Waterford North Conservation Area

Location: Simcoe, Ontario
Region: Southwestern
Character: Conservation/Camping Area

Waterford North Conservation Area
By Long Point Region Conservation Authority

Located north of Simcoe on Concession 8 Townsend Road (about 1 mile or 1.7 kilometres east off Hwy24)

This popular conservation area is known locally as "Waterford Ponds". Enjoy camping, fishing, picnicking, boating and swimming at this picturesque park.

Waterford North is a popular camping destination with 100 unserviced campsites pitch a tent or park your trailer overnight, for a week or for the season.

A small sandy beach and unsupervised swimming area make a day visit fun at Waterford. The park's idyllic natural setting makes it a good destination for all sizes of group and family picnics. There is plenty of parking, a covered picnic pavilion, lots of picnic tables and grassy fields that are perfect for games, races or just relaxing.

The conservation area's three lakes offer some of the best fishing around. Take on the monster northern pike, largemouth bass and a variety of panfish lurking beneath the water's surface. Pickeral Lake, Willow Pond and Bass Lake, the three ponds located in the conservation area, are excellent examples of grave pit rehabilitation, with deep rocky bottoms and pronounced shorelines. Please note that Rainbow Lake, to the south of the conservation area, is closed to the public.

An alcohol ban is in effect during the Victoria Day holiday weekend.

Waterford North C.A. provides:
100 unserviced campsites
Youth group camping area
Washrooms with showers
Food concession operated by Norfolk Association for
Community Living
Pinic pavilion and canoe rentals
Excellent shore and lake fishing in three on-site lakes
Unsupervised swimming and small beach area on Pickeral Lake
Motor restrictions (no motor above 10 hp)

Should you have any questions concerning this area or wish information on other Conservation Areas, please do not hesitate to inquire with staff. Contact Waterford North C.A. at (519) 443-0571 during the park season for compsite reservations, to book a picnic pavilion or for further information. During the off-season (Oct 15 - April 30) questions can be directed to the LPRCA's Administraion Office at 519.842.4242 or 1.888.231.5408.