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Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

Dan Patterson Conservation Area

Nestled in the Kettle Creek valleylands, Dan Patterson is a popular picnic spot that offers an abundance of shade trees, a rentable picnic pavilion and a playground.

For those who enjoy history, the site is home to a restored log cabin, a replica water tower and windmill. The cabin was originally the home of Alexander Patterson, who emigrated from Scotland in 1834.

No permit is required and parking is free.

Dan Patterson Hiking Trails

Old Growth and Wetland Trails

Trail users can explore two looped trails.

Facilities and Activities

  • Group Camping
  • Special events
  • Pavilion rentals
  • Free parking
  • Cross-country skiing (winter)

Dan Patterson Facility Rentals

Rent our pavilion for your next celebration or corporate event. Not sure if Dan Patterson Conservation Area can host your event? Contact Jessica Kirschner, Resource Assistant for more information.

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Getting Here

We are located at 44014 Mapleton Line in St. Thomas, Ontario.

Staff Contact

Scott Pinnell
Maintenance Coordinator
Tel: (519) 631-1270


Joe Gordon
Assistant Manager,
Supervisor of Planning & Conservation Areas
Tel: (519) 631-1270 ext. 226

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