Campsite vacancy highlights: August 18-20

Summer is winding down, but there is still time to enjoy the beautiful weather! Make the most of the last few weeks of summer vacation with these available campsites.

And don’t forget to take part in the 30×30 Challenge this month!

Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of 12:00 pm on August 17, 2017):

Southern Ontario

Voyageur Provincial Park

Campsite with fire pit and picnic bench surrounded by trees.
Site 172, Iroquois B Campground. Tent camping or RV up to 18ft. Electrical.

Voyageur has many small bays and inlets where visitors can explore by canoe or kayak. Dropping a line in the spring to catch catfish and barbotte (bullhead) is a popular local activity.

Voyageur is just over an hour away from both Ottawa and Montreal.

Silver Lake Provincial Park

Picnic bench on campsite with trees in background.
Site 72, Wesley Campground. Tent camping.

Located on a picturesque lake, the park offers great swimming, canoeing, boating, and fishing opportunities.

Silver Lake is just over 1 hour north of Kingston, and just over 1 hour south of Ottawa.

Southwestern Ontario

Wheatley Provincial Park

Picnic bench next to fire pit with trees in the background.
Site 21, Boosey Creek Campground. Tent camping or RV up to 18ft.

Wheatley’s campgrounds are situated among a tangle of creeks in a beautifully wooded Carolinian forest (at the same latitude as northern California!). The park sits on a major migratory bird route and provides excellent bird-watching.

Wheatley is 1 hour from Detroit, Windsor and London.

Darlington Provincial Park

313 sign with grassy campsite in the background.
Site 313, Hilltop Campground. Tent camping.

Darlington offers a beautiful stretch of sandy beach on the shores of Lake Ontario. The sheltered waters of McLaughlin Bay are ideal for canoes and paddle boats.

Darlington is less than 1 hour from Toronto, 2 hours from Kingston and 20 minutes from Oshawa.

Near North

Restoule Provincial Park

Shady campsite with two picnic benches.
Site 308, Putts Point Campground. Tent camping or RV up to 32ft.

Paddle along the base of the Stormy Lake Bluffs, or hike to the top for a view of the local landscape. More than 90 species of birds frequent the waters and forests of Restoule including, peregrine falcons, bald eagles and osprey.

Restoule is an hour south of North Bay, and 2 hours north of Orillia.

Northeastern Ontario

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Grassy campsite with trees in the background.
Site 61, Hilltop Campground. Tent camping. Electrical.

Pancake Bay boasts more than 3 km of beautiful sand beach and Caribbean blue waters. Enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Superior from the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout hiking trail. The park is located along the historic paddling route of the Voyageurs, and is only a short drive from many regional attractions.

Take part in the 30×30 Challenge by cycling, paddling, fishing, or hiking in the park!

Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.

Nagagamisis Provincial Park

Sunny and shady grassy campsite with picnic bench.
Site 5, Bedwash A Campground. Tent camping or RV up to 32ft.

Camp by the lake, or use the park as a jump-off point for challenging canoe routes on the Nagagami and Shekak Rivers. Anglers return year after year to this large secluded lake north of Hornepayne, drawn by the excellent fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike and Yellow Perch.

Nagagamisis is 4.5 hours north of Sault Ste Marie.

Northwestern Ontario

Lake Superior Provincial Park 

Paved road runs by pathway to campsite through trees.
Site 129, Agawa Bay. Tent camping and RV up to 32ft. Electrical.

Eleven trails let visitors explore the variety of landscapes that make up Lake Superior Provincial Park – rocky shores, beaches, lakes and rivers, waterfalls, forests, wetlands and rolling hills.

On Saturday take part in a Ghost Walk through the park! Come travel through time to hear the stories of those who braved the Lake Superior shoreline and its rugged interior in times past—explorers, voyageurs, lighthouse keeping families, and loggers.

Lake Superior is 1.5 hours from Sault Ste. Marie. 

Blue Lake Provincial Park

Large shady campsite with picnic bench and fire pit.
Site 219, B Campground. Tent camping or RV up to 32ft.

Blue Lake boasts a long, sandy beach and water so clear you can see the bottom at six metres. Take a hike with park naturalists through a spruce fen and stands of majestic pines, over ancient bedrock, past lady’s slipper orchids and blueberry bushes.

Blue Lake is 3.5 hours from Winnipeg, and 4.5 hours from Thunder Bay.

Neys Provincial Park

Sunny campsite surrounded by trees with picnic bench.
Site 36, Area 2 and 3. Tent camping or RV up to 32ft. Electrical.

Neys is home to one the finest sand beaches on Lake Superior’s north shore. You can also enjoy viewing sub-Arctic plants, or hike up to the Pagoda to get a spectacular view of Pic Island as it was immortalized on canvas by Lawren Harris of the famous Group of Seven.

Neys is 3.5 hours from Thunder Bay.

Find a campsite with our online Campsite Browsing Tool and spend this weekend under the stars!