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Visitors that travel out of bounds or enter the property beyond the hours of operation will be prosecuted.  Access to the base of the falls, standing on the top of the falls and travelling beyond fence barriers, is STRICTLY prohibited at all times. 

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority is in the process of developing a Management Plan for the Eugenia Falls Conservation Area.  This Plan will guide the management of this property over the next 10 to 20 years. Submit your input here.

Historical Information

The tallest waterfall in the area falls from the edge of the Niagara Escarpment 30 metres to the bottom of the cuckoo valley.

This was discovered in 1852 where Eugenia Falls was the scene of “Fools Gold” rush.  Later it became the location of five mills and a small private electric plant and by 1905, was the chosen site of the second hydroelectric plant in Ontario.  In 1915, Ontario Hydro moved the plant to the north and created Lake Eugenia, allowing more control over the water levels.

The waterfall was called Eugenia following a suggestion from some ex-soldiers of the French Army (Crimean War) working with Charles Rankin surveying the former Artemesia Township.   They suggested that the waterfall be named after Princess Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III.

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 44.31352° North,
Longitude: -80.5248° West,
UTM X Easting: 537894.8381,
Y Northing: 4906805.473
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Hibou Conservation Area is OPEN. Grey Road 15 is closed between Owen Sound and Hibou Conservation Area which is currently accessible from the North via Leith.

Property Closures:

  • Indian Falls is closed due to flooding on the trails. 
  • Kemble Mountain Management Area (Compartment 71 & 73); Keppel Forest Management Area (Compartment 78); and Skinners Marsh-McNab Lake Management Area are closed for a scheduled forestry operations.
  • Please read Visiting Conservation Areas During COVID-19 for important info.

    Please note that we are currently operating at a temporarily reduced capacity while also experiencing a high number of applications and inquiries to our Environmental Planning Department at this time. Please use our contact form only for inquiries related to planning and development permits. Inquiries must include all requested information for a response by a planning staff member.


Please note that due to concerns regarding COVID-19, GSCA has closed its Administrative Office to the public.  During this time, some GSCA staff will be working remotely and may not have access to office phones.

Please utilize email or website contact forms (for planning and development permit related inquiries) as the most reliable way to reach our staff at this time.

Visit this link for more information about visiting properties during COVID-19.  Please visit this link for ongoing updates related to COVID-19.

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