Service Disruption

EAB Hazardous Tree Removals

Starting November 18th, Conservation Halton is removing hazardous ash trees along the trails as part of the Emerald Ash Borer Program. Please be advised that this will result in some intermittent trail closures. This work will continue until March. If you’re planning a trip to the park, please see the Visitor’s Centre so you can identify which sections of the trails are closed on the day that you arrive. We appreciate your patience while we complete these works.

Update January 2020: The Crawford Lake Trail (including the boardwalk) will be closed until Jan 8. Surrounding trails will be intermittently closed for hazard tree removals. Map of the January schedule is below. See the Visitors Center for more details.

Crawford Lake

Hilton Falls

Kelso - Dam

The Kelso Dam, located within Kelso Conservation Area in Milton, is receiving some needed repairs and infrastructure improvements. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. More information may be found here.

During construction, every effort will be made to mitigate any environmental impacts and reduce the disruption to our neighbours and visitors. However, some noticeable disruptions may occur:

  • The footbridge over Sixteen Mile Creek at Kelso Conservation Area will be closed for the duration of construction.
  • The roadway access over the dam from the Boat Launch and Rentals to the Camping area to the east side will be open but may experience periodic closures during construction activities.
  • Visitors using the Kelso Lake Reservoir for boating or swimming will continue to have lower water levels.
  • Occasional closures to the Boat Rentals parking lot and other service disruptions will occur.