Park Rules


Cancellation/Changes
Cancellations/changes made 48 hrs or fewer hours prior to the scheduled arrival day will result in the forfeiture of a one-night camping fee, plus your $10.62 (+HST) reservation fee which is non-refundable.  The one-night fee will be charged to your credit card.


Cancellation/Changes for Cabin
Cancellations/changes made 48 hrs or less prior to the scheduled arrival day will result in the forfeiture of a one-night camping fee, plus your $10.62 (+HST) reservation fee which is non-refundable.   CABINS CAN ONLY BE RESERVED AND PAID FOR BY USING A CREDIT CARD.  A WAIVER MUST BE SIGNED UPON ARRIVAL.


**For seasonal campers, please refer to your agreement for cancellation policy.


CAMPSITE RULES AND REGULATIONS

Hours of Use

Closed to day visitors at 8 pm.  No permits are sold after 8 pm.
Visitors to campers must leave the park by 11 pm.
Quiet time is from 11 pm to 8 am.  No radios, televisions, musical instruments or loud conversations, etc. during quiet hours.  No excessive noise permitted at any time.
Children under the age of 16 years must be on their own campsite by 10 pm unless accompanied by an adult.


Check-In / Check-Out Times
Campsite Check-in: 2:00 PM
Campsite Check-out: 1:00 PM (Cabin Check - Out is 11:00 AM)


Campsites

Permit holder must be 25 years of age and have proof of age.
A maximum of six people or a single family (of parents and children under the age of 25 years. 
Only two (2) vehicles allowed per site.  One vehicle is registered under your permit and a “extra transient pass” must be purchased for the second vehicle and any other vehicle.  All other          vehicles must park in beach/picnic area parking.
Up to three pieces of shelter equipment allowed per site, only one of which may be a trailer or tent trailer.  One storage shed/unit is permitted and is not to exceed 60”x79”x54” in size.  The storage shed/bin shall not be considered a piece of shelter equipment.  Shed must be approved by Park Supervisor.
All passes (day use, camping, vehicles & boat launch) must be displayed on vehicle dashboard or rearview mirror at all times.
Campers must maintain a clean and orderly site at all times.
Campsites must be cleaned before leaving the site; campers are responsible for all garbage and recyclable material during their stay as well as departure.
Campfires are permitted in designated areas only.  They must be contained within the designated fire pit and no bigger than 3’x3’x3’.  Never leave a fire unattended.
Garden plantings of any kind (permanent or temporary) will not be permitted on campsites, except in a plant container that may only be erected on own equipment (i.e. deck or awning) and must be approved by the Park Supervisor.  Growing of cannabis is prohibited.
One single level platform/deck is permitted and shall not protrude beyond the original camping unit’s manufactured canopy. (season campers only).  Platform/deck are prohibited on transient sites
Fences and/or barriers are not permitted.
Swimming pools, wading pools, hot tubs and outdoor spas are not allowed.
Boats and trailers must be stored in the designated area.


Changing Your Site 
In order to change sites, you must first enquire which sites are available for your length of stay. DO NOT set up camp until your permits have been confirmed and physically changed by the gatehouse staff. 


Extending Your Length of Stay

To extend your stay, you must renew your permit at the gatehouse prior to Check-Out time on departure day (1 p.m. for campsites or 11.00 a.m. for cabins), providing the site has no reservations.  Site specific reservations do take priority. 


Shortening Your Length of Stay/Refund

To shorten your stay, you must do so at the gatehouse prior to 1 p.m. on the day of your departure. No refunds for early departures during minimum stay periods. 

 

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

·   Children under the age of 16 years must be on their own campsite by 10 pm unless accompanied by an adult
The speed limit in all Conservation Areas is 10 km/hr.
This is a conservation area with a natural setting – please keep it natural.  No person shall damage any property or cut, remove, damage any tree, plant or shrub.  It is against the law to remove or destroy anything in the park.
The RRCA is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property.
Any improvements to campsites (decks, patios, shed, trailer, pads, tree plantings, sunrooms, etc.) are subject to approval by the Park Supervisor before work begins.
Fireworks are prohibited in the park.
Firearms are prohibited in the park.
Hunting is prohibited in the park.

     Smoking/vaping is forbidden in any park building.



Visitors
All visitors to the campground, beach & picnic must purchase a day-use pass and park in designated parking areas.  Visitors are admitted during the normal hours of the park.
Hours may be restricted at other times, at the discretion of the Park Supervisor.
Visitors must vacate the property by 11:00 pm nightly.


Alcohol, Cannabis & Illegal Drugs

Alcohol and cannabis are only permitted on registered campsites.  Intoxication of any kind in a public area is prohibited.
Alcohol and cannabis are not permitted in day-use or other public areas.
Substance abuse including illegal drugs is prohibited.



Unlicensed Motor Vehicles, All Terrain Vehicles, Bicycles & Golf Carts
ATV’s, off-road motorcycles/vehicles are not permitted.  Gas/propane/battery operated golf carts are allowed but are subject to the following:

o   Golf cart drivers must be 16 years of age or older;

o   Golf carts may only be operated on park roadways.  They are prohibited from walking trails, fields or woodlots;

o   The number of occupants riding on a golf card cannot exceed the manufacturer’s designated seating capacity.

·   Bicycles are permitted on park roads only.


Pets
Pets must be on a leash, not exceeding six feet and kept under control at all times.
Pets are not permitted in the swimming, beach or picnic area or any areas adjacent to these locations.
Owners must pick up after their pets.


Swimming

The beach is unsupervised.  Swim at your own risk.  Never swim alone or in unmarked areas.  Use the buddy system.  Watch for children and non-swimmers at all times.


Boating, Water-skiing, Jet-skiing, etc.

All watercrafts are prohibited in the swimming area and in areas directly adjacent to the swimming area and within 200 feet directly adjacent to the swimming area.


Leaving Vehicles or Boats Unattended
Your vehicle or boat should never be unattended, except in an area designated for that purpose or by the permission of the Park Supervisor of Charlottenburgh Park. 


Sales of Goods and Services

Only authorized concessionaires are permitted to sell goods and services in Charlottenburgh Park.


All campers must abide by and adhere to all rules and regulations.  Campers must recognize that the Park Supervisor and staff are responsible for interpretation and enforcement of these rules and regulations.


Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct applies to all campers and visitors.  Charlottenburgh Park users who violate the Code of Conduct will be dealt with through consequences of the Zero Tolerance Policy.
The Code of Conduct identifies generally accepted expectations of behavior in a public environment.  The Code identifies the following behaviour as unacceptable:

·      Violence or threats of violence
   Speeding above the posted 10 km/hr maximum
   Damage to property, vehicles and the natural environment
   Excessive noise
   Drunkenness/intoxication of any kind and/or substance abuse (illegal drugs)
   Abuse, including neglect, comment or conduct that demeans, humiliates, embarrasses, intimidates, threatens or has an adverse effect on an invididual(s)
   No person shall willfully damage any public or private property, buildings, or other facilities
   Dangerous behaviour (i.e. lack of animal control, fires in inappropriate locations)
   Any other activity that compromises the goal and objectives of this policy, as identified at the discretion of the Park Supervisor

 

Zero Tolerance Policy
The goal of the Zero Tolerance Policy is to identify primary enforcement concerns, to establish basic procedures to respond to those concerns, and to communicate the intent of the policy to Charlottenburgh Park users.

·   The objectives of this goal are:

o   To respond to violent and/or unacceptable behaviour with immediate consequences.

o   To reject violence (verbal, visual or physical) against another person

·   The Zero Tolerance Policy establishes clear and fair consequences for unacceptable behaviour.

·    Range of Consequences
1. Verbal warning
2. First written warning
3. Second written warning
4. Expulsion from Charlottenburgh Park

 

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