Campsites June 3-5, 2016

Campsite vacancy highlights: June 3-5

It’s the first weekend of June — let’s go camping!

Spring is a great time to score your perfect campsite. Across Ontario, most parks still have a good selection of sites available for the weekend, for tent and RV campers alike!

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, June 2):

Southeastern Ontario

Ferris Provincial Park

Ferris campsite
Site 71, Bedrock Campground. Tent and RV camping (electrical site).

Gaze out over the Trent River Gorge from the suspension bridge, or follow the Drumlin Trail System through mature mixed forest, past wetlands, and along seasonal creeks that have developed on two elongate hills called drumlins (formed thousands of years ago by glaciers). The spring wildflowers are breathtaking!

Ferris is 2 hours east of Toronto, and 45 minutes from Belleville.

Silver Lake Provincial Park

Silver Lake campsite
Site 10, Dawson Campground. Tent camping.

Located on a picturesque lake, the park offers great swimming, canoeing, boating, and fishing opportunities. It also still has several electrical campsites available.

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

Southwestern Ontario

Port Burwell Provincial Park

Port Burwell campsite
Site 147, Leander Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 32 ft (electrical site).

Port Burwell’s 2.5 km sandy beach is one of most beautiful on the northern shore of Lake Erie. In addition to hiking and biking opportunities, the park boasts an amphitheater, children’s playground, volleyball/badminton courts, horseshoe pits, baseball diamond, Frisbee golf course, and basketball foul shooting court.

Port Burwell is 1 hour from London and 2.5 hours from Niagara Falls.

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

Earl Rowe campground
Site 239, Fletcher Field Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft (electrical site).

Earl Rowe includes some lovely hiking trails, including a paved accessibility trail, Fletcher’s Mill Pond. Rent a canoe or paddleboat, or borrow some free fishing gear from our Tackleshare program.

Earl Rowe is 1.5 hours north of Toronto, and 45 minutes south of Barrie.

Central Ontario

Killarney Provincial Park

Killarney campsite
Site 24, George Lake Campground A. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft.

In the mood for some citizen science? This Saturday June 4 is Killarney’s annual Spring Loon Count. Information collected is sent to Bird Studies Canada to improve our understanding of loons, lakes, and our impact on them.

Loon taking flightPaddle the beautiful lakes of Killarney while contributing to the park’s ecological integrity. Be sure to sign up in advance at 705-287– 2891, ext. 235.

Killarney is 1 hour south of Sudbury, and 4 hours north of Toronto.

Driftwood Provincial Park

Driftwood campsite
Site 19, Ottawa (West River) Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft.

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 (including #19!).

Got a larger trailer? Driftwood’s Brumm Campground still has electrical sites available!

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

Northeastern Ontario

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

PB yurt
Site 365 (yurt), West Central Campground. Roofed accommodation.

This yurt is equipped with two sets of futon bunk beds and sleeps up to six. Inside, campers will find a table and chairs, mini fridge, shelving unit, and a broom and dustpan. Outside, yurt sites are equipped with a propane BBQ, picnic table and fire pit. Just a short walk to 3 km of beautiful sand beach and Caribbean-blue water.

Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.

Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park

Ivanhoe Lake campsite
Site 92, La Baie Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 32 ft.

Trailer camping? Ivanoe Lake still has many trailer campsites available, including electrical sites.

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

Rushing River Provincial Park

Rushing River campsite
Site 53, Southeast Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft (electrical site).

A favourite family camping destination offering beaches, playgrounds, interpretive programs, hiking trails and endless opportunities for exploring, including the Granite Knoll Trail which meanders along the shoreline of Dogtooth Lake over millions of years of geological history.

Rushing River is 2.5 hours from Winnipeg.

Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park

Kakabeka Falls campsite
Site 11, Whispering Hills Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft (electrical site).

You’ll never forget your first look at Kakabeka Falls, the second highest waterfall in Ontario.

Follow the boardwalk on a wrap-around tour of the top of the falls, or scan the Kaministiquia River for the 1.6 million year old fossils at the bottom of the falls.

Kakabeka Falls is 30 minutes from Thunder Bay.

Find a campsite near you with our online Campsite Browsing Tool and spend this weekend in nature!