About the Ottawa RiverOpen weekends for the 2018 season as of April 27th. The gate will be opened on weekends until May 18th and fully staff mid week from that date forward.
The Ottawa River, upstream of Canada's Capital, Ottawa, is the country's top destination for rafting and kayaking. While most of the river has been harnessed for hydro-electric power, there remains the "Rocher-Fendu", an old French word meaning "split rock". It's where the river flows through two billion year old granite bedrock and an island paradise of 175 islands (in high water) creating a whitewater playground.
The dozen dams upstream have created wide shallow lakes lined with granite which captures the heat of the sun and warms the water. Because watershed is not mountainous, electricity is generated with warm surface water. As a result, the Ottawa is blessed with not only spectacular rapids but also warm water well into September. It's a unique combination.
River Run Advantage for Paddlers
RiverRun boasts the best location on the Ottawa River for taking out at the end of a day of paddling. At the bottom of the last set of rapids is our beach and campground, close to your car, gear and dry clothes all safe and secure. New this year is wi-fi and Whitewater Beer and pizza delivery to your campsite or cabin.
*Advance reservations required for meals and accommodations.
Access / Take-out
River Run offers take out and day use passes for all paddlers on the Ottawa River. This day pass includes use of the washrooms and a safe parking location for your vehicle. Day use paddlers can also purchase a season's pass for take out access.
Overnighter Camping and Take Out
When looking for a the best place to camp on the Ottawa River, River Run has you covered. Our nightly rates include access to change rooms and showers.
$20.00 per adult, $10 for Youth and Kids (15-5), 4 and under FREE
2018 Paddler Take out Season Passes
Note: Rates are per person and do not include HST. Season passes do not discount overnight camping ratesBook Paddler Season Pass Online Now
New for 2018 Camping Season Passes
*Includes Paddler's Season Pass in the above ratesBook Camping Season Pass Online Now
Seasonal RV Rates
* Non serviced site only. Does not include resort access for non pass holders, camping season pass or paddler's season pass. Located in Paddler's Meadow.Check out our campsites
Spend the night in one of our beautiful campgrounds, there are five to choose from, include spectacular riverside camping at the WT take out.
Lunch spot provides access to the following playspots:
* Garburater (levels 0 thru -2)