Campsite vacancy highlights: September 13-15

We’ve got plenty of campsite vacancies in southern Ontario, with two cabins still available up north.

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 September 12, 2019):

Northwestern Ontario

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Rustic cabins. (Rose Pogonia and Fairy Slipper available)

These barrier-free cabins are located in the park on the shores of Marie Louise Lake.

Each 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.

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

Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay.

Rushing River Provincial Park

View of site 70.
Site 70, Southeast Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft *electrical*

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

Rushing River is 2.5 hours from Winnipeg.

Northeastern Ontario

Nagagamisis Provincial Park

View of site 67.
Site 67, Shaganash Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 32 ft

This campsite is just steps from the park’s beautiful sandy beach where you can relax and swim all day in the clear water. Use the park as a jump-off point for challenging canoe routes on the Nagagami and Shekak Rivers. Anglers return year after year to this large secluded lake, drawn by the excellent fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike, and Yellow Perch.

Nagagamisis is 4.5 hours north of Sault Ste. Marie or 4.5 hours west of Timmins

Wakami Lake Provincial Park

View of site 21.
Site 21, Birch and Pine Grove Campgrounds. Tent camping

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

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.

Near north

Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park

C1 and C2 camp cabin

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.

Driftwood Provincial Park

View of site 78.
Site 78, 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.

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

Southwestern Ontario

Turkey Point Provincial Park

View of site 77.
Site 77, Walkingstick Woods Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft

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.

Point Farms Provincial Park 

View of site 10.
Site 10, Huron Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft *electrical* *radio-free*

This park is a gem that offers many family friendly experiences including a large sandy beach with good swimming, 6 km of hiking trails, playgrounds and playing fields.

Point farms is under 10 minutes from Goderich and 1.5 hours from Kitchener. 

Southeastern Ontario

Ferris Provincial Park

View of site 136.
Site 136, Bedrock Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 32 ft

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.

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

Balsam Lake Provincial Park 

View of site 748.
Site 748, Cedar Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft *electrical* *radio-free*

Balsam Lake campers love the Lookout Trail (2.6 km). 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.

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

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