October 21, 2020
The 2020 camping season at Falls Reserve has come to an end. We would like to express our thanks to our campers who helped us get through this challenging season. Thank you for your patience!
Although the camping season is over, the park remains open to day-use visitors throughout the year. A day-use park entry fee is still required during the off season. If you’re a regular visitor consider purchasing a FRCA membership for $100. Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
For your convenience portable privies have been placed near the gatehouse and down near the falls. The other washrooms have been closed for the winter season.
Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash and owners are asked to clean up after their pet.
- Stay Safe – when you’re walking in the park practice physical distancing by remaining at least six feet away from other visitors
- Keep Moving – use the trails to move, not gather.
- Shared Space – stay alert, walkers and bikers use our trails.
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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