Details for Campbellford City Docks

Campbellford City Docks

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Average rating 3.8 stars from 46 reviews

Address 51 Old Mill Park Road
Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO


Please Note - the last lock for the prime time of the season (June 23 - September 4) is now 7 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. as it was in previous years. Please plan your trips accordingly.

At most locks, boaters must arrive at or before the last lockage time. At locks 11/12, 16/17, 20, and 21, boaters must arrive at least 15 minutes before the last lockage time. At swing bridges, the last bridge swing will be 20 minutes after the last lockage time.

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Visa and MasterCard.

Payment discounts

Stay two nights the third night is free. Must be consecutive nights.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Immediately off the channel.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info: On wall, on park, close to shopping.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
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Other price info: Docking is $1.15 per foot with no power. $1.40 per foot with 30 amp.
$1.65 per foot with 50 amp.
Plus 13% tax.
East side has 30 amp power.
West side has 50 amp power.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Need a long hose.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: The docking wall is in the town park with great areas for walking pets. Please pick up after your pet.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out





Yes - Trash cans throughout the park. Recycle bins are in the heads.




Yes - Located in the Welcome Center/Chamber of Commerce building next to the wall are two lockable heads for cruisers. Pick up keys when you register. Each head has two showers. These are separate from the public washrooms.


Yes - There is a laundramat on Front Street, on the east side of the river.


Yes - There is a No Frills grocery just across the street from the docks. Across the bridge, north on Front Street, is a Sharpe's Food Store.

One of the attractions at Campbellford is the Empire Cheese factory, located more than a walk away. However, Sharpe's Food Store carries some of their specialty cheeses.

The Dooher's Bakery, on Bridge St. on the east side is a must stop. Everything is wonderful and one should stock up on the muffins.

A farmers' market is held on the east side of the canal on Wednesday and Saturday.


Yes - Canadian Tire is 3 blocks south.


Yes - Walkable


Yes - Church Key Brewing Company is located just outside of town, but would require a car to visit. In town, their beers along with other Canadian microbrews are served at the Stinking Rose Pub. It is located on the main road that runs across the bridge, on the park side with the toonie monument. Wonderful little pub/coffee house with friendly locals.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - WiFi included in dockage price.

Boat ramp availability



Other services

Tourism Office - area maps, brochures and information.
Walking distance to: downtown shops, grocery stores, pharmacy, ATM machine, pay phone, Military Museum, World's Finest Chocolate Outlet,movie theatre, pubs and restaurants.


Old Mill Park - picnic tables, giant Two Dollar coin, and 'Melodies at the Mill'; concerts in the park every Wednesday in July and August 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Hike the Rotary Trail along the canal to the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge - connecting to Ferris Park walking trails.

Reviews for Campbellford City Docks
Submerged Hazard above the bridge, 2017-08-14
Captain: , Denver (170)

Going upstream after going under the bridge we struck something under the water. We were in the channel between the second and third marker. We were favoring the port side of the channel. Anoter boater a few days behind us hit the same object and friends of ours who were here last year apparently hit the same object. You should favor the starboard side after going under the bridge.

Nice Stop with Power, 2017-07-17
Captain: , Stoneledge, Cayuga Lake (130)

Wall with power, showers and bathroom. Lunch and drinks at Stinking Rose.

Picturesque and convenient, 2017-06-28
Captain: , Honolulu (712)

Stayed here late June of 2017. $57 for a 36 foot with 30 amp. Wall iin a park setting downtown. Very pretty town and lots of services within walking distance. Good wifi close to visitors center, clean showers.

Good stop on the Trent Severn, 2016-08-13
Captain: , Bedford, NH (775)

We stayed one night, Aug 6. 50 amp power only on one side of the canal. Office and facilities on the other side. A bit of a hike across the bridge. 30 amp available on both sides. Small town, most everything was closed by the time we got there around 6pm. Restaurants still open till about 9pm.

Hidden Utilities, 2016-08-13
Captain: , Charleston, SC (210)

Nice side tie to wall. Restaurant, groceries and shops all within walking distance. Plenty of space on east and west walls. 50amp/240v power pedistals hidden is disguised trash cans on east wall only.

Great Place to stay, 2016-08-09
Captain: , St. Catharines (498)

A nice place to stay. Power (30 amp), water and WiFi are available at the wall. It's in a nice park setting. Easy walking distance to the grocery store and drug store as well as several restaurants and a bakery. We'll be back.

Nice stop,nice town, 2016-07-13
Captain: , Hallowell, Maine (240)

Worth the fee for the wall. Showers and bathrooms & electric (30) on the west side. Herbs and greens from the municipal garden and the staff also made red white and blue cupcakes for the 4th of July. Internet not so good. Fun things to do and eat especially if you have a bike.

Great one night stopover, 2016-07-08
Captain: , warm waters (828)

Date of visit: 7/6/16
Ocean Dancer is 48' M/V with 4' draft. We stayed on east wall with 50amp service. Price paid was $1.91 per foot CAD. City staff person conveniently met us at the wall to take payment and provide shower keys and local info. (We did not use showers.)

Power/Water pedestals are hidden inside round black 'cages' that resemble trash cans. (It took us a few minutes with binoculars to discover this before docking.) Two 50's, two 30's, and one water spigot are on each pedestal. While the wall extends from both the north and south side of the bridge, the pedestals are all on the south side.

The bollard cleats are pretty far apart. After securing the bow line to a cleat, we tied the stern line to a dock/fence post. There are ladders along the wall, too.

It is a very walkable small town with friendly people, interesting architecture, parks, shops, a bakery, and a few restaurants. We enjoyed the Wednesday night concert in the park on the other side of the bridge. They did offer a third night free. Depth at the wall was 11.4'. Security cameras were visible with signage posted that the area was monitored.

Beautiful little town. , 2016-06-26
Captain: , Portsmouth (553)

Town docks are quiet with power but water could be a long stretch. We pulled north past the bathrooms to be more in the park. Easy access to downtown. Took the dinghy back to lock 12 and walked to the suspension bridge, well worth the ride. Nice photo opp at the large Toonie Coin in the park along the wall. Movie theater, post office, restaurants and groceries within an easy walk. Pay for two nights and get the third free. We stayed three and were glad we did.

Great Stop fir the Weekend, 2016-06-12
Captain: , Woodstock, Georgia (409)

Nice quiet spot to spend the weekend. With the security monitors and Police patrols, we felt safe. The east side is closer to town but the west side has the showers. Not a bad walk either way. We took advantage of the stay two and get a third night free offer. Good WiFi from either side. If they had a pump out I would have rated them a five.

Better than expected, 2016-06-12
Captain: , Houston, Texas (970)

Wifi worked well. Showers great. 3 nights for the price of 2. On the west bank, ice cream shop, grocery store, and drug store are just across the park. Canadian Tire is 3 short blocks. Over the bridge, 1 block, the bakery, a bank, a barbershop, DollarRama, and a restaurant are all within a block. About 4 blocks to the candy outlet. The Esso Station is open again.

Great stop, 2015-09-01
Captain: , Pittsburgh (523)

Great stop with amenities and re provisioned. Lots to do. Very quiet night

Helpful City Docks, 2015-08-23
Captain: , Wicomico Church (610)

A nice City Marina .. helpful staff..stayed one night

Good stopping point after lock 13, westbound, 2015-07-12
Captain: , Sarasota, FL (60)

We spent our first night here as we proceeded westbound. We were exhausted and found the city docks to be a welcome relief. There is 30-amp power to accommodate several boats on the west wall, 50-amp on the east wall. Town amendities are on both sides of the river and an easy walk over the bridge. No fuel here as Esso has closed. The cheese factory is a ways out of town but there is a good bakery (closed on Sunday). Internet is available at the twon dock. We enjoyed our short stay in Campbellford.

Lots of space, 2015-07-04
Captain: , Fort Pierce City Marina, FL (460)

We tied our 54' boat on the West wall. Plenty of space and 30a svc. close to the restrooms. 50a on the East side. Nice space. Restrooms are in the chamber of commerce building.

nice town; great docks, 2015-06-29
Captain: , Wilmington, DE (780)

Tied up on the east wall since west was full. There's plenty of space here as well as lots of pedestals with 50 and 30 amp power, and water to boot. Rest
rooms are across the bridge, but restaurants, Ranney falls, chocolate store and donuts are all on east side. Nice little town too.

great little stop with power & water, 2015-06-07
Captain: , Bayou Bonfouca, LA- Great Loop Cruiser (708)

After several days staying along lock walls without power or water this was a welcomed stop.
River view Restaurant has great service & food.
The bridge Restaurant burned and is closed.

Nice spot, but don't expect wifi, 2014-07-13
Captain: , Massapequa,NY (1176)

Good location on west wall in a park with easy access to town, shops & restaurants. 30 amp & water on west wall, 50 amp & water on east wall. Many boats on west wall, no one goes to east wall? Must go see suspension bridge & Ranney Falls. Highly recommend Caper's restaurant, great food & service.

Nice park!, 2014-07-02
Captain: , Venice, Fl. (949)

We arrived in advance of a thunderstorm. Do not dock south of the chamber of commerce building (red) as there is only 1 power receptacle at the very south end of the wall on the west side. We had to put out 125' of cord. The Bridge reataurant at the top of the park on Bridge St. is excellant. There is even an ice cream stand across the street. Bathrooms wer clean and nce.

east wall spoke to us, 2014-06-15
Captain: , Naples, FL (1096)

East wall is free during day and is closer to chocolate factory outlet and bakery. Cream filled donuts are so good. Library on east side has free wifi inside. We then went to bottom of Lock 13 for night.

Good Location, 2014-06-15
Captain: , Cape Coral, Fl (838)

We stayed on the west wall in front of the Chamber office on 6/13. Good location close to town. Great butter tarts just a block and 1/2 away. Internet is good but they give it to you only on the arrival day. The next morning it was cut off . It's a technical flaw they need to fix. We like the location but it's priced comparable to a marina but lacks the marina amenities.

Good access to downtown, 2014-06-06
Captain: , Nowhere,OK (1314)

We stayed 2 nights, they have a deal stay 2 get one free, but with the weather having cleared we are off!

Town is nice, we went to "The Stinking Rose" a small pub with 5 seats at the bar and 5 tables. Local craft beers (the owner is also the brewmaster at Church Key Brewery) and local wines. It has pub food.

Next door is "The Bridge", the next level up in food.

If you have time the suspension bridge by lock 12 is worth the walk. There is a nice park, the total round trip is about 4KM

Downtown has a chocolate store, a nice book store, post office, some more places to eat. We stayed on the West wall, a pharmacy and a supermarket are a 5 min walk, with Canadian tire about 10 mins.

Wifi not available on the East Wall, and you need to be close to the Chamber Office on the West wall to get a good connection.

Prior comment was about being exposed on the canal is correct. But we only saw two boats in the two days we were here, it may be much busier in the summertime.

Long wall close to downtown, 2013-08-21
Captain: , Sturgeon Bay, WI (287)

Stopped for one night while transitting the Trent. Power and water were available but you feel a little exposed to the river and passing traffic that at times have trouble understanding the meaning of no wake.

Very accessible to laundry, groceries and very good bakery.

Campbellford City Docks, 2013-06-24
Captain: , Patrick AFB Florida (1254)

Great stop for a night or two. Staff is friendly and helpful. Easy access with pointy end upstream into the current. There are TWO water spigots, one at either end of the part (near C of C building and near the bridge) so you'll need to join hoses if not at either end. Walk to super bakery (try their Canadian Harvest bread as well as the whipped sweet cream filled glazed donuts), the cholate outlet, and M&M's meat market (great buy on bacon-wrapped filet mignons). Great pizza at the Italian restaurant about three blocks east of the bridge.

Not much to add...., 2013-06-16
Captain: , Charleston, SC (422)

Great spot! All boats moored on the West wall...try to get somewhat close to the ONLY set of water spigots close to the Visitor's Bureau but out from under the trees (shed quite a bit). Services have been previously described so I won't repeat here. Don't forget to ask for faucet handle at the office for water access. A fair current flowing south so north approach best for control. You'll like this place!

Great stop expecially if you have a sweet tooth. July 4, 2012, 2012-07-20
Captain: , Cocoa, Florida (157)

Stayed on the west wall near the 2 dollar coin. The facilities are in the chamber of commerce building on the east end of the park. The town has three notable sweet tooth places to visit within reasonable walking distance. The worlds greatest chocolate factory outlet store, Doohers bakery and the tart lady(17 Queen street) second the the recommendation for the Be My Guest resturant for breakfast seems all the locals eat there. Bath and shower facilities were secured with a key operated locking door. It is a 2.7 mile Round trip walk back to the lock to see the suspension bridge over the falls. Cheese factory on outside of town may need bike or car to get to. We also were treated to a concert in the park and used the grocery store just beyond the drugstore. icecream store on corner by bridge.

Very good stop dont miss it, 2012-07-14
Captain: , Cape Coral FL (4187)

Stay on the EAST side (right) which is where most things in town are located: laundromat one block, banks, restaurants, pizza places, DOHLERS BAKERY, etc. Water and electric both 30a and 50a service here on the wall just before the bridge. Good swimming too. THey have very good ladders on the wall to climb up out of the water.
Had dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Specials are $10-12 incl dessert and salad. But cash only, no credit cards.

Great town, good wall, but not free., 2012-07-12
Captain: , St. Louis, MO (1850)

Buy two nights, get the third free. Great tie-up at the city walls. West wall has only 30 amp, east wall has 50 amp. But west wall has easy access to washrooms / showers. East does not. Mooring price was $1.45 per foot. We tied up on west wall. Note that the closer you get to the bridge the easier access to electrical outlets. Campbellford is a lovely town. Yes, Doohers Bakery (east side on Bridge Street) has awesome donuts. Two grocery stores, large Rexall store, sundries store, an awesome Canadian Tire store with some marine stuff, banks, restaurants all within very easy walking distance. Very friendly locals. The cruise from Trenton is tough and this is a great place to recover.

Good stop on the T/S, 2012-07-05
Captain: , Savannah (128)

We spent the night at the city docks 7-3-12. The staff was great and we enjoyed the evening. Went to dinner at Capers (about 2 blocks away) and the food was good. Doher's Bakery was absoulutely fantastic the next morning. Got fuel and left for Hastings. Would have liked to stay a few extra nights.

Campbellford Wall, 2012-06-19
Captain: , Cincinnati (1810)

We were at the wall and happened to arrive the day of concert in the park. A lot of nice folks stopped by and chatted - very friendly. Fees were OK. We needed to move the boat to get water, not a big deal since there was only 2 other boats there. We were there before the issues with vandels. Of course, the park was very active from the concert and plenty of people around. Very helpful staff and interesting town.

Good spot to visit Campbellford, 2012-06-17
Captain: , punta gorda, fl (1448)

Nice wall on west side with 30 amp power run by chamber of commerce. Approx $55 for our 34 ft boat including elec. Some water spigots available but we were docked too far from them to reach. Next to park with picnic tables. Grocery, pharmacy, and restaurants close by. Don't miss the chocolate factory outlet across the bridge plus several blocks (maybe a 10 minute walk). While we were there during the night some local people threw a large trash can from the park area at another boat scratching the window, damaging the screen, and strewing garbage over their boat.

Rest of the Story, 2012-06-17
Captain: , Lexington, Kentucky (160)

We were the trawler that had a 50 gallon garbage can thrown at us during the night. We learned the next day from the lockmaster at Campbellford Lock 13 that this is the second time in two weeks that such an incident has occurred. We contacted the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) who responded quickly and professionally. They searched the park and promised to swing by a number of additional times that evening. We had planned to stay two days at the Campbellford City Dock, but the incident made us so uneasy that we moved the next day to Hastings Village Marina. The City Dock did contacte us while we were underway to Hastings to apologize for the incident and waived our dockage and electric fees. If this problem had not happened we would have rated the muncipal dock with 4 or 5 stars.

Prices are up this year, 2012-06-16
Captain: , Guntersville, AL (451)

50 Amp is on East Wall at $1.65, $1.15 without hydro (electric). West Wall has twin 30 Amp for use with a smart "Y". I think that charging 50 cents more per foot is out of line and I made that comment on the questionnaire they provided.
This town has a lot to see on foot including a bakery, chocolate factory with a retail outlet and a butter tart shop.

Plenty of Space, 2012-06-16
Captain: , Cleveland, OH (344)

Saturday in June and there are a total of three boats here for the night. Last night we were the only boat at Lock 9.

Campbellford, 2011-11-24
Captain: , Margaritaville (355)

Hard to get a spot on busy weekends but is a nice, clean place on both sides of the river.
Reasonable dockage rate and no security issues.

wonderful stop, 2011-11-03
Captain: , Newport, R.I. (644)

as we arrived the town was setting up for a free Jazz concert on the common right in front of the wall. How great was that :D Nice staff and right in town.

Good overnight stop, 2011-07-08
Captain: , Warsaw, Ky (875)

Stayed at the town wall. Nice park like setting. No security but a number of boats docked. First come first serve.

If you require 50 amp service make sure to stay at the east wall as eventhough you can access two 30 amp plug in's, they are on the same phase.

Staff is cordial but are not allowed to assist in docking, you are on your own but other boaters do assist if there. Would stay here again.

Easy stop, good restaurant selection, 2011-07-04
Captain: , Mesa AZ (1609)

A bit pricey for a wall tie with no security, but clean, safe & friendly place. 50 amp is ONLY on East wall, but reverse Y will work on 30 amps (Wast wall). Suspension Bridge is 1.2 mile walk. Military museum with actual planes is 5 minute walk from West wall. Eat at Capers for some tasty & unusual dishes.

Great Stop at Bargain Prices, 2011-07-02
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4247)

The wall by the Chamber of Commerce/Visitiors Center is a great stop along the Trent-Severn. Adjacent park, trails to large park and falls by the lock, close grocery store, 2 bakeries, great BBQ restaurant (live Blues at our visit), 30 amp power and WiFi. Offering 3 nights for the price of 2.

Good Stop for multiple days., 2010-07-08
Captain: , Collierville TN (977)

WIFI, clean showers and washroom. Plenty of wall space. Adjacent to a park. concerts on Wednesday Night. Cute little town. Good grocery 1 block away. 30/30 amp

Nice if FREE Dock is full, 2009-08-25
Captain: , Melbourne Florida (4616)

Free dock was great! I would only use this if the FREE dock is full. Fuel is still the cheapest around. $.95 a liter as of today.

nice location, 2009-07-29
Captain: , Key Largo (5457)

supplies and cheapest fuel on the waterway right across the way.
$1.25 a foot in 09, with free wifi

Campbellford, 2009-07-14
Captain: , Toronto (592)

Nice park alongside the waterway. Limited facilities but quiet. As others have written, the store across the canal sells the cheapest fuel in the area.

Stay here if you need electricity, 2009-07-08
Captain: , fairland (2653)

Fine spot. Restrooms have showers. But it is a 1.25/foot.

Campbelford, 2009-07-01
Captain: , Howard Prairie (510)

Stop on the town wall, walk across the bridge to town. Nice bakery but not much happening in town

Campbellford Munic Dock, 2008-05-31
Captain: , Patterson, La (1441)

Easy walk to restaurants, Catholic Church, laundry( it is not the best, heck not that good ) but you can walk there.
Large drug store and grocery store across the street. Canadian Tire is only two blocks. Worth the stop for that.

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