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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




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: $75/day and $150/overnight + HST. 

Group camp users are subject to pay for parking at $4 per day.

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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

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Inside the Kawartha Field Centre  

Fees & Reservations

Ken Reid Conservation Area Facility Fees

  • Meadow Picnic Shelter: Available on first come first serve basis
  • Group Camp & Picnic Shelter: $75 per day +HST / $150 overnight + HST
  • Kawartha Field Centre: Available by special request only
  • Outdoor Classroom: $50 half day +HST / $100 full day +HST
  • Private Events:
    $250 per day + HST

All bookings are subject to $4 per day parking per vehicle.

Ken Reid Conservation Area Parking Fees

  • Vehicle: $4.00/day (HST Included)
  • Annual Pass: $75.00 + HST valid for one year from date of purchase
  • Annual Pass- Senior rate: $60.00 +HST valid for one year from date of purchase

To make a reservation

Please visit our Administrative Centre or phone at 705.328.2271 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 private 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.