The lake camping season has officially started, but the first few weeks are still filled with camping trips and adventures.
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Association has just announced a new series of activities to help keep the country’s lakes and rivers clean, healthy and accessible.
Here are some of the top things to do this fall:Camping: The Lakes and Rivers Conservation Plan 2016, released by the Canadian Parks Service, highlights the need to protect Lake Superior’s lakes, rivers and wildlife.
This year’s plan includes three key objectives:• Ensure water quality remains the same in Lake Superior, with no measurable change in the lake’s water quality, from a pH of 7.5 to 8.0, to 7.2 to 7 percent.• Encourage the creation of protected areas around lakes, including an additional protected area for lakes and an enhanced visitor and recreational area for people and wildlife in the area.• Create a protected area in the western part of the lake, including the C-shaped section of the northern shoreline.• Ensure that the shoreline remains level and free of obstructions, such as trees and rocks, and to avoid any significant impact to the lake and river.
Camping permits will be available at the lakefront campground.
The campground is open year-round, but some days are open only to residents of the park.
To get more information on the new plan and to get more details on camping in Canada, visit the Parks Canada website at www.pcsa.ca/cps/campsite.aspx and call toll-free at 1-800-222-7777.