The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Riverine Flood Status
Lake Simcoe Shoreline Status
Low Water Status

Paid Parking

Paid Parking

Great News! We’re extending free parking at all of our Conservation Areas. In lieu of parking fees, we’re asking park goers to try our Tip Tap fundraiser when they visit Scanlon CreekThornton BalesRogers Reservoir, and Beaver River Wetlands Conservation Areas. Tip Tap Pay is an easy way to give $5, $10 or $20 to help us care for and improve the our Conservation Areas. When you see this sign along the trails, be sure to tap your phone or card – it’s a simple way to donate and help care for our greenspace. Donations go directly to the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation. Thank you for donating to a healthier Lake Simcoe watershed.​ 

What is an Annual Pass and how can I buy one?

With the Annual Pass, you will no longer have to fumble around to pay for parking every time you visit, you’ll enjoy:

  • No-hassle​ parking when visiting Lake Simcoe Conservation locations, including Scanlon Creek, Whitchurch and Pangman Springs
  • Unlimited* access to our Conservation Area trails, picnic areas and open spaces
  • Access to the Scanlon Creek Bark Park

*Park hours and seasonality varies for each location. Annual Pass is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.


You can purchase an Annual Pass from the MacKay Pay App when you visit our Conservation Area or using your devices at home​.

You’ll need to create a user account that includes your name, contact information and vehicle license plate number. Once registered, you’ll need to start a “New Session” and select “Annual Pass” as the type of payment you’d like to make. Follow the on-screen payment instructions and wait until your payment is processed. When asked for the Zone Number, please use Zone 3101

Why does the Conservation Authority collect parking fees?

Parking fees go directly back into the management and maintenance of our conservation areas. They contribute to trail and grounds maintenance, as well as maintenance of our washrooms, garbage, bridges, parking areas and pavilions. 

Additional Information

  • Parking reservations are not available at this time
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