All boaters and land-based visitors are welcome to camp at most lockstations on the Rideau Canal (see list below for exceptions).

Cost is $4.90 per person. Space is allocated by the Lockmaster on a first come, first serve basis and capacity at the station is at the discretion of the Lockmaster. 

Camping is not permitted at Bridge Stations due to a lack of public space and facilities.

Large organized cycling and hiking groups (6+) should communicate their camping requirements to Parks in advance by contacting

Visitors looking for a more serviced experience can take advantage of our oTENTik and historic accommodations

Check out time in the morning is 11:00 a.m.

Rideau Lockstations (no camping because of suitability): 

Ottawa Locks 
Hogs Back
Smiths Falls Combined 
Smiths Falls Old Slys
Brass Point Bridge
Kingston Mills