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Baxter Conservation Area

7498 Carter Rd,
Kars, Ontario
Phone: 613-489-3592

Open year round
Dawn to dusk
subject to winter conditions


COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:  Our conservation areas are open, but visitors must follow all local public health guidelines, maintain physical distancing and obey trail signage. 

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Please STAY HOME if you are showing signs of illness, supposed to be self-isolating or under quarantine. Attend only with your household and do not gather in groups. 

If the parking lots or trails look busy, be prepared to come back another day. 

PLEASE NOTE: During the winter months, outhouses and interpretive centres are closed and trails are not maintained. 


Activities and Amenities

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Situated on 80 hectares along the shores of the Rideau River, Baxter is a beautiful example of river floodplain. Explore, year-round, the mixed hardwood forests, meadows and wetlands over the 5 km of trails and visit the unique Filmore Park Nut Grove with its many species of nut and bean trees and shrubs. Join in the excellent environmental education programs, summer day camps and seasonal community group camping. Baxter boasts a large number of picnicking areas and large covered shelter adjacent to one of the cleanest and most attractive beaches on the Rideau. Visit the Patrick McManus Interpretive Centre which hosts the many programs and is available to groups for workshops, weekend rentals and social events.
 
Parking costs $7/vehicle. Annual passes are also available for $50. Parking passes can be purchased at our pay machine as you enter the park OR through our Pay-By-Phone system. Our pay machine takes coins and credit only. More information on the “Pay-By-Phone” system, visit the "Purchase a Pass" link to the right.

FAQ:

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

pdfBaxter Conservation Area Trail Map

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Upcoming Events @ Baxter

27Nov
Baxter Forest School School-Age Program — Fall Half Day: Mondays
14 Sep - 30 Nov 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Rd, Kars, Ontario
27Nov
Baxter Forest School School-Age Program — Fall Full Day: Tuesdays
15 Sep - 1 Dec 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Rd, Kars, Ontario
27Nov
Baxter Forest School School-Age Program — Fall Half Day: Tuesdays
15 Sep - 1 Dec 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Rd, Kars, Ontario
27Nov
Baxter Forest School Kindergarten Program — Fall
16 Sep - 2 Dec 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Rd, Kars, Ontario
27Nov
Baxter Forest School School-Age Program — Fall Full Day: Thursdays
17 Sep - 3 Dec 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Rd, Kars, Ontario
27Nov
Baxter Forest School School-Age Program — Fall Half Day: Thursdays
17 Sep - 3 Dec 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Rd, Kars, Ontario
27Nov
Baxter Forest School School-Age Program — Fall Full Day: Fridays
18 Sep - 4 Dec 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Rd, Kars, Ontario
27Nov
Baxter Forest School School-Age Program — Fall Half Day: Fridays
18 Sep - 4 Dec 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Rd, Kars, Ontario

Contact Us

Address:
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

Phone:
613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504

Email:

Hours:

Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario