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City of Orono, Minnesota
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Summit Park Swimming Beach

Public Beaches In Orono   

Casco Beach  
This is a narrow strip of land 60 feet wide and 235 feet long between 2871 and 2879 Casco Point Road on Spring Park Bay.  The beach has a dock.
Lydiard Beach 
This is a narrow strip of land 66 feet wide and 566 feet long on Lydiard Street and on Carman's Bay.  The beach has a dock.

Sandy Beach
This beach is located at Cherry Avenue and Maple Place on North Arm Bay.  This is a narrow strip of land 40 feet wide and 240 feet long.  

Summit Beach Park 
This is on the East end of Long Lake on East Long Lake Road.  The park is five acres and has a dock and picnic tables.  There is a 10-stall parking lot, and toilets are provided May through September.  

Public Beaches Near Orono

Deephaven, City of Deephaven (952) 474-4755
There are five beaches in Deephaven that open early June.  Parking in close proximity to the beaches requires a permit, but public parking is available for free farther from the beach. 
Deephaven - Main Beach  
Located At: 19405 Lake Avenue.  This beach has a swimming dock, a sports court, playground equipment, a sun arbor, picnic tables and grill.  Lifeguard hours are from 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Sandy Beach 
Located At: 20300 Lakeview Avenue.  This sandy beach boasts a swimming dock, restrooms, limited parking and a picnic table.  Lifeguard hours are from noon - 6 p.m. 
Robinson's Bay Beach
Located At: 3344 Robinson's Bay Road.  The amenities include restrooms, swimming dock, off-street parking and picnic table.  Lifeguard hours are from noon - 6 p.m. 

Rocky Beach  
Located At: 20020 Lakeview Avenue.  There are no lifeguards stationed at this beach.  Amenities include a swimming dock but limited parking. 

Walden Beach
Located At: 19355 Walden Trail.  There are no lifeguards stationed at this beach.  Amenities include parking, picnic tables, restroom and beaches. 

Excelsior, City of Excelsior (952) 474-5233 
Typically, more than 100 people stumble upon the beach at the end of First Street in Excelsior, which is open from the first part of June until Mid-August. 
Excelsior Commons Beach 
Location:  Hwy 7 W to Excelsior exit, proceed to the corner of the Lake and Water St.  Amenities include a nearby concession stand, bathrooms and metered parking.  Lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Independence, City of Independence (763) 479-0527
Lake Independence Beach 
Location:  Hwy 394 W to Hwy 12 to Cty Rd 19 N 

Long Lake, City of Long Lake (952) 473-6961

Nelson/Lakeside Beach
Located: In Long Lake, Hwy 12 E to Lake Street Left to Lake.  A small beach, which isn't staffed by lifeguards, is open during daylight hours.  Playground equipment and grills are nearby, and not so far off is a fishing pier.  
Limited parking. 

Minnetonka, City of Minnetonka (952) 939-8200  
Home to the popular Shady Oak Beach, which is used by nearly 55,000 people every summer, Minnetonka also offers the smaller Libbs Lake Beach for a more neighborhood feel. 
Libbs Beach
Located At: 16515 Park Lane.  This beach will have limited lifeguards on duty but swimming is allowed in an unsupervised setting.  No beach permit is required for parking as parking is very limited.

Shady Oak Beach
Located At: 5200 Shady Oak Road.  This beach is open the first part of June to first part of August.  Lifeguard hours are 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Beginning August 6th the beach closes at 8 p.m.  Swimming in the lake will end half an hour before sunset.  Amenities include concessions, a picnic area, a floating dock and volleyball courts.  Season passes are required, call Minnetonka for details.

Minnetonka Beach, City Mtka Beach (952) 939-8200  
Minnetonka Beach - Beach
Location:  Hwy 394 W to Cty Rd 15 W, 1/2 mile past the Arcola bridge. 

Minnetrista, City of Minnetrista (952) 446-1660 
If you don't like swimming with the fishes, Three Rivers Park District's man-made swimming pond (with chlorinated water) now open through first weekend in September is your answer. 
Lake Minnetonka Regional Park Beach 
Located At: 4610 County Road 44 - Hwy 7 W to Cty Rd 44 N.  Lifeguard hours are between noon - 8 p.m. on most summer days, but the beach opens at 9 a.m.  Amenities include concessions and picnic areas.  Hiking and biking trails are nearby.  Admission is required.

Mound, City of Mound (952) 472-0600  
Although Mound has several smaller beaches, these three are its largest.  All the beaches are open during daylight hours, with no lifeguards. 
Centerview Beach
Located on Centerview Lane, this beach offers a fishing pier, picnic tables and toilets. 
Mound Bay Park Beach 
Located At: Bartlett Boulevard Hwy 394 W to Cty Rd 15 W to Commerce Blvd., turn left and proceed 1 mile.
The largest of Mound's beaches, this beach offers sand volleyball courts, playground equipment, grills, picnic tables and toilets. Offers docks for bathers coming by boat. 
Wychwood Beach
Located At: Wilshire Boulevard.  This is a smaller beach with limited parking, grills, picnic tables and toilets.

Shorewood, City of Shorewood (952) 474-3236  

Crescent Beach 
A small sandy beach.  It is staffed with lifeguards from the first part of June through Mid-August from noon - 7 p.m. daily, weather permitting.  A swimming dock is provided, and the swimming area is roped off.  

Tonka Bay, City of Tonka Bay (952) 474-7994  

Tonka Bay offers two beaches with lifeguards and of course, sand.  Both are open daily, the first part of June through Mid-August. 
Crescent Beach 
Located At: 240 Birch Bluff Road Hwy 7 to Cty Rd 19 W follow Cty Rd 19 to Birch Bluff Road, turn left.
Lifeguards hours are from noon - 6 p.m.  Amenities include a dock. 
Wakota Beach 
Located At: 300 W. Point Road Hwy 7 to Cty Rd 19 W to West Point Road, turn right.  Lifeguard hours are from noon - 6 p.m.  Amenities include picnic tables, grills, playground equipment and tennis courts. 

Plymouth, City of Plymouth (763) 509-5000 
Find playground equipment galore at three Plymouth beaches, perfect for family outings. 
Medicine Lake East
Located At: 740 E. Medicine Lake Blvd.  This beach is open from the end of May to the end of August, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.  No lifeguards are stationed at this beach.  Amenities include volleyball courts, trails, picnic site with grills, playground equipment, bathrooms and changing areas.  Free. 
Medicine Lake West
Located At: 1920 W. Medicine Lake Drive.  Lifeguard hours are 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. the first part of June through Mid-August, but beach opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m.  Amenities include nearby trails, volleyball court, playground equipment, picnic shelters and a fishing pier.  Free 
Parkers Lake Beach
Located At: 15205 County Road 6.  Lifeguard hours are 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. from the first part of June until Mid-August, but beach opens 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.  Amenities include trails, picnic sites with grills, playground equipment and a pavilion with bathrooms and concessions are nearby.  Wednesday entertainment.  Free

Wayzata, City of Wayzata (952) 404-5300  
Marina Beach
Located At: 220 Grove Lane E.  Lifeguards hours are from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. from the first part of June through Mid-August.  Amenities include boat access, drinking water, parking off street, electrical outlets, picnic area, restroom, volleyball courts.  New playground equipment.  Free for residents. 
Wayzata Beach     
Located At: Hwy 394 to Central Ave., turn left, proceed to Wayzata Blvd.  Turn right, then first left; proceed to Lake Street and turn right.  Proceed to Barry Ave., turn left and proceed to Grove Street and turn left.

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City of Orono, 2750 Kelley Parkway, Orono, MN 55356 - Main (952) 249-4600 - Fax (952) 249-4616