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Campsite vacancy highlights: September 15-17

The weather’s still summer-y, so why not spend this weekend outside?

We’ve got waterfront and electrical campsites available, PLUS several parks still have unbooked cabins!

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 1:00 pm on September 14, 2017):

Southeastern Ontario

Balsam Lake Provincial Park

grassy trailer campground
Site 49, Lakeshore Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft (electrical).

Campers love the Lookout Trail (2.6 km). Walk through eskers and kames formed over 10,000 years ago from the Wisconsin Glacier, and take in a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Balsam Lake is 2 hours from Toronto, and 45 minutes from Orillia.

Presqu’ile Provincial Park

grassy campsite with shade
Site 398, Trail’s End Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft (electrical).

Presqu’ile was made for walking, and its views of Lake Ontario attract walkers all year. With its flat terrain, the park is also great for cycling.

Presqu’ile is 1.5 hours from both Toronto and Kingston, just south of Highway 401.

Southwestern Ontario

Inverhuron Provincial Park

gravel site surrounded by trees
Site 158, Lime Kiln Campground. Tent camping (electrical).

Prized for its sandy beach, dunes and glorious sunsets, this diverse park also includes a wetland and a young hardwood forest. Located on the shores of Lake Huron, Inverhuron is steeped in history.

Inverhuron is 3 hours from Toronto, and 2 hours from London.

Port Burwell Provincial Park

treed site
Site 143, Leander Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft.

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.

Near North

Driftwood Provincial Park

waterfront campsite with trees
Site 19, West River Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft.

**Waterfront site alert!**

Why not spend the weekend camping beside the cool, clear waters of the Ottawa River? A sandy campers’ beach stretches the entire length of the campground.

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 two hours away.

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

Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park

Lake Sturgeon cabin
Cabins (three available this weekend!).

The park’s cozy cabins are perfect for when the temperature drops. Paddlers and boaters can enjoy a scenic tour of Sturgeon Bay, or — if more experienced — head out onto Georgian Bay.

Anglers love Shawanaga Bay, a huge inlet reaching inland from Georgian Bay with hundreds of islands and lots of underwater structure that fish like to hang out around.

Reservations for this cabin by phone only: 1-888-668-7275.

Sturgeon Bay is 3 hours from Toronto, and 1.5 hours from Sudbury.

Northeastern Ontario

Restoule Provincial Park

treed campsite on waterfront
Site 255, Putts Point Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 32 ft.

**Waterfront site alert!**

Restoule is a fall colours paradise! The brilliant autumn forest is draped over rugged hills, contrasting with the brilliant blue waters of Restoule and Stormy Lakes. Paddle along the base of the Stormy Lake Bluffs, or hike to the top for a view of the local landscape.

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

Finlayson Point Provincial Park

 

 

Temagami cabin outside
Temagami cabin.

**Waterfront site alert!**

Unwind and relax on the shore of beautiful Lake Temagami, where canoes, boats, and float planes pass by. The cabin is finished with tongue-and-groove pine and decorated with log furniture and an electric fireplace.

Reservations for this cabin by phone only: 1-888-668-7275.

Finlayson Point is under 5 hours from Toronto, and 2 hours from Sudbury. 

Northwestern Ontario

Quetico Provincial Park

Ojibwa Cabin front exterior view by waterfront
Ojibwa Cabin.

**Waterfront site alert!**

This rustic cabin boats a large waterfront deck with picnic table — perfect for spending crisp autumn afternoons. Quetico’s rugged beauty — arrayed in its fall finery — will take your breath away.

Reservations for this cabin by phone only: 1-888-668-7275.

Quetico is 2 hours west of Thunder Bay or 4 hours east of Kenora.

Neys Provincial Park

sunlit cabin by lake
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.

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