Trails may be slippery from changing winter conditions, please use caution when using NVCA conservation areas.
Please note that conservation area user fees will increase on January 1, 2021. See updated fees and learn how your fees are used to maintain our conservation areas.
Our washrooms remain closed at this time. We ask visitors to respect physical distancing rules and not to gather in groups of larger than 10 people, and staying at least 2 metres (or 6 feet) away from other groups.
Found on the banks of the Nottawasaga River in the hamlet of Edenvale, this scenic Conservation Area offers highway travellers a convenient place to rest, picnic, launch their small boat or drop a fishing line.
Known locally as the 'take-out' after a canoe trip through the Minesing Wetlands, this area can be used for overnight camping by people arriving by canoe only. A $5.00 fee per person is applied for camping and will be collected on site. A group camping area can also be reserved.
This area is managed by the Township of Springwater, which is responsible for setting and collecting all fees. NVCA parking passes are not valid at this location.
For current fees call: 705-728-4784.
- Located at 3920 Highway 26 (map)
- From the City of Barrie, take Highway 26 west to Edenvale. Cross the Nottawasaga River and turn right at the third driveway into the conservation area. Please look for the sign to the Conservation Area as there are private properties close by.
- The area is open spring to fall, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.