Baxter Facility Rentals

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Contact : Andrea Wood
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Whether you are planning a meeting, seminar, company picnic, youth group camping trip, family gathering or wedding, Baxter offers unique options for your event. We have a variety of facilities and natural areas that provide a beautiful backdrop for a range of occasions. Please note that we recommend making reservations well in advance to avoid disappointment.

There are several different types of facilities available for reservation:

Interpretive centre – Located at Baxter, our interpretive centre features a large common room as well as flush toilets and a full kitchen.  The centre is available for meetings, social gatherings, and community group overnight bookings. 

Group camping – Baxter offers group camp sites available to organized groups such as Guiding, Scouting, schools, church groups, and other associations. 

Cabins and other buildings – Additional buildings can be rented along with group camping areas for extra shelter or by groups for other functions.  These unique buildings may feature varying levels of service including off-grid energy and woodstoves. 

Picnic shelters – Our shelters feature a roof for protection from bad weather as well as space for approximately 10 picnic tables making them a perfect setting for a family reunion or corporate picnic. 


Patrick J. McManus Interpretive Centre

Nestled in the heart of Baxter Conservation Area along the Rideau River, the interpretive centre is the perfect setting for a meeting, youth group camp, or family gathering.

  • Large carpeted room with tables and seating
  • Large tiled foyer area
  • Full kitchen
  • Washrooms
  • 60 people for daily rentals/25 overnight

Group Campground

Organized youth groups can enjoy our two year round group camping sites that are located on the shore of the Rideau River.

  • Outhouses
  • Open grassy area with some shade
  • Accommodates 60 – 100 people
  • Campfire pit
  • River Cabin available to rent at additional cost

River Cabin

This rustic cabin is located in the group camping area along the shore of the Rideau River and makes a great complement to your camping adventure.

  • Outhouses
  • Alternative energy source for electricity
  • Tables and chairs
  • Small woodstove for heat
  • No heat or running water

Picnic Shelter

This large shelter is across from the popular sandy beach and is a great backdrop for a family gathering or corporate picnic.

  • Outhouses at beach
  • Picnic tables

Contact Us

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

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


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

Member of: conservation ontario