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Situated between Balsam and Cameron Lakes in the City of Kawartha Lakes is Lock 35 – Rosedale.  As you drive by the quaint cottages that line Trent Canal Road, stress melts away as the Lock Station appears at the end of the road.  Beautiful grounds surround the Lock Station and friendly staff greet you for your camping getaway.

Lock 35 – Rosedale offers a very quiet setting, yet it is not far by boat or car to either Fenelon Falls or Coboconk.  Three oTENTiks and one Cabin are located across from the Lock Station on Dewey’s Island Nature Reserve.  The Reserve is a nature-lover’s dream, featuring a 3 km walking trail where you can explore the remains of the old dam and log shoot from the 1800’s.

The Lock Station itself features well-equipped washrooms, a shower, and potable water with firewood and ice for sale.  Full size BBQ’s and propane tanks are provided with each oTENTik and the Cabin rental, including on-site parking.  Each of the oTENTiks and the Cabin also feature a solar-powered 12V light, phone charger and outlet. 

Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, watch the boats go by or take advantage nearby parkland, picnic areas and opportunities for paddling. There are two marinas located close at hand for the rental of canoes, kayaks, pontoon boats, and paddle or fishing boats.  Great fishing can be had near the dam or on both Balsam and Cameron Lakes.  For those that like to get in the water – both Lakes also have sand bars that are very popular in the summer, but for the little swimmers, the public beaches at Fenelon Falls or Balsam Lake Provincial Park offer more family-friendly facilities.  

The Village of Rosedale itself boasts two marinas, a small antique store, and a trading post, but only 10 minutes away by car either way are Coboconk and Fenelon Falls, each offering a variety of restaurants, grocery stores and other amenities. 

This area, in the City of Kawartha Lakes is known as the Jewel of the Kawarthas – we invite you to come and experience this treasure for yourself!

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.

Choose your oTENTik

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    oTENTik 1

    oTENTik #1 offers a lovely private setting. Facing the canal, it offers glimpses of the water through the trees, and backs onto the forest. Out on the canal you have access to the dock (shared with 2 other oTENTiks) for paddling, boating or just watching the world pass by.

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    oTENTik 2

    oTENTik #2 is private and shaded from the summer sun. Steps away from canal you have access to the dock (shared with 2 other oTENTiks) for paddling or boating. Hikers will love the access to the 3 km trail loop.

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    oTENTik 3

    oTENTik #3 offers peace and quiet under the protection of mature trees. Wake to the sound of birds in the morning and enjoy your coffee on the dock (shared with 2 other oTENTiks). Wildlife-lovers will appreciate this serene location.

Near Lock 35 – Rosedale:

  • Washroom amenities
  • Firewood and ice for sale
  • Parking area with space for all campers
  • Bike lock area
  • Easily accessible water locations for canoes and kayaks


Upon arrival at Lock 35 - Rosedale, please park in the daily vehicle parking lot located near the Lock Station as there are no designated parking spaces for the oTENTik visitors.

There at 2 docks designated for boats at this location. 

  • 1 dock is located near the three oTENTiks
  • 1 dock is located near the individual cabin

Please leave your valuables locked in your vehicle while your oTENTik site is unattended.

Additional Information

  • About the Lock 35 - Rosedale oTENTiks :
    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:
    • None
    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:
    • Yes

    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.

    What to bring:

    • Sleeping bags
    • Blankets and pillows
    • Food
    • Drinks and a water container (water tap nearby)
    • Cooking equipment
    • Dishes
    • Eating utensils
    • A cooler
    • Matches or a lighter
    • Camping chairs
    • Flashlight
    • Slippers or indoor shoes
  • Fees

    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.
  • Require additional information?

    Reservation service:

    General park information:

    • 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
    Terms and definitions
    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
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    Annual/Seasonal Entrance Pass
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    Parks Canada Discovery Pass
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