Conservation areas not booking summer campsites yet

Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area near Petrolia

If you wanted to start booking your summer vacation at a local conservation area already, you’ll have to wait.

The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority won’t be taking reservations for transient camping at AW Campbell, Lorne C. Henderson and Warwick Conservation Areas until March 21. It was supposed to open Monday.

“Because of the increase in COVID-19 cases and the government response, we are uncertain as to what capacity we will be able to operate our campgrounds this season,” said Greg Wilcox, Manager of Conservation Areas at the SCRCA in a news release, “We would rather delay accepting reservations than cancel bookings at a later date.”

During the 2020 and 2021 camping seasons, the SCRCA limited the availability of transient camping sites and did not allow group camping.