Lucan Conservation Area
Lucan Conservation Area is an eight-acre property adjacent to the Little Ausable River. The property offers the opportunity to hike through the Little Ausable flood plain, as well as rolling upland forests. The property is an excellent picnicking location, and popular fishing destination.
Open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted.
Download the brochure and trail map:
- Lucan Conservation Area Brochure and Trail Map (500 KB Medium-sized PDF file)
Where is Lucan Conservation Area?
Address: 5420 William Street, Lucan, Ontario
This Google Map may help:
Explore the Lucan Conservation Area’s one-kilometre (0.6 mile) recreational trail throughout the seasons on foot or by snowshoe. The hardwood, upland forest and flood plain provide natural interest year round.
CAUTION: These are nature trails. Trail surfaces and boardwalks may be slippery or uneven. Be especially careful during windy, wet and icy conditions.
- Use caution and avoid trails if covered in water
- Wear appropriate clothing, footwear and equipment for your preferred trail activity.
- Stay away from fast-flowing water.
The Lucan Conservation area is a great place for a picnic. Pack your blanket and basket and enjoy some bird watching along the shores of the Little Ausable River. Please note the picnic area at the Lucan Conservation Area is in the flood plain and subject to flooding.
Fishing is permitted in compliance with applicable legislation. Outdoor Cards and Fishing Licences can be purchased from Service Ontario and other licence issuers. Please release any fish caught out of season.
The Little Ausable River includes a number of native fish species.
Geocaching is a worldwide game of hide and seek that uses GPS (Global Positioning System) technology to help people find hidden treasures called ‘caches.’ There is one geocache in the Lucan Conservation Area. Caches are of different sized waterproof containers and are hidden in a safe spot close to trails. They often contain a logbook and simple treasures like coins or toys inside. If you find a camouflaged cache by accident, have a look and put it back in the place you found it for others to enjoy.
Visit geocaching.com to find and download coordinates and clues to find these ‘treasures’ at the Lucan Conservation Area.
Interested in setting up a new geocache at an ABCA property? Check out this fact sheet for guidelines on how to do it:
Rules and Regulations
Rules protect the environment, you and your fellow users. These rules must be followed and are be enforced under the Conservation Authorities Act and Trespass to Property Act.
Please refer to signs and entrance kiosks for permitted and prohibited activities.
The property is closed to the public between sunset and sunrise.
- Motorized vehicles, bicycles, e-bikes, horses, hunting, drones, alcohol use, fires and camping are not permitted.
- Dogs must be on a leash, under control, and you must clean up after your dog. Ensure your pet does not damage or interfere with vegetation or wildlife and does not interfere with others’ enjoyment.
- Do not remove or damage plants, trees, wildlife, signs or structures.
- Stay on the trails and respect neighbouring landowners.
- Fishing is permitted in compliance with applicable legislation.
- Don’t litter.
For a list of permitted activities, please visit the ‘Permitted Uses’ web page at this link:
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Please report vandalism and incidents to the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.