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Address: 1691 Regional Road 97 | Flamborough, Hamilton, Ontario N1R 5S7, Canada
Phone Number: 905-659-7715
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Great spot for a day on the lake

Nice beach, offers camping as well. Facilities, boat rentals and fishing. Small store and picnic shelters. There are volley ball nets up and lots of shade. No lifeguards on duty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Wendy M
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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been going to Valens for almost 15 years now. We take our young kids ages 2 and 7. There is nice trails in this park as well as a great beach. Camping here is also great. We have always found this place to be clean for the bathrooms to the beach, property and trails.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I have been camping every year for a few days at Valens, it's close to home in case we forgot or need something. We are getting a hydro spot which is closer to amenities. From most spots, you need at least a bike to get around and to the beach. We usually drive the car there but... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great place for children ...swimming, sand ...We usually pack a picnic lunch with lots of drinks and snacks...nice shallow beginning of lake for small kids to enjoy..

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice beach, offers camping as well. Facilities, boat rentals and fishing. Small store and picnic shelters. There are volley ball nets up and lots of shade. No lifeguards on duty. A close drive from Cambridge or Guelph.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Always a nice getaway. Private sites, clean washrooms, water and hydro hookup on site and very close to home! Have been a couple of times now with friends for a weekend and always enjoyed it. We will be back!

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Thank Joanne S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I came here often with my family as a kid to go camping and swimming. Beautiful conservation area, very clean and great for families.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I love coming here for hikes with my family, no matter what season. Great views around the lake, lovely scenery and an overall fun hike! Plus the dog loves dipping in the water.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Perfect camping spot for when you don't want to drive far. Very clean facilities and the camping spot we got was big enough for our pop up trailer and another tent with 2 cars parked on site. We booked site 165. Also nice for kayaking and fishing, my daughter had a great time there. Definitely would go back when we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I only camped here one night (after the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic) but it was great - they accommodated a very late check-in, and the campsite was large and most of them were close to flush toilets and water spigots. Showers were quite dirty by 9am, and required us to drive to them (although there was no parking), but I can... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I had a great couple days and night at Valens with my son, I recommend it to anyone looking for a last minute spot that has plenty of availability. The beach, along with the trail with a nice long walking bridge across the reservoir, the Camp Store that’s plopped down right in the middle of the camping area and has... More 

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