Latest storms less severe than in July

August 7, 2006

Silent Lake – Power at the park has been restored.

August 4, 2006

Awenda – The main road to the park was reopened as of midnight, however there is still no electrical or phone service. It is anticipated that electricity will be restored by Friday afternoon but phone service may not be repaired until early next week.

Petroglyphs – no electrical service. As a day-use park – still open but visitor centre is not in operation.

Silent Lake – Trees down, no electrical service (comfort stations closed, no showers, vault toilets only) no phone service. Electrical power restoration not anticipated until Saturday evening at the earliest.

Springwater – Trees have been cleared and park has reopened.

August 3, 2006

The storm that swept across parts of Ontario yesterday caused some damage in provincial parks but not as much as last month’s severe storms. Trees are down and electricity and/or phone service has been affected in some parks. Most of the clean-up will be complete by the end of today and all parks remain open to the public, except for Springwater, a day-use park. Here’s a summary:

Algonquin Park: Hwy 60 corridor trees down; no electricity at campgrounds i.e. Lake of Two Rivers.

Awenda: trees down; no phone service
The main road into Awenda is currently blocked by downed trees and power lines. It will not be reopened until at least Friday, August 4. Please use the following alternate route to access the park; From Penetanguishene, turn left on to Robert St. and then right onto Champlain Rd. Follow Champlain Rd its full length into the park. It will take approximately 30 minutes to reach the park from Penetanguishene.

Arrowhead: trees down; moderate damage

Bon Echo: trees down; no electricity

Mikisew: lightning hit the gatehouse; a few trees and limbs down; no damage to visitor or park property.

Silent Lake: trees down; no electricity; no phones

Six Mile Lake: trees down; moderate damage

Springwater (day use park): closed for the day (Thursday); large trees are across the main entrance road