About Lake Le Homme Dieu Beach
Lake Le Homme Dieu Beach is north of Alexandria on State Highway 29 just past the city limits to the beach entrance. The beach is also accessible by a paved off road bicycle path that connects the city neighborhoods south of the lake.
Initially constructed as a wayside rest, the property quickly became popular as a swimming spot. Douglas County made a deal with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to improve and operate the facility as a public swimming beach. With assistance from the Alexandria Golden K Kiwanis Club, the property was rebuilt with new restrooms, parking lots, and beach area.
Lakes Area Recreation provides lifeguard services from noon to 7:00 p.m. during the summer swim season whenever daytime temperatures are above 68 degrees.