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Camping Vacancy Highlights: August 9-11

Spending time in nature has been shown to lead to better sleep, increased productivity, and reduced stress. What better reasons to go camping?

Find your ideal campsite in our Campsite navigation/Booking tool (including photos of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available starting at noon on August 8, 2019):

Near the north

Restoule Provincial Park

The view of site 11 shows a wide open space with tall trees surrounding it.Site 11, Bells Point Campground. tent

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.

Chutes Provincial Park

View of site 107 with framed picnic table.Site 107, Log Drive and Big Chute Crescent campgrounds. tent

Located between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Chutes offers great hiking with views of picturesque waterfalls and a river gorge. It is an ideal base for exploring Manitoulin Island and the North Channel of Lake Huron.

Chutes is just over 1 hour from Sudbury and 2.5 hours from Sault Ste. Marie. Maria.

Northeastern Ontario

Lake Wakami Provincial Park

View of site 18. You can see the lake through the trees.Site 18, Birch and Pine Grove Campgrounds. tent *Oceanfront*

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This waterfront campground is located in the forest on the shores of Lake Wakami. Discover carnivorous plants and sundews on the park’s hiking trails, or rent a kayak and explore by water.

Also, did you know that Lake Wakami is one of the undiscovered fishing spots in Ontario parks?

Lake Wakami is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie and 5 hours from Sudbury.

Esker Lakes Provincial Park

The view of site 2 shows a nice parking lot with lots of grass on the site.Site 2, Sunny Point Campground. Tent or RV up to 32 feet. *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.

Esker Lakes is just over 4 hours from North Bay and 2 hours from Timmins.

Northwestern Ontario

Sandbar Lake Provincial Park

The view of site 56 shows a lot of shade and open space with a good buffer zone surrounding it.Site 56, Camping. Tent or RV up to 32 feet. *electric*

The gently sloping bathing area on the sandy beach is ideal for children. Paddle some of the best fishing lakes in Northern Ontario (canoe rentals available). Next to the pier is a fish cleaning station, with lights, running water and cutting tables.

Sandbar Lake is 3 hours from Thunder Bay or 1.5 hours from Dryden.

Aaron Provincial Park

The view of site 79 shows a flat access site with a good RV spur.Site 79, Aaron B Campground. Tent or RV up to 32 feet. *electric*

Aaron is right on Thunder Lake, a remnant of the ancient glaciers that covered Ontario tens of thousands of years ago.. Two sandy beaches and clear, shallow waters make Aaron an ideal destination for water activities, including swimming, boating, and fishing.

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Aaron is 4 hours from Winnipeg and Thunder Bay.

southwestern ontario

Rondeau Provincial Park

The view of site 108 shows a wide open space, lots of grass and few trees surrounding it.Site 108, South Camp. tent

Eleven beach accesses lead to 7 miles of beautiful sandy beaches along the Rondeau Peninsula side of Lake Erie. The park also offers six hiking trails from which to explore this world-renowned birdwatching destination.

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

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

The view of site 68 shows it in a cedar forest.Site 68, Rabbit Loop and Blue Heron Campground. tent

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.

Southeastern Ontario

Darlington Provincial Park

The view of site 291 shows a nice open space surrounded by pine trees.Site 291, Camp Hilltop. tent

In Darlington you’ll find 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

The view of site 114 shows a large site with full grass.Site 114, West Camp. Tent or RV up to 18 feet

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.

Find a campsite near you with our online campsite search tool and spend this weekend in nature!