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New COVID-19 Update


Posted: June 26, 2020

1078 Bruce Road #12, Box 150

Formosa, ON N0G 1W0

(519) 367-3040 or publicinfo@svca.on.ca

www.svca.on.ca

UPDATE: June 25, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we are slowly opening and introducing additional services to the general public with respect to our Conservation Areas and Lands.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued patience and understanding. With your help and cooperation, we are hoping that our park services can continue to expand in conjunction with provincial standards.   

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SAUGEEN CONSERVATION PARKS AND LANDS

GENERAL MESSAGING

Please note:

  • Enhanced safety measures are in place at SVCA parks in accordance with public health guidelines to maintain physical distancing and comply with gathering limits.
  • Washroom use is limited to ensure visitors always stay six feet apart. Please follow in-park instructions. We have increased our cleaning schedule and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with public health guidelines.

DAY-USE AREAS (alphabetical order)

Allan Park Conservation Area (CA)

  • Trails remain open for passive recreational use
  • No picnic tables are available for use
  • No groups larger than 10 people can gather
  • SVCA encourages 2 metre social distancing from outside of a family unit

Mildmay/Carrick Managed Forest

  • This park remains closed for safety reasons as staff have not had the chance to remove trail hazards.

Stoney Island Conservation Area, Bell's Lake, Kinghurst Managed Forest, Greenock Swamp Wetland Complex

  • Trails remain open for passive recreational use such as hiking, canoeing, and nature appreciation
  • The ramp at Bell’s Lake is open
  • No groups larger than 10 people can gather
  • SVCA encourages 2 metre social distancing from those outside of a family unit

Sulphur Spring CA

  • Trails remain open for passive recreational use
  • No groups larger than 10 people can gather
  • SVCA encourages 2 metre social distancing from outside of a family unit
  • The washroom is available for use.  We have increased our cleaning schedule and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with public health guidelines. 
  • The picnic shelter is available on a first come, first serve basis for visitors.  Please note that picnic tables are not available.  You are welcome to bring your own chairs.
  • Playground equipment is not available due to the inability to sanitize between visitors

Varney CA

  • The washroom is avialable for use.  We have increased our cleaning schedule and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with public health guidelines.

CAMPGROUNDS (alphabetical order)

Brucedale CA

  • Only seasonal campers will be permitted
  • Washroom facilities are available for use.  We have increased our cleaning schedule and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with public health guidelines.
  • Showers will remain closed until further notice
  • Playgrounds, as well, remain off-limits
  • The pavilion is open, however, please bring your own chairs
  • No groups larger than 10 people can gather
  • SVCA encourages 2 metre social distancing from outside of a family unit
  • All events are cancelled until further notice
  • Wipes are available at the dump station. Please bring your own gloves
  • The Honey Wagon will be disinfected after each use. It must be picked up and dropped off at the Superintendent's campsite

Denny’s Dam CA (Managed by the Ontario Steelheaders Association)

  • Open to both seasonal and transient camping
  • The Ontario Steelheaders Association has provided portable washrooms for use. They have implemented a strict cleaning schedule in accordance with public health guidelines
  • The picnic shelter is currently closed
  • SVCA and the Ontario Steelheaders Association encourages 2 metre social distancing from outside of a family unit
  • All events are cancelled until further notice

Durham CA

  • Only Cedarview and Pinewood Campgrounds are open to transient and seasonal campers 
  • Washrooms and the picnic shelter at McGowan Falls remain closed.
  • Showers will remain closed until further notice
  • SVCA encourages campers to come self contained, as limited washroom facilities are available 
  • We have increased our cleaning schedule and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with public health guidelines.
  • Cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer are available outside and inside washrooms to use prior to and after using the facilities.
  • The activity centre will be open (wi-fi available), however, no gatherings larger than 10 people are allowed and bring your own seating
  • The playground equipment remains closed
  • Swimming at McGowan Falls and the Middle Durham Dam is open
  • No groups larger than 10 people can gather
  • SVCA encourages 2 metre social distancing from outside of a family unit
  • All events are cancelled until further notice
  • Wipes are available at the dump station. Please bring your own gloves.
  • To maintain visitor and staff safety, equipment rentals are presently not available  
  • Trails are all open for passive recreation

McBeath Conservation Area

  • Washrooms will not be open, please bring your own shovel
  • No groups larger than 10 people can gather
  • SVCA encourages 2 metre social distancing from outside a family unit
  • Please bring your own tablecloth for the picnic tables

Saugeen Bluffs CA

  • A number of sites will be available in the Maples Campground and the Campbell Horse Camp for transient campers.  The campground will not be open to full capacity at this time.
  • SVCA encourages campers to come self contained, as limited washroom facilities are available 
  • We have increased our cleaning schedule and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with public health guidelines
  • Showers will remain closed until further notice
  • SVCA encourages 2 metre social distancing from outside of a family unit
  • To maintain visitor and staff safety, equipment rentals are presently not available  
  • Canoe access point is now open
  • The wading pool, splash pad, playgrounds and the upper picnic shelter will all be closed
  • The picnic shelter in the lower campground will be open, however no gatherings larger than 10 people are allowed, and please bring your own seating
  • All events cancelled until further notice
  • Wipes are available at the dump station. Please bring your own gloves.
  • The Sutherland Centre will be closed daily but available for private rentals
  • Trails are all open for passive recreation
  • Cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer are available outside and inside washrooms to use prior to and after using the facilities.
  • The store is open, however, please respect physical distancing
  • No groups larger than 10 people can gather
  • The laundromat is open, please abide by social distancing rules

Public Health Measures

Safety of our visitors and staff is always our top priority. We will be implementing measures to address overcrowding and promote physical distancing in our park spaces and buildings during busy visitation times by limiting occupancy for day-use and camping in select conservation parks.

Saugeen Conservation will continue to provide regular updates as conditions change and to help keep you informed.  Once again, thank you for your continued support and understanding.  

 

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