Sharon Creek Conservation Area is a 48.5 hectare day use area acquired by the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority in 1966, in connection with the construction of the Sharon Creek dam and reservoir.
Due to variable physical and bacterial/microbiological conditions affecting surface waters, swimming is not permitted at any of our Conservation Areas.
No motorized water craft are permitted on Sharon Creek Conservation Area reservoir including electric motors.
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. Charges were recently laid for an off-leash dog.
Day Use Parking Fee
$5.00 / day
User fees help maintain this conservation area and provide upgrades to facilities such as parking lot and docks.
Using MacKay Pay – Sharon Creek is ZONE 3022
- Using your smart phone download the MacKay Phone app – select day use or Conservation Area Parking Pass
- Without smart phone dial 1-844-334-7078
- Pay by web: https://mackaypay.ppprk.com/park/ or click the icon below
Area closed after dark. Patrols are made by LTVCA and Municipal Enforcement Unit staff (MEU) on a regular basis.
London Canoe Club
There is paddling for Club Members at Sharon Creek Conservation Area – for information on canoe/kayak rentals for members please email: email@example.com
Canoe club members are welcome to come out, bring guests and sign out club equipment for use in the conservation area between Springer Road and Carriage Road. Boat house hours will depend upon the London Canoe Club volunteers’ availability. Sharon Creek’s amenities are modest with a single toilet vault which can be used as a change area.
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Sharon Creek Conservation Area is located at 4212 Springer Road, southeast of the village of Delaware, in the Municipality of Middlesex Centre. From Delaware, follow Longwoods Road (Middlesex County Rd. 2) east. Take Springer Road south 2 km from Longwoods Road.
Lat/Long 42.889, -81.402 UTM 467155, 44748545
Sharon Creek Conservation Area has 35.6 hectares of water and 12.9 hectares of forest, grassland, wooded ravines, a small wetland and a tallgrass prairie.
Picnicking, birdwatching, hiking, fishing and canoeing are enjoyed by many visitors. The park is open 8 a.m. to sunset all year.
The dam is an “earthen dam” with a morning-glory spillway which has a capacity for a 1 in 10 year regional storm. Another spillway accommodates extra water capacities assuring the dam remains intact. These spillways have a capacity for a 1 in a 100 year storm.
From 1995 to 2009, a local group of volunteers called the Friends of Sharon Creek had ‘adopted’ the Sharon Creek Conservation Area, working in partnership with the LTVCA and the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Foundation. During that time they worked on many projects including:
- Tallgrass Prairie Habitat
- Shoreline Restoration
- Water Quality
- Family Events
- Memorial Forest
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Springer Lake (the reservoir), was formed as a result of the installation of the Sharon Creek Dam. The lake was named after Daniel Springer, an early Delaware settler. Fish species include bass, pike and walleye.
The Sharon Creek Dam was built primarily to raise the ground-water levels and provide a municipal water supply for the region of Delaware. The dam and reservoir can also be used for flood control, but this is not the main purpose.
The 2.8 hectare Sharon Creek Tallgrass Prairie is the largest publicly accessible site in Middlesex County.