It is identified as a provincially significant wetland and an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest by the Government of Ontario. It is also classified as a protected area by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Plants and wildlife
This 60-hectare natural environment is a complex of wetlands along the Ottawa River, the majority of which is made up of deciduous swamp forest. The driest part, to the west, contains a mature forest stand which is made up predominantly of white, red and burr oak, as well as white pine.
Mud Lake is a habitat for a wide diversity ...