NOTICE: The Meadow, Playground and Group Camp Picnic Shelter facilities are not available for booking until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information about our facilities at Ken Reid Conservation Area, please contact Conservation Areas Acting Coordinator Jon Hale at
Meadow Picnic Shelter
The Meadow Picnic Shelter is the first shelter you reach coming into the conservation area. It is located across from the Administrative Centre and Field Centre in Ken Reid Conservation Area. It is well suited for groups of up to 70 in buses and individuals looking to picnic and use the 1 km trail on level ground. Outdoor washrooms are available at this site. This picnic shelter is available on a first come, first serve basis.
Playground Picnic Shelter
The Playground Picnic Shelter is located close to the playground area on Sturgeon Lake. This shelter can accomodate up to 70 people. The playground facilities located nearby make it a family friendly spot. Outdoor washrooms are available at this site. This picnic shelter is available on a first come, firt serve basis.
Group Camp Picnic Shelter
The Group Camp Shelter is best suited for large groups of up to 70 who need both picnic facilities and a large surrounding field. Overnight camping in this area is also available to community groups, such as Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, and others. (Please visit Explore Kawartha Lakes for nearby non-group camp sites.) Campfires are limited to this location, by permission only. Outdoor washrooms are available at this site. This picnic shelter is available for rent at a cost of: $50/day and $100/overnight.
|Group Camp Picnic Shelter||Group Camp Field|
Kawartha Field Centre
The Kawartha Field Centre is located next to the Administrative Centre in Ken Reid Conservation Area. It provides a classroom setting for up to 60 people, and excellent access to all of the trails and boardwalks in the conservation area. The Field Centre is available for rent by special request only.
|Inside the Kawartha Field Centre|