~ Be Bear Wise - Safety Notice: Although the risk of an encounter is low, unconfirmed black bear activity has been reported by visitors in our conservation areas. (Be Bear Wise PDF)
~ Get Tick Smart! (Brochure - PDF 2mb)
~ Central Lake Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of a
Commemorative Heritage Walk at Purple Woods Conservation Area.
~ Guideline Regarding Hiding A Geocache In CLOCA Conservation Areas
~ Conservation Areas Map
From the crest of the Oak Ridges Moraine, to the shores of Lake Ontario, the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority has been protecting areas of natural significance within its jurisdiction for many years. Today, the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority owns over 2,250 hectares of conservation land in an effort to protect significant wetlands, valleylands, forests, meadows, groundwater resources, aquatic environments, and other important wildlife habitats. Some of these conservation lands include floodplain areas that have been acquired in order to help protect life and property from the hazards of flooding.
Although some of the conservation lands owned by the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority have limited public access (in order to limit the disturbance to certain sensitive lands and/or wildlife) many of the conservation lands are important to the public for the recreational and educational opportunities that they provide. The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority has five conservation areas with over 45 Km of trail and other public facilities that are perfect for a wide range of activities including hiking, picnics and wildlife viewing.
All proceeds collected from admission ($1/ person) or parking fees (Max. - $6/ vehicle/day or $3/ hour) in the conservation areas goes back to maintain and enhance the facilities for your enjoyment.
CLOCA Conservation Area Parking Pass
"Click Here" to purchase an annual parking pass for a cost of only $75 (HST inc.). The pass covers conservaton area parking fees and general admission for a period of one year from date of issue.
check out what our conservation areas have to offer - you are bound to be amazed!
Click on a Conservation Area on the map below for more information.
Camping This Summer?
Help Protect Our Urban & Natural Forests - Don't Move Firewood
Be Bear Wise: Black bears live in most parts of Ontario and are rare visitors in the conservation areas.
For your own personal safety, and for the well being of bears, it is important to learn about bears and their behaviour. Please review the information from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources about Being Bear Wise (PDF).
In an immediate emergency call 911
To report bear problems call: 1 (866) 514-2327 (1 866 514-BEAR)
To report a bear sighting call: Central Lake Ontario Conservation (905) 579-0411.
Step Into Nature! Visit over 250 Conservation Areas in Ontario at www.conservationareas.ca!
Geocaching in a CLOCA Conservation Area
If you wish to place a geocache in a conservation area please follow the regulation that geocaches can only be placed up to 2 metres on either side of a CLOCA designated trail.
By following this regulation you will be helping us protect environmentally sensitive habitat.
Please Note: Any geocaches found not following this regulation will be removed and the owner notifed.
Thank you for your cooperation and remember Cache In - Trash Out.