Campsite vacancy highlights: July 13-15

It’s looking like a sunny weekend ahead and you can still get campsites in several Ontario Parks. Listen to the World Cup final while relaxing by a lake on one of our featured campsites (available as of 12:00 pm on July 12, 2018).

Don’t see something that suits you? Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool — including pictures of most campsites!

Southeastern Ontario

Voyageur Provincial Park

grassy site with lots of trees and shrubs
Site 328/329, Portage Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18′ (double site)

Camping with 7-12 people? This double site is the perfect solution!

Voyageur has many small bays and inlets that visitors can explore by canoe or kayak and four sandy beaches where you can swim and relax.

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

Darlington Provincial Park

Shady site surrounded by pines
Site 317, Hilltop Campground. Tent camping

Darlington offers a beautiful stretch of sandy beach on the shores of Lake Ontario. The sheltered waters of McLaughlin Bay are ideal for canoes and paddle boats.

Events: Don’t miss the Canadian Raptor Conservancy on Saturday!

Darlington is less than 1 hour from Toronto, 2 hours from Kingston and 20 minutes from Oshawa.

Southwestern Ontario

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

Grassy site with fire pit and picnic table
Site 57, Blue Heron Campground.  Tent camping

Swim or paddle all day on Earl Rowe Lake or explore the park’s hiking trails, including one paved (accessible) trail.

Events: Hands-on education about reptiles and amphibians for the young and the young at heart happening in the park this Saturday!

Earl Rowe is only 1.5 hours from Toronto, or 45 minutes from Barrie.

Rondeau Provincial Park

Grassy site adjacent to a meadow
Site 302, South Campground. Tent camping

Eleven beach accesses lead to 11 km of beautiful sandy beaches along the Lake Erie side of the Rondeau peninsula. The park also offers six hiking trails from which to explore this world-renowned birding destination.

Rondeau is 3 hours from Toronto and 1.5 hours from London. 

Near north

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

Forest site with mature trees surrounding
Site 156, Jingwakoki East Campground. Tent camping or RV up to 18′

Samuel de Champlain is located on the historic Mattawa River fur trade route in the scenic Mattawa Valley and sitting lakeside by the refreshing, clear waters of Moore Lake are a relaxing way to spend a hot day.

Don’t forget to sign up for a Voyageur Tour and paddle like it’s 1796!

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

Restoule Provincial Park

Exceptionally green site with deciduous trees around a grassy campsite
Site 13, Bells Point Campground. Tent camping

From Restoule, you can paddle along the base of the Stormy Lake Bluffs, or hike to the top for a view of the local landscape. More than 90 species of birds frequent the waters and forests of Restoule including, peregrine falcons, bald eagles and osprey.

Bells Point Campground is pet-friendly and located right beside the pet exercise area/beach. 

Restoule is an hour south of North Bay, and 2 hours north of Orillia.

Northeastern Ontario

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

campsite with sparse-ish conifers
Site 128, Island Lake Campground. Tent or RV up to 25′ (electrical)

Kettle Lakes is part of the great expanse of the boreal forest that covers northern Ontario, and offers great hiking, birding and fishing opportunities. Kettle Lakes 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.

Events: There are a bunch of cool events at Kettle Lakes this weekend including a story time campfire!

Kettle Lakes is 4 hours north of Sudbury.

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Site with line of deciduous trees beyond
Site 70, Hilltop Campground. Tent or RV up to 25′ (electrical)

Spend a weekend enjoying more than 3 km of beautiful sandy beaches and caribbean blue water at Pancake Bay or hike up to the Edmund Fitzgerald panoramic view of Lake Superior.

Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.

Northwestern Ontario

Neys Provincial Park

treed campsite
Site 112, Area 4 Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18′

Neys is home to one the finest sand beaches on Lake Superior’s north shore. You can also enjoy viewing sub-arctic plants, or hike up to the Pagoda to get a spectacular view of Pic Island as it was immortalized on canvas by Lawren Harris of the famous Group of Seven.

Neys is 3.5 hours from Thunder Bay.

Quetico Provincial Park

Sunny site with some grass and mixed forest
Site 5, Dawson Trail – Chippewa Campground. Tent or RV up to 18′ (electrical)

***Waterfront site alert***

Quetico is known for its its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, and picturesque rivers and lakes. Wake up to the sound of the water – this site is right on beautiful French Lake.

Quetico is under 2 hours from Thunder Bay or 30 minutes from Atikokan.

Want to camp, but none of these suit your fancy? Find a campsite with our online Campsite Browsing Tool and spend this weekend under the stars!