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):

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Campsite vacancy highlights: September 9-11

September is the perfect month for camping! Bugs are gone, temperatures are still summer-y, and the crowds have cleared.

Planning a weekend getaway?

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, Sept. 8):

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Campsite vacancy highlights: August 26-28

Summer’s drawing to a close…don’t miss your chance to squeeze in one more camping getaway!

You can 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, August 25):

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Campsite vacancy highlights: June 17-19

Happy National Paddling Week! This week’s parks all boast stellar paddling opportunities, whether you prefer a kayak adventure on Lake Superior or quiet paddleboat through the pond.

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 16):

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Relax and unwind amidst the calm at Caliper Lake

What price is your health?  Joining a fitness club? Jogging along city sidewalks? Or perhaps something with vastly more benefits, like packing up your gear and spending time with nature?

For visitors to Caliper Lake, near Lake of the Woods in northwestern Ontario, the journey, or pilgrimage for some, is worth its weight in gold. For as experts tell us nowadays, nature is the new aspirin.

Visitors come from as far south as Minnesota, as west as Manitoba and as north as Sioux Lookout to enjoy the spectacular sunsets, the northern lights, mouth-watering fish fries of Pike, Bass and Walleye or exceptional birding and wildlife viewing.

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Caliper Lake Provincial Park offers overnight camping once again!

In the fall of 2012, the province announced that 10 parks would be changing from operating to non-operating designation because of low visitation and financial losses. Last year, 4 of those 10 parks were able to remain operating thanks to partnership agreements with local municipal governments. Now, Ontario Parks is pleased to announce that we will also be partnering with the Township of Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls to keep Caliper Lake Provincial Park operating for the summers of 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Township is an experienced park operator who has successfully managed the operation of Sioux Narrows Provincial Park for more than a decade.

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Operating Status Changed for Six Ontario Parks

As announced by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) in September 2012, Ontario Parks will change the designation of a number of provincial parks from operating to non-operating.  In deciding which parks to re-designate, we looked at many factors including low visitation rates, low cost recovery, and the upcoming need for investment in capital upgrades to remain operational.   Continue reading Operating Status Changed for Six Ontario Parks