It's August. It's hot and humid, and you need a place to swim without the worry of bacteria in the water.

On and off throughout the summer, there have been a handful of area beaches that have closed up shop because of too much bacteria in the water. Thanks to the NewsTimes, here's a Top 10 list of swimming areas in the greater Danbury area, where you and your kids can go swimming without worrying.

  • 1

    LAKE KENOSIA PARK - DANBURY

  • 2

    BROOKFIELD TOWN BEACH - BROOKFIELD

  • 3

    MARTIN PARK BEACH - RIDGEFIELD

  • 4

    LAKE QUASSAPAUG - MIDDLEBURY

  • 5

    PUTNAM LAKE - PUTNAM COUNTY, NY

    Putnam Lake is located in Putnam County New York in the Town of Patterson.

  • 6

    TREADWELL PARK - NEWTOWN

  • 7

    MT. TOM STATE PARK - LITCHFIELD

  • 8

    SQUANTZ POND STATE PARK - NEW FAIRFIELD

  • 9

    LAKE WARAMAUG STATE PARK - NEW PRESTON

    Lake Waramaug State Park is located in New Preston at the tip of Lake Waramaug on 30 Lake Waramaug Road. Campsites are also available.

  • 10

    KETTLETOWN STATE PARK - SOUTHBURY