This 97 acre family-owned and -operated campground is located on the beautiful Maitland River. Complete with spacious sites, nature trails, a playground, a pool, fishing, elk viewing and WiFi, this is the perfect campground for all types of campers. Whether you prefer rustic sites with hydro and water, no service sites, full-service sites, grass and sunny sites, cabin and cottage rentals, daily rates, weekly rates or seasonal rates, we offer it all. Come camp with us and enjoy tubing or canoeing on Huron County's famous Maitland River, use our shuffleboard, horseshoes, soccer, or join us on a long weekend and participate in our fun-filled activities. The Scott family.
Auburn Riverside Retreat Rates 2017
Site Check In 3:00PM
Site Check Out 11:00AM
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30 Amp water/Hydro Sites: $44.00
There is no extra charge for sewer services
Unserviced Sites: $35.00
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Seasonal Rates for 2018: $1,850.00
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Family Day Pass: $10.00
Adult Day Pass: $5.00
Overnight Visitor Pass: $15.00
Holiday Long Weekend Camping
minimum 3 night fee: $140.00
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Cottage & Cabin Rates
Cottage nightly rate: $125.00
Cabin nightly rate: $95.00
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Visa or MasterCard Required
Reservations must be made by e-mail or telephone.519.526.7238
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All cancellations within 2 weeks, 14 days or less will be charged a minimum 1 night fee.
No show customers will be charged their full camping fee for a 3 day long weekend.
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Free Wireless Internet is accessible from the office. High Speed Wireless internet is available throughout the park. To log onto the Internet from your campsite get your access code from the main office.
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Washers and Dryers are located at the back of the main washroom building, bring your soap loonies and quarters, cost of a load $2.
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The shuffleboard has two full-sized game pads housed under a Timber Frame structure.
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The Viewing Deck
The Viewing deck is a 400 square foot deck overlooking the Maitland River. It is a short walk from the main road and offers a fantastic unobstructed view up and down the river valley. It is a great spot to observe wildlife such as wild bald eagles who nest in the trees along the shores.
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We have a cabin and a Cottage available for rent see the cabins page for more details.
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Pool and Playground
We have a pool inspected regularly by the health unit. The children’s playground is right beside the pool and has a small basketball court, beach volleyball net, soccer field, 3 horseshoe pits, 3 swing sets, one spinning swing set, a merry-go-round, a junglejim and teeter-totters.
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The Rec Hall
The Recreation hall is used for Crafts, Games, Activities and accommodates approximately 120 people, has a kitchen & BBQ
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At the Riverside Retreat we work very hard to ensure that the washroom facilities are always extremely clean and sanitary. We stress a clean washroom environment for your ease and relaxation. There are two main washroom facilities with sinks, toilets and showers one located mid campground and the other located at the back by the rec-hall. Two units are Handicap accessible
Starlight Drive in Movie Theatre
The Park Theatre Goderich Cineplex
A list of huron county Beaches.
Farm to Table
Grocery Store: Scrimgeour’s Food Market Blyth
A list of Huron County Restaurants.
Beach Street Station
The Benmiller Inn
The Blyth Festival
Home On The Range
Huron Historic Gaol
Huron County Museum
Huron Chapel Auburn.
Pool & Playground
We have a pool, a playground with 2 swing sets, + a toddler swing and a spinning swing set a treehouse, sandbox, teeter-totters, Sand Pile and a merry-go-round. We also have horseshoe pits, soccer field and a basket ball net for shooting hoops.
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Their are wild elk available for photo shoots if you can coax them out of the shade. They will often come right up to the fence to inspect there admirers and even pose for pictures. Please keep back 3 meters from the fence.
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At the campground there are over 3km of hiking and biking trails along the river and through forest. Huron County hiking trails connect to Auburn and go on to Goderich, Blyth and stretch as far as the bruce peninsula in the North West and Windsor in the South.
Ontario’s West Coast Hiking Guide
Hike Huron Information
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Games & Crafts
Games and crafts are scheduled throughout the summer usually on long weekends but there is always something for the kids to do. We are well known for our Barbecues and countless activities for adults and children.
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Several times a weekend Mr Scott takes kids and families on wagon rides throughout the park and even through the elk field to get a close up view of the elk.
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Social Events & BBQ’s
We are well know for our social events and Barbecues which take place all season long at Auburn Riverside. Check out the Summer calendar for details, updates to activities are ongoing throughout the summer.
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The Maitland River
We have over 5,000 ft of riverfront access on the Maitland River. The Mighty Maitland is a river that runs through Huron County, Perth County and Wellington County in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. The river is in the Great Lakes Basin and empties into Lake Huron at the town of Goderich. It is 150 kilometres (93 mi) long, and is named after Sir Peregrine Maitland, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada from 1818 to 1828. It was formerly known as the Menesetung River. It is a great place to float in a tube or canoe or to spend the day fishing or just to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
At Auburn Riverside we have canoes and tubes available for use. All tubes and canoes come with PFD’s and paddles.
The main challenge to fishing in this river is the fluctuating levels of water. Sometimes you have to wait for good rains before you go fishing. Patience, whether it is waiting for the rains to fall, or patience while fishing can never go wrong in the trout game. Be prepared to wait for the right water temperatures, find the right fly or bait and your persistence will definitely be rewarded when fishing on the Maitland.
The spring Rainbow trout run is very good in this area. You may also catch returning Steelheads at the Maitland River mouth with some good worms or spawn as your bait. These Steelhead trout weigh in at about six to eight pounds. However, ten pounders are fairly common, while on the rare occasion in the right year, you may even bag one of the twenty pounders that pass through the Maitland river mouth.
Because of the size of the Steelheads, you must be appropriately equipped if you intend hauling in some of the larger fish. Choose a longer rod when fishing in a large river. A rod of around nine foot six will suit most anglers. A graphite handles are good on a longer rod which will allow you to float a jig or drift spoons early in the season. Later you can move on to roe as bait. Two-handed rods are also a good choice for Steelhead fishing in these waters.
When there are many fish biting, you will have to catch and release, so use single barbless hooks where possible and handle the fish carefully so as not to damage their skin or gills.
The Lower Maitland River Valley is part of a larger conservation area where regulations have been designed to protect the ecosystem and various rare species. This Valley plays an important role in protecting biodiversity in the Great Lakes Basin. This area is at risk as a result of the encroachment of cities and the pollution that accompanies them. If we want to continue to enjoy great trout fishing, we need to respect these attempts to preserve the best of the environment.
There are, fortunately, many other spots along the 150 kilometers of the Maitland River in superb wild and picturesque settings where you can fish according to your
You must purchase a Resident Fishing Licence unless you are under 18 or 65 years of age or older. People who are under 18 years or are 65 or older do not need a licence but have all the rights and responsibilities of people with a licence. Visitors from outside the province require a Non Resident Fishing Licence.
Fishing in Ontario
The Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary provides information on licences, open/closed seasons and catch limits. This document is available to view at the Ministry of Natural Resources website (www.mnr.gov.on.ca).
Maitland River Water Levels
To view data on current water levels from MVCA's Benmiller Gauging Station, follow these steps:
Visit Environment Canada's Real-Time Hydrometric Data site. (The link will open in a new window.)
From the "View all Real Time Stations within" drop down menu, select "Ontario".
From the next menu select "MAITLAND RIVER AT BENMILLER - [02FE015] - [ON]".
Located 15 km NE of Lake Huron on Blyth Rd 25, 10 km W of Blyth.
Quiet time is 11:00 p.m to 8:00 a.m. if you need to leave the park before 8:00 a.m. you must park your vehicle in the parking lot out side the gates before 11:00 p.m. We are a family Campground, no excessive alcohol consumption!
Pet Policy: Pets are welcome in the park; they must remain leashed at all times. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets and responsible for ensuring their pet does not bother their neighbours. No aggressive or loud dogs allowed in the park!
Closing day for the Park: MONDAY OCTOBER 9, 2017
THANK YOU -WE LOOK FORWARD TO MAY 1, 2018.
Fri-Saturday 10:00 a.m-7:00 p.m
Sunday 11:00 a.m-5:00 p.m
Long Weekend Office/Store Hours
Friday 10:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m
Saturday 10:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m
Monday 9:00 a.m-6:00 p.m
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