Overnight camping will be returning to Backus Conservation Area and Waterford North Conservation Area.
The Long Point Region Conservation Authority has put restrictions in place to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19. Only self-contained camping units with functioning washrooms will be allowed, no on-site washrooms will be available for campers. No tent camping will be allowed.
Certain other amenities, including park shower facilities, laundry units, pavilions, and the Backus swimming pool will also remain closed for the season.
The number of sites available at each conservation area will be limited to allow proper distancing between campers.
Deer Creek Conservation area, Norfolk Conservation Area and Haldimand Conservation Area will not be opening for overnight camping this year.
The LPRCA also confirmed that online reservations for day-use access to Deer Creek Conservation Area, Backus Heritage Conservation Area and Waterford North Conservation Area would soon be available. Pre-registration will be required for day-use.
“Thank you for your patience as we work to adapt to an unconventional operating season, we look forward to seeing you soon,” said a press release from Zachary Cox, marketing co-ordinator for the LPRCA.
Overnight camping fee rates can be found on the LPRCA’s website.
The reservation system for these campsites will open at 8 a.m. on July 10. Sites will be open for booking until Oct. 14, at longpoint.goingtocamp.com.