A Weekend at Rideau River Provincial Park

One of the best parts of Ontario is our provincial parks. Nearby Rideau River Provincial Park has all the amenities you need and has a beautiful location to boot. Here’s how you can spend a weekend (or more!) at the park.

The park
Located five minutes from Kemptville, the urban centre of North Grenville, Rideau River Provincial Park is on the shores of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Rideau River. From the beach you can see the shoreline of North Grenville. Most of the park’s amenities have reopened, and you can choose to camp or come for a day visit. There are still campsites and cabins available to book before the end of the summer season.

Whether you prefer a tent, a van, or a cabin, you’ll be comfortable catching your needed z’s after days chocked full of fun. New this year, you can rent a shoreline cabin.

Have fun and play
The beach is one of the best perks of Rideau River Provincial Park. A play structure and lots of green space also provide littles plenty of chances to have fun. Or kickback at a camping site with a pal!

Cook by the fire or enjoy a picnic
From breakfast to late-night s’mores you’ll be able to roast and toast all your campfire favourites. Need a break from paying campfire chef? Check out an eatery in North Grenville including options for patios.


Be one with nature
The serenity of Rideau River Provincial Park makes it a great place to kick-back, relax, and be at peace in the wilderness. Whether that means meditation, yoga, or hiking on of the trails, you've got options to find your zen.

Cast a line off one of the docks or on your choice of watercraft. You may be able to snag a bass, walleye, panfish, or muskie. There are plenty of fishing holes in the area. Need some gear? Starting August 4 you can borrow a tackle kit from the North Grenville Public Library

Enjoy the water from sunrise to sunset
Take in the views of the historic Rideau River from a dock or set out with a paddle. Whether you rock a SUP, kayak, or canoe, the calm waters make for a tranquil trip. If you're up to the task, you can paddle into Old Town Kemptville via the Kemptville Creek, a branch off the river.


Visitor Information

  • 613-258-9569 ext. 162

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    Municipality of North Grenville

    285 County Road #44, PO Box 130
    Kemptville, ON
    K0G 1J0


Visitor Guide 2020

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Upcoming Events

Kemptville Farmers' Market
Sep 20, 2020 |  12:00 PM
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