Claiming the 2022 Ontario Staycation Tax Credit?
If a 2022 stay at Falls Reserve Conservation Area is part of your Staycation Tax Credit claim, you will need our business number. This number is 107657207. This number is also found on your booking confirmation from last year, but unfortunately is not on your reservation receipt.
2023 Camping Season
The park opened for camping on April 21st and the camping season runs until Oct. 15th.
Camping reservations are available on-line at: https://maitlandvalley.goingtocamp.com/
Please Note: Road improvements at the entrance to the park are planned for September. This work will impact traffic so unfortunately only seasonal campers will be able to access the park from Sept. 11 to Sept 29. No short stay camping or day-use access will be available during this period. These dates may be adjusted subject to contractor availability. We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause.
Park Entry Fees and Information
- The day use fee is $15 per vehicle per day. The entry fee can be paid by debit or credit card at the automatic Pay Here Boxx entry gate.
- Day use entry is currently available daily from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.
- The washrooms are now open.
- Please park only in designated parking areas.
Park Membership Permit Pass
Are you a frequent visitor to Falls Reserve? A park membership permit pass provides year-round daily gate access to the property for one year from the date of purchase. Membership passes are $130.00 and can be purchased on-line at: https://maitlandvalley.goingtocamp.com/store/all or by calling the park at 519-524-6429.
- Parking along Falls Reserve Line or on neighbouring lands outside the park and entering the property without a paid pass or entry permit is trespassing.
- Parking in Falls Reserve Conservation Area without a paid pass or entry permit is trespassing.
- Entering the Conservation Area without a paid pass or entry permit is trespassing.
What Makes the Park Special?
Set along the scenic Maitland River, just minutes from Goderich, Falls Reserve is a 230 acre natural outdoor playground. The Conservation Area offers terrific camping experiences: a perfect combination of great family camping in a beautiful natural setting.
Falls Reserve is nearly enclosed by the winding Maitland River. Over thousands of years the river has carved its way through rock, leaving behind a rugged river valley. Wide and shallow, the river cascades over a series of low waterfalls as it flows around the park creating a unique and exciting swimming area for visitors.
The steep slopes of the river valley, particularly from Auburn to Goderich, are well vegetated and provide important wildlife habitat. Some of the Eastern White Cedar trees that cling to the exposed limestone cliffs are over 300 years old. This is likely the only old growth forest remaining in the Maitland watershed.
The lower Maitland River valley is also home to various plant species typically found in the more southern Carolinian zone. Some of these species include Butternut Hickory, Sycamore and Summer Grape. The area is also an important migratory bird route and a terrific spot for bird watching in spring and fall. Watch for Bald Eagles soaring over the Maitland River.
Many FRCA services have changed over the years including recent upgrades of 30 amp electrical services to all campsites in Sycamore Campground and a complete electrical and water connection upgrade to 70 campsites in Maple Campground. The construction of an effluent waste water treatment facility to meet current and future sewage treatment needs at the park is currently underway.
Thanks to our dedicated and supportive park users, FRCA has been able to move forward with these major infrastructure upgrades to sustain current and future operations.
Jason Moir (FRCA Park Superintendent), Barry Skinn (Assistant Superintendent) and park staff look forward to welcoming you to Falls Reserve Conservation Area and providing excellent service in an amazing natural environment.
Falls Reserve Conservation Area is located atClick here for Directions
80900 Falls Reserve Line in Benmiller.
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