KAWARTHA LAKES-The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has notified the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Selwyn Township that the Burleigh Falls Crown Land area adjacent to the falls will be closed to the public effective immediately.
Police say the tourist area has seen a large increase in visitors resulting in numerous complaints involving liquor consumption, parking violations, excessive noise, littering, outdoor urinating/defecating and mischiefs. The MNRF has declared the area unsafe and it will be closed to the public until further notice.
The Peterborough County OPP and the MNRF will be enforcing this closure. Vehicles will be towed and Provincial Offence Notices will be issued to those found in contravention of the closure according to police.
“The Peterborough County OPP and the MNRF thank the public for their anticipated cooperation.” said the OPP.