With the dry conditions, unfortunately all trails will be closed at Spruce Woods Provincial Park, along with no campfires for campers.
Equestrian and Canoe 2 campgrounds will remain closed.
Be aware that most of the Trans Canada Trail will be closed, except around the main campground for the public to use.
May 13, 2021
FIRE BULLETIN #8
Manitoba Conservation and Climate advises that with the fire risk being high to extreme across much of the province, additional fire and travel restrictions and an immediate ban on campfires are being implemented to ensure the safety of Manitobans and the prevention of new fire starts. There are drought conditions across much of southern Manitoba, which can allow wildfires to spread out of control quickly and challenge the ability to fight multiple fires at the same time. Human-caused fires are preventable and put people and communities unnecessarily at risk.
Level 2 Fire and Travel Restrictions are now in place including Areas 6 & 7 (Southwest)
Southwest (Areas 6 and 7)
Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Provincial Forest and Periphery area,Spruce woods Provincial Park, Provincial Forest and periphery area, Lauderhills Wildlife Management Area
Manitobans can refer to the Province’s Fire and Travel Restrictions map and confirm area restrictions before heading outdoors at www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Restrictions/index.html<http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Restrictions/index.html>
Level 2 travel restrictions include the following:
* motorized backcountry travel, including ATVs and other off-road vehicles, is prohibited unless under the authority of a travel permit;
* camping is restricted to developed campgrounds.
* campfires are prohibited.
* wayside parks remain open.
* landing and launching are restricted to developed shorelines only; and
* industry and outfitters should contact local Conservation and Climate offices for more information.
In addition, effective immediately in all provincial parks south of the 53rd parallel all backcountry trails and water routes are closed to public access until further notice including hiking, equestrian, mountain biking and motorized vehicles. Limited trails within developed front-country campgrounds and town sites remain open for pedestrian access. The Toniata seasonal campground in the Whiteshell Provincial Park along with the Equestrian and Canoe Landing campgrounds in Spruce Woods Provincial Park are also closed. See www.manitobaparks.com<http://www.manitobaparks.com> for a full list of trail closures.
The province has also cancelled and restricted issuing provincial burning permits for Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Many municipalities have already proactively implemented burning restrictions this spring, so also check with local municipal offices for more information or view the interactive Current Municipal Burning Restrictions map at www.manitoba.ca/wildfire/burn_conditions.html<http://www.manitoba.ca/wildfire/burn_conditions.html> Manitoba will not issue any provincial burning permits within or areas bordering any municipality where the burning restrictions are already in place.
For further information on Manitoba Wildfire Service, situation updates, restrictions, and other important wildfire links go to www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/<http://www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/> or follow the Twitter account at https://twitter.com/mbgovnews
To report a wildfire, call 911 or the T.I.P. line (toll-free) at 1-800-782-0076.