McSporran Nature Reserve


In 2007, the McSporrans completed a conservation severance with EBC. In doing so, they retained the northern half of their property and donated the southern 58 acres to EBC.

Significant Features

This nature reserve has the Saugeen River crossing through on a north-south trajectory starting midway through the southern boundary. This reserve plays an important ecological function in the landscape context, providing riparian and upland forest cover along one of southern Ontario’s largest river systems. The site contains the confluence of the main Saugeen River and the Deer Creek providing natural corridor linkage for two major watersheds.


From Walkerton head north on Concession Road 19, west on Concession Road 14 East and follow all the way to the end or, if coming from the north, from Chesley, head south on Concession Road 19 and west on Concession Road 14 East and follow this road all the way to the end. Park here at the southeast corner of the reserve and head to the river!

McSporran Map

McSporran Map