The Township of Selwyn in Ontario is launching a study on the future of the Lakefield Campground on Hague Point.
According to The Peterborough Examiner, the seasonal trailer park and campground is located on 23 acres of public land but has been operated by a private company for about 25 years.
It’s located beside the public Lakefield Beach, which also has a public playground and picnic area.
The 138-site campground includes about 35 sites with access to water and sewage services using systems from the 1970s. Many users have had trailers parked on the same lots year-round for years. Camping is permitted from spring to fall.
Selwyn council decided on Oct. 13 that its agreement with the company will not be automatically renewed.
The operator will continue to run the campground until Oct. 15, 2022, to give the township two years to consider alternatives; the study is part of that.
The Lakefield Campground Utilization Study is scheduled to be completed by summer 2021.
It will examine the current state of the camping industry and collect public input while exploring options for the future of the property.