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When the weather gets warm and the sun shines, it’s time to head to the water! Many Ramsey County lakes have designated swimming areas for practicing your swim strokes or just cooling off in the water. Battle Creek Waterworks​ water park, located in Battle Creek Regional Park in Maplewood, is also a great destination for splashing and cooling off with family and friends.

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All beaches are currently unguarded. Lifeguard services for the 2014 season will begin Saturday, June 7 and run through Sunday, August 10.

The guarded beach at White Bear Lake County Park will again be closed in 2014 due to water levels.

Beaches without a Lifeguard 

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  • Swimming is permitted at designated beach areas only, during regular park hours (1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset).
  • Proper swimming attire is required.
  • Glass bottles or glass containers of any kind are not permitted.
  • Grilling is not permitted in the beach area.
  • Only properly worn U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets are allowed. No inflatables or buoyant objects.
  • Pets are not allowed in the beach areas.
Lifeguards enforce rules and regulations and respond to aquatic emergencies. Parents/Guardians are ultimately responsible for supervising their children.

Group Information

​Group beach use is only available at Ramsey County's guarded beaches.

Find spaces to be active using Ramsey County's interactive maps.
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Ramsey County Beaches

*Please note: White Bear Lake beach is currently closed and unguarded due to water levels. Please plan to visit another Ramsey County beach in 2014.