Morris Island Conservation Area

Location: Fitzroy Horbour, Ontario
Region: Southeastern
Character: Wetlands/Woods
Length/Size: 47 hectares

Morris Island Conservation Area
By Mississippi Valley Conservation

The Morris Island Conservation Area is located along the Ottawa River near the community of Fitzroy Harbour. This 47 hectare site consists of forested woodlands and wetlands that will appeal to nature enthusiasts of all ages.

Mississippi Valley Conservation manages this site for day-use recreational activities such as hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing and natural interpretation. Accessible facilities for the physically challenged include nature trails, fishing platforms, washrooms and picnic areas. Canoeing is only permitted within the bay areas of the island due to water level fluctuations from the hydro dam located downriver.

The Morris Island Conservation Area is open to the public year round. However some of the facilities are not operational during the winter months. When visiting the site please follow the conservation area rules and regulations and assist us in conserving this area for future generations.

Morris Island Conservation Area is a “living classroom and laboratory”, and a great place for outdoor education. It is the perfect medium to communicate the value of sustainable management.

Morris Island Conservation area is located along the Ottawa River near the village of Galetta. Take the 417 west to Exit 169 (Kinburn Side Road), keep right and merge onto the Kinburn Side road. Turn Left at Hwy 17. Turn Right at Galetta Side Road. Turn Left on Logger's Way. Turn Right at Morris Island Drive.