Campsite vacancy highlights: May 25-27

There are some fantastic sites still available in Ontario Parks this weekend. Whether you like to tent, bring your trailer, or stay in a cabin, it’s a perfect time to sneak in some R&R before the summer goes into full swing.

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, May 24):

Southeastern Ontario

Charleston Lake Provincial Park

Deep gree yurt with beige roof and door, surrounded by a deck with pagoda in the forest
Yurt. Four available in Shady Ridge Campground!

Charleston Lake is a fantastic place to spend some time in the spring. There are excellent birding opportunities with the chance to see Bald Eagles, Red-Shouldered Hawks, Cerulean Warblers, Yellow-Throated Vireos, and Black-Billed and Yellow-Billed Cuckoos. It’s also a fantastic fishing destination.

Charleston Lake is under 1 hour from Kingston, 2 hours from Ottawa, and 3 hours from Toronto.

 Voyageur Provincial Park

Campsite, a step away from the shoreline, with a picnic table and trees surrounding.
Site 316, Portage Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft (non-electrical)

You have your pick of site at Voyageur this week, where birding, fishing, hiking and canoeing opportunities abound. Campsites are comfortable and private, all with water taps, comfort stations and laundry facilities close by.

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

Southwestern Ontario

Pinery Provincial Park

A cabin with stairs and a ramp leading to the front door beside a shot of a kitchenette
Cabin. Riverside Area 1

This breathtakingly beautiful park offers 10 km of sand beach on the shores of mighty Lake Huron. National Geographic ranks Pinery’s sunsets among the “Top 10 Best in the World!”

Rent a canoe, hydro bike, paddleboat, or kayak to explore the Old Ausable Channel, a provincially significant wetland.

Pinery is 1 hour from London or Sarnia.

Craigleith Provincial Park

Shady campsite with tall conifers
Site 213, Area D. Tent or RV camping (electrical)

At Craigleith you can enjoy any number of water activities, kite flying, hiking, and just relaxing on the shore.

This premium site puts you steps from Georgian Bay. This site even has water hook-up, making it ideal for trailers and RVs. This area is radio-free and has one comfort station and the day-use area which is located at the east end.

Craigleith is 1 hour from Barrie and just over 2 hours from Toronto.

Near North Ontario

Bonnechere Provincial Park

Dark wooden cabine with green roof and small porch beside a shot of the interior, which is light wood, and has a mimi fridge and picnic table
Cabin (Floodwaters C2)

One of the Ottawa Valley’s hidden gems, your family will fall in love with Bonnechere.

Explore the quiet Bonnechere River, a great spot for introducing little ones to paddling. The park rents kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards, which can be picked up right at the boat launch.

*NOTE* Call the Ontario Parks reservation service at 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275) to reserve.

Bonnechere is 2 hours from Ottawa, and 3 hours from Kingston.

Algonquin Provincial Park — Canisbay Lake

Site 203, Hydro Campground. Tenting or RV camping (electrical)

Beautiful sites still available at Algonquin this weekend! Don’t delay!

Canisbay Lake Campground is located along the Highway 60 corridor and provides access to all this vast park has to offer. Birding, and interior canoeing and fishing would be a perfect way to spend this weekend at Algonquin.

Canisbay Lake in Algonquin is 3.5 hours from Toronto, and 2.5 hours from Peterborough.

Northeastern Ontario

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

Wooden cabin with wrap around deck on grass with a picnic table out front, beside picture of the interior, light wood with round table and chairs with kitchenette
Cabin (Site 200)

Kettle Lakes is part of the great expanse of the boreal forest that covers northern Ontario, and offers great hiking, birding and fishing opportunities. Kettle Lakes has 14 km of bike trails that wind through the forest and lead you to Slab Lake where you can have a swim before continuing your journey.

Kettle Lakes is 4 hours north of Sudbury.

René Brunelle Provincial Park

Raised red cabin in among birch trees with two muskoka chairs and a fire pit outside, beside interior shot of one double bed and one double bunk with single on top.
Cabin (Site 100)

There are excellent paddling opportunities on Remi Lake, especially exploring the park’s undeveloped north shore, and the park rents canoes and kayaks.

This is an ecological region known as the Boreal Forest, often called the songbird nursery because so many nest here each summer. The four sandy beaches, shallow, clear water and buoyed areas are perfect for family swimming.

René Brunelle is less than 2 hours from Timmins.

Northwestern Ontario

Neys Provincial Park

Beautiful wooden cabin right on the beach beside a shot of the interior, featuring a queen sized bed, and kitchenette
The Trapp Cabin

**Waterfront site alert!**

This rustic one-room cabin boasts wood interior and a front porch. Cook with ease with provided pots, pans, dishes, silverware, cups, mugs, hot plate, knife block, coffeemaker and kettle. Outside enjoy a barbeque with side burner, fire pit and outdoor conversation set.

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.

Quetico Provincial Park

Dark log cabin interior featuring a wood stove and a couch with circular coffee table
The Log Cabin

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

*NOTE* Call the Ontario Parks reservation service at 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275) to reserve.

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!