Falls Reserve Conservation Area is a 230 acre natural area along the Lower Maitland River corridor. The park has 181 spacious campsites in 3 main campground areas offering both serviced or non-serviced sites. Our campsites accommodate RVs, camper trailers or tents. Camping facilities include washrooms with showers, safe drinking water, firewood and a dumping station. Campsites are available with 30 or 50 amp service in sunny or shaded sites. For those who want to hear only the woods and wildlife, radio-free sites are available by reservation. Two Group Camp sites are also available (reservations required).
Overnight Camping – reservations are recommended, particularly during holiday weekends and throughout July and August. Reservation are available by phone or online at https://maitlandvalley.goingtocamp.com. If you do not have a reservation, and we have availability, we will gladly accommodate you. Come to the park and we will find a site that suits your needs (based on site availability). The 2020 camping season runs from April 17 to October 18.
Seasonal Camping – we offer season-long camping on spacious lots with 30 amp electrical service and water hookup. There are a limited number of lots available for seasonal camping. Please contact us to check on availability. You can reach us at 519-524-6429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maple Campground – features both seasonal and overnight camping situated in a mature deciduous forest area. The Maple Campground offers water and 30-amp electrical hookups on mowed grass sites. Maple Campground also offers four sites with 50-amp electrical hookups. The Maple Campground gets its name from the Sugar Maple trees that dominate the mixed deciduous forest in this section of the Conservation Area.
Cedar Campground – offers non-serviced camping on mowed grass sites divided by spruce tree buffers. Why not call it the Spruce Campground? The name refers to the numerous old-growth Eastern White Cedar trees that cling to the limestone cliffs along the nearby Maitland River. Some of these cedar trees are over 150 years old, but are still only one-metre tall.
Sycamore Campground – offers both seasonal and overnight camping with water and 30 amp electrical hookup on mowed grass sites. Four large pull-through sites have recently been created in this campground. Sycamore Campground derives its name from the tall mature Sycamore trees growing along the Maitland River adjacent to this campground. The Sycamore tree is just one of several plant species associated with the Carolinian Forest Region found at Falls Reserve. Although Falls Reserve is located well north of the Carolinian Forest Region, these species are able to survive in the deep valley of the Lower Maitland River.
Campground Facilities – include well-maintained clean washrooms with showers, safe drinking water, one picnic table per site, on-site fire pit, access to the park trails, Falls and river swimming area. Our courteous staff are available to provide assistance if needed and can be reached by contacting the park office at 519-524-6429 or by flagging us down when we drive by your campsite.
Staff Patrols – park staff patrol the area regularly to ensure customer satisfaction. The Conservation Area does not promote, and prohibits by regulation, any rowdy behaviour, inappropriate use of abusive or insulting language, inappropriate use of alcohol or alcohol related drinking games that may cause disturbance to others. All activities in the Conservation Area are at the discretion of park staff. Park staff have the authority to evict anyone found in violation of a regulation or rule at the park. If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact staff at 519-524-6429 or flag us down as we drive by your campsite.
Firewood – bagged firewood is sold at the park gatehouse. Please do not burn or remove any dead or living wood found in the forested areas of the Conservation Area. Dead and decaying wood on the forest floor is important habitat for many animals and removal is prohibited by park regulation.
Ice – bagged cubed ice is for sale at the park gatehouse.
Group Camping – group camping is available at 3 different site in the Conservation Area. Reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting the park at 519-524-6429 or by email at email@example.com.
Radio Free Secluded Tent camping – we offer 7 non-serviced tent only secluded campsites for those who wish to connect more with nature. Reservations can be made by phone or online at https://maitlandvalley.goingtocamp.com .
Day Use Activities – Falls Reserve offers many day use activities whether it’s a family picnic, exploring our trails, swimming in the river at the natural waterfalls, angling at our stock trout pond or the river, or just relaxing by the campfire. During the winter months the park offers groomed trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Pavilion rentals for family gatherings or events are available by contacting the park at 519-524-6429 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park Sewage Dumping Station – the park trailer dumping station is located adjacent the maintenance building at the exit of the Conservation Area. We are working towards replacing this service over the next few years with a new environmentally friendly trailer dumping system located in a more centralized location.
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