Where are you located? What are your hours?
44015 Ferguson Line
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority’s Administration Centre is open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Administration Centre is located at:
St Thomas ON N5P 3T3.
Who do I speak to about obtaining a permit to build?
If your property is located in a regulated area, or you believe it is, contact Kettle Creek Conservation Authority’s Director of Operations for information on the permit and approval process prior to any development or site alteration.
It is a good idea to call ahead and make an appointment. Staff will let you know what information you will require to complete the application and permit process.
Director of Operations
Phone: (519) 631-1270 ext. 226
Who do I speak to about ordering trees?
In partnership with Ontario Power Generation, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is planting 100,000 trees per year. Landowners within the Kettle Creek Watershed can purchase seedling for 25 cents each, provided a minimum order of 200 seedlings is made.
To order seedlings, please contact:
Forestry and Soils Conservation Supervisor
Phone: (519) 631-1270 ext. 231
I would like to make a reservation to camp.
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority owns and operates two campgrounds, Lake Whittaker Conservation Area (Harrietsville) and Dalewood Conservation Area (St. Thomas). Both campgrounds are open from May 1 – September 30th each year. Reservation for camping are not accepted until May 1 and canbe made by calling the gate house directly. Dalewood: (519) 631-1009 or Lake Whittaker: (519) 269-3592. You can also make a reservation, cancellation or change online. Inquiries about seasonal camping can be made during the off season by calling the Administration Centre (519) 631-1270.
Do you have boat rentals? What is the cost?
Canoe and paddle boats are available for rent at Lake Whittaker Conservation Area. Permits are only issued to persons 19 years of age or older (i.e. children must be accompanied by an adult.) In addition to the fees listed below a $25 refundable deposit is required.
Per hour …$16
A public boat ramp is also available. Only electric motors are permitted. All boats, including canoes must be registered at the gatehouse. Unregistered boats may be confiscated. No boats are allowed in swimming areas.
Do I need a permit to use your trails?
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 member.
KCCA owns and operate four trails – Dan Patterson (2 km) Dalewood (13 km) Lake Whittaker (7 km) and Kirk Cousins (5 km). Download our trail map.