Nightly Camping Open June 29 At Fanshawe Conservation Area

From UTRCA:


June 16, 2020 – The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) is opening nightly camping at Fanshawe Conservation Area (London) on June 29, and at Pittock Conservation Area (Woodstock) and Wildwood Conservation Area (St. Marys) on July 6.

“We are pleased to announce that nightly camping is opening soon,” said Jennifer Howley, UTRCA Conservation Areas Manager. “We need people to continue to respect physical distancing and group size maximums, to help make opening more facilities a success.”

What’s Open at Fanshawe Conservation Area?
• Seasonal camping
• Trails for hiking, biking, and enjoying nature
• Day use and boat launch/reservoir
• Day use washrooms
• Splash pad in the campground opens Friday, June 26
• Nightly camping/reservations open Monday, June 29

What’s Open at Pittock Conservation Area?
• Seasonal camping
• Trails for hiking, biking, and enjoying nature
• Day use and boat launch/reservoir
• Day use washrooms (north shore and south shore)
• Nightly camping/reservations open Monday, July 6

What’s Open at Wildwood Conservation Area?
• Seasonal camping
• Trails for hiking, biking, and enjoying nature
• Day use and boat launch/reservoir
• Day use swimming area/beach and washrooms open Friday, June 19
• Backcountry camping/reservations open Monday, June 22
• Canoe/kayak rentals for backcountry camping open Monday, June 22
• Nightly camping/reservations opens Monday, July 6

Nightly Camping Protocol
In order to promote physical distancing and ensure the safety of our staff and visitors:
• Site availability will be limited to 50% maximum capacity
• Nightly camping will be by reservation only, walk-ins are not permitted
• Shower facilities will not be available, as per direction of local health units
• Laundry facilities remain closed at this time

Note: All programs, services, and protocols will be updated when conditions change as COVID-19 evolves.

Some Facilities Remain Closed for the Season
• Swimming pools
• Group camping
• Day use pavilion rentals and picnic shelters

Safety of Staff and Visitors is Paramount
• There may be line-ups at gatehouses and boat launches – please be respectful and patient
• Take time to read the signs and help make your visit safe and enjoyable
• Staff will practice zero tolerance for rule breakers
• Please arrive prepared to tap pay with Visa/Mastercard/Debit

If You Visit:
• Respect physical distancing requirements and “group size” maximums
• Please follow all posted rules at trailheads, campgrounds, and boat launches
• Keep your pet leashed at all times – free running pets can be a danger to people and wildlife

Please watch for updates:
www.fanshaweconservationarea.ca
www.wildwoodconservationarea.ca
www.pittockconservationarea.ca

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