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Campsite vacancy highlights: July 21-23

To celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People all provincial parks are offering free day-use this Friday! If you choose to stay the night, here are some awesome campsites available all weekend.

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 July 20, 2017):

Southern Ontario

Ferris Provincial Park

grassy campground
Site 126, Bedrock Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to .

At Ferris, you’ll find over 10 km of trails that take you through forest and riverside settings. The Ranney Falls trail follows the original roadway to Ferris Provincial Park before looping back along the river. The suspension bridge offers a panoramic view of the Trent River Gorge and — of course — the trail’s namesake Ranney Falls.

Ferris is 1.5 hours from Kingston and just over 2 hours from Toronto. 

Voyageur Provincial Park

campground with trees
Site 268, Iroquois Campground A. Tent camping or RVs up to .

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.

Wheatley Provincial Park

flat campsite with trees beside wetland
Site 39, Boosey Creek Campground. Tent camping.

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.

Near North

Driftwood Provincial Park

campsite in tress
Site 80, Brumm Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft (electrical).

The cool, clear waters of the Ottawa River provide a relaxing way to spend the day. A sandy campers’ beach stretches the entire length of the Ottawa Campground adjacent to many of the campsites.

Couldn’t get into Algonquin? You can day-trip to Algonquin with your camping permit, which gives you free access to any provincial park. The Brent Access Point is only an hour away, and Achray Access Point is just over 2 hours away.

Driftwood is 2.5 hours north of Ottawa, and 1.5 hours east of North Bay. 

Restoule Provincial Park

grassy, forested site
Site 305, 200s Campground. Tent or RV camping.

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.

Enjoy yoga, zumba, hikes, and more on July 21 for Healthy Parks Healthy People!

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

Northeastern Ontario

Halfway Lake Provincial Park

Halfway lake campsite
Site 135, Hawksnest North Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 32 ft.

This family-oriented campground boasts two buoyed beaches, great swimming and terrific fishing.

Friday, July 21 is full of fun events for Healthy Parks Healthy People!

Halfway Lake is 1 hour north of Sudbury.

Chutes Provincial Park

red soil treed campsite
Site 72, C Campground. Tent camping.

Situated between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Chutes offers a hiking trail with great views of scenic waterfalls and a river gorge. It is a great base to explore Manitoulin Island and the North Channel of Lake Huron.

Chutes is just over 1 hour from Sudbury, and 2.5 hours from Sault Ste. Marie. 

Nagagamisis Provincial Park

waterfront campsite
Site 27, Bedwash B Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to .

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Camp beside 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.

Enjoy 1 hour of free rental of paddle boats, paddle boards, canoes, kayaks and bikes on Friday to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People!

Nagagamisis is 4.5 hours north of Sault Ste Marie.

Northwestern Ontario

Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park

Grassy campsite in forest.
Site 212, Riverside Campground. Tent camping only.

The 40 metre high Kakabeka Falls is the second highest waterfall in Ontario with year round access for viewing. The park offers excellent views of the falls and gorge from the boardwalk that wraps around the top of the falls.

Kakabeka Falls is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year! Join the park on July 22 for local musical talent from Thunder Bay, a guided walk around the falls to meet historical characters of the past, children’s programs, and more!

Kakabeka Falls is 30 minutes from Thunder Bay.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Sunny campground photo with picnic bench and firepit.
Site 52, Marie Louise Lake Campground. Tent camping only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping Giant has over of incredible hiking trails with many spectacular geological features such as the “Sea Lion” and Tee Harbour, and breathtaking views of Lake Superior.

Sleeping Giant is hosting its very own Amazing Race on Friday to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People! Don’t miss it!

Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay. 

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