Balsam Lake

Car Camping

Balsam Lake has a range of campsites with and without electricity for tents and RVs. For a private, natural experience car access walk-in sites are also available. Campsites may be reserved from the second Friday in May through to the Thanksgiving weekend. Reservations are accepted five months in advance of arrival – reserve early to avoid disappointment.

Dog-Free Camping

Dog free camping is available at the six Eco (walk-in) sites.

Group Camping

At Balsam Lake there are three Group Camping sites serviced with vault privies and drinking water. The use of the site is for non-profit youth groups only and must be requested by completion of this application form.

Radio-Free Camping

Eco (walk-in) sites, Cedar Grove, Mapleview and Hawthorne Valley campgrounds are now radio-free.

Walk-In Camping

Six radio-free, pet free, Eco (walk-in) campsites are available.

Roofed Accommodation


Number at Park: 1

Site Number(s) / Name: 800

Check-In/Check-Out Time: 3pm/11am

Sleeps: 8 Amenities

This fully furnished 4-bedroom cottage is located close to the water and is fully equipped with: three queen and two single beds, propane furnace with central air, refrigerator, stove, microwave oven, toaster oven, pop corn popper, coffee maker, dishwasher, pots, dishes, pans, cutlery, TV, DVD Player, telephone (with modem jack), BBQ, outdoor fire pit, picnic table, game tables, dart board and a coin operated washer and dryer.

What to Bring

Visitors should bring their own bedding, food and other personal items.


Please note that domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the cottage and smoking is prohibited.

Parking How to Reserve

For reservations, please call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275) or 1-519-826-5290 outside of North America.