RE: CATFISH CREEK CONSERVATION AUTHORITY AND COVID-19
UPDATE May 14, 2020:
Today, the province announced that “private parks and campgrounds may open to enable preparation for the season and to allow access for trailers and recreational vehicles whose owners have a full season contract”.
Beginning Saturday, May 16th, 2020, and until further notice, Seasonal Campers at the Springwater Conservation Area will have access to the West campground during daylight hours only. We have not yet been given the go ahead for overnight camping.
Facilities will not be available at this time including water, hydro, playgrounds, beach, and washrooms. Updates will be provided when we have the go ahead to open each of these areas and/or services. We anticipate hydro and water to be available beginning Friday, May 22nd.
Seasonal Campers must limit their attendance at the campground to those living in their household. No visitors. No gatherings are permitted. Please do not enter the Conservation Area if you are experiencing symptoms
The gatehouse will be open Saturdays and Sundays beginning, May 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. so that Seasonal Campers will be able to sign their Seasonal Contracts, pay their Seasonal Fees, and obtain their 2020 Season Passes.
As we are not cleared for overnight camping yet, we will be using the reduced Seasonal Fee approved by the Board of Directors calculated with a June 1st to October 25th season. The reduced rates are: 15 amp sites: $2,190.00 // 30 amp sites: $2,375.00. If overnight camping is not permitted on June 1st, a reduction will be calculated.
Gatehouse Procedures are as follows:
- Entry through the “parking lot” door with Exit through the “deck side” door.
- Only one (1) person per campsite will be allowed within the gatehouse and a maximum of two (2) people at any given time.
- Signs are in place to indicate the required 2 metre (6 foot) distance between customers.
- Hand sanitizer is provided and surfaces will be cleaned after each customer.
Staff are continuing to monitor the situation, and in consultation with Southwestern Public Health will continue to develop a relevant course of action.
Thank you for your support.