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Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

Camping

Our Campgrounds

Welcome to Dalewood and Lake Whittaker Conservation Areas and the 2022 camping season! Your summer vacation has started and we want you to enjoy every minute around the campfire. If you are camping with us for the first time we know you will come to appreciate our great nature. Our goal is to have return customers and be your campgrounds of choice!

Camping Information

KCCA is doing our best to ensure that as many facilities as possible are open and accessible during your stay. Please be patient and follow all applicable COVID-19 safety measures.

Please review the information on our web site carefully, and call your preferred campground directly to ensure that you have the most up to date information before your stay.

Dalewood 519-631-1009
Lake Whittaker 519-269-3592

Refunds Due to COVID-19
Refunds for reservation cancellations will be in accordance with KCCA’s Refund Policy. Exceptions to the Refund Policy will not be considered due to a lack of or change in amenities. Full Refunds regardless of advance notice timelines, including administration fees, will only be issued if the campground you have booked at is moved to Stage 1 (Lockdown/Control) during your reserved stay.

Self Screen; Stay Home if you are Sick
Follow all applicable COVID-19 safety measures – practice physical distancing, wear a mask, follow gathering limits and do not enter the campground unless you successfully pass the Ontario Government COVID-19 Self-assessment.

All campers required to self-quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19, must do so at their primary residence.

Face coverings are optional in all KCCA buildings and facilities. While not required, KCCA is mask friendly. Please be kind to staff and customers who choose to wear a mask.

Washrooms will be open with limited closures to allow for increased cleaning/disinfecting. Masks are optional in all buildings.

Shower and laundry facilities will be running under normal operations. Masks are optional in all buildings.

Playgrounds, basketball courts and other outdoor recreational amenities will be open.

Dumping stations are available.

Campground Stores will be selling firewood, ice and worms for fishing through the gatehouse service window.

Watercraft rentals (canoes, paddleboards and kayaks) are available to rent at both Dalewood and Lake Whittaker Conservation Areas. You are encouraged to bring your own lifejacket. However, jackets and required safety equipment are provided. Rentals are $16/hour or $40 for a half day and require a $75 refundable deposit via credit card. Half day rentals are unavailable at Lake Whittaker. You must be 19 years of age or older to rent watercraft. For availability please call: Dalewood at 226-378-7158 and Lake Whittaker at 519-269-3592.

Day use permits can be purchased at the Dalewood or Lake Whittaker gatehouse, or from KCCA’s Administration Office. New: day use permits are now available on-line through our reservation system for Lake Whittaker Conservation Area, Dalewood Conservation Area and Kirk-Cousins Management Area.

Hiking Trails will be open.

Pools at both Dalewood and Lake Whittaker campgrounds will be open in July and August in 2022. Due to a lifeguard shortage, Lake Whittaker’s pool will operate as a Class B pool for the entire season. No lifeguards will be present. Use is at your own risk.

Children under 12 will not be allowed to enter without adult supervision. According to provincial pool regulations, KCCA is restricted to the number of bathers that each pool can have at any time when unguarded. Bather load is determined by the size of the pool and is dictated by regulation.

While, no lifeguard will be present, a pool attendant will be on duty to ensure that rules are being followed.

According to provincial rules, the maximum occupancy of the Lake Whittaker pool is 10 bathers on the deck or in the pool at any time. Bathers will be allowed access on a first come, first served basis until the maximum capacity is met. Once maximum capacity is met the pool attendant will clear the pool every 20 minutes to allow new bathers to enter. Reservations are not required at this time.

Campers are asked to abide by the posted pool rules, listen to the pool attendant and be kind and courteous to fellow bathers. If we all work together we can ensure that the pool remains open for the season.

Despite our best efforts, campers should expect pool hours to vary daily and be prepared for periodic closures. For up-to-date pool hours please call the gatehouse directly at (519) 269-3592.

Lake Whittaker’s beach is also available to campers. A new dock has been installed and the beach sand replenished. Although unguarded, it is a relaxing alternative to the pool.

Pools at both Dalewood and Lake Whittaker campgrounds will be open in July and August in 2022. Due to a lifeguard shortage, Dalewood’s pool will operate as a Class B pool for the entire season. No lifeguards will be present. Use is at your own risk.

Children under 12 will not be allowed to enter without adult supervision. According to provincial pool regulations, KCCA is restricted to the number of bathers that each pool can have at any time when unguarded. Bather load is determined by the size of the pool and is dictated by regulation.

While, no lifeguard will be present, a pool attendant will be on duty to ensure that rules are being followed.

Dalewood’s wading pool will remain closed in 2022 to maximize the number of bathers allowed in the main pool. This will allow 30 bathers at any time at Dalewood’s main pool. Bathers will be allowed entry on a first come, first served basis until the maximum capacity is met. Once maximum capacity is met the pool attendant will clear the pool every 20 minutes to allow new bathers to enter. Reservations are not required at this time.

Campers are asked to abide by the posted pool rules, listen to the pool attendant and be kind and courteous to fellow bathers. If we all work together we can ensure that the pool remains open for the season.

Despite our best efforts, campers should expect pool hours to vary daily and be prepared for periodic closures. For up-to-date pool hours please call the gatehouse directly at (519) 631-1009.

FAQ

We are doing our best to ensure that as many facilities as possible are open and accessible during your stay. You can help.

Respect our staff and other visitors by following all public health advice. All campers and their visitors are required to successfully pass the Ontario Government COVID-19 Self-assessment (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/) before entering the campground. Do not visit if you are sick. Practice physical distancing by keeping at least two metres from others. All campers required to self-quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19 must do so at their primary residence.

Be prepared that some amenities and services may be closed or limited to address overcrowding and promote physical distancing. This may include limiting the number of day use/visitor passes sold on a given day or limiting pool/beach access. Please be patient.

In addition to your regular camping gear make sure you have packed hand sanitizer, soap, water and masks (optional).

To find out what is available, review the above information on this webpage. The stage/phase that the campground is placed in is beyond KCCA’s control and is determined by the Province or local health unit. Please note that Dalewood Conservation Area/Campground is located within the jurisdiction of Southwestern Public Health and may be in a different phase/stage of restrictions than Lake Whittaker Conservation Area/Campground which is located in the jurisdiction of the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

After May 1, please call your preferred campground for the most up to date information.
Dalewood 519-631-1009
Lake Whittaker 519-269-3592

KCCA’s normal fees will apply to all camping and day-use activities. These fees were not increased over 2019 levels. The availability of amenities or changes in delivery affected by COVID-19 restrictions is often beyond our control. Amenity availability and possible restrictions is available on this webpage and by calling your preferred campground ahead of your stay.

If you visit often, you may wish to purchase a Seasonal Day Use or Vehicle Pass, available by calling your preferred campground directly after May 1. Dalewood 519-631-1009 or Lake Whittaker 519-269-3592.

Refunds for reservation cancellations will be in accordance with KCCA’s Refund Policy. Exceptions to the Refund Policy will not be considered due to a lack of or change in amenities. Full Refunds regardless of advance notice timelines, including administration fees, will only be issued if the campground you have booked at is moved to Stage 1 (Lockdown/Control) during your reserved stay.

While walk-ins will be entertained this year; we expect to be fully booked – please call ahead. Reservations and contactless payment are preferred.

Reservations opened online on March 1.

Washrooms will be cleaned and disinfected twice per day at a minimum or more in higher use areas. Masks are optional in all buildings.

Resources

Additional Information

These rules, regulations and standards were developed to maintain a level of safety and consistency at both Lake Whittaker and Dalewood Conservation Areas and are based on KCCA’s R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 111.

Online reservations for Lake Whittaker and Dalewood Conservation Areas open on March 1 and run until September 30. Telephone reservations are accepted after May 1 by calling the gatehouse directly. Group camping forms are available on-line or by calling the gatehouse directly.

This is the current fee schedule for KCCA’s campgrounds and day use facilities.

During the camping season, from May 1 to September 30, contact our friendly staff at your preferred campground. For information during the off season contact our Administration Centre. Please feel free to email us if you have questions after visiting the campground pages.

For questions related to Dalewood, please call our Gatehouse at (519) 631-1009

For questions related to Lake Whittaker, please call our Gatehouse at (519) 269-3592 

To contact the KCCA Administration Centre, please call (519) 631-1270.

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