We are in the last weeks of summer. Make the most of it and take an impromptu camping weekend getaway!
We have some beautiful sites available, including electrical sites in southern Ontario and a lakeside cabin nestled in the woods. (available from 12:00 p.m. on August 23, 2018).
Rideau River Provincial Park
Site 20, East Camp. Tent or RV up to 18′ (electric)
The Rideau River is an ideal base for exploring Ottawa and the historic Rideau Canal. 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.
Lake San Pedro Provincial Park
Site 3. Tent or RV up to 18′ (electric)
Lake St. Peter is known for its trout and bass. Rent a canoe or kayak, or hike the Lookout Trail. You can also spend the day at nearby Algonquin Provincial Park with your camping permit.
Lake St. Peter is 3 hours from Ottawa and Kingston.
Earl Rowe Provincial Park
Site 615, Trillium Woods Campground. Tent or RV up to 18′
Enjoy daily programming from Discovery and free lessons from Learn to Fish. Spend the day swimming or explore the park’s hiking trails, including the paved Fletcher’s Mill Pond Trail.
Earl Rowe is only 1.5 hours from Toronto or 45 minutes from Barrie.
Sauble Falls Provincial Park
Site 28, West Camp. Tent or RV up to 32′ (electric)
This historic waterfall used to power a sawmill and generating station. Now flanked by mature forest, the falls are the end of the Rankin River canoe route. Sauble Falls is the perfect base camp for visiting nearby Sauble Beach and exploring the Bruce Peninsula.
Sauble Falls is 3 hours from Toronto and 2 hours from Barrie.
Near the north
Driftwood Provincial Park
Site 79, Camp Brumm. Camping in a tent or recreational vehicle (electric)
The cool, clear waters of the Ottawa River offer a relaxing way to spend the day. The park has a large sandy beach and is an ideal base camp for exploring this section of the Ottawa River and the mouth of the Dumoine.
You couldn’t get into Algonquin? 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.
Mikisew Provincial Park
Site 427, Campground 400. Tent or RV up to 18′
There are three sandy swimming beaches located along Eagle Lake in Mikisew Provincial Park. The lake is also ideal for boating, paddling and fishing.
This Saturday, don’t miss David Archibald’s Happiest Camper in Ontario concert at Mikisew! This popular show includes original songs about the joys of poison ivy, campfires, the Great Lakes, wildfires, geology and more. It will have you singing about Ontario pirates and horse manure in a show you and your family will love.
Mikisew is just over 3 hours from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Sudbury.
Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park
Site 93, Camping La Baie. Tent or RV up to 32′
**Oceanfront Site Alert!**
The long sandy beach with warm, shallow water and a children’s playground make this park ideal for families with small children. Hikers will love exploring the boreal forest and the beautiful Esker Ridges. And don’t forget your fishing gear!
Lake Ivanhoe is 2.5 hours from Timmins and 5.5 hours from Sudbury.
Mississagi Provincial Park
Site 15. Tent or RV up to 18′
If you’ve been to Mississagi, you know it’s one of Ontario’s best kept secrets. The landscape is spectacular with hills, ridges, cliffs, valleys and bright blue lakes. Three beaches flow into the pleasant waters of Lake Semiwite and hikers will love the seven hiking trails with fantastic views.
Mississagi is just over 3 hours west of Sudbury and 3 hours east of Sault Ste. Marie. Maria.
Rainbow Falls Provincial Park – Whitesand
W70 site. Tent or RV up to 18′
You’ll want to stay all week when you can glimpse Lake Superior’s stunning shoreline! This beautiful and private site sits behind a steep wooded slope leading to Lake Whitesand.
Shake off the cobwebs with a hike along the Casque Isle Trail or watch cascading waters tumble over the rocky 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 shoreline of Lake Superior!).
Quetico Provincial Park
Quetico is famous for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, pristine pine and fir forests, and picturesque rivers and lakes. This weekend, you can enjoy this iconic natural park from the comfort of a lakeside cabin.
This cabin sleeps 4 people and features electric heating, a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and barbecue.
Quetico is less than 2 hours from Thunder Bay or 30 minutes from Atikokan.