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Campsite vacancy highlights: June 14-16

It’s a beautiful weekend to go camping! Get outside and enjoy the weather at one of these featured campsites.

We’re featuring several rustic cabins in this week’s preview, AND a cottage in Temagami!

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 11:00 am on June 13, 2019):

Southwestern Ontario

Sauble Falls Provincial Park

Site 16, West Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft. *electrical*

This historic waterfall used to power a timber mill and generating station. Now flanked by immature forest, the falls are the end of the Rankin River canoe route, ideal for novice canoeists (rentals available). Sauble Falls is the perfect base camp for exploring the Bruce Peninsula.

Sauble Falls is 3 hours from Toronto, and 2 hours from Barrie.

Turkey Point Provincial Park

Site 150, Whippoorwill, Fin, & Feather Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft. *electrical*

Did you know Turkey Point is the only provincial park with a golf course?

The park’s shallow, buoyed beach is great for swimming. The Turkey Point Village has lots of fun activities within a short drive of the park, including a bird observatory, wineries and zip-lining!

Turkey Point is 2 hours from Toronto and Niagara Falls. 

Southeastern Ontario

Balsam Lake Provincial Park

Two people jumping off a dock at sunset
Cottage. (RA1)

Did you know that Balsam Lake has a fully equipped four-bedroom cottage?

During the day, walk through eskers and kames formed over 10,000 years ago from the Wisconsin Glacier, and take in a panoramic view of the surrounding area. When you’re ready to relax, come back to this relaxing cottage with all of the comforts of home.

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

Balsam Lake is 2 hours from Toronto, and 45 minutes from Orillia.

Charleston Lake Provincial Park

Site 315B, Shady Ridge Campground. *yurt*

Charleston Lake is a fantastic place to spend some time in the spring. There are excellent birding opportunities with the chance to see Bald Eagles, Red-Shouldered Hawks, Cerulean Warblers, Yellow-Throated Vireos, and Black-Billed and Yellow-Billed Cuckoos. It’s also a fantastic fishing destination.

Charleston Lake is under 1 hour from Kingston, 2 hours from Ottawa, and 3 hours from Toronto.

Near North

Bonnechere Provincial Park

Rustic Cabin. (C1, C2, C3, and C4 are available)

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.

This weekend, you could be exploring the quiet Bonnechere River, a great spot for introducing little ones to paddling.

*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.

Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park

Camp cabins. (C1, C2, and C3 are available)

The park’s cozy cabins are perfect for when it gets a little cooler at night. Paddlers and boaters can enjoy a scenic tour of Sturgeon Bay, or (if more experienced) head out onto Georgian Bay.

Anglers love Shawanaga Bay, a huge inlet reaching inland from Georgian Bay with hundreds of islands and lots of underwater structures that fish like to hang out around.

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

Sturgeon Bay is 3 hours from Toronto, and 1.5 hours from Sudbury.

Northeastern Ontario

Finlayson Point Provincial Park

Temagami Cabin*waterfront*

Unwind and relax on the shore of beautiful Lake Temagami, where canoes, boats, and float planes pass by. The cabin is finished with tongue-and-groove pine and decorated with log furniture and an electric fireplace.

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

Finlayson Point is under 5 hours from Toronto, and 2 hours from Sudbury. 

René Brunelle Provincial Park

Site 100, Walk-in sites. *camp cabin*

The camp cabin is a one-roomer with a rustic wood interior. The cabin sleeps five on a queen bed and double/single bunk bed.

There are excellent paddling opportunities on Remi Lake, especially exploring the park’s undeveloped north shore, and the park rents canoes and kayaks.

This is an ecological region known as the Boreal Forest, often called the songbird nursery because so many nest here each summer. The four sandy beaches, shallow, clear water and buoyed areas are perfect for family swimming.

René Brunelle is less than 2 hours from Timmins.

Northwestern Ontario

Blue Lake Provincial Park

Site 401, B Campground. *trailer-equipped*

No RV? No problem! Blue Lake’s travel trailers are equipped with dinette, couch slide, screened-in “add a room,” cook stove, fridge, air conditioner, heater, shower and two sinks with potable water.

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 Small-mouth Bass.

Blue Lake is 3.5 hours from Winnipeg, and 4.5 hours from Thunder Bay.

Rainbow Falls Provincial Park — Rossport

Site R18. Tent camping. *waterfront*

You’ll want to stay all week when you catch a glimpse of the striking Lake Superior shoreline! This gorgeous and private site backs on to a steep wooded slope leading down to Whitesand Lake.

Shake out the cobwebs with a hike along the Casque Isle Trail, or view the cascading waters as they plunge over the rock ledges of Rainbow Falls on their way to Lake Superior.

Rainbow Falls is 2.5 hours from Thunder Bay, and 5 hours from Sault Ste Marie (just follow the Lake Superior shoreline!).

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