Fort Creek Parking Closed


The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) has made the difficult decision to close the parking area at the Fort Creek Conservation Area as a result of public overcrowding, garbage dumping, pet waste issues, and reduced staffing and service levels.

As a result of these issues and in conjunction with the COVID-19 Provincial State of Emergency, effective immediately the parking area at the Fort Creek Conservation Area is closed. The SSMRCA strongly encourages everyone to “Stay Home” unless it is essential to go out.

Conservation areas and trails that are not otherwise closed will remain open for walkthrough access, but individuals must maintain a safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others. The public is reminded that the use of conservation areas is “at your own risk”.

Barricades and signage at the Fort Creek entrance off Second Line will be installed Friday, April 17, 2020 until further notice.

The SSMRCA is committed to taking measures to protect the health of our community members and the safety of our staff, and we will continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation in collaboration with the City of Sault Ste. Marie and local public health experts.

The SSMRCA office closed to the public on Friday, March 20, 2020. We are taking precautions to continue to offer our services in a way that is safe for everyone while ensuring we continue to provide essential services such as Permits, Flood Control, Flood Forecasting and Warning, and Drinking Water Source Protection.

Please stay informed and protected by regularly reviewing information and updates posted on the City of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma Public Health websites.

For the most current information and updates about our services visit:

SSMRCA Website


  1. @Ben Murphy… Unfortunately, many people ARE that dumb. People across the province are going to parks and gathering in large groups. Add to that people dumping their trash, and this was inevitable.

  2. There is absolutely ZERO logic or reason that all beaches, lakes, recreation areas, and parks aren’t open, right now. None.

    We the People aren’t dumb. If we can social distance at a grocery store – we can damn sure do it at a park.

    This overreach has got to stop – NOW!

  3. What is the difference between there and Bellevue Park dog poop everywhere there too. That is what happens when laws or by-laws are not enforced, one person leaves the poop and others follow until it gets out of hand.

    • people are so rude they walk there dogs and think when they
      shit they don’t have 2 pick it up just came back from walking on the hub trail and you can not believe the dog poop and they even supply dog bags right there. no respect at all sad people.

  4. 10 confirmed cases in the whole of Algoma. No one is hospitalized. But parks are closed, you have to line up to go shopping at a grocery store,
    . Hardware stores closed. People’s lives are being destroyed Doesn’t make sense!

  5. No it’s the stupid people that are causing this…they were gathering in groups if the parking lot is full( danger to others) and not cleaning up after themselves( danger to others and just plain ignorant)….they forced the issue, blame them…it should be closed

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