This is only a summary of basic rules based upon the regulations and by-laws made under the authority of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) Act. For a complete description, please refer to this Act, Regulation 1023 and the SLPC By-Laws. These documents are available for examination at the Park Office or The St. Lawrence Parks Commission Administration Building (13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, Ontario, K0C 1X0). The penalty for violation of the laws that apply in the Parks of the St. Lawrence parks may be eviction from the park or a fine imposed by the Courts or both.


  • At time of booking, payment of all camping fees, including a non-refundable reservation fee will be charged to your credit card.
  • All changes to and/or cancellation of your reservation will result in a fee being charged to your credit card. Changes made between campgrounds on the Long Sault Parkway are subject to a change fee.
  • Campsite reservation cancellations are to be made eight or more days prior to the scheduled arrival at which time a cancellation fee will be charged to your credit card.
  • Cancellations/Changes made seven or fewer days prior to the scheduled arrival will result in the forfeiture of a one-night camping fee plus a cancellation fee being charged to your credit card.
  • Lodging reservation cancellations must be made 15 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival at which time the reservation fee plus 50% of the original camping fee will be forfeited.
  • Lodging cancellations made within 14 days of the scheduled arrival will result in forfeiture of both the reservation and entire camping fees.
  • Changes to Lodging reservations made 15 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival will result in a change fee.
  • Changes to Lodging reservations within 14 days of the scheduled arrival will result in forfeiture of both the reservation and entire camping fees.
  • All campgrounds operated by the St. Lawrence Parks Commission have a minimum stay policy during peak periods. Please note that there are NO REFUNDS for early departures during minimum stay periods. During the 2018 season, the minimum periods are as follows:

Three-night minimum stay is required during the period:
May 18 to 20; June 29 to July 2 and August 31 to September 2; Two-night minimum stay is required during the period: June 22-24, July 6-8; July 13-15; July 20-22; July 27-29; August 3-5; August 10-12; August17-19; August 24-26; October 5-7.

Loud Noise - Disturbing Other Persons
Be considerate. Please keep the volume of your music, voices and other noises to a reasonable level. Interfering with anyone else's use or enjoyment of a park, day or night, is not only inconsiderate - it is also contrary to park regulations. Quiet hours are enforced 24 hours a day.

Alcoholic Beverages
Campgrounds operated by the Parks of the St. Lawrence permit the drinking of beer, wine and other spirits, but only on a registered campsite. Drinking, or the possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in any other park area is against the law.

Camping and Vehicle Permits
You must have a permit to camp or use your vehicle in the Parks of the St. Lawrence. A Camping Permit authorizes one vehicle and up to three pieces of shelter equipment per site. Only one tent trailer, house trailer or self-propelled camping unit, can be used in combination with two other pieces of shelter equipment, i.e. tent, dining shelter or tarp.

Boat Launching/Docking
Boat launching will be available on a daily basis. Boat parking will be accommodated on campsites or within a designated area (fees apply at Ivy Lea Campground). Personal docking facilities are not permitted in the campgrounds. Seasonal and transient dockage is available at some of the campgrounds for a fee. Availability is limited.

Check-In / Check-Out Times
Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. and check-out is at 1:00 p.m. for campsites and 11:00 a.m. for cabins, Family Lodge and tree house.

Extending Your Length Of Stay
To extend your stay, you must renew your permit at the registration office prior to 1:00 p.m. on departure day, providing the site has no reservations. Site specific reservations do take priority.

Shortening Your Length Of Stay / Refund
To shorten your stay, you must do so at the registration office prior to 1:00 p.m. on the day of your departure.

Sales of Goods and Services
Only authorized concessionaires are permitted to sell goods and services in the Parks of the St. Lawrence.

Maximum Length Of Stay
The maximum length of stay, at one campsite, is 23 nights. Seasonal camping is available at most campgrounds.

Changing Your Site
In order to change sites within the same campground, you must first enquire which sites are available for your length of stay. DO NOT set up camp until your permits have been confirmed and physically changed by the park staff.

Parking/Additional Vehicles
A camping permit includes the parking of one vehicle per campsite. Each additional vehicle requires a permit. Vehicles may be parked in designated areas only. Every park designates a number of spaces and campsites for additional vehicles.

Unlicensed Motor Vehicles, All Terrain Vehicles
ATV's, off-road motorcycles or any other unlicensed vehicles cannot be used within the Parks of the St. Lawrence and on park roads.

Bicycles are allowed on roads and bike paths only.

Park Resources
Please help us to protect the park so that everyone may enjoy its beauty. Our parks are full of interesting and precious vegetation, wildlife, natural earth features and archeological and historical sites. Remember, it is against the law to remove or destroy anything in the Parks of the St. Lawrence.

Pets must be controlled and on a leash of less than two meters. Pets are not allowed in cabins, Family Lodge or Tree house. Designated dog-friendly cabins are available at select campgrounds. They are also not allowed in swimming and beach areas or areas adjacent to these locations. 

NOTE: You must clean up after your pet at all times. Out of province visitors should confirm breed restrictions here.

Campfires are permitted in designated areas only. Never leave a fire unattended. Please be careful with fires at all times. Due to invasive insects and diseases and the harm they are causing to wooded areas NO exterior firewood is permitted in SLPC campgrounds or properties.

Limited Generator Use
Limited use of generators will be permitted within the campgrounds only during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Generators must be quiet running generators and must be enclosed in a structure or self-contained in RV units. Industrial type generators are prohibited.

Visiting Hours
Visiting hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure that all visitors to their site and their vehicles have been registered and the day-use fee paid during these times. All visitors must leave the campground at 9:00 p.m. Only registered campers may remain in the campground after 9:00 p.m.

Number Of People Per Site
A maximum of six people or a single family (of parents and children under the age of 18 years).

Please have regard for the condition of your campsite. Deposit all of your garbage and litter in the containers provided and leave your campsite in a clean and natural state. Please recycle.

Fireworks and Firearms
Fireworks and firearms are prohibited in the Parks of the St. Lawrence, except by regulation.

Hunting is prohibited within the Parks of the St. Lawrence, except in specific areas and seasons defined by the hunting regulations.

The waterfront is unsupervised at all Parks of the St. Lawrence. Swim at your own risk. Never swim alone or in unmarked areas or beyond the buoy lines. Use the buddy system. Watch children and non-swimmers at all times.

Boating, Water-skiing, Jet-skiing, Etc.
Act safely and in accordance with the regulations when boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing, etc. All water craft are forbidden in the swimming zones and in areas directly adjacent to the swimming zones.

Leaving Vehicles Or Boats Unattended
Your vehicle or boat should never be left unlocked and unattended, except in an area designated for that purpose or by the permission of a Park Ranger of the Parks of the St. Lawrence. St. Lawrence Parks Commission is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items of personal property.

Smoking is forbidden in any Parks of the St. Lawrence buildings, 9 meters surrounding buildings and 20 meters from beaches, playgrounds and trails.???????

Parks of the St. Lawrence

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0
Tel: 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328

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