Seasonal camping

Seasonal campsites at Ontario Parks

It’s that time of year again!

Our Seasonal Camping Program gives you the opportunity to reserve a campsite on a monthly/seasonal basis at select provincial parks.

Some campers spend most of the summer living in the park, while others leave their trailers and come up every weekend.

Seasonal camping applications open September 1, 2017 and must be submitted by September 29, 2017.

Why not reserve your campsite for the whole summer?

Which parks offer seasonal campsites?

Near North | Northeast | Northwest | South

Near North


Parks that are near Georgian Bay, Algonquin Provincial Park, or Huntsville, or parks along the highway corridor between Sudbury and North Bay.

These parks are within 3-5 hours of the Greater Toronto Area.

Chutes Provincial Park

Chutes Provincial Park-Twin Bridges Trail<br />Aux Sable River Seven Sisters

A quiet campground located on the Aux Sables River, the park is close to the town of Massey with amenities like a cultural museum and public library. Situated near a variety of hiking trails and fishing/canoeing/kayaking opportunities, Chutes makes a great base to explore Manitoulin Island and the North Channel of Lake Huron.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
1.25 hours from Sudbury May 18 – October 8 Yes

Apply now.

Fairbank Provincial Park

Fairbank campsite

Spring-fed Fairbank Lake is crystal clear with great swimming at the buoyed sandy beach. This family-oriented park with waterfront campsites has been a popular outdoor destination in the region for over 50 years!

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
1 hour from Sudbury May 18 – September 3 Yes

Apply now.

Halfway Lake Provincial Park

Halfway Lake paddlers

This family-oriented campground boasts two buoyed beaches and great swimming. Day-tripping, overnight hiking and canoeing provide access to exceptional vistas and wildlife viewing. The park store is well-stocked and programming runs during the summer month.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 1 hour from Sudbury May 18 – September 23 Yes

Apply now.

Marten River Provincial Park

Marten River concert

Explore a replica nineteenth-century logging camp and don’t miss the annual Lumberjack Days festival, complete with contests and concerts. The park is the southern gateway to the Temagami area and is a base for canoeists, boaters, hikers and anglers. Relax at one of the park’s three beaches, engage in a beach volleyball game or enjoy a friendly game of horseshoes.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
45 minutes from North Bay May 18 – September 23 Yes

Apply now.

Mikisew Provincial Park

Mikisew dog beach

Between the sunny private campsites and the three sandy beaches, campers are sure to fall in love with Mikisew. The park offers great boating and paddling, and is also popular with anglers, with waters boasting trout, walleye, bass, perch and pike. Bring your four-legged friend to enjoy the dog beach and agility area.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
1 hour from Huntsville June 15 – September 23 Yes

Apply now.

Restoule Provincial Park

Restoule campsite

Paddle along the base of the high Stormy Lake Bluffs, or explore Restoule’s hiking and biking trails (for all levels of experience and adventure). Campers like to stop by the natural heritage education programs offered throughout the summer.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 1.5 hours from Huntsville
1 hour from North Bay
May 18 – October 9 Yes

Apply now.

Windy Lake Provincial Park

Windy Lake boat launch

Windy Lake has a large easily accessible boat launch, and boasts excellent lake trout, walleye, northern pike and small-mouth bass fishing. The park also has fantastic sandy beaches and is a great swimming/water sports scene.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 45 minutes from Sudbury May 18 – September 3 Yes

Apply now.

Northeastern Ontario

Fall in love with northern beauty in these parks located along the east end of the Highway 11 and Highway 101 corridors.

Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park

Ivanhoe Lake sunset

Ivanhoe Lake offers a beautiful sandy beach with warm shallow water. You’re never more than a 5 minute walk from somewhere beautiful to swim! The park has a family friendly environment with weekend activities at the visitor centre and even a Halloween at the park. Enjoy excellent fishing and boating opportunities on Ivanhoe Lake and the Ivanhoe River.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 5 hours north of Sudbury May 18 – September 3 Yes

Apply now.

Esker Lakes Provincial Park

Site 50, Sunny Point Campground, Esker Lake Provincial Park

A peaceful, friendly lakeside campground offers a full range of campground facilities. The park is surrounded by boreal forest and offers plenty of bird-watching opportunities. Don’t miss the Annual Blueberry Festival in August.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
1 hour from Rouyn-Noranda May 18 – September 3 Yes

Apply now.

Fushimi Lake Provincial Park

Fushimi Lake fishing

A clean, clear northern lake, surrounded by lush boreal forest. Fushimi Lake has excellent walleye, northern pike and yellow perch fishing. Campers love the convenient boat launch and fish cleaning station.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 45 minutes from Hearst May 18 – September 3 Yes

Apply now.

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

relaxing by the water

The park includes 22 deep, spring-fed kettle lakes formed by glaciers, several of which are stocked with rainbow and brook trout. Explore the Jack pine boreal forest, with great blueberry picking in August.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 30 minutes from Timmins May 18 – October 9 Yes

Apply now.

Nagagamisis Provincial Park

sunny campground with trees

Anglers return year after year to this large secluded lake north of Hornepayne. They’re drawn by the excellent fishing for walleye, northern pike and yellow perch, as well as the convenience of the boat launch, fish cleaning station and fish smoker. Nagagamisis also offers excellent wildlife-viewing and bird-watching, and is a good jump-off point for challenging canoe routes on the Nagagami and Shekak Rivers.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 2 hours from Wawa May 18 – September 23 No

Apply now.

Mississagi Provincial Park

Mississagi lookout

The sites in this wooded campground on the north shore of Semiwite Lake are secluded and private. The park boasts a rugged landscape of ancient hills and clear lakes, including a variety of hiking trails and paddling opportunities.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 3 hours from Sudbury
3 hours from Sault Ste Marie
May 18 – September 30 No

Apply now.

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Pancake Bay beach

Campers love the Caribbean blue water and sandy beaches of Lake Superior. The park is located along the historic paddling route of the Voyageurs, and offers great summer programming. Take in a panoramic view of Lake Superior from the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout hiking trail. The park is also a short drive from many regional attractions.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie May 4 – October 9 Yes

Apply now.

René Brunelle Provincial Park

Rene Brunelle

A camping experience for everyone. There are four sandy beaches on Remi Lake, as well as a new boat launch and fish cleaning station. Motorboat, canoe, kayak and bike rentals are available, and the park offers excellent bird-watching and wildlife-viewing opportunities.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 2 hours from Timmins May 18 – September 3 Yes

Apply now.

Northwestern Ontario

 


Parks located along the north shore of Lake Superior, along the west end of the Highway 11 and 17 corridors.

Aaron Provincial Park

Aaron Provincial Park

Conveniently located off of the Trans-Canada Highway, this park is nestled in the beautiful boreal forest. Two sandy beaches and the clear, shallow waters of Thunder Lake make Aaron ideal for water based activities, such as swimming, boating and fishing.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
2 hours from Kenora May 18 – September 16 Yes

Apply now.

Arrow Lake Provincial Park

Arrow Lake offers great swimming, canoeing, boating and sport fishing and seasonal campsites.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 1 hour from Thunder Bay May 18 – October 8 No

Apply now.

Caliper Lake Provincial Park

Caliper Lake

The campground features an impressive stand of old growth red and white pine trees. A large beach and buoyed swimming area provide family fun, and campers might spot the American white pelicans that occasionally make Caliper Lake their home.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 1 hour from Fort Frances May 18 – September 9 Yes

Apply now.

Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park

Kakabeka Falls

Campers take in excellent views of the falls and gorge from the boardwalk that wraps around the top of the falls. Various songbirds can be seen and heard throughout the park, and bald eagles frequent the gorge below the falls.

 

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 30 minutes from Thunder Bay May 18 – October 8 Yes

Apply now.

Lake Superior Provincial Park

Lake Superior

Enjoy the spectacular and diverse scenery of the Lake Superior Coast, including cliffs, beaches, river valleys, waterfalls, inland lakes and the Algoma Hills. The park offers world-class hiking and paddling, as well as fantastic trout fishing.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 30 minutes from Wawa May 18 – October 8 Yes

Apply now.

MacLeod Provincial Park

MacLeod man on dock

Named after an abandoned gold mine, this park is located on a peninsula in Kenogamisis Lake. The lake offers excellent swimming, and great walleye and pike fishing in its bays and marshes. Look up at the sky on a clear summer night and you may see the northern lights. Bird-watch and view wildlife as the forest comes alive after a long, cold northern winter.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 3 hours from Thunder Bay May 18 – September 23 Yes

Apply now.

Neys Provincial Park

Neys pic island group of 7

Enjoy one the finest sand beaches on Lake Superior’s north shore. Explore a model of a former prisoner-of-war (POW) camp, and see Pic Island as it was immortalized on canvas by Lawren Harris of the famous Canadian painting team, The Group of Seven.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 3 hours from Thunder Bay May 18 – September 18 Yes

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Ojibway Provincial Park

Tranquil and wild, this retreat on Little Vermilion Lake offers a sandy beach and good swimming. The park offers fantastic fishing for small-mouth bass, and in-park lakes link to several major northern canoe routes.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
1 hour from Dryden May 18 – September 3 Yes

Apply now.

Pakwash Provincial Park

Secluded and serene, this northern park guarantees a sandy beach and shallow, warm waters ideal for swimming, fishing and canoeing.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 2 hours from Dryden May 18 – September 16 Yes

Apply now.

Quetico Provincial Park

fishing at Quetico

Quetico is an iconic wilderness class park renowned for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, picturesque rivers and lakes. This world-famous canoeing destination offers incredible wildlife viewing and angling opportunities.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 1.5 hours from Thunder Bay May 18 – October 8 Yes

Apply now.

Rainbow Falls Provincial Park

Rainbow Falls campsite

View the cascading waters as they plunge over the rock ledges of Rainbow Falls on their way to Lake Superior, or shake out the cobwebs with a hike along the Casque Isle Trail. Seasonal sites available at both Whitesand Lake and Rossport Campgrounds.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 2.5 hours from Thunder Bay May 18 – September 16 (Whitesand)

May 18 – October 8 (Rossport)

Yes

Apply now.

Sandbar Lake Provincial Park

Sandbar Lake

Campers love the beautiful sandy beach with gently sloping swimming area. Explore the transitional forest with plants and animals from the boreal forest as well as those of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 1 hour from Dryden May 18 – September 16 Yes

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Silver Falls Provincial Park

This park is distinctive for its collection of Holocene-era features. These occurred within the last 10 000 years, and include the Dog Lake moraine, kettle terraces, spillways, and outwash deposits.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 1 hour from Thunder Bay May 18 – October 8 No

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Sioux Narrows Provincial Park

SiouxNarrows

Located on the shores of Lake of the Woods, this park offers recreation opportunities for the lake lover: boating, swimming, sailing and canoeing. The park is internationally renowned for its walleye fishing.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
1 hour from Kenora May 18 – September 9 Yes

Apply now.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Sea Lion at Sleeping Giant P.P.

Explore over of incredible hiking trails with many spectacular geological features such as the “Sea Lion” and Tee Harbour. Enjoy excellent wildlife viewing in the park’s boreal forest: moose, wolf, fox, lynx and over 200 bird species. Exhibits at the Visitor Centre explore the natural and cultural history of the Sibley Peninsula including a model of the Silver Islet Mine.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 1 hour from Thunder Bay May 18 – October 8 Yes

Apply now.

White Lake Provincial Park

White Lake boardwalk

White Lake is one of the largest lakes on the Lake Superior Circle Route. It offers very good fishing for walleye and northern pike. The park is close to White River, the home of Winnie the Pooh’s Hometown Festival.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 1.5 hours from Wawa May 18 – September 23 Yes

Apply now.

Southern Ontario

 


These parks are 2 hours from an urban centre.

Darlington Provincial Park

family with kite on Darlington beach

Darlington offers a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, perfect for swimming, on the shores of Lake Ontario. The sheltered waters of McLaughlin Bay are ideal for canoes and paddle boats, while the open waters of Lake Ontario are suitable for larger motorboats and sailboats.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 45 minutes from Toronto
15 minutes from Oshawa
May – October 8 Yes

Apply now.

Selkirk Provincial Park

Selkirk campers

Campers love this quiet campground with grassed campsites. Selkirk offers birding opportunities along the hiking trail, in the campground and near the lake. A popular day trip takes paddlers out through the marsh area along Spring Creek and into the lake at the mouth of Sandusk Creek.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
2 hours from Toronto
1.5 hours from Niagara Falls
May 11 – September 3 Yes

Apply now.

Voyageur Provincial Park

man fishing from shore

With four beaches on the Ottawa River, Voyageur is a great place to spend the summer. There are two ramped launches for boating at Voyageur, as well as ample fishing opportunities. Campers often use it as a home base to explore Ottawa and Montreal.

Location Seasonal dates Electrical sites?
 1.5 hours from Ottawa
1 hour from Montreal
May 11 – October 9 Yes

Apply now.

Remember: applications are due back to the park by September 29, 2017. Apply soon!