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In light of COVID-19, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority's conservation areas and all buildings, including the Ganaraska Forest Centre, will be closed to the public until further notice.

Thurne Parks Conservation Area

This conservation area consists of 46.52 acres (18.8 ha) and was acquired on December 9, 1976. Located in the Municipality of Clarington, it is a great spot for fishing, bird watching and nature photography.

Thurne Parks CA is closed from mid-October through to May.

How to get there:

  • Exit Highway 401 at Highway 115/35.
  • Travel 6 km to the 4th Concession.
  • Exit and go west 1.5 km.
  • After crossing Wilmot Creek, parking is located on the south side of the road.
  • Unmaintained trails. Use at own risk.

While visiting, please respect neighbouring private properties and stay on GRCA Conservation Area land.