Conservation Area

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Fanshawe Conservation Area is  now closed for the season. You are welcome to visit during daylight hours to enjoy nature and the outdoors. Protecting the health and safety of our staff and visitors remains our priority. Visitors must follow public health guidelines and restrictions. Continue to wear a mask and maintain distance from others.

  • Gates on the roadway by the dam will be open Monday to Friday, 8 am – 4 pm, and closed on weekends and holidays.

  • Visit during daylight hours only.

The UTRCA reminds everyone that waterways pose a serious safety hazard. River banks and shorelines are slippery, water temperatures are very cold, and any ice is unstable and thin. We encourage the public to exercise extreme caution around ditches, streams, and rivers, and stay off of frozen ponds and flood control reservoirs. Parents are encouraged to keep their children and pets away from all waterways

What activities are permitted in Fanshawe Conservation Area?

  • Walking/hiking on roadways and trails

  • Biking on roadways and permitted trails

  • Bird watching and nature appreciation

  • Fishing from shore

Please remember:

  • All buildings (including washrooms) are CLOSED

  • Deposit any garbage or pet waste in one of the garbage cans or take home with you

  • Keep all pets on leash (6 foot/2 metres maximum)

  • Please be respectful of other users

  • We do not rent skis or snowshoes.

  • We do not monitor the depth of the ice.

  • Snowmobiles, ATV's or any other off road vehicles are prohibited in the campground, day use area, trails, on the ice or any other Conservation Area lands.

  •  If there is an emergency call 911

Still have questions? Please check out our FAQs.

Fanshawe CA front entrance update: There are now traffic lights at the intersection where our entrance road meets Clarke Road and the VMP. Please watch carefully for the signs for Fanshawe CA.


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