Cover photo featuring sunset at Sleeping Giant and two campsites featured in the blog.

Campsite vacancy highlights: July 26-28

It’s the last weekend of July and we say get ready to cast a line. Many of the parks featured this week have excellent fishing just off the shore or get adventurous and try your luck out on the water.

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 25, 2019):

Southwestern Ontario

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

View of site 60. Deep lot with cedars surrounding it.
Site 60, Rabbit Loop and Blue Heron campground. 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.

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

View of site 435. Nice grass floor with one tree on right side of site.
Site 435, Woodland and Ravine Campgrounds. Tent camping or RV up to 32 ft. *electrical*

Bronte Creek offers two interpretive centres. Spruce Lane Farmhouse showcase life of the early farmer. The Nature Centre is located next to the big Red Play Barn and Children’s Farm. Kids love to visit with turtles and explore hands-on in our discovery room.

Bronte Creek is 30 minutes from Hamilton, and 1 hour from Toronto.

Southeastern Ontario

Ferris Provincial Park

View of site 99. Site is deep with lots of grass and space.
Site 99, Bedrock Campground. Tent camping.

At Ferris, you’ll find over 10 km of trails that take you through forest and riverside settings. The Ranney Falls Trail follows the original roadway to Ferris Provincial Park before looping back along the river.

The suspension bridge offers a panoramic view of the Trent River Gorge and — of course — the trail’s namesake Ranney Falls.

Discovery Drop-in programs happen every Saturday and Sunday until Labour Day!

Ferris is 1.5 hours from Kingston and just over 2 hours from Toronto.

Darlington Provincial Park

View of site 278. Lots of grass on site. Pull through location.
Site 278, Hilltop Campground. Tent camping and RV up to 25 ft.

At Darlington you will find 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.

On July 26, 2019 find our friends Speaking of Wildlife at Picnic Shelter #1 at 6:30 pm. They will be talking about, and showing us, some of the animals in their care and how they survive in the wild.

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

Near North

Driftwood Provincial Park

Site 79 is a pull through site.
Site 79, Brumm Campground. Tent camping or RV up to 32 ft. *electrical*

The cool, clear waters of the Ottawa River are calling you. A sandy beach that stretches the entire length of the campground is just a short jaunt from this site, which is also very close to the park’s hiking trails.

From Driftwood, 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 two hours away.

You can also head towards North Bay and visit Samuel de Champlain and experience the life of a voyageur at the height of the fur trade by paddling a voyageur canoe on the beautiful Mattawa River.

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

Marten River Provincial Park

View of site 149. Smaller site but great shade coverage.
Site 149, Assinika Campground. Tent camping.

Marten River is the southern gateway to the Temagami area and makes the perfect base for canoeists, boaters and anglers.

The park 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.

Mikisew Provincial Park

Site 430. Dirt floor surrounded by tall pine trees.
Site 430, 400’s Campground. Tent camping.

There are three sand beaches for swimming located along Eagle Lake in Mikisew Provincial Park. The lake is also great for boating, paddling and fishing.

While you are there, check out their new 18 hole disc golf course!

Mikisew is just over 3 hours away from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Sudbury. 

Northeastern Ontario

Fushimi Lake Provincial Park

View of site 41. Nice and large site. Lots of sun.
Site 41. Tent camping and RV up to 32 ft. *electrical*

Fushimi Lake offers great fishing opportunities for walleye, northern pike, whitefish and yellow perch. You can clean your catch at the fish hut next to the boat launch.

Fushimi Lake is 3.5 hours from Timmins. 

Wakami Lake Provincial Park

View of site 17. You can see the shimmer water just pas the line of trees by the water.
Site 17, Birch and Pine Grove Campground. Tent camping. *waterfront*

This waterfront campsite is nestled in the forest on the shoreline of Wakami Lake. Discover plants like the pitcher plant and sundew on the park’s hiking trails, or rent a kayak and explore by water.

Also, did you know that Wakami Lake is one of Ontario Parks’ undiscovered fishing hotspots?

Wakami Lake is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie, and 5 hours from Sudbury.

Northwestern Ontario

Quetico Provincial Park 

View of site 61 showing just how large it is. Twice the size of average site.
Site 61, Dawson Trail – Ojibwa Campground. Tent camping or RV up to 18 ft.

Quetico is one of our iconic parks – known for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, picturesque rivers and lakes.!

Quetico is 4 hours east of Kenora or 2 hours west of Thunder Bay.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Scenic photo of site 101 where you see how tall the trees surrounding you are.
Site 101, Marie Louise Lake Campground. Tent camping or RV up to 18 ft. *electrical*

Sleeping Giant has over 100 km of incredible hiking trails with many spectacular geological features such as the Sea Lion and Tee Harbour, and breathtaking views of Lake Superior.

Hiking to the “Top of the Giant” via the Kabeyun Trail is a bucket list hike

Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay.

White Lake Provincial Park

Site 7 is shaded with grass.
Site 7, Woodlily Campground. Tent camping.

White Lake is an ideal spot for anglers. The campground features a fish cleaning station, paved boat launch (lit at night), and dock.

The lake is large and can be explored by motor boat or canoe. Canoes, adult mountain bikes, tents, and fishing equipment are all available for rent.

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

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