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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

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 $6/vehicle. Annual passes are also available for $45. 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.

Baxter Beach is now open for the season. 

Baxter Beach Water Quality Results

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

Special Features

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7498 Carter Road
Ottawa, Ontario.
Canada ,K0A 1W0
+1 613-489-3592
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Upcoming Events @ Baxter

09Jul
(FULL) Nature Explorers Day Camp - Ages 6 to 12
9 Jul - 13 Jul 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Road, Kars, ON
16Jul
(FULL) Nature Explorers Day Camp - Ages 6 to 12
16 Jul - 20 Jul 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Road, Kars, ON
16Jul
(FULL) Cool Canoe Camp - Ages 10-14 $245
16 Jul - 20 Jul 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Road, Kars, ON
24Jul
Baxter Family Program — Pond Study
24 Jul 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Road, Kars, ON
25Jul
Baxter Family Program — Incredible Insects
25 Jul 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Road, Kars, ON
26Jul
Baxter Family Program — GPS & Geocaching Program
26 Jul 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Road, Kars, ON
28Jul
Baxter Family Program — Pond Study
28 Jul 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Road, Kars, ON
30Jul
(FULL) Nature Explorers Day Camp - Ages 6 to 12
30 Jul - 3 Aug 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Road, Kars, ON
30Jul
Cool Canoe Camp - Ages 10-14 $245
30 Jul - 3 Aug 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Road, Kars, ON
07Aug
Baxter Family Program — GPS & Geocaching Program
7 Aug 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Baxter Conservation Area, 7498 Carter Road, Kars, ON

Contact Us

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

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

Email:
info@rvca.ca

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

Member of: conservation ontario