These rules, regulations and standards were developed to maintain a level of safety and consistency at Depot Lakes campgrounds and
are based on QUINTE CONSERVATION’s O. Reg. 688/21. All Conservation Area users are responsible for knowing all the rules and
regulations. Violation(s) may result in eviction without refund, a permanent ban and/or fine and the possibility of court action. QUINTE
CONSERVATION enforces a Zero Tolerance Policy. At the discretion of QUINTE CONSERVATION, permits may be revoked at any
time without refund. Conservation Area staff are responsible for interpretation and enforcement of these rules, regulations, and standards.


  • All sites are rustic, interior, back country campsites.
  • Toilet paper is not provided.

Hours of Use

  • Check in is Thursday after 12:00 pm.
  • Check out is Tuesday before 12:00 pm.
  • Closed to day visitors at 8:00 pm. No permits are sold after 8:00 pm.
  • Visitors to campers must enter the campground before 8:00 pm and leave by 10:00 pm. If visitors spend the night, overnight fees will apply.
  • Quiet time is from 10:00 pm to 9:00 am. Between quiet time hours, only 6 individuals are permitted per site.
  • Children under 16 years of age must be on their own campsite by 10pm.


  • No glass bottles are allowed on interior sites. 
  • Credit card information is taken for all reservations. Any damages to the property or facility will be charged to that credit card.
  • Payment in full is required at the time of booking.
  • Camping is an outdoor experience. Therefore, no refunds will be approved for discomforts of nature including rain, snow, temperature changes, insects or fire ban.
  • Cancellation or reservation changes can be made to management 8 nights' prior to your booking by emailing If the request is granted, a 25% administration fee and a reservation fee from Let's Camp will be charged. No refunds will be issued for cancellations with less than 8 nights' notice.
  • Quinte Conservation strictly enforces its Zero Tolerance Policy. Threatening behaviour by campers or their pets is unacceptable. No profanity, excessive noise or other unsuitable behaviour is permitted at any time. No person shall willfully damage any public or private property, buildings or other facilities.
  • Collecting, cutting, removing or destroying any plant, tree or other living object is strictly prohibited.
  • Quinte Conservation is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property.
  • Power saws, fireworks, traps and weapons are prohibited.


  • All pets are to be on a leash not exceeding six feet and kept under control at all times.
  • There is a maximum of two pets per campsite; owners must pick up after their pets.
  • No pets are allowed in swimming or beach areas.


  • Persons must be 19 years of age to register for a campsite. Proof of age will be required.
  • Interior sites are accessible only by boat or canoe, therefore, campers must have access to a boat or canoe at all times. 
  • No more than the allotted number of people, including the permit holder, is allowed on a designated campsite. See website ( for site specific details. The permit holder must occupy the site, unless immediate family.
  • All visitors print and display their permits on the board located at the camp site for the duration of their booking.
  • Campsites must be cleaned before leaving the site. Guests must take all garbage and recycling with them. Leaving garbage behind incurs a $75 fine.
  • Fires are permitted in designated areas only and must be contained within the designated fire pit. When finished, all fire pits must be soaked with water.
  • Inform the park staff of any disturbances or emergencies. If staff are not available, a phone number will be posted to the office door. 


  • No glass, bottles, alcohol, smoking or cannabis are allowed in the beach areas.
  • No boats are allowed in swimming areas. Unregistered boats may be confiscated.
  • Quinte Conservation is not responsible for child supervision anywhere in the Conservation Area, including beaches or trails.


  • All Quinte Conservation properties are smoke free areas except for designated campsites. Smoking includes: inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of lighted tobacco, e-cigarettes, and cannabis.
  • Alcohol and/or cannabis are only permitted on registered campsites. Intoxication or impairment in a public area is prohibited.
  • Alcohol and/or cannabis are not permitted in day-use or other public areas.
  • Substance abuse including illegal drugs is prohibited.
  • Glass bottles are not permitted.


  1. Any claim, action, occurrence, accident, loss, damage, injury, cost, expense, fees, charges, fines, penalties or other amount that, directly or indirectly, is, or is alleged, to be caused by, contributed to or results or arises from (in whole or in part, regardless of any other cause or event contributing concurrently or in any sequence and notwithstanding any continuous or repeated exposure to) covid-19 or other contagious, infectious or communicable disease, illnesses or viruses, or the fear or threat thereof. 


The goal of the Zero Tolerance Policy is to identify primary Conservation Area enforcement concerns to establish basic procedures to respond to those concerns and to communicate the intent of the policy to Conservation Area users.

The objectives of this goal are:

  • To respond to violent and/or unacceptable behaviour with immediate consequences
  • To reject violence (verbal, visual or physical) against another person
  • To communicate with and educate visitors and campers to develop the skills necessary to handle violent, potentially violent and unacceptable situations
  • To develop and maintain a safe and welcoming Conservation Area environment- To communicate associated code of behaviour and enforcement protocols
  • The Zero Tolerance Policy establishes clear and fair consequences for unacceptable behaviour.

Reward Program

Quinte Conservation will offer a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the identification or persons vandalizing and/or damaging Quinte Conservation property.

Enforcement Protocols

The guidelines developed by Quinte Conservation are intended to ensure a safe and enjoyable camping experience and to outline personal responsibilities for behaviour within Conservation Areas.

Range of Consequences

Immediate expulsion from the Conservation Area, without refund, restitution (if applicable), with or without any prior or written or verbal warning at the discretion of the Conservation Area Supervisor. Possible court charges may apply as well as a ban from re-entry.

Camping tent in forest by lake shoreline