Christie Lake Conservation Area

Christie Lake Conservation Area

Christie Lake Conservation Area
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James T
Hamilton, Canada9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Couples
My wife and I came on Friday May 22nd .Brought a picnic lunch and plans for a hike afterwards. After lunch We both needed to go to washroom before our hike, unfortunately all facilities were closed. NO PLACE TO RELIEVE OURSELVES .We very much understand that there are limited resources available to clean the washroom areas but come on Hamilton Conservation Authority. People need washroom use.We paid $15 entrance fee. No problem, but please open the washroom facilities. We ended up leaving after only being there 1 hour.
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Written May 22, 2020
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Jay S
Brantford, Canada1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
Tried to take my kids fishing today, ponds are mostly gone. So sad. I can only hope this is not a result of poor management, It was especially disappointing as I took the time to ask an employee if the fishing was still good. When he advised it was and then we found all but one of the 8 ponds either dried up or inaccessible I felt like I was lied to for the $9 entry fee.
Written May 17, 2014
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maybelline79
Toronto, Canada87 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
My husband and I wanted to see the waterfalls at Dundas Peak. We were aware of the $10 park fee and was expecting that. However, to our surprised the parking was closed and in order to see the park you have to go to Christie Lake, park there and a shuttle will take you to the falls.

Here is the catch...Christie Lake requires a $15 fee per car and additional $5 per person just to park!! If you have a large family it's quite pricey!!!! I feel so scammed by this. Most parks in Canada, paying so much money for a park you expect alot more! There wasn't even a washroom available. Just portal poddies. We never stayed at the park because of time and really feel the fee is not worth it for what we saw. You can find a lot better parks for free.

Don't get me wrong, the waterfalls were beautiful but you can go to Niagara Falls and find parking that are cheaper than $20 and have fun exploring that town. I really do not think it was fair to be forced to park at a conservation park.
Written September 2, 2018
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mikeyflowerguy
Dundas, Canada136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
you would think that you are in some remote camp in the north, yet, just a few minutes from Dundas, Ancaster, Hamilton, and Cambridge lay a very large park, that offers all the amenities, WITHOUT acting like a backwoods rough neck park...
Written April 2, 2018
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nancyandleslie
Toronto, Canada283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
It's a real shame that so much effort is put into the conservation area and nothing is done to clean up the beach, which is full of dog excrement. We saw a man mowing the extensive fields of grass, but you can't take one step on the beach without stepping into dog poo. The water is warm here, unlike most lakes, and the setting is relaxing and beautiful. But if you are going for the beach, forget it until they make an effort to clean it up. There's a great farm with gorgeous produce right before you turn left for the lake. The fruit looks like jewels. Well worth a stop.
Written July 26, 2019
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Rob_45ca
Brantford, Canada30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
I looked this place up online and checked the fees. It said $10 a car, when we get there it was $15 a car, nobody cared . It cost us $30 to go in for a swim. We get to their sand beach and it is mostly the color of mud. That was a lot of money for a swim in muddy water. I will never go there again.
Written July 3, 2018
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Andrew D
Hamilton, Canada44 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Have lived in Hamilton region for 5 yrs and listened to our friend's rave about Christie's so we went today.

Not impressed at all.
1. Parking looong walk away from beach area's tiny unloading area in front of main beach might be funny if it wasn't plus 30 out in the shade.
2. Parking area looked like it hadn't seen a lawnmower in a couple of years.
3.Main beach area and concessions building. Both areas have seen better times and could use some serious TLC. The store area looked like they used to sell hot food now just chips and nachos and a few inflatable toys. What happened to the beach? Have seen pictures of years past and the beach seemed so much wider than just a city sized front lawn.

I guess if you life in the concrete jungle then this will seem like heaven to you but haven seen many other Provincial Parks and Conservation Areas I found Christie's lacking.
Written August 2, 2015
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RedstoneGirl
Mississauga, Canada135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Lovely park ... great area ... easy drive from the GTA ... plenty to see and do in the area! Farm Markets, Bakery/Pie Shoppe right across the road ... casino too, if you are so inclined! 👍
Written May 27, 2018
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Santhira R
Mississauga, Canada57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
This was our second visit in 2 months. Park was well maintained, kept very clean.
There were plenty of picnic tables. There are few reserved picnic areas for large group, some are covered. Pretty small lake, people swim (we did not)
Importantly the main washrooms are very clean. Don't know about the other washrooms.
There were lot of visitors but not over crowded at all. We played volleyball. Good place to play bocce.

It is a better place for a family picnic or for a small group.
- Great place, everyone liked this park.
Written August 14, 2017
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Bubaloo11
Hamilton, Canada3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
Nothing too special here. Wouldn't let us go swimming and that's the reason we went. Refused to refund the admission
Written May 10, 2017
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