Park Conditions Update

Friday, January 19, 2018 by Sandy

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Island Lake Conservation Area Ice fishing open, all rentals available. Open 8am-6pm daily. Skating closed.
       ~  Lakeside Trail  The trail between Home Hardware and the front gates are closed for construction. The rest of the trail is open and snow covered.
Terra Cotta Conservation Area Skiing unavailable due to poor conditions.  Snowshoeing OK. Skating rink and Skating trail open. Please use caution when hiking the trails. Open 8 am to 6 pm daily.
Belfountain Conservation Area Closed until Spring 2018. Please see below for updates to our picnicking policy.
Ken Whillans Conservation Area Closed until Spring 2018.

Island Lake Conservation Area

Our winter hours have now begun, we are open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Walk on ice fishing, minnows and all rentals  have begun.  Trail access parking areas are listed here: Please note that the portion of the trail between Home Hardware and the front gates are closed for construction. At this time you will have to retrace your steps.

Book your ice hut and winter equipment here:

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Winter hours: we are open daily from 8:00 am to 6:00pm. Weekday admission is payable at the self-serve station or display a valid membership on your dashboard.

Trail Conditions: Trails are lightly snow covered, icy underneath. Skiing is unavailable at this time. Snowshoeing OK.

Skating rink and Skating Trail is OPEN.

Please obey all posted signage. Refer to our winter trail map for details and the best route for your activities.

NEW: Online Reservations

Looking to rent snowshoes? Want to learn how to cross-country ski? Visit to learn more!

Belfountain Conservation Area

Belfountain Conservation Area is closed until Spring 2018. Thank you for a great year!

PLEASE NOTE: A new picnic policy is being initiated at Belfountain Conservation Area. Day camping is no longer permitted and all 10 picnic tables now have a 30 minute maximum to ensure that all visitors have access to resting areas if needed. When planning your 2018 outings, we suggest visiting Island Lake CA or Terra Cotta CA if you are interested in picnicking for periods longer than 30 minutes.

 Ken Whillans Resource Management Area

Ken Whillans RMA is closed until Spring 2018. Thank you for a great year!


This time if year it is common for trail or park closures due to high winds or severe weather. If trail system are marked as closed, please respect and obey all posted signs. For park updates and closures due to weather and trail conditions, CVCs corporate website at will display a red headline box at the top of all pages. You may also check back here for park conditions.

For questions or more information, please contact our customer service staff at 1-800-367-0890 or email

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