This was quite a little gem to find. I think because it a Hamilton, Ontario Conservation area- and the site is a mess to figure out- and not a Provincial Park many people don’t even know about it. It is just outside of Cambridge- about a half hour drive from Hamilton and an hour south west of Toronto. Nearby is the African Lion Safari and Westfield Pioneer Village.
The campground has an older an more established section and and newer one- the newer ones are Tamarack and
Map of Valens Campground/Campsites Avoid the Tamarack and Spruce Hollow sections/campsites like the plague! They are tiny tiny sites with zero privacy and full sun. Basically a quite open field.
The older parts of the park are nice. Roomy well treed sites with lots of shade. Most of the sites have electrical and water hook-up. The sites are 24.00 CAD for standard and 28.00 CAD with electrical and water.
The park features a really nice beach. Sandy and shallow water that is chlorinated.
The campgrounds are very family friendly- lots of kids. There is an alcohol ban at the park- I am not sure how well enforced this is.
Twice a month on Saturdays new release movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen outdoors.