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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
705.328.2271 ext. 230 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.

Meadow Picnic Shelter


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. 

camp shelter

Group camp picnic shelter Group Camp Field
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.  

Kawartha Field Centre

fieldcentreinside Kawartha Field Centre inside
Inside the Kawartha Field Centre  

Fees & Reservations

Ken Reid Conservation Area Facility Fees

  • Meadow & Playground Picnic Shelters: Available on first come first serve basis
  • Group Camp & Picnic Shelter: $50 per day / $100 overnight
  • Kawartha Field Centre: Available by special request only
  • Outdoor Classroom: $50 half day / $100 full day
  • Special Events:
    $150 per day (use less than 50% of Ken Reid)
    $250 per day (use more than 50% of Ken Reid)

Ken Reid Conservation Area Parking Fees

  • Vehicle: $2.00/day
  • Annual Pass: $75.00 valid for one year from date of purchase
  • Annual Pass- Senior rate: $60.00 valid for one year from date of purchase

To make a reservation

Please visit our Administrative Centre or contact Judy Stephens by phone at 705.328.2271 ext. 211 or email to request a reservation form. The form and supplemental information can be sent to you by by mail, email, or fax. Please note that some special events may require proof of liability insurance.

Once the completed paperwork and payment in full have been received, we will send a confirmation receipt of your reservation.