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Charleston Lake 2017 Information Guide C o Di m sc e & ove Ex r pl y o r Ce e – P ntr ag e

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Jason Willis

Park Information www.ontarioparks.com www.friendsofcharlestonlakepark.com @CharlestonLkPP Park Office Address: Charleston Lake Provincial Park 148 Woodvale Road, Lansdowne, ON, KOE 1L0 Park Office.................................................................... 613-659-2065 Reservations................................................................ 1-888-668-7275 Public Pay Phone ............................................ opposite the Gatehouse

Emergency Information In an emergency, contact park staff immediately. After hours call 911.

Ambulance, Police, Fire ............................... Our location for emergency responses: Charleston Lake Provincial Park 148 Woodvale Road (Township of Leeds & the Thousand Islands), north of Lansdowne, ON

911

Chris Robinson

Nancy Jalbert

Brockville General Hospital .......................................... 613-345-5645 Kingston General Hospital ............................................ 613-548-3232

Need a Park Warden? Call 613-484-8352

Or go to the Gatehouse or Office and the message will be relayed to a Warden. After hours or if the Gatehouse is closed, please use the “Need a Warden” drop box by the information board by the public phone booth at the Gatehouse (see page 12). Chris Robinson


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From the Park Superintendent I would like to personally welcome everyone to Charleston Lake Provincial Park. We are excited for another great year of camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating and all the other fun activities our visitors will enjoy. Please remember to always be safe, whatever the activity. We would love to hear your stories and see your pictures; be sure to share them with us on Twitter at @CharlestonLkPP. We are always working hard to improve the park for you; this year we are proud to be able to offer electricity in our 4 yurts in Shady Ridge. This will provide an extra level of comfort and convenience to those who enjoy these roofed accommodations, and comes at no added cost. Check out the roofed accommodation section on page 4 for more details on yurts. As well, we have added electrical connection at 12 additional sites in Shady Ridge campground. We were pleased to be able to announce in the fall of 2016 that our Park Management Plan Amendment had received approval. This amendment provides updates to our 2007 Park Management Plan and includes additions of acquired lands. The amendment also represents the tireless efforts of many Ontario Parks staff. I would like to thank all involved for their contributions. You can view the Park Management Plan at www.ontario.ca/page/provincial-parkmanagement-direction. Don’t hesitate to let the friendly staff know if there is anything you need during your time at the park. If you have comments or suggestions, be sure to use the comment card portion of your permit and leave it in the drop box when you depart, or contact us through the Ontario Parks website. I sincerely hope that you have a safe and enjoyable visit to Charleston Lake Provincial Park. Mike Cappello Park Superintendent

Easy to Reserve a Campsite Ontario Parks offers two ways to reserve a campsite: • By phone 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275) • By internet www.ontarioparks.com Call toll-free 7:00 am to 9:00 pm daily; Internet access around the clock – Reserve 5 months in advance

• For Group Campground reservations, call the Park Office (613-659-2065) beginning the first Monday in May

See the Ontario Parks Guide or website for reservation rules or more information. MNRF #3336 (17K P.R. 17 03 21) ISSN 1713-9694 ISBN 978-1-4606-9016-1 (2017 ed.) © 2017 Government of Ontario Printed in Canada

For Your Information Campsites • 2 36 campsites in 3 campground areas: Meadowlands, Bayside and Shady Ridge • 10 backcountry campsites (see page 9) •R  oofed accommodations: 4 yurts, 1 backcountry cabin (see page 4)

Self-Serve Fee Collection •O  n weekdays from mid-May to mid-June, and from Labour Day to Thanksgiving •F  ee collection station beside the Gatehouse (see instructions on the Self-Serve Board)

Sink Waste/Dirty Water •D  ispose of sink waste in a nearby toilet, comfort station or at the Trailer Sanitary Station (near entrance to Meadowlands Campground)

Garbage & Recyclables •D  eposit sealed bags of garbage in large disposal bins (two located in each campground) •W  e recycle glass bottles, metal containers, plastic containers & propane cylinders. Loose items can be deposited at recycling station near exit of each campground We cannot recycle firewood bags. Please dispose of them in the garbage.

Laundry Facilities •A  vailable in each campground in the main comfort stations (coin-operated – loonies & toonies)

Drinking Water •A  vailable from any water taps or comfort stations in the park •T  ested daily, with results available at Park Office •D  o not wash dishes at any water tap (for sanitary reasons & food scraps/odours may attract unwanted animals) •P  lease follow notices posted at any tap

Telephones •A  public/emergency telephone located at the Gatehouse parking lot

Washroom Facilities • Each campground has a centrally located wheelchair accessible comfort station (Meadowlands has two), equipped with sinks, showers, flush toilets and laundry • Privy Toilets located throughout the park

Pets • Designated pet swimming area beside Shady Ridge Campground • Keep pet(s) on a leash (no longer than 2 metres) at all times, for the safety of all visitors & park wildlife

On the Beach • Parents must assume responsibility for their children’s health & welfare at all times • Beaches are not monitored by lifeguards (Park Wardens visit regularly for enforcement purposes)

First Aid •A  pproach any staff member or go to the Gatehouse if first aid is required • Park buildings & vehicles have first aid kits

Firewood & Ice •A  vailable for purchase at the Gatehouse • In spring/fall, firewood can be purchased at the Self-Serve Station by the Gatehouse

Canoe & Kayak Rentals •A  rrange rentals at the Gatehouse (includes PFDs, paddles, safety kit) • Rental canoes/kayaks/paddleboards conveniently stored at each beach

Barrier Free Facilities •M  ost newer buildings, campsites 219, 221, 357 & 371 • Discovery Centre & some older buildings are partially refurbished with some degree of barrier free access • First section of Quiddity Trail (500 m), with 2 boardwalks & a hard-packed trail surface • If accessibility is an issue, please speak with a staff member and we will do our best to help


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2017 Fees Charleston Lake Provincial Park

Fees based on information available at time of printing & subject to change. HST included. For a full listing of fees go to the Gatehouse, Park Office or ontarioparks.com *Reduced rates for Ontario seniors & Ontario persons with disabilities

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Raccoons Are Not Picky Eaters

$14.50 $11.25

Annual Vehicle Permit (Apr 1 –Mar 31)

$175.00

Summer Vehicle Permit (Apr 1 – Nov 30)

$125.00

Campgr ou n ds Bayside & Shady Ridge

With electricity No electricity

$51.13 $44.92

Meadowlands

With electricity No electricity

$46.90 $41.25

Additional Vehicle

Make sure anything with a scent: • f ood • condiments • toiletries

Daily Vehicle Permit (after Labour Day)

• empty cans & bottles • barbeques • coolers

• eating utensils • garbage

is stored securely in your vehicle with all of the windows up, when you are not on your site during the day, after dark or when you go to bed for the evening. Any scent of food and you will likely have a visit from raccoons. Cooler lids, plastic containers and bar fridges are all easy puzzles for raccoons to figure out how to open. Never leave garbage unattended and dispose of all waste products in the central waste collection for your campground prior to going to bed. Pet food should be put away after your pet has eaten and never leave it unattended. Failure to keep a clean campsite could result in being charged under the Provincial Parks and Conservations Reserves Act.

Do your part to keep wildlife wild. Keep your campsite clean and animal proof.

$13.00

In ter ior ( Bac kc ou n try ) Campi n g Age 18 & over Age 6-17 inclusive

$10.17 $5.09

Roof ed A c c ommodation s Yurts

$97.18

Tall Pines Backcountry Cabin

$169.50/night (2 night minimum)

Gr oup Campi n g Regular group per site/per night

$47.46

Youth group per site/per night

$23.73

Age 18 & over /person/night

$5.09

Age 6-17 inclusive /person/night

$1.70

Additional vehicle

$4.52

Lesley Baird

Park Open: May 12 – Oct. 10, 2017

Kids’ Explorer Guide

Halloween Pennant

Quiddity Boardwalk

Ask about this fun summer program at the Discovery Centre

Deana Dumont

Green Frog


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Camp in Added Comfort

The Tall Pines Cabin offers a different Charleston Lake experience. It’s worth the beautiful lakeside view!

Photos: Ben Chabot

Accessible only by canoe or motorboat, this rustic, lakeside cabin is located on the eastern side of the park along the shore of Eastern Waters (see map on page 8). It sleeps 6 people with a bunk bed (queen/double) in the bedroom, and a futon in the living room. It has a deluxe propane barbeque (with a side-burner) on the deck outside. We stress that it’s a rustic experience, with a composting toilet and no running water (potable water is available in the campgrounds, or water from the lake can be boiled – see page 9). Electricity is not available, but there are solar powered, ceiling lights & a solar-powered fridge. There’s a 16 foot floating dock for your boat.

Tall Pines Cabin – inside

Yurts – Very Convenient Camping N ow wit h E lectricity ! Amanda Van Weert

Tall Pines Backcountry Cabin – A Beautiful Lakeside View!

What’s a yurt? It’s an 8-sided, 16 foot diameter semi-permanent structure mounted on a wooden floor. Our yurts are insulated and have electricity, a heater, and big windows to let in lots of light. Inside, they are furnished with two sets of bunk beds with a double bed on the bottom and a single on top, accommodating 6 people in total. They are equipped with a table and fold-up chairs inside, and a propane barbeque on the outside deck. Wheelchair accessible. Our 4 yurts are located in Shady Ridge Campground, really close to the beach!

A yurt – inside

R e q u ired to B ring : bedding, pots & pans, dishes, cutlery & utensils. Cooking is not permitted inside. Pets are not allowed on the campsite. S e e p a g e 3 f o r p r i c e s .

Animal Spotlight:

The Park’s Most Common Turtle You Didn’t Know About

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any people are familiar with Painted Turtles and Snapping Turtles, both of which are quite common. But have you seen a Map Turtle? You probably have if you’ve canoed, kayaked or boated out on Charleston Lake. Map Turtles are a turtle of big lakes or rivers (including the large Charleston Lake). You won’t typically find them in shallow ponds and wetlands (which Painted & Snapping Turtles frequent). The Map Turtle is named for the pattern on its shell, which resembles the ‘contour lines’ on a topographical map (less obvious on older turtles). They’re often found ‘sunbathing’ on rocky islands and shorelines, often in groups. Map Turtles are very ‘skittish’, quickly heading for the safety of the water at the slightest sense of approaching danger.

Identifying a Map Turtle • Fine yellow lines on top of the shell (resembling the lines on a map)

Poison Ivy – Avoid the Itch! P oison Ivy is quite common in some areas of the park, especially in open areas along the edges of campsites, beaches and trails. The best way to avoid the itchy allergic reaction (caused by oils on the plant) is to learn to identify the plant, so as to not brush up against it. Poison Ivy is a three-leaved plant (shrub, bush or vine). Its three leaflets are usually drooping and somewhat shiny, the middle leaflet has a longer stem than the other two leaflets, and this plant has a woody stem at its base. In the spring the new leaves are a reddish green. In late summer the plant produces a small cluster of white berries. In late August or in the fall the leaves turn orangey before they drop off.

If you think you have been in contact with Poison Ivy, wash with soap and water as soon as possible. Unsure of what this plant looks like? Stop by the Discovery Centre and ask one of the Park Naturalists.

• Back of the shell is jagged • Raised ‘keel’ down the centre of its shell • Fine yellow lines along the sides of the neck • Females (18-27 cm) are larger than males (9-16 cm)

Find out more about Map Turtles in the new Turtle Display at the Discovery Centre.

Photos: Chris Robinson


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Zebra Mussel Problem Don’t Cut Your Feet

Zebra Mussels up close.

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NE OF CHARLESTON LAKE’S aquatic residents – the invasive Zebra Mussel– is causing problems. This small clam-like aquatic animal is about the size of a fingernail. It is usually brown with yellowish or whitish stripes, hence its name. This freshwater mollusk often grows in large numbers attached to hard surfaces in the water – like rocks, docks, boats and metal pipes.

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o ticks and Lyme disease make you wary of going outdoors this summer? By being aware of ticks and understanding the role they play in spreading Lyme disease you are taking the first step to protect yourself and your loved ones.

month to begin. The “classic” symptom is a bulls-eye rash that can develop anywhere on the body; however, this rash may not occur in all cases. Early symptoms of Lyme disease can include flu-like symptoms such as fever, headaches, stiff neck, jaw pain, and sore muscles. If untreated, problems with the heart, There are many different species of nervous system, and joints can occur ticks and not all of them carry Lyme disease. The most common tick you may months or years later. Lyme disease is easily treated in the early stages so seek encounter is the American Dog Tick, medical attention if you feel unwell. which does not carry Lyme disease. When you are out in tick habitat you can The only tick that carries Lyme disease better protect yourself by taking a few in Ontario is the Black-legged (or Deer) precautions: Tick (Ixodes scapularis). Both ticks can 1. Wear long sleeves and tuck your pants be found in wooded areas or tall grass into your socks. habitats. In Ontario, Black-legged Ticks are more commonly found in rural areas 2. Wear light coloured clothing so you along the north shores of Lake Erie, can detect ticks before they attach. Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence 3. Use insect repellent containing “Deet” River. Black-legged Ticks are known to (please follow manufacturer’s direcfeed on migratory birds and as a result, tions). Apply it to your skin and outer they can be transported throughout the clothing. province. Therefore, while the potential is 4. Conduct a tick check. Look on your low, it is possible for people to encounter clothes, body and pets. Pay close Black-legged Ticks, or to be infected with attention to your groin, scalp and Lyme disease from the bite of an infected armpits. Black-legged Tick, almost anywhere in By following these simple suggestions the province. you can have a safe and enjoyable time Ticks feed slowly, and an infected tick exploring Charleston Lake Provincial Park. must feed on a person for at least 24 For more information: hours in order to infect them with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. • Public Health Agency of Canada Because of this delay, prompt detecwww.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/ tion and removal of ticks is one of publications/disease/lyme.aspx the key methods of preventing Lyme • www.ontario.ca/lyme disease. If you become infected from a tick bite, symptoms usually begin within • Leeds & Grenville Health Unit 1 - 2 weeks, but can take as long as one (613-345-5685 or www.healthunit.org)

Below: Zebra Mussels attached to rocks. (Photos: C. Robinson)

Found a Tick? DO • Use fine point tweezers • Grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible • Gently pull the tick straight out • Disinfect the bite area with rubbing alcohol or soap and water • Save tick (alive if possible) in a jar, with a piece of damp paper towel for identification and potential testing. Park staff can provide contact information for the local Health Unit, or alternatively you can take the tick to your family doctor for testing. • Watch for symptoms and seek medical attention if you feel unwell or if you cannot safely remove the tick.

DON’T • Grasp around bloated belly and squeeze the tick • Use a match, heat or chemicals to try and remove it • Twist the tick when pulling it out

These Black-legged Ticks (Ixodes scapularis) are found on a wide range of hosts including mammals, birds and reptiles.

This alien species, originally from Europe, has been known to be in the park’s waters since about the year 2000. It is problematic in a number of ways. The Zebra Mussel causes ecological problems in the lake by competing with the lake’s natural organisms, and now it can be a pain (literally) for campers. When around rocky shorelines in the park, campers need to look out for Zebra Mussels. These mussels have very sharp edges which can easily cut exposed feet, legs, and hands. You may want to wear shoes or sandals when in or around water and rocky areas, to better protect your feet. Unfortunately there is very little that can be done to stop the spread of Zebra Mussels now that they are established in Charleston Lake. Please be vigilant when around rocky shorelines of the lake.

Lyme Disease

Black-legged Ticks (Ixodes scapularis) are known to transmit Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi, to humans and animals during feeding, when they insert their mouth parts into the skin of a host, and slowly take in the nutrient-rich host blood. Black-legged Tick (Ixodes scapularis) on a blade of grass.

Photo by: Jim Gathany, CDC

A single piece of firewood can destroy millions of trees. Did you know that transporting firewood allows invasive species such as the emerald ash borer to spread, as they hide under the bark where you can’t see them? Something as simple as bringing your own firewood when you travel to or from your favourite campsite could threaten and destroy thousands, even millions, of trees. Please leave firewood at home to prevent the spread of these pests. A better alternative is to purchase firewood locally around the park; however please check for pest infestation and avoid purchasing ash firewood. To help slow the spread of emerald ash borer Ontario Parks will continue to seize firewood transported from all areas regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). You could face penalties of up to $50,000 and/or prosecution if you move firewood out of an area regulated for a quarantined pest without prior approval from the CFIA. For more information and the latest updates about emerald ash borer and regulated areas, please visit www.inspection.gc.ca or contact the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.


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Don’t Miss Out!

Events calendar published weekly in the summer

Fun Programs & Events (for free!) Charleston for Kids Programs

• Fun-filled activities, stories & demonstrations • Find out about park wildlife •A  ges 5-11 • Location: Seated area behind Discovery Centre • Children must be accompanied by an adult S e e b u l l e t i n b o a rd s f o r dates & times

• Leisurely walks • Let a Park Naturalist be your guide • See things you’ve never seen before • Catch a glimpse of nature or history up close See bulletin boards for dates, times & locations

Special Events Live Birds of Prey Show

Evening Programs

July 29 (1:30 pm)

Come see live birds of prey! Join our experts from Wild Ontario and their wildlife ambassadors, for an up close look at these amazing birds. Don’t miss it!

Sara Connelly

Rachel Goldstein; Janet Fenton (inset)

Guided Hikes

Star Gaze 2017

with Terence Dickinson

• Fill your evening with fun • Entertaining for entire family • Dynamic & informative • Explore fascinating wildlife • Location: Amphitheatre

S ee bu lletin boards f or dates & times

The best night of the year for seeing shooting stars - come for a fabulous light show! Join internationally renowned astronomer Terence Dickinson, to explore the amazing world of astronomy & then gaze through telescopes at the majestic night sky (weather & clouds permitting).

Courtesy of SkyNews magazine

August 12 (8:15 pm)

Special events funded by the Friends of Charleston Lake Park

Interpretive programs & events offered in the summer (July 1 – September 3)


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Bringing a Dog to the Park? Our Pet Swimming Area

Open June 30 – September 3

Kate Humphrys

Bring the kids! Bring the family! TRAILER SANITARY STATION

SE / CANOE RENTALS

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Rental Canoes Personal Canoe Storage

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• You must pick up after your pet (stoop and scoop). • Pets are not permitted to make excessive noise or disturb others, cause damage, cause injury, or harass wild animals in the park.

Rockshelter on Sandstone Island Trail

Wildlife to Observe

o Hear the haunting call of a Loon o Painted Turtles off the Quiddity Trail boardwalk o Beautiful fall colours in the park o A Beaver effortlessly swimming o Distinctive call of the nocturnal Whip-poor-will at dusk o Pitch Pine (one of Ontario’s rarest trees) o An Osprey plunging underwater to catch a fish

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One common question we get during the dog days of summer is, “Where can I take my dog to swim in the lake?” Dogs are permitted to swim at the Boat Launch, the Canoe Launch or at the designated dog swimming area (located north of the Shady Ridge Campground beach – see map on page 16). You can see the start of the path from the parking area beside Campsite 315A in Shady Ridge. In this area all pet regulations still apply but you are permitted to let your dog swim in the waters off this area.

Chris Robinson

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• New Turtles Display in the Kids Discovery Area • Interactive & hands-on • Fishing Rod/Tackle Box Loaner Program •P  ick up the Kids’ 2017 Explorer Guide • Free with park admission • Air-conditioned! • Naturalist staff to answer your questions • Ask about where to go, what to see, what trails to do & more

Beautiful fall colours

For a violation of pet regulations the owner or handler of the pet may receive a fine and/or eviction from the park. Fines to pet owners are not a common occurrence in this park but the park staff has an obligation to all visitors, so we will enforce these rules. Help us maintain these rules by being a responsible pet owner so that we can all continue to enjoy this great park with our furry family friends.

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Hiking Trailsand & Interior Campsites Hiking Trails Interior Campsites Legend Private Property

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Backcountry Canoe-in/Hike-in Campsites Experience nature in a more natural setting

Leave no trace. Take only memories & leave nothing but footprints.

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harleston Lake Provincial Park offers 10 designated backcountry sites. These sites are located in clusters, accessible by land or water. At each site you will find: • fire pit • picnic table • 2-3 raised tent pads A privy is located near each cluster of sites. Fires are only permitted in designated fire pits. Last year a forest fire was started in Running’s Bay as a result of a campfire outside of a designated fire pit. Do your part and only have a fire in a designated fire pit when no fire restriction or ban is posted. Ensure your fire is properly extinguished

Share your experience… @CharlestonLkPP #interiorcamping #backcountrysites #staywild #leavenotrace Chris Robinson

prior to leaving the site or going to bed for the night. It is an offence to collect deadwood (firewood) in the backcountry. Leave nature natural and allow downed woody debris to decompose where it lies. Small, refillable & portable cook stoves are the recommended method for preparing meals or treating water. Make sure nontreated water is brought to a rolling boil for at least five minutes prior to consuming. Food, garbage, toiletries, condiments, etc., all attract unwanted animals. Make sure nothing with a scent is stored in your tent and everything is put away when you are not on your site. The safest food storage technique is to hang your food/scented items off the ground between two trees, a minimum of 4ft from either tree and 8ft off the ground. All park rules apply in the backcountry. Please be courteous of your neighbours. For more information on Park Rules and Regulations refer to page 12. Help us keep our sites looking natural, stay on the path and ensure you pack out everything you brought in.

Ray Wilson

Backcountry Interior Campsite Descriptions Site

Buckhorn

(501, 502) 2 sites, 30 m apart

Bob’s Cove 3 sites (503/504 – 30 m apart; 505 is private)

Hidden Cove (506) 1 site

Captain’s Gap (507, 508) 2 sites, 35 m apart

Covey’s Gap (509, 510) 2 sites, 60 m apart

# of Tent Platforms

Description

Approx. Hiking/ Canoeing Distances

3 platforms at each site

Well shaded. Good swimming on the point, shallow sand/ gravel beach & good boat landing

1 km hike 1 km paddle

504 has 3 platforms; 503/505 have 2

Well shaded. Good swimming. Rocky shoreline & some suitable parking for 2 boats

3 km hike 1 km paddle

2 platforms

Well shaded. Good swimming with a deep, rocky shoreline & some suitable parking for small boats

3.75 km hike 1.5 km paddle

3 platforms at each site

Well shaded. Small, sandy beach with rocky shoreline. Good for swimming & boat parking

6 km hike 4 km paddle

3 platforms at each site

Well shaded. Rocky, deep shoreline excellent for swimming, not good for boat landing

6 km hike 4.5 km paddle


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Be BEAR WISE. Just like us, bears love Be BEAR WISE. Just like us, bears love hotdogs roasted over a campfire. But they hotdogs roasted over a campfire. But they will also chow down on candy wrappers, will also chow down on candy wrappers, fish bait and toothpaste. Remember to fish bait and toothpaste. Remember to clean your cooking equipment and secure clean your cooking equipment and secure food, garbage, and toiletries away from food, garbage, and toiletries away from your tent. For more information on camping your tent. For more information on camping and bears, visit ontario.ca/bearwise. and bears, visit ontario.ca/bearwise. Always 911 in an (613-659-2065) emergency Call thecall Park Office Always callProvincial 911 in an to emergency or Ontario Police Call 1-866-514-2327 report(911). a sighting Call 1-866-514-2327 to report a sighting ontario.ca/bearwise • 1-866-514-2327 • TTY 705-945-7641 ontario.ca/bearwise • 1-866-514-2327 • TTY 705-945-7641

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Charleston Lake Provincial Park

The Friends of Charleston Lake Park

Water Safety

Dedicated to helping people enjoy this unique and beautiful place and to keeping it that way

Who are the Friends?

We are volunteers dedicated to the preservation and sustainability of the park, its visitors & its wildlife. We support Ontario Parks in accomplishing its mission. We add value through our activities in the areas outlined below. Come help us.

What We Do Doug Hamilton

It’s Your Responsibility 1) There are no lifeguards on our beaches. Water safety is your responsibility. 2) Always supervise children and nonswimmers. This means watching them every second they are in the water. Stay in designated swimming area. And when water is rough – STAY OUT! 3) Have children and non-swimmers wear a PDF when near the water.

Trail Monitoring & Maintenance

Supporting Awareness & Knowledge about the Park

Support to the Park by fundraising, special projects & resource equipment

Support Park Users through our website & Special Events Programs

4) Never swim alone. Everyone should always swim with a buddy. 5) Learn how to swim and learn prevention, water survival and rescue skills. 6) Offshore winds blow inflatables out into dangerous waters. Use inflatable rafts or toys in shallow water areas only. When wading into deeper water, why not swim in towards the shore?

We need you – You can make a diffference!

• Become a Member of the Friends. • Actively work on the Board or as a Trail Monitor. • Contribute to our programs of research, park support & special projects. • Help our fundraising - Buy a Canoe Raffle ticket!

7) Be responsible. Avoid alcohol when involved in water-related recreational activities. 8) Protect your neck. Never dive into shallow water from docks or shallow water. 9) If you suspect a drowning or any other type of water emergency, call 911 and/or contact the park office immediately.

ATTENTION

REPORT INVASIVE SPECIES Invasive species threaten our parks. Learn how to stop the invasion at ontario.ca/invasionON Follow #invasionON

Get in touch at www.friendsofcharlestonlakepark.com The Charleston Lake Association

Keeping Charleston Lake Beautiful Our work involves preserving • Water Quality Charleston Lake: • Pristine Landscapes & Natural Vistas • Fish & Wildlife • Tranquility & Privacy • A Safe Lake for all residents & guests

The Charleston Lake Association (with its 600+ members), its partners & property owners are all dedicated to

Keeping Charleston Lake beautiful in every way.

www.charlestonlakeassociation.ca


Charleston LakePark Provincial Park Charleston Lake Provincial

Summary Summary ofof

Provincial Provincial Park Park Offences Offences T

registered permit holder is responsible for the conduct of all campsite occupants and could be charged with an offence based on the actions of the occupants of the registered campsite. The PPCRA and other legislation governing behaviour in provincial parks can be reviewed at a provincial park office and on the e-laws website

HERE IS ONE BASIC rule in Ontario Parks: Have respect and consideration for your fellow visitors and the park environment. The following table lists some of the more common laws enforced in provincial parks. Under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act (PPCRA), the

Offence

Fine

Alcoholic Beverages • Have or consume liquor in open container other than residence (campsite) • Have open container of liquor in vehicle • Person under 19 years having liquor Rowdyism / Noise • Use discriminatory, harassing, abusive or insulting language or gestures • Make excessive noise • Disturb other persons in park Storing Wildlife Attractants • Unlawfully store wildlife attractants

Refuse • Litter or cause litter • Fail to keep campsite / facility clean • Fail to restore campsite / facility to original condition Vehicles • Unlawfully take motor vehicle into park or possess or operate it • Speeding –more than 20 km/hr • Operate vehicle off roadway • Disobey stop sign Parking • Park vehicle in area not designated • Fail to display permit on parked vehicle Pets • Permit domestic animal to be without leash • Permit domestic animal to make excessive noise • Permit domestic animal to be in designated swimming area or on a beach • Permit domestic animal to disturb people • Permit domestic animal to be in a posted prohibited area

$125.00 $215.00 $125.00 $180.00

$155.00

$155.00

at www.e-laws.gov.on.ca . These laws are enforced by Provincial Park Wardens who have all the power and the authority of a member of the Ontario Provincial Police within a provincial park. Many of the listed offences could result in eviction from a provincial park. Evicted visitors are prohibited from re-entering

any provincial park for a period of 72 hours. Also, be aware that parking tickets are being issued within the park to help manage our parking problems. Park your vehicles in non-prohibited areas and be sure to display a valid park permit on the dash of your vehicle to avoid getting a parking ticket.

Explanation If you are 19 years of age or older, you are permitted to possess or consume alcoholic beverages ONLY on a registered campsite. Nowhere else in the park are open alcoholic beverages permitted. Provincial parks are established to provide a setting for peaceful and natural experiences. Rowdy behaviour which includes excessive noise, obscene language, or gestures, is not permitted. You cannot disturb any other person or interfere with their enjoyment of the park any time of the day or night. Do not maintain or store potential wildlife attractants, including food or beverages, food preparation or storage equipment, cooking devices or utensils, garbage or recycling products, scented products or any other item that is likely to attract wildlife like raccoons. Deposit all garbage and litter in the containers provided to discourage wildlife from becoming pests. Campsites and/or facilities must be clean at all times to eliminate potential hazards to park visitors and wildlife.

$155.00 $125.00 $155.00 $110.00

Off-Road vehicles (ATV’s) are not permitted in provincial parks because of the environmental damage they cause. Licensed motor vehicles may be operated on roads only. All provisions of the Highway Traffic Act apply on all park roads. Each vehicle in the park must have a valid permit. Bicycles are only allowed on park roads and are not permitted on park hiking trails.

$30.00

All vehicles must be parked in a designated area and display a valid park permit. You must prominently display your valid park permit on your dashboard.

$95.00

For health and safety reasons, your pet must be under control and on a leash not exceeding 2 metres at all times. You must ensure your pet does not damage or interfere with campsite vegetation or wildlife. You must ensure your pet does not interfere with others’ enjoyment of the park. Pets are not permitted in the swimming area, on the beach, or in a posted prohibited area at any time. In addition you must clean up after your pet.

Environmental Protection • Damage / deface / remove crown property • Disturb / harm / remove natural object • Cut / remove / harm plant or tree • Kill plant or tree • Disturb / kill / remove / harm / harass animal

$155.00 $155.00 $155.00 $180.00 $180.00

To maintain the park as a natural setting, the removal of natural objects is prohibited. All vegetation, wildlife, and natural features are protected in provincial parks. This includes the cutting or picking of any live growth and the damage of any natural or other object. You may not take any fallen or dead wood from a provincial park for the purpose of a campfire or other such intent.

Camping Permit • Fail to vacate & remove property from campsite on permit expiry • Unlawfully occupy campsite • Camp over time limit

$95.00 $155.00 $95.00

You are required to vacate and remove all property from your campsite by 2:00 PM on the date your permit expires. The maximum length of stay is 23 consecutive nights and 16 consecutive nights on an interior campsite, to ensure park visitors have an equal opportunity to enjoy our campsites.

Camping Equipment / Persons • Place more than 3 pieces of shelter equipment on campsite • Place more than one tent-trailer, house trailer, or self-propelled camping unit on campsite • Excessive number of persons occupying a campsite. Campfires • Start fire other than in fireplace or designated place • Start fire where notice of fire hazard is posted Fireworks • Possess fireworks • Ignite fireworks Hours of Closing • Enter park after closing hours • Remain in park after closing Firearms and Hunting • Use firearm in a provincial park • Possess firearm in a provincial park

$95.00

$180.00

Without a limit on the amount of camping gear allowed, campsites would quickly deteriorate, becoming larger, eventually destroying the surrounding vegetation. The maximum number of campers allowed per campsite and interior campsite is six persons at Charleston Lake. Fireplaces are designated by park staff for safety reasons. Restricting fires to these locations greatly reduces the risk of forest fires. At any time during a fire ban, no person is permitted to have a fire unless otherwise stated by the Park Superintendent.

$125.00 $180.00

Possession or use of fireworks is prohibited in provincial parks at all times. They constitute a fire hazard and disturb visitors who wish to enjoy the park in a peaceful manner.

$155.00

Only registered campers are allowed in a provincial park during the posted hours of closing (10 p.m. to 8 a.m.).

$180 $125

Possession and use of a firearm in the park is not permitted. Hunting is not permitted except in a specific area (i.e. Blue Mountain Area) of Charleston Lake Provincial Park and only in accordance with provincial and federal laws.

Fines are subject to change. This is not a complete listing of offences; please refer to the specific legislation.

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Make a Lasting Gift to Ontario Parks Provincial Parks are part of the fabric of Ontario; they’re part of our history, our culture, our natural environment. They play an essential role in preserving special landscapes for future generations. Every year thousands of people make new memories, connect with family and learn about the natural environment when they visit a park. The life of every Ontarian would be poorer without provincial parks. Ontario Parks is funded differently than many government departments. Only a small portion of the Ontario Parks’ budget comes from provincial taxes. Most of our funding comes from users, through day-use and camping fees, rentals, leases, etc. This allows us to manage the dayto-day operations of the parks system but limits our ability to fund many deserving projects such as species at risk research, improving trails, and providing educational programs for young people. Please consider supporting Ontario Parks through the Lasting Gift program at OntarioParks.com, whether it is a one-time donation, a gift to celebrate a loved one, or part of your estate planning. You can also directly support Charleston Lake Provincial Park by donating to the Friends of Charleston Lake Park.

Chris Robinson

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Charleston Lake Provincial Park Wondering what to do with your empty propane cylinder? H e r e ’ s w h at to d o

H e r e ’ s w h at n o t to d o

Keep our parks beautiful, safe and litter-free! Single use (non-refillable) propane cylinders should be deposited in Orange Drop collection cages found in many Provincial Parks. Refillable tanks should be refilled and reused as many times as it is safe to do so. Single use cylinders may also be brought to an Orange Drop collection site. Visit www.makethedrop.ca and search by postal code to find out where to drop-off your cylinders and other household hazardous waste. Safely disposing of your propane cylinders ensures that any remaining gases will be captured and the metal, valves and other elements will be recovered and reused. Orange Drop is operated by Stewardship Ontario, the industry-funding organization responsible for managing household hazardous waste such as propane cylinders, paints, solvents, non-rechargeable batteries, and other products that require special care for recycling or safe disposal.

A PROUD PARTNER OF ONTARIO PARKS

Because of risks to people and the environment: • Don’t discharge leftover propane into the atmosphere, even if the cylinder comes with a device to do this. • Don’t deposit any propane cylinders into your Blue Box. • Don’t put cylinders in the garbage. When it comes to the environment, we all have a responsibility!

We always need your help. Photo: Amy Whitehorne

To find out how to help or to become a member contact www.friendsofcharlestonlakepark.com

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Get inspired to keep fit with the Kingston Club! Come hike with us every weekend and midweek through interesting and historic locations at varying levels of difficulty.

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Wilson’s Tent & Trailer Park

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gift shop featuring our fresh stone ground flour.

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• Exploring Charleston Lake by water is one of the best ways to see this beautiful park • Canoe/kayak/paddleboards available for rental

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359

P

P

362

321

364 365 366 367 354 369 370 368 371 A 372 A 357 355 356 358

P

352

P

BEACH

323 361 363

329 328 325

327 326

SHADY RIDGE CAMPGROUND 350

331

332

330

Barrier Free Access Water Tap

349

348

333 334

335

336

338

Running's Bay No Motorboats

S e e G a t e h o u s e s t a f f f o r bo a t r e nta l s

Exploration starts here

Rental Canoes Personal Canoe Storage

AMPHITHEATRE

P

P

DAY USE AREA

Fisherman’s Point

HEMLOCK RIDGE TRAIL

Private Road

P

CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND

230 228

229

231

239

238

Swimming Pet Swimming

BEECH WOODS TRAIL

P 216 218

273

276

215 217 219 221 A

277

278

240

241

BAYSIDE CAMPGROUND

209 211 213 214

210 212

P

281

P 244

247 245 243 251 249

246 250 248

255 283 280

253

256 254 252

207

P

204

203

263 261 265 259

266

A Barrier Free Campsite Campfire Circle

DISCOVERY CENTRE

Picnic Area Public Telephone

CREEK

P

TO QUIDDITY AND TALLOW ROCK BAY TRAILS

BOARDWALK

Hiking Trails at the Park

Changehouses Comfort Station w/Showers

159

162 160

165

158

167

169

171

175

177

173

172A

101 176 174

100

172

102

103

168

105

104

155 157

180

178

107

186

108

109

179

111A

110

FIREWOOD/ICE CONCESSION

146 148 150 152 154

P 147

MEADOWLANDS CAMPGROUND

136 138

P 137

126 128

P

125

115

117

122 124

120 121 123

118

116

114

TO PARK ENTRANCE AND GROUP CAMPING AREA

G

GATEHOUSE / CANOE RENTALS

Garbage/Recycling Disposal Filling/Dumping Station

o

PARK OFFICE

TRAILER SANITARY STATION

Charleston Lake Provincial Park

Charleston Lake Provincial Park 2017 Information Guide  

Charleston Lake Provincial Park 2017 Information Guide