Falls Reserve Conservation Area is a 230 acre natural area along the Lower Maitland River corridor. The park has 170 spacious campsites in 3 main campground areas offering both serviced and non-serviced sites. Our campsites accommodate RVs, camper trailers or tents. Each campsite includes a fire pit area and picnic table. Electrical campsites include both hydro and water hook-up. Campsites are available with 30 or 50 amp service in sunny or shaded areas. New for 2022, a new trailer dumping station and sewer connections available at some campsites.
For those who only want to hear forest and wildlife sounds we invite you to reserve a campsite in our quiet zones. All our non-serviced campsites are now radio and audio prohibited camp areas.
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Falls Reserve Conservation Area on-line reservations
Overnight Camping – reservations are recommended, particularly during holiday weekends and throughout July and August. Reservations are available online (link above) at or by phone (519-524-6429 or 1-877-325-5722). If you do not have a reservation, and we have availability, we will gladly accommodate you. The 2022 camping season runs from June to October 16th. These dates are subject to change.
Seasonal Camping – Falls Reserve offers season-long camping on spacious lots with 30 amp electrical service, water and sewer hookup. There are a limited number of lots available for seasonal camping and unfortunately all our seasonal campsites are currently full for 2022. For information on seasonal campsite availability please contact Jason Moir, Park Superintendent, at: 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. There are also 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 (Radio and Audio Prohibited Camping Area) – 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 hookups 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 trees are 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 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 permit, 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 park regulation or rule. 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 – this year group camping is only available at one group camp area and is limited to 6 families up to a maximum of 25 individuals camping together at the site. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing Assistant Superintendent, Barry Skinn at email@example.com . Note that some restrictions due to COVID-19 may be in place.
Secluded Tent Camping (Radio and Audio Prohibited Camp Area) – there are 7 non-serviced, tent only, secluded campsites for those who wish to connect more with nature.
Day-Use Activities – Falls Reserve offers many day-use opportunities including family picnics, exploring our trails, swimming at the natural waterfalls, fishing along the Maitland River, or just sitting back and relaxing while your family tries their luck at our stocked trout pond.
Day Use Rental Sites – 6 day use rental sites are now available to reserve. These sites provide nearby electricity, a picnic table, charcoal BBQ for grilling (charcoal not included) and a fire pit for daytime campfires (firewood is available to purchase at the Gatehouse). Sites are $30 for the day + park admission. Day Use Rental Sites can be booked on-line at: FRCA Reservations
Pavilion and Day-Use Site Rental – day-use and pavilion rental areas are available for family gatherings or organized events. Contact the park at 519-524-6429 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that some restrictions due to COVID-19 may be in place.
Park Sewage Dumping Station – a new trailer sewage dumping station is located adjacent to the Maple Campground.
Notes to Visitors:
- The area where the trailer sewage dumping site was previously located has been closed to the public. This area is now part of the Park Maintenance Facility and visitors are asked to stay out of this restricted area.
- Park visitors requiring staff assistance are to do so at the park Gatehouse. Park staff can be reached by contacting the park office at 519-524-6429, making use of the entry gate intercom, or contacting park security at 519-525-6315 or by options provided at the park gatehouse.
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