C. M. Wilson Conservation Area

Location: Chatham Ontario
Region: Southwestern
Character: Camping/Day-use
Length/Size: 30 hectares

C. M. Wilson Conservation Area
By Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority

The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority acquired this 30 hectare property in 1967. The park was named after a former Chair of the Board of Directors, Clarence Michael Wilson.

C.M. Wilson is also the home of the Children’s Safety Village of Chatham-Kent.

Directions: C.M. Wilson Conservation Area is located at 21799 Fargo Road. Located 8.5 km south of Chatham. Take Communications Road south, after hwy. 401 turn right onto Horton Road, cross railroad tracks, turn right onto Fargo Road and travel for 1 km to the entrance

Coordinates: Lat/Long 42.375, -82.107 UTM 408840, 4692030

Camp at one of the 100 sites at C.M. Wilson Conservation Area. Many sites are serviced with hydro and water. Soft drinks and snack foods are available at the gatehouse. Washrooms are fully serviced with showers. Tables and barbecues are available in the park and organized groups can book a barn pavilion. Enjoy the children’s adventure playground, fishing, sailing, canoeing, unsupervised beach area, and nature trails. Most facilities are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for current dayuse and camping fees.

Natural Features: McKinlay Woodlands Memorial Forest located in the C.M. Wilson Conservation Area, man-made lake, small woodlot.

Reservations and Information: Call the Gatehouse at 519-351-3919

C.M. Wilson Conservation Area (park grounds) Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to sunset

Campground May 25 – October 11