Four people from the North Bay area have been fined $1,000 each for camping at one location on Crown land for longer than 21 days. A Justice of the Peace heard the cases in Haileybury, September 7.
The four were found camping at the access point to Cassells Lake, near Temagami. Court heard testimony that a large sign is posted advising campers of the length of stay limits. A conservation officer, working from complaints from other campers, investigated and determined that the four had been at the same site from June 27 to August 8.
Camping on Crown land is restricted to 21 days per year (at one location) to allow equal access to popular camping spots and to reduce environmental impacts.