Cottage Frequently Asked Questions

I would love to stay in your cottages! How do I book them?

It’s easy! Just give our Park Office a call and speak to one of our staff. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and to book you in for your stay! Our phone number is 613-256-1020.

Is there a minimum stay requirement?

During the peak season, the desired rental period is by the week (Friday to Friday) and, when available, the weekend (Friday to Sunday). Outside of peak season, a 2 day minimum is required. The staff at Thompson’s Black Rock Park are happy to discuss with you availabilities and work together to book a stay that works best for you. Give us a call and we can see what is available!

Do you rent boats, kayaks, or canoes?

Unfortunately at this time we do not rent boats, kayaks or canoes. We do have a boat launch and docking facilities located in the park though, where you are welcome to launch your own boat.

Is there a cost for visitors ?

Yes, a day use or overnight pass is available for purchase. All visitors must stop at the store and register before entering. A fee of $6.00 for the day or $14.00 for overnight guests will apply per person (+ HST). Please make arrangements at the store if you wish to pay the registration fee in advance for your visitors. Each visitor will be given a park pass for their vehicle. Office staff will be happy to give your guests a park map and provide directions to your cottage. Although there is ample parking at each cottage, please be respectful of all guests and ensure you park in the driveway of your cottage.

Are pets allowed at the park?

Dogs must be kept on leash at all times when walking throughout the park. We ask that no dogs be brought to the beach. Instead, when it is not busy, dogs are welcome to go for a swim at the boat launch. Picking up after your pet helps to keep the park clean for everyone.

What do we do with our garbage?

There are garbage and recycling containers located in all cottages. We ask that you bring your garbage up to the dumpster and recycling bins located near the main office at the entrance to the park. We strive to recycle all materials possible, so we ask that you sort your recyclables in to the designated bins. Do not worry – we have made it easy for everyone! There is a bin for each material type and they are all well labeled. All other household garbage can be placed in the dumpster. Please note that we only accept household garbage.

Is there a quiet time?

Quiet time in the park is 11pm. In order to respect everyone in the park, we ask that music be kept low after this time. Songs around the campfire are always welcome!

I have an ATV, can I bring it to the cottage with me?

We ask that ATVs and mini bikes are not brought to the park. This is because the roads throughout the park are narrow and there are many families with small children playing throughout the park.

Is smoking or vaping allowed in the cottages?

No, all of our cottages are smoke-free. We ask that if you do smoke to please do so outside the cottage and to please dispose of the cigarette butts responsibly in the garbage.

Is there cell phone coverage in the park?

Yes, we are lucky enough to have cell phone coverage in most of the areas of the park. Of course this can vary depending on cell phone provider.

I loved my stay at the cottage. Can I book ahead for next year?

Of course! We would love to see you again next year! Cottage rentals tend to fill up fast, so feel free to book ahead by talking with one of the park staff at the office. Bookings can also be confirmed by calling the Park Office at 613-256-1020.