Here’s our weekly report of available campsites for a quick weekend getaway!
Campsites available August 21-23 at:
Esker Lake Provincial Park
Esker Lake Provincial Park, located in rolling hills of Boreal Forest between Kirkland Lake and the Quebec border, is known for its peaceful and friendly atmosphere. The sites are well-treed, and close to facilities. Each area of the campground has its own comfort station with hot water, showers, flush toilets and laundry facilities. A sand beach lies on a bay between the two campgrounds.
Esker Lake offers: hiking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, biking, birding, Natural Heritage Education
Fitzroy Provincial Park
Fitzroy Provincial Park is known for its large campsites and excellent day-use facility. The park is ideally located for local exploration; visitors can make day trips into Ottawa or travel to the upper Ottawa Valley to enjoy ecotourism activities. The park has a store that is well stocked with groceries, camping equipment and souvenirs for the whole family. Both beaches are clean and ideal for families with small children.
Fitzroy offers: hiking, canoeing, swimming, boating, fishing, birding
Rondeau Provincial Park
Rondeau Provincial Park offers a relaxing camping experience in rare Oak Savanna habitat, located walking distance from the Lake Erie shoreline. Camp with the luxuries of home; barrier-free comfort stations with showers, laundry facilities and flush toilets are available to campers. The Rondeau Peninsula is an enormous crescent-shaped sandspit featuring delicate sand dunes covered with hardy grasses, a large tract of Carolinian forest and an extensive marsh where American and Least Bitterns, Bald Eagles and Sandhill Cranes nest.
** Don’t miss Rondeau Reptile Day this weekend! **
Rondeau offers: hiking, canoeing, swimming, boating, fishing, birding, Natural Heritage Education
Halfway Lake Provincial Park
Halfway Lake Provincial Park offers a complete, “one-stop” camping experience. Well serviced campgrounds, a large day use area with its beach and playground, small visitor centre and Natural Heritage Education Program, including children’s programs, make this the ideal park for a family vacation. But it doesn’t end there. You can also paddle into the interior or hike through the heart of the park, as Halfway Lake also offers canoe routes and overnight hiking trails. Regardless of what you do, this is the perfect place to relax and reconnect.
** This weekend is your last chance to visit the Nature Centre in 2015! **
Halfway Lake offers: hiking, canoeing, swimming, boating, fishing, birding, Natural Heritage Education