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    Forested trail in Scanlon Creek
  • Father and Son Hiking Father and Son Hiking
    Father and son hiking along boardwalk in Scanlon Creek Conservation Area
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    Wooden boardwalk in Scanlon Creek Conservation Area

Scanlon Creek Conservation Area

Scanlon Creek Conservation Area is a hikers’ haven, a picnicking paradise, a birder’s delight and a photographer’s dream. Explore forests, marshlands, and glacial erratics, enjoy spring wildflowers, or the vibrant fall leaves and see plenty of birds and other wildlife as you hike the expansive trail system covering most of the 300 hectare park.

Serving both environmental and recreational needs, the park is a nature preserve for flora and fauna and home to a Bark Park for our canine friends. During the summer, picnicking is fun and easy under our covered pavilions - perfect for family reunions, company events and camp-outs. Don't forget to visit the Discovery Play Garden - a popular playground for young and the young-at-heart. Scanlon Creek is a place to spend a few hours or an entire day!

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. 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 

Related Information

Notice to Bark Park Users - Temporary Closure

The Scanlon Creek Bark Park will be closed on Monday, March 27 for approximately 2-3 weeks to allow for natural grounds regeneration and annual maintenance. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please contact Lauren at 905-895-1281 x 126 or