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Conservation Areas

Please take a minute and make a donation to support our local Conservation Areas
step into nature

Conservation Areas are more than pretty places. They play an important environmental, educational and recreational role in Ontario, and contribute to the physical and mental well-being of over seven million visitors annually. Hidden within these natural gems are lakes, rivers and streams, wetlands, sand dunes, beaches, waterfalls, caves, forests, and natural heritage sites. So, plan your visit and #StepIntoNature!

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority owns and maintains five conservation areas that are open to the public. Admission to our conservation areas is FREE and they are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (seasonal closures may apply). 
For the enjoyment of everyone please take only pictures and leave only footprints during your stay. Garbage cans are provided in most areas but please be prepared to take your garbage with you.
No camping or fires are allowed, exceptions may apply with a permit issued by the SSMRCA;
No motorized vehicles are allowed, exceptions may apply with a permit issued by the SSMRCA;
All pets must be secured by a leash at all times. Please remember to scoop the poop.
For a complete list of rules see Conservation Areas - Sault Ste. Marie Region, RRO 1990, Reg 134 located at the bottom of this page under "Related Documents". 
Our Conservation Areas
The Conservation Areas Guide is full of information to help you plan your Conservation Areas visits. For more information on Conservation Areas in Ontario visit
Weddings and Special Events
If you're interested in holding your wedding or special event at one of our Conservation Areas email us at  or call (705) 946-8530 for reservations and fees. All of the rules of the Conservation Areas must be followed.