Wooden cabin beside picture of the site which is on the river

Campsite vacancy highlights: June 22 – June 24

Celebrate the first weekend of summer by spending it outside! Whether you spend the day on the beach, in the woods, or in the water, all of these sites could be a great place to come back to.

Looking like rain? No worries! There are plenty of roofed accommodations still available this weekend in Ontario Parks — even in southern Ontario.

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 12:00 pm on June 21, 2018):

Southwestern Ontario

Awenda Provincial Park

Campsite with two picnic tables surrounded by forest
Site 321, Snake Campground (non-electrical). Tent camping or RV up to 18′

Awenda has one of the most beautiful beaches in Ontario. With plenty of opportunities to hike and bike, the beach is always just around the corner for you to cool off and enjoy the sun and sand.

Awenda is 2 hours from Toronto and 3.5 hours from London.

Port Burwell Provincial Park

Campground with a picnic table and fire pit surrounded by low brush and tall poplars
Site 220, Iroquois Campground (electrical). Tent camping or RV up to 32′

Port Burwell’s 2.5 km sandy beach is one of most beautiful on the northern shore of Lake Erie. In addition to hiking and biking opportunities, the park boasts an amphitheater, children’s playground, volleyball/badminton courts, horseshoe pits, baseball diamond, Frisbee golf course, and basketball foul shooting court.

Port Burwell is 1 hour from London and 2.5 hours from 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 4 bedroom cottage available in the park?

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.

Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Tri picture including photo of cabin on the water, delightful yellow kitchen and wood interior living room
Denson-Clarke Cottage

The shores of Lake Ontario are calling you, and Presqu’ile is the perfect place to appreciate this majestic lake. Right on the water, this beautiful cottage allows you to enjoy the sun, the surf and all the comforts of home.

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

Presqu’ile is 1.5 hours from Kingston, 2 hours from Toronto, and 4 hours from Montreal. 

Near north

Bonnechere Provincial Park

Wooden cabin beside picture of the site which is on the river
Rustic Cabin (C1 – Sandbar) – C2 and C4 also available

Explore the quiet Bonnechere River, a great spot for introducing little ones to paddling. The park rents kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards, which can be picked up right at the boat launch.

Ready to head back to camp? These cabins are set along the scenic Bonnechere River and are built and trimmed in pine lumber which gives them a warm, cozy, “rustic” experience.

*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.

Algonquin Provincial Park — Canisbay Lake

Shady campsite surrounded by green deciduous foliage
Site 187, Hydro Campground (electric). Tent camping only

Canisbay Lake Campground is located along the Highway 60 corridor and provides access to all this vast park has to offer. Birding, and interior canoeing and fishing would be a perfect way to spend this weekend at Algonquin.

Canisbay Lake in Algonquin is 3.5 hours from Toronto, and 2.5 hours from Peterborough.

Northeastern Ontario

Rene Brunelle Provincial Park

Wood cabin on grass with fire pit and 2 muskoka chairs beside picture of view of the lake from the cabin
Camp cabin (site 100)

**Waterfront site alert!**

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.

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

Wooden cabin sitting on grass with trees in the background and picnic table in foreground.
Camp cabin (site 200)

**Waterfront site alert!**

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.

This cabin, right on the beach, sleeps five and has a propane fireplace, mini fridge, coffee press, gas barbeque and kettle.

Kettle Lakes is 4 hours north of Sudbury.

Northwestern Ontario

Rushing River Provincial Park 

Picture of sunny campsite with trailer beside picture of comfortable trailer interior
Trailer-equipped (site 403)

Talk about an easy getaway; this site comes with a trailer already set up for you!

Rushing River is a favourite family camping destination with beaches, playgrounds, hiking trails and endless opportunities for exploring.

The on-site travel trailer includes dinette, couch slide, screened in add-a-room, cook stove, fridge, air conditioner, heater, and two sinks with potable water.

Rushing River is 2.5 hours from Winnipeg.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Comfortable kitchen and living room of cabin beside pic of cabin exterior (including deck off front door)
Rustic Cabin (5 – Coral Root)

This barrier-free 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 each cabin.

This cabin requires a one-week minimum booking.

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

Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay.