Lion’s Head Provincial Park needs our help! This summer, the park has experienced high use, which is putting stress on this amazing habitat.
What you may not know is that Lion’s Head Provincial Park is open for day use only, and has limited parking and no facilities or camping.
We’re seeing increased litter and trampling of the sensitive habitat. We’re also seeing a lot of fire hazards, and want to remind everyone that campfires are not permitted in this provincial park.
A place of protection
Every protected area in the Ontario Parks system was established for specific reasons. Every park has a certain classification, in line with the specific reasons the park was created. Lion’s Head Provincial Park is a nature reserve class park.
Nature reserves exist to protect nature for nature’s sake, which is a pretty honorable mission. As a nature reserve, Lion’s Head Provincial Park protects a number of incredibly sensitive and important species and ecosystems, including ancient White Cedars!
It is our privilege to get to visit places like Lion’s Head, and our responsibility to do so in a way that does not harm the ecosystems the park was created to protect.
Please put nature first
With the increased visitation to Lion’s Head Provincial Park, the important species and ecosystems that the park was put in place to protect are being threatened.
Environmental impacts to this special place rise exponentially when it is overcrowded, so keep a simple rule in mind: if there’s not a space for you in the parking lot, there’s not a space for you on the trail.
Thank you, fellow eco-stewards!
We all want to have beautiful places to visit, hike, and relax, and we can work together to spread out our visitation in order to lessen our impacts and prevent unnecessary damage to our trails and parks.
Please plan your trips accordingly, and be prepared to head home or to a different destination in the event that parking lots are full when you arrive.