COVID-19 Operation for 2021
Due to the on-going pandemic, your visit the Falls Reserve this season will be a little different from past years. Conservation Areas and natural green spaces play an important role in both our physical and mental well-being. We need your help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 so Falls Reserve can stay open and safe for visitors.
Some policies regarding camping and reservations may need to be modified during the camping season. We are planning to offer many of our usual services and facilities to visitors, however some restrictions may apply.
Please also review our COVID-19 Public Safety Plan for information on procedures in place to help ensure the safety of visitors and staff.
Prior to Arriving at Falls Reserve
Every visitor must do the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID019. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/. If you do not pass the assessment, you should not visit this location.
Stage Three Changes
- At Falls Reserve gatherings of up to to 50 people are now permitted in the day-use area. Gatherings may not exceed this number unless it is a registered group that has been approved by the Park Superintendent.
The park is open for day-use visitors. Please stay safe:
- Day use hours are from 8:00 am till 8:00 pm. Vehicles will be admitted from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm.
- Extended Dawn to Dusk hours for FRCA Membership holders. Memberships are $100 for a year and are available on-line: Annual FRCA Membership Pass
- Maintain physical distancing, keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone not living in your household.
- Outdoor gatherings are limited to 50 people in the day-use area. Gatherings may not exceed this number unless it is a registered group that has been approved by the Park Superintendent.
- Respect posted closures for your safety.
- Keep moving – use the trails to move, not gather.
- Shared space – walkers, bikers, runners and bird watchers all use our trails. Say alert!
Notes for Campers
- Anyone feeling sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19 must not enter the Conservation Area or campground.
- The park is open for camping.
- Please book a reservation before arriving at the park.
- A maximum of six (6) people are permitted to occupy a campsite including children and babies. Please note that this requirement is not related to the COVID-19 situation. This is a long standing Conservation Area regulation.
- Stay safe – it is encouraged that only people living at the same address camp together at a single campsite, regardless of the campsite capacity.
- If a campsite gathering is disturbing other campers, it will be shut down by staff.
- Washrooms and showers are open for campers with safety protocols in place. Please be patient and wait your turn to use the facilities. Please limit your time in washrooms and showers to minimize wait times for others. Washrooms will be closed during posted cleaning times.
- Do NOT flush sanitary disinfectant wipes or feminine products down the toilets. These items create clogs and backups of the septic systems. This causes expensive repairs and prolonged washroom closures. Please use waste receptacles provided.
- New Changes to Cedar Campground – the number of campsites in the Cedar Campground has been reduced to decrease the pressure on facilities during the pandemic. Cedar has also been designated as a Radio and Audio Equipment Prohibited Camp Area to promote a family friendly camping environment.
For information on the local COVID-19 situation in this area visit the Huron Perth Public Health website at: hpph.ca