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.
Regional Health Unit for this Park: Porcupine Health Unit
Size: 13.00 ha
Year established: 1985
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
5520 Highway 101 East, P.O. Bag 3080
South Porcupine, ON
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In many lakes, especially those near ice-sheets, formations called varves—banded layers of silt and sand—are deposited annually. These sediment layers, laid down by the lake over many years, reveal bands of light and dark material. When the layers are counted they suggest the age of the deposit and can tell much about the history of the lake in the immediate post-glacial era. This nature reserve contains the type section for the Connaught varved clays of the Barlow-Ojibwa Formation.
Park Facilities: Accessible by water only, the park has no visitor facilities.
Location: About 30 kilometres northeast of Timmins.