Pigeon River Headwaters Conservation Area

445 Gray Rd., , 705-328-2271

Kawartha Conservation

This 125 hectare (308 acre) Pigeon River Headwaters Conservation Area is a valuable natural resource and a beautiful place to explore. Situated on the Pigeon River partially within the Oak Ridges Moraine, this area is important for the many cold water seeps and springs that exist here. The cold clean waters of the river within the Conservation Area support sensitive brook trout. Birders will enjoy woodcock, hermit thrush and warbler sightings, and the ruffed grouse can be heard drumming through the dense forests. The marsh boardwalk is a highlight of the park. Water milfoil, turtlehead, asters, cattails and arrowhead all thrive along the length of the walkway. Frogs, salamanders, turtles and other water loving creatures also enjoy the marsh. A parking lot, picnic shelter and portable washroom are located near the entrance to the Conservation Area. Visitors will also find a second privy, two scenic lookouts and four warm-up shelters along the trails.


GPS Coordinates: 44.144769000, -78.676271000