It’s looking like a perfect weekend to have some fun in the sun! Relax on some beautiful waterfront sites or in a rustic cabin.
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 noon on July 4, 2019):
Esker Lakes lies within the vast boreal forest that covers much of northern Ontario. The collection of picturesque lakes, separated by short, fairly level portages and no motorboats, makes the park ideal for canoeing.
Or, explore the Lonesome Bog Trail at Esker Lakes and hike through a variety of habitats in boreal forest ecosystems and ancient glacial landscapes.
Esker Lakes is just over 4 hours from North Bay and 2 hours from Timmins.
Spring-fed Fairbank Lake is a great place to spend a relaxing weekend. The crystal clear waters attract visitors from all over the region for snorkeling and swimming at the buoyed sandy beach.
Fairbank is 1 hour from Sudbury and 2 hours from North Bay.
The peaceful waters of Caliper Lake offer a relaxing option for a day of canoeing. A large beach and sectioned off swimming area make swimming a favourite activity at Caliper Lake. Enjoy the warm, shallow water and floating swim platform.
Caliper Lake is an hour from Fort Frances and 4 hours from Winnipeg.
White Lake is an ideal spot for anglers. The campground features a fish cleaning station, paved boat launch (lit at night), and dock.
The lake is large and can be explored by motor boat or canoe. Canoes, adult mountain bikes, tents, and fishing equipment are all available for rent.
White Lake is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay.
Situated between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Chutes offers great hiking with views of scenic waterfalls and a river gorge. It’s a great base from which 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.
Samuel de Champlain is located on historic Mattawa River fur trade route in the Mattawa Valley. Discovery staff at the park provide interactive programming suitable for all ages. Relaxing beside the refreshing, clear waters of Moore Lake is a fantastic way to spend a warm day.
Samuel de Champlain is 40 minutes east of North Bay, and approximately 3.5 hours from Ottawa.
*NOTE* Call the Ontario Parks reservation service at 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275) to reserve.
Need a quiet escape? Located on the eastern shore of Charleston Lake, this rustic cabin is water access only. There is no electrical service at this cabin, but solar-powered interior lights are provided and there is a composting outhouse is nearby.
Charleston Lake is under 1 hour from Kingston, 2 hours from Ottawa, and 3 hours from Toronto.
Lake St. Peter is known for its great Lake Trout and bass fishing. Rent a canoe or kayak, or hike the Lookout Trail.
You can also spend the day at nearby Algonquin Provincial Park — just show your camping permit.
Lake St. Peter is 3 hours from Ottawa and Kingston.
Enjoy daily Discovery programming, and free Learn to Fish lessons. Spend the day swimming or explore the park’s hiking trails, including the paved Fletcher’s Mill Pond Trail.
Earl Rowe is only 1.5 hours from Toronto, or 45 minutes from Barrie.
Eleven beach accesses lead to 11 km of beautiful sandy beaches along the Lake Erie side of the Rondeau peninsula. The park also offers six hiking trails from which to explore this world-renowned birding destination.
Rondeau is 3 hours from Toronto and 1.5 hours from London.