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.
Facilities and Activities summary
705-272-7107 Size: 13.00 ha Year established: 1985 Park Classification: Nature Reserve
Northeast Zone P.O. Box 730, 2 Third Ave.