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Rock Glen Conservation Area


Ausable Bayfield


Rock Glen Conservation Area
, Arkona, is a gorgeous, 27-hectare park known worldwide for Devonian-era fossil deposits, its fossil and indigenous artifact collection at Arkona Lions Museum and Information Centre, significant Carolinian forest and breathtaking Rock Glen Falls. Enjoy scenic lookouts, picnic pavilions and playground. Museum, washroom and some trails are wheelchair-accessible. Rock Glen Falls, the natural fossil site of scientific interest and the museum have been featured on several television shows. There are stairs, boardwalks and bridge allowing visitors to safely explore the steep sides of the glen and the 10-metre-high waterfall just upstream of the Ausable River. Visitors and amateur archaelogists from all parts of North America have found many fossils in the exposed beds dating back 350 million years. Scientific names for these ancient treasures include crinoids, brachiopods and trilobites. Two picnic pavilions can be reserved for groups or family reunions.

Location: 8680 Rock Glen Rd, Arkona, Lambton Shores

Telephone: 519-828-3071

Driving Directions: From Sarnia or London take Exit #44 off the 402 to Arkona on Cty Rd #79. Park is located on Rock Glen Road, two (2) kilometres outside of Arkona.

Ausable Bayfield
Conservation Authority

71108 Morrison Line, RR 3 Exeter, ON N0M 1S5
519-235-2610 Toll-free 1-888-286-2610



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