Wildwood Conservation Area


Location: Stratford, Ontario
Region: Southwestern
Character: Recreational Area
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Length/Size: 1400 hectares

Wildwood Conservation Area
By Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

Wildwood Conservation Area is located 11 km west of the City of Stratford, and 7 km east of from the Town of St. Marys.

Wildwood's 1400 hectares of land and the large reservoir attract approximately 150,000 visitors each year. The park was created when Wildwood Dam and Reservoir were completed in 1965.

Wildwood CA is open 24 hours/day from April 22 to October 16, 2011. Outside of this season, the park is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays).

Camping Facilities

Over 425 treed campsites
360 sites with electrical service
3 sheltered areas for group camping (minimum 10 units)
Radio free camping area
Seasonal sites available
Washrooms with free hot showers, laundry facility
Recycling, sewage disposal stations, and sewage service

Activities & Programs
Pool for campers only (July & August, supervised by lifeguards)
Recreational programs for all ages (July & August), Visitor's Centre, baseball diamond, sports equipment for sign out

Day Use Area Facilities
Picnic area with tables, washrooms
Playground, swimming at beach (unsupervised)
Food available at concession stand at marina

Shelters and Pavilions
Rent the Staffen's Pavilion for large or small gatherings. Call 519-284-2931 ext 434 for details.

Trails
3 marked hiking/biking trails varying in length from 1.2 km to 25 km
All trails are multi–purpose and can be used by hikers and cyclists
All trail users must possess a seasonal cyclist/pedestrian pass or a daily pass receipt. Trail pass revenue contributes to trail improvement and management.
Dr. R.S. Murray Forest Trails: The Red and Green Trails interconnect in the forest next to campground section B.

Wildwood Lake Trail:
25 km in length, completing a loop around Wildwood Reservoir.
The north section of the trail is double track (two-way) for cyclists who prefer a shorter route. The south section of the trail is single track (one-way). On even numbered dates (e.g. June 2, 4, etc.) cyclists must travel clockwise through the south section. On odd numbered dates (e.g. June 1, 3, etc.) cyclists must travel counter-clockwise through the south section.
All cyclists wishing to use the Lake Trail must enter through the front gate.
Hikers who wish to start their walk at a different location can enter one of four other locations.
Some sections of the trail are “on road;” please use caution in these areas.
HELMETS are MANDATORY for all cyclists
The trails cover flat and rugged terrain with areas of steep hills, exposed roots and rocks. Plan ahead, and know your abilities as well as the areas through which you are hiking or riding.

Fishing
Fish from shore or on the reservoir for perch, bass and pike. A fishing dock is located near the Marina.

Boating
Wildwood Reservoir is popular for motorboats, water skiing, sailing, board sailing and canoeing (restrictions apply).
Wet and dry dock storage available for motorboats and sailboats.
Gas available for purchase at the Marina.
NO Personal Watercraft are permitted at any of our CAs.