for bacteria. Not all beaches have life guards or lifesaving facilities. There are some things that you need to know before you head for a swim in Lake Huron. Below is some information that will help you and your family enjoy the lake safely.
For specific information on water test results, follow this 'Beach Monitoring' link. Other related links are found near bottom of this page.
Rip Currents (also known, incorrectly, as undertow or rip tides) are a dangerous phenomenon that many people know exist, but don't know much about. Rip currents can occur on most beaches, and particularly around piers.
Surviving Rip Currents
Canadian Lifesaving Society
NOAA (US site) - Rip Current Safety
Beach Monitoring (lakehuron.ca)
Rip Current Awareness (lakehuron.ca)
If in Doubt, Don't go Out!