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March 31, 2020 – Update

The SSMRCA would like to issue an update regarding local conservation areas and trails.

The picnic shelter and privies at Fort Creek are now closed as part of the Ontario government order for the shutdown of all outdoor recreation amenities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Currently our conservation areas and trails remain open to the public for passive use but will not be maintained until further notice; Enter and/or Use at Your Own Risk.

Everyone is asked to remember that when using conservation areas and trails, maintain a safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others.  

Conservation Areas are more than pretty places. They play an important environmental, educational and recreational role in Ontario, and contribute to the physical and mental well-being of over seven million visitors annually. Hidden within these natural gems are lakes, rivers and streams, wetlands, sand dunes, beaches, waterfalls, caves, forests and natural heritage sites. So, plan your visit and #StepIntoNature!
The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority owns and maintains five conservation areas that are open to the public. Admission to our conservation areas is FREE and they are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m (seasonal closures may apply). 
For the enjoyment of everyone please take only pictures and leave only footprints during your stay. Garbage cans are provided in most areas but please be prepared to take your garbage with you. Alcohol is not allowed in conservation areas and pets must be leashed at all times. Please remember to scoop the poop.  
Our Conservation Areas
The NEW Conservation Areas Guide is full of information to help you plan your Conservation Areas visits. For more information on Conservation Areas in Ontario visit
Weddings and Special Events
If your interested in holding your wedding or special event at one of our Conservation Areas email us at  or call (705) 946-8530 for reservations and fees. All of the rules of the Conservation Areas must be followed.  


Please take a minute and make a donation to support our local Conservation Areas.