Camping

Cut the cord with your digital self. Take a staycation. Make our conservation areas your homes away from home. Best of all, we’re close enough to stay for as short or as long as you and your outdoor heart desires.

We have more camp sites at Kelso and Rattlesnake Point than you can shake a s’more at! Tell a spooky story beside a roaring campfire, bond over camp-side food and share the experience of falling asleep to the many sounds of the outdoors. 

Where can I camp?

Rattlesnake Point

Rattlesnake Camping

Rattlesnake Point has 17 group campsites for you to get away from the stress of city life. We can accommodate your group of six or 60. Each camp site includes picnic tables and a fire pit.

Camping at Rattlesnake Point is a Family Fun activity and will also appeal to Explorers and Adventurers interested in some fantastic hiking and rock climbing. Specifics for each site are here. Click here to view an oversite map.

Clean washroom facilities and outhouses are available.

Tent camping only.

Number of campsites: 17
Season: year-round (lower area as well as showers and washrooms closed from November to April)

Site Size Site Numbers Number of Campers Price
Large Site 7 Up to 18 $175
Medium Sites 1, 2, 5, 6, 12 & 13 Up to 12 $115
Small Sites 3, 8-11 & 14-18 Up to 5 $50

Note: additional campers are $10/person

Kelso

Kelso Camping Kelso is easily accessible for those looking for an outdoor overnight adventure just west of the GTA. Sleep beneath the stars and shadow of the escarpment at one of the 19 campsites available at Kelso. Specifics for each site are available here or you can click here for an overview map.

Camping at Kelso is a Family Fun activity and will also appeal to Explorers and Adventurers interested in many of the other activities available including hiking, boating, swimming, fishing, or mountain biking.

Got a large group? No problem! Kelso can not only accommodate large families, but also groups such as cadets and scouts.

Clean washroom facilities and outhouses are available.

Tent camping only.

Number of campsites: 22
Season: spring to fall (two sites are designated for winter by request)

Site Size Site Numbers Number of Campers Price
Large Sites 001 & 002 Up to 18 $175
Medium Sites 301 to 304 Up to 12 $115
Small Sites 101 to 112 & 305 to 308 Up to 5 $50

Note: additional campers are $10/person

Booking a Campsite

Picked your Park? Book online now!

Availability inquires and reservations can be made online, in person (at the Visitor Centre or gatehouse), or by phone (Rattlesnake Point – 905.854.0262 or Kelso 905.878.5011 ext 1221 or 1273).

All campsite reservations require the signature of a person 21 years of age or older at the time of processing and issuing of permit. This person must also occupy the site on night(s) reserved.

If the number of per person fees exceeds the site reservation fee paid, balances owing must be paid upon arrival.

A $10 administration fee applies to all booking changes or cancellation requests. A cancellation request must be received at least 1 week prior to the arrival date for a full refund, less a $10 administration fee. For cancellation requests received with less than 1 week notice, all fees are forfeited or an alternate booking date can be made with the same calendar year.

Camping Etiquette & Safety

Conservation Halton campsites are located in natural areas that protect fragile plants and wildlife. Observing the campsite rules of restricting open fires to fire rings and barbecues, not removing wood from forest areas, keeping a clean site and respecting other park visitors helps protect our beautiful parks and ensures a pleasant camping experience.

NOTICE - WOOD BAN in effect to prevent the moving of firewood within Ontario. Campers are not permitted to bring wood into the Conservation Areas to prevent the introduction or spread of infestations and disease. Firewood is available to purchase at the gatehouse.

NO ALCOHOL is permitted in Conservation Halton parks.

NO TRAILERS are permitted in Conservation Halton parks. Tent camping only.

There are some risks associated with camping in natural areas. Group leaders* should be in control of their campers and observe safety regulations. Many park trails follow cliff edges and the shorelines of creeks with no barriers from steep slopes and water.  When swimming at Kelso, groups must report to the head lifeguard upon arrival at the beach area.

Please review the Conservation Halton Rules & Requirements prior to your visit.

*Ensure you have at least one 21 year old group leader for every 7 people in the group