Waterford North

Whether you want to take the family camping, enjoy a quiet picnic, paddle a canoe or catch “the big one”, Waterford North Conservation Area is your natural choice for outdoor fun.

This popular conservation area is also known as Waterford Ponds. A favourite with anglers, the three ponds at Waterford North Conservation Area are home to an array of fish species including largemouth bass, northern pike and a variety of panfish. Pickerel Lake, Willow Pond and Bass Lake, the three ponds located in the conservation area, are excellent examples of gravel pit rehabilitation, with deep rocky bottoms and pronounced shorelines.

Waterford North Conservation Area has 100 unserviced campsites suitable for trailers and tents, shady picnic areas, a small sandy beach with unsupervised swimming, and canoe rentals. Small motorized boats with a maximum motor size of 9.9 hp are permitted.

In early June the park hosts “Power on the Pond”, a race in the Toronto Outboard Racing Club series. Watch a video about this event. 

The conservation area is located a short distance from the Waterford Heritage Trail, providing access for hiking and cycling. While on the trail, enjoy panoramic views of the Waterford Ponds from Black Bridge, a 166-metre long, high level former railway bridge. 

Visitor Information
Park is open May 1 – October 15 

Address:  226 Concession 8 Townsend, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0

Phone:  519-443-0571 or 1-877-990-9930

Reserve a campsite online

Conservation Area Map 

Things to Do

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  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Seasonal Campsites
  • Group Camping Area
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Washrooms/Showers
  • Sports Field
  • Firewood, Ice & Bait
  • Hiking Trail (nearby)