Hillside campers can book sites online March 2

CAMBRIDGE – The Grand River Conservation Authority camping reservation system will be open for reservations online and over the phone starting March 3.

The reservation system at www.grcacamping.ca provides 24-hour online reservation service until mid-October, when the camping season closes.

A call centre is available to reserve a campsite by phone and can be reached toll-free at 1-877-558-GRCA (4722), from 9am to 9pm  Monday through Friday, and 9am to 5pm on weekends.

Campsite bookings can be made for all eight GRCA conservation areas that offer camping. Longer wait times are anticipated at the call centre when it first opens on March 3.

Group sites and pavilions can be made by calling parks directly and leaving a message.

Online booking

Hillside Festival campers can book ‘regular’ nightly campsites online only; starting March 2 at 9am. Reservations for these campsites are in high demand and are usually filled quickly.

Full-weekend ‘festival’ site reservations will be available online or through the Guelph Lake Conservation Area gatehouse beginning May 1.

The early online booking day is only for campsites at Guelph Lake Conservation Area for Hillside Festival weekend.

The GRCA is the second largest campground operator in Ontario offering 2,200 campsites throughout the Grand River watershed. Of the GRCA’s 11 conservation areas, eight offer nightly, monthly, or seasonal camping opportunities.