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Warsaw Caves Conservation Area

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.

Outdoor Adventure

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area is nestled in the Indian River valley. It offers a range of recreational opportunities for the entire family can enjoy. Our recreational facilities and services include the following.


Warsaw Caves Conservation Area has 52 unserviced campsites in a beautiful wooded setting, just 25 minutes outside of Peterborough. Spend the weekend or bring your family for an extended stay through the week to take in all the park has to offer. The campground has an accessible comfort station with washrooms, showers, laundry room, and dish washing station.

Warsaw Caves Campground Map

Refer to our Campsite Reservation, Cancellation, and Refund Rules for details about camping with us.

The Warsaw Caves Conservation Area takes its name from a series of seven caves found in the park. The caves formed thousands of years ago at the end of the last ice age.

Take a self-guided tour of the Warsaw Caves with our Virtual Spelunkers Guide to Warsaw Caves, with photos and audio clips to follow along with.

We have 15 kms 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, kettles, and hear the trickle of the disappearing river beneath the rocks. 

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 or rent one from us. Rentals are available 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday to Thursday and 9:00 am to 6:30 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday of long weekends.

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, simply float along the Indian River at your leisure.

The Warsaw Caves CA picnic shelter is located near that beach. It is available on a first-come-first-served basis or visitors can book the picnic shelter ahead of time. Please contact the gatehouse to book the shelter.

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.

Note: Swimming area is unsupervised. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. The use of alcohol is not permitted.

Beach sampling testing results from Peterborough Public Health.

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 license to legally fish in Ontario. An exception to this rule is during a license–free period on Ontario Family Fishing Events.

River flows along rivers and streams in the Otonabee Region watershed can change throughout the season. Anglers need to be aware of potential changes because as flows increase, waterways can become dangerous.

Note: The Indian River at this location is not suitable for motorized water craft/boats.

2024 Fees

Admission and parking fees 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 general admission, one year from date of purchase. It does not cover camping or other user fees/services.

Vehicle and bus parking fees include admission for all passengers.

Fees are inclusive of all applicable taxes.

Child is <16 years of age, adult is 16-64, senior is 65+.

Contact Us

289 Caves Road
Warsaw, ON K0L 3A0
Township of Douro-Dummer

Latitude 44.461904
Longitude -78.131332


April to October
Gatehouse Local: 705-652-3161

October to April (Off-season)
Administrative Office:

Gatehouse Hours

Operating Season:
May 10 - October 14, 2024

Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm

Sunday to Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday and Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sundays of long weekends 9:00 am - 9:00 pm


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