Cabin, two campsites, base of water fall

Campsite vacancy highlights: September 14-16

We’re expecting beautiful temperatures this weekend — why not go camping?

We’ve got waterfront and electrical campsites available, PLUS some parks still have vacant roofed accommodations (available as of 12:00 pm on September 13, 2018):

Southeastern Ontario

Ferris Provincial Park

Sunny, grassy campsite
Site 16, Valleyview Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 25′ (electrical)

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. 

Fitzroy Provincial Park

grassy, sunny site with pines
Site 115, Pinegrove Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 32′

Located at the junction of the meandering Carp River and the mighty Ottawa River, Fitzroy offers great family camping with lots of swimming and hiking nearby. The park is a great base for exploring the Ottawa Valley and the nation’s capital.

Fitzroy is 50 minutes from Ottawa and just over 2 hours from Kingston. 

Southwestern Ontario

Sauble Falls Provincial Park

Forest campsite amongst mature deciduous trees
Site 14, West Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18′ (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 visits to nearby Sauble Beach and to explore the Bruce Peninsula.

Bonus: check out the leaping salmon and excellent fall fishing!

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

Pinery Provincial Park

Partially shaded sand campsite surrounded by deciduous vegetation
Site 743, Riverside Area 4. Tent camping or RVs up 18′

This breathtakingly beautiful park offers 10 km of sand beach on the shores of mighty Lake Huron. Sunsets here are ranked by National Geographic as among the “Top 10 Best in the World!” Rent a canoe, hydro bike, paddleboat or kayak to explore the Old Ausable Channel – a provincially significant wetland.

Pinery is 1 hour from London or Sarnia.

Near North

Bonnechere Provincial Park

Small wooden cabin in the woods
Rustic cabin (C2 – Floodwaters)

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

Small wooden cabin
Rustic cabin (Cottage 3)

Situated among the 30,000 Islands, Sturgeon Bay is a beautiful and unique weekend destination. Enjoy fishing in the bay, or relaxing on the sand beach.

This cottage has a full kitchen, furnished common area, and two bedrooms, each with a double bed.

Anglers love Shawanaga Bay, a huge inlet reaching inland from Georgian Bay with hundreds of islands and lots of underwater structure 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

Wakami Lake Provincial Park

waterfront site with birch trees
Site 17, Pinegrove Campground. Tent camping

**Waterfront site alert!**

One of Ontario Parks’ undiscovered fishing hotspots! This waterfront campsite is nestled in 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.

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

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Yurt and food shelter
Yurt (site 365)

Pancake Bay boasts more than 3 km of beautiful sand beach and Caribbean blue waters. Enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Superior from the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout hiking trail. The park is located along the historic paddling route of the Voyageurs, and is only a short drive from many regional attractions.

This yurt is equipped with two bunk beds (sleeps 6 total), a table and chairs, and mini fridge. Outside, yurt sites have a propane BBQ, picnic table, and fire pit.

Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.

Northwestern Ontario

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Site 211, Marie Louise Lake Campground. RV-equipped campsite

No trailer? No problem. Sleeping Giant boasts a number of RV-equipped campsites (including the one above!).

Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Superior from the Top of the Giant Trail and Thunder Bay Lookout, or explore 100+ km of incredible hiking trails with many spectacular geological features such as the “Sea Lion.”

Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay on the shores of Lake Superior.

Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park

shady campsite
Site 42, Whispering Hills Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 32′ (electrical)

The 40 m high Kakabeka Falls is the second highest waterfall in Ontario with year-round access for viewing. The park offers excellent views of the falls and gorge from the boardwalk that wraps around the top of the falls.

*NOTE* Many northern Ontario campsites (including those at Kakabeka Falls) are non-reservable in the fall, but are open on a first-come-first-served basis. And there are plenty of openings for this weekend!

Kakabeka Falls is 30 minutes from Thunder Bay.

Book one of these sites, or find a campsite that suits you perfectly with our online Campsite Browsing Tool and spend this weekend under the stars!