Camping will be a popular option for many Manitobans this May long weekend, with plenty of sites ready for seasonal visitors.
Most campgrounds opened last weekend, but all provincial destinations have since opened.
Campers may also notice upgrades at select locations, including:
• new washroom and shower buildings at Betula, Moose Lake and St. Malo (Sunset Shores) campgrounds;
• new electrical sites at Blue Lakes and Manipogo and electrical upgrades to sites at St. Malo;
• additional yurts at Spruce Woods and Camper’s Cove;
• new water treatment facilities at Moose Lake and Opapiskaw; and
• seawall reconstruction and beach expansion underway at Winnipeg Beach with work on the main beach area expected to be completed next month.
Campers are reminded that the May long weekend is liquor free in all campgrounds, group-use areas and yurts, as well as cabins at Camp Morton and Hecla/Grindstone provincial parks.
Approximately 26,000 campsite bookings and nearly 4,600 cabin, yurt and group-use area reservations have been made through the Manitoba Parks Reservation Service so far this year.