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Beavermead Campground Study

The Master Plan for Little Lake, received by City Council in 2010, was developed through an extensive consultation program.  It is a comprehensive strategy that will guide the use, decision-making and management of Little Lake and its shoreline areas for the next 20 years.   A fundamental underpinning of the Master Plan is the desire for a healthy, functioning and sustainable environment for all the land uses around Little Lake.

One of the issues identified during this process related to Beavermead Campground and whether or not it was the best use of City-owned lands on Little Lake.  City Council approved a 2011 project to review the advantages and disadvantages of the Beavermead Campground and determine the future of this function in Beavermead Park. The intent of the analysis was to consider both the social and economic benefits of the operations of a municipal campground in a very active public park. The review is two parts. The first is a cost-benefit analysis. The second part is a strategy plan for the future of the lands within the campground.

To see a copy of the 2011 final report, click here.

Following Council's receipt of the report, a staff review of campground options was considered.  Following this review, Council awarded the Campground to the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority for a two year trial period.  

Otonabee Conservation has successfully operated the campground and after the two year initial period, Council entered into a long-term operating agreement with the Conservation Authority to manage the campground.