6.8 Good

Valens Lake Conservation Area

Cambridge, Ontario

1691 Waterloo Regional Rd 97
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 5S7
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 225
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.37937
Longitude: -80.14166

Elevation: 916' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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4 Reviews

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful campground, once we found it that is! (Campground website says it's in Cambridge but you will need to program your GPS for the City of Flamborough or Hamilton, as if you indicate Cambridge, it will lead you nowhere and wondering where to go next. From exit 268 on the 401, it's about a 25-min drive to the campground entrance). The campground has sites of all sizes from x-large to medium, either pull-thru or back-in, all with 2 picnic tables each and a fire ring, most with lots of privacy with trees/shrubs in between sites. There is a gated entrance; they give you a swipe card to enter which was no extra cost. We camped the week before school was out for the summer and there were plenty of empty sites. We walked the Boardwalk Trail around the lake and climbed the Lookout Tower. There is no internet available anywhere in the campground so please be aware. We had a few tv channels. As for their alcohol ban, we brought some along but drank it discretely (we enjoy some wine with our dinner). Park staff (young students) would drive around the campground a few times a day and waive hello; not sure how much the alcohol rule is enforced but we didn't see anybody interrogating others about it. Didn't appear lots for children to do, though some were fishing. Anyway, we enjoyed this natural & peaceful campground and would return again. We camped at Valens Lake Conservation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Used as a base for visiting downtown Cambridge, Hamilton-area waterfalls, St. Jacob's Farmer's Market, and many of the local craft breweries.

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This conservation area is generally very heavily shaded and treed with fairly tight access roads. It is also quite heavily used. We found the access for our 36 foot fifth wheel to be extremely tight, despite the fact that they advertised access for vehicles of our size. The campsite signage is poor, making access even more difficult. In addition, the large dense trees meant that we had no satellite connection. On top of that, the place does not have a laundry and is very heavily used. We would not stay here again, particularly considering the rather expensive price. We camped at Valens Lake Conservation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Our camping spot consisted of all dirt had to travel to grassy areas. so many bugs, quite the hike to get to the water....need to have bikes or car. We camped at Valens Lake Conservation Area in a Tent.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful place. Shaded, treed sites. Most were good size. Our area had a huge lawn off the restroom so kids could play games, frisbee, etc. Many of the sites in our area had huge boulders on them- just a quirk of note. Many people had dogs- very dog friendly. Great trails and lookout towers. Nice playgrounds and swimming beach. Tons of picnic areas. Our dog loved the special dog beach. It is a long walk from the campsites to the beaches though. Laundry was conveniently located in same bldg. as the restrooms and there was a sink where I could wash dishes. We camped at Valens Lake Conservation Area in a Tent.

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