Rules & Regulations
LOWER BEVERLEY LAKE PARK RULES & REGULATIONS
Lower Beverley Lake Park Management Board
By-Law # 2021-08/ PS09-Schedule A
We would like to welcome you as a guest to our park.
and solicit your understanding and observation of the rules and regulations.
- As a family camping facility, staff reserve the right to refuse entry or use of park property and facilities.
- Patrons must be at least 19 years of age in order to rent a site / cottage.
- Patrons must be appropriately clothed for the campground when outside of their camping unit.
- A maximum speed limit of 15 KM per hour is enforced throughout the park.
- Parking is restricted along the roadways within the park as the roads are to be kept clear for emergency vehicles. The Highway Traffic Act regulations apply to all roads within the park.
- Patrons can park one vehicle per campsite and two vehicles per cottage. Additional vehicles must pay the appropriate fee, display the receipt of payment on the windshield and be parked in designated parking areas.
- Quiet hours are enforced between 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
- Day visitors must vacate the park by 11:00 pm and all common areas are closed at 11:00 p.m.
- Curfew is 11:00 pm at which time all campers must be on their respective campsites.
- The conduct of children and guests on a campsite or in a cottage is the responsibility of the registered site holder; guests are to be registered at the office.
- Children under the age of 14 shall not be left alone or unsupervised in the campsite at any time.
- Camping permits must be displayed on your campsite at all times. Moving from site to site is not permitted without the prior approval of Park Management.
- All campsites consist of one fire pit and one picnic table.
- A total of two units may be placed on each site which may include any combination of a trailer, a tent, a dining tent or a gazebo. Maximum number of persons per site is 6. In special circumstances, permission may be granted by Management to place an additional unit on a site.
- All motorized vehicles must display the camping vehicle permit at all times.
- Alcoholic beverages are permitted on registered campsites only. Unless approved, the drinking or possession of an open container of alcoholic beverage in any other area of the park is prohibited.
- While fire pits are provided as part of the campsite layout, fires are only permitted in conditions and during times as dictated by the Township of Rideau Lakes Open Air Burning By-Law which prescribes the precautions and conditions under which fires may be set in Open Air.
- Campfires are to be lit in fire pits only measuring 3’ x 3’ x 3’ and must be attended to by an adult at all times. All fires must be extinguished prior to retiring or leaving the site. Roaring fires are not permitted. The burning of end cuts, pressure treated wood, pallets, railway ties, plastics or other construction material is not permitted.
- Pets must be immunized, kept under control and on a leash at all times. Pets are not to be left unattended at the campsite for extended periods of time and should not continually bark or howl as to interfere with the normal enjoyment of other campers. Pets are not allowed in the beach and playground areas and cleaned up after as a “stoop and scoop” policy is in effect.
- Possession and/or use of firearms and/or fireworks are prohibited.
- The riding of bicycles or motorized vehicles on the nature trails is prohibited as is the removal of materials, flowers and other articles from their natural habitat.
- Bicycle riding after dusk is not encouraged unless the bicycle is equipped with front / rear lamps.
- Small watercraft and/or a watercraft trailer may be stored on your camping site provided it does not interfere with the enjoyment or safety of campers, visitors or staff. Docking facilities are for boats registered with a permit (charge applies).
- Recycling is encouraged. Clear plastic bags are available free of charge at the Gatehouse. Plastics (#1-#7), aluminum / tin cans, and all glass are all to be placed in one bag while paper and cardboard articles are to be bundled. Bags may be deposited at the Maintenance Area depot. Recyclable materials are not to be burnt in campfire pits.
- Refuse (non-recyclable material) is to be put out in clear bags only. Clear bags are available free of charge at the Gatehouse and should be the only bags used for refuse in this park. Refuse materials are not to be burnt in campfire pits. Campers are to dispose of any other refuse materials by depositing it in the Maintenance Work Yard.
- The cutting of trees or defacing of property, which can include nailing or affixing articles to trees, park facilities or hydro poles, is prohibited.
- No commercial business or vendor may conduct any transactions on park property without the expressed written permission of Management.
- No campsites or cottages may be rented for the purposes of subletting to a third party.
- The watering of lawns and roads, washing of vehicles, trailers and boats using park water during the peak season is prohibited.
- The operation of a generator is only permitted at a field site until quiet hour. The generator is to be no larger than 2500 w and shall not create excessive noise while under load.
- Satellite dishes are permitted providing they are installed within the site boundaries.
- Campsites must be kept clean and free of debris at all times.
- Washroom facilities must be used at all times: Urinating or defecating outside is strictly prohibited within the park.
- Clotheslines shall not exceed six (6) feet in total length and high enough as to not pose a safety hazard. Limit only one six-foot clothesline per site. Dryers are available in the Laundromats.
- Grey water shall not be dumped onto the ground in any location. Grey water is to be contained within onboard trailer facilities. Grey water is defined as water, with any additions that is disposed of on a regular basis and that originates from showers, laundry and kitchen/washroom sinks.
- The uses of any refrigerators / freezers on campsites or at cottages which are in addition to the existing furnishings of the unit are prohibited.
- Propane tanks used within the park can be no greater than 30 lbs.
- Fish must be cleaned in the designated area at the Fish Cleaning Station and any remnants must be disposed of in the waste receptacle provided.
- The beach is open from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily. Campers use the beach at their own risk as it is unsupervised. Bathers must wear appropriate clothing at all times.
- Swimming pools shall not be installed on campsites. A swimming pool refers to any privately-owned outdoor body of water which is contained by artificial means and is capable and intended of being used for swimming, wading, diving or bathing.
- Playground equipment designed for personal home use shall not be installed on campsites. Lawn swings are excluded.
- Patrons are reminded of the 9 km/hour speed limit for the Mill Creek as identified in the Boating Restriction Regulations of the Canada Shipping Act.
- As mandated by Smoke-Free Ontario Act, smoking or vaping is prohibited in all buildings and structures and within 20 meters of all sport facilities including the playground, the beach and any sport field.
- Unless pre-authorized under permit for accessibility, the use of any off-road vehicle or any other unlicensed vehicle including but not restricted to dirt bikes, all terrain vehicles, mini bikes, scooters, and golf carts, within the boundaries of the park is prohibited.
- The operation of enhanced vehicular or stationary stereo systems, as described in the Township of Rideau Lakes By-Law which regulates noise at any time is prohibited.
- Excessive drinking, vulgarity, creating a disturbance or playing loud music will not be permitted. Anyone making loud noise or causing an annoyance at anytime may be evicted from the park without a refund. In severe cases, Management will issue a “Notice of Trespass” against offenders.
- All trailers occupying sites designated for seasonal or 5-month use must have CSA and RVIA standard approval and certification and the owner must provide proof of same to Park Management upon request. Following CSA approval, any changes to the trailer or motor-home will require an update or re-certification of CSA approval.
- New trailers must be in an undamaged condition and shall be of a hard-walled type. All new campers must have their units positioned in a location where the tow-tongue/hitch faces the nearest roadway. Existing campers may maintain the status quo until such time as the trailer is relocated.
- Park Management must approve the replacement of any seasonal trailer as to ensure that the unit is compatible with the site size and capabilities.
- Unless grandfathered or under exceptional circumstances, all trailers shall be placed on sites in a position that the ‘tow-tongue” is perpendicular to a traveled roadway.
- All seasonal and 5-month campers must carry a minimum coverage of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) in general liability insurance. General Requirements
- Seasonal and 5-month campers must remain in compliance with all Policy Statements identified in their respective “Licence of Occupation” documents.
- All proposed outdoor work and / or projects must be pre-approved by Park Management prior to any construction taking place. This includes the adding of soil, cutting or planting of trees or the spreading of gravel.
- Burying electrical cables from the power supply to the trailer is not approved. All electrical connections are to be made above ground with approved cables and connectors.
- Wood piles must not interfere with drainage or access across a campsite and they should be piled in a fashion that is appealing to the eye. (Maximum size of 2’wide x 4’long x 2’ high).
- Air conditioners are to be shut down when the trailer is not in use for an extended period of time.
- Seasonal and 5-month campers are prohibited from growing cannabis plants on their site.