Egan Chutes Provincial Park Management Planning

ERO number
Notice type
Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Proposal Updated
Proposal posted
Comment period
March 16, 2022 - April 30, 2022 (45 days) Closed
Last updated

Update Announcement

This proposal notice has been updated on March 10, 2023 to advise the public that this file is still under active review. The ministry is reviewing the comments it has received to date. The original proposal date and comment period have not been altered.

This consultation was open from:

March 16, 2022
to April 30, 2022

Proposal summary

We are developing a management plan for Egan Chutes Provincial Park that will guide the park’s protection and management for a 20-year period.

Proposal details

Egan Chutes Provincial Park Management Plan

Ontario is committed to providing more opportunities for Ontarians to get outside and enjoy nature, while strengthening the protection and health of the environment.

Ensuring parks have management plans that include necessary direction to protect natural and cultural heritage is part of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ commitment to manage provincial parks and conservation reserves effectively.

We are developing a management plan for Egan Chutes Provincial Park that will guide the park’s protection and management.

The management plan will:

  • establish the purpose and objectives of the park
  • address park classification, park boundary, and how areas of the park are managed differently through zoning
  • establish park policies related to resource management, recreation management, operations and development

We are developing the plan with a 20-year timeframe in mind.

We will use the feedback we receive through formal consultation on the preliminary management plan to help develop the final management plan. This consultation opportunity is outlined below. 

The Egan Chutes Provincial Park Management Plan will replace the existing Interim Management Statement (2004) once it’s finalized.

Egan Chutes Provincial Park

Egan Chutes Provincial Park is in Hastings County, 16 km east of Bancroft. It stretches approximately 30 km along the York River and includes three picturesque waterfalls, or chutes, for which it’s named. 

The park consists of two separate provincial parks that we are proposing to combine into one waterway class provincial park:

  • a 322 hectare nature reserve class park (the original Egan Chutes Provincial Park) that was established in 1989
  • a 778 hectare waterway class park (Egan Chutes Provincial Park Addition) that was established in 2005

It protects important earth and life science features such as:

  • rare and exotic minerals
  • important riparian wetland complexes

It also offers recreational activities:

  • canoeing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • angling
  • backcountry camping


We are inviting Indigenous communities, stakeholders and members of the public to comment on the preliminary management plan.

We are also notifying groups about this consultation opportunity through:

  • direct mailing to Indigenous communities and stakeholders that have a potential interest in the project
  • direct mailing to those who provided comments during previous consultation opportunities on this planning project, or who requested to be on the project mailing list
  • a local newspaper ad
  • notices posted at the park

We have invited comments at two earlier stages of management planning for Egan Chutes Provincial Park:

  • Terms of Reference (November 18, 2005 to January 2, 2006)
  • amended Terms of Reference and Background Information file (November 21, 2006 to January 5, 2007)

The preliminary management plan is available below and by contacting the person listed in this notice. The preliminary management plan will be available for review and comment for 45 days.

We will consider the comments we receive as we develop the final Egan Chutes Provincial Park Management Plan.

Supporting materials

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Some supporting materials may not be available online. If this is the case, you can request to view the materials in person.

Get in touch with the office listed below to find out if materials are available.


Commenting is now closed.

The comment period was from March 16, 2022
to April 30, 2022

Connect with us


Brent Stewart, Park Superintendent

Phone number
Email address
Silent Lake Provincial Park

P.O. Box 219
Bancroft, ON
K0L 1C0

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