Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park will be closed to the public November 10, 11, 12 and November 24, 25, 26, 2017 for a First Nations deer harvest. The harvest will begin November 10 and 24 from 2:00 p.m. until one half hour after sunset; November 11 and 25 from one half hour before sunrise until one half hour after sunset; and November 12 and 26 from one half hour before sunrise
until 12:00 noon
First Nation harvesters will use archery equipment and follow mandatory safety protocols.
The park access points will be monitored and public access to the park will not be allowed throughout the harvest.
Ontario respects Aboriginal and treaty rights, as recognized and affirmed under the Constitution Act, 1982, and is committed to meeting the province's constitutional and other obligations regarding Indigenous peoples.
For more information about the First Nations deer harvest call Brad Connor, Park Superintendent at 519-674-1760.
The history of the area includes evidence of native inhabitants. In 1993, an archaeological site was discovered in an area now within the boundary of Clear Creek Forest. Artifact dating indicated a period of occupation dating 900-1500 AD. It features a closed-canopy deciduous forest containing typical species such as Red Oak, Sugar Maple, American Beech,and Shumard Oak. Twenty-four rare vascular plants have been recorded, including the Tall Ironweed, a species of the midwestern praries.
Location: In the municipality of Chatham-Kent, crossing Talbot Trai at Clearville, approximately four kilometres west of the Elgin County municipal boundary.
Park Facilities: There are no visitor facilities available. ATV use, horseback riding, hunting and trapping are prohibited.