The sandy beach and clear water of Schulze Lake make this a popular spot for family swimming in Lebanon Hills Regional Park. When closed, wading in the water and sand play is permitted unless otherwise indicated. (Map and Driving Directions)
Schulze Lake Beach opens June 20
Dakota County Parks is opening the beach and nearby restrooms with COVID-19 safety measures in place on June 20. The beach opening aligns with state and federal guidelines for public beach use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To enjoy Schulze Lake Beach as safely as possible, please note:
- Do not use the beach if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms.
- Please maintain at least 6 feet of physical distancing from individuals outside your household.
- If the beach area or parking lots are full, return another time.
- Bring your own drinking water as park drinking fountains remain off.
- Follow all posted beach rules.
Restrooms have been equipped with paper towel and hand soap dispensers and toe door-opening hardware. Restrooms will be cleaned, stocked and sanitized twice daily. Restroom building hours are 9 a.m.–8 p.m., but they are closed for cleaning from 2–3 p.m. All-gender family restrooms are open and available at the adjacent Lebanon Hills Visitor Center.
Schulze Lake water is tested weekly for E. coli during the summer season (Memorial Day-Labor Day) — a standard for metro park agencies. All sample results have been within normal ranges.
- Beach is unguarded. Children must be actively supervised by an adult.
- No diving in shallow water.
- Swimming is permitted only within designated buoyed area.
- Alcoholic beverages, fires, fishing, glass containers, grills, inflatable or buoyant rafts/toys and pets are not permitted in beach area.
- Additional rules are in County Ordinance 107 Park Use.