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Camping

Long Point Region Conservation Authority has more than 600 campsites across five of our Conservation Areas:

The camping season runs from May 1 through October 15 each year. To book an overnight site at any of the campgrounds, use the online reservation system at longpoint.goingtocamp.com. Nightly camping reservations for the 2024 season will open at 9 a.m. on February 1, 2024.

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Campground Rules, Regulations & Policies

View LPRCA’s Campground Rules, Regulations & Policies

All persons entering Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA) property are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations of LPRCA.

LPRCA is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property. LPRCA assumes no responsibility whatsoever for personal injury or loss or damage to vehi­cles or personal property of any kind.

Conservation Authorities Act, Trespass to Property Act

  • Campers should be aware that conservation area entry and use is permitted only for activities conducted in accordance with the regulations made under the Conservation Authorities Act of Ontario and the rules, regulations and policies of the LPRCA. All other activities are prohibited in accordance with the provisions of the Trespass to Property Act. Not complying with the rules and regulations may result in enforcement actions by Conservation Authority (CA) staff or Police. In addition to charges that could be laid under the law, you may also be evicted from any and all LPRCA properties without refund.
  • Rules and regulations are subject to addition or change at any time at the discretion of the Park Supervisor or Superintendent of Conservation Areas.

Reservation Policies

There is a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $15.00 for each reservation created.

  • If you are planning to stay a month or longer, please contact the Conservation Area directly.
  • A reservation can be changed or cancelled up to 24 hours prior to 2:00 p.m. on the day of arrival. The fee for changes and cancellations is $15.00 per occurrence.
  • Campers are considered no-shows as of 8:00 p.m. on the day of arrival unless arrangements have been made directly with the park for late arrival.
  • A two (2) night minimum stay is required on holiday weekends.
  • Multiple reservations in the same name for the same time period are not permitted.
  • Reservations must be made in the name of the person who is arriving to register at the park and obtain the camping permit. If a name change is required please contact the park directly. A $15.00 change fee will apply.
  • Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, debit, cash, money order or certified cheque. Personal cheques will not be
  • Full payment and fee(s) are due at the time of reservation.
  • The permit holder must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. The permit holder is responsible for all occurrences on the campsite.

Refund Policies

  • Reservation fees, change fees and cancellation fees are not refundable.
  • Cancellations are subject to a non-refundable cancellation fee per site.
  • Changes to the booking made prior to check in are subject to a non-refundable change fee.
  • Day-use permits will not be refunded after 20 minutes from the time of purchase.
  • Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
  • Reservations made online must be changed or cancelled through the online reservation system.
  • No refunds will be given for evictions.
  • Camping is an outdoor experience. No refunds will be given due to weather or natural occurrences
    beyond the control of the Conservation Authority.

Cancellation Prior to Arrival

Time Refund
48 hours or more from 2:00p.m. of arrival date Full refund minus reservation and cancellation fee.
24-47 hours from 2:00p.m. of arrival date Forfeiture of 1-night fee, reservation fee, plus cancellation fee.
0-23 hours from 2:00p.m. of arrival date Forfeiture of 2-nights fee (if applicable), reservation fee, plus cancellation fee.
As of 2:00p.m. of arrival date No refund.
Booking will be assumed a no show as of 12:00p.m. of day after arrival date No refund. Campsite will be made available for booking unless arrangements have been made with the park directly.

 

Cancelling After Check-in
• If shortening a stay or cancelling a permit after check-in, a refund for unused nights will be issued.
Check-out before 2p.m. on day of departure will include a refund of that night’s camping fee. Check-out as of or after 2p.m. on day of departure will result in forfeiture of that night’s camping fee.

Conservation Area Regulations & Policies

Equipment Restrictions
• Maximum of 3 pieces of shelter equipment plus one dining shelter/tarp per campsite where space permits. Only one piece of shelter equipment can be a tent trailer, house trailer, motor home, or self-propelled camping unit.
Occupancy
• Maximum number of persons on site must not exceed 12 at any time.
• Only 6 persons may occupy the site overnight. The primary or secondary permit holder must be among those occupying the site overnight.

Check in/Check out
• Campsite check-in time is 2:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Campsite Occupant Conduct & Behaviour
• Permit holders must ensure that all individuals occupying the site do not interfere with quiet, peaceful use and enjoyment of Conservation Authority lands by other campers and conservation area visitors.
• Threatening behaviour by campers or their pets is unacceptable. No profanity, excessive noise or other unsuitable behaviour is permitted at any time.
• Verbal or physical abuse or threatening behaviour toward LPRCA staff or other conservation area users will not be tolerated and may result in immediate eviction from the campground.

Quiet Hours
• No excessive noise at any time or engaging in activities which disturb other registered patrons.
• Quiet hours are 11:00 pm — 8:00 am. No radios, televisions, musical instruments or loud conversation etc. during quiet hours.

Day Use & Visitor Hours
• Day-use hours are from 8:00a.m. to 10:00p.m unless posted otherwise.
• Visitors are permitted in the conservation area from 8:00am – 10:00pm. All visitors must vacate by 10:00pm.
• All visitors are to park in designated parking areas and have a valid entry permit displayed.
• Campsites, including visitors, must not exceed 6 total occupants overnight.
• All day users must vacate by 10:00 p.m. conservation area and day use hours may be restricted at other times and at the discretion of the Conservation Area Supervisor.

Property
• Do not deface, damage, destroy or remove any property, plants, animals or natural objects in conservation areas.
• This includes the cutting of live plants, trees, branches and the use of dead wood for firewood.
• No person shall willfully damage any public or private property, buildings or other facilities. Non-compliance may result in charges under the law and/or immediate eviction from Conservation Authority property.

Permits
• Valid camping permits or season passes must be clearly displayed in vehicle at all times and be visible to staff.
• Altered or improper use will void the permit. The permit owner is responsible for all associated costs for lost, stolen or seized permits.

Alcohol & Cannabis
• The consumption or possession of alcohol or cannabis is permitted on registered campsite only. Consuming or possessing alcohol or cannabis off of your registered campsite or as prohibited by a ban is not permitted and may result in charges and/or eviction from Conservation Authority property.
• Cultivation of cannabis is prohibited within the conservation area.

Alcohol & Cannabis Bans
• Conservation areas have alcohol / cannabis bans in place during the camping season which prohibits the possession or consumption of alcohol and cannabis anywhere within the property, including all registered campsites. The ban is from the Thursday before to the Tuesday after Victoria Day long weekend.

Driving
• Speed limit in all conservation areas is 15km/h. Operating motor vehicles in violation of the Highway Traffic Act or the Conservation Authorities Act is not permitted.

Vehicles
• One vehicle is included with campsite fee.
• A maximum of two (2) additional vehicles are permitted with the purchase of additional vehicle permits. The vehicles may have to be parked in a separate designated parking area.
• Parked vehicles must not interfere with the safe use of conservation area roadways and must be parked a minimum of 0.4 metres (1.5 feet) from the edge of the roadway.
• Use of mopeds and scooters are permitted on conservation area roadways only.
• Passengers are not permitted to ride in the back of a truck bed.

Golf Carts, ATV’s, UTVs
• Golf carts and ATVs/UTVs are not permitted within the conservation areas.
• Use of a prohibited vehicle may result in charges and/or eviction from Conservation Authority property.
• Commercially produced standardized electric, single rider assistive devices are permitted.

Riding Lawn Mowers
• Riding lawn mowers are not permitted.
• Medical exemptions can be made through the Superintendent of Conservation Areas and must be submitted annually.

Boats and Watercraft Storage
• Boats or personal watercraft on trailers must be stored in designated areas and the appropriate storage fee paid.
• Boats may be stored on site with the approval of the Conservation Area Supervisor providing that the storage of the boat does not interfere with roadways.
• Inflatable water toys must be deflated and stored when not in use.

Campsite Standards
• Place your garbage in containers provided. Campsites must be kept clean and tidy at all times.
• No sewage or grey water may be dumped on campsites. Please use dumping stations.

Generators
• Generators may not be used at any time without the permission of the Conservation Area Supervisor. Permission will only be granted for medical reasons or other exceptional circumstances.
• Continuous or prolonged generator use can disturb others and is not permitted.

Music & Speakers/Sound Systems
• Music may not interfere with quiet, peaceful enjoyment and use of conservation area lands by other campers or visitors.
• No detachable, external amplified speakers are allowed.

Campfires
• Fires are to be built in designated areas only.
• Campfire flames should not reach more than 0.4 metres (1.5 feet) from the ground, and no larger than 1 square metre (36 inches X 36 inches) wide. Campfires must never be left unattended.
• The LPRCA restricts firewood being brought to or used on Authority lands. Firewood restrictions help limit the spread of invasive species and disease.
• A maximum of one face cord may be stored and shall be stacked neatly on the campsite or in an outside shed.
• Wood pallets or skids may not be used as firewood.
• The collection of firewood from LPRCA property is prohibited. Collecting, cutting, removing or destroying any plant, tree or other living object is prohibited.
• The use of chainsaws is not permitted.
• In the event of a fire ban, all site occupants are expected to comply with the order of the Fire Chief. Failure to do so may result in fines and/or eviction from the conservation area.
• During a partial fire ban, cooking fires are permitted during designated hours only.

Domesticated Animals
• Maximum of 3 pets may occupy a site at any time.
• No animals other than a dog or a cat is permitted in the conservation area as per the Conservation Authorities Act.
• Pets are to be on a leash not exceeding 2 metres at all times.
• All kennels, crates, or any other enclosures used for pets must be fully enclosed, with a secured lid. They must be commercially produced specifically for the purpose of holding an animal. Maximum size: 1.5meters X 0.9meters (60 inches X 36 inches).
• Pets are not allowed on the beach or in swimming areas unless designated otherwise.
• Owners must clean up after their pets.
• No pets shall be left unattended or permitted to disturb others.
• Any aggressive or inappropriate behaviour by any pet will result in immediate removal of the pet from the conservation area.

Fireworks
• Possession or use of fireworks is prohibited on Authority property.

Firearms
• The possession or use of a slingshot, air rifle, firearm or archery equipment is strictly prohibited. Use or possession of the above may result in charges under the law and/or immediate eviction from the conservation area.

Vending
• Vending, soliciting and advertising are not permitted within the conservation area.

Hunting
• Hunting is permitted in designated areas and during designated calendar dates only. Contact the LPRCA for information regarding hunting on conservation authority lands.

Beach & Swimming
• Beach and swimming areas are unsupervised. Use at your own risk.
• Parents/Guardians are responsible for their child’s safety.
• No glass, food or beverages are allowed in the swimming pool or beach areas.
• Boats and personal watercraft are not permitted in swimming areas.

Propane Cylinder Drop-Off
• Single use (non-refillable) propane cylinders should be deposited in the collection area found in the conservation area.
• Do not put propane cylinders in the garbage.
• Do not deposit any propane cylinder into a blue box.

Drones
• The use of drones for professional, personal or recreational use is strictly prohibited.

Group Camping
• Group camping reservations must be made in person or by phone.
• Minimum of 20 people required for a group campsite, minimal fees apply.
• Group camping is at the discretion of the Conservation Area Supervisor.
• Group camping is offered only to organized groups.

Pavilion Rentals
• Contact the conservation area directly to inquire about booking a pavilion.
• No amplified music permitted.
• Alcohol is not permitted within the pavilions.

Water & Hydro Services
• All electrical power cords, hardware and connections to the on-site service panel must be done in accordance with the Electrical Safety Code. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the disconnection of power to the camping unit.
• Tampering, altering or gaining access to the service panel, which is the property of LPRCA, is prohibited and may result in eviction from Conservation Authority property.
• Only one connection to on-site service panel per site. All additional connections must be directly to a camping unit.
• Washing of vehicles is not permitted.

Wastewater Disposal & Sewer Lines
• No sewage or grey water may be dumped from the camping unit except in designated dumping stations.
• Trailers on campsites with sewage service are required to maintain a secure connection to the on-site hookup.
• Alterations to sewer services or connections are prohibited.
• Trailers on campsites without sewage service are required to use the camping unit’s existing wastewater holding tank or a portable wastewater holding tank.
• All wastewater connections and equipment are subject to inspection by a Conservation Area Supervisor

Notice of Collection of Personal Information

Pursuant to section 29(2) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Individual Privacy Act, 1990 the personal information is collected under the legal authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990 c. 27, and is used to issue the permit for administrative and statistical purposes. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the General Manager, Long Point Region Conservation Authority, 4 Elm Street, Tillsonburg ON N4G 0C4, Telephone (519) 842-4242.


Camping Fees – 2024

Nightly Camping Fees
Service Rate
Reservation Fee – online $15.00
Reservation Fee – telephone or in-person $15.00
Cancellation/Change Fee $15.00
Second Vehicle Parking $13.00
Nightly – unserviced $41.00
Nightly – hydro, 15 amp service $55.00
Nightly – hydro, 30 amp service $63.00
Nightly – hydro, 15 amp service & sewer hookup $66.00
Nightly – hydro, 30 amp service & sewer hookup $73.00
20% discount on nightly camping for seniors and those with a disability. Discount does not apply to cabin bookings.*
Weekly – unserviced $246.00
Weekly – hydro, 15 amp service $330.00
Weekly – hydro, 30 amp service $378.00
Weekly – hydro, 15 amp service & sewer hookup $396.00
Weekly – hydro, 30 amp service & sewer hookup $438.00
Monthly – unserviced $738.00
Monthly – hydro, 15 amp service $990.00
Monthly – hydro, 30 amp service $1,134.00
Monthly – hydro, 15 amp service & sewer hookup $1,188.00
Monthly – hydro, 30 amp service & sewer hookup $1,314.00
Group Camping Site Fee – Nightly $60.00
Group Camping Camper Fee – Nightly $7.00
Group camping is for youth, charity, church and organizational groups only. Contact the parks directly for more information.
Backus Heritage Conservation Area Cabin Fees
Cabin 900 A – Nightly $70.00
Cabin 900 A – Weekly $385.00
Cabin 901 D – Nightly $115.00
Cabin 901 D – Weekly $635.00
Other Fees
Firewood $10.00
Kindling $5.00
Ice $4.00
Bait/Worms $3.50
Pavilion Rental $75.00
Picnic Table Rental $6.00
Canoe/Kayak Rental – hour $15.00
Canoe/Kayak Rental – 1/2 day (4 hours) $50.00
Canoe/Kayak Rental – day (8 hours) $80.00

*Disability: The discount eligible camper must be occupying the site and must provide their CNIB identity card or Ministry of Transportation accessible parking permit upon check in to confirm rate eligibility. Senior: The permit holder must be 65+ and occupying the site, proof of eligibility must be presented to staff upon check in.

Seasonal Camping

Those interested in a stay that is a little more permanent may want to consider LPRCA’s seasonal camping opportunities. To inquire about seasonal site availability, contact LPRCA’s head office between February 1 and April 30, or contact the conservation area you are interested in directly during their operating season (May – October).

See the latest Seasonal Camper Handbook for more information.

Seasonal Camping Fees
Service Rate
Seasonal – hydro, 15 amp service $2,722.50
Seasonal – hydro, 30 amp service $3,118.50
Seasonal – hydro, 15 amp service & sewer hookup $3,267.00
Seasonal – hydro, 30 amp service & sewer hookup $3,613.50
Seasonal – premium, hydro, 30 amp service (DCCA & WNCA) $3,740.00
Exterior Fridge Fee $335.00
Winter Trailer Storage (on-site) $225.00
Winter Trailer Storage Late Fee (per day) $10.00
Boat/Trailer Storage (off-site) $375.00
Seasonal Camper Late Payment Fee $75.00