Shallow River

What You'll Like :

This tiny two-hectare reserve is protected for its geological features associated with ancient Lake Wisconsin. Geologists will be most interested in a well-preserved, dual sequence of varved clay. It shows the Barlow-Ojibway Formation below, and the entire Frederickhouse and Connaught Formation above. Varved clay consists of alternating light and dark layers of sediment deposited annually by a lake. Varved clay’s stripes can be counted to reveal the age of the deposit, similar to the rings of a tree.

Park Facilities and Activities: The reserve is without facilities for visitors.

Location: About 55 km southeast of Cochrane.

Facilities and Activities summary

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 (RV Pullthrough) Campsites (Radio Free) 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 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 Skiing - Downhill Snowmobiling Snowshoeing Swimming Tobogganing Whitewater Paddling
Tread Lightly. Nature Reserve
General Information
Phone:
(705) 272-7107
Size: 2.25 ha
Year established: 1985
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
Address:
Northeast No P.O. Box 730, 2 Third Ave.
Cochrane
P0L 1C0
Operating Dates

Not applicable.