Park Rules

**WATER SERVICE & WATER STATIONS**
Water service has now been added to some of our sites.  If the site you reserved does not have its own water hook-up, water stations are available and located throughout the campground. These water stations are available for all campers (seasonal and transient use). We recommend transient campers fill up their trailer tank prior to arriving at the park. Should you choose to use the water station, you must bring a "Y" hookup with you as well as a long enough hose. You must attached the "Y" to the water station and then attach your hose to your "Y". Please do not disconnect other hoses or remove "Ys" already in place.

RESERVATIONS/BOOKINGS/CANCELLATIONS

  • Payment in full is required at time of booking.  All camping fees, including a non-refundable reservation fee and booking fee will be charged to your credit card.
  • Reservation cancellations are to be made 3 or more days prior to the scheduled arrival time.  Cancellations made 2 or fewer days prior to the scheduled arrival time will result in a cancellation fee being charged to your credit card.
  • Cabin reservations are to be made using a credit card only.  NO cash/debit will be accepted. 
  • Cabin cancellations must be made 3 or more days prior to the scheduled arrival time, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied to your credit card.
  • Cabin cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled arrival time will result in forfeiture of both the reservation and entire camping fees.
  • Cabin has a minimum stay policy of two-night minimum stay during the period of June 30 to August 30.  No refunds are provided for early departures.

PARK RULES & REGULATIONS

All campers and visitors must adhere to the following rules & regulations.  The penalty for violating any laws or park rules may be eviction from the park.  Campers evicted from the campground for any circumstances are not eligible for a refund.

Check-out: 11:00 am
Check-in: 2:00 pm

Cabin check-out: 10:00 am
Cabin check-in: 2:00 pm

Operating Hours
Gatehouse hours will be 8:30 am to 8:30 pm.  Beach gates will be closed at 8:00 pm

Visitors
All visitors to the campground must purchase a day-use pass and park in the designated parking areas.  Visitors are admitted during the normal hours of the park only.  Hours may be restricted at other times, at the discretion of the management.

Visitors must vacate the campground at 9:00 pm. All visitors must register their vehicles and pay the appropriate fee.  Only registered campers may remain in the campground after 9:00 pm.  It is the responsibility of the permit holder to make sure all fees are paid and vehicles are registered.

Quiet time
Please keep the volume of your music, voices and other noises to a reasonable level.  Interfering with anyone else's use or enjoyment of the park, day or night, is not only inconsiderate, it is also contrary to park regulations.  Quiet hours will be enforced 24 hours a day.

Length of Stay
Campers may register to stay on a site as long as they wish.  No maximum is applicable.  Daily rates available only. No discounted rates for extended stays.

Changing your site
Changing sites within the campground is permitted but must be done through Park Staff, at the gatehouse.  Once Staff has confirmed the site is available, has made the changes and provided you with new permits, you may set up camp.

Camping, Parking and Vehicle Permits

  • Permit holder must be 25 years of age and have proof of age
  • Up to three pieces of shelter equipment allowed per site, only one of which may be a trailer or tent trailer.  One storage shed/unit is permitted and is not to exceed 60"x79"x54" in size.  The storage shed/bin shall not be considered a piece of shelter equipment.  Sheds must be approved by Park Lead Assistant or Team Lead of Field Operations.
  • One vehicle is included with a camping permit.  Additional vehicles must purchase an extra vehicle pass.  Only a maximum of two (2) vehicles permitted to park per campsite.  All other vehicles must park in designated area.
  • All passes/receipts, including seasonal passes must be displayed on vehicle dashboard or rearview mirror, at all time, when entering the park.  NOTE: Please have your vehicle come to a complete stop at the campground entrance in order to allow staff to validate your pass.  Not stopping or passing other vehicles violates the park's regulations.
  • Visitors wishing to stay the night on a camper's site may do so if the maximum occupancy has not been reached and the visitor must pay the appropriate vehicle fee for an overnight stay.
  • A maximum of six (6) people or a signle family (of parents and children under the age of 25 years) permitted.

Alcoholic, Cannabis & Illegal Drugs

  • Alcohol and cannabis are only permitted on registered campsites.  Intoxication of any kind in a public place is prohibited
  • Alcohol and cannabis are not permitted in day-use or other public areas.  Drinking, or the possession of an open alcoholic beverage containe in any other park area, other than your campsite, is prohibited.
  • Substance abuse including illegal drugs is prohibited

Unlicensed Motor Vehicles, All Terrain Vehicles

ATV's, off-road motorcylces or any other unlicensed vehicles are not permitted.  Bicycles are permitted on park roads only.

Gold Carts (gas,propane, battery-operated) are allowed but are subject to the following:

  • Golf carts must be identified with the Lot #.  The number must be placed on each side of the golf cart and be visible at all times
  • Golf cart drivers must be 16 years of age or older
  • Golf carts may only be operated on park roadways.  They are prohibited from walking trails, fields or woodlots
  • Golf carts are prohibited at night unles they have proper lighting
  • Golf carts are NOT permitted on the beach
  • The number of occupants riding in the golf cart must not exceed the manufacturer's designated seating capacity

Pets

  • Pets must be on a leash, not exceeding six feet and kept under control at all times
  • Pets are not allowed in the swimming, beach or picnic area or any areas adjacent to these locations
  • Owners must pick up after their pets

Other Park Rules & Regulations

  • Quiet hours will be enforced 24 hours a day.  Please keep the volume of your music, voices and other noises to a reasonable level.
  • Children under the age of 16 years must be on their own campsite by 9:00 pm unless accompanied by an adult
  • The speed limit within Charlottenburgh Park is 10 km/hr
  • Campers must always maintain a clean and orderly site.  Campsites must be cleaned before leaving the site.  Campers are responsible for all garbage and recyclable material during their stay as well as departure
  • This is a conservation area with a natural setting - please keep it natural.  No person shall damage any property or cut, remove, damage any tree, plant or shrub.  It is against the law to remove or destroy anything in the park.
  • The RRCA is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property
  • Campfires are permitted in designated areas only.  They must be contained within the designated fire pit and no bigger than 3'x3'x3'. Never leave a fire unattended
  • "Quiet-running" generators will be permitted within the campground during the hours of 8:30 am to 10:30 am and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm only.  The generators must be enclosed in a structure or self-contained.  Industrial-type generators are prohibited.
  • Fireworks are prohibited in the park
  • Firearms are prohibited in the park
  • Hunting is prohibited in the park
  • Smoking/vaping is forbidden in any park building

Swimming

The beach is unsupervised.  Swim at your own risk.  Never swim alone or in unmarked areas.  Use the buddy system.  Watch for children and non-swimmers at all times.

Boating, Water-skiing, Jet-skiing, etc.

All water crafts are prohibited in the swimming area and in areas directly adjacent to the swimming area and within 200 fett directly adjacent to the swimming area.

 

All campers must abide by and adhere to all the rules and regulations.  Further, seasonal campers must recognize that the Team Lead of Field Operations and Park Staff are responsible for interpretation and enforcement of these rules and regulations.

The Team Lead of Field Operations and management team will exercise reason and fairness in the enforcement of seasonal camping rules and regulations.  The Team Lead of Field Operations has the power of sole discretion to determine what personal property may be allowed or constructed on the property.

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Code of Conduct applies to all campers and visitors.  Charlottenburgh Park users who violate any of the Park Rules & Regulations, as well as Terms & Conditions will be dealt with through consequences and can be evicted.

In addition to the Park Rules & Regulations, Terms & Conditions, and the Code of Conduct identifies generally accepted expectations of behaviour in a public environment.  The following behaviour is unacceptable:

  • violence or threats or violence
  • harassment of any sort towards staff and/or other campers/visitors
  • speeding above the posted 10 km/hr maximum
  • damage to property, vehicles and the natural environment
  • excessive noise
  • drunkenness and/or substance abuse (illegal drugs)
  • abuse, including neglect, comment or conduct that demeans, humiliates, embarrasses, intimidates, threatens or has and adverse effect on any individual(s)
  • no person shall willfully damage any public or private property, buildings, or other facilities
  • dangerous behaviour (i.e. lack of animal control, fires in inappropriate locations)
  • and any other acitivity that compromises the goal and objectives of this policy, as identified at the discretion of the Team Lead of Field Operations and Park Staff.

Should a camper or visitor not abide by any of the stated rules & regulations and terms & conditions, the following consequences will be enforced:

  1. Verbal warning
  2. Written warning
  3. Eviction from Charlottenburgh Park

Should law enforcement have to be contacted to help control a situation and/or a camper/visitor not abiding by the rules, no warning will be issued which means camper/visitor and all individuals registered to that site can be automatically and immediately evicted from the park.