Please note that ahead of the peak salmon migration, and in effort to continue to keep our watershed safe, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority will be closing Ganaraska Millennium, Port Hope, Sylvan Glen and Thurne Parks Conservation Areas. These conservation areas will be closed August 28th through to October 1st.

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.