Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Gate Openings and Public Firewood Opportunities - Weekend of October 19-20

The following gates are planned to be open for safe, responsible recreation this weekend.  Gates hosting firewood permits are listed below; permits are $30 cash and safety equipment must be presented and used for a permit to be issued.

Iron River: Gate opens at 6am and will close at 4:30pm.  Oyster River Main closed at 16.5km.

Buckley Bay: Gate opens at 6am and closes at 4:30pm.  Firewood permits available at the gate.

Northwest Bay:
 Gate opens at 6am and will close at 4:30pm.  Firewood permits available at the gate.

Nanaimo River:  Gate opens at 6am and will close at 2:30pm.  A valid watershed permit is required for entry and available through the Nanaimo Fish and Game Protective Association.

Nanaimo Lakes Road - Community Firewood Fundraiser:  Heart of the Island Chorus Group will be hosting a firewood fundraiser off Nanaimo Lakes Road.  Follow the posted signs out from the Colliery Dam Park.

Copper Canyon: Gate opens at 6am and will close at 4:30pm.  Firewood permits available at the gate.

Shawnigan (4890 Waters Road): Gate opens at 6am and closes at 4:30pm.  Firewood permits available at the gate.

Gate times are adjusted for the hunting season currently underway until early December.  Be alert hunters may be in the area.


The road network from Highway 4 accessing Mt. Arrowsmith Regional Park is expected to be open for the weekend.  Expect snow.

Both camping and fires are not permitted on our property unless with written permit.

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