This spring’s moisture is having an impact on camping in many parts of Manitoba.
Manitoba Environment, Climate and Parks continues to advise all provincial park and campground visitors to carefully check and monitor conditions before heading to provincial parks this spring as some campgrounds and trails are closed to help protect the health and safety of Manitobans.
Updated details on closures and advisories due to flooding and spring weather conditions are available at www.manitobaparks.com.
Openings originally scheduled for May 13 have been delayed at the following campgrounds:
Adam Lake, Max Lake and William Lake campgrounds in Turtle Mountain and William Lake provincial parks, opening is delayed until at least May 20 due to wet conditions and saturated ground;
Rivers Provincial Park campground, partial closure of some sites in low lying areas until at least May 20, due to wet conditions;
Campgrounds slated for a May long weekend opening, especially those in higher elevations such as the Duck Mountains, Porcupine Hills and those in northern Manitoba, are still reporting a substantial amount of snow and may also experience further delays.
Closures may be extended if flooding and high water conditions continue. Reservation holders and seasonal campers will be contacted and their fees refunded if their campsite is affected by a closure.
An update will be issued next week for campgrounds scheduled to open May 20.