Nestled within the Canadian Shield, Depot Lakes Conservation Area and Campground at 1662 Second Lake Road, Godfrey ON offers many outdoor activities. From hiking to fishing, camping to boating, visitors can do it all.

Exploring Depot Lakes

This conservation area contains approximately 9 km of rugged trails, interior and seasonal camping opportunities, and boat launches at Second and Third Lakes.

Trails can be difficult for inexperienced hikers. Visitors should wear proper footwear.

Things to look for:

  • Rowley's Rapids
  • Second Lake lookout
  • The Falls
  • A variety of wildlife like deer, black bears, moose, and small mammals and song birds

Trail Guide

Beginner Trails - 2 km

  • Relatively even terrain
  • Wide trail

Intermediate Trails - 2 km

  • Some elevation gain
  • Some steep sections
  • Uneven terrain

Advanced Trails - 5.4 km

  • Elevation gain
  • Several long, steep sections
  • Rough terrain with muddy sections
  • Seasonal wet/water crossings
  • Narrow trail
  • Hiking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife photography
  • Dog walking
  • Back-country camping
  • Seasonal trailer camping
  • Beach
  • Boat Launch
  • Parking
  • Picnic Table Shelter
  • Picnic Table
  • Washrooms
Things to keep in mind during your visit

When visiting Quinte Conservation's areas, please make sure to:

  • Keep your pets leashed and clean up after them at all times
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Take everything with you, including your pet's waste – there are no garbage bins
  • Never remove natural items

The following is only permitted on designated sites:

  • Overnight camping
  • Alcohol
  • Campfires

Please note: The boat launches at 3rd and 4th Depot Lakes are open to the public for fishing and waterfowl  hunting via watercraft. However, the lands surrounding these lakes are part of the Quinte Conservation hunting lease program. 

Cross-country trails and motorized vehicles

The cross-country skiing trails are not groomed and motorized vehicles are not permitted outside of designated parking areas.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • All-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes
  • Motorized or electric bikes
  • Snowmobiles
  • Cars and SUVs
  • Motorized aerial devices such as drones

Trail map

View the trail map for Depot Lakes Conservation Area and Campground.

A smartphone enabled trail map is also available via the free app Avenza Maps.

How to use Avenza Maps

Once the map is downloaded, you can track your location on the trails without the use of mobile data. Instructions for use are as follows:

  • Install Avenza Maps onto your smartphone (available on iOS and Android).
  • Tap the + button on the bottom right of the "My Maps" page, then select "download or import a map".
  • Tap the QR icon on the top right and scan QR code provided below.
  • Alternatively, you can search for the Conservation Area in the keyword bar of the app's "Store" page.
  • Tap the "Free" button on the map's page, then confirm the download.
  • Use the map offline at the area, ensuring that location services are turned on.
Download Avenza Maps 
Map QR Code


You must pay to park at this conservation area. There is a daily parking pass that you can use between areas. A daily pass is valid on the day of purchase between 5 am to 10 pm. Yearly parking passes are also available. Visit our parking page to learn more. 

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