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Rock Dunder Nature Reserve 

Rock Dunder Nature Reserve is one of 21 Nature Reserves owned and operated by the Rideau Waterway Land Trust. It is a treasure that lies within the UNESCO Thousand Islands Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve. Rising 275 feet above Morton Bay, Rock Dunder provides breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and woodlands. Trails lead to one of the highest points of land in the area, and offer stunning vistas that are enjoyed seasonally by  local residents and visitors to the area. For many, childhood memories of hiking trips to Rock Dunder remain fresh in their minds.

We are excited to announce a slight adjustment in our fall weekend pass rates at Rock Dunder, effective from September 16th to October 29th, and Thanksgiving Monday (Oct. 9th). During the fall season, the weekend rates for Saturday and Sunday will be $10 per individual and $25 per family (inclusive of 2 adults and 2 + children). 

Weekday rates during this time period will remain unchanged at $6 per person and $20 per family (2 adults and 2 or more children). Community use passes are available to be checked out at all Rideau Lakes Public Library Branches, as well as Leeds and the Thousand Islands Public Library. Visit your local branch to learn more! 

We aim to ensure the best possible hiking experience for all our visitors while striving to maintain the right balance between access and the protection of conservation values. Recognizing that fall weekends draw a significant influx of outdoor enthusiasts from around Canada and the world, we've revised our pricing structure to encourage the exploration of Rock Dunder during weekdays. By doing so, we aim to alleviate congestion, increase visitor safety, minimize parking along Highway 15, and reduce the strain on Rock Dunder’s trail system.

For those who plan to visit Rock Dunder Nature Reserve, although purchases passes at the gate is possible by cash or card, we recommend purchasing your passes online in advance. By purchasing your passes ahead of time, you'll shorten your wait time and streamline your entry. 

Visiting on a weekend?

Buy your passes here

$10 Individual Hiker:

$25 Family Pass: 

Visiting on a weekday?

Buy your passes here

$6 Individual Hiker:

$20 Family Pass: 

As always, our season pass offers an exceptional value at $60, granting you and those in your vehicle with you unlimited access throughout the entire season, including weekends and weekdays alike. Buy a season pass here

Planning a group trip?

 E-mail for more information. 

Whether you plan to visit during the weekday or on the weekend, we’re looking forward to welcoming you at Rock Dunder this fall. Your continued support allows us RWLT to do its part to conserve nature in our community, along the Rideau Waterway and in Eastern Ontario. 

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Rideau Waterway Land Trust, P.O. Box 42, Elgin, Ontario, K0G 1E0 Canada. Phone: +1 (343) 653 2500

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