Campsite vacancy highlights: July 12-14

Research shows that camping in nature is good for our mental and physical well-being. What better reason to head out with family and friends into the great outdoors and sleep under the stars?

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 July 11, 2019):

Northeastern Ontario

Nagagamisis Provincial Park

Campsite 32, right by the water, at Nagagamisis Provincial Park.
Site 32. Bedwash B Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18ft. *waterfront* 

This campsite is just steps from the sandy beach; you can relax and swim all day in the clear water. Use the park as a jump-off point for challenging canoe routes on the Nagagami and Shekak Rivers. Anglers return year after year to this large secluded lake, drawn by the excellent fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike and Yellow Perch.

There’s a lot in store for Nagagamisis campers this weekend, including Undercover Critters, where you can explore the world of wildlife in the park living right below our feet.

Nagagamisis is 4.5 hours north of Sault Ste. Marie.

Mississagi Provincial Park

Site 2. Tent camping. *walk-in* *waterfront*

If you’ve been to Mississagi, you know that it’s one of Ontario’s best kept secrets.  The scenery is spectacular with hills, ridges, cliffs, valleys and sparkling blue lakes. Three beaches slope into the pleasant waters of Semiwite Lake and hikers will love the seven hiking trails with fantastic views.

Mississagi is just over 3 hours west of Sudbury and 3 hours east of Sault Ste. Marie. 

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

View of shady Site 85 in Hilltop Campground at Pancake Bay Provincial Park.
Site 85, Hilltop Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18ft. *electrical*

Pancake Bay boasts more than 3 km of beautiful sand beach and Caribbean blue waters. Enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Superior from the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout hiking trail. The park is located along the historic paddling route of the voyageurs, and is only a short drive from many regional attractions.

Discovery Drop-in programs are also happening all weekend long, including Feathered Friends on Saturday at East Comfort and pick up some birding tips.

Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.

Northwestern Ontario

Neys Provincial Park

Site 107. Area 4 Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18ft.

Neys is home to one the finest sand beaches on Lake Superior’s north shore. While you’re here, you can hike the Pic Island Overlook Trail to a gazebo that has spectacular view overlooking Pic Island, immortalized on canvas by Lawren Harris of the Group of Seven.

Neys is 3.5 hours from Thunder Bay.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

cabin with ramp
Rustic cabin — Fairy Slipper

This barrier-free cabin is located in the park on the shores of Marie Louise Lake.

The cabin has three bedrooms, a washroom with large shower, a fully equipped modern kitchen, propane fireplace, and heated sun porch. Pots, pans, cups, mugs, dishes, cutlery, kettle, coffee maker, pillows and linens are provided. One campfire pit and one picnic table are located outside of the cabin.

*NOTE* Call the Ontario Parks reservation service at 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275) to reserve.

Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay.

Near North

Bonnechere Provincial Park

Rustic Cabin C2

One of the Ottawa Valley’s hidden gems, your family will fall in love with Bonnechere.

This cabin has two bedrooms, a small living area with chesterfield and propane fireplace. The kitchen has an electric bar fridge and microwave, a custom pine dining table and an outdoor BBQ for cooking. Firewood, a canoe and paddling equipment are provided.

*NOTE* Call the Ontario Parks reservation service at 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275) to reserve.

Bonnechere is 2 hours from Ottawa, and 3 hours from Kingston.

Marten River Provincial Park

Site 99, Chicot B Campground. Tent camping. *electrical*

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.

Southeastern Ontario

Voyageur Provincial Park 

Site 83, Champlain Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft *electrical*

Voyageur’s varied habitats make it a great location to view a diverse selection of bird species.

Champlain Campground has an adjacent beach and a small boat launching ramp. With many small bays and inlets, visitors can enjoy exploring and viewing wildlife from the water by canoe or kayak.

Voyageur is just over an hour away from both Ottawa and Montreal.

Silver Lake Provincial Park

Site 86, Wesley Campground. Tent camping

Located on a picturesque lake, this park offers great swimming, canoeing, boating, and fishing opportunities.

Silver Lake is just over 1 hour north of Kingston, and just over 1 hour south of Ottawa.

Southwestern Ontario

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

Site 57, Rabbit Loop and Blue. Tent camping

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.

Find a campsite near you with our online Campsite Browsing tool and spend this weekend in nature!