July 8, 2014 8:41 am

Flooding closes Manitoba campsites

The Otter Falls campground near Pinawa, Man., flooded in late June.

Submitted by Ken Reddig / Global News

WINNIPEG – High water levels have closed campsites and campgrounds in Manitoba, the provincial government says.

All campers with reservations for sites affected by flooding have been notified, Manitoba Parks says on its website. Those who plan camping trips can check the parks reservation site for more information.

Campgounds affected by flooding:

  • Rainbow Beach Provincial Park, Lake Dauphin, is closed until at earliest July 17.
  • Watchhorn Campground won’t open until July 31.
  • The lower Kiche Manitou campground in Spruce Woods Provincial Park will be closed until July 31. The upper campground is open and can be accessed by posted detour routes. The Parks website suggests checking the road information website for Highway 5 closure information.
  • Birch Point Provincial Park on Lake of the Woods has some campsites closed and the boat launch is flooded.
  • Manipogo, Rivers, Camp Morton, Big Whiteshell, Nutimik Lake, Opapiskaw, Otter Falls, Caddy Lake, Falcon Beach, Falcon Lakeshore, West Hawk and St. Malo campgrounds all have sites affected by wet conditions or rising water levels.

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