Selwyn Beach Conservation Area

The Selwyn Beach Conservation Area is located on the northeast shore of Chemong Lake, at 2251 Birch Island Road, just north of Peterborough.

Selwyn Beach is best known for its excellent swimming provided by a gently sloping sandy beach on Chemong Lake. The conservation area also offers a boat launch and docking facility, a large picnic shelter, group camping areas and a hiking trail.

Picnickers will enjoy the convenience of the picnic shelter, with central barbecue and tables, washrooms and change houses located near the beach area. Please contact us (call 705-652-3161 or email to reserve the use of the picnic shelter for family or other functions.

The gently sloping sandy beach and swimming area offer a great way to cool down on hot, sunny days. Parents and caregivers are advised that the beach and swimming area are not supervised. Sorry, no dogs allowed on the beach.

Boat launching and docking facilities provide access to Chemong Lake and the Kawartha Lakes system for those who enjoy recreational boating.

Organized groups are welcome to camp at the Selwyn Beach Conservation Area by contacting the Warsaw Caves to make a reservation. Family and group camping is also available at the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground near Warsaw and Beavermead Campground in Peterborough.

The Selwyn Beach Conservation Area is open daily during the months of July and August.

Just a reminder to our visitors ~ Conservation Areas are not part of the provincial parks system. As such, we are not able to accept any pass, permit, coupon or other discount offered by Ontario Parks at the Selwyn Beach Conservation Area.

  • Children Swimming at Selwyn Beach

Day Use

2017 User Fees

  • Daily Vehicle Per $12.00
  • Bus Permit, Per Day $80.00
  • Bus Passenger, Per Day $2.00
  • Walk-in Visitor - Adult $4.50
  • Walk-in Visitor - Child $2.75


  • Picnic Shelter Rental, per day $30.00
  • Boat Launch $no fee
  • Boat Docking $no fee
  • Season Pass - Regular $55.00
  • Season Pass - Senior $40.00