The park is open all year, free of charge. Picnicking, birdwatching, hiking, fishing and canoeing are enjoyed by many visitors.
Swimming in the reservoir is unsupervised. The dam is an "earthen dam" with a morning-glory spillway which has a capacity for a 1 in 10 year regional storm. Another spillway accommodates extra water capacities assuring the dam remains in tact. These spillways have a capacity for a 1 in a 100 year storm. Since 1995, a local group of volunteers called the Friends of Sharon Creek have ‘adopted’ the Sharon Creek Conservation Area, working in partnership with the LTVCA and the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Foundation. Their goals include raising money for the annual maintenance and operating costs of Sharon Creek Conservation Area. Their current projects include: Tallgrass Prairie Habitat & Shoreline Restoration, Water Quality, Family Events, Elliott-Madill Memorial Forest, Grounds-keeping, and Fund-raising. The 7 acre Sharon Creek Tallgrass Prairie is the largest publicly accessible site in Middlesex County.
Information provided by the Lower Thames Conservation website.
Directions: Follow County Rd. 2 (Longwoods Rd.) east of Delaware. Take Springer Rd. south 2 km from County Rd. 2. The entrance to Sharon Creek Conservation Area is east off Springer Rd.
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