- With the provincial directive to close all non-essential services and outdoor recreation amenities we will not be able to open Falls Reserve for camping and day-use on April 17, 2020 as planned.
- We are working towards opening the park on May 8, 2020, but this will depend on how the COVID-19 situation evolves and the recommendations we receive from Huron Perth Public Health as well as the provincial and federal governments. Staff are monitoring the situation daily and the opening date will be pushed back if necessary.
- Falls Reserve Conservation Area is closed to all public access until May 8, 2020. This closure includes walk-in access to the property and all trails. Seasonal campers are asked NOT to check on their trailers while the park is closed. Updates will be provided if this situation changes.
- Campsite reservations will not be accepted until May 14, 2020 and any current bookings affected by the late opening of the park will be cancelled. Campers do not need to contact the park as measures are in place to refund full camping fees previously paid for reservations impacted by the closure. At this time there will be no change to the 2020 seasonal camping fees, please refer to the Seasonal Campsite Payment Schedule.
- Authorized staff will be onsite at the park to monitor security and undertake property maintenance.
- We are looking forward to getting the camping season started! Please check back regularly to stay informed on the status of the park opening.
- For information on the local COVID-19 situation visit the Huron Perth Public Health website at: hpph.ca
Set along the scenic Maitland River, just minutes from Goderich, Falls Reserve Conservation Area is a 230 acre natural outdoor playground. The Conservation Area offers terrific camping experiences: a perfect combination of great family camping in a beautiful natural setting.
Falls Reserve is nearly enclosed by the winding Maitland River. Over thousands of years the river has carved its way through rock, leaving behind a rugged river valley. Wide and shallow, the river cascades over a series of low waterfalls as it flows around the park creating a unique and exciting swimming area for visitors.
The steep slopes of the river valley, particularly from Auburn to Goderich, are well vegetated and provide important wildlife habitat. Some of the Easter White Cedar trees that cling to the exposed limestone cliffs are over 300 years old. This is probably the only old growth forest remaining in the Maitland watershed.
The lower Maitland River valley is also home to various plant species typically found in the more southern Carolinian zone. Some of these species include Butternut Hickory, Sycamore and Summer Grape. The area is also an important migratory bird route and a terrific spot for bird watching in spring and fall. Watch for Bald Eagles soaring over the Maitland River.
Falls Reserve Conservation Area is located atClick here for Directions
80900 Falls Reserve Line in Benmiller.
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