COVID-19 Information:

Due to provincial Covid-19 regulations, backcountry campsites in the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails are closed until further notice. All existing campsite reservations up to and including May 20th, 2021, will be cancelled. A call centre representative will contact all reservation holders to process this cancellation. All fees except the $10 non-refundable reservation fee will be refunded. No new campsite reservations will be taken for any time frame until provincial restrictions allow backcountry camping to continue. 

The Township continues to prepare for the opening and operation of municipal facilities and programs however, the changing Provincial Orders have resulted in disruptions in usual preparations such as the hiring and training of seasonal staff which, in turn, can affect the implementation of annually scheduled work. In order to provide safe and enjoyable experiences for the public, Algonquin Highlands will open and operate its facilities and programs as soon as it’s safe to do so for both the public and staff, not necessarily immediately upon a change in Provincial Orders. For information on this and other related Township amenities please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page at https://www.algonquinhighlands.ca/covid-19.php

To make a reservation after Covid-19 Restrictions have been lifted:

  • To make an online reservations, make changes, cancel an existing reservation, or to view campsite availability on a map click the 'Reserve Now!!' button below.
  • Unless canoe rentals or route planning assistance is required, booking online will be the most accessible option. 
  • Toll free reservations can be made by phone at 1-866-364-4498, 8am – 11pm, 7 days a week.
  • For canoe and equipment rentals, questions, trip planning advice, as well as reservations, visit or contact the Trails Office.

Haliburton Highlands Water Trails reservation system and online maps

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Camping permits are required for backcountry campsites from January 2nd to December 18th annually in both the Frost Centre and Poker Lakes Canoe Route areas.

Reserve Now Button to take you to the Water Trails Reservations pageTo make reservations, make changes, cancel an existing reservation, view the online maps, or to view campsite availability on a map click the 'Reserve Now!!' button.

Reservations can be made starting January 3rd of each year.

Reservations are site and date specific, meaning that you can choose what site you will stay on in advance.  The on-line reservation system allows you to make reservations as well as browse maps, view campsite photos and check availability of campsites.

Online reservations are encouraged. These offer customer convenience, reduce wait times, and have a lower reservation fee.

All reservations require full payment upon booking and reservations via the online reservation system are only payable by Visa or MasterCard

Once a reservation is completed you will be given a booking number.  The booking number serves as your camping permit and you are not required to register on site upon entering the area.   Please carry the booking number on your person at all times while camping and traveling in the area and produce to staff upon request.

 

2020 HHWT Fees 

Camping Fees - All taxes are extra Per Night Disabled
Per Adult (age 18 or older) $12.46 50% of rate
Seniors (age 60+) $10.14  
Per Youth (age 6-17) $5.76 50% of rate
Per Child (age 5 and younger) $0.00 $0.00
Per Group Campsite (11-16 people) $157.60 50% of rate
Reservation Fees (non-refundable) Fee
To make or change a reservation     $10.00

All fees are subject to change.

Reservation Policies

  • Campsite capacities are restricted to a maximum of 4, 6, or 10 persons. Group sites are unavailable to family and/or friend groups.
  • Group campsites (11-16 persons) are for use by organized groups i.e. youth camps, scout groups, church groups etc. No considerations will be made for large family/ friend groups wishing to rent group sites.
  • Please call the Trails Department Office 705-766-9033 directly for trip planning advice before making a reservation.
  • Reservations can be made in advance up to the day of arrival for the entire camping season.
  • Multiple reservations in the same name for the same time period are not allowed (except for Agents of approved organizations).
  • A campsite may be reserved and occupied for a maximum of 6 consecutive nights and 7 days.
  • Reservations cannot be assigned from one person to another without changing the reservation.
  • For any change to a reservation, a non-refundable administrative fee will be charged.
  • Reserved campsites may be occupied starting at 12:00 noon (EST) on scheduled day of arrival.
  • Checkout time - campsites must be vacated before 12:00 noon (EST) on the date of departure.
  • Cancellations and changes to the arrival date must be made by 12:00 noon (EST) of the original scheduled day of arrival.
  • Reservations are only held until 12:00 noon (EST) the day following your scheduled arrival date. Reservations not claimed by this time will be considered a “no show”.

Payment Policies

  • Full payment is required at the time of reservation
  • Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, debit, cheque or money orders; for Call Centre or Internet reservations payment is by Visa or MasterCard only.
  • Cheques and Money Orders must be received within 14 days of making your reservation to confirm your campsite and at least 21 days prior to your arrival date.
  • NSF/cancelled cheques will void your reservation immediately and be subject to an administration fee.
  • Please make cheques payable to the Township of Algonquin Highlands.  Please indicate the HHWT reservation/booking number on the back of the cheque.

Refund Policies

COVID-19 Lockdown Refund Policy:

  • If provincially mandated COVID-19 regulations require that campsites be closed, a refund for the required cancellation will be provided for all fees EXCEPT the non-refundable $10 reservation fee, which will be forfeit. If a COVID-19 lockdown related cancellation is required, a customer service representative will be in contact with you to process the cancellation and refund.

The following refund policies apply at all other times:

  • For cancellation notices given 1 week (7 days) or more in advance of date of arrival, a 60% refund will be issued, for notices less than 1 week from date of arrival a 40% refund will be issued.
  • A “no show” will result in the reservation being cancelled with no refund.
  • Under extenuating circumstances (member of camping party is seriously ill, death in the immediate family), campers may be eligible for a full refund.  Conditions such as weather, high insect populations, etc. DO NOT constitute a valid reason for a refund.  To apply for a refund, please contact our staff at the Trails Office at 705-766-9033.