Update on Camping and Fire-making - Spring/Summer 2022
Our community group -- with support from the Townships of Gravenhurst and Muskoka Lakes -- has asked users to refrain from camping and making fires in the Torrance Barrens for the time being, given the high degree of environmental impact that has occurred in the Reserve due to such activities.
A Torrance Barrens working group is working actively with Ontario Parks to create several designated campsites within the Torrance Barrens. These official designated campsites will concentrate camping and fire-making to a finite number of locations, helping to mitigate the risk of escaped fires, preserve night-sky viewing activities, and reduce general environmental damage to the Reserve. These campsites will be supported by permit-system, similar to Algonquin Provincial Park and other well-known camping locations.
Our goal is to have these official designated campsites operational in 2022.
We thank you in advance for your compliance with these new rules and for your commitment to protecting the Torrance Barrens.