Parkhill Conservation Area

Location: Parkhill, Ontario
Region: Southwestern
Character: Natural Area
Length/Size: 800 hectares

Parkhill Conservation Area
By Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

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 '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.