Car camping is available in eight separate campground loops within the greater campground area. The following five campgrounds are open during the full camping season from late April to October and are serviced with comfort stations and water taps.
High Bluff Campground has approximately 100 sites; most of which have electrical service. This campground has many open, sunny sites that are popular for RVs. The few sites directly on the water are the most popular in the park. Wooded sites are available in the back of the loop. A comfort station with flush toilets and showers is centrally situated.
Pines Campground is the smallest campground with all electrical sites situated among a Scots Pine forest. It is popular for RVs. A comfort station with flush toilets is centrally located.
Maples Campground has almost 50 non-electrical, spacious sites, in a mixed deciduous-coniferous forest. A comfort station with flush toilets and showers is situated at the south end of the campground. This is a first-come first-serve campground with no reservable sites except for the roofed accommodations on sites 128 and 155.
Lakeside Campground has non-electrical sites, with a few located right on the lakeshore. The Park Campground Hosts are located at Campsite #212. The comfort station is shared with Hidden Valley Campground and not available after Labour Day. Maples Comfort Station is a short stroll away.
Trails End Campground has almost all electrical campsites. This former farm field is now treed with a young forest and shrubs and most sites are nicely screened. Vault toilets and water taps service this campground.
The following three campgrounds are open from the May long weekend until Labour Day.
Craigs Campground has non-electrical campsites in a wooded area and is radio-free. Vault toilets and water taps are located on the site and comfort stations are a short stroll away.
Hidden Valley Campground has non-electrical sites in a mature forest. A comfort station with flush toilets and showers is located on the west side of the campground.
Elmvale Campground has mostly non-electrical sites with a few having electrical service. Three sites are situated directly on the lakeshore. Most sites are in mature forest, with the ones nearer the lake being more open. Vault toilets and water taps service this campground.
Presqu’ile has ten group campsites that accommodate various group sizes: Site one - 75, site two - 50, site three - 50, site four - 35, site five - 35, site six - 35, site seven - 50, site eight - 25, site nine - 75 and site ten - 75. There are water taps on each site and vault toilets are centrally located. A garbage and recycling depot is located at the entrance to the campground. The sites are located near a rocky beach and are a 15 to 20 minute walk from the comfort station. Reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (613) 475-4324, starting the last Friday in April.
Craigs Campground is designated as radio-free.
Number at Park: 1
Site Number(s) / Name: Clarke-Denson Cottage
Check-In/Check-Out Time: 3pm/11am
The Clarke-Denson Cottage has been restored to its original 1930’s lakeside cottage decor. The roofed accommodation holds up to six occupants, with three separate bedrooms; each with metal foot and head frames, pine side table and tweed-shaded lamp. The kitchen has been updated with modern appliances, and the bathroom has accessible capabilities. There is a grand room and a front sun room full of windows. The grand room features a solid harvest table with farm spindle chairs, two wing-back chairs that rest in front of the propane fireplace, encased with the original stone masonry chimney and solid wood mantle. Each fixture harkens back to the 1930’s, with two great chandeliers hung from the cross beams, and tweed floor lamps. The front sun room has wicker seating, both love seats and independent chairs, with a solid pine coffee table that highlights the character and age of the material. The other side of the sun room features a quant bistro or card table for evening discussions or entertainment. The sun room has three hanging fixtures that contain the Edison bulbs from the early 1900’s. Each window is dressed with handmade valances, resting on the originally restored iron curtain rods. The walls, ceilings and floors have all been refinished to emphasize the original British Columbian cedar wood grains. Throughout the cottage, items and equipment from the past have been fixed to the walls, to provide a feel to visitors that they are truly in the 1930’s, enjoying the amazing view over the wave-washed stones of Lake Ontario. Sleeps:
Lounge furniture, harvest table with six farm back chairs, wing-back chairs, two single beds, one double and one queen bed. Microwave, electric kettle, refrigerator with freezer, conventional oven with four stove top elements. Safe drinking water system in the utility with electric hot water tank. What to Bring
All cookware, toiletries and bedding. Restrictions
Please note that domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the cottage and smoking is prohibited. Parking
Parking for up to three vehicles. How to Reserve
Reservations can be made through our call centre at 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275).
Soft Sided Shelter
Number at Park: 3
Site Number(s) / Name: The Minka Tent (site #12), Exploration Tents (sites #128 & #155)
Check-In/Check-Out Time: 3pm/11am
The Minka Tent
The Minka Tent is a one-room soft sided hybrid tent within a timber frame. It can sleep 5.
These are typical Prospector canvas tent supported by timber framing that can sleep 5. Sleeps:
The Minka Tent
The tent has one single mattress in a cool loft and two double mattresses. There is a small table and benches inside for eating and card games. Outside a propane BBQ and mini picnic table are on the deck. The tent is a short walk from a water tap and comfort station.
The Exploration Tents
These Prospector Tents have one large mattress on a sleeping platform that can sleep 5. A small dining table and shelving are available inside. A propane BBQ and chairs are available on the outside deck. The tents are within a short walk of a vault toilet, water tap and comfort station.
What to Bring
Visitors should bring their own bedding, food, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery and other personal items. Restrictions
Please note that domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the tent or on site and smoking is prohibited in all facilities. Parking
2 cars on the campsite. How to Reserve
Reservations can be made online or through our call centre by phoning 1-888-ONT-PARK. When reserving online select “Roofed Accommodation” as your reservation type.