History

1967

The Ottawa Municipal Campground was built in 1967, and has been a staple for campers of all kinds since its opening day. Throughout its life it has welcomed people from all over the world to Ottawa and the valley. With a colourful history of hosting school trips, weddings, scouting jamborees, pow wows, RV/motorcycle tours, and more, visitors from close by and abroad have always been able to enjoy this beautiful space!

The Ottawa Municipal Campground and the former Nepean National Equestrian Park have been fixtures in the National Capital Region for decades at their respective 411 and 401 Corkstown Road locations. After decades of being under city management, both pre and post amalgamation, the City of Ottawa and the Municipal Campground Authority came to the decision that it was time for someone else to breathe some new life into these urban gems, which is where the Wesley Clover Foundation stepped in!

2014

In 2014 Wesley Clover Parks was established when the Wesley Clover Foundation took over the operations of the former Ottawa Municipal Campground and the adjacent Nepean National Equestrian Park. Wesley Clover Parks is proud to continue campground operations at our 411 Corkstown Road location, as the campground offers a beautiful urban getaway just fifteen minutes from downtown Ottawa!

2017

2017 marked the 50th anniversary of camping at 401 Corkstown Road. Guests from the National Capital Commission, the City of Ottawa, and the Wesley Clover Foundation joined representatives from Wesley Clover Parks sister and partner organization to unveil a plaque recognizing this community legacy. They also honoured this milestone with the planting of a native Canadian maple tree that will grow proudly in the campground forest for decades to come.

 

Thrilled to be a part of this property’s history, Wesley Clover Parks proudly celebrated the 50th anniversary of this unique “camping in the city” experience, and looks forward to providing visitors with many more enjoyable memories for years to come!