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Camping Vacancy Highlights: July 26-28

It’s the last weekend of July and we say get ready to launch a line. Many of the parks featured this week offer excellent shoreline fishing or venture out and try your luck on the water.

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 July 25, 2019):

southwestern ontario

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

View of site 60. Deep lot surrounded by cedars.Site 60, Rabbit Loop Campground and Blue Heron. 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.

Brontë Creek Provincial Park

View of site 435. Nice grass floor with a tree on the right side of the site.Site 435, Camps Woodland and Ravine. Tent or RV up to 32 feet. *electric*

Bronte Creek offers two interpretation centers. Spruce Lane Farmhouse shows the life of early farmers. The Nature Center is located next to the large Red Play Barn and Children’s Farm. Kids love visiting turtles and exploring hands-on in our discovery room.

Bronte Creek is 30 minutes from Hamilton and 1 hour from Toronto.

Southeastern Ontario

Ferris Provincial Park

View of site 99. The site is deep, with plenty of grass and space.Site 99, Camp Bedrock. Tent.

In Ferris you will find more 10 kilometres of trails that take you through forest and riverside environments. The Ranney Falls Trail follows the original road to Ferris Provincial Park before returning along the river.

The suspension bridge offers a panoramic view of the River Trent Gorge and, of course, the Ranney Falls that give the trail its name.

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Discovery Drop-in programs take place every Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day!

Ferris is 1.5 hours from Kingston and just over 2 hours from Toronto.

Darlington Provincial Park

View of site 278. Lots of grass on the site.  Stop by location.Site 278, Camp Hilltop. Tent and RVs up to 25 feet.

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.

On July 26, 2019, find our friends Talking About Wildlife at Picnic Shelter #1 at 6:30 pm They will talk and show us some of the animals in their care and how they survive in the wild.

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

Near the north

Driftwood Provincial Park

Site 79 is a direct access site.Site 79, Camp Brumm. Tent or RV up to 32 feet. *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.

You can also head towards North Bay and visit Samuel de Champlain and experience the life of a traveler at the height of the fur trade by paddling a canoe on the beautiful Mattawa River.

Driftwood is 2.5 hours north of Ottawa and 1.5 hours east of North Bay.

Marten River Provincial Park

View of site 149. Smaller site but with great shade coverage.Site 149, Camp Assinika. Tent.

The Marten River is the southern entrance to the Temagami area and is the perfect base for canoeists, boaters and fishermen.

The park itself offers many opportunities to explore, with numerous bays and long stretches of coastline.

Marten River is 45 minutes from North Bay and 1.5 hours from Sudbury.

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Mikisew Provincial Park

Site 430. Dirt floor surrounded by tall pine trees.Site 430, Camp 400. Tent.

There are three sandy swimming beaches located along Eagle Lake in Mikisew Provincial Park. The lake is also ideal for boating, paddling and fishing.

While you’re there, check out their new 18-hole disc golf course!

Mikisew is just over 3 hours from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Sudbury.

Northeastern Ontario

Fushimi Lake Provincial Park

View of site 41. Nice and large site.  Too much sun.Site 41. Camping and RV tent up to 32 feet. *electric*

Lake Fushimi offers excellent fishing opportunities for walleye, pike, whitefish, and yellow perch. You can clean your catch at the fish hut next to the jetty.

Lake Fushimi is 3.5 hours from Timmins.

Lake Wakami Provincial Park

View of site 17. You can see the sparkling water just past the tree line next to the water.Site 17, Birch and Pine Grove Campground. Tent. *Oceanfront*

This waterfront campground is located in the forest on the shores of Lake Wakami. Discover plants like carnivorous plant and sundew 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.

Northwestern Ontario

Quetico Provincial Park

View of site 61 showing how big it is.  Double the size of an average site.Site 61, Dawson Trail – Ojibwa Camp. Tent or RV up to 18 feet.

Quetico is one of our iconic parks, known for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, pristine pine and fir forests, picturesque rivers and lakes.

Quetico is 4 hours east of Kenora or 2 hours west of Thunder Bay.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Panoramic photo of site 101 where you see how tall the trees around you are.Site 101, Marie Louise Lake Campground. Tent or RV up to 18 feet. *electric*

Sleeping Giant has over 100 km of incredible hiking trails with many spectacular geological features, such as Sea Lion and Tee Harbour, and stunning views of Lake Superior.

Hiking to the “Giant’s Peak” via the Kabeyun Trail is a bucket-list hike.

Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay.

White Lake Provincial Park

Site 7 is shaded by grass.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.

The lake is large and can be explored by motor boat or canoe. Canoes, adult mountain bikes, tents and fishing equipment can be rented.

White Lake is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay.

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