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Selwyn Beach Conservation Area

Selwyn Beach Conservation Area is located on the northeast shore of Chemong Lake. It is best known for its excellent swimming with a gently sloping sandy beach. It also offers a boat launch and docking facility, a large picnic shelter, group camping area, and hiking trails.

Outdoor Adventure

Get ready for a fantastic outdoor adventure at Selwyn Beach Conservation Area! Located in a stunning natural setting, this is the place for nature lovers and day-trippers. Whether you're into swimming, hiking, picnicking, or just relaxing by the water, Selwyn Beach has something to offer everyone. It's a place where you can connect with nature, have fun, and create lasting memories.

Pack your sunscreen, grab your hiking shoes, and join us on an exciting journey to explore the beauty of Selwyn Beach Conservation Area!

Overnight camping is not allowed at Selwyn Beach Conservation Area.

Fires are not permitted.

A picnic shelter and accessible washrooms are located near the beach area.

To reserve the picnic shelter at Selwyn Beach Conservation Area, please contact staff at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area at 705-652-3161 or 1-877-816-7604. Bookings are available May to October.

The use of alcohol is not permitted at Selwyn Beach Conservation Area.

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. Dogs are not allowed within the beach area.

Beach sampling testing results from Peterborough Public Health.


Boat launching and docking facilities at Selwyn Beach Conservation Area provide access to Chemong Lake on the Kawartha Lakes and Trent Severn Waterway. There is no charge to launch your boat or to use the boat dock.

Motorized boats are not permitted within the beach area.

Cast a line from the shoreline of Selwyn Beach Conservation Area into the water of Chemong Lake. Catch various fish including perch, sunfish, and smallmouth bass, right from shore.

Selwyn Beach Conservation Area offers approximately 3 kilometers of hiking trails with natural scenic views, making this an ideal destination for nature viewing. The property has a diverse range of habitats and ecosystems to explore.

ATVs and Motorized Offroad Vehicles are not permitted.

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