Campsite vacancy highlights: September 21-23

Much of Ontario is approaching the weekend expecting that perfect fall weather with sunny skies and crisper temperatures.

Why not book a getaway and experience this gorgeous time to be outside? We’ve got waterfront and electrical campsites available all over Ontario (available as of 12:00 pm on September 20, 2018):

Southeastern Ontario

Sandbanks Provincial Park

Site with grass and gravel in a field with trees in the background
Site 729, Woodland Campground. Tent or RV camping (electrical)

Nestled in the shores of Lake Ontario, giant sand dunes and golden beaches form two of the largest freshwater baymouth sandbars in the world here.

Efforts to stabilize shifting sands disturbed by farming have revived distinctive dune plants such as bluets, butterfly weed and sand spurge. Trails feature dune stairs to protect this delicate vegetation.

Sandbanks is 2.5 hours from Toronto and 3 hours from Ottawa.

Bon Echo Provincial Park

Forested campsite
Site 171, Midway Campground. Tent camping or RV up to 18′ (electrical)

Launch your canoe (or rent one at the lagoon) and paddle Mazinaw Lake. Head over to Mazinaw Rock to view one of Canada’s largest visible collections of Indigenous pictographs.

Stop by the Visitor Centre to get information before you head out on a fall hike, or book an interpretive boat tour.

Bon Echo is 2 hours from Ottawa, and 3 hours from Toronto.

Southwestern Ontario

Port Burwell Provincial Park

Sunny campsite surrounded by deciduous brush
Site 107, Leander Campground. Tent camping (electrical)

Port Burwell’s 2.5 km sand beach is one of most beautiful on the northern shore of Lake Erie.

In addition to hiking and biking opportunities, the park boasts a 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.

Rondeau Provincial Park

Shady, grassy campsite
Site 91, South Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 25′ (electrical)

Can you see yourself relaxing in a hammock on this grassy, shady site at Rondeau this weekend?

Eleven beach accesses lead to 11 km of beautiful sandy beaches along the Lake Erie side of the Rondeau peninsula. The park also offers six hiking trails that will allow you to explore this world-renowned birding destination.

Rondeau is 3 hours from Toronto and 1.5 hours from London. 

Near north

Oastler Lake Provincial Park

Shady lakeside campsite with mature conifers
Site 146, Lakeview Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18′

**Waterfront site alert!**

Oastler Lake has great fishing for Rainbow Trout, pike and bass.

The park also boasts one of the best beaches in the Parry Sound Area with plenty of room to play a game of volleyball, build sand sculptures, or just relax in the sun.

Oastler Lake is just over 2 hours from both Toronto and Sudbury.

Northeastern Ontario

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Yurt and food shelter
Yurt (site 365)

This yurt is equipped with two sets of futon bunk beds and sleeps up to six. Inside, campers will also find a table and chairs and mini fridge. Outside, yurt sites are equipped with a propane BBQ, picnic table and fire pit.

This cozy yurt is just a short walk to the Caribbean-blue water of Lake Superior.

Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.

Killbear Provincial Park

Forest campsite surrounded with deciduous trees
Site 234, Beaver Dams Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18′ (electrical)

Killbear is one of our most visited parks with its kilometres of rugged, rocky shoreline, numerous sand beaches and beautiful views of windswept pines on rocky islands.

And is it ever gorgeous in the fall!

Killbear is 3 hours from Toronto.

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

Partially shaded campsite surrounded with deciduous trees
Site 77, The Island Lake Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 32′ (electrical)

Kettle Lakes is part of the great expanse of boreal forest that covers northern Ontario, and offers great hiking, birding and fishing opportunities.

The park 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.

Kettle Lakes is 4 hours north of Sudbury.

Northwestern Ontario

Quetico Provincial Park

Sunny waterfront site with conifers
Site 100, Dawson Trail – Ojibwa Campground. Trailer or RVs up to 18′

**Waterfront site alert!**

Quetico is known for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, and picturesque rivers and lakes.

*NOTE* Many northern Ontario campsites (including those at Quetico) 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!

Quetico is 4 hours east of Kenora or 3 hours west of Nipigon.

Rainbow Falls Provincial Park — Rossport

Campsite right on the lake
R19. Tent camping or RVs up to 18′

**Waterfront site alert!**

You’ll want to stay all week when you see the waterfront sites available along the Lake Superior shoreline!

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!).

Didn’t see your ideal site? Try our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!). Enjoy your weekend!