Area Rules and Regulations

Conservation Area Rules and Regulations

  1. Stay on marked trails at all times. Do not climb or otherwise bypass fencing.
  2. Do not deface, remove or damage any property, plants or animals in our conservation areas.
  3. Place your garbage in containers provided. Recyclable materials should be placed in recycling containers.
  4. Adults are responsible for watching their children. Abide by beach regulations. No lifeguards on duty.
  5. Alcohol is prohibited in all conservation areas unless permission and a special occasion permit has been acquired.
  6. Electric motor and non-power boating is allowed on our reservoirs. Rowboats, canoes and kayaks are available for rental Christie Lake and Valens Lake.
  7. Pets must be on leash at all times. Owners must clean up after their pets. Pets are not allowed on the beaches unless designated as pet beach areas.
  8. Motorized vehicles, including e-bikes, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles, are NOT permitted in conservation areas or on trails.
  9. Vending, soliciting and advertising are not allowed, except by written permission of the Hamilton Conservation Authority.
  10. Fishing is allowed as prescribed seasons dictate. Learn more about Provincial fishing rules and regulations.
  11. Camping rules and regulations can be found here.
  12. Drone usage in conservation areas – Personal or recreational use is not permitted.