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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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Conservation Areas Open

We're thrilled to welcome you to our Conservation Areas!

We truly hope you enjoy your time outdoors, breathing fresh air and reconnecting to nature in our peaceful settings.

Where will you visit today?​


To best enjoy your experience, plan ahead!

  • ​Check out and download a trail map and check for any trail closures.
  • ​Please follow all park rulesduring your visit. This includes following all Provincial guidelines during the pandemic. Dogs on leash is the rule at all Conservation Areas.
  • Free parking is extended until the end of August! Instead, we're encouraging park goers to donate to our Tip Tap fundraiser located at Scanlon Creek, Rogers Rerservoir, Thornton Bales, and Beaver River Wetlands Conservation Areas. Donations will help to maintain and manage our greenspaces.​​
  • Note that washroom facilities are open at Scanlon Creek from mid-June to mid-October.

Are you a frequent visitor to our beautiful Conservation Areas?

Learn more about the perks of an Annual Pass and get unlimited access to nature, free parking and more! 

Safety Rules and Guidelines

​The following rules and guidelines have been implemented for your safety​. Please do your​ part so we can do ours:

  • Park in dedicated areas only - please only park if you can fin​d an appropriate spot that does not block access points, gates or other vehicles. If no parking spots are available, please go to another greenspace.​
  • Please follow all Provincial and local public health guidelines, restrictions, measures and advice.
  • Stay on trail unless you need to briefly step off for physic​​al distancing.
  • Please place all litter in garbage receptacles provided.
  • Dogs-on-leash is always the rule at all our Conservation Areas.
  • Leave wildlife and plants for others to enjoy. Foraging or removal of any material is prohibited.

Questions or comments? Please contact Kathy Hillis, Sr. Administrative Assistant, Conservation Lands, at K.Hillis@LSRCA.on.ca​.​​