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Non-operating parks do not have operating dates. Please note that activities and facilities may be temporarily unavailable or restricted for public health.

Facilities

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Activities

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Please note: Availability of some facilities and activities may be restricted to specific areas of the park, may be ecologically dependent, or may be seasonally weather dependent.

General Information

Regional Health Unit for this Park: Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit

Phone:
(613) 339-2807
Size: 1105.96 ha
Year established: 1989
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
Address:
Ministry of Natural Resources Ontario Parks P.O. Box 219
Bancroft
K0L 1C0

Tread Lightly. Nature Reserve

What You'll Like:

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.