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This area was purchased to address flood control concerns experienced by businesses and residents living downstream. The Fort Creek Dam was constructed between 1968 and 1971 and has a reservoir of approximately 3.24 hectares (8 acres). In addition to its primary purpose of flood control the Fort Creek Conservation Area also provides the ancillary benefit of green space.
Recreational opportunities include, wildlife habitat, hiking, picnicking or in the winter visitors can go snow shoeing, tobogganing or cross country skiing.
This conservation area covers approximately 77 hectares (191 acres) and is situated in the middle of Sault Ste. Marie creating a sense of tranquility in the heart of the city and is a small example of the beautiful Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Forest and wetlands.