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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! 

Please follow all park rules​ during your visit and remember that amenities, such as washrooms and pavilions, remain closed at this time. Please note that we are not currently issuing Special Event or similar permits that allow for social gatherings.​


Conservation Areas that have reopened include Beaver River Wetland, Rogers Reservoir, Scanlon Creek, Sheppard's Bush, Thornton Bales and Durham Regional Forest. Find a Conservation Area near you​!​​

Trail Conditions​

Caution - Trail con​ditions at many of our Conservation Areas are icy and slippery as a result of the ongoing freeze/thaw cycles. Please exercise caution ​when visiting local trails.

​​Safety Rules and Guidelines

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

  • ​Given the lack of facilities, plan a visit that is short in duration – remember, washrooms remain closed.
  • 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.
  • Parking is complimentary while amenities are limited.
  • Visit with memb​ers of your household only. Avoid gatherings.
  • While on the trails, maintain physical distancing of 2m/6ft from others. 
  • Stay on trail unless you need to briefly step off to ensure physic​​al distancing.
  • Take home all litter, including pet waste. 
  • Dogs-on-leash is always the rule at all our Conservation Areas.

Questions or comments? Please contact Lauren Grzywniak, Lands​ Management Technician​, at ​L.Grzywniak@LSRCA.on.ca​.​​​