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Camping Vacancy Highlights: May 24-26

There are still some great sites available in Ontario parks this weekend. Whether you like to camp, bring your trailer, or stay in a cabin, it’s a perfect time to relax and unwind before summer hits its peak.

Find your ideal campsite in our Camping navigation/reservation tool (including photos of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available starting at noon on May 23):

southwestern ontario

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

campingSite 229, Camp Foxway. Tent or RV up to 18 feet. *electric*

MacGregor Point is one of the most ecologically diverse natural sites along the Lake Huron shoreline.

A complex ecosystem thrives in this year-round park just south of Port Elgin. More than 200 species of birds have been sighted here, including the black-crowned night heron and the American egret, which find the park’s wetlands ideal feeding areas.

Join us May 24 – June 2 for the Huron Fringe Birding Festival presented by Friends of MacGregor Point!

MacGregor Point is 3 hours from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Barrie or London.

Turkey Point Provincial Park

campingSite 107, Camp Whippoorwill, Fin and Feather. Tent or RV up to 32 feet. *electric*

Did you know that Turkey Point is the only provincial park with a golf course?

The park’s shallow, buoyed beach is ideal for swimming. Turkey Point Village offers many fun activities just a short drive from the park, including a bird observatory, wineries, and zip lining.

Turkey Point is 2 hours from Toronto and Niagara Falls.

Southeastern Ontario

Murphy’s Point Provincial Park

soft sided shelterSite 48, Hogg Bay Camp. *soft-sided shelter*

Located on a wooden platform, the tent features rustic log furniture and two queen-size beds equipped with comfortable mattresses. The kitchenette includes a mini-fridge, coffee maker, and countertop. Outside you will find a gas barbecue for cooking. The luxury store is located just steps from a comfort station and water tap.

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Located on Big Rideau Lake (part of the historic Rideau Waterway), Murphys Point offers great opportunities for paddlers and boaters. Stay on land? Explore wildflowers and archaeological sites on the park’s hiking trails.

Murphys Point is just over an hour from Kingston and Ottawa.

Silent Lake Provincial Park

campingSite 100, Granite Ridge Campground. Tent or RV up to 25 feet. *electric*

With over 12 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, Silent Lake is a great destination for outdoor adventures. Check out the beautiful lookout over Silent Lake or enjoy any of the park’s sandy beaches.

Silent Lake is 2.5 hours from Toronto and 3 hours from Ottawa.

Near the north

Marten River Provincial Park

campingSite 5, Camping Chicot A. Tent. *electric*

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

Oastler Lake Provincial Park

campingSite 120, Camp Lakeview. *Oceanfront*

Oastler Lake offers many beachfront campsites (including the one above). The Boyne River runs through the park, which is minutes from Parry Sound and Georgian Bay.

Oastler Lake is just over 2 hours from Toronto and Sudbury.

Northeastern Ontario

renIs Brunelle Provincial Park

cabinSite 100, Walk-in sites. *camping cabin*

The camp cabin is a single room with a rustic wood interior. The cabin sleeps five people in a queen bed and a double/single bunk bed.

There are excellent paddling opportunities on Lake Remi, especially exploring the park’s undeveloped north shore, and the park rents canoes and kayaks.

This is an ecological region known as the Boreal Forest, often called the nursery of songbirds because many nest here each summer. The four sandy beaches, shallow, clear waters and buoyed areas are perfect for family swimming.

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René Brunelle is less than 2 hours from Timmins.

Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park

campingSite 99, Camping La Baie. *Oceanfront*

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.

Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Yurt and dining shelterSite 124, East Camp. Yurt.

This yurt is equipped with two sets of futon bunk beds and sleeps six people. Inside, campers will find a table and chairs, a mini fridge, a bookshelf, a broom and dustpan. Outside, the yurt sites are equipped with a propane barbecue, picnic table, and fire pit. Just a short walk from the Caribbean blue waters of Lake Superior.

Pancake Bay is 1 hour from Sault Ste Marie.

Northwestern Ontario

Blue Lake Provincial Park

trailerSite 401, Camp B. *equipped with trailer*

No RV? No problem! Blue Lake RVs are equipped with a small dinette, sofa bed, “add a room” mosquito net, stove, refrigerator, air conditioning, heater, shower, and two sinks with drinking water.

Renowned for its crystal clear waters and long sandy beach, Blue Lake is an exceptional destination for all types of water activities. Take a canoe or spend the afternoon fishing for walleye, musky, pike, lake trout, and smallmouth bass.

Blue Lake is 3.5 hours from Winnipeg and 4.5 hours from Thunder Bay.

Neys Provincial Park

sunlit beach hutTrap Cabin.

This beautiful beachfront cabin sleeps four people and includes table and chairs, ceiling fan, refrigerator, and electric heater. The water taps are located right across the street and the comfort station is just a short walk away. Cook with ease with the pots, pans, plates, cutlery, cups, bowls, knife block, stove, coffee maker and kettle provided for your convenience.

Outside, you can relax on the large wooden porch, complete with barbecue, comfortable furniture and spectacular views of the lake.

Neys is 3.5 hours from Thunder Bay.

find a campsiteWe are close to you with our online Campsite navigation tool And spend this long weekend in nature!