Parks Commission announces campgrounds and beaches to open Friday

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Parks Commission announces campgrounds and beaches to open Friday
Charlottenburgh Park.

MORRISBURG, Ontario – The St. Lawrence Parks Commission announced on Tuesday, June 8 that it will be opening its campgrounds on Friday, June 11 and its beaches on Saturdays and Sundays starting on June 12.

“As part of the Ontario government’s recent announcement that it will move the province into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen, the SLPC is excited to welcome back guests to their favourite campgrounds, beaches, and day-use areas as of this Friday, June 11, 2021,” reads a SLPC statement. “Whether camping overnight or visiting for the day, the safety of guests and staff is SLPC’s top priority. Keeping our parks, public spaces and campgrounds safe is a collective responsibility. As we embark on a new season, SLPC staff will be relying on the cooperation of guests to adhere to physical distancing and onsite guidelines.”

There will be some restrictions in place, including only one group per picnic table, and picnic tables must be a minimum of six feet apart. Additionally, Hoople Island Campsite, Lock 21 campsites and Camp Carp campsites on Macdonell Island will be closed for the 2021 season and there will be no group camping.

Beaches will be open seven days a week starting June 28.

The following campgrounds will be open to transient camping as of June 11:

  • McLaren Campground
  • Riverside Cedar Campground
  • Glengarry Park Campground
  • Farran Park Campground
  • Woodlands Campground
  • Mille Roches Campground
  • Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary/ Nairne/ Morrison Island 
  • Riverside-Cedar Campground
  • Brown’s Bay Campground
  • Ivy Lea Campground
  • Crysler Park Marina Camping Area

The following beaches will also open for Saturdays and Sundays only as of June 12, before opening seven days a week on June 28:

  • Glengarry Beach
  • Mille Roches Beach
  • Woodlands Beach
  • Farran Park Beach
  • Crysler Beach
  • Brown’s Bay Beach

The following amenities will also be available during the 2021 season:

  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playgrounds/play structures and sports fields 
  • Beaches
  • Shoreline activities
  • Picnic shelters
  • Barbeque areas 
  • Roofed accommodations
  • Internal campground dock slips
  • Day-use areas along the Long Sault Parkway
  • Boat launches along the Long Sault Parkway 
  • Nature trails along the Long Sault Parkway 
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