HURON-PERTH – Maitland Conservation (MC) recently provided updates on closures and cancellations due to the strict health guidelines because of COVID-19.
The MC office remains closed to the public, meetings continue to be virtual, and the start date for camping remains up in the air.
For the foreseeable future, the pandemic is causing the second year of uncertainty for campers.
The Falls Reserve Conservation Area provided the following update on the MC website:
“The start of the camping has been shifted to May 20, 2021. This date is subject to change based on provincial directives. If your short stay camping reservation is affected by the provincial stay-at-home order, your payment will be fully refunded automatically. You do not need to contact the park to receive your refund.
“The CA recognizes that this is a fluid situation, and they will update the website as additional information becomes available.”
The Falls Reserve remains closed to vehicles but is open for walk-ins under strict guidelines that reflect the provincial restrictions.
All other conservation areas remain open for day-use purposes.
MC asks that everyone follow physical distancing recommendations and stay two metres apart. No fires, camping, or social gatherings are allowed. Picnic shelters are closed, and picnic tables are not available.
The Wawanosh Park Conservation Area is fully booked for the 2021 season with seasonal campers. There are no short-stay sites available this year.
For information on the local COVID-19 situation, visit the Huron Perth Public Health website at www.hpph.ca.
Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times