Long Point Region Conservation Authority

Site: Port Rowan - 2nd Concession Rd

Service: Backus Heritage Conservation Area

Service Details
Hours Conservation Education Centre and Heritage Village Wed-Sun 11 am-4:30 pm (July 1-Labour Day) 
Conservation & Heritage Education school programs offered Mon-Fri, Feb-Jun & Sep-Nov * bookings must be made in advance for tours and school class visit by contacting park staff 
Swimming pool (summer months only) * call park for hours of operation. 
Park open dawn to dusk * gates closed weekends until May 1 and at 4 pm weekdays until May 1  
Campgrounds open May 1-Oct 15 * gates close at 2 pm on Oct 15 * Alcohol Ban during Victoria Day long weekend
Dates Conservation area (Camping & Day Use): May 1-Oct 15 
* A calendar of events is available that outlines special events throughout the year. As hours of operation may vary during off season and school programs, it is advised to call ahead
Areas Served Norfolk County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or drop-in * no application required
Languages English
Fees Admission ; Admission is charged for day use entry and camping; tours; facility rentals; school and youth group programs; special events. Visit LPRCA's website at www.lprca.on.ca for complete listing of fees  
2017 rates subject to change. Day Use Rates: Season pass $80; Children $3.50, Adults $8, Seniors $7 with a daily maximum rate $14 or $13 for seniors. Daily maximum rate includes vehicle and occupants.  
Overnight, weekly, monthly and seasonal campsite rates available. Campsite reservation fee charged. Campsites may be booked online as of Feb 1 or by calling the park.  
Contact the park directly regarding rental facilities and education program rates and availability.
Address and Location
Located In Community Port Rowan
Address & Map
1267 Second Concession Rd, R.R. 1
Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0
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Intersection Lakeshore Road and the 2nd concession, east of Highway 59
Mailing Address c/o Long Point Region Conservation Authority 
4 Elm St 
Tillsonburg, ON N4G 0C4
Physical Access Partially Accessible ; Washrooms, showers and some buildings accessible
Description (Service) Conservation area featuring a Heritage Village with 20 historical buildings centreed around the 1798 Backhouse Grist Mill * National Historic Site * Nature Centre, displays and a swimming pool are highlights of the conservation area. Facilities for fishing, picnicking and camping. The Long Point Region Memorial Forest is located at the entrance to the conservation area.  
Backus has a full line-up of family events scheduled throughout the year including War of 1812 Re-enactment, Owl Prowls, nature hikes and historical programs. Interpretive programming includes conservation and heritage education programs for schools and youth groups and summer day camp.  
Facilities include a swimming pool, 2 picnic pavilions, 160 campsites (105 with hydro hookup), 2 camping cabins and group camping areas.  
Rental facilities include picnic pavilions, pioneer church for weddings and the Conservation Education Centre for meetings and conferences.
Contact Information
Office Phone Backus 519-586-2201 * LPRCA Office 519-842-4242
Toll Free Phone Backus: 1-877-990-9932 * LPRCA Office: 1-888-231-5408
Fax Backus: 519-586-7333 * LPRCA Office: 519-842-7123
E-Mail bhca@lprca.on.ca
Website www.lprca.on.ca
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Primary Contact Brandon Good, Supervisor; Phone: (Business) 519-842-4242 ext 221; Fax: 519-586-7333; Email: bhca@lprca.on.ca
Alternate Contact Sheila Johnson, Curator; Phone: (Business) 519-842-4242 ext 228
Primary Executive Judy Maxwell, General Manager; Phone: 519-842-4242 ext 225

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