Depot Lakes Conservation Area is nestled in the heart of the Land o’ Lakes tourist region, just north of the village of Verona. This Conservation Area is 1,214 hectares (3,000 acres) in size.  Second, Third and Fourth Depot Lakes make up this Conservation Area, and offer some of the best fishing in eastern Ontario. Launch your boat at any one of the Lakes, and take advantage of some of the best fishing in Eastern Ontario.

Day use activities include hiking and paddling.  There are approximately 9 km of hiking trails.  Hikers should be aware that the terrain is rugged and appropriate footwear is  required.  Out on the trail you may see deer, moose, black bears, a variety of bird species and many other small creatures.  The hiking trails begin on the west side of the Seasonal Campground area, about 1 km from the main gate.

The trails at Depot Lakes are closed mid-October to mid-November each year during hunting season

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Depot Lakes Conservation Area characteristics

Length: Several shorter trails totalling 9 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: Parking fee: $5 per day

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: picnic tables, washrooms

Attractions: Campground , lookout, waterfall

Quinte Conservation Authority, Phone Number (613) 968-3434 or (613) 354-3312

Find it: 1662 2nd Lake Road Godfrey, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.5444150
Longitude: -76.7746960

Depot Lakes Conservation Area Image Gallery

Photo credits:

Don Knight