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Conestogo Lake Conservation Area

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Address: 6580 Wellington Rd 11 | Wallenstein, Ontario N0B 2S0, Canada
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+1 519-638-2873

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Camping.. not swimming

Well treed campground. If the water level is high enough, the lake is an 'ok' place to use a power boat. Watch for the shallows, they creep up on you quickly. Swimming there... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
Martin K
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entry to the park is like 7 bucks a person, fishing hiking canoeing boat rentals typical conservation area stuff. I specifically went for fishing, went below the dam, there are no "special" regulations outside the regular provincial ones. Fishing was nice I went during the week Tuesday and Friday, there was almost no one there which meant I had... More 

Thank Randy H
Cambridge, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2016

OK so I have been reading through a bunch of different reviews and there are so many bad reviews here that can be easily explained. For instance,the lake is not polluted it is either E-Coli bacteria, of unfortunately this year, green-blue algae which is caused mostly likely by cow manure. and guess what! the lake just happens to be surrounded... More 

Thank SarahMandais27
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Well treed campground. If the water level is high enough, the lake is an 'ok' place to use a power boat. Watch for the shallows, they creep up on you quickly. Swimming there, while possible isn't ideal. You will want to shower afterwards.

Thank Martin K
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed for the weekend and had a site with water and electricity. We were in Oaks. The sites are very crammed and open. There are many seasonal campers in this section which is fine. The beach was closed for swimming due to High bacteria levels. The water was way down. Difficult for boats. The park is right in farm... More 

1 Thank Marchi2016
Thornhill, Canada
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593 reviews
264 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Our late decision to go camping left us with few choices. First time here, we ended up in the radio-free lower park, site # 411. Small site with a firepit and picnic table edged by a few trees. We faced a large park, across from taps, 10 min walk to privies but 25 min to the showers in the main... More 

1 Thank AMsays
1 review
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Went for a 3 night stay at site 417. Most secluded site and right beside the river so at least that was nice. The lake has been fished to death, on the park brochure they claim that there's good fishing and a large variety of fish to catch. Well we spent almost 20 hours on the lake and only caught... More 

Thank Tommy E
Waterloo, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Went there to go camping for the first time with some friends -- it was quite good (better than I expected). The camp sites were very large (we had 70 and 71) and serviced. It's a bit of all out in the open so you can see everyone else and there isn't much shade where we were, but overall it... More 

1 Thank noddson
Melbourne, Australia
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402 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Visited a friends cottage here. Coming from Australia we were totally entranced by frozen lakes, beautiful snow covered cottages and of course a ripper home cooked lunch! This area is well worth a visit. We'd love to visit during the fall as it would be even more picturesque

Thank rod g
New Hamburg, Canada
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We stopped at the Conservation Area to go fishing. Washrooms were pit toilets or johnny on the spots and very disgusting. The beach area was small and not many people swimming as it was closed due to pollution. Boats were everywhere with people trying to put them into the water or take them out. The lake itself is very small... More 

1 Thank booking745
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Went there with a few friends with young children over the weekend just for a day trip and BBQ. Compared to other parks this place didn't impress at all, though the park ground was well kept the washrooms were a nightmare (considering you have to pay a per person fee to enter) the state of the toilets did not make... More 

1 Thank Fjtravels

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