Lake Superior is truly the greatest of the Great Lakes, especially where water quality is concerned. And some Park Point beaches have even earned the title "Superstar Beach" for their cleanliness.
But sometimes, as Cindy Hakala from the Minnesota Department of Health advises, the bacteria count in the water at a beach goes up .... and that's partly because its cause rolls down hill.
You can find information on bacteria advisories, and a host of other useful information about Park Point beaches here.
You can find information on a variety of beaches around the state, including Lake Superior, and sign up for water-quality alerts here.
You can find out why the Youth Allies at Animal Allies Humane Society are urging you to pick up after your dog here.