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Campsite vacancy highlights: August 11-13

Summer’s zipping by — don’t miss your camping fix!

We’ve got some beautiful campsites available around the province for the weekend, whether you prefer tent or RV camping.

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 August 10, 2017):

Southeastern Ontario

Sharbot Lake Provincial Park

flat RV campsite with trees
Site 17, Beach Front Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft (electrical).

The park is located on two beautiful, clear lakes that offer great swimming, canoeing, boating and fishing. You can park your vehicle and enjoy all the park amenities within easy walking distance of each other, which is great for young families.

Sharbot Lake is 1 hour from Kingston, 1.5 hours from Ottawa, and 3.5 hours from Montreal.

Bon Echo Provincial Park

campsite with picnic table in forest
Site 465, Hardwood Hills Campground. Tent camping.

Launch your canoe (or rent one at the lagoon) and paddle Mazinaw Lake. Head over to Mazinaw Rock to view one of Canada’s largest visible collections of Indigenous pictographs. Stop by the Visitor Centre, or book a trip on the Mugwump Ferry of Wanderer Tour Boat!

Bon Echo is 2 hours from Ottawa, and 3 hours from Toronto.

Southwestern Ontario

Selkirk Provincial Park

shady campsite with willow tree
Site 111, Campground 4. Tent or RV camping (electrical).

Selkirk offers plenty of birding opportunities along its hiking trail, campground and the natural pebble beach. The park is 15 minutes east of Port Dover which makes for a great day trip.

Selkirk is 1 hour from Hamilton, and just over 1 hour from Niagara Falls.

Near North

Driftwood Provincial Park

large campsite with trees
Site 64, Brumm Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 25 ft (electrical).

The cool, clear waters of the Ottawa River provide a relaxing way to spend the day. A sandy campers’ beach stretches the entire length of the Ottawa Campground adjacent to many of the campsites.

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 2 hours away.

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

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

small site with trees and moss
Site 99, Jingwakoki East Campground. Tent camping.

The park is located on historic Mattawa River fur trade route in the scenic Mattawa Valley. Natural heritage education staff provides interactive programming suitable for all ages.  The refreshing, clear waters of Moore Lake provide a relaxing way to spend a warm day.

Samuel de Champlain is 40 minutes east of North Bay, and 3.5-4 hours from Toronto or Ottawa.

Northeastern Ontario

Fairbank Provincial Park 

campsite with picnic tables and trees, shady
Site 103. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft (electrical).

Spring-fed Fairbank Lake is a great place to spend a relaxing weekend. The crystal clear waters attract visitors from all over the region for snorkelling and swimming at the buoyed sandy beach.

Fairbank is 1 hour from Sudbury and 2 hours from North Bay. 

Esker Lakes Provincial Park

treed campsite
Site 24, Sunny Point Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 32 ft (electrical).

Esker Lakes lies within the vast Boreal Forest that covers much of Northern Ontario. The collection of picturesque lakes, separated by short, fairly level portages and no motorboats, makes the park ideal for canoeing.

Esker Lakes is an hour from Rouyn-Noranda, 2.5 hours from Val d’Or, and 4 hours from Sudbury.

Northwestern Ontario

White Lake Provincial Park

treed campsite
Site 7, Woodlily Campground. Tent camping.

White Lake is a very large lake and motorboats are an ideal way to explore it. A fish cleaning station with power and lights, a cold beverage machine, paved boat launch (lit at night) and a dock for boat launching provides anglers with services to enhance their fishing opportunities. Canoes are available for rent at the park.

White Lake is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay.

Caliper Lake Provincial Park

waterfront campsite
Site 35. Tent camping.

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The peaceful waters of Caliper Lake offer a relaxing option for a day of canoeing. A large beach and sectioned off swimming area make swimming a favourite activity at Caliper Lake. Enjoy the warm, shallow water and floating swim platform.

Caliper Lake is an hour from Fort Frances and 4 hours from Winnipeg.

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

Pst! Can’t commit to a full weekend? We’re offering free day use at all provincial parks this Wednesday August 16!