Parks Canada oTENTik
The oTENTiks at the Douro lockstation will be closed for maintenance until further notice.
Experience camping like never before!
Situated within The Kawartha Lakes Region, surrounded by a wide variety of nature and wildlife, the Trent-Severn Waterway claims some of the most beautiful lakeshore views and breathtaking scenery in Ontario. At Parks Canada, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to experience these serene sites with our oTENTik accommodations at two locations; Lock 24 - Douro and Lock 35 - Rosedale.
Trent-Severn waterway oTENTiks
oTENTik at Lock 24 - Douro on the Trent-Severn Waterway
What is an oTENTik accommodation?
A cross between a tent and a rustic cedar cabin, an oTENTik is a unique destination for visitors to enjoy camping at ease with the convenience of a bed and a campsite already set up and ready to go. This type of accommodation is the perfect way for families, friends and people of all ages to discover the joys of camping without all the muss and fuss.
An oTENTik offers a unique blend of warm comfort, coziness, and a taste of outdoor adventure. The accommodations provide an ideal base camp for people looking to explore the historical canal sites of the Trent-Severn Waterway, nearby nature trails, and easily accessible locations for canoes and kayaks.
General oTENTik information:
- Operating season (Nights):
- May 17 to October 6, 2019
- Reservable period (Nights):
- May 17 to October 6, 2019
- Reservable percentage:
- 100% reservable.
- Kiosk hours:
- No Kiosks. Lock Staff will be present between 2 pm and 4 pm for anticipated arrivals during the spring and summer season. For fall arrivals (after Labour Day), visitors are asked to call the (Lock Master at Lock 24 (Douro) 1-705-772-7312) or (Lockmaster at Lock 35 (Rosedale) at 1-705-887-3120) between 10 am and 4 pm to obtain check-in instructions.
- After hours registration:
- For Visitors arriving outside of staffed hours, please call the (Lock Master at Lock 24 (Douro) 1-705-772-7312) or (Lockmaster at Lock 35 (Rosedale) at 1-705-887-3120) between 10 am and 4 pm to obtain check-in instructions.
- Check in time:
- Any time after 3 pm.
- Check out time:
- Before 11 am.
- Quiet hours:
- 11 pm - 7 am.
- Maximum length of stay:
- No maximum
- Maximum persons per accommodation:
- Up to 6 people. (5 people Rustic cabin)
- Maximum vehicles per accommodation:
- No maximum.
- Extra camping units allowed beside the accommodation:
- Cooking / Food preparation:
- No cooking is allowed in the oTENTiks/ Cabins. No food allowed in the oTENTiks/ Cabins.
- Generator policy:
- No Generators provided. Generators brought by Visitors to be in use is limited to 7 am - 11 pm.
- Fire policy:
- Firewood is sold by the bundle.
- Campfires allowed in designated fire pits only.
- In order to protect the local forests against invasive species, please do not bring firewood into the Canal site and only use the firewood available for purchase at the site.
- Local municipal fire regulations are adhered to by Parks Canada.
- Alcohol policy:
- Alcohol consumption restricted to camping area only.
- Pet policy:
- Pets are not permitted inside the oTENTiks.
- Pets are welcome in the canal area but must be kept on a leash at all times and cleaned up after.
- Minimum age policy:
- A minimum of one adult per oTENTik must be at least 19 years of age.
- Internet/Wi-Fi access:
- Wi-Fi is not available at this section of the Trent-Severn Waterway.
- Mobile/Cell reception:
oTENTik location Douro Lock 24:
- Trent-Severn Waterway oTENTiks are located at Douro Lock (Lock 24) on the Otonabee River located north of Peterborough, Ontario.
- By Car – Located at 4052 County Road 32, Douro, Dummer Township, ON K9J 6Y1
- By Boat – This lock is 155.1 KMs up the Trent-Severn Waterway System and can be found on Chart # 2023
- oTENTiks are located along the canal and are accessible by boat or car. Docking fees are not included in the oTENTik fees.
- Amenities: Gas, groceries, hardware store, etc. can be found either north in Lakefield or south in Peterborough.
- Trent-Severn Waterway Douro oTENTiks geographic coordinates:
- Geographic coordinates: 44 23’ 19.38”N 78 16’ 11.64”W
- Street Address: 4052 County Road 32, Douro, Dummer Township, ON. K9J 6Y1
oTENTik location Rosedale Lock 35:
- Are located at Rosedale Lock (Lock 35) in between Cameron lake and Balsam lake located just east of the town of Rosedale, Ontario.
- By Car – Located at 161 Trent Canal rd, Fenelon Falls, Ontario K0M 1N0
- By Boat – This lock is 252.9 km up the Trent-Severn Waterway System and can be found on Chart # 2025
- Trent-Severn Waterway Rosedale Sites geographic coordinates:
- Geographic coordinates: 44 32' 12" N ~ 78 32' 44" W
- Street location 161 Trent Canal rd, Fenelon Falls, Ontario K0M 1N0
- Amenities: Gas, groceries, hardware store, etc. can be found either north in Coboconk(no gas) or south/east in Fenelon Falls.
Trent-Severn Waterway oTENTik description:
The oTENTik is a spacious blend of a tent and an A-frame cabin equipped with beds and furniture on a raised floor.
- A table and seating area for 6 people
- Interior lights
- Fire extinguisher
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detector
- Broom and dustpan
- Picnic table
- Deck chairs
- Barbeque and propane
- Free use of shower facilities
- Outside deck chairs provided
- Please note: there is no electricity, plumbing or running water in the tents.
- Sleeping bags
- Blankets and pillows
- Drinks and a water container (water tap nearby)
- Cooking equipment
- Eating utensils
- A cooler
- Matches or a lighter
- Camping chairs
- Slippers or indoor shoes
An oTENTik/Cabin at Trent Severn Waterway costs $100/night. No daily entry fee required for Visitors arriving by car. Visitors arriving by boat will be required to pay a docking fee. For information regarding fees for Trent-Severn Waterways please see our Fees page.
If there is no vacancy for your dates:
- With 100% reservable sites and oTENTiks, there are no extra sites when the site is full.
- Telephone: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783) 8 am to 6 pm local park time; or
- Website: Parks Canada Reservation Service
- Telephone: 1-888-773-8888
- 8 am to 8 pm Eastern Time, April to September
- 10 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, October to March
- Guests select the specific campsite or accommodation when they make their reservation. All front-country camping reservations made through the Parks Canada Reservation Service (PCRS) are site-specific reservations.
- Operating Season (Nights)
- The "Operating Season" is the nights that the campground is open. Sometimes the campgrounds are open for longer than the period for which they accept reservations. Any dates of the "Operating Season" outside of the "Reservable Period" are dates that the campground operates on a first come, first served basis only.
- Reservable Period (Nights)
- The "Reservable Period" is the nights for which you can make a camping or accommodation reservation. Note that many campgrounds may be open longer than this period, and operate outside of these dates on a first-come, first-served basis.
- The administration/entrance booth of a particular campground, this is where you "check-in" and register your arrival.
- Car, truck, motorcycle, truck-camper, motorhome, or recreational vehicle. A motor home pulling another vehicle may count as two vehicles.
- Camping Unit
- Tent, tent-trailer, truck-camper, trailer, 5th wheel, motorhome or recreational vehicle.
- Serviced Site
Refers to a campsite offering either electrical, water, and/or sewer hook-ups or any combination of these services directly on the campsite. Fully-serviced sites offer electrical, potable water, and sewer hook-ups. "Unserviced" sites do not offer any of these hook-ups.
The terms "serviced" and "unserviced" refer to the individual campsites; they do not refer to the washroom facilities or other amenities available at the campground.
- Drive-through Site
- Campsite where the driver does not have to reverse their vehicle to exit (there is a separate entrance and exit to the individual campsite). Ideal for larger vehicles and trailers.
- Walk-in Site
- Campsite which requires some degree of walking to access the site, and therefore requires a tent. Vehicle will be parked a short distance away.
- Overflow Site
- Overflow campsites vary from park to park, and may range from a paved area to park a camping unit (not generally suitable for tents) to a more traditional, grassy site. They are unserviced and are not reservable.
- Accessible Site
- A campsite which is accessible to guests with limited mobility.
A designated structure for campfires located on a campsite. Check availability, as not all campsites offer a fire pit. In some parks, a fire permit is required to have a fire.
In some parks, only communal firepits are available, and access is shared with other guests.
- Fire permit
- In some campgrounds, guests will require a valid fire permit to have a campfire. A fire permit may include firewood. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
- In some campgrounds firewood is sold by the bundle, whereas in others a fire permit may give the holder access to the campground wood pile. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
- First-come, First-served Site
- Campsites that are available on a first come, first served basis only. These sites are only available to guests who are physically located at the campground. These sites cannot be registered over the telephone or on-line. These campsites may be available for only 1 night or for multiple nights depending on availability.
- Shoulder Season
- Shoulder season refers to the season before and after the peak season. While many campgrounds remain open outside of their peak season, the services offered during this period may be limited (please check with the park for more details).
- Entrance Pass
- A valid National Park Entrance Pass is required for all visitors to National Parks that have entry fees.
- Daily Entrance Pass
- A daily entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park on a per day basis for the period of time indicated.
- Annual/Seasonal Entrance Pass
- An annual or seasonal entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park for the period of time indicated.
- Parks Canada Discovery Pass
- The Parks Canada Discovery Pass permits visitors unlimited entry to the participating Parks Canada national parks and national historic sites across Canada, for a period of 12 months.