We’re in the last weeks of summer! Make the most of it by heading out on an impromptu weekend camping getaway.
We have a few electrical campsites left in southeastern Ontario and many up north. Where will you stay?
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 on August 22, 2019):
Esker Lakes Provincial Park
Esker Lakes has a collection of picturesque lakes, separated by short, fairly level portages and no motorboats. This makes the park ideal for canoeing.
Or, explore the Lonesome Bog Trail and hike through a variety of habitats in boreal forest ecosystems and ancient glacial landscapes.
Esker Lakes is just over 4 hours from North Bay and 2 hours from Timmins.
Kettle Lakes Provincial Park
Kettle Lakes is part of the great expanse of boreal forest that covers northern Ontario, and offers great hiking, birding, and fishing opportunities.
The park has 14 km of bike trails that wind through the forest and lead you to Slab Lake where you can have a swim before continuing your journey.
Kettle Lakes is 4 hours north of Sudbury.
Blue Lake Provincial Park
Renowned for its crystal clear waters and long sandy beach, Blue Lake is an outstanding destination for all types of water activities.
Take a canoe out or spend the afternoon fishing for Walleye, muskie, pike, Lake Trout and Smallmouth Bass.
Blue Lake is 3.5 hours from Winnipeg and 4.5 hours from Thunder Bay.
Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park
The 40 m high Kakabeka Falls is the second highest waterfall in Ontario with year-round access for viewing. The park offers excellent views of the falls and gorge from the boardwalk that wraps around the top of the falls.
Kakabeka Falls is 30 minutes from Thunder Bay.
Fairbank Provincial Park
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 snorkeling and swimming at the buoyed sandy beach.
Fairbank is 1 hour from Sudbury and 2 hours from North Bay.
Marten River Provincial Park
Marten River is the southern gateway to the Temagami area and makes the perfect base for canoeists, boaters, and anglers. Marten River itself provides lots of opportunities to explore, with numerous bays and long stretches of shoreline.
Marten River is 45 minutes from North Bay and 1.5 hours from Sudbury.
Fitzroy Provincial Park
Located at the junction of the meandering Carp River and the mighty Ottawa River, Fitzroy offers great family camping with lots of swimming and hiking nearby. The park is a great base for exploring the Ottawa Valley and the nation’s capital.
Fitzroy is 50 minutes from Ottawa and just over 2 hours from Kingston.
Murphys Point Provincial Park
Located on Big Rideau Lake (part of the historic Rideau Waterway), Murphys Point offers great opportunities for paddlers and boaters.
Staying on land? Explore wildflowers and archaeological sites on the park’s hiking trails.
Murphys Point is just over an hour from both Kingston and Ottawa.
Earl Rowe Provincial Park
Enjoy daily Discovery programming and free Learn to Fish lessons. Spend the day swimming or explore the park’s hiking trails, including the paved Fletcher’s Mill Pond Trail.
Earl Rowe is only 1.5 hours from Toronto or 45 minutes from Barrie.
Wheatley Provincial Park
Wheatley’s campgrounds are situated among a tangle of creeks in a beautifully wooded Carolinian forest (at the same latitude as northern California!)
Hikes in the park wind through a mature forest of oak, hickory, Tulip, Sassafras, chestnut and Black Gum trees.
Wheatley is 1 hour from Detroit, Windsor, and London.