Day Pass - $6 / vehicle
Display receipt on dashboard
How to Purchase an Day Pass
From Pay Machines located at park entrances
Annual Pass - $45 / year
Where to Purchase an Annual Pass
- Interpretive Centre (where applicable)
- Pay Machines located at the park entrance (receipt can be redeemed for permanent pass)
- Rideau Valley Conservation Centre (3889 Rideau Valley Dr. Manotick, ON K4M 1A5)
Baxter Conservation Area
7498 Carter Rd,
Open year round
dawn to dusk
subject to winter conditions
Activities and Amenities
Are dogs allowed on the beach? No, dogs are not allowed on the beach; even when no one is there we want to keep our beach clean and healthy. Thank you.
Is there a place dogs can swim? Yes. If you are standing in front of the beach, facing the water, there is a small area to the left of beach that is open to the water’s edge where dogs can swim downstream from the beach.
Can dogs be off leash at Baxter? No. Dogs must be on leash at all times on Baxter property.
Is there a lifeguard? There are no lifeguards. Swim at your own risk.
Trails: 5 km
- Patrick J. McManus Conservation Centre
- Fillmore R. Park Nut Grove
- energy displays
- education programs
- day camps
- family programs
- sandy beach
- hiking and snowshoeing trails
- facility rentals
- group camping
- river cabin
- volunteer opportunities
Please use caution on the water! The Rideau River is part of a busy navigation channel. It is every boater's responsibility to know the hazards along their route and to ensure they have proper safety equipment on board. For a list of required equipment and complete rules and regulations, visit Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety and read the Safe Boating Guide.
Conservation Areas Landing Page