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Rideau River Provincial Park

Donnelly Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K0G 1J0, Canada
+1 613-258-2740
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Close to Ottawa

The only thing recommending this campsite is that it's close to Ottawa. There isn't a lot to do if... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Kristine M
via mobile
Detour to see the river

This is a small park with not really a whole lot going on, but it is only a short detour from the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Edward W
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good44%
  • Average33%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“kemptville” (2 reviews)
“fishing” (3 reviews)
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LOCATION
Donnelly Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K0G 1J0, Canada
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+1 613-258-2740
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The only thing recommending this campsite is that it's close to Ottawa. There isn't a lot to do if you plan on staying and camping, but great if you're using it as a home base for visiting the Capital.

Thank Kristine M
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a small park with not really a whole lot going on, but it is only a short detour from the highway and shows a nice portion of the Rideau River. There are a few walking paths, but there are not particularly noteworthy.

2  Thank Edward W
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This provincial park is great for young families and people who are new to camping in provincial parks. The staff were very friendly and professional, however the beaches were very shallow and I would not recommend this park to people looking to swim all day.

1  Thank Nathan G
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nice park, well kept: small (75 yard across) beach with very shallow water (less than 2' deep). Rentals for canoes, lots of nature programs offered, including educational program on fishing. Did an open water swim in the river, but a word of caution- there are...More

1  Thank kfohagan
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The park was really nice and the grounds were nicely kept. We stayed in the non electric community large group are with a bunch of people. The restrooms were good because they had 6 which was nice. We didn't actually see the other tent/RV sites....More

2  Thank Crissi K
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Every year, I see improvements added to this facility, washrooms, new fire pits, trails, etc...It is always kept clean and very close to Ottawa. You can rent canoes and paddle on a nice stretch of the Rideau River. There are a few grocery stores nearby...More

4  Thank FoodandTea_Lover
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We had a wonderul time with friends at a group camp site in this park. It feels remote but is within easy reach of Ottawa.

2  Thank AnnaSchulze
Reviewed 24 August 2015

After I have read the reviews about the noise from the street, we made a reservation for a place near the river. We weren't disturbed by the heavy trucks as other and we enjoyed our stay there. The campground is pretty big. We chose a...More

2  Thank Michel485
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We have gone to this park a couple of times now for day picnics. Nice, quiet beachfront with picnic tables, bbq's, washrooms, canoe and kayak rental, boat launch, playground. Dogs are permitted if leashed in the picnic area but are not allowed on the beach....More

5  Thank MomagerOttawa
Reviewed 23 July 2015

The staff was very friendly and the site was clean enough as was the facilities (washroom, showers, etc..) but the highway noise was excessive. I heard trucks and cars all day and night, not as peaceful as I had hoped. Rented a canoe for a...More

4  Thank KanataCamper
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