Cave Springs

Notice

THIS CONSERVATION AREA IS OPEN FOR PASSIVE USE ONLY SUCH AS HIKING AND BIRDWATCHING. NO FACILITIES SUCH AS WASHROOMS ARE AVAILABLE. MAIN NPCA OFFICE & BUILDING REMAIN OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

905-788-3135

3949 Cave Spring Rd, Campden, ON L0R 1G0

info@npca.ca

Year round

30 minutes before dawn - 30 minutes after dusk

Parking
Weddings
Picnic
Sailing
Fire
Boating
Water Skiing
Canoeing
Fishing
Geocaching
Camping
Forest
Hiking
Birding
Swimming
BBQ
RV
Cabin
Beach
Volleyball
Playground
Hunting
Winter
Splashpad
Ziplining
Wakeboarding
Paddleboarding
Washroom

This property features spectacular vistas overlooking Lake Ontario and the old Lake Iroquois shore, and is an exquisite representation of the Niagara Escarpment’s talus slopes and cliffs. The escarpment rim and bedrock plain forests are dominated by Sugar Maples. The rich and unique diversity of plants and habitat on these rare escarpment features provide a linear migration corridor for animals and plants.

The cultural folklore and mystique of Cave Springs is as rich as its natural diversity. The late Margaret Reed, from whom the property came to NPCA, fondly spoke of the spring’s reputation as a ‘fountain of youth’. There is a famous ice cave, once used for refrigeration, which was regrettably blocked by a failed expansion attempt. There is an underground lake, a wartime hideout, mysterious rock carvings, and a nearby native North American encampment site.

Access to this area is by the Bruce Trail only. There are no parking or washroom facilities. The residence and barn area are private property with no public access. NPCA is in the process of implementing the Cave Springs Master Plan.