Barnum Creek Nature Reserve: Directions, Brochure and Map

Below you will find the Barnum Creek Nature Reserve brochure.  You may also CliCK HERE to find a PDF Copy which might be easier to read.


Directions to Barnum Creek Nature Reserve

Barnum Creek Nature Reserve is located at #1118 Gould Crossing Road.

From Minden: Take South Lake Road (County Road #16) to Gelert Road.  Turn left and follow Gelert Road to Gould Crossing Rd. It is approximately 24 km from Minden.

From Haliburton: Take Gelert Road (County Road #1) to Gould Crossing Road. The Nature Reserve is 5 km southeast of Haliburton Village.

A note of caution ‐ Google Maps mistakenly calls Gould Crossing Road, Cowan Road.  There is a sign on Gelert Road that says Gould Crossing Road.

GPS coordinates N 45.0179, W 78.5318


There is an area set aside for parking in spring, summer and fall in a designated field near the trailhead. The road to the trailhead is not regularly maintained and the road can be rough.  It is always recommended that you check conditions before driving up the hill to the trailhead.

No parking is available at the trailhead in winter. The road to the trailhead and parking area are not plowed.  You may be able to park on Gould Crossing Road at your own risk. From there you can walk up the hill to the trailhead. Please do not block the snowplow turnaround or private driveways.