oTENTik at Lock 24 - Douro on the Trent-Severn Waterway


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Lock 24 - Douro

[A boat enters Lock 24 - Douro from the lower reach. A father with a young family waves at Parks Canada team members.]

[Two paddlers and their dog make their way towards the island side of Lock 24 - Douro in a canoe. Swimmers can be seen on shore enjoying the water.]

4 unique campsites

[Aerial view of Lock 24 - Douro, with multiple oTENTik sites seen through the forestry.]

On the banks of the Otonabee River

[The two paddlers continue to paddle past the swimmers on shore.]

[Through the trees, the two paddlers and their dog make their way to shore.]

[A father cooks dinner on the BBQ.]

[A mother takes a drink from a can while the father continues to cook dinner for the kids.]

[A campfire burns with the Otonabee River in the background.]

[A woman guides her dog towards the oTENTik. A man follows with the canoe overhead.]

[A young family enjoys dinner at an oTENTik picnic shelter.]

[From over the river, the camera zooms towards the oTENTik site through the trees.]

[Aerial view of Lock 24 - Douro.]

For more info go to parkscanada.gc.ca/TSWoTENTik

Reserve online


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1-877-RESERVE (737-3783)


A cross between a rustic cabin and a tent, the Parks Canada oTENTik is a relaxing, easier way to experience camping. The oTENTik accommodations at Lock 24 Douro and Lock 35 Rosedale provide an ideal base camp for exploring historic canals in Ontario.

Inside each oTENTik: 

  • Table and chairs
  • Three beds to accommodate up to six campers
  • Solar lighting
  • Ample storage space under the beds to keep belongings out of the way
  • Fire extinguisher, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Please note: there is no plumbing or running water in the tents
A young family enjoying the inside of their oTENTik.
Inside of an oTENTik

On each campsite:

  • Picnic table
  • Fire pit 
  • Propane BBQ and food preparation station 
  • 4 Deck Chairs 
  • Food Storage Box with pad lock

Nearby Lock 24 Douro:

  • Washroom with showers 
  • Firewood and ice for sale 
  • Parking lot with space for all campers 
  • Lakefield Trail across the road from Lock 24 Douro for walking, hiking, running or biking. For more information visit Ontario Trails 
  • Easy water access for canoes and kayaks 
  • Bike lock area 
  • 10 minute drive north of Peterborough, 5 minute drive south of Lakefield

Nearby Lock 35 Rosedale:

  • Washroom
  • Firewood and ice for sale 
  • Parking lot with space for all campers   
  • Easy water access for canoes and kayaks 
  • Bike lock area 

What to bring:

(This list is not exhaustive)

  • Sleeping bags, blankets and pillows 
  • Food, drinks, and a water container 
  • Cooking equipment, dishes, eating utensils and a cooler 
  • Slippers or indoor shoes 
  • Flashlights 
  • Insect repellent 
  • Matches or a lighter

To reserve one of Parks Canada oTENTik tents, future campers can go through Parks Canada online reservation service at www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca (or by phone at 1­-877-­737-­3783).