Site: Port Rowan - 2nd Concession Rd
Service: Backus Heritage Conservation Area
|Record #: SIM0190||Last Full Update: 21 May 2019|
|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|
|Application||Call or drop-in * no application required|
|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.
|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|
|Primary Contact||Brandon Good, Supervisor; Phone: (Business) 519-842-4242 ext 221; Fax: 519-586-7333; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Contact||Sheila Johnson, Curator; Phone: (Business) 519-842-4242 ext 228|
|Primary Executive||Judy Maxwell, General Manager; Phone: 519-842-4242 ext 225|