Toronto Springs Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Montreal, take Route E northeast 3 miles, then Route A east 1.50 miles.

Highlights

This area is mostly forest and grassland. Facilities/features: picnic area, permanent stream (Wet Glaize Creek).

About This Area

Toronto Springs Conservation Area is located in Camden County, five miles east of Montreal on Route E, then one mile east on Route A, which forms most of the southern boundary of the area.

The conservation area was established in 1986 with an initial acquisition of 532 acres. Two additional land purchases have expanded the area to its present size and have improved public access to a 2.5-mile section of Wet Glaize Creek.

Toronto Springs, a multi-outlet source, has a flow of two to four million gallons per day.

In the late 1850s, a mill was built near the junction of Wet Glaize Creek and the spring branch. During its heyday, the Toronto Springs Mill was reported to have served locally produced cheese and beer to patrons waiting for their grain to be milled. It also served as a community center, where elections and church services were held. The only remaining clue to the exact location of this important mill are the springs.

The area offers a 10-car parking lot off Route A for canoe access to Wet Glaize Creek. There are three other parking areas, one on Route A and the other two are off Route C which provide access to ridge top forest areas. Toilet facilities or approved water are not provided.

General Information

Central

Camden

573-346-2210

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Camping - Individual Campsites  No amenities provided. 
Canoeing  Small boat put in is on the Route A side associated with the parking lot. Carry distance is approximately 200 feet.  
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Fair population.  
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  
Hiking  Designated trail is completed as of 5/2008. 
Hunting-Deer Good population. Archery antlerless-only and firearms antlerless-only permits not valid - closed during antlerless portion. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet.  
Hunting-Dove Good population.  
Hunting-Quail Good population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Camping Area - Individual Campsites    
Parking Lot   There are two parking lots located off of Route C on the ridge top and two parking lots which are accessed from Route A on the south side of the area.  One provides access to Wet Glaize Creek for bank fishing and canoeing (short portage).  
Picnic Table    

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishless Pond  1.00 acres  
Spring  2500000.00 # gallons per day Flow varies.  
Stream - Permanent Wet Glaize Creek 2.00 miles Springs area is located on north side of the stream. 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Savanna 10.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 148.00  
Forest and Woodland 410.56  
Total Area Acres:889.56 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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