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Camping Permit Terms and Conditions

Properties owned and operated by the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority are regulated under the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER C.27, R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 128 CONSERVATION AREAS – OTONABEE REGION. The terms and conditions below are deemed as notice of the permitted or prohibited activities in accordance with the Trespass to Property Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER T.21. Other federal, provincial and municipal laws may apply.


  • Camping Permits are not transferable.
  • Person named as the Camping Permit holder must occupy the campsite designated in the permit.
  • Check-in time is 2:00pm of the scheduled arrival date, as designated on the permit. Check-out time is 12:00 p.m. noon of the scheduled departure date, as designated on the permit.
  • A maximum of six people or greater number if they are a single family of parents and their children are permitted to occupy a campsite, unless a designated group campsite.
  • A Camping Permit allows for one vehicle to park at the campsite; one additional vehicle is permitted overnight at a campsite with the purchase of an Additional Vehicle Permit.
  • Any Additional Vehicle Permits issued beyond the two allowed on a campsite, must be parked in a parking area designated by the Campground Supervisor.
  • Campsites must remain in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.
  • Please return the campsite to its natural condition before you check-out.
  • Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages is restricted to your campsite. Please drink responsibly.
  • Campfires are only permitted from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. midnight unless being used for warmth or cooking food.
  • Campfires are only allowed in the fireplace provided at the campsite.
  • Campfires must not be left unattended.
  • Please ensure that the campfire has been completely extinguished before leaving the campsite.
  • Campfires are subject to further restrictions or prohibitions as required by local burning bylaws.
  • The removal or cutting of living or dead trees for any purpose including foraging for deadfall is not permitted.
  • All garbage, recyclable materials, and grey water or sewage must be deposited at designated disposal areas.
  • Use of sound systems, media devices, and other loud equipment is not permitted after 10:00 p.m.
    Quiet time is in effect from 12:00 a.m. midnight until 8:00 a.m. No excessive noise is permitted at any time.
  • Campground visitors must leave the campground by 10:00 p.m.
  • Campground visitors must park their vehicle in a designated parking area.
  • Animals other than a dog or cat are not permitted.
  • Animals must be secured by a leash that is no more than two metres long.
  • Animals are not permitted to enter water designated for swimming, wading and bathing, a designated beach area, washroom or gatehouse buildings, in the caves, any other place as posted or designated by the Campground Supervisor.
  • Animals are not permitted to make excessive noise or disturb other visitors. Please clean up after your pets.
  • Motor vehicles must remain on designated roadways.
  • Motor vehicles must not exceed the posted speed limit in any campground.
  • No person shall, in the campground,
    • deface, remove or damage any property;
    • cut, remove, injure or destroy any plants, trees, shrubs, flowers or other growing thing;
    • remove or destroy any soil or rock;
    • use abusive, insulting or threatening language, or make excessive noise or disturb other persons;
      kill, trap, pursue or disturb a wild bird, reptile or animal;
    • possess or ignite fireworks;
    • possess, shoot, discharge or use a spring gun, air gun, firearm, slingshot or any archery equipment;
    • conduct public events, public performances, public meetings, or bring equipment for public entertainment;
    • operate an all-terrain vehicle, an off-road vehicle or a motorized snow vehicle.


  • Organized Groups AND Other Groups:
    • An Organized Group Camping Permit authorizes the members of a religious, charitable, educational or other philanthropic or similar properly constituted organization, to occupy the group campsite designated in the permit.
    • All Camping Permit Terms and Conditions indicated above are applicable to an Organized Group and Other Group Camping Permit with exception of the following:
      • Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited for Organized Groups.
      • Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages for Other Groups is restricted to your campsite. Please drink responsibly.

The permit holder agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the owners/operators of the campground, their officers or employees, from any and all liability for any property damage, personal injury, or other loss arising out of the use of its facilities. The permit holder agrees to abide by the above Camping Permit Terms and Conditions or otherwise governing use of the property. The Permit holder is responsible for the conduct of all persons using their site.

Otonabee Conservation reserves the right to revoke permits, prohibit entrance or evict anyone contravening any terms stated above or whom Otonabee Conservation deems to be detrimental to the area or a threat to the safety of visitors. Otonabee Conservation staff are authorized to enforce the applicable regulations. No obligation of refunds.

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