Swimming on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay and Cyprus Lake

Take care when swimming.

  • Swimming is unsupervised. Visitors are responsible for their own safety. Swimming with a buddy is recommended and ALWAYS supervise children when near the water.
  • The rocky shoreline is very slippery when wet. Take care when entering and exiting the water.
  • The Georgian Bay water is cold, rarely reaching above 16°C/60°F in July and August. Hypothermia is always a risk. Leg cramps and exhaustion happen quickly in cold water.
  • The Georgian Bay shoreline is subject to rough water conditions. Strong wave action may pull you away from shore or force you into the rocks.
  • It may take rescue and emergency services a long time (e.g., an hour or more) to reach most locations along the Georgian Bay shoreline.