You must pay to park at Quinte Conservation's areas. Parking fees support the maintenance and management of Quinte Conservation's areas by keeping trails open, safe, and accessible. Parking fees contribute to the repair and replacement of structures, like boardwalks, bridges, and benches as well as to upgrades like accessible trails, new trails, educational signage, and safety features. Some repairs/projects can be very costly and it takes time to raise funds to support them. Collecting parking fees is only one of the many avenues we take to support these areas. Donations, fundraisers, and successful grant applications also support large-scale projects. 

Annual Pass

  • $60.00 (effective January 1, 2023)
  • Valid for one year from date of purchase
  • Transferable between areas

Starting immediately, an annual pass can be purchased through our online store. Annual pass holders will receive an access card that will grant entrance to all of our areas, both with and without electronic gates all year long. 

Current Annual Pass Holders Please Note:

If you are a current annual pass holder through PayByPhone, you will need to validate your pass through the form below to receive an access card for Vanderwater and Little Bluff Conservation Areas. 

River flowing over raised limestone bedrock

Redeem a Current Annual Pass

Are you a current annual pass holder? Fill out option 1 to receive your new access card. This card will be valid for the remainder of your subscription.

When it comes time to renew, you do not need to bring your card in for renewal. You can fill out the renewal form and we will re-activate your card through the system. 

Hand holding annual pass in front of trail

Purchase a New Annual Pass

Not already an annual pass holder? Fill out option 2 to purchase your pass and receive your access card. 

Gift an Annual Pass

Give the gift of nature with our annual pass! Fill out option 3 to purchase an annual pass as a gift. 


Activate a Gifted Pass

Received an annual pass as a gift? Fill out option 4 to activate your pass. 

Renew Your Annual Pass

 Already have an access card? If so, fill out option 5 to renew your annual pass. You need to keep your card and we will re-activate the renewal through our system. 

Replace an Access Card

Did you lose your access card? Fill out option 6 to have a new card sent to you. A replacement fee will be applied.

Experiencing issues with your pass? 

Contact our office during regular operating hours by emailing or by calling

Using Your Access Card at the Gate

Tap the grey pad located on the Parking Boxx with your access card.

If you have a valid access card, the gate's arm will lift. You will be notified on the screen if your pass has expired.  

The access card pad is located in the bottom left corner of the Parking Boxx system.

If you need assistance using the gate, please press the call button located at the bottom. 

Parking Boxx showing the tap pad

Daily Rate 


A conservation area day pass is $6.00 per vehicle and can be purchased onsite either through the electronic gate (at select areas) or PayByPhone by using the area's zone number (below). 

A day pass for buses and vehicles with trailers (horse trailers, boat trailers etc.) is $12. 

Access to Deerock Lake through Deerock Lake Conservation Area is $12 per vehicle per day.

PLEASE NOTE: The daily rate for Little Bluff Conservation Area is $15 per day. This rate will be applied all year.
All year access is available for annual pass holders (including passes through the library program). 


Use the zone numbers listed below to complete your order. 

Experiencing issues with the App?

Call our office during regular operating hours for assistance. 

Parking zones 

Conservation AreaZone

Beaver Meadow

Depot Lakes 

Deerock (Boat Launch)

H.R. Frink Centre

Little Bluff

Macaulay Mountain

Massassauga Point

O'Hara Mill

Potter's Creek North

Potter's Creek South









Electronic Gate Parking








Electronic Gate Parking


Open book with library card and access card on left page. Right page has images of conservation areas

Borrow a Parking Pass

Did you know that you can borrow a Quinte Conservation Area parking pass through your local library for free? 
Contact your local library branch for more information.