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Kelso Conservation Area, Milton
(3.4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Kelso Conservation Area is located near Milton, Ontario and is owned and operated by Conservation Halton. This park has an area of 3.97 square kilometres and contains Lake Kelso which was built for flood control of Sixteen Mile Creek and has a sandy beach for swimmers in the summer with a food concession and board walk along the lake to the Boat Rental shop which offers the rentals of canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boats and is also open to any non-motorized watercraft. The Park also offers 20 campsites, 18 reserve-able picnic sites, and two camping/picnic mixed sites. Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre is located in the park and offers downhill skiing, snowboarding and tubing during the winter months. In addition, the Halton Region Museum is also located on the Kelso grounds. The park also features marked mountain biking and hiking trails.Lake Kelso also provides a natural, economical and convenient source of very cold water for snow-making for the Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre; negating the need to use water from Halton's main line utility service.Lake KelsoLake Kelso is a man-made reservoir which was created to control the flooding of Sixteen Mile Creek in Milton, Ontario. It is found within Kelso Conservation Area and is maintained by Conservation Halton.
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Reviews
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  • I went durning the summer so I could go swimming. My family walked aound. I went with a few friends. 
  • Every year I attend a family picnic here. The grounds are clean and well kept and includes campground I have yet to try. Nice areas for short hikes. 
  • Did a hike along the Bruce Trail here which I enjoyed but my visit really was spoiled because the highway was so close by. There are so many other places where you can get away from the noise of traff...  more »
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  • Nice place. Whole family can enjoy. Easy trails accessible for everyone. Trails are not very clear marked. Beautiful scenery. The sound from the highway is annoying!
  • i went to Kelso Park with my family on labor day weekend Monday Aug 5th 2016 on the entry point i paid $37.00 for 6 family members after the payment the park staff member mention me that you can use the park but cant use the beach side they have some issue with water. I did not got any discount for can not use the beach . There was some of my other friend and family members came to the park accidentally siting in the reserve area one of the park member came to us make us move from there i ask the person is some coming he sad no i told him 80% of the park is empty we accidentally sitting in this area we will leave but he was very rude i mention him my kids came to use the beach area which is close due to some water issue he sad you should have made a u turn and went some where else. I told him i live in Milton i mention my other friends to come to this park. It is OK but you have to move then he called the security. I felt very bad. People go to parks for have a good time not to argue.You pay full but you don't get the service and they don't care i will never ever recommend any one to go to Kelso very rude staff they don't care about the customer.
  • Rode the mountain bike trails during a visit here. Lots of fun to be had, though a lot of it is very rooty and rocky, with some downright dangerous areas. Experienced riders on high end bikes will probably love it, but don't push too hard in here if not! Dangerous cliffs, etc. I took it easy and had a great time. It seems that you could probably ride about 15-20 kms here on new trails the whole time. Much more than that and you'll likely be going over some stuff twice, so it's not exactly huge. It also gets very busy on the weekends.
  • It's perfect all year round! Fall was our favourite time, the colours are so beautiful. Fishing from the promenade is such fun for the kids. Go out on the lake with a kayak or boat and enjoy the scenery. Hiking is great, but watch the kids on the look out point. It goes straight down!!! In the winter they have tubing at Glen Eden! Great fun every time we visited!
  • Not many nice areas for a picnic. Busy season is hard to find any areas to sit at all. hard to get good parking. We couldn't figure out how to get to the great lookout areas others were referring to. Canoeing is the best part of this park. It's about $20 per hour. Compared to other places, this rate is kind of expensive but it really makes the trip worth while.