There is so much to explore at Crawford Lake, with trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing as well as a trail filled with larger-than-life wood carvings of species at risk and a boardwalk that winds around the lake. The boardwalk is stroller-friendly and the carvings are kid-approved, so families with children can turn this park into their own nature-based classroom. The Longhouse Village, which features three reconstructed fifteenth-century longhouses, and a Three Sisters Garden, are a perfect way to learn more about the Indigenous peoples who lived around Crawford Lake long before it was known by that name. Reservations required.
Experiences at Crawford Lake
Activities at Crawford Lake
Major trail work will be taking place in The Longhouse Village August 8-11, 2022 and access to the longhouses may be affected intermittently at this time.
3115 Conservation Road
Do I need to make a reservation to visit?
Yes, reservations are required to visit Crawford Lake, Rattlesnake Point, Hilton Falls, Mountsberg, Mount Nemo and Kelso. (Reservations are not required to visit Robert Edmondson.) Reservations can be made at parkvisit.ca
Is swimming allowed in the lake at Crawford Lake?
No, swimming is not allowed at Crawford Lake, because the lake is an ecologically sensitive area. For this reason, we ask that you keep your pets on a leash while at the park, to prevent them from entering the lake and disturbing the ecological balance. Kelso is the only park where swimming is allowed. Click here for more information about swimming at Conservation Halton Parks.
Is boating allowed in the lake at Crawford Lake?
No, boating is not allowed at Crawford Lake, because the lake is an ecologically sensitive area. Click here for more information about boating at Conservation Halton Parks.
Is fishing allowed in the lake at Crawford Lake?
No, fishing is not allowed at Crawford Lake, because the lake is an ecologically sensitive area. Click here for more information about fishing at Conservation Halton Parks.
When are the Longhouses open to the public?
The longhouses are open 10am-4pm on weekends and holidays (except December 25th) all year long. They are open 10am-4pm on weekdays June 1 until Labour Day. Please be aware that longhouses may be reserved for pre-booked groups.