Closure: Cyprus Lake Campground and Yurts closed due to bear activity

Issued: November 10, 2022

Ends: November 25, 2022

Due to recent increased bear activity, Cyprus Lake Campground, including Tamarack campsites and Yurt accommodations, are now CLOSED until November 25th, 2022. Human and wildlife safety is of the utmost importance to Parks Canada. With this closure we are focusing on protecting and conserving wildlife while enabling safe and enjoyable visitor experiences in protected places.

Parks Canada continues to offer a safe and enjoyable experience for day-use visitors into Bruce Peninsula National Park. Park trails remain OPEN.

The Cyprus Lake Campground and Yurt closure is a preventative safety measure to reduce the risk of human-wildlife conflict. The necessary elimination of campground food attractants will reduce the risk of bears delaying their natural hibernation cycle, a critical part of black bear survival.

Cyprus Lake Campground reservations affected by the closure between Tuesday, November 8th and Friday, November 25th will be cancelled automatically and refunded in full. Reservation holders will be notified of the closure by email from the Parks Canada Reservation System. Parks Canada staff will also be reaching out by phone to cancelled reservation holders.

Black bears, or M’kwa in Ojibway, are culturally and ecologically significant animals on the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula. We thank you for your patience and understanding to keep them safe and healthy. We look forward to welcoming visitors back into the campground again in the near future.

For further information please contact bruce-fathomfive@pc.gc.ca.