Summer is fast approaching – don’t miss your camping fix!
We have some beautiful campgrounds available across the province this weekend for tent and RV campers (available starting at 1:00 pm August 9, 2018).
Sharbot Lake Provincial Park
Site 171, Camp Ridgeview. tent
The park is located on two beautiful, clear lakes that offer great places for swimming, canoeing, boating, and fishing. Enjoy all the park amenities within walking distance of each other, ideal for young families.
Lake Sharbot is 1 hour from Kingston, 1.5 hours from Ottawa and 3.5 hours from Montreal.
Voyageur Provincial Park
Site 250, Iroquois Campground A. Tent or RV up to 18′
Voyageur has many small bays and inlets that visitors can explore by canoe, kayak, or motor boat.
This campground is just steps from the shore of the Ottawa River and just steps from any of the park’s four beaches.
Voyageur is just over an hour from Ottawa and Montreal.
Darlington Provincial Park
Site 320, Camp Hilltop. tent
Just an hour’s drive from downtown Toronto, Darlington offers a beautiful stretch of sandy beach on the shores of Lake Ontario. The sheltered waters of McLaughlin Bay are ideal for canoes and paddle boats.
Darlington is less than 1 hour from Toronto, 2 hours from Kingston and 20 minutes from Oshawa.
Rideau River Provincial Park
Site 106, West Camp. Tent or RV up to 18′
Rideau River is a great base for exploring Ottawa and the historic Rideau Canal. The park offers many opportunities for paddlers and boaters.
Visit this website and click on “Paddling Guide 14” to see points of interest near the park, such as a 7km paddle up Kemptville Creek to the town of Kemptville.
The Rideau River is 40 minutes from Ottawa and 1.5 hours from Kingston.
Near the north
Driftwood Provincial Park
Site 81, Camp Brumm. Tent (electric)
The cool, clear waters of the Ottawa River are calling to you. A sandy beach that runs the length of the entire campground is located a short distance from this site, which is also very close to the park’s hiking trails.
From Driftwood, you can take a day trip to Algonquin with your camping permit, which gives you free access to any provincial park. Brent hotspot is just an hour away and Achray hotspot is just over two hours away.
Driftwood is 2.5 hours north of Ottawa and 1.5 hours east of North Bay.
Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park
Site 209, Jingwakoki West Camp. Tent or RV up to 18′ (electric)
Samuel de Champlain is located on the historic Mattawa River fur trading route in the Mattawa Valley. The park’s natural heritage education staff offers interactive programming suitable for all ages. Relaxing by the refreshing, clear waters of Lake Moore is a fantastic way to spend a warm day.
Samuel de Champlain is 40 minutes east of North Bay and approximately 3.5 hours from Ottawa.
Fairbank Provincial Park
Site 112, Fairbank Camp. Tent or RV up to 18′ (electric)
Spring-fed Lake Fairbank is a great place to spend the weekend. The crystal-clear waters attract visitors from all over the region to snorkel and swim on the buoyed sandy beach.
Fairbank is 1 hour from Sudbury and 2 hours from North Bay.
Esker Lakes Provincial Park
Site 27, Sunny Point Campground. Tent or RV up to 32′ (electric)
Esker Lakes is located within the vast boreal forest that covers much of northern Ontario. The collection of picturesque lakes, separated by short, fairly level portages and no motorboats, makes the park ideal for canoeing.
Or explore the Lonesome Bog Trail at Esker Lakes and hike through a variety of habitats in boreal forest ecosystems and former glacial landscapes.
Additionally, several Discovery programs are taking place at Esker Lakes this weekend, including Undercover Critters and Feathered Friends. Ideal for children and curious adults.
Esker Lakes is just over 4 hours from North Bay and 2 hours from Timmins.
White Lake Provincial Park
Site 7, Camp Woodlily. tent
White Lake is an ideal place for anglers. The campground features a fish cleaning station, paved boat launch (lit at night), and dock.
White Lake is large, so it can be explored by motorboat or canoe. The park has canoes, adult mountain bikes, tents, and fishing equipment available for rent.
White Lake is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay.
Caliper Lake Provincial Park
Site 78. Camping in tents
Rejuvenate this weekend among the stunning old-growth red and white pine forests on the shores of Caliper Lake. This site is right on the water.
Enjoy the calm waters of the lake on a large beach with separate swimming area (ideal for families with small children). Enjoy the warm, shallow waters and floating swimming platform.
Caliper Lake is one hour from Fort Frances and 4 hours from Winnipeg.