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PostPosted: April 16th, 2015, 8:23 am 
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Just read this on manitoba conservation page. As of may 2015, backcountry sites on Shoe lake must be reserved. I imagine this trend will continue with other backcountry sites in Nopiming.

Hello all,

I just received information that the campsites at Shoe Lake will be on the campground reservation system this year. The following is a message from Parks Branch:

"In the last few years, Shoe Lake has been very heavily used, resulting in concerns about site availability, removal of trees from islands and garbage. Starting in May 2015, campsite reservations and a camping permit will be required for the boat-in backcountry campsites at Shoe Lake from May to September each year. We have also added a boat-in group use site to the lake to accommodate larger groups.

The group use site will be available for booking starting Monday, March 23 at 7:00 a.m. and the six camping sites will be able to be booked starting Monday, April 6 at 7:00 a.m. using the Parks Reservation service (http://prspub.gov.mb.ca/ or by phone 1-888-482-2267). Campers will be asked to check-in at the Black Lake Campground office, where they will also be able to pick-up firewood. You can find information about backcountry camping in Manitoba Provincial Parks here on the webhttp://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/pa ... untry.html. If anyone has any questions they can email Morgan Hallett, Regional Park Specialist at morgan.hallett@gov.mb.ca. "

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PostPosted: April 16th, 2015, 9:34 am 
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They have numbered sites on other routes in Nopiming in preparation for this. I believe this will be so they can charge fees and reduce the abuse of rules (you're not supposed to stay at one site for an extended period).

If they charge fees I don't mind paying. I only worry that for any longer routes you could plan for one site and not make it that far.


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I don't think the plan is to make many changes on the "longer" routes yet. The main focus will be on areas like Shoe lake and Seagrim that are very popular with the weekend wilderness warriors, few portages makes it easy to haul boats and beer in for a party.

The parks do seem to be trying to improve management of the backcountry areas with a greater emphasis upon non motorized recreation and environmental best practice. They are still however heavily under resourced so it will be a while before things are turned around.

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