MARL LAKE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AREA
COVID-19 NOTICE: Marl Lake remains open for walkthrough access only. Under Ontario’s Emergency Declaration individuals must maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres from others. Gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited. Note that the 2 metre rule applies everywhere - parking lots, trails & boardwalks. If you are on a narrow trail or boardwalk & others are coming toward you, back up & pass safely. Do not use benches & picnic tables. Dogs are to be leashed or responsive to immediate recall. Do not touch other people’s dogs.
The Marl Lake Resource Management Area is located just northeast of the Town of Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Small yet complex, the area is classified as a Provincially Significant Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI). The wetland contains an unusual fern-like vegetative community which is home to at least one nationally rare and three provincially rare species of flora.
Ducks Unlimited has identified the area as suitable habitat for breeding waterfowl and the site is a popular attraction for migratory waterfowl and other species.
Bald Eagles are just one of the feature species that have been documented there. Two viewing mounds on site provide visitors with a raised vantage point from which to view waterfowl, muskrats, songbirds, and other species of flora and fauna.