The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has closed Crown land adjacent to Burleigh Falls to the public.
MNRF notified the Peterborough County OPP and Sewlyn Township of the decision on Thursday (July 9). The closure is effective immediately.
The falls area has seen a large increase in visitors, resulting in numerous complaints involving liquor consumption, parking violations, excessive noise, littering, outdoor urinating and defecating, and mischief.
kawarthaNOW published a story on Tuesday (July 7) outlining the concerns of a local business operator in the adjacent village of Burleigh Falls about bad visitor behaviour.
MNRF has declared the area unsafe and it will be closed to the public until further notice.
The Peterborough County OPP and 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.
For more information, contact the MNRF Peterborough District Office at 705-755-2001.
This story has been updated to include an updated map of Crown land at Burleigh Falls.