CAMPING AT PITTOCK

Planning a trip to Pittock Conservation Area?

We recommend you reserve a campsite in advance to avoid disappointment. The campground is usually busy on weekends from late June to early September, and full on most holiday weekends.

How to make a reservation:

Toll free 
1-866-ONT-CAMP
(1-866-668-2267)

Seasonal Reservations:

519-539-5088 ext 0

Pool

Our pool is located in campground section 4 and is open to overnight and seasonal campers only, from Canada Day weekend to Labour Day weekend. 


Recreation Programs

Overnight and seasonal campers are welcome to take part in the events and programs offered throughout July and August.  Feel free to pick up a copy of the weekend's schedule at the Gatehouse or Registration Office. 

 

overnight camping

Interested in heading out on the trails, renting a canoe or kayak, casting your reel, or taking your boat for a spin? How about dropping by the playgrounds and splash pad, lounging by the pool, playing a game of disc golf, running around off-leash with your furry friend, or checking out the great programs at our Recreation Centre?

Whatever you're looking for, overnight camping at Pittock has you covered!

Reservation & Campsite Information

  • Once a reservation has been confirmed by either phone or internet, changes and cancellations must be made by calling 1-866-ONT-CAMP (1-866-668-2267) or by visiting the Conservation Area website.  Please have your booking number ready when calling.  A $15.00 fee will be charged for each change or $20.00 for a cancellation.

  • Campsite reservations are held until 12:00 pm EST of the day after your scheduled arrival date.

  • Changes are not permitted 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date.

  • Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date to qualify for a full refund (excluding reservation and cancellation fees).  Reservations cancelled after 12:00 pm EST 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival will forfeit all fees paid.

  • Maximum of 6 people per site including children.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older to hold a camping permit and must occupy the site.

  • Campsite check out time is 12:00 pm and check in time is after 2:00 pm.

  • A 3 night reservation that includes either a Friday, Saturday or a Saturday, Sunday is required for the Victoria Day long weekend, Canada Day long weekend when the 1st falls on a Fri, Sat, Sun or Mon, Civic long weekend, Labour Day long weekend. A minimum 2 night stay is required on all weekends from the 3rd Friday in June until the Labour Day weekend.

  • There are no refunds for a shortened stay or inclement weather.

  • One vehicle permit is included with your campsite.  Any additional vehicles must purchase an Additional Vehicle Permit at time of campsite registration.  The fee is $14.00 per day per additional vehicle.

  • If bringing any motorized watercraft, there is a $15.00 daily fee. No personal watercraft is permitted on the reservoirs at anytime.

  • You are allowed up to three pieces of shelter equipment on your campsite. Only one piece of shelter equipment can be a tent trailer, house trailer, motor home, or self-propelled camping unit.

  • All visitors to the campground must purchase a daily vehicle pass and park in designated parking areas. 

  • Visitors are admitted from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. Hours may be restricted at other times at the discretion of the Superintendent/Designate. Visitors must vacate property by 11:00 pm nightly.

  • Please Note: Our campground is located along side train tracks. While this does not disturb many of our campers, it is pertinent information to campground. Please remember that refunds are not offered in the event of a shortened stay.

More Overnight Camping Information

 

seasonal camping

Seasonal Camping Information

Anyone who spends the night on your site or wants to purchase a seasonal swipe card needs to be registered on your site. Please complete the Overnight Guest Registration Form and bring it with you when paying your fees.

Available Campsites

Availability as of November 13, 2020

All sites are available on a first come, first served basis. We do not have a waiting list. Please ensure you have read the New Seasonal Camper Information document.  Please contact staff at 519-539-5088 option 1 if you wish to reserve a site on the list below or have further questions.

 

Section 1

None

 Section 2

None

 Section 4

None

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can I have on my campsite?


Up to 6 people may stay on a site. Special consideration can be given to larger families but they must all be immediate family members living at the same address.




When does the swimming pool open?


The pool is usually open from the end of June until the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend. The pool schedule is posted at the pool information board as well as at the Gatehouse and Registration Office. The pool is available for use by our overnight and seasonal campers only. Day Users are not permitted entry in the pool.




Do you have any waterfront seasonal camping sites available?


Waterfront seasonal sites are very hard to come by at Pittock, and generally we do not have any available. Sites are assigned on a first come, first served basis. To check availability please call Pittock Conservation Area at 519-539-5088.




Where can I rent a canoe or kayak?


We offer canoe and kayak rentals at the Park Store / Registration Office. The fee for a half day (less than 4 hours) is $25. The fee for a full day (more than 4 hours) is $35.00. The rental includes paddles, life vests and a marina safety kit. Canoes and kayaks are rented on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:00 am. All canoes must be returned before 7:00 pm daily.




Where does the park get its money?


One of the most common myths we hear is that people think that we receive tax dollars to operate the Conservation Area. This is false. All revenue is generated only through gate and user fees.




Do you have an alcohol ban?


We do not have an alcohol ban. Alcohol can only be consumed on your campsite. Open alcohol is not permitted anywhere other than your campsite. Don't drink and drive or boat.




Where can I get firewood?


Firewood is available at the Park Store/ Registration Office. If you plan on bringing your own firewood, please ensure it is not coming from a quarantined area. Find out more about the Emerald Ash Borer. Please remember that skids are not permitted in the Conservation Area.




How do I reserve a campsite?


There are three ways to reserve a campsite: 1. Go through our online booking service. 2. Call toll free 1-866-ONT-CAMP (1-866-668-2267)to reserve a campsite at Fanshawe, Wildwood or Pittock, 8 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week. 3. Come to the park and book your stay at our registration office (though to avoid disappointment due to low availability we recommend options 1 or 2).




Can I bring my pet?


Pets are welcome at Pittock CA but they MUST be on leash (6 ft/2 m length max.). You are responsible for cleaning up after your pets and keeping them quiet. Pets are NOT allowed at the beach area. Pet Fines





 

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