Conservation Areas & Recreation

Kettle Creek Conservation Authority’s (KCCA) six conservation areas all showcase the watershed’s rich array of ecosystems and habitats. In addition to a number of water-related activities at each conservation area, bird watching, disc golfing, hiking and camping opportunities are also available onsite or nearby.


Lake Whittaker Conservation Area and Dalewood Conservation Area are KCCA’s two campgrounds. While, Kirk Cousins Management Area, Dan Patterson Conservation Area, Confederation Park and Union Pond Dam are day-use facilities. Confederation Park, in Belmont and Union Pond Dam in Union are managed in cooperation with the Municipality of Central Elgin. Both areas offer modest picnic facilities; disc golf is available at Confederation Park. 


A permit is required

In 2000, KCCA introduced permits to control unauthorized users who may compromise the integrity of the land, pose a liability risk and/or present public safety concerns. A day permit is $8 per vehicle and a season’s pass (valid April 1 to November 30) is $65. Established KCCA partners and local naturalist and hiking clubs receive free permits for all members.

Conservation Areas in Kettle Creek Watershed