We’re reducing the maximum length of stay at select parks in 2023

Over the past several years, camping at Ontario Parks has grown steadily from 4.3 million reserved campsite nights in 2014 to over 6.6 million reserved campsite nights in 2021.

With reservations on the rise, we want to ensure that more Ontarians can enjoy campground campsites at some of our more popular parks during our busy summer season.

To help connect more campers with campground sites at their favourite parks, we’re reducing the maximum length of stay at select parks between July 1 and the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend.

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Experience late fall camping at Silent Lake Provincial Park

Picture this: the sound of a crackling fire filling the crisp fall air, the soft sound of leaves falling in the forest, dipping your paddle into a still lake during a misty sunrise, and best of all… no bugs!

This is late fall camping at Silent Lake Provincial Park.

Looking for a quiet and relaxing place to give late fall camping a try?

Here are just a few reasons why Silent Lake is a favourite destination for many:

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Fall hiking at Rainbow Falls Provincial Park

Todays’ post is from Allison Spadoni the park superintendent of Nipigon Node Parks. 

Ah, fall!

It’s the ideal time of year for getting outside and tackling some of the longer hikes on your bucket list!

What makes the fall season such a great time for hiking?

Well, while the days are still relatively long and warm, the temperatures have begun to drop, making it more comfortable to work up a sweat while hiking outdoors.

The black flies and mosquitos are gone for the year and the fall colours make some already spectacular views even more special to take in. What more could a hiker ask for?

One destination worth adding to your hiking bucket list is the Casque Isle Hiking Trail, a rugged 53 km section of the Voyageur Trail located between the Township of Terrace Bay and the Village of Rossport. Portions of this trail also travels through Rainbow Falls Provincial Park.

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Perfect parks for your late fall camping trip

Looking to extend your camping season?

Many of our parks are open for overnight stays in October and November. Whether you snuggle up in your tent or get cozy in your RV, make sure you pack extra socks!

Bundle up and book a trip to one of these late fall camping spots:

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5 reasons to visit Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Never visited Lake Superior?

Let us introduce you to this stunning body of water with a park that showcases how great this lake is: Pancake Bay Provincial Park!

If you’re travelling from the east or south, Pancake Bay is the first provincial park with camping you’ll come across on Superior.

Located less than an hour north of Sault Ste. Marie, this park is perfect to start or cap off your Lake Superior adventures.

Check out these five reasons to visit Pancake Bay Provincial Park:

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5 reasons to try late fall camping

It’s not time to say goodbye to your favourite park just yet!

While some of our parks close after Thanksgiving Weekend, many remain open through late fall and even through the winter.

If you’ve never tried a late fall camping trip, this might be the perfect opportunity to make the most of the season before packing up for the winter.

Here are five reasons to try late fall camping:

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Falling for campsite crafting

Today, Content Development Specialist Andrea Coulter takes us through some family-friendly fall crafts. 

Last fall, my kids and I joined my parents on a three generation camping trip to Canisbay Lake Campground in Algonquin Provincial Park.

We spent our days going for bike rides, hiking, and visiting around the campfire, but my kids’ creative bug was definitely itching. I was glad I had prepared some activities for around the campsite!

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5 reasons to visit Fushimi Lake Provincial Park

Fushimi Lake Provincial Park is located in the heart of Ontario’s boreal forest, near the town of Hearst just north of Highway 11.

That’s a long way from some parts of Ontario, but it sure is worth the visit!

From a big lake jumping with fish, to the big night skies filled with stars and the faces of staff with big smiles, this park is really something you need to experience!

Here are five reasons to visit Fushimi Lake:

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5 reasons to visit Rideau River Provincial Park this fall

Located just 40 minutes outside of Ottawa, Rideau River Provincial Park offers a relaxing camping experience with activities for the whole family.

New this year, Rideau River is open for camping and day use until October 11!

Here are a few reasons why you’ll love to experience this park in the fall season:

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