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Day-Use Access Begins July 18, Reservations Now Open

July 17, 2020

Day-use access to Deer Creek, Backus Heritage and Waterford North Conservation Areas begins on Saturday, July 18. Parking reservations are required for day-use and the reservation system is now live for booking up to seven days in advance.

Deer Creek Conservation Area, Backus Heritage Conservation Area and Waterford North Conservation area will be opening for day-use access on Saturday, July 18. Reservations made through the ‘Parking’ section on are required.

Day-use access to the three parks will be available from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Day-use hours on long weekend Sundays will also be 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Parking pass reservations are made on a per-vehicle basis, at $14.00 a vehicle. When you select the park and date you plan on visiting, you will be assigned a numbered parking space that you will use on the day of your visit. Once registration is complete, please print the reservation so that it can be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle when you visit the park. The parking spot is yours for the day, and you can come and go as you please during day-use hours. When pre-registrations reach capacity, reservations for the at-capacity park on that
date will no longer be possible.

Please note that reservations are tied to a specific date and cannot be used on a different day, so be sure you plan to attend on the date you select. Day-use reservations are final sale. No refunds or changes are permitted.

On-site bathrooms will be available for day-use visitors and will be cleaned and sanitized regularly by staff.

While visiting LPRCA property, please be sure to follow the direction of all posted signage and the instructions of park staff. There will be no canoe or kayak rentals at this time, though visitors are welcome to bring their own canoes and kayaks for use. The Backus swimming pool and Conservation Education Centre will remain closed for the season. The Backhouse Historic Site will not be operating; visitors can walk through the historic village, but the buildings will not be open to the public.