Lock 24 - Douro oTENTiks
The oTENTiks at the Douro lockstation will be closed for maintenance until further notice.
Situated between Lakefield and Peterborough at 4052 County Road 32 in the Township of Douro-Dummer is a gem of the Trent-Severn Waterway, Lock 24 – Douro.
Operated by friendly and knowledgeable Lock Staff, you can choose from 3 oTENTiks located on a small island between the canal and the Otonabee River, or 1 fully-accessible oTENTik located lockside.
Lock 24 – Douro features a well-equipped Lock Station were you can purchase ice, firewood and small gifts and supplies as well as a washroom and shower facilities with potable water. The site also features a “salad garden” where campers can pick fresh tomatoes and cucumbers (including a variety of hot peppers – for the more adventurous). Full size BBQ’s and propane are provided with each oTENTik rental as well. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet or take advantage of the great nearby walking/bike trail, parkland, picnic areas with great opportunities for paddling.
The site is only 5 minutes by car to the quaint Village of Lakefield and 10 minutes by car to the diverse City of Peterborough and with free and plentiful parking on-site, you can come and go as you please.
Known for its beautiful and peaceful location, the oTENTik accommodations on this site are a nature-lover’s dream, but with modern amenities close at hand.
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 # 1 is located on the most secluded site at Lock 24 - Douro. Facing the Otonabee River and the sunset, you can beat the heat in this shady location. Fall asleep to the sound of the river as it runs by your front door and enjoy your privacy.
oTENTik #2 has the perfect mix of sun and shade. With a view of the Otonabee River down the wooded path, you might never want to leave. For larger groups of friends and family, oTENTiks 2 and 3 are placed in such a way to make visiting easy – without sacrificing privacy.
oTENTik #3 is for those that love the sun. With a close to 180° view at the end of the island – you can see both the canal and the river from your campfire. From this site you feel like you’re in the middle of the wilderness.
oTENTik #4 is located lockside and just steps from parking and the Lock Station. A roomy and pleasantly sunny site, this oTENTik is fully accessible with a ramp and a terrific view of the canal and lock.
oTENTik at Lock 24 - Douro on the Trent-Severn Waterway
Near Lock 24 – Douro:• Washroom amenities with showers
• Firewood and ice for sale
• Parking area with space for all campers
• Bike lock area
• Easily accessible water locations for canoes and kayaks
• Lakefield Trail across the road from Lock 24 Douro
• 10 minute drive North of Peterborough
• 5 minute drive South of Lakefield
Upon arrival at Lock #24 Douro, locate your reserved parking space near the Lock Station Tractor Shed.
For example, if you are staying in oTENTik 2, you should park at the designated “P2” location.
Your oTENTik permit at Lock #24 Douro includes a parking space for one vehicle. If you require more than one parking space, please park in the daily vehicle parking lot located in the Northern area of the park. Please vacate your reserved parking space by 11AM on the date of Check-Out.
Please leave your valuables locked in your vehicle while your oTENTik site is unattended.
About the oTENTiks at Lock 24 - Douro
- 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:
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.