Swimming

Having Fun!

Dip your toe in the water

Float around on your noodle… 

Dive into the middle of the lake… 

Enjoy the clear waters of Torch Lake! 

Swimming Safely!

Cold Water 

Prevent hypothermia: 

  • Check the water temperature. 
  • Use caution from September – May. Torch Lake is 40-60 degrees

Swimmer’s Itch

Prevent the rash:

  • Apply waterproof sunscreen.
  • Apply a second layer of lotion.
  • Towel off after swimming.
  • Shower & scrub with brown soap.
  • Swim in deeper water.
  • Don’t feed the ducks!

 

Photo: Laura Pace

Public Access Sites

  • 50 around the Torch Lake.
  • Most do not have restrooms.
  • Maintained by local townships.
  • Respect the neighbors’ private property.

 Free Printable

Public Access Sites Map (.pdf)

Public Beaches

  • 7 around the Torch Lake.
  • Most do not have restrooms.

 Free Printable

Swimming Beaches Map (.pdf)

Don't just wish that Torch Lake will stay blue.
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