Flooding issues continue to plague Long Point Provincial ParkDue to recent rainfall and localized flooding, all campground areas of the 375-acre park are currently closed to the public.Firefly, Monarch and Turtle Dunes campgrounds, which have been closed since May 12, are all now closed until July 29. Cottonwood Campground which was previously open, is now also closed until July 29.“Park staff are monitoring conditions daily,” Jeffrey Pickersgill, park superintendent, said in a phone interview with the Reformer. “Our decision to reopen or extend the closure will be made based on the forecasts available to us.”The park remains open for day use.The Ontario Parks Reservation Service will contact all affected reservation holders to offer a change in reservation, where available, or cancellation with no penalty. Locally, campers could relocate to Port Burwell, Turkey Point, Selkirk, or any other provincial park. They can also opt out for a full refund without penalty.Long Point Provincial Park features 1.5 kilometres of beachfront. It has 256 campsites, 78 of which have electricity. With more than 380 species, the park is a favourite with bird watchers.

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