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Located within a beautiful natural setting, Howlers Corners is easily accessible from the main parking lot in Ken Reid Conservation Area, at 277 Kenrei (Park) Rd., north of Lindsay.

Howlers Corners is open every day from 7 am to 9 pm (8 am to 6 pm from November to April).

You will need to bring your own water, and remember to bring baggies and pick up after their dogs. Baggies will be available if you forget.

All of the rules of the run are posted at the park, and enforcement staff will be on site periodically to ensure visitors are following them.


Howlers Corners Map

Make a donation

Help support the addition of new features and ongoing maintenance of the park, including fence repairs, seeding and mulch to prevent mud puddles, waste cleanup, and supplies. See more details about making a donation at our support page.

Rules of the Run

To maximize everyone’s enjoyment of Howlers Corners, please respect the following rules while in the off-leash area:

  • Dogs must be at least 4 months old and have up-to-date vaccinations
  • Dogs must wear a current license tag
  • Dogs identified under the Ontario Dog Owners Liability Act are not allowed
  • Keep dogs leashed when entering and exiting the park
  • Keep your dog under control and within sight
  • There is a maximum of two dogs per person
  • Dogs must be neutered or spayed
  • Restrain aggressive dogs immediately; dogs involved in a fight must leave the off-leash area
  • Promptly clean up after your dog by picking up and disposing of waste in the disposal bin
  • People food is prohibited
  • Use of the off-leash park is at your own risk
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hours of operation are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from May to October, and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from November to April.

To help maintain an off leash dog park that can be enjoyed by everyone, we kindly ask that you report any violations to Kawartha Conservation as soon as possible, or while the incident is occurring.

Reporting an incident:

Please provide a description of the person and their dog(s), as well as the type of car and license plate number where possible. This information can be provided to our front desk at the Administrative Centre across the driveway during business hours or by contacting us at 705.328.2271 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

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Location & Directions

277 Kenrei Road, Kawartha Lakes, ON

Latitude 44.40167
Longitude -78.76137


  1. From Highway 35, turn east onto Kenrei Park Road for 2.7 km
  2. Destination will be on the left at 277 Kenrei Road, Kawartha Lakes, ON

Hours of Operation

May - October 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
November - April 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

No access is permitted outside of posted hours.



Your donations help support critical work in our conservation areas including trail maintenance, signage, boardwalk and scenic lookout rehabilitation and more. Whether a one-time donation or an ongoing monthly donation, your support helps protect our natural areas for generations to come. To donate now, click DONATE, or call Jonathan Lucas at 705-328-2271 Ext. 233 or email

Information Board

  • Thanks to the hard work of the Kawartha Conservation Foundation and a generous private donation, a new accessible Marsh Lookout will be reconstructed in 2017.
  • Take precautions. See advice from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit on protecting yourself from West Nile Virus and
    Lyme Disease when outdoors.
  • The shoreline in the playground area is no longer maintained as a beach and swimming area. Due to the growth of aquatic plants in the water and Canada geese on shore, we are restoring the shoreline to a natural state with native plants. As such, the changerooms have also been removed.
  • The northern section of the Conservation Area is closed to vehicle access from October 31 to May 1.