A bend of the York River has become a wetland with an adjacent sand flat, where poplar, white birch, ash, buffaloberry, and purple flowering raspberry grow. Minerals found here include nepheline, sodalite, biotite, zircon, and blue corundum. Mineral collecting is prohibited.
A short walk along an unmaintained road will take visitors to three picturesque waterfalls within the nature reserve. Ontario’s Living Legacy Land Use Strategy proposed an addition to Egan Chutes Provincial Nature Reserve. The existing nature reserve and the proposed addition of Crown land shoreline portions of the York River may be reclassified as a waterway class provincial park, with nature reserve zone components within the new park. Click the underlined text for more information.
Location: About 15 kilometres east of Bancroft.
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(613) 339-2807 Size: 1105.96 ha Year established: 1989 Park Classification: Nature Reserve
Ministry of Natural Resources Ontario Parks P.O. Box 219