Tidewater Provincial Park

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Tidewater Provincial Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Location Northeastern Ontario
Nearest city Moosonee, Ontario
Coordinates 51°15′45″N80°37′30″W / 51.26250°N 80.62500°W / 51.26250; -80.62500 Coordinates: 51°15′45″N80°37′30″W / 51.26250°N 80.62500°W / 51.26250; -80.62500
Area 980 ha (2,400 acres) [1]
Established 1964
Governing body Ontario Parks (operated by the Town of Moosonee)

Tidewater Provincial Park is a provincial park located on five islands [2] in the Moose River estuary between Moosonee and Moose Factory, Ontario, Canada:

Provincial park type of protected area

A provincial park is a park administered by one of the provinces of a country, as opposed to a national park. They are similar to state parks in other countries. They are typically open to the public for recreation. Their environment may be more or less strictly protected. Argentina, Belgium, Canada and South Africa are among the countries that have provincial parks.

Moose River (Ontario) tributary of South shore of James Bay, flowing in North-East of Ontario, in Canada.

The Moose River is a river in the Hudson Plains ecozone of northern Ontario, Canada. The river flows 100 km northeast from the junction of the Mattagami and Missinaibi Rivers into James Bay. Its drainage basin is 108,500 square kilometres (41,900 sq mi) and it has a mean discharge rate of 1,370 cubic metres (48,000 cu ft). Its full length is 547 kilometres (340 mi) if counted from the head of the Mattagami River.

Estuary A partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea

An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

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The park was created in 1964 and is operated by the Town of Moosonee rather than the Ministry of Natural Resources. [3]

Access to the park is by boat only, including water taxis from Moosonee, Ontario. [4]

Camping

Overnight camping was eliminated due to cuts in 2012 and park is no longer listed on the Ontario Parks website. [5]

As of 2015 Tidewater is again listed on the Ontario Parks website and pamphlets are displayed at Provincial Parks promoting Tidewater as a destination. Though the park is operational, it only consists of 20 tent sites that are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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