Nicolston Dam     

   Located along the Nottawasaga River in Essa Township.

Rentals re-open May 2018

Have your own vessel?  Park and launch at Nicolston Dam.

Maps of canoe route available at office.

$5.00 per vessel and $5.00 per vehicle to park.

Reservations required. 705-435-7946

The Nottawasaga River offers canoeists and kayakers of all levels and abilities an opportunity to explore a wide variety of ecological habitats.

Starting in Nicolston, this section of the river features a series of small rapids making it suitable for more experienced paddlers. The route is approximately 8-9 hours to the Hwy 90 pull out. Shorter paddle to Baxter Bridge or Essa Centennial Park. 

Pick up's available with reservations $80. up to 6 vessels and 6 people.

The south trip goes through the Nottawasaga Inn golf course, the Nottawasaga River is a navigable water way, however watch for golf balls! When the river gets too shallow, turn around and come back to the starting point. 

Nicolston Dam has a variety of vessels for rent.

Rentals are $45/day or $20 for the 1st hour then $10 an hour after that.  

Parking, PFD's and paddles included in price. Drivers License required as well as a $500 pre authorization of credit card per vessel.