Laurel Creek Conservation Area, Waterloo

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  • My three highlights in this Conservation Area, were the lake and its beach. People could kayak and some were enjoying the sun on the beach. The second one was the dam. We couldn’t see in completely, b...  more »
  • I took my young son here to enjoy the sand and water. Unfortunately, the sand here is very very rocky and multiple people were bitten by leeches while swimming in the water.  more »
  • The main attraction of this place must be the many trails that one can explore on bike or on foot. To me this is a place to visit is early to late summer as it can be a wet and muddy experience otherw...  more »
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  • It's a huge, calm and green place(in summer) and I enjoy spending time there. Also the lake is lovely.
  • Stayed here for two days and it was magnificent. There's been reviews of leeches but I did not see any. Canoeing was only $15 to rent and they had clean bathrooms and many supplies like wood, ice, firestarters if you need it.... right by a market as well, a short drive.. no critter problems, and so private and quiet sites. Staff was incredibly friendly! It was like I was way up more north than just Waterloo.
  • My only complaint is the trails are not as clearly marked as they could be. Otherwise wonderful snowshoeing and well groomed trails.
  • Laurel creek is right in the middle of the city, but feels as if it is so far outside of it. Camp sites are typically spacious and quiet. Very spacious compared to most other conservation areas (pinehurst comes to mind) although there are far fewer camp sites (something like 111 in comparison to 200) laurel creek is where you want to be if you don't want the inconvenience of being "right on top" of the neighbouring campsite and the noise and hustle of a more popular park. Clean beaches (although the water is not monitored), friendly, inviting staff, and the quiet of a rural feeling camping experience are what keep me coming back year after year. The park has day camps as well as several activities throughout the month which makes laurel creek the perfect stop whether it be a day trip or a week long camping trip. I HIGHLY recommend!!
  • Hydro links are 1 per 4 lots, and definitely more than 40 feet from 2 furthest lots. Very nice, yet confusing trails to walk, even if you take a picture of the map. Swimming is 'meh'.

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