Rideau River Provincial Park

ALWAYS check Alerts and other information on the official website, as conditions and facility availability are subject to change.

New Camping Rules for 2023 (14-night max) – new for 2023 are revised rules about the maximum number of nights you can camp. In this park, if you are camping between July 1 and the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend, you’ll be restricted to no more than 14-nights at this park. Outside of those dates, it’s still the old 23-night maximum. Ontario Parks promises this will be clear when booking.
Rules for backcountry camping and the roofed accommodation haven’t changed.

Facebook and Website Links

Rideau River Official website
Rideau River Official Facebook


Phone #: 613 258-2740
Main entrance co-ordinates: 45.059854,  -75.671649
Address: 2680 Donnelly Drive Kemptville K0G 1J0
Opening seasons: May 10 to October 15, 2024

Telephone & Internet

Travel, Directions & Distances

Nearby Parks & Conservation Areas

Travel, Directions & Distances

Directions: County Rd 43 to Rideau River Provincial Park via County Rd 43 and 44


Camping & Accomodation


Car Camping

Rideau River has almost 200 level campsites, located in a mature forest. One-quarter have electrical service and two barrier-free sites have electricity and water taps. Two comfort stations with showers are centrally located and drinking water and vault toilets are throughout the campground.

Group Camping

Rideau River has six group campsites that accommodate groups up to 125 people. Two sites are located near the beach and all are within walking distance of the beach. Water taps and vault toilets are available at 4 of the sites. Proximity to comfort stations varies depending on the site. Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Hiking, Biking & Paddling



Shoreline Trail – 1.5 km, linear, easy
Hike the Shoreline Trail and look for wildlife along the riverbank such as frogs, turtles and Great Blue Herons.


There are no dedicated bicycle trails at Rideau River but bicycles are permitted on campground roads.




Power boats are allowed on the Rideau River. There are many fascinating points of interest to explore. Venture upstream, 20 km to Burritts Rapids lock station or downstream, 20 km to Long Reach lockstation in Manotick. Take a trip through the locks for a real adventure! Marinas are located along the way.


Paddling on the Rideau
The Rideau River is part of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site. This waterway offers lots of opportunities for paddlers wanting to explore.

Maps & Resources

Park overview

Local Facilities

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