Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

Summer is coming to an end, but there is still time to enjoy the beautiful weather!

Make the most of summer by camping this weekend at one of the following campsites (available from 12:00 pm on August 16, 2018).

southwestern ontario

Wheatley Provincial Park

Grassy site with deciduous trees in the backgroundSite 104, Camp Highlands. tent

Wheatley Campgrounds are situated among a tangle of streams in a beautiful Carolina forest (at the same latitude as Northern California!).

Walks in the park pass through a mature forest of oak, walnut, tulip, sassafras, chestnut, and black gum trees. Finish your walk with a swim on our 1.6km stretch of sandy beach.

Wheatley is 1 hour from Detroit, Windsor and London.

Southeastern Ontario

Darlington Provincial Park

Sign 313 with a campsite with grass in the background. Site 313, Camp Hilltop. tent

Darlington has 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.

Murphy’s Point Provincial Park

Shaded campsite in a deciduous forestSite 9, Hogg Bay Camp. Tent or RV up to 18 feet (electric)

Located on Big Rideau Lake (part of the historic Rideau Waterway), Murphys Point offers great opportunities for paddlers and boaters. Stay on land? Explore wildflowers and archaeological sites on the park’s hiking trails.

This Saturday is the second annual Murphys Point BioBlitz! Campers are invited to meet staff and experts on Saturday to record their nature sightings in the park. This year’s event will be packed with discovery/exploration activities for kids and adults alike.

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Murphys Point is just over an hour from Kingston and Ottawa.

Silver Lake Provincial Park

Picnic bench at the campsite with trees in the background. Site 72, Camp Wesley. tent

Located on a picturesque lake, this park offers excellent opportunities for swimming, canoeing, boating, and fishing.

Silver Lake is just over 1 hour north of Kingston and just over 1 hour south of Ottawa.

Near the north

Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park

Cabin 2

Whether you stay in Sturgeon Bay or head to Georgian Bay, you’ll find scenic views and excellent fishing opportunities in this park. Bring your own canoe or rent one at the park!

The cabin sleeps five people (a double bed is located in the first bedroom and a double bed with a single bunk bed is located in the second bedroom) and includes a kitchen, a furnished common area, running water and a three-piece bathroom.

*NOTE* This cabin must be reserved by phone at 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275).

Sturgeon Bay is 3 hours from Toronto and 1.5 hours from Sudbury.

Restoule Provincial Park

Shaded campsite with two picnic benches. Site 308, Putts Point Campground. Camping in a tent or recreational vehicle

Paddle along the base of Stormy Lake Bluffs or hike to the top to take in the local scenery. More than 90 species of birds frequent the waters and forests of Restoule, including the peregrine falcon, bald eagle and osprey.

Restoule is 1 hour south of North Bay and 2 hours north of Orillia.

Northeastern Ontario

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

Site 3, The Pines Campground. Tent or RV up to 18 feet (electric)

Kettle Lakes is part of the large expanse of boreal forest that covers northern Ontario and offers excellent opportunities for hiking, bird watching and fishing. This park has 14 km of bike trails that wind through the forest and take you to Slab Lake, where you can swim before continuing your trip.

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A number of events will be held within the park this weekend, including a night of ghosts and spirits where ghosts from all over Ontario will come out to teach us about the rich history of Ontario’s parks. Come prepared for a night of thrills, chills and entertainment!

Kettle Lakes is 4 hours north of Sudbury.

Nagagamisis Provincial Park

Grassy campsite with boreal forest trees in the backgroundSite 60, Bedwash Campground A. Tent or RV up to 18 feet

This campsite is just steps from the sandy beach; You can relax and swim all day in the clear water. Use the park as a starting point for challenging canoe routes on the Nagagami and Shekak Rivers. Anglers return year after year to this large secluded lake, attracted by the excellent fishing for walleye, pike, and yellow perch.

There’s a lot in store for Nagagamisis campers this weekend, including Art in the Park, where participants create their own outdoor painted masterpiece, inspired by the natural beauty around them. Art supplies provided.

Nagagamisis is 4.5 hours north of Sault Ste. Marie. Maria.

Northwestern Ontario

Blue Lake Provincial Park

boreal campingSite 202, Blue Lake. Camping in a tent or recreational vehicle (electric)

Blue Lake features a long sandy beach and water so clear you can see the bottom.

This is “Hiking Weekend” at the park, where we invite you to get acquainted with Blue Lake’s four diverse trails! Take a hike with the park’s naturalists through a swamp of spruce and stately pine trees, over ancient bedrock, past lady’s slipper orchids and blueberry bushes.

Blue Lake is 3.5 hours from Winnipeg and 4.5 hours from Thunder Bay.

Neys Provincial Park

Camping in boreal forestSite 124, Area 4. Tent or RV up to 18 feet

Neys is home to one of the best sandy beaches on the north shore of Lake Superior. You can take a plant walk in search of subarctic plants or walk to the Pagoda for a spectacular view of Pic Island, as immortalized on canvas by Lawren Harris of Group of Seven fame.

Neys is 3.5 hours from Thunder Bay.

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