There are some fantastic sites still available in Ontario Parks this weekend. Whether you like to tent, bring your trailer, or stay in a cabin, it’s a perfect time to sneak in some R&R before the summer goes into full swing.
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, May 23):
MacGregor Point Provincial Park
MacGregor Point is one of the most ecologically diverse natural places along the Lake Huron shoreline.
A complex ecosystem unfolds at this all-season park, just south of Port Elgin. More than 200 species of birds have been sighted here, including the Black-crowned Night Heron and the American Egret which find the wetlands in the park to be ideal feeding grounds.
Join us from May 24 – June 2 for the Huron Fringe Birding Festival presented by the Friends of MacGregor Point!
MacGregor Point is 3 hours from Toronto, and 2.5 hours from Barrie or London.
Turkey Point Provincial Park
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.
Murphys Point Provincial Park
Sitting on a wooden platform, the tent features rustic log furniture and two queen beds outfitted with comfort mattresses. The kitchenette includes a mini fridge, coffee maker and counter space. Outside you’ll find a gas barbecue for cooking. The deluxe tent is within a short walk of a comfort station and water tap.
Located on Big Rideau Lake (part of the historic Rideau Waterway), Murphys Point offers great opportunities for paddlers and boaters. Staying on land? Explore wildflowers and archaeological sites on the park’s hiking trails.
Murphys Point is just over an hour from both Kingston and Ottawa.
Silent Lake Provincial Park
With over 19 km of hiking and mountain biking trails, Silent Lake is a great destination for outdoor adventure. Check out the beautiful lookout point over Silent Lake, or bask on either of the park’s sandy beaches.
Silent Lake is 2.5 hours from Toronto and 3 hours from Ottawa.
Marten River Provincial Park
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.
Oastler Lake Provincial Park
Oastler Lake offers lots of waterfront campsites (including the one above). The Boyne River flows through the park, which is minutes from Parry Sound and Georgian Bay.
Oastler Lake is just over 2 hours from both Toronto and Sudbury.
René Brunelle Provincial Park
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.
Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park
The long sandy beach with warm, shallow water and a playground makes this park great for families with young children. Hikers will love exploring the boreal forest and beautiful esker ridges. And don’t forget your fishing gear!
Ivanhoe Lake is 2.5 hours from Timmins, and 5.5 hours from Sudbury.
Pancake Bay Provincial Park
This yurt is equipped with two sets of futon bunk beds and sleeps up to six. Inside, campers will find a table and chairs, mini fridge, shelving unit, and a broom and dustpan. Outside, yurt sites are equipped with a propane barbecue, picnic table and fire pit. Just a short walk to the Caribbean-blue water of Lake Superior.
Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.
Blue Lake Provincial Park
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.
Neys Provincial Park
This beautiful beachfront cabin sleeps four and includes table and chairs, ceiling fan, fridge and electric heater. Water taps are located right across the road and the comfort station is just a short walk away. Cook with ease with the pots, pans, dishes, silverware, cups, mugs, knife block, hot plate, coffee maker and kettle provided for your convenience.
Outside, you can relax on the large wooden porch, complete with barbecue, comfy furniture and spectacular views of the lake.
Neys is 3.5 hours from Thunder Bay.
Find a campsite near you with our online Campsite Browsing tool and spend this long weekend in nature!