Frederick House Lake Provincial Nature Reserve

Location: Timmins Ontario
Region: Northeastern
Character: Nature Reserve
Length/Size: 13 hectares

Frederick House Lake Provincial Nature Reserve
By Ontario Parks

Natural Features

In many lakes, especially those near ice-sheets, formations called varves -- banded layers of silt and sand -- are deposited annually. These sediment layers, laid down by the lake over many years, reveal bands of light and dark material. When the layers are counted they suggest the age of the deposit and can tell much about the history of the lake in the immediate post-glacial era. This nature reserve contains the type section for the Connaught varved clays of the Barlow-Ojibwa Formation.

Park Facilities

Accessible by water only, the park has no visitor facilities.

Location: About 30 kilometres northeast of Timmins

For more information:
Northeast Zone
P.O. Box 730, 2 Third Ave.
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0