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Rockwood Conservation Area, Rockwood

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Dense coniferous forestry and limestone cliffs and caves provide a stunning natural landscape to hike throughout at Rockwood Conservation Area. The conservation area is full of natural wonders including glacial potholes--some of the biggest in the world--which can easily be seen from canoe or kayak on the lake's surface or from the well-paved hiking trails. Along the way you'll stumble across what remains of an old woolen mill, now a popular site for wedding photography. There are plenty of benches and barbeques here. Make Rockwood Conservation Area a centerpiece of your Rockwood vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rockwood vacation planner.
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  • My friend and I went canoeing along the river and we found a mini waterfall, near the dam. It's a beautiful place for a stroll, for camping, hiking and exploring. This would be a great place to go swi...  read more »
  • Very nice area we camped overnight its right beside downtown Rockwood everything is walking distance. Canoe rental was a great thing to do beautiful in that small gorge. 
  • Went there for a day, they have a nice park and a nice Beach. Lots of camping spots too. What it lacks is shaded areas. So if you go, pack sunscreen and an umbrella. It gets really hot too. 
  • Understanding that rules need to be enforced for the safety of everyone this Park is beyond ridiculous...forcing a mother with four kids to leave the park because she made too much noise???? Threatening the rest of the group constantly..driving by checking on us constantly while we were not doing anything out of the norms of camping....actually telling the adults (who are all in their 40"s) that they have to go to bed??? WTF are we all in summer camp here...totally not an enjoyable time. The place needs some upgrades a little cleaning and some COMPASSION. NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN!
  • Mostly OK. Nice trails etc, but crazy rules. Brought grandkids with expectations of being able to use telescope for night viewing. Told, must stay at campsite. A couple years ago they came with their family just for an evening to set up and we're welcomed even without admission cost! This was to be an highlight of our stay, and some grumpy staff refused us to go a couple hundred feet from our site to set up a telescope!!! Obviously I won't return, and neither will the next 2 generations. Wish I would have read some of the other reviews before we booked. Was here about 4 years ago and found a very different attitude.
  • Most reviews are correct however this is the most expensive government run camp ground I have been in. The wood they sell is $8.00 a bag again more than I have paid anywhere and it is dried slabs that you can burn I two hours. What is camping without a camp fire. So now you are up to more than $60.00 a night and Ho yea you must pay to use the showers that you can not control. Mine was so hot you could not use it and make sure you leave you foot ware near the door as water is everywhere. Washrooms in general are a 3 on a scale of 10. Not many sites have a lot of privacy. The beach is only nice, the water has gobs of agile floating on it. Tested safe but not great looking. The only reason it gets a 2 rating is the scenery. We will not be back.
  • Great conservation area. The lake, trails, parks, nooks and crannies are fantastic. Its well kept and clean. The only down side are the camp sites in the trailer area where we stayed. Sites 1 - 46. The size of them are nice but the locations of the fire pits are a bit rediculous and the privacy is non existing. Sites are not seperated.
  • I was not impressed by a couple things. Our first night was great, friendly staff and park security. Our understanding is that we were not allowed excessive noise or fires past 11 pm and that is agreeable. I know we would not want to be disturbed. Issues with Rockwood #1. What right does a park Ranger have to tell a group of grown adults who were not drinking nor playing loud music or being rowdy, but merely have a low conversation around a candle that that they have to go to bed!!!! at 1 am. Bahaha seriously! This place is not worth going to if as an adult we are going to be given a curfew/bedtime yet a site just below us is playing loud music! #2. The washrooms were beyond unmaintained. No soap. No tp. Gross toilet seats. And when brought to attention my concern was overlooked by staff. We won't be back to camp here. We heard nice things but experienced nothing but the worst treatment.
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