Park Conditions Update
Thursday, May 25, 2017 by Sandy
CONDITIONS AT A GLANCE
|Island Lake Conservation Area||Walking trails, picnic areas and water access are available. Yellow Perch, Black Crappie and Northern Pike open for fishing.|
|~ Lakeside Trail||Trails are open and dry.|
|Terra Cotta Conservation Area||Self-serve fee station or display valid membership on your dashboard applies during the week, gatehouse open on weekends. Visitors Welcome Centre open weekends only.|
|Belfountain Conservation Area||Open daily 8:00am-9:00pm.|
|Ken Whillans Conservation Area||Open daily 7am – 8pm. Stocked: Rainbow Trout.|
|Rattray Marsh Conservation Area||The Waterfront trail by Turtle Creek is wet, debris covered in places and wooden bridges and boardwalks are slippery. Portions of the waterfront trail boardwalk west of the Sheridan Creek bridge are close to being submerged in water. Please be safe and stay on marked trails. Always exercise caution when using all trails.|
Summer hours for Island Lake CA are 8am – 9pm weekdays and 6am – 9pm weekends and holidays. Walking trails and water access are currently available. Water levels at Island Lake Conservation Area have returned to near normal springtime levels. There is currently no evidence of a negative impact to the fishery. Trail access parking areas are listed here: www.creditvalleyca.ca/VBLT.
Last fall a bear track was found at Island Lake however there have been no confirmed sightings of an actual bear. Unfortunately, we cannot predict what bears in the area will do and as such must advise there is always a risk of a local bear entering Island Lake. We are not closing any trails as we have no evidence of bears in the local vinicitiy but will continue to advise that all trail users be Bear Wise and follow the recommendations provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/prevent-bear-encounters-bear-wise
Terra Cotta Conservation Area is open daily from 8:00am-9:00pm. Monday to Friday, please pay the self-serve fee or display a valid membership on your dashboard, gatehouse staffed on weekends. The Visitor’s Welcome Centre will be open on weekends only. Please be aware that black fly season is upon us; plan your trip according to conditions.
Belfountain Conservation Area is open daily from 8:00am-9:00pm. A parking fee of $10.00 per vehicle applies on weekends only.
Ken Whillans is open daily from 7am – 8pm. Walking trails, shore fishing, and water access are available during these times.
GENERAL TRAIL USE
If parts of the trail system are closed, please respect and obey all posted signs. For park updates and closures due to weather and trail conditions, CVC’s corporate website at www.creditvalleyca.ca will display a red headline box at the top of all pages. You may also check back here for park conditions.
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