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There is a little something for everyone here at Kelso! Not only is Kelso beautiful to visit (you should see how the escarpment changes in each season), but there is also so much to do: camping, picnicking, mountain biking, a ski hill, stand-up paddle boards, swimming, and even movies under the stars!

Fun fact! This park has an area of 3.97 square kilometres and contains Lake Kelso which was built for flood control of Sixteen Mile Creek; a small body of water that features a sandy beach for swimmers in the summer with a food concession stand and board walk along the lake to the Boat Rental shop which offers the rentals of canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boats and is also open to any non-motorized watercraft. The Park also offers 20 campsites, 18 reserve-able picnic sites, and two camping/picnic mixed sites. 

Swim, camp or hike, Kelso sounds like a perfect summer's day!

Conservation Halton admission rates apply for Kelso. 

Click here for more information on park fees and admission!

Visitor Admission

Parking rates may apply. 


Directions from McMaster

Directions From McMaster University:

Please Note:

  • When biking, please obey all traffic signals and always remember to wear a helmet. 
  • Hamilton buses are free for students with valid student IDs and bus passes.