Some of the land that we purchase has great potential for outdoor recreation. In many cases, lands which were purchased for water management or environmental protection purposes are now also used for recreation. Conservation lands that have developed facilities such as trails and picnic areas are generally referred to as conservation areas.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19 our conservation areas are closed to the public until further notice. Please visit our COVID-19 Information Page for further details. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding to help protect our community.
The CRCA has seven developed conservation areas:
- Little Cataraqui Creek (City of Kingston) Closed
- Lemoine Point (City of Kingston) Closed
- Gould Lake (Township of South Frontenac) Closed
- Lyn Valley (Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley) Closed
- Mac Johnson Wildlife Area (Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, City of Brockville) Closed
- Marshlands (City of Kingston) Closed
- Parrott’s Bay (Loyalist Township) Closed
Before conservation areas are developed, the CRCA carries out a resource inventory to determine what special features and sensitive areas are present on the property. Then a master plan is developed.
A new master plan for Mac Johnson Wildlife Area was approved by the CRCA in 2007. View the plan »
A master plan for Parrott’s Bay Conservation Area was approved by the CRCA in 2009. View the plan »
An updated master plan for Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area was approved by the CRCA in 2012. View the plan »
Equipment and Facility Rentals
Some of our conservation areas have equipment and facilities available for rent. Click on the links below for more information:
Many of our conservation areas can be booked for special events. Please click on the individual conservation area pages for more information.