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  Welcome to Baxter — 68 hectares of outdoor fun! Follow over five kilometres of trails through wetlands, conifer plantations, mixed forest, alder thickets, nut groves and a solar energy display. The trails are perfect for hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Enjoy a peaceful view of the scenic Rideau River from the trail or splash and play at the sandy beach.
   
 

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Contact Baxter
Conservation Area

Andrea Wood —
Baxter Manager and
Camp Director
613-489-3592 or
fax: 613-489-3440
e-mail: andrea.wood@rvca.ca

Location: 7498 Carter Road,
Kars, O
ntario

Mailing Address:
P.O. Pox 599, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON, K4M 1A5

Visit Us
Baxter has a pay machine where you can buy your day pass ($6/vehicle) or annual pass ($45 unlimited access all year).You will find the pay machine as you enter the park. Please pay before using the site. The machine accepts coins and credit cards only (no bills or debit cards). The machine will print your pass which you need to display on the dashboard of your car.

If you purchase an annual pass at the machine, go to Baxter’s Interpretive Centre (Monday to Friday; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) or visit our main office (3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON) to pick up your annual pass card. You will need to present the printed pass from the pay machine to obtain the annual pass card.

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  • gate fee or annual pass
  • open daily, year round
  • picnic tables and barbecues
  • covered picnic shelter
  • sandy beach
  • change huts and privies

  • self-guided nature trail
  • marsh boardwalk
  • weekend programs
  • school programs
  • public workshops
  • day camps
  • McManus Conservation Centre
  • F.R. Park Nut Grove featuring over 30 nut and bean trees, some rarely seen in Eastern Ontario
  • natural flood plain forest of silver maple, cedars and many more native plant
   
   
 
   
  Outdoor Education Programs at Baxter

Thank you to all our campers, parents, volunteers and staff for another awesome summer of day camp and canoe camp at Baxter Conservation Area. We are looking forward to another FUN summer of camp in 2015!

We offer programs in the summer, fall and winter. If you are interested in booking for another season, you can either follow the link above to start the online booking process or contact Andrea Wood at 613-489-3592 or andrea.wood@rvca.ca.

   
  Environmental
Education at Baxter
School Programs — Where fun, adventure and learning come naturally

“We are now taking bookings for education programs for FALL 2014, WINTER 2015 and SPRING 2015. You can either follow the link above to start the online booking process or contact Andrea Wood at andrea.wood@rvca.ca or 613-489-3592.

Baxter Naturalist, Andrea Wood offers a variety of outdoor education programs. JK to senior classes are welcome. Start off at the McManus Education Centre for instructions and then move outdoors for hands on experience in Mother Nature's Wonderland. Each season offers its own special programs. New boardwalks help you over the wet spots.

Cost:

  • $150 per class (maximum 30 students) for one program
  • $225 per class (maximum 30 students) for two program

Call Andrea Wood at 613-489-3592 to reserve your visit!

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  Day Camps
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  Summer Day Camp

July 7 to 11, 2014 - Full
July 14 to 18, 2014 - Full
July 21 to 25, 2014 - Full
August 11 to 15, 2014 -Full
August 18 to 22, 2014 - Full

$180/ week

All Day Camps Are Now Full.

Kids bored? Spending too much time inside? Need some outdoor excitement? Get up and go to the Baxter Conservation Area's Day Camp. Lots of fun for kids 6 to 12 years old — games, hikes, crafts, swimming, overnights and more. Andrea Wood, Baxter Naturalist, hosts this special fun camp.

 
  Canoe Camp

July 21 to 25, 2014- Full
August 18 to 22, 2014-Full

$235/week

Canoe Camps Are Now Full.

For 10 to 14-year olds looking for a challenge, try the Canoe Camp! Over five days, campers will learn and improve tandem canoe strokes, safety skills, and overnight camping practices.

Call for details 613-489-3592.

   
 
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