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Conservation Areas

LPRCA’s network of conservation lands helps protect natural features within the watershed while ensuring a range of recreational activities and outdoor spaces are available for all to enjoy.


Backus Heritage Conservation Area

1267 Second Concession Road, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0
519-586-2201 | 1-877-990-9932
Open May 1 – October 15

Backus… Where history meets nature! History buffs, outdoor enthusiasts and day-trippers alike will find something to enjoy at this picturesque Conservation Area just minutes north of the lakeside communities of Port Rowan and Long Point. Backus offers 144 campsites for tents and trailers, and has two rustic cabins available for rent. With the Conservation Education Centre’s exhibits and the Backhouse Historic Site featuring the 1798 Backhouse Grist Mill, there’s plenty of learning and exploring to be done. Be sure to look into the Backus programs for students and check out the many special events hosted throughout the summer; educational adventures await.

Maps & Additional Backus Information

Backus Heritage Conservation Area Maps

Backus Heritage Conservation Area Facilities

    • Parking
    • Picnic Tables
    • Seasonal Campsites
    • Camping Cabins
    • Group Camping
    • Picnic Pavilions
    • Swimming Pool
    • Washrooms/Showers (accessible)
    • Special Events
    • Historic Buildings
    • Nature Centre
    • Church & Barn Rental
    • Firewood, Ice & Bait
    • Meeting & Wedding Venues
    • Education Programs
    • TackleShare Loaner Site

Deer Creek Conservation Area

1929 Norfolk County Road 45, RR #2, Langton, ON N0E 1G0
519-875-2874 | 1-877-990-9934
Open May 1 – October 15

Deer Creek Conservation Area captures the feeling of northern Ontario. Just a short drive north of Long Point, Deer Creek is the perfect place to have a picnic or sleep under the stars. With a man-made 80-acre reservoir, fishing, boating and swimming have become popular pastimes at Deer Creek. Rent a canoe or launch your own non-motorized boat and enjoy some time on the water. The depth of the reservoir varies between 12 and 15 metres (40-50 feet). The campground has 40 sites, including 23 with electrical service.

Maps & Additional Deer Creek Information

Deer Creek Conservation Area Maps

Deer Creek Conservation Area Facilities

    • Parking
    • Picnic Tables
    • Group Camping
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Washrooms/Showers (accessible)
    • Horseshoe Pits
    • Firewood, Ice & Bait
    • Canoe Rental
    • Boat Ramp
    • Fishing Docks
    • Children’s Fishing Derby
    • Tackleshare Loaner Site

Haldimand Conservation Area

645 South Coast Drive, RR #1, Nanticoke, ON N0A 1L0
905-776-2700 | 1-877-990-9938
Open May 1 – October 15

Nestled along the shore of Lake Erie, Haldimand Conservation Area provides campers and day visitors with a quiet place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Relax in the shade of the pavilion while picnicking and enjoy stunning views of the lake as you watch for migrating birds. More than 230 campsites are available, including ones with water and sewer hookups. Minutes west of Selkirk, Haldimand Conservation Area is the perfect starting point for a tour of nearby museums, community events and boat launches. For those who like to travel by bike, Haldimand CA is also a prime location for accessing the Lake Erie Cycle Route and the additional winding roads along the shoreline.

Maps & Additional Haldimand Information

Haldimand Conservation Area Maps

Haldimand Conservation Area Facilities

    • Parking
    • Picnic Tables
    • Seasonal Campsites
    • Group Camping
    • Picnic Pavilions
    • Washrooms/Showers (accessible)
    • Sports Field
    • Firewood & Ice

Norfolk Conservation Area

3065 Front Road, Simcoe, ON N0E 1M0
519-428-1460 | 1-877-990-9937
Open May 1 – October 15

Scenic views of Lake Erie abound atop the bluffs at Norfolk Conservation Area. This 46-acre park has long been a favourite of weekend and seasonal campers. The campground features more than 160 campsites, including full service sites. On-site recreational facilities include two covered pavilions, a beach volleyball court, a sports field, horseshoe pits and a small playground area. The proximity of Norfolk Conservation Area to the towns of Port Dover and Simcoe makes it a convenient base for day trips and cycling tours.

Maps & Additional Norfolk Information

Norfolk Conservation Area Maps

Norfolk Conservation Area Facilities

    • Parking
    • Picnic Tables
    • Seasonal Campsites
    • Tent Only & Group Camping Areas
    • Picnic Pavilions
    • Washrooms/Showers (accessible)
    • Sports Field
    • Beach Volleyball
    • Firewood, Ice & Bait

Waterford North Conservation Area

226 Concession 8 Townsend, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0
519-443-0571 | 1-877-990-9930
Open May 1 – October 15

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a family camping trip, have a quiet picnic, go for a paddle in a canoe or catch ‘the big one,’ Waterford North is the natural choice for outdoor fun. Also known as the Waterford Ponds, this Conservation Area is popular with anglers thanks to the three ponds that are home to an array of fish species including largemouth bass, northern pike and a variety of panfish. The ponds, Pickerel Lake, Willow Pond and Bass Lake, are excellent examples of gravel pit rehabilitation, with deep rocky bottoms and pronounced shorelines. Many of Waterford North’s campsites have recently been upgraded to 30 amp electrical service to offer the best camping experience for both tents and trailers. The conservation area features more than 140 campsites, shady picnic areas, unsupervised swimming at the sandy beach, and canoe and kayak rentals. Visitors can also launch their own boat, with a maximum motor size of 9.9hp permitted. Close by is the Waterford Heritage Trail, a great route for hiking and cycling.

Maps & Additional Waterford North Information

Waterford North Conservation Area Maps

Waterford North Conservation Area Facilities

    • Parking
    • Picnic Tables
    • Seasonal Campsites
    • Group Camping Area
    • Canoe Rentals
    • Boat Ramp
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Washrooms/Showers
    • Sports Field
    • Firewood, Ice & Bait
    • Hiking Trail (nearby)

Other Conservation Areas

Alongside the five Conservation Areas with campgrounds, LPRCA also owns a number of additional Conservation Areas and Land Tracts throughout the Long Point Region watershed. These properties do not have facilities but are free to access from dawn through dusk.

If you are visiting a Conservation Area, please be responsible and respectful of the land and of others:

    • Dispose of waste in on-site bins if they are available, or take your garbage home;
    • Keep pets on a leash at all times and clean up after them;
    • Possession and consumption of alcohol is not permitted (alcohol is only permitted on registered campsites);
    • Fires are not permitted (campfires are only permitted in designated areas within the campgrounds);
    • Fireworks are not permitted;
    • Hunting is permitted in designated areas only. See the Hunting webpage for more information.

Conservation Area Closures

A range of LPRCA properties are undergoing invasive species treatment and signage will be posted on-site when closures are in effect.