Emily Emily 2017 2017 Information InformationGuide Guide
By: Angela Chao
www.ontarioparks.com/park/emily Park Office --------------------------------------------------------------------705-799-5170 Reservations ----------------------------------------------------------------1-888-668-7275 Park Address: 797 Emily Park Road, RR #4, Omemee, ON, K0L 2W0 Mailing Address: 797 Emily Park Road, PO Box 340, Omemee, ON, K0L 2W0 Public Pay Phones ---------------------------------- near Park Office and Park Store
In an emergency, contact park staff immediately. Park Warden ------------------------------------------------- 705-760-2674
Ambulance, Police, Fire ----------------------------------------Our location for emergency responses: Emily Provincial Park, 797 Emily Park Road, City of Kawartha Lakes
Non emergency Contacts: OPP ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1-888-310-1122 Lindsay Hospital 10 Angeline Street, North Lindsay, ON ----------- 1-705-324-6111 Peterborough Hospital 1 Hospital Drive, Peterborough, ON, ------ 1-705-743-2121
Emily Provincial Park
Rates & Dates Operating Dates & Hours
Hill Campground Circle Campground Cedar Campground
May 12 – October 10 May 12 – October 10 May 12 – October 10
* with some site closures depending on weather
April 24 – October 10 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday Park Gatehouse Hours of Operation June 26 – September 3 – 7 days a week 8:00 am – 10:00 pm (11pm on Fridays) Spring and Fall – weekend hours as required on Fridays & Holidays Park Store Hours of Operation June 26 – September 3 – 7 days a week Please see bulletin boards for open times. Spring – Open as required on Weekends & Holidays
Park Fees (tax inclusive) Campsite Rate per Night
Ontario Persons with Disability
Reservation Fee Call Centre & Park $13.00 Reservation Fee $10.50 Change Reservation Fee (Minimum) $10.50 Cancellation Fee (Minimum) Reservation Fee Internet $11.00 Reservation Fee $8.50 Change Reservation Fee (Minimum) $8.50 Cancellation Fee (Minimum) Maximum 6 people per site. One vehicle permit is included with campsite permit. Additional vehicles require additional vehicle permits. Day Use Permit Rate May 12 – September 3 Daily Vehicle Permit (DVP) $14.50 Ontario Senior Citizen DVP $11.50 Ontario Persons with Disability DVP $7.25 Day Use Permit Rate September 4 – October 10 Daily Vehicle Permit (DVP) $11.25 Ontario Senior Citizen DVP $9.00 Ontario Persons with Disability DVP $5.50 Ontario Park discounts camping fees for Ontario residents over the age of 65 and for Ontario residents with a disability who have a CNIB identity card or an MTO disabled persons parking permit. Ontario Senior rates have been discounted by 20%, rates for Ontario persons with disabilities by 50%. MNR #4415 ISSN 1911-0774 ISBN 978-1-4606-9044-4 (Print. 2017 ed.) © 2017 Government of Ontario Printed in Canada
For all emergencies call 9-1-1 Park location is 797 Emily Park Road, City of Kawartha Lakes. 911 should not be used for general inquiries. Know your campsite number and have someone meet the emergency vehicle at the park entrance. This person will lead the emergency crew to the area where assistance is required.
is available at the gatehouse. directions to the emergency responder (i.e. campsite number, road location etc.). Again, have someone meet the crew at the park entrance. It is critical to remain calm throughout the emergency. The best way to handle an emergency is to prevent it. Please play safely during your visit to Emily Provincial Park.
During peak camping season, the gatehouse is open handling emergencies. Report your emergency to any park staff and they will assist you. It is critical to give all information possible to whomever you are speaking. Be sure to let staff know if you have called 911.
Phone Booth Locations There are two public telephones located in the park. All are marked on the map on the back of the tabloid. the Park Store.
CHANGES TO CAMPSITE RESERVATIONS FOR 2017
CAMPING AND SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY
1) Adjoining Campsites: campsites 310/311 and campsites 314/315 Commencing for the 2017 these adjoining sites will be reservable only as a double booking, meaning you have to book both pairs (310 with 311, or 314 with 315) at the same time. These double sites are for a group greater than 6 persons to a maximum of 12 persons. Two trailers can still be on each campsite and there is one desig -
Lightning, Strong Winds and Large Hail
Please note there are some updates to our campsite reservations for 2017 and these will take effect this fall and winter season in time for the reservations.
2) Electrical Campsites will be 100% reservable Commencing for the 2017 season all electrical campsites will become reservable. Emily Provin serve but these will be non-electrical only.
Many people enjoy the outdoors and so it’s important to know what to do when threatening weather approaches. Being aware of your surroundings is an important part of staying safe in the outdoors. Identify in advance the places where you could take shelter if threatening weather approaches. Here are some tips on what to do if you encounter the following phenomena.
If in a tent or tent-trailer, move to the closest comfort station/washroom or your hard-topped vehicle. Crouch down and cover your head. Avoid being near the tallest object, such as an isolated tree. “30-30” Lightning rule: Take appropriate shelter when you can count 30 seconds or fewer between the lightning and the thunder and remain sheltered for 30 minutes after the last thunder.
Heavy Rain/Flash Floods
Never cross rain swollen steams or rivers as the undercurrents could carry you downstream.
PICNIC TABLES Q&A:
Q: How many picnic tables are on a campsite? A: For a recreational campsite in a car-access campground, Ontario Parks provides a numbered campsite post with camping permit holder, a If any of these items are not available or are severely damaged, please notify a staff member Q: There is no picnic table on my campsite. What do I do? A: If there is no picnic table on your campsite upon check-in please notify a staff member or call the with one. Q: Do some campsites have a second picnic table? A: For a number of years Emily Provincial Park has been able to supply two picnic tables for the electrical campsites only, and we will attempt to maintain this number, but we can only guarantee one table per campsite. Q: Can I request additional picnic tables on my campsite? A: Unfortunately at most times we cannot accommodate these requests. We may not have any extra picnic tables in stock to provide to your campsite but we will certainly try our best to accommodate if we can. Please do not remove all picnic tables from any adjacent vacant campsites or day use areas. If you are camping with friends and family on multiple campsites and require additional tables, please feel free to move them to one of your sites, and replace when you are cooperation.
Move to a campground comfort station/washroom. Crouch and cover your head. If there is no comfort station or washroom nearby, evacuarea and cover your head with your hands. DO NOT get into your vehicle to escape a tornado! Strong tornados can overturn vehicles. Environment Canada issues Severe Weather Watches a heads up that severe weather is likely to develop within two to six hours. A Severe Weather Warning is issued as severe weather is occurring or just about to occur. A good way to stay current with the latest weather fore casts and warnings is to listen to Environment Canada’s Weatheradio broadcast. Compact, battery powered Weatheradio receivers are available in most electronic stores. Environment Canada’s Weatheradio web at www.msc.ec.gc.ca/msv/weatheradio/fact_sheet_e.cfm has a full list of transmitter locations.
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Bicycling at Emily
Bicycles are a great way to get around the park. They
It’s something no one likes to think about but every year there are children who become seperated from their parents.
cyclists. Park staff regularly use bicycles while at work. When cycling at the park there are some important safety considerations to keep in mind. • For everyone’s safety please be aware of pedestrian and • Bicycles are allowed only on campground roads, and are NOT permitted on the marsh trail. • vincial park. • right hand side of the roadway. • During lowlight conditions bicycles must be equipped • Ontario law states that: “All children under the age of 18 must wear bicycle helmets”. If children under 16 years of age are not wearing helmets, their parents may be charged. And youth (ages16-17) not wearing helmets may be charged. For more information on bicycling safety please speak to a park warden.
To make a reservation visit our website at www.ontarioparks.com or call 1 888 668 7275. Reservations can be made up to 5 months in advance of your arrival date. Occupying your Campsite • Maximum 6 people per campsite. • Day-use visitors are permitted in the park from 8am-10pm, after 10pm all visitors must be registered to a campsite. • Sites may have up to 3 pieces of shelter equipment AND one dining shelter. Only one camping trailer is permitted on a campsite. • All vehicles require a valid permit. One vehicle permit is included in the cost of the campsite. All other vehicles require additional vehicle permits. • Please display the white copy of your permit on the post, and the pink copy on the vehicle dash at all times. Renewing and Vacating your Campsite • Check-out time is 2:00pm. By this time you must have vacated your campsite. Your permit will allow you to stay in the park until 10:00pm. • If you are on a non-reservable campsite, you have until 8:00am to re-new the site. At 8:00am all sites scheduled to depart that day will be made available to new visitors. • If you require to shorten your stay, you must check out at the gate house.
This is a very stressful occurrence but it can be made easier by providing precise infomation about your child. Here are some key points: 1. Notify Park Staff Immediately 2. Provide as many details as possible (description, location, last seen, distinguishing features). 3. Remain Calm.
News Regarding Pleasure Craft Operation As of September 15, 2009, all persons who operate a carry proof of competency. Proof of competency can take one of three forms: • Proof of having successfully completed a boating safety course in Canada prior to April 1, 2009. • A Pleasure Craft Operators Card issued following the successful completion of an accredited test. • A completed rental-boat safety checklist (for power-driven rental boats, valid for the rental period). Boaters can obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card by taking an accredited Transport Canada boating safety test and achieving a mark of at least 75 percent. Transport Canada strongly recommends all boaters take a safety boating website at website at http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/debs-obs-menu-1362.htm or call 1-800-267-6687.
Water Safety – It’s Your Responsibility 1) There are no lifeguards on our beaches. Parents, children are your responsibility. Always supervise children and non-swimmers. This means watching them every second they are in the water. Why not swim with them? 2) Have children and non-swimmers wear a lifejacket when near the water. 3) Never swim alone. Everyone should always swim with a buddy. 4) Learn how to swim and learn prevention, water survival and rescue skills. 5)
Bears are not picky eaters Be BEAR WISE . Just like us, bears love will also chow down on candy wrappers, fish bait and toothpaste. Remember to
areas only. When wading into deeper water, why not swim in towards the shore? 6) Be responsible. Avoid alcohol when involved in water-related recreational activities. 7) Protect your neck. Never dive into shallow water from docks or shallow shorelines. 8) If you suspect a drowning or any other type of water emergency, immediately The ParkSmart program raises awareness of water safety and the importance of using Personal Floatation Devices (PFD’s). PFD’s are available at the Rental Shack, at the Park Store, in Emily Provincial Park.
clean your cooking equipment and secure food, garbage, and toiletries away from your tent. For more information on camping and bears, visit ontario.ca/bearwise
4. Remain at your campsite or a location that your child may return. Advise staff where you are. 5.If your child returns on his/her own notify a staff member immediately so we may call off the search.
Thank you all once again for choosing to visit Emily Provincial Park! You can always stay informed and get up to date information pertaining to Emily and other Ontario Parks by visiting https://www.ontarioparks.com /park/emily, liking us on Facebook (Ontario Parks – Emily) https://www.facebook.com/Ontario-Parks-Emily, following us on twitter (@emilyprovpark) https://twitter.com/EmilyProvPark, and Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/emilyprovpark/ You may notice some changes and updates to the park. The parking lots at each boat launch facility should be finalized sometime this year. Please also notice the additional picnic tables and new charcoal barbeque stands in the beach areas. Please pay particular attention to the new parking restrictions in the Campground Beach Area to help support these new areas and control vehicle traffic for everyone’s safety. We have started a construction project for a new Trailer Water Fill and Dumping Station this year. We are very excited with this as it will be in a new area of the park and help address your concerns with wait times and traffic congestion. This will be a big improvement over our current station and the new area should be open for fall. Work has also begun to restore the Marsh Boardwalk. This multi-phase project will take a few years to complete, but we commenced the first portion of this restoration project starting in February. The majority of the boardwalk will still be closed so please recognizethe trail closed signage where applicable. The entire park staff are committed in keeping our washrooms and facilities well maintained and clean. If you find any issues with the facilities during your stay please contact any staff member immediately so we can address the issue. The staff work very hard to keep the park pristine but can’t do it alone. With 300 campsites and over 75,000 visitors each year, you the visitors play a crucial role in the responsibility of keeping the park clean. Please use the proper disposal and recycling containers located throughout the park. When ready to depart your campsite, park users should be adopting the “no trace camping” philosophy and scanning your site for twist ties, garbage, cigarette butts, etc. This helps us immensely in ensuring the campsite is clean and ready for the next visitor. Please review our entire tabloid for information on regulations. I am also very interested to get our park users’ comments and feedback. You can leave your comments on your permit copy and deposit it in the drop box located on the exit road from the park, or use our email contact form on our webpage. Have a great stay!
Always call 911 in an emergency Call 1-866-514-2327 to report a sighting
ontario.ca/bearwise • 1-866-514-2327 • TTY 705-945-7641
Our beaches are unsupervised. When water is rough, STAY OUT!
Best regards, Jason Yakelashek Park Superintendent
Park Store and Rental Shack
THE PARK STORE Your One Stop Shop
he Emily Provincial Park Store boasts a wide variety of items, for all your camping needs. From basic cooking supplies, to cold and sugary treats, and of course, this is your source for all Ontario Parks merchandise. The store is located beside the day use beach area, and is open 7 days a week during peak season. To find more information about our services please check with the gatehouse or on informational boards around the park for store hours and deals! Enjoy the 2017 season, and we hope to see you soon! The Emily Park Store Team
A PROUD PARTNER OF ONTARIO PARKS
Firewood • Ice • Camping Supplies • Basic Groceries • Souvenirs • Ice Cream
THE RENTAL SHACK
BE PARKsmart - ASK ONTARIO PARKS’ STAFF ABOUT BORROWING A PFD!
IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITYY
ooking for a little adventure while at Emily? Rent a canoe and explore the marsh on the Pigeon River. You may have the chance to see one of the many of the critters that call it home such as the Red Winged Black Bird, Painted Turtle, and Great Blue Heron. You can also rent paddle boats for a more relaxing stroll along the water front or why not try your hand at stand up paddle boarding! Interested in fishing, but forgot your equipment? We have a large selection of fishing rods and tackle available through the OFAH tackleshare program. The rental shack is located next to the park store, and offers a wide variety of boats and other recreational equipment. PFDs and safety equipment is available to borrow at no cost, and is included in all boat rentals.
PARKsmart PFD LENDING
Please consult the park store, gatehouse, or bulletin boards around the park for rental times and fees.
Borrow Fishing Equipment for FREE
1) There are no lifeguards on our beaches. Parents, children are your responsibility. 2) Always supervise children and non-swimmers. This means watching them every second they are in the water. And when water is rough – STAY OUT! 3) Have children and non-swimmers wear a PFD when near the water. 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? 7) Be responsible. Avoid alcohol when involved in waterrelated 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.
THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTING PARTNERS:
Watercraft available from the Rental Shack: For a complete list of 140 loaner sites, dates and locations for Travelling Tackleshare events please visit: tackleshare.com
• Canoes • Kayaks • Paddle Boats • Paddle Boards Brought to you by:
• Fishing Equipment (OFAH Tackleshare) • Various sports equipment • Lifejackets & safety equipment • Extension cords • Coolers
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! should be deposited in Orange Drop collection 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
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!
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.
Firewood bags can be disposed of with garbage, we no longer collect them. You can use them as garbage bags in order to extend its life.
Keep your campsite clean, this includes all litter (i.e. bottle caps, candy wrappers & cigarette butts) Please dispose of waste daily at the central garbage/ recycling centre (your firepit and campsite post are not appropriate locations)
Littering is Provincial Park Offence, for more information see the Summary of Offences on pg. 15, or speak to a park warden. Thanks for all your help!
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.
Make a Lasting Gift to Ontario Parks P 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
Snapping Turtle Spike
Spike is a common snapping turtle, who needed a home, and found one with us in 2014. As a baby turtle he was removed from the wild by an individual, and later confiscated by the MNRF. Since he spent so long in a tank he cannot be released into the wild. He has found a new purpose and helps the staff recount his story to our visitors about the importance of turtles, how we can help protect them, and how to move them safely off the road. Spike has an outdoor area adjacent to the Park Office and a indoor habitat to spend the winter months. Check out the bulletin boards to learn when you can meet Spike.
Pick-up litter when you see it on vacant sites, near the park store, beach or playground. We do our best, but with your help the park will be more beautiful for everyone to enjoy!
rovincial Parks are part of the fabric of Ontario; they are 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.
HELP US KEEP THE PARK CLEAN Park Maintenance staff work very hard to keep the park in the best shape possible, but with over 300 campsites and a maintenance staff of less than 10 it can be a big job, especially during our peak season - July and August. Here are a few ways we would love for you to lend a hand!
camping fees, rentals, leases etc. This allows us to manage the day-to-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 making a lasting gift to Ontario Parks; whether it is a one-time donation, a gift to celebrate a loved one or part of your estate planning. To learn more about the lasting gift program and how your donation will be spent, visit OntarioParks.com.
For years Emily Provincial Park staff have witnessed the predation of turtle nests by skunks, raccoons, and even crows! In late spring female turtles leave the river in search for the perfect nesting spot and many choose Emily’s day-use beach area. Unfortunately the mother turtle’s scent leads the egg predators right to the nests; many were dug up before the staff noticed the eggs were laid. In order to reduce the number of predated turtle nests Emily Staff covers them with a wooden framed mesh barrier to keep the predators out!
HAZARDOUS TREES Winter Clean-Up
This past winter of 2016-17, Emily Provincial Park removed a larger number of hazardous trees. These trees were identified using a certified risk assessment. Most trees that were cut down were ash, either infected or proned to be infected by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer lays its eggs under the bark of an ash tree. The hatching larvae will eat and create tunnels, causing girdling in the tree, cutting off the flow of food and water. Branch mortality leads to whole tree mortality, and eventually causing tree death. These trees were in danger of falling on campsites, park roads and trails. Over two hundred trees were removed between January and March and mostly in the Circle Camground. Unfortunately for some of these campsites the privacy, shade and quality may have changed. Restoration work has already begun and will continue this fall as we plant more local species to replace the cut trees. Further tree risk assessments will be ongoing as we con tinue to address any hazard tree removal on an ongoing basis. We were able to mill some of the ash and use this lumber for picnic table and benches in the park. For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer please visit the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry website.
Natural Heritage Education
What is Natural Heritage Education? The Natural Heritage Education (NHE) program at Emily Provincial Park is your link to the natural world around you. We offer educational programs for visitors of all ages. Each program will have you discovering and learning through a variety of activities including everything from crafts, to guided walks, evening talks, and special guests. We aim to make your stay enjoyable and educational. Be sure to check the bulletin boards and social media sites for program times and locations.
Have a question specific to natural heritage? Not sure what that bug is crawling on your site? Did you hear a strange noise while walking around and you want to identify it? Perhaps you would like to know more about the history of Emily Provincial Park. Take a photo, record that sound, or write down your questions and talk to any one of our natural heritage staff members and we will gladly find you an answer! You can also ask our biologist from Ontario Parks by using #AskanOPNaturalist on Twitter. Enjoy the programming and give us feedback using your comment cards!
Children’s Programs Getting outdoors and connecting with nature is an important part of a child’s development. It builds their confidence, imagination, teaches responsibility, and most importantly creates a unique sense of wonder for kids that no other environment can provide. Every day children ask questions about the earth and the life that it supports and we want to nurture that curiosity. These programs are aimed towards those age 3 - 15 and include a wide variety of activities for different learners to enjoy. Here are just a few of the programs we offer. In Sandy Hands come prepared to play on the beach and learn about Emily’s critters and build your very own in the sand. Wanting to stay a little cooler? Join us for one of our many themed hikes. Our most popular is called Running like the Critters in which kids learn to move like some of the animals in the park. Remember to wear comfortable shoes during this particular activity. One of the craft programs you won’t want to miss is titled Crayfish Creations. Learn about and create a cranky crusteacean of your own and play our fun crayfish survival game.
Evening Programs Are you more of a night owl? Evening programs are regularly presented Thursday to Saturday and this is where our education staff take the time to put on some more elaborate performances. You can find everything from campfires, to interactive games such as jeopardy, sing-a longs, and even some scripted performances. All ages are welcome! Interested? Here are some examples of what we present at night. Mythbusters is a highly interactive program in which we debunk some of the most common misconceptions surrounding the wonderful animals that call Ontario Parks home. While our program isn’t hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, our staff is just as funny and do a fantastic job getting the crowd involved in the demonstrations. You can also explore the woods at dark on one of our many night hikes focused on nocturnal animals and the things that go bump in the night. Flashlights are welcomed to come along. We also have a fun series of identification programs which includes Hippity Hoppity Frogs. This program will have you exploring the world of these tiny amphibians and explain why they are so important to our ecosystems. See you there!
Special Events and Guests We like to think we can do it all, but sometimes we just don’t have the equipment or skills to do so. That’s where our friends come in. We are so lucky to be nestled in the heart of the Kawarthas surrounded by some amazing talent, wonderful organizations, and dedicated volunteers. They all offer amazing programming that you won’t want to miss during your stay at Emily. Be sure to check out the monthly event posters on the bulletin boards for updated information on all our upcoming events. The Canadian Canoe Museum who will be offering two of their award winning educational programs. We also have Sensational Snakes who will be visiting the park to provide visitors with a chance to get a closer look at many of the endangered herptiles in Ontario. The Peterborough Astronomical Association will be visiting us on August 25. They will be setting up multiple telescopes near Picnic Shelter #1 giving visitors a chance to view the night sky and ask questions. To see the full list head to https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/emily or scan the QR code.
Explore Emily with our Self-Guided Activities Self-Guided Quests
“I Discovered Emily!” Journal
On the rare occasion that there is no scheduled programming, we suggest swinging by the Park Store and picking up one of these amazing activity sheets. For almost a decade, Emily Provincial Park has been creating fun and educational pamphlets called Self-Guided Quests. These are available all summer long and offer opportunities for visitors to explore and learn about Emily Provincial Park, the natural world, and the environmental history of the region through self-guided activities.
In order to help protect the natural setting at Emily Provincial Park we ask that you take only memories and leave only footprints behind. With over 75,000 visitors each year the park inspires and connects campers to nature in a variety of ways. We would like to help you remember your visit to our park by providing a small journal for you to use and document all your memories.
There is a wide variety of options and there is something for everyone; big and small, old and young, veteran or new camper to Emily. We have 5 different categories to choose from including: Habitat, Historical, Species Protection, Invasive Species, and Camping. With over 15 different self-guided activities and several new ones added every summer you will always have something to do, even on rainy days. Once completed the quest, attend one of our Natural Heritage programs, and have it signed by one of the staff members there at the end of the activity. Remember to return to the Park Store so you can claim the prize waiting for you! Prize bags are limited to 1 per camper.
Interpretive Marsh Trail While Emily Provincial Park doesn’t have the longest trail system in Ontario Parks we do have a really fun, and interactive one that you and the family can explore! Last season we spent some time fixing and improving our trails and will continue to do so this year.
These journals are free and can be found, all summer long, at the Gate House and Park Store. They include engaging activities like drawing your campsite, a check list of things to explore and see while at Emily, and space to place photos from your trip. When completed we would love to take a look and see all the neat things you got up to. Be sure to share it with us on social media and tag us @EmilyProvPark on Twitter and Instagram or on Facebook at @Ontario Parks - Emily.
Experience the thrill and excitement of landing your first catch! Join a family-friendly Learn to Fish experience and learn how to identify fish, rig a rod and cast a line. Equipment and bait is provided. Visit ontario.ca/learntofish for a complete program schedule. ontario.ca/learntofish
Charter Challenge Here at Emily Provincial Park we are a proud supporter of the Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter which aims to get children outside and to discover the wonders of nature. At Emily Provincial Park you can check off many of the activities on the list and then some. On July 21, 2017, join us for Healthy Parks Healthy People as we will be running nine different programs to help you with this task. See you then!
The Learn to Camp and Learn to Fish programs have been running for several years within Ontario Parks, and here at Emily Provincial Park we are entering our 5th season. These programs teach people all about safe and fun camping and fishing. Learn to Camp participants receive all the equipment needed for a weekend outdoors and provided with staff-led programming to guide them through their first camping trip. Learn to Fish is another program we offer to those who want to give fishing a try. This staff-led session includes one hour of on-land instructions, including fish ID, fishing rules and regulations, and safety. Followed by an hour of fishing off the docks with all bait and gear provided.
Last summer we installed 5 new interpretive signs, with more to come, that tell the story of the forest in Emily Provincial Park. Learn about the different types of trees in the area and how to identify them based on key characteristics such as colour, bark composition, and leaf design.
Please see information boards around park for times and location of the Learn to Fish sessions. Please preregister at the Gatehouse. Space is limited.
Learning how to identify trees can be a daunting task, and memorization can be even more difficult. Before you hit the trail, stop by the Park Store and pick up one of our Interpretive Trail Books. At each sign you will find a laminated leaf. Place your booklet down on top of the leaf and use a pencil or crayon to rub down the page to collect your leaf print. It works best when you use the side of the utensil rather then the pointed end. At the end you will have created your own ID book to use in the future when on hikes around the area to identify different trees. .
July 21, 2017
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Ticks and Lyme Disease
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What you need to know
Do 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 loved ones. There are many different species of ticks and not all of them carry Lyme disease. The most common tick you may encounter is the American Dog Tick, which does not carry Lyme disease. The only tick that carries Lyme disease in Ontario is the Blacklegged (Deer) Tick, Ixodes Scapularis. Both ticks can be found in the wooded areas or tall grass habitats. In Ontario, Blacklegged ticks are more commonly found in rural areas along the north shores of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River. Black legged ticks are known to feed on migratory birds and as a result, they can be transported throughout the province. Therefore, while the potential is low, it is possible for people to encounter Blacklegged ticks, or to be infected with Lyme disease from the bite of an infected Blacklegged tick, almost anywhere in the province.
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Invasive Species Management What can you do to help?
Invasive species have now become an all too common thing to hear about in the news. Here at Emily we are taking steps to help return the land to its natural state by removing many of the common, but less talked about, species that plague the park. Last year we partnered with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and managed to survey the entire area thanks to the hard work of some of our students. How can you help? This year, like last, we will be running invasive species information sessions that will teach you how to identify these plants and animals that damage the natural balance of the area. We then invite you to participate in a controlled removal of a certain species that is effecting the park. Everyone can get involved! Please remember that removing plants at any other time is considered an offense.
Leaves of three - let them be! Identifying and treating poison ivy Reactions to poison ivy can include a rash, swelling, blisters, and itching. These reactions can happen within ten minutes, or could take as long as a few days to develop. Most reactions will only last about five to twelve days, but an extreme reaction may last as long as one month! The best line of defense against poison ivy is to simply avoid the plant, but sometimes this can prove to be difficult. Every part of the plant contains
Blacklegged Ticks Ixodes scapularis, on a blade of grass. Photo by: Jim Gathany, CDC
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Ticks feed slowly, and an infected tick must feed on a person for at least 24 hours in order to infect them with the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease. Because of this delay, prompt detection and removal of ticks is one of the of the most important activities for preventing Lyme disease. If you become infected from a tick bite, symptoms usually begin within 1 - 2 weeks, but can take as long as one 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, nervous system, and joints can occur months or years later. Lyme disease is easily treated in the early stages so seek medical attention if you feel unwell. When you are out in tick habitat you can better protect yourself by taking a few precautions: 1. Wear long sleeves and tuck your pants into your socks 2. Wear light coloured clothing so you can detect ticks before they attach. 3. Use insect repellent containing “Deet” (Please follow manuafacturer’s directions) 4. Conduct a tick check. Look on your clothes, body and pets. Pay close attention to your groin, scalp & armpits.
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urushiol oil, which is what causes the dreaded reaction. If you think you may have come into contact with poison ivy, make sure to remove contaminated clothing carefully to avoid spreading the oils. Then, as soon as possible, wash all exposed skin with dish soap to help remove the oil.
By following these simple suggestions you can have a safe and enjoyable time exploring Emily Provincial Park. For more information please consult the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ disease/lyme.aspx or visit www.ontario/lyme What you should do if you find a tick? - 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 the 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 to the local Health Unit, or alternatively you can take the tick to your family doctor for testing - Watch for symptoms & seek medical attention if you feel unwell or if you cannot safely remove the tick. What should you not do? - Do not grasp around the bloated belly and squeeze the tick - Do not use a match, heat or chemicals to remove it - Do not twist the tick when pulling it out
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Recreational Activities MILLTOWN MINI GOLF 705-743-7789
LANG PIONEER VILLAGE 705-295-6694
This family orientated amusement park located in Peterborough is situated on more than 2 acres of beautiful park land. The amusement park contains mini-putt, batting cages, rock-wall climbing, gemstone panning, treasure hunt, and much more.
Established in 1967, Lang Pioneer Village Museum is an outdoor museum that features over 25 restored and recreated buildings typical of a small 19th-century village. Costumed interpreters roam the picturesque village demonstrating the life and trades of a settler in the 1800’s. The village contains buildings that were re-located from within Peterborough County, a fulloperational grist mill, and a newly designed weaver shop which houses an authentic Jacquard loom. Lang Pioneer Village is the perfect location to retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern living and enjoy the pleasures of an era gone by.
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History and Culture come together in a unique setting at Kawartha Settlers’ Village. Once a thriving family farm, the ten acres of Kawartha Settler’s Village is now home to a fascinating collection of historic homes and buildings. Experience what life was like for the pioneers in the Kawarthas as you stroll leisurely through the Village.
ART GALLERY OF PETERBOROUGH 705-743-9179 Featuring contemporary art exhibitions, lectures, adult and children’s art classes, a gallery shop, creative children’s camps, family days and a dynamic volunteer program. Located in downtown Peterborough in Del Crary Park next to Little Lake. Admission is FREE!
CURVE LAKE CULTURAL CENTRE 705-243-1646
Step into history at the Curve Lake Cultural Centre and immerse yourself in the diverse culture of Curve Lake First Nation. With artifacts and unique exhibits, we will take you into a world of storytelling, art, history, and ceremony.
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Local Festivals PETERBOROUGH MUSICFEST
The sparks begin at Del Crary Park every Wednesday and Saturday night from July 1, 2017 and ending on August 26, 2017. These free concerts have had popular bands such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Tegan and Sara, Walk Off the Earth, Emerson Drive, and Randy Bachman, and Chad Brownlee gracing the Fred Anderson Stage. For updated details head to the website.
KAWARTHA ROTARY RIBFEST
http://thekawarthas.ca/event/rotary-ribfest/ This annual 3 day event is organized by Kawartha Rotary Club and is co-sponsored by Peterborough Downtown Business Area. Ribfest is a BBQ Ribs & Beer Festival with live entertainment. Professional Ribbers and assorted local food vendors participate in this event.
http://www.ptbopulse.com/ Peterborough's largest free recreation program returns Saturday, July 15th, 2017! Peterborough Pulse invites the whole city to walk, bike, dance, play and socialize in spaces typically used by cars. For one summer day, George Street transforms into a vibrant car-free corridor filled with families pushing strollers, cyclists and roller-skaters, Karate and Zumba, art and music, and more.
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Join the Kawarthas in celebrating the 163rd annual exbition with livestock shows, 4-H, horse pull, demo derby, concerts, truck/tractor pulls, homecrafts, Jr. Arts, midway, children’s activity centre, ambassador competition, parade, vendors.
Water & Historical Sites TRENT-SEVERN WATERWAY (TSW) National Historic Site of Canada
Year after year, the TSW, meandering 386 km along central Ontario, continues to create unique experiences. After each spring thaw, the TSW’s historic locks and canals open, linking a passageway so magnificent it has been named “one of the finest interconnected systems of navigation in the world.”
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ESCAPE MAZE 705-740-3637
www.escapemaze.com These escape rooms will push you to exercise your critical thinking, problem solving and brainstorming skills. They love to entertain people and design new challenges.
PTBO AXE THROWING CLUB 705-768-2846
https://www.ptboaxe.com/ Peterborough Axe Club is an axe throwing club where people compete for leaderboard ranking against their friends and soon-to-be friends.
RIVERVIEW PARK AND ZOO
http://www.peterboroughutilities.ca/Park_and_Zoo We are a unique facility offering attractions to people of all ages. Riverview Park and Zoo is a fabulous place to enjoy a leisurely stroll in a peaceful and tranquil setting while experiencing the natural beauty of Peterborough.
OFAH HUNTING & FISHING HERITAGE CENTRE http://www.hfhc.ca/visit/
Guided tours of Ontario’s long hunting and fishing history, learn about native and invasive species, live animal feed ings, or take in a nature film. This is just a quick list of some of the amazing activities found at this unique centre!
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ROCK & ROPE CLIMBING CENTRE 705-745-2333
This festival showcase 25+ transformational classes and workshops with many diverse teachers as well as offering meditations, kirtan music, kid's tent and classes, a yogi market and more. Updated schedule can be found online.
The Rock and Rope Climbing Centre is an indoor rock climbing facility located in the heart of Peterborough. They offer high quality climbing and a full range of difficulty for all ability levels. Intro lessons available.
Lock 32, built more than 160 years ago, was the first lock constructed on the waterway. Located in the heart of Bobcaygeon, boaters can find a variety of facilities and services nearby. Overnight mooring is available above and below the lock.
http://www.cineplex.com/Theatre/galaxy-cinemas -peterborough Need a moment away from the bugs? Why not take in a movie in downtown Peterborough. Aracade, resturant, and coffee shop are also found inside.
PETERBOROUGH LIFT LOCK 705-750-4950
One of only two hydraulic lift locks on the Waterway, Lock 21 is the highest hydraulic lock in the world. Quiet overnight mooring is located at the upper level. The Visitor Centre is located next to the lock, where visitors can find washrooms, exhibits, and films. There are plenty of services available within a 10-minute walk to the East City area of Peterborough.
CINEPLEX PETERBOROUGH 705-749-2000
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Lakeview Bowl is located in Downtown Peterborough, in the Market Plaza across from Little Lake. We offer 24 5-pin lanes, 12 10-pin lanes, a fully licensed bar, and lunch counter. There are a variety of bowling services available including open bowl, birthday parties, group functions, league bowling and a pro-shop.
ZAP ATTACK LASER TAG 705-760-9998 http://zapattack.ca/
Peterborough Lift Lock
The goal of the game is to tag your opponents as many times as possible, while players avoid being tagged themselves. Fun for all ages and walk ins are welcomed!
2017 Kawartha Conservation Ken Reid Conservation Area – 35 Minutes
Ken Reid offers over 10km of various loop trails that lead through forests, meadows and wetlands. A favourite route includes the Wetland bordering Sturgeon Lake. Directions: From the park turn left onto Emily Park Road. Turn left at Peace Rd, and follow to Sturgeon Rd/County Rd 7. Turn right onto Sturgeon Rd and follow to Pigeon Lake Rd/County Rd 17. Turn left onto Pigeon Lake Rd and follow into Lindsay, becomes Queen St. Turn right onto Victoria Ave, turn left onto Colburne St, turn right onto Angeline St. Follow Angeline to Kenrei Rd, turn right and follow Kenrei Rd to Ken Reid Conservation Area.
Windy Ridge Conservation Area – 15 Minutes
Windy Ridge Conservation Area is an ideal spot for a relaxing walk, hike, cycle or snowshoe in the open air. A multi-use loop trail of 1.3 kilometres begins with a gentle climb, then winds south for a short walk to the spectacular lookout. From there, the trail leads water’s edge, before looping back through an open meadow to the parking area. Directions: From the park turn right onto Emily Park Rd. At the lights turn right onto Hwy 7. Follow Hwy 7 to Mount Horeb Rd, turn left. Follow Mount Horeb Rd to Windy Ridge Conservation area. There is parking onsite.
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Petroglyphs Provincial Park – 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
Deep within a forest northeast of Peterborough is the largest known concentration of Aboriginal rock carvings in Canada. Carved into the white marble rock face hundreds of years ago, the 900 petroglyphs depict turtles, snakes, birds, humans and other images. Hiking trails meander through surrounding forests, wetlands and rocky ridges; and range in length from 1 km to 4 km. Entry is included with your valid Ontario Parks camping permit.
Please Note: Petroglyphs is open 10am-5pm, and during the shoulder seasons (May&Jun,Sept&Oct) Petroglyphs is closed Monday&Tuesday, with the exception of Holiday Mondays. Directions: From the park turn left onto Emily Park Road, follow the road as it curves right becomes Yankee Line/County Rd 14. At Ennismore, cross the causeway to Bridgenorth and turn left onto Ward St., then left onto Selwyn Line/County Rd 20. turn left onto Hwy 28. Follow Hwy 28 to Northey’s Bay Rd/County Rd 56, and follow to Petroglyphs Provincial Park.
Page 13 Mark S. Burnham Provincial Park – 30 Minutes
Located east of Peterborough Mark S. Burnham Provincial Park is home to a mature hardwood forest, and contains 1.5 km of easy walking trails. Park gate is open from mid-May to early October, but the park is accessible all year. Directions: From the park turn right onto Emily Park Rd. Follow this road south until you reach hwy 115. Go east (towards Peterborough) on 115, until you reach hwy 7. Follow hwy 7 East, Mark S. Burnham is located on the left. There is parking available within the park.
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The Trans Canada Trail – 5 Minutes
Gamiing Nature Centre – 10 Minutes
The Kawartha Trans Canada Trail is 44km linear trail that travels east to west between Peterborough County and the Region of Durham. This unique four season route of historic and cultural heritage links communities, parkland, farmland and the natural environment by providing opportunities for nature appreciation and interpretation, hiking, walking, cycling, horseback riding and snowmobiling, and preserves the corridor for present and future generations. Directions: From the Park turn right onto Emily Park Road. The Trans Canada Trail is 2.5km South of the Emily Provincial Park.
You can park on the East or West side of the road at the trailhead.
Emily Tract – 5 Minutes
Emily Tract is over 99 hectares of mixed forest property located on Peace Rd, just West of the park. There are several trail loops exploring unique glacial land features such as moraines and eskers winding through the property. Directions: From the Park turn left onto Emily Park Road, then an immediate left onto Peace Road. Drive over the bridge, past the subdivision and Emily Tract will be on your left hand side just around the bend in the road.
Last season we started a multiphase project to improve the trails around the park. It began last season with the restoration of the Marsh Trail which now includes a series of interactive interpretive signs. Over the winter season we started to restore the Marsh Boardwalk. Please be patient and respect trail closure signs. Enjoy the trails!
Gamiing Nature Centre is home to a beautiful mixed wood forest, containing over 7kms of trails to choose from you can hike through the woods or along the marsh and see a large variDirections: From the park turn left onto Emily Park Rd. Then an immediate left onto Peace Rd. Once over the bridge turn right onto Centreline Rd. Follow Centreline Rd until you get to Pigeon Lake Rd, turn right. Follow Pigeon Lake Rd for 5 km and Gamiing Nature Centre is on your right hand side. There is parking onsite.
60 Celebrations! Emily has reached another milestone this year and we invite everyone to participate in the celebrations August 10th - 12th. A lot has changed in the park since it was created in 1957 but we still hold onto all the fond memories it has given us. Our NHE department has many fun activities in the works for this 3 day event so you won’t want to miss out! Come for the day or spend the night because we would love to see you there. In order to honour all the memories Emily has given us, throughout the summer, we will be creating a mural to enshrine these special moments. Each participant will receive a small square space to paint and sign and the backdrop will be used in future park programming so that everyone can see what Emily means to the community it has created.
Hallowe’en Haunt! Camping season doesn’t end on Labour Day. Emily Provincial Park and many others remain open until Thanksgiving Long Weekend. In order to celebrate this fact we put on our Hallowe’en Haunt festivities. Here’s a little of what we have in store for you on this incredible weekend! On Friday, if you would like to participate, we invite you to decorate your campsite and join in the events occuring that night, including our Haunted Walk. Do you think you’re brave enough to face the haunted trail? Along the way you will find haunted stations with staff dressed in spooky
outfits. Be prepared for several jump scares! Once through join other brave souls by the fire to warm up and share your experience. On Saturday we invite you to take part in the Pumpkin Carving Contest in the afternoon. Stick around afterwards and vote in the group judging portion. Prizes will be awarded to those in several different categories. Later on in the evening get dressed up and walk around the campgrounds trick-or-treating with friends and family while admiring everyones amazingly decorated sites. Be sure to drop by the Gate House as well! This event draws a huge crowd, and is very popular with campers, so be sure to book early.
Some of the activities for the weekend will include a very neat Art in the Park where we will be creating paper mache critters. This is a messy program so come prepared to get dirty and covered in glue! We will also be hosting several different fun hikes throughout the weekend for the whole family to enjoy which will include stops along the finished section of restored Marsh Boardwalk. This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of celebrations. More information will be released closer to the date so be sure to check out the events page on the Ontario Parks website and follow our social media accounts for more information. If you have any memories of the park you would like to share with us on social media use #Emily60th for a chance for it to be reshared onto one of our accounts.
Details for the event will be released closer to the day. In order to stay up to date remember to visit https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/emily and check out the events page or by following us on social media. You can find more detail, along with our social media handles, on page 2 of the tabloid. While there please share with us your experience of the festivities by using the hashtag #hauntedemily. Your photo just may be featured in next years tabloid! If you would like to see more of these types of activities and programs next year be sure to leave a comment using your comment card in the box when you leave.We read each one and suggestions are always welcomed!
Summary of Provincial Park Offences
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, the 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 Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act and other legislation governing behaviour in provincial parks website at www.e-laws.gov.on.ca. These laws are enforced
OFFENCE Alcoholic Beverages • Have liquor in open container other than residence (campsite) • Consume liquor in other than residence • Have open container of liquor in vehicle • Person under 19 years having liquor • Being intoxicated in a public place • Unlawfully have liquor in listed park (during alcohol ban) Rowdyism / Noise • Use discriminatory, harassing, abusive or insulting language or gestures • Make excessive noise • Disturb other persons • Operate audio device in prohibited area 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 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 Camping Permit • Fail to vacate and remove property from campsite on permit expiry • Unlawfully occupy campsite • Camp over time limit 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 campground campsite/interior campsite
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EXPLANATION If you are 19 years of age or older, you are permitted to possess or consume alcoholic beverages on a registered campsite only. Many parks enforce a complete alcohol ban on Victoria Day and for the preceding ten days. An alcohol ban is also in effect at Sibbald Point Provincial Park on ames, possession of alcohol is prohibited everywhere within parks imposing the alcohol ban. 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. Operation of an audio device (such as a radio, stereo, TV, etc.) in a radio free area is prohibited.
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.
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 parks visitors and wildlife.
$125.00 $100.00 $125.00 $85.00 (plus 3 demerit points) $30.00
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Off-Road vehicles are not permitted in Provincial Parks because of the environmental damage they cause. Licenced motor vehicles may be operated on roads vehicle in the park must have a valid permit. Bicycles are only allowed on park roads and on designated bike trails. All vehicles must park in a designated area and display a valid park permit. You must prominently display your valid park permit on your dashboard. For health and safety reasons, your pet must be under control and on a leash not exceeding 2 meters 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.
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 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 You are required to vacate and remove all property from your campground campsite or interior campsite by 2:00 p.m. on the date your permit expires so that others may have access to it. The maximum length of stay in a Provincial Park campground is 23 consecutive nights and 16 consecutive nights on an interior campsite, to ensure park visitors have an equal opportunity to enjoy our campsites and limit environmental impact. 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 campground campsite is six persons and the maximum number of campers allowed on an interior campsite is nine persons.
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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
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Only registered campers are allowed in a provincial park during the posted hours of closing (10 p.m. to 8 a.m.).
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