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C.M. Wilson Conservation Area

The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority acquired this 30 hectare property in 1967. The park was named after a former Chair of the Board of Directors, Clarence Michael Wilson.



C.M. Wilson Conservation Area is located at 21799 Fargo Road. Located 8.5 km south of Chatham. (Take Communications Road south, after going over Hwy. 401 turn right onto Horton Road, cross railroad tracks, turn right onto Fargo Road and travel for 1 km to the entrance.)

Temporary 2013 Driving Direction - From Highway 401, exit at ramp 81 at Bloomfield Road. Head south on Bloomfield Road. At the first stop sign turn left onto 8th Line. At the next stop sign, turn right onto Charing Cross Road. Turn left onto Horton Line (second road on left after turning onto Charing Cross Road). Turn left onto Fargo Road (second road). Drive to the end of the road and turn right into CM Wilson Conservation Area. Watershed Map


Lat/Long 42.375, -82.107 UTM 408840, 4692030



See Conservation Areas Information and Conservation Areas Fees 2015.

Conservation Education Programs

Chatham-Kent and Lambton Children's Water Festival

Chatham-Kent Children’s Safety Village


Camp at one of the 100 sites. Many sites are serviced with hydro and water. Soft drinks and snack foods are available at the gatehouse. Washrooms are fully serviced with showers. Picnic tables are available throughout the park and organized groups can book the barn pavilion. Enjoy the new children’s adventure playground, new outdoor class room, fishing, sailing, canoeing, and nature trails. Most facilities are wheelchair accessible. C.M. Wilson Conservation Area Brochure

General Inquiries:info@ltvca.ca

Adventure PlaygroundOut door class room

Tel: 519 354-7310 year-round or summer gatehouse 519 351-3919.

Day use is available year-round from 8 a.m. to sunset daily.

Campground is open from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving.

Natural Features

McKinlay Woodlands Memorial Forest is located in the C.M. Wilson Conservation Area. Enjoy the man-made lake, a small Carolinian forest, and natural wetland area.


To find out more about other tourism opportunities in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, please visit:

Tourism Chatham-Kent


Municipality of Chatham-Kent









Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
100 Thames Street, Chatham, Ontario Canada N7L 2Y8
Tel:519-354-7310 Fax:519-352-3435

© 2012 Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority