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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!

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.

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