Foy Provincial Park

Foy Provincial Park is a provincial park on Round Lake, Ontario. Since it is non-operational, camping is prohibited, but day use activities such as swimming and hiking are permitted. The park property includes facilities used by the Ontario Ranger program of the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Foy Provincial Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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The Foy beach in springtime.
Map showing the location of Foy Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Foy Provincial Park
LocationRound Lake, Ontario
Nearest cityPembroke, Ontario
Coordinates45°39′01″N 77°30′32″W / 45.6504°N 77.5089°W / 45.6504; -77.5089Coordinates: 45°39′01″N 77°30′32″W / 45.6504°N 77.5089°W / 45.6504; -77.5089
Area48 ha (120 acres)
Established1985
Governing bodyOntario Parks

HistoryEdit

Purchased in 1968, the Foy property was originally an addition to Bonnechere Provincial Park, which is also located on Round Lake. As day use at Bonnechere Park became heavy in the early 1980s, the idea of creating another park on Round Lake was introduced.[1] In 1985, it was put into regulation as Foy Provincial Park and designated as "recreation"-class. The stated goal of the park was to "maintain quality summer-oriented day use facilities."[2]

Citing declining attendance, the Ministry of Natural Resources closed the day use facilities at Foy in 1994, along with seven other Ontario provincial parks.[3]

For many years the Round Lake Ontario Ranger Program operated out of Foy park. The Ontario Ranger Program was suddenly cancelled completely by the Liberal Government in 2012.

EcologyEdit

The 1986 management plan called for two nature reserve zones, one on the west side of the park's point to protect a "wave cut terrace that is the evidence of a glacial lake's existence." On the east side of the point, exposed clay made up the other reserve zone.[2]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Doran, Carol (1986-09-09). "Development of second Round Lake provincial park to begin in 1987". Ottawa Citizen. p. D3.
  2. ^ a b "Foy Provincial Park Management Plan". Ministry of Natural Resources. 1986. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Two provincial parks closing for lack of use". Ottawa Citizen. 1994-05-06. p. B3.

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