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Campsite vacancy highlights: July 7-9

It’s a beautiful weekend to go camping! Get outside and enjoy the warmer weather at one of these featured campsites.

Don’t forget your fishing gear — it’s Family Fishing Week!

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 6, 2017):

Southeastern Ontario

Fitzroy Provincial Park

grassy campsite at Fitzroy
Site 23, Pinegrove Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft (electrical).

Located at the junction of the meandering Carp River and the mighty Ottawa River, Fitzroy offers great family camping with large campsites with lots of swimming and hiking nearby. The park is a great base for exploring the Ottawa valley and the nation’s capital.

Fitzroy is 50 minutes from Ottawa and just over 2 hours from Kingston. 

Silver Lake Provincial Park

campground at Silver Lake
Site 78, Wesley Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft.

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

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

grassy site at Earl Rowe
Site 39, Riverside Campground (Rabbit Loop). Tent camping.

Enjoy daily programming, including free Learn to Fish lessons. Spend the day swimming, or explore the park’s hiking trails, including one paved trail for accessibility

Earl Rowe is only 1.5 hours from Toronto, or 45 minutes from Barrie.

Rondeau Provincial Park

grassy campsite at Rondeau
Site 303, South Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft.

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 that will allow you to explore the world-renowned birding destination.

Don’t forget to sign up for Sunday’s NABA Butterfly Count!

Rondeau is 3 hours from Toronto and 1.5 hours from London. 

Near North

Driftwood Provincial Park

wooded campsite at Driftwood
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. 

Mikisew Provincial Park

shady Mikisew campground
Site 347, 300s Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 25 ft.

There are three sand beaches for swimming located along Eagle Lake in Mikisew Provincial Park. The lake is also great for boating, paddling and fishing.

Mikisew is just over 3 hours away from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Sudbury. 

Northeastern Ontario

Fairbank Provincial Park 

Fairbank campsite
Site 114. Tent camping (electrical).

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 snorkelling and swimming at the buoyed sandy beach.

Fairbank is 1 hour from Sudbury and 2 hours from North Bay. 

Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park 

shady campsite at Ivanhoe Lake
Site 82, White Birch Hill Campground. Tent camping.

The long sandy beach with warm, shallow water and a playground makes this park attractive to families with young children. Hikers will love exploring the boreal forest and beautiful esker ridges. And don’t forget your fishing gear!

Ivanhoe Lake is 2.5 hours from Timmins, and 5.5 hours from Sudbury.

Northwestern Ontario

Caliper Lake Provincial Park

waterfront campsite
Site 44. Tent camping.

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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.

Quetico Provincial Park

Quetico campsite in forest
Site 65, Ojibwa Campground. Tent or RV camping (electrical).

Quetico is known for its its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, and picturesque rivers and lakes.

Take part in the park’s “Wilderness Weekend” programming.

Quetico is 4 hours east of Kenora or 3 hours west of Nipigon.

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