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Big Bend Conservation Area
This 16 hectare property was acquired by the Lower Thames Conservation Authority in 1964. Immediately north of the conservation area, a 20 hectare field also owned by the LTVCA, is leased out on an annual basis as agricultural land.
Conservation Areas are NOT off-leash dog parks. ALL DOGS AND PETS MUST BE LEASHED. UNLEASHED PETS ARE A FINEABLE OFFENCE. CLEAN-UP AFTER YOUR PET! Section 10.-(2) and (3) Under the Conservation Authorities Act.
The address for Big Bend Conservation Area is 21239 Big Bend Road. It is located on the Thames River, just east of the Village of Wardsville, in the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex. Follow Middlesex County Road 2 east from Wardsville, and take Big Bend Road 3 km south.
Lat/Long 42.644, -81.705 UTM 442235, 4721535
An archaeological site located here was shared by hunting and gathering Native people over 3,000 years ago.
Also located here are a boat launch to the Thames River which is a Canadian Heritage River, Memorial Forest, picnic shelter with tables and open space for sports and games. Areas for hiking, and fishing for yellow perch and pickerel.
Group and family camping. No reservations are necessary, but fees are collected on a regular basis. For camping fees click here. There are approximately 26 sites – 6 with hydro and water and 4 with hydro, and the rest are unserviced. A serviced washroom building with showers is open mid-April to mid-October. There is NO dumping station.
For information contact email@example.com or call 519-264-1500.
The park is open for dayuse from 8 a.m. to sunset year-round, free of charge.
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Yellow perch and pickerel are found in the Thames River. Big Bend is an effective use of floodplain lands along the Thames River. Carolinian Life Zone tree species are found here along one of the largest meanders of the Thames River.
21239 Big Bend Road - Southwest-Middlesex
21239 Big Bend Road
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