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Ojibway Prairie

Operating Dates Legend

On Monday May 11, 520 provincial parks (non-operating) and conservation reserves across the province will open, and the remaining 115 (operating parks) will open on the following Friday, May 15 for limited day-use activities. For lists and locations of operating, non-operating parks and conservation reserves visit the park locator.

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: practice social distancing, avoid large groups and help keep our parks pristine by using garbage bins or taking trash home.

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 :

Native prairie, savanna, and an open woodland predominate in this small tract within the municipal boundaries of Windsor. The nature reserve is the largest protected remnant of native prairie in Ontario (it is thought that prairies once covered large sections of Ontario’s west and southwest.) Layers of sand, silt, clay and till—many of them laid down 10,000 years ago during the Wisconsinan Ice Age—cover the bedrock here to a depth of about 30 metres. This flat, sandy to silty plain is very wet in the spring and very dry by late summer making it ideal for prairie vegetation. The area includes tracts of untilled tall grass prairies, open woodlands called savanna and reclaimed agricultural lands. More than 500 flowering plants are found in and around the nature reserve. Important plant families include composites, grasses, figworts, mints and lilies. About 18 per cent of these plants are considered to be rare in Ontario. Like many of its plants, the nature reserve’s fauna also has southern and western affinities. Butler’s garter snake, bobwhite and yellow chat are three such species.

Park Facilities: Recognized in the 1970s as an important natural area, Ojibway Prairie was established as a nature reserve in co-operation with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Windsor. The city operates a municipal park and visitor centre adjacent to the nature reserve. Trails, nature education and heritage appreciation activities take place during the summer months.

Location: In the City of Windsor at the junction of Titcombe and Matchette roads.

General Information
Phone:
519-825-4659
Size: 64.12 ha
Year established: 1977
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
Address:
21116 Klondyke Road
P.O. Box 640
Wheatley
N0P 2P0

Tread Lightly. Nature Reserve