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Durham Conservation Area

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Lots to do here!

Camping, hiking, swimming, waterfalls, you can do it all here.. nice picnic area, flush bathrooms... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A nice spot

A lovely park to explore, very peaceful. It is open from 8 AM to 9 PM. Busy with camping in the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Elora, Canada
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323198 Durham Rd E, Durham, Ontario N0G 1R0, Canada
+1 519-369-2074
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Camping, hiking, swimming, waterfalls, you can do it all here.. nice picnic area, flush bathrooms .. lots of parking

Thank Karen1616
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A lovely park to explore, very peaceful. It is open from 8 AM to 9 PM. Busy with camping in the summer apparently but hardly no one was there in October. There are a couple of little sand beaches without life guards. We saw a...More

1  Thank rnr636
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Our experience over the weekend was very lovely, what a nice place to camp and relax. The staff was very very helpful and very polite, the movie night they held was a great feature to our stay, and the park was well kept. However, when...More

2  Thank MaryAnonymous
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great hiking here, and an impressive waterfall. Worth visiting at any time of the year. It's also free.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Quiet, pretty and serene in Winter... nice trails to hike or snowshoe on. Looks like it must be a busy place during warmer months. Some of the campsites are well treed and look quite private, others are very much out in the open. The river...More

Thank AmyLynn1980
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have lived in Durham for over 20 years and can honestly say that this year is the first time I have ever gone camping here. Such a lovely spot and lots to do too. Swimming, hiking, outdoor movies, playgrounds. Clean bathrooms etc. A home...More

Thank lynnmarshall7
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is very close to my home I pass by on a regular basis it is a very peaceful area near the falls. Southgate is adding newer gardens and areas to sit near the falls which will look lovely when a bit mature next year.

1  Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is a nice place to stop for a picnic, go for a walk, swim, or to stay and camp out. I have hiked here many times, and it is quiet and well kept.

Thank cailin8888
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The campsites are too close together with no privacy in my opinion. We managed to drive around and find a half decent site with nobody around after the one we had reserved had a bunch of people already on it. The girl that works the...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love McGowan falls..its a fun place for the kids to go and have fun..especially on hot day and after go for an ice cream.

1  Thank Katherine D
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