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Campgrounds Opening for Overnight Camping with Restrictions

July 8, 2020

On Friday, July 10, overnight camping will return to two Long Point Region Conservation Authority campgrounds, for self-contained camping units with functioning washrooms only.

On Friday, July 10, Backus Heritage Conservation Area and Waterford North Conservation Area are opening for overnight camping to self-contained camping units that have functioning washrooms and water facilities. A limited number of campsites will be available for booking at each park and there will be no tent camping.

The Camis reservation system will open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 10 with sites available to be booked for dates between July 10 and October 14. The reservation system is accessed online at or from the homepage of

To reduce the possible spread of COVID-19 only a select number of sites will be available at each campground to ensure adequate spacing between visitors. Additionally, there will be no on-site washrooms available for campers, which is why both seasonal and overnight campers are required to use camping units with functional bathrooms and water facilities. Certain other amenities, such as park shower facilities, laundry units, pavilions and the Backus swimming pool will also remain closed for the season.

Overnight camping fees can be found on LPRCA’s website, and through the reservation system. Deer Creek Conservation area, Norfolk Conservation Area and Haldimand Conservation Area will not be opening for overnight camping this year.

LPRCA can also confirm that online reservations for day-use access to Deer Creek Conservation Area, Backus Heritage Conservation Area and Waterford North Conservation Area will also soon be available. Pre-registration will be required for day-use. More information, including the day-use access starting date, will be available shortly and will be shared in a media release as well as through LPRCA’s website and social media. Thank you for your patience as we work to adapt to an unconventional operating season, we look forward to seeing you soon.