More of the north Whiteshell area is being reopened, as floodwaters continue to recede.
Betula Lake became accessible via Provincial Road 307 from the south through Rennie for permanent residents, cottagers and businesses on Wednesday. Anyone returning to Betula Lake via 307 should expect to travel through floodwater, according to a statement from Manitoba Parks.
PR 307 is still closed to all traffic between Nutimik and Betula lakes, and is open to permanent residents, cottagers and business only between Seven Sisters Falls and Nutimik Lake.
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure said it will work this week to remove the temporary gravel emergency access road through flooded water on the road. When it is fixed, campgrounds and recreational sites can reopen.
While all campgrounds will remain open at Nopiming Provincial Park this weekend, several others are expected to remain closed for the near future.
The Tulabi Falls walk-in backcountry sites and one yurt, as well as some sites at Bird Lake, will remain closed for at least another week.
Seasonal sites at Opapiskaw, Dorothy and Nutimik lakes are expected to reopen first, but the seasonal site at Betula Lake and nightly campsites at Opapiskaw, Nutimik and Betula lakes will remain closed until at least June 30.
The Rainbow Beach Provincial Park campground closure is being extended until at least July 8, but the beach is open for day use.
White Lake campground and Birch Point Provincial Park campground and boat launch will stay closed until at least July 15, and the Otter Falls campground will do the same until at least July 29, due to high floodwater.
PR 314 is closed at Manigotagan River for the near future. Road closures remain in Duck Mountain, Nopiming and Whiteshell provincial parks.
Partial closures due to wet conditions are underway in campgrounds in the Camp Morton, Rivers, St. Malo and Turtle Mountain provincial parks.