Island Lake Conservation Area

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Visitor and parking capacity limits in effect to ensure physical distancing. Illegal parking subject to fines and towing.

Our parks - conditions at a glance

Low Water Levels at Island Lake. Learn More HERE.

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Visitors must follow these guidelines:

  • Stay on trails, stepping off only to allow others to pass
  • Yield to oncoming trail users when crossing bridges and boardwalks
  • Do not trespass on private property next to CVC trails
  • Respect the instructions provided by our dedicated staff
  • Plan your trip accordingly and bring your own hand sanitizer as there are limited hand-washing facilities available.
  • Groups of 20 or more people should book a reservation. Reservations are limited to outdoor gathering limits set by the provincial government.

We’re asking everyone to do their part to minimize the risk to yourself and others by following all public health advice. Visitors are asked to limit their stay to ensure everyone can enjoy an experience in nature. Visitors should be prepared to turn back if a property is full. 


673067 Hurontario Street South, Orangeville L9W 2Y9

Contact us

Credit Valley Parks Visitor Services
Phone: 1-800-367-0890

Hours of Operation

subject to change, conditions permitting (Continued access is dependent on responsible park visitation and physical distancing practices. Park gates may be closed at any time of day if park capacity is reached.)

No admittance 30 minutes before closing time.

Winter (January 2  – April 1)
Seven days a week – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(April 2 – April 16) Seven days a week – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(April 17 – June 3)
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Weekends and Holidays 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(June 4 – Aug 22)
Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Weekends and Holidays 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

(Aug 23 – Sept 17)
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Weekends and Holidays 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fall (Sept 18 – Oct 24)
Seven days a week – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Off-season (Oct 25 – Jan 1)
Seven days a week – Daylight hours only

Pedestrian access only at 4th Avenue in Orangeville.
Home Hardware parking lot is closed to ILCA visitors indefinitely. No parking available at this location. Vehicles will be towed. Visit for additional parking options.

General Admission Fees*

Adults: $5.75
Children (6-14): $2.65
Senior (65 and over): $4.43
Maximum charge per vehicle of up to 6 people: $23.90
Parking reservations: $10, plus admission (available weekends and holidays)
Members Free


Admission &
Parking Reservation

This park does not require a reservation, however pre-purchase of tickets is preferred for contactless entry. Pay online or by phone.  

Parking reservations are available on weekends and holidays. Limited spaces available. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance.

* prices subject to HST

Facilities Notices**:

  • Limited parking
  • Accessible parking available
  • Washrooms available with limited access
  • Watercraft storage area – OPEN, new customers require an appointment
  • Group bookings – AVAILABLE, groups of up to 25 people maximum
  • Park Store – OPEN, limited capacity
  • Picnic tables – AVAILABLE, not disinfected between use
  • Equipment rentals:
    • Fishing rods are available for walk-ins
    • Canoes, kayaks and paddleboards are available for walk-ins and limited reservations
    • Electric boats are cancelled for the 2021 season due to low water levels
  • Natural Playground – OPEN

** A mandatory face covering is required for admittance to buildings and while waiting in line outside in accordance with the local public health unit.

Permissible Activities:

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Dog walking (leashed dogs only)
  • Bird watching
  • Photography
  • Trails 
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Picnicking

Outside baitfish is currently not permitted. Worms and minnows, where Ontario Fishing Regulations allow, will continue to be allowed as bait when purchased from Island Lake. CVC doesn’t allow harvesting of baitfish, frogs, leeches or crayfish in its parks.

A valid fishing licence is required for anyone between the ages of 18-64. More information on fishing is available at

Tick awareness and prevention information

DID YOU KNOW: CVC is developing a new management plan for Island Lake Conservation Area? Learn more about the project.

COVID-19 related service changes
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