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?
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.