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COVID-19 — restrictions and closures that could impact fishing and hunting

Last modified on May 30th, 2020 at 11:26 am

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UPDATE: The provincial government announced on May 14 that marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches may open for recreational use. Please note that boat launches and marinas will be permitted to open as of May 16, while many other things, including rod and gun clubs, may open as of May 19. Please see the province’s media release here for more details.

We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy in these unprecedented and challenging times. We also know that many of you continue to have questions related to the impact that COVID-19 has had and continues to have on your spring outdoors pursuits.

Some restrictions have been lifted across the province, per the government announcement on May 14, and more will be lifted in the days to come. However, some municipalities and Conservation Authorities still have restricted access to their lands, and many retailers that usually offer fishing and hunting licences may not yet be open to the public.

Below we will continue to update the list of closures across the province in an attempt to keep you informed, while adding updates on the change in restrictions as we are made aware of them. This list will change daily, so please check back often.

This is not an exhaustive list at this time and details of this list are subject to change on a regular basis. If you know of any closures/restrictions and reopenings not included on this page, please email the details to covid19@ofah.org. If you represent a Conservation Authority, a municipality, etc. and would like to have your closures listed here, we encourage you also to please let us know by sending a note to the e-mail above. Thank you for your help!

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Crown land camping — UPDATE

The Ontario government has announced that Crown land camping will reopen on Monday, June 1. Read more: https://news.ontario.ca/ene/en/2020/05/backcountry-camping-available-at-ontario-parks-and-on-crown-lands-starting-june-1.html]


Ontario Provincial Parks — UPDATE

All Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves are now open to the public for limited day-use access.

Recreational activities will be limited to walking, hiking, biking, birdwatching, and shore fishing. While fishing from shore is now permitted, boat launches in Provincial Parks remain closed at this time. Visitors must continue to obey any fishing location restrictions in the park and follow all public health guidelines regarding group sizes and physical distancing. Visitors will also be able to access all parks and conservation reserves for free until the end of the month.

As of June 1, limited backcountry camping will be available at Ontario Parks, including access points, paddle and portage routes and hiking trails. Those with reservations made for backcountry camping beginning June 1 and onward will be allowed to proceed.

Following current provincial restrictions no more than 5 people can occupy a backcountry campsite during their stay, unless from one household.

The closure of all other overnight camping and some day use activities at provincial parks and conservation reserves and backcountry camping at Charleston Lake, Fushimi Lake, Grundy Lake, Halfway Lake, Mississagi, Murphy’s Point, Restoule and Wakami Lake has been extended to June 14. Buildings and facilities including, campgrounds, roofed accommodations, visitor centres, park stores, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and beaches remain closed. Washroom facilities may be available at some parks – visitors should check their individual park page at www.OntarioParks.com to see what facilities are available before visiting. For more information, visit https://www.ontarioparks.com/covid19


Marinas

NOTE: While marinas are permitted to open as of May 16th, some businesses may still have closures or restrictions in place.


Boat Launches and public spaces

NOTE: While public boat launches are permitted to open as of May 16th, some municipalities may still have closures or restrictions in place. Updates will be added below as we receive them.

 

  • Township of Alnwick/Haldimand: Boat launches have reopened
  • Township of Archipelago: All municipal boat launches and the Pointe au Baril Wharf have reopened.
  • Township of Asphodel-Norwood: All Trent River access points reopened as of May 16.
  • Assiginack: Boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • Barrie: Marina and boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • Belle River: Marina and boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • City of Belleville: All municipal boat launches in Belleville are now reopened to the public.
  • Birch Island/Whitefish River First Nation: Horseshoe Bay Boat Launch, J&G Marina, Still Water Marina, and Birch Island Marina boat launches are all closed to the public
  • City of Brockville: All municipal boat launches in Brockville, and the CRCA launch at Henry St have now reopened to the public.
  • Municipality of Brighton: Ontario St and Bay St boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • Carling Township: Municipal boat launches closed.
  • Clarington: Newcastle and Bowmanville municipal boat launches are closed.
  • Municipality of Chatham-Kent: Wheatley Harbour Authority boat ramp and Mitchel’s Bay Marina are closed to the public.
  • Town of Colchester: Colchester Harbour has reopened to the public with new safety precautions in place.
  • Cornwall: Boat launches and marina have reopened to the public.
  • Township of Douro-Dummer: Municipal boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • Fort Erie: Waterfront Park boat launch has reopened to the public and Bertie Boating Club boat launch is assessable to Club members only.
  • Espanola: Boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • Town of Georgina: Town boat launches have reopened.
  • Township of Georgian Bay: All municipal boat launches are now reopened to the public.
  • Town of Goderich: All municipal boat launches have reopened.
  • Municipality of Havelock Belmont Methuen: Boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • Greater Napanee: Municipal boat launches and the Hay Bay launch have reopened, with the exception of the Water St. launch.
  • City of Kingston: All municipal boat launches are now reopened to the public, while marinas remain closed.
  • City of Kawartha Lakes: All municipal boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • Kincardine: Boat launches have reopened to the public, and Yacht Club marina is now reopened to KYC members.
  • Town of LaSalle: LaSalle boat launch has reopened to the public — fishing from municipal property is permitted.
  • Town of Leamington: Municipal boat launch and marina have reopened to the public.
  • Township of Leeds and Grenville County: All municipal-owned boat ramps have been reopened. Public marinas remain closed at this time.
  • Little Current: Boat launches run by the Espanola Game and Fish Protective Association are reopened to the public.
  • Loyalist Township: Municipal boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • Municipality of McDougall: Municipal boat launches have reopened to the pubic (with amended by-law restrictions), and the use of George Hunt Memorial Wharf is restricted to McDougall residents and ratepayers only.
  • Township of McKellar: Municipal boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • City of Mississauga: Marinas and boat launches have reopened, except the launch at Marina Park (which is closed due to high water).
  • Kingsville: Cedar Island marina and boat launch has reopened to the public.
  • Town of Midland: Pete Peterson Park boat launch has reopened to the public.
  • Township of Georgian Bay: Municipal boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • New Glasgow: Port Glasgow marina and launch ramps have reopened to the public.
  • Muskoka Lakes: Muskoka Marinas is closed to the public. Municipal boat launches and marinas have reopened to the public.
  • Niagara Falls: Chippawa Public boat launch has been reopened to the public. Marinas and boat launches operated by Niagara Parks have also reopened to the public.
  • Northern Bruce Peninsula: Burma Road, Cameron Lake, Dyer’s Bay, Lion’s Head Harbour, Miller Lake, and Tobermory Harbour boat launches all closed to the public.
  • North Bay: Marina and municipal boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • Orillia: Couchiching Beach Park and Collins Drive boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan: Campbelltown Road, Keene/Indian River, Michael’s Crescent, Wood Duck Drive, Bolin Road and Birdsall Line boat launches are open.
  • City of Ottawa: Boat launches have reopened to the public
  • Owen Sound: Municipal boat launches are reopened to the public as of May 16.
  • Town of Parry Sound: Boat launches have reopened to the public except for the Salt Dock boat launch which is undergoing repairs.
  • Town of Penetanguishene: Boat launch has reopened to the public, but the wharf remains closed.
  • City of Peterborough: Boat launches have reopened to the public
  • Port Colborne: Public launches, including Sugarloaf marina, are closed.
  • Port Dover: Port Dover marina has reopened to the public.
  • Port Hope: Boat launches have reopened to the public
  • Port Rowan: Marina closed to the public.
  • Port Stanley: Public launch is closed off to the public.
  • Prince Edward County: Municipal boat launches have reopened, with the exception of the Wellington boat launch. Marinas remain closed.
  • Township of Rideau Lakes: Township owned boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • City of Quinte West: All municipal boat launches are closed.
  • Sarnia: Centennial Park boat launch is now reopened to the public.
  • Municipality of Saugeen Shores: Boat launches and recreational fishing from municipal lands has reopened to the public.
  • Township of Scugog: Boat launches and marinas have reopened to the public.
  • Township of Selwyn: Boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • Seguin Township: Boat launches have reopened to the public.
  • Township of Severn: Boat launches have reopened to the public
  • South Bruce Peninsula: Boat launches have reopened to the public, except for Bluewater Park which remains closed.
  • City of Sudbury: All municipal boat launches are now reopened to the public.
  • Township of Tay: Boat launch has reopened to the public.
  • Municipality of Trent Hills: Public boat launches are now closed.
  • Town of Victoria: Ogden Point Breakwater has reopened to the public
  • West Grey County: Boat launches have reopened to the public
  • City of Windsor: Public boat launches are now closed. Non-motorized boat launches at Stop 26 and Shanfield Shores have reopened. Lakeview Park Marina remains closed due to construction, and McKee boat launch remains closed due to high water levels.

Conservation Authority — COMPLETE CLOSURES

  • Ausable Bayfield Conservation (The closure affects all conservation areas, including Clinton, Bannockburn, Zurich, Morrison Dam, Crediton, Lucan, Parkhill, Rock Glen, and Ausable River Cut. Other properties include Mystery Falls, L-Lake, Sadler Tract, Linfield and MacNaughton – Morrison Trail. The ABCA owns thousands of acres of forests where there are no trails and these properties are also closed until further notice. Note: This closure includes the 2020 annual fishing derby.
  • Credit Valley Conservation (Belfountain CA, Island Lake, Terra Cotta, Rattray Marsh, Meadowvale, Limehouse, Silver Creek, Upper Credit Conservation Area and the Cheltenham Badlands. The closures also include Ken Whillans Resource Management Area, the Elora Cataract Trailway and all other CVC-owned or operated properties and trails.
  • Central Lake Ontario Conservation (Bowmanville/Westside Marshes, Long Sault, Crow’s Pass, Enniskillen, Purple Woods, Stephen’s Gulch)
  • Ganaraska Conservation Authority (Ball’s Mills CA, Ganaraska Millenium, Rice Lake, Cobourg CA, Garden Hill, Richardson’s Lookout, Thurne Parks, Port Hope, Sylvan Glen, Ganaraksa Forest) UPDATE: GRCA’s Ganaraska Forest and conservation areas will open in phases. Staff are preparing to open all areas and the Ganaraska Forest to hiking on May 22, 2020; Phase 2 will allow non-motorized uses on May 29, followed by motorized and all uses by June 5; trails in the Millennium Conservation Area in Port Hope will become one way.
  • Grand River Conservation Authority (Administration Centre, Grand River Parks, nature centres, the Burford Tree Nursery, all GRCA owned and managed properties, facilities, trails and passive use conservation areas).
  • Kawartha Conservation (Ken Reid CA, Durham East Cross Forest, Fleetwood Creek, Pigeon River Headwaters, Windy Ridge)
  • Halton Region Conservation (Rattlesnake Point, Hilton Falls, Mount Nemo, Crawford Lake, Robert Edmondson, Mountsberg, Kelso, Glen Eden)              
  • Kettle Creek Conservation (Dalewood Reservoir, Dan Patterson Trail, Lake Whittaker trail, Kirk-Cousins Trail)
  • Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority ( Scanlon Creek, Bradford​, Sheppard’s Bush, Aurora, Thornton Bales, King, Rogers Reservoir, East Gwillimbury, Whitchurch, Stouffville, Durham Regional Forest, south and west of Uxbridge, Beaver River Wetlands, between Uxbridge and Cannington)
  • Long Point Region Conservation Authority (Backus Heritage, Brook, Deer Creek, Haldimand, Hay Creek, Lee Brown, Norfolk, Sutton, Waterford North)
  • Maitland Conservation (Falls Reserve CA, Wawanash Park, Gorrie CA)
  • Mississippi Valley Conservation (Purdon CA, Mill of Kintail, Morris Island). Note: All conservation areas are closed, including trails.
  • Niagara Peninsula Conservation (Ball’s Falls, Beamer Memorial, Binbrook, Binbrook Tract, Canborough, Cave Springs, Chippawa Creek, Comfort Maple, Ec Brown, Gainsborough, Gord Harry Trail, Hedley Forest, Humberstone Marsh, Jordan Harbour, Long Beach, Louth, Morgan’s Point, Mountainview, Mud Lake, Oswego Creek, Port Davidson, Rockway, Ruigrok Tract, Shriners Creek, Smith Ness, St. Johns, Stevensville, Two Mile Creek, Virgil, Wainflee Bog, Wainfleet Wetlands, Willoughby Marsh, Woodend, Woolverton)
  • Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area (Edenvale, Elba Wetlands, Fort Willow, Glencairn, Minesing, Wetlands, New Lowell, Nottawasaga Bluffs, Osprey Wetlands, Petun, Tiffin, Tottenham, Utopia). Note: All conservation areas are closed to the public, including hunters.
  • Saugeen Valley Conservation (Durham CA, Brucedale, Saugeen Bluffs, McBeath, Denny’s Dam, Sulphur Spring, Stoney Island CA, Varney CA, Allan Park Management Unit, Kinghurst Management Unit, Bells Lake, Greenock Swamp Complex, Beaverdale Bog, Osprey Wetlands, Moss Lake)

Conservation Authorities — RESTRICTED ACCESS

  • Catfish Creek Conservation (Springwater Forest, Archie Coultier CA, Yarmouth Natural Heritage Area, Calton Swamp Wetland, Hawkins Tract). Note: Administration Centre closed, trails still open; the Springwater Conservation Area Day Use Area and Campground will not open as scheduled for trout fishing on April 25th. No fishing or boating is permitted until further notice; trout fishing will be allowed once the Conservation Area is able to open; the Annual Tim Horton’s Children Fishing Derby normally hosted on the Saturday of Mother’s Day Weekend has been postponed until 2021.
  • Cataraqui Conservation (Little Cataraqui Creek CA, Lemoine Point, Gould Lake, Lyn Valley, Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, Marshlands, Parrott’s Bay): Cataraqui Trail, Parrott’s Bay, Lemoine Point, Little Cataraqui Creek, Gould Lake, Lyn Valley, and Marble Rock Conservation Areas have been reopened. Mac Johnson Wildlife Area remains closed to the public. UPDATE: CRCA boat launches have been reopened to the public except for: Hay Bay, northwest of Dorland on the south shore of Hay Bay (Town of Greater Napanee); Gould Lake Conservation Area (at the beach); Mac Johnson Wildlife Area (near the skating shelter at the north end of the Wildlife Area)
  • Conservation Sudbury (Lake Laurentian Conservation Area). Note: Offices are closed while trials remain open for passive use.
  • Crowe Valley Conservation (Callaghan Rapids, Crowe Bridge CA, The Gut, McGeachie, Conley-Drinkwater Cottage Rental). Note: Office building closed to the public, conservation areas remain open.
  • Essex Region Conservation (All buildings, including washroom facilities, are closed). Note: Hillman Marsh Conservation Area will be closed from May 1 – May 31 and Kopegaron Woods Conservation Area remains closed until May 31. Other conservation areas remain open for passive use.
  • Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (All GSCA facilities closed to the public; including all properties and trails, including membership pass holders as well as day-use visitors, until further notice. Note: No pedestrian or vehicular traffic will be permitted during this period of time.
  • Hamilton Conservation (Christie Lake, Confederation Beach Park, Devil’s Punchbowl, Dundas Valley, Eramosa Karst, Feldker’s Falls, Fifty Point CA, Fletcher Creek, Spencer Gorge, Tiffany Falls, Valens Lake, Westfield Heritage Village, Wild Waterworks). UPDATE: Effective May 9, Hamilton Conservation’s rail trails will be reopened, including the Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail (Dundas), Dofasco 2000 Trail (Stoney Creek), Lafarge 2000 Trail (Flamborough), Chippewa Trail (Hamilton), and Canal Park Trails (Dundas). All other conservation areas, trails, main office and other facilities are closed to the public.
  • Otonabee Conservation (Warsaw Caves, Beavermead Campground, Selwyn Beach, Harold Town, Jackson Creek Trail, Miller Creek Wildlife Area, Imagine the Marsh, Gannon’s Narrows CA, Squirrel Creek, Birdsall Wildlife Area, Darling Wildlife Area). Note: Trails open to “passive use” while all buildings are now closed. Fishing and hunting allowances appear unaffected at present.
  • Lakehead Region Conservation (Hurkett Cove CA, Cascades, Silver Harbour, Cedar Falls, Little Trout Bay, Hazelwood Lake, MacKenzie Point, Mission Island Marsh). Note: Conservation areas open to the public but not being maintained.
  • Lower Thames Conservation (Longwoods Road CA / Ska-Nah Doht Village & Museum, Sharon Creek, Two Creeks, C.M. Wilson, Big O). Note: Facilities are closed while all trails remain open.
  • Lower Trent Conservation (Bleasdell Boulder, Glen Miller, Goodrich-Loomis, Haldimand, King’s Mill, Proctor Park, Sager, Seymour, Trenton Greenbelt, Warkworth). Note: All buildings are closed while most trails remain open for passive use. Proctor Park Conservation Area is closed. Fishing allowances appear unaffected at this time but the sale of hunting permits for Murray Marsh Natural Habitat Area is currently delayed until further notice.
  • Mattagami Region Conservation (Gillies Lake CA, Hersey Lake, White Waterfront, Mountjoy Historical Conservation Authority). Note: Buildings and amenities all closed while trails remain open for passive use.
  • North-Bay Mattawa Conservation (Corbeil CA, Eau Claire Gorge, Elks Lodge 25 Family Park, Eva Wardlaw, Kate Pace Way, Kinsmen Trail,La Vase Portages, Laurentian Escarpment, Laurier Woods, Mattawa Island, Papineau Lake, Powassan Mountain, Shields McLaren, Shirley Skinner, JP Webster). Note: All facilities are closed, including washrooms, while most trails remain open to the public; Corbeil Conservation Area has reopened; Mattawa Island Conservation Area is now closed.
  • Quinte Conservation (Beaver Meadow Wildlife Area, Deerock Lake CA, Depot Lakes, Flinton, Harry Smith, H.J. McFarland, H.R. Frink, Kingsford, Little Bluff, Macaulay Mountain, Massassauga Point, O’Hara Homestead and Conservation Area, Portland CA, Potter’s Creek, Price, Rutherford Stevens Lookout, Sheffield, Sidney, Vanderwater). Note: Buildings are closed while most trails remain open for passive use. Paid Parking has been removed until April 30, 2020. McFarland CA (Napanee) and Massassauga Point (Brockville) boat launches are closed to the public. Hunting and fishing allowances appear otherwise unaffected at this time. Depot Lake’s trails are open for passive recreational hiking.
  • Raisin Region Conservation (Gray’s Creek Conservation Area, Cooper Marsh Conservation Area, Charlottenburgh Park). Note: Administration offices are closed while all trails remain open to the public; Gray’s Creek marina, docks and boat launch are closed.
  • Rideau Valley Conservation (Baxter CA, Chapman Mills, Foley Mountain, Meisel Woods, Mill Pond, Motts Mills, Perth Wildlife Reserve, POrtland Bay, Richmond, Rideau Ferry, W.A. Taylor). Note: All buildings, washrooms, picnic tables, picnic areas, shelters, beaches benches and lookouts are closed; events such as the F3T Fly Fishing Film tour are cancelled; Baxter Conservation area gates will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m, and locked outside of these hours; Chapman Mills Conservation Area is closed to the public; all other conservation area trails remain open for passive use.
  • Sault-Ste. Marie Region Conservation (Hiawatha Highlands CA, Mark’s Bay, Shore Ridges, Gros Cap). Note: Administrative offices are closed while all trials remain open for passive use; parking spaces at Mark’s Bay and Fort Creek Conservation Areas are also closed. All other conservation areas are open, while all trials remain open for walk-through use.
  • St.Clair Conservation ( A.W. Campbell CA, Bridgeview, C. J. McEwen, Centennial, Park, Clark Wright, Coldstream, Crothers, Denning’s Memorial Grove, Esli Dodge, Highland Glen, Keith McLean, Lambton County Heritage Forest, Lorne C. Henderson, Marthaville Habitat Management Area, McKeough, Moore Habitat Management Area, Peers Wetland, Perch Creek Habitat Management Area, SCRCA Office, Shetland, St. Clair Region CA, Strathroy, Sydenham River Canoe Race Start, Warwick, Wawanosh). Note: All buildings and gates are closed, while trails remain open to the public; hunting and fishing allowances appear unaffected at this time; Highland Glen boat launch is now closed; camping at A.W. Campbell, Lorne C. Henderson and Warwick Conservation Areas is not permitted until further notice.
  • South Nation Conservation (Buildings are closed. Two Creek Forest, Oschmann Forest, Robert Graham, Warwick Forest, J. Henry Tweed, W. E. Burton, Russell Recreational Trail, and Nokomis Park, Reveler Conservation areas remain open, while Cass Bridge, High Falls, Jessup’s Falls, St. Albert, McIntosh Park, Camp Sheldrick are still closed).
  • Toronto and Region Conservation (Albion Hills, Bathurst Glen Golf Course, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Heart Lake, Petticoat Creek). Note: All buildings, campgrounds, parks and parking lots closed; trails still open to the public; cycling in Albion Hills Conservation Park is not permitted; fishing is not permitted at this time.
  • Upper Thames River Conservation (Fanshawe CA, Pittock, Wildwood). Note: All buildings are closed while trails remain open to the public. Fanshawe Conservation Area – please park in the parking lot in front of the Watershed Conservation Centre • Pittock Conservation Area (Woodstock) – visitors can walk in from the adjacent neighbourhood • Wildwood Conservation Area (St Marys) – please park in the parking lot next to the Visitors Centre. Note: Hunting and fishing allowances appear unaffected at this time.

National Wildlife Areas — COMPLETE CLOSURES

Canada’s national wildlife areas and migratory bird sanctuaries are closed to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID19.

For updated information on national wildlife areas and migratory bird sanctuaries closures, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/national-wildlife-areas/locations/covid-19-update-closure-effective-march-25-2020/questions-answers.html.


Nature Conservancy of Canada

UPDATE: The majority of properties in Ontario are now open to public access. Some properties remain closed, as they contain hazards. All properties on the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula are currently closed, and are tentatively scheduled to open June 1. We ask that you respect property closure signs until all properties can be safely reopened. Please practice safe physical distancing when on our properties and trails.

Visit: http://natureconservancy.ca for updates.


National Parks and National Historic Sites — CLOSED

Camping, group activities and events at all national parks, national historic sites, heritage canals and national marine conservation areas are suspended until at least May 31, 2020. For more information on these closures, click here and here. UPDATE: On May 14, the federal government announced that some national parks will resume limited operations in June. Source: 680 NEWS


Regional and County Forests — UPDATE

Dufferin County Forest and Trails — reopened

Halton Regional Forest — reopened

Limerick Community Forest — reopened to both non-motorized and motorized users

Northumberland County Forest — reopened

Norfolk County Forest — reopened


Regional and County Forests — RESTRICTED ACCESS

City of Ottawa Community Forests (Marlborough, Monaghan, Torbolton, South March Highlands, Carp Hills, and Cumberland): Closed except for passive use of trails. Individual hunting in the Marlborough remains open at this time.  All users must observe physical distancing and other recommendations from Ottawa Public Health (https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/social-distancing.aspx).


Other

2020 Pelee Island Pheasant Hunt (Cancelled —  Read story here from Ontario OUT of DOORS Magazine.)

Township of Billings (Banned smelt harvest on the Kagawong river, Manitoulin.)

Town of Blue Mountain: All municipal-owned property bordering the Beaver River is closed to the public. UPDATE: Blue Mountain closures can be found at https://www.thebluemountains.ca/covid-19-open-and-closed.cfm

Bruce Trail (All trail systems owned by Bruce County are closed to the public, including Carrick Tract Trails, Lindsay Tract Trails, Culross Tract Trails, Kinloss Tract Trails, Brant Tract Trails, Amabel Tract Trails, MTB Adventure Park, and the Bruce County Rail Trail). UPDATE: Some areas of the Bruce Trail are currently open for hiking (https://brucetrail.org/trail_changes/361). All other areas of the Bruce Trail remain closed.

Eels Creek (Rest area, between Woodview and Apsley, is closed to the public.)

Ganaraska River: UPDATE: Now open to the public

Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area: reopened

St. William Conservation Reserve: reopened

Whitefish River First Nation (COVID-19 Virus By-Law: The walleye spawning site at Whitefish Falls is fully closed. No one is permitted access to this site; the Swift Current fishing site is closed to the general public. Only members of Whitefish River First Nation my access this site for fishing, ensuring that they maintain physical distancing.)

Ramara: Fishing in the Lagoon City canal is prohibited from within a boat and from public property. UPDATE: Lagoon City Canals and beach, as well as boat launches are now open.

Millbrook: The Millbrook Trout Ponds are closed to the public.


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