LTVCA Opens Campgrounds at 50% Occupancy July 17 for Overnight Camping – with strict COVID-19 Guidelines
Chatham / Wardsville –
The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) announces the opening of its two campgrounds for overnight tent camping beginning this Friday, July 17, 2020. The C.M. Wilson Conservation Area is located just south east of Chatham and the Big Bend Conservation Area is minutes south east of Wardsville. Based on the current guidance from the government and to promote physical distancing and the safety of staff and campers, a number of restrictions remain in place. The LTVCA is adhering to COVID-19 Guidelines as provided by the Government of Canada, Province of Ontario and local officials regarding the opening of campgrounds, as we continue to address this pandemic. All campers must follow these guidelines and recommendations.
Camping reservations will be taken online and will be live Wednesday, July 15 through “Let’s Camp” on the LTVCA’s website www.ltvca.ca. For C.M. Wilson go to https://ltvca.letscamp.ca/ and for Big Bend go to https://bigbend.letscamp.ca/ . We will also accommodate campers arriving at the campgrounds without online reservations. Transient overnight and limited stay campers will be booked at a 50% occupancy or as defined by the Area Supervisor. Group campsites/reservations will be permitted based on Provincial guidelines to a limit of 10 occupants per site.
Washroom and shower facilities will be open with enhanced sanitization protocols, however, campers will be encouraged to use bathroom facilities if they have them in their trailers or recreational vehicles. Contactless transactions will be preferred for electronic payment, and delivery of firewood (for sale at both campgrounds). Enhanced cleaning and disinfection efforts will be undertaken in campground sites and in all public/shared spaces such as picnic tables, garbage cans and other high-touch surfaces. All recreational facilities such as playgrounds that can be opened while meeting Provincial health recommendations will be opened. All community events may be permitted with participant limitations based on Provincial guidelines for gathering.
Looking for a local vacation? There are still a few seasonal campsites available, so please contact our staff. In order to keep our campgrounds open to enjoy and to keep our campers and staff safe, follow all Government and Health Unit COVID-19 guidelines including social distancing.
For further information:
C.M. Wilson Conservation Area
Adam Gibb – Western District Supervisor email@example.com
Big Bend Conservation Area
Vance Stark – Eastern District Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org