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Rockwood Conservation Area

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Kayaking for the Faint of Heart

You know...we went for the kayaking and we’re pretty surprised at how small the area was. That... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Velrab
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St. Catharines, Canada
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Nice place for a day hike

While this is a campground, you can also go in for just a day to either hike around, take advantage... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Deajay Y
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Toronto, Canada
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“old mill”(13 reviews)
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161 Falls Street, Rockwood, Ontario N0B 2K0, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 15, 2011

Just got back from camping at Rockwood for the first time and was impressed. My husband, 3 kids (6, 9 and 13) and I had a great time. This is not outback camping by any means but was great for us. The park is not...More

17  Thank blahyaddablah
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Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We were so disappointed with our stay here. Our site was right beside the highway which was ridiculously loud! The staff was extremely condescending to our family from the time we arrived to the time we left. The evening of our arrival the staff came...More

17  Thank Madison1234567
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Small water area do to kayaking. Good for basic beginners. Low risk hiking. Lot of area for barbecue

Thank LadyMarcopolo
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

You know...we went for the kayaking and we’re pretty surprised at how small the area was. That said, it was very pretty (though fairly busy with human wildlife) with a lot of calm variety - easy water access, trees, rocks, swampiness to clear flowing water,...More

Thank Velrab
Reviewed September 3, 2018

While this is a campground, you can also go in for just a day to either hike around, take advantage of the beach, or rent a canoe. We decided to hike around the lake, first starting at the Mill Ruins. They are nice old stone...More

Thank Deajay Y
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We had been here a couple of times, but this was the first time that we had visited with a baby in tow. The waterside walk is probably one of the most accessible nature walks to do near Toronto, with a mostly flat surface and...More

1  Thank FirstCircle
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I went to this Rockwood Conservation Area in Aug 2018, with a hiking group. Amazing views along hiking trails, forest, cliffs, Mill Ruins, river and caves. Also, in the beach area, you can go for kayaking or canoeing. This is a good place for family...More

Thank Cheryl729
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I live 15 minutes from Rockwood Conservation area but I had not been there in several decades. We have camped there twice this year already and plan to go back to their full service sites. It is a great park with lots to do and...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We really liked how we could camp and walk everywhere in the park because it was so small. We camped in Cedar Valley - showers were close to sites, as was water outlet and beach. The sites are not very private - it seems like...More

1  Thank HammerHeidi
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We camped in Pineview and really felt like there was not likely a bad site in that section (although we have a larger trailer so some sites may have been a little small). I loved the camping atmosphere (much like a PP). The bathrooms and...More

Thank meyerdietz
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Absolutely enjoyable place. Very good location to spend one full day with family. Nice caves, very good walking trails. Small lake for canoeing. Swimming not recommended. Ruins are very nice. Abundant parking space. Strongly recommend visit to this place.

Thank nipu56
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

There is a busy road that runs right next to the camp site. Right next to it. People with motorcycles and suped up cars drive up and down all night, followed by heavy trucks all day. Large campsites with space for many tents attract party...More

1  Thank Anne D
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Sherpa719237
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Response from LinoV54 | Reviewed this property |
HI, I do not paint nor do I have a website to display my paintings. But have a nice time in Rockwood!
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Jack M
August 4, 2018|
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Response from TriciaNPete | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the conservation area directly. Fees can change and My experience involved camping on site, so fees paid were based on that. I do recommend day tripping to this location if it is in range for that kind of... More
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SherryL333
March 17, 2018|
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Response from under65 | Reviewed this property |
Your best source would be the staff at the Conservation Area.
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