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Scanlon Creek Conservation Area

Explore forests, marshlands, and glacial erratics at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area. A trail system runs throughout the conservation area, providing hikers with a chance to explore most of the 300 hectare property. The remainder is a nature preserve to help protect the flora and fauna that reside in the area.

In the spring, wildflowers and migrating birds are plentiful, and the fall colours are spectacular. During summer Scanlon Creek's picnic pavilions are the perfect place for family reunions, company picnics, and youth group camp-overs. For reservations please call (905) 895-1281. During the colder months, Scanlon's ungroomed trails are great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Visit today!

Regular park hours are sunrise to dusk, seven days per week.

Scanlon Creek's "Pay and Display" system

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) charges a nominal entrance fee of $10.00 per vehicle, per visit. "Pay and Display" system requires park visitors to insert their entry fee into an envelope available at the gate, tear off the top tab to display in their windshield and drop payment into the box. Pay stations are located at the gate and at two of the parking lots.

Annual Passes

A more convenient option is a Scanlon Creek Annual Pass, purchased by calling the Conservation Authority or online from the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation eStore. external link opens new window Passes are valid for one year from date of purchase and must be visible from your vehicle's dashboard.

  • Family Pass, $50.00/year
    (unlimited access for your vehicle and passengers to Scanlon Creek Conservation Area)

  • Dog Park Pass, $40.00/year
    (unlimited access for you and your four-legged friends at our off-leash Scanlon Creek Bark Park)

Purchase a Pay and Display Pass for Scanlon Creek

For more information, please contact Brian Kemp at (905) 895-1281 ext.289 or email


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2 Fully Accessible Washrooms
Discovery Play Garden
Dog Park (temporarily closed due to wet conditions)
Picnic tables and shelters
Barbecues and firewood available (by request)
Outdoor Education Program


Creek (Learn about the Scanlon Creek Restoration Project)
Scenic Lookout
Hilly Terrain


Large signs on Simcoe County Road 4 (formerly Highway 11/Yonge Street) direct traffic to the main gate on Line Road 9 east of the Highway.

Location and Trail Map