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Camping Vacancy Highlights: July 13-15

It looks like a sunny weekend is on the way and campsites can still be found in several Ontario parks. Listen to the World Cup final while relaxing by a lake in one of our featured campsites (available from 12:00 pm on July 12, 2018).

Don’t you see something that suits you? Find your ideal campsite in our Camping navigation/reservation tool – Including photos of most campsites!

Southeastern Ontario

Voyageur Provincial Park

grassy site with many trees and bushesSite 328/329, Camp Portage. Tent or RV up to 18′ (double site)

Camping with 7-12 people? This double site is the perfect solution!

Voyageur has many small bays and inlets that visitors can explore by canoe or kayak and four sandy beaches where you can swim and relax.

Voyageur is just over an hour from Ottawa and Montreal.

Darlington Provincial Park

Shaded site surrounded by pine treesSite 317, Camp Hilltop. tent

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.

Events: Don’t miss the Canadian Raptor Conservancy on Saturday!

Darlington is less than 1 hour from Toronto, 2 hours from Kingston and 20 minutes from Oshawa.

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southwestern ontario

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

Grassy site with fire pit and picnic tableSite 57, Blue Heron Camp. tent

Swim or paddle all day at Earl Rowe Lake or explore the park’s hiking trails, including a paved (accessible) route.

Events: Hands-on reptile and amphibian education for the young and young at heart taking place at the park this Saturday!

Earl Rowe is only 1.5 hours from Toronto or 45 minutes from Barrie.

Rondeau Provincial Park

Plot with grass next to a meadowSite 302, 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.

Near the north

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

Forest site surrounded by mature treesSite 156, Jingwakoki East Camp. Tent or RV up to 18′

Samuel de Champlain is located on the historic Mattawa River fur trading route in the picturesque Mattawa Valley and sitting lakeside by the refreshing, clear waters of Moore Lake is a relaxing way to spend a hot day.

Don’t forget to sign up for a Voyageur Tour and paddle like it’s 1796!

Samuel de Champlain is 40 minutes east of North Bay and 3.5 to 4 hours from Toronto or Ottawa.

Restoule Provincial Park

Exceptionally green site with deciduous trees around a grassy campsiteSite 13, Bells Point Campground. tent

From Restoule, you can 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 Restoule’s waters and forests, including peregrine falcons, bald eagles, and ospreys.

Bells Point Campground is pet friendly and located right next to the beach/pet exercise area.

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

Northeastern Ontario

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

campsite with few conifersSite 128, Island Lake Campground. Tent or recreational vehicle up to 25′ (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. Kettle Lakes has 14 km of bike trails that wind through the forest and take you to Slab Lake, where you can swim before continuing your journey.

Events: There are lots of exciting events at Kettle Lakes this weekend, including a bonfire storytime!

Kettle Lakes is 4 hours north of Sudbury.

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Site with a line of deciduous trees beyondSite 70, Camp Hilltop. Tent or recreational vehicle up to 25′ (electric)

Spend a weekend enjoying over 3 km of beautiful sandy beaches and blue Caribbean waters at Pancake Bay or hike to Edmund Fitzgerald’s panoramic view of Lake Superior.

Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.

Northwestern Ontario

Neys Provincial Park

wooded campsiteSite 112, Campground Area 4. Tent or RV up to 18′

Neys is home to one of the best sandy beaches on the north shore of Lake Superior. You can also enjoy viewing subarctic plants or walk up 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.

Quetico Provincial Park

Sunny site with some grass and mixed forest.Site 5, Dawson Trail – Chippewa Campground. Tent or recreational vehicle up to 18′ (electric)

***Oceanfront Site Alert***

Quetico is known for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, pristine pine and fir forests, and picturesque rivers and lakes. Wake up to the sound of water – this site is right on beautiful French Lake.

Quetico is less than 2 hours from Thunder Bay or 30 minutes from Atikokan.

Do you want to camp, but none of these suit you? Find a campsite with our online campsite search tool and spend this weekend under the stars!