Please review our COVID-19 FAQs that will help you prepare for your visit to our Conservation Areas during the pandemic.
PLEASE NOTE: The gates at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area are currently closed, however, you can continue to enjoy the trails with walkthrough access with physical distancing guidelines in place.
THE CAVES AND THE CAVES TRAIL ARE CLOSED AS WE ARE UNABLE TO ENSURE PROPER DISTANCING. ALL OTHER TRAILS ARE AVAILABLE.
Come join us for a day of outdoor adventure and exploration! We’ve got hiking trails, canoeing, and more – and we’re less than two hours away from the GTA! Spend a few days with us in our campground to thoroughly enjoy everything we have to offer.
289 Caves Rd, Warsaw, Township of Douro-Dummer, ON K0L 3A0
Latitude 44.461904, Longitude -78.131332
For more info about this conservation area please contact Otonabee Conservation:
Phone: 705-652-3161 or 1-877-816-7604 (May – October)
During the off-season 705-745-5791
Our season runs from Friday, May 14 – Monday, October 11, 2021:
Sunday – Thursday | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday – Saturday | 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday of a Statutory Holiday weekend | 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Day Use Permit, Vehicle (Car) Entry: $17.00
- Day Use Permit, Walk-in per Adult: $7.00
- Day Use Permit, Walk-in per Child: $4.00
- Day Use, Bus Passenger, per Person: $2.00
- Day Use Permit, Per Bus: $80.00
Day Use for Picnic Shelter:
(please reserve in advance) $30.00
Annual Pass to Conservation Areas
- General: $60.00
- Seniors: $45.00
- Campsite, Unserviced, per Night: $47.00
- Campsite, Unserviced, per Week (7 days) $282.00
- Additional Vehicle at Campsite, per Night: $17.00
- Organized Group Campsite Base Fee per Night: $30.00
- Organized Group Campsite, per Person, per Night: $6.00
- Other Group Campsite Base Fee per Night: $50.00
- Other Group Campsite, per Person, per Night: $10.00
- Canoe/Kayak Rental, per Hour: $12.00
- Canoe/Kayak Rental, per Day: $48.00
- Firewood (one bundle, 1 cubic foot) $12.00
- Snacks, refreshments $various
- Headlamp, Basic $15.00
- Headlamp, Premium $24.00
Note: Fees are inclusive of all applicable taxes.
Admission and parking fees directly support the operation of the park – Thank you! If you are a frequent visitor, you can save money and show your support by purchasing an annual pass. The pass is valid for a year from date of purchase for general admission only; it does not cover camping or other user fees/services.
Vehicle and bus parking fees include admission for all passengers.
Nestled in the valley of the Indian River, the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area offers a range of recreational opportunities the entire family can enjoy. Our recreational facilities and services include the following.
The 2021 camping season opens on Friday, May 14 and closes on Monday, October 11.
The Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground has 52 un-serviced sites in a beautiful wooded setting, just 25 minutes outside of Peterborough. Come spend the weekend or bring your family for an extended stay through the week and take in everything the park has to offer. This campground has an accessible comfort station that includes washrooms, showers, laundry room, and a dish wash station.
Please note that showers and laundry facilities are not available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Group camping is not available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please refer to our Camping Reservation Terms & Conditions for details about all camping opportunities (on right under ‘Downloads’).
The Warsaw Caves Conservation Area takes its name from a series of seven caves found in the park. The caves were formed thousands of years ago at the end of the last ice age.
Unfortunately, the caves and the Caves Trail are closed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic as we are unable to ensure proper distancing in the caves.
We have 15 km of trails that meander through forests and across open limestone plains. From the scenic lookout, you can view the Indian River valley. Along the Lookout Trail you’ll also see potholes and kettles and hear the sounds of the disappearing river. Be sure to download our Pak and Hiking Trails Map under Downloads on right, for a self-guided tour of our trails.
CANOEING & KAYAKING
Come spend some time paddling along the Indian River in a canoe or kayak. It’s paddling 101 – flat water, a gentle current, and lots of great scenery and wildlife. Bring your own canoe or kayak. Rentals are not available this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From our canoe launch, you can paddle downstream to the village of Warsaw. By canoe, it may take approximately two hours out and two hours back, making it a great day trip. Or, you can just amble along the Indian River at your leisure.
Download a copy of the Warsaw Caves Guide to Paddling the Indian River, under Downloads on the right.
This year, due to the pandemic, picnic shelters are available for use on a first-come-first-served basis.
Note: The use of alcohol is not permitted at picnic facilities.
Enjoy a day on the beach and cool off with a dip in our swimming area on the Indian River. Make it a picnic and enjoy a lazy day. There are tables and a limited number of barbecues nearby.
Note: Swimming area is unsupervised. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. The use of alcohol is not permitted.
Fish from the dock at the canoe launch or paddle a canoe down the Indian River. You can fish the length of the Indian River between the canoe launch and the dam in the village of Warsaw. The variety of fish in the river includes perch, sunfish, and smallmouth bass.
All Ontario residents between 18 and 65 years of age require a fishing licence to legally fish in Ontario waters. There is an exception to this rule is the licence –free period during Ontario Family Fishing Events.
River flows can change throughout the season along the rivers and streams within the Otonabee Region watershed. Anglers need to be aware of the changes because, as flows increase, the waterways can become dangerous.
Note: The Indian River at this location is not suitable for motorized water craft/boats.