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Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Parkhill Conservation Area

Parkhill Conservation Area
Parkhill Conservation Area

Each season brings something new along the nature trails at Parkhill Conservation Area.

The 800-hectare conservation area is the result of efforts to control serious flooding and soil erosion problems downstream.

The Parkhill Dam and reservoir were constructed in 1969 to create a storage area to regulate the water flow of Parkhill Creek.

The recreational opportunities include canoeing, windsurfing, fishing, hiking, snowmobiling and toboganning. Within the conservation area is a campground facility known as the Great Canadian Hideaway.

Call 519-294-6333 for camping information or reservations. A rest area for travellers, known as the Scenic Lookout, is located on Cty Rd # 81, just north of Parkhill.

Driving Directions: For entrance to the boat launch take McGuffin Hills Drive off Cty Rd #81. For entrance to nature trails, take Centre Road off Cty Rd # 7.

Download a PDF brochure of this conservation area on our publications page by clicking the Downloads tab at the top of the page.