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, and to upgrades like ease-of-access 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
    • For example: If you purchased a pass on July 31, 2023, your pass will expire on July 31, 2024.
  • Transferable between areas

An annual pass can be purchased through our online form. Annual pass holders will receive an access card that will grant entrance to all of our areas, both with and without electronic gates. Current Annual PayByPhone Pass Holders Please Note: You will need to validate your pass to receive an access at CAs with gates. Proceed with the Renew Your Annual Pass option below.

Buy an Annual Pass

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Purchase a New Annual Pass

Not already an annual pass holder? Fill out option 1 to purchase your pass and receive your access card. 

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Gift an Annual Pass

Give the gift of nature with our annual pass! Fill out option 2 to purchase an annual pass as a gift. 

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Activate a Gifted Pass

Received an annual pass as a gift? Fill out option 3 to activate your pass. 

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Renew Your Annual Pass

Already have an access card? If so, fill out option 4 to renew your annual pass. You need to keep your card and we will re-activate the renewal through our system. 

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Replace an Access Card

Did you lose your access card? Fill out option 5 to have a new card sent to you. A replacement fee will be applied.

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Experiencing issues with your pass?

Using Your Access Card

How to use your access card at CA gates

Conservation Area Parking GateTap 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. 

Daily Rate

Daily Rate

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023:

  • 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 (see Parking Zones). 
  • A day pass for buses and vehicles with trailers (horse trailers, boat trailers etc.) is $12.00. 
  • Access to Deerock Lake through Deerock Lake Conservation Area is $12.00 per vehicle per day.
  • Access to Little Bluff Conservation Area is $15.00 per day.
PayByPhone

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

Paid Parking Locations
Conservation AreaZoneHours of Operation

Beaver Meadow

78783

Parking seasonal closure. Accessible on foot only.

Depot Lakes

Electronic Gate Parking

5 am to 10 pm
Deerock (Boat Launch)

78774

6 am to 8 pm

H.R. Frink

Electronic Gate Parking

6 am to 8 pm

Little Bluff

Electronic Gate Parking

Parking seasonal closure. Accessible on foot only.

Macaulay Mountain

78776 6 am to 8 pm

Massassauga Point

78777 6 am to 8 pm

O'Hara Mill

78778 6 am to 8 pm

Potter's Creek North

Electronic Gate Parking 6 am to 8 pm

Potter's Creek South

Electronic Gate Parking 6 am to 8 pm

Sheffield

78781 Parking seasonal closure. Accessible on foot only.

Sidney

78782 6 am to 8 pm

Vanderwater

Electronic Gate Parking 6 am to 8 pm

Borrow A Parking Pass

Borrowing a pass from your local library
Did you know that you can borrow a Quinte Conservation Area parking pass through your local library for free? 

Passes are available at:
Contact your local library for more information.