No swimming at 3 Springfield beaches; high bacteria levels found

Bass Pond, Paddle Club, and Camp Wilder closed until at least Monday

No swimming sign at Camp Wilder in Springfield after bacteria found in the pond

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Three swimming areas in the city of Springfield are shut down until further notice, because of high bacteria levels in the water.

According to a news release sent to 22News by Mayor Sarno’s Office, there is no swimming allowed at Camp Wilder, the Paddle Club, and Bass Pond. New testing has been done on the water there, and those results will not be available until Saturday. At earliest, they would not re-open until Monday.

The city’s largest public swimming area, Five Mile Pond, remains open, as bacteria levels there are within normal limits.

This is not the first time this year swimming has been restricted at Camp Wilder. The swimming area was also closed back in late June after high bacteria counts were found there.

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