Members of the public are reminded that Crystal Lake and Emerald Lake recreation sites, north of Summit Lake off Highway 97, will be closed to vehicle traffic May 17-19, 2014. During this time both sites will be open to walk-in traffic only. Overnight camping is allowed at Emerald Lake; however Crystal Lake recreation site is designated day-use only at all times.
As in years past, access to these sites is being restricted in an effort to eliminate large gatherings and rowdy behaviour over the long weekend. These sites are very popular and have historically experienced high rates of non-compliance.
Motorists are advised that turnaround space is extremely limited at the Crystal Lake gate entrance and that, for public-safety reasons, vehicles will not be permitted to obstruct the entrance to either recreation site.
Long weekend patrols will be in effect to enforce the rules and ensure the recreational
enjoyment of those seeking a fun-filled family long weekend.
Public Affairs Officer
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations