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Camping Vacancy Highlights: July 6-8

Sounds like a nice weekend to go camping! Get out and enjoy the warm weather at one of these featured campgrounds.

Don’t forget your fishing gear – it’s Family Fishing Week!

Find your ideal campsite in our Camping navigation/reservation tool (including photos of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available from 11:00 a.m. on July 5, 2018):

southwestern ontario

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

grassy site at earl roweSite 39, Riverside Campground (Rabbit Loop). Only tents (not electric)

Enjoy daily programming, including free Learn to Fish lessons. Spend the day swimming or explore the park’s hiking trails, including a paved accessibility trail.

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

Wheatley Provincial Park

Picturesque, shady campsite surrounded by green deciduous foliageSite 23, Boosey Creek Campground. Only tents (not electric)

Wheatley Campgrounds are situated among a tangle of streams in a beautiful Carolina forest (at the same latitude as Northern California!). The park is located on an important migratory bird route and offers excellent bird watching.

Wheatley is 1 hour from Detroit, Windsor and London.

Southeastern Ontario

Rideau River Provincial Park

Sunny campsite with grass and picnic table among tall conifersSite 21, East Camp. Tent or recreational vehicle up to 18′ (electric)

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Rideau River is a great base for exploring Ottawa and the historic Rideau Canal. The park offers many opportunities for paddlers and boaters who want to explore.

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.

Silver Lake Provincial Park

camping in silver lakeSite 78, Camp Wesley. Tent or RV up to 18′ (not electric)

Located on a picturesque lake, the 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

Mikisew Provincial Park

Mikisew shaded campsiteSite 347, Camp 300s. Tent or RV up to 25′ (not electric)

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

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

Restoule Provincial Park

Grassy campsite surrounded by deciduous trees providing partial shade. Site 52, Camp Bells Point. Only tents (not electric)

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.

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

Northeastern Ontario

Fairbank Provincial Park

Fairbank CampgroundSite 114. Tent campsite (electric)

Spring-fed Lake Fairbank is a great place to spend a relaxing weekend. The crystal-clear waters attract visitors from all over the region to snorkel and swim on the buoyed sandy beach.

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Fairbank is 1 hour from Sudbury and 2 hours from North Bay.

Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park

Shady campsite on Lake IvanhoeSite 82, White Birch Hill Campground. Tent (not electric)

Ivanhoe’s long sandy beach, with warm, shallow waters and a children’s play area, makes this park ideal for families with young children. Hikers will love exploring the boreal forest and the beautiful Esker Ridges. And don’t forget your fishing gear!

Take advantage of Discovery Drop-in programs at Ivanhoe this weekend; Amazing amphibians, feathered friends and undercover critters will take place at Red Pine Beach.

Lake Ivanhoe is 2.5 hours from Timmins and 5.5 hours from Sudbury.

Northwestern Ontario

Caliper Lake Provincial Park

Camping with shade and slope facing the seaSite 49. Camping only in tents, without an appointment (not electric)

***Waterfront Site Alert! ***

The calm waters of Caliper Lake offer a great option for leisurely paddling – canoes and kayaks can be rented on site. A large beach and separate swimming area make swimming a favorite activity at Caliper Lake. Enjoy the shallow waters and floating swimming platform.

This featured campground is a walk-in site, but there are several sites available this weekend at Caliper Lake with on-site parking, still close to the water.

Caliper Lake is one hour from Fort Frances and 4 hours from Winnipeg.

Quetico Provincial Park

Sandy site with mature conifers between site and French Lake tributarySite 51, Dawson Trail Ojibwa Campground. Tent or recreational vehicle up to 18′ (not electric)

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

This site is right on the French Lake tributary that runs next to the campground.

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

Book quickly or find your ideal campsite with our online campsite search tool and spend this weekend under the stars!