Caving & Boat Rentals Opening May 13th

Spelunking and boat rentals are back this season at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Beavermead Campground

After being closed for two years due to pandemic restrictions, the Warsaw Caves will open for spelunking this season and boat rentals will be available at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area (CA) and Beavermead Campground.

Warsaw Caves CA 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, when, a deep, swift, glacier-fed river shaped the landscape seen today.

“We are excited to invite visitors back to Warsaw Caves; it is a popular spot for visitors to the are who are looking for a unique outdoor experience in nature,” explains Otonabee Conservation’s Manager of Conservation Lands, Jessie James.

“Warsaw Caves offers an exciting opportunity to explore caves, kettles, limestone cliffs and ledges, underground channels, and other interesting natural features on the landscape.”

Jessie James, Manager of Conservation Lands, Otonabee Conservation

While Covid restrictions ease across the province, visitors to the caves this season will be encouraged to wear a mask in enclosed spaces and to act safely by distancing from others in close quarters and along the trail.

Canoe and kayak rentals will also once again be available to visitors at Warsaw Caves CA and Beavermead Campground. At Warsaw Caves CA, paddlers can enjoy a trip along the Indian River with flat water, gentle current, beautiful scenery and wildlife. At Beavermead Campground, paddlers can access Meade Creek and paddle out into Little Lake and along the Otonabee River into downtown Peterborough.

Canoe and kayak rentals include the use of paddles, personal floatation devices, and the required safety gear. Sanitation stations will be set up to disinfect equipment before and after use.

Conservation Areas open for day-use and camping on Friday, May 13th, 2022. Campers are encouraged to visit to plan their outdoor adventure in the Kawartha’s and learn more about the Conservation Areas within the Otonabee Region Watershed that provide a diverse range of outdoor activities for all ages.

For more information contact:
Dan Marinigh | CAO,
Otonabee Conservation | 705-745-5791 ext. 222