These rules, regulations and standards were developed to maintain a level of safety and consistency at Depot Lakes campgrounds and are based on R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 122: CONSERVATION AREAS - NAPANEE REGION. 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. This is not an exhaustive list. Prices are subject to change.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • All sites are rustic, interior, back country campsites.
  • Toilet paper is not provided on the sites.
  • Free drinking water is supplied at the campground office.

Hours of Use

  • Check in is between the hours of 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm on the day of arrival.
  • Check out is 11:00 am on the day of departure.
  • Closed to day visitors at 8:00 pm. No permits are sold after 8:00 pm.
  • Visitors to campers must enter the park 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.
  • Children under 16 years of age must be on their own campsite by 10pm.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  •  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.
  • Cancellations or reservation changes are accepted up to 8 days prior subject to a 25% administration fee and a reservation fee from Let's Camp.
  • Firewood must be purchased at Depot Lakes Campground office to prevent the spread of invasive species.
  • 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.

Pets

  • 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.

CAMPSITES

  • Persons must be 19 years of age to register for a campsite. Proof of age will be required.
  • Canoe rentals are available. PLEASE NOTE: guests will be required to provide their own life jackets and have them upon arrival in order to receive a canoe. Please contact Depot Lakes Campground Office at 613-374-2940 to reserve a canoe. Cancellations or reservation changes are accepted up to 8 days prior subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Most 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 (www.depotlakes.com) for site specific details. The permit holder must occupy the site, unless immediate family.
  • All visitors to registered campers must check in at the office and pay the appropriate Day Use Fee.
  • Campsites must be cleaned before leaving the site. Garbage needs to go in one clear bag and recycling in another. These bags must be brought to the office. Leaving garbage on the campsite 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.

SWIMMING AREAS

  • No glass, bottles, alcohol 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.

SMOKING, ALCOHOL, AND ILLEGAL DRUGS

  • All Quinte Conservation properties are smoke free areas except for designated campsites. Smoking includes: inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of lighted tobacco and e-cigarettes.
  • 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.
  • Beer and alcohol are only allowed to be brought in CANS.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AN AGREEMENT 

  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. 

Zero Tolerance Policy 

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

  • Verbal warning
  • First written warning
  • Certificate of Offence
  • First written warning and restitution
  • Second written warning and parking in visitors parking
  • Second written warning and expulsion from Conservation Area
  • Second written warning, restitution and expulsion from Conservation Area
  • 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