Montrose Dog Beach is open all year.  


During the winter months, various conditions can make using the beach more challenging.


It is often windy at the lakeshore, so you can expect it to be colder as the wind chill takes effect.


Winds and cold temperatures can build up ice on the beach, the fences near the water, and on the lake.


If a lot of ice builds up on the lake, an ice shelf can be formed.  These can be extremely dangerous. People and their dogs should stay off the ice shelves.