COVID-19 : Get the latest updates on Ontario Parks and COVID-19.

Menzel Centennial

Operating Dates Legend

Not applicable.

Facilities and Activities summary

Before you visit: check what facilities/activities are available and pack what you need (e.g. water, snacks hand sanitizer).
When you visit: Continue to follow public health advice including physical distancing by keeping at least two metres from others, wearing a face covering where required and when physical distancing may be challenging or not possible, washing hands regularly with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Facilities

All Terrain Wheelchairs Amphitheatres Art Galleries Backcountry Access Points Boat Launches Campsites (Backcountry) Campsites (Car Camping) Campsites (Dog Free) Campsites (Electrical) Campsites (Group) Campsites (Radio Free) Campsites (RV Pullthrough) Campsites (Seasonal Campsite Rental) Campsites (Total) Campsites (Walk In) Comfort Stations Docks Dog Beaches Fish Cleaning Buildings Food Concessions Group BBQ's Historic Buildings Laundromat Museums (Logging etc.) Pet Exercise Areas Picnic Shelters Playgrounds Pools Rentals - Bike Rentals - Canoe Rentals - Kayak Rentals - Paddleboat Rentals - Stand Up Paddleboard Roofed Accommodation Showers Toilets (Interior Earth Pit) Toilets (Vault Privies) Trailer Dump / Fill Stations Visitor Centres Warm Up Shelters Wifi (Public)

Activities

Biking Biking - (Mountain Bike) Birding - Festivals Boating Boating - Motorboat Restrictions Camping - Backcountry Camping - Car Camping - Dog Free Camping - Group Camping - Radio Free Camping - Seasonal Campsite Rental Camping - Walk In Camping - Winter (includes Roofed) Canoeing Day Use Only Disc Golf Dogsledding Fishing Golf Hiking Hiking - Overnight Trails Horseback Riding Hunting Ice Skating Kite Boarding Rock Climbing Skiing - Cross Country Snowmobiling Snowshoeing Swimming Tobogganing Whitewater Paddling
Icon Colours
Camping - Blue - available at the park. Check operating dates.
Camping - Grey - unavailable at this park.
Camping - Red - Temporarily Unavailable
Camping - Purple - Available at park, but restrictions apply. Check operating dates. Click icon for details.

What You'll Like :

The 627 ha nature reserve located in the headwaters of Otter Creek of the Salmon River system, protects one of the largest examples of open and treed fen in southeastern Ontario. Fens, which are rare in southern Ontario, are botanically rich wetlands found mostly in large shallow depressions in the landscape. In the middle of the reserve is Mud Lake, a shallow water body, surrounded by 19 different natural habitats. The nature reserve protects significant wildlife species, including the Olive Hairstreak Butterfly and Cooperís Hawk. Protection of the natural area was made possible through a generous donation from Bill Menzel through the Ontario Parks Legacy 2000 program, a partnership between Ontario Parks and The Nature Conservancy of Canada. Additional funding and support was provided by Environment Canada, through the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture program, and the Ontario Heritage Foundation.

Park Facilities and Activities: There are no visitor facilities. Appropriate recreational activities include birdwatching, wildlife viewing, nature photography and hiking.

Location: About 17km northwest of Napanee.

General Information
Phone:
(613) 335-2814
Size: 914.00 ha
Year established: 1997
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
Address:
Menzel Centennial Provincial Park c/o Sharbot Lake Provincial Park RR #2
Sharbot Lake
K0H 2P0

Tread Lightly. Nature Reserve