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 for the 2023 season on Saturday, May 27.
Schulze Lake Beach temporarily closed
Dakota County continues to work with the Minnesota Department of Health to identify a source of the suspected viral infection last week at Schulze Lake and any additional steps that need to be taken.
If individuals were exposed to Schulze Lake water and subsequently became sick with symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea, they can contact the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5655 or email email@example.com.
An online reporting option is available 24/7 at www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/foodborne/reporting.html.
The Health Department is offering testing to a limited number of individuals who have reported symptoms. Lake water will not be tested as human testing is the most effective strategy. Questions about testing can be referred to the Department of Health at 651-201-5655.
The temporary lake closure remains in effect and applies to both humans and pets.
For more information, read the Minnesota Department of Health news release.
Schulze Lake water is tested weekly for E. coli during the summer season (Memorial Day-Labor Day) — a standard for metro park agencies. All historical sample results have been within normal ranges.
- Warning: No life guard on duty
- Children must be actively supervised by an adult.
- Swimming is permitted only within designated buoyed area.
- Inflatable toys, watercraft, buoyant rafts and fishing are not permitted in the buoyed swimming area.
- Pets are not permitted in the beach area.
- Alcoholic beverages, tobacco use, campfires, grills and glass containers are not permitted in the beach area.
- Additional rules are in
County Ordinance 107 Park Use.
On hot days, the beach can be busy. If parking spaces are full, please visit another time. Parking is not permitted along the entrance road.