Picnics are more than just potato salad at Conservation Halton Parks! Our parks offer incredible views, trails and activities for you and your guests to enjoy together as part of your experience.

We are re-opening our picnicking areas for summer 2021! Our picnic sites are perfect for groups of up to 10 people to  enjoy a delicious meal at their spacious picnic area and have all-day access to our parks. You can even add on beach access, boat rentals, or the Challenge Course for a full day of fun!

Food always tastes better when you enjoy it outdoors, so come picnic and stay all day to cook, play, and enjoy everything the parks have to offer. 

Where can I Rent a Picnic Site? 

To begin reopening our picnic sites, we are beginning with Kelso and hope to open the picnic sites at the other parks as the summer progresses. As per current provincial guidelines, the capacity of each outdoor picnic area is 10 people. Grab family and friends and plan a full day of outdoor fun at our Kelso picnic sites!


picnicking at kelso

Picnicking at Kelso offers spectacular views of the escarpment and it is just a short drive from the GTA. There are a number of activities offered on site, including swimming, boating, hiking and mountain biking. Kelso offers 39 pristine picnic sites located throughout the park that are available by reservation. The sites range in price based on size and access to amenities divided into Small, Medium, and Large sites. Click here to view the map. You can view the details of each site when you go to book on parkvisit.ca


  Site Fee Adult All Day Gate Fee Senior All-Day Gate Fee Child All-Day Gate Fee Under 5 All-Day Gate Fee
Small $119 $15.50 $13.50 $12.50 Free
Medium $179 $15.50 $13.50 $12.50 Free
Large $279 $15.50 $13.50 $12.50 Free

How to Book your Picnic Site

Click here to book your picnic site.

All picnic reservations require the signature of a person 21 years of age or older at the time of processing and issuing of permit. This person must also be present for the day the site is reserved.

If the number of per person fees exceeds the site reservation fee paid, balances owing must be paid upon arrival.

Cancellations require at least three days notice to be eligible for refund. A $10 administration fee applies to all cancellations and booking changes.

You can add the following to your picnic site visit through the reservation system:

Reserve your picnic site at Kelso now!