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Camping Vacancy Highlights: May 25-27

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 24):

Southeastern Ontario

Lake Charleston Provincial Park

Dark green yurt with beige roof and door, surrounded by a terrace with pagoda in the forestYurt. Four available at Shady Ridge Campground!

Charleston Lake is a fantastic place to spend some time in the spring. There are excellent birding opportunities with the chance to see bald eagles, red-shouldered hawks, cerulean warblers, yellow-throated vireos, and black-billed and yellow-billed cuckoos. It is also a fantastic fishing destination.

Charleston Lake is less than 1 hour from Kingston, 2 hours from Ottawa, and 3 hours from Toronto.

Voyageur Provincial Park

Camping, just a step away from the beach, with a picnic table and trees around. Site 316, Camp Portage. Tent or RV up to 18 feet (not electric)

This week you can choose your site at Voyageur, where bird watching, fishing, hiking and canoeing opportunities abound. The campsites are comfortable and private, all with water taps, comfort stations, and laundry facilities nearby.

Voyageur is just over an hour from Ottawa and Montreal.

southwestern ontario

Pinery Provincial Park

A cottage with stairs and a ramp leading to the front door next to a small kitchen outlet.Cabin. Riparian area 1

This stunningly beautiful park offers 10 km of sandy beach on the shores of stunning Lake Huron. National Geographic ranks Pinery’s sunsets among the “10 best in the world.”

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Rent a canoe, hydrobike, rowboat or kayak to explore the Old Ausable Channel, a provincially significant wetland.

Pinery is 1 hour from London or Sarnia.

Craigleith Provincial Park

Shaded campsite with tall conifersSite 213, Area D. Camping in tents or recreational vehicles (electric)

At Craigleith you can enjoy numerous water activities, flying kites, hiking and simply relaxing on the shore.

This premium site puts you steps from Georgian Bay. This site even has a water hookup, making it ideal for trailers and RVs. This area is radio-free and has a comfort station and the day use area located at the east end.

Craigleith is 1 hour from Barrie and just over 2 hours from Toronto.

Near Northern Ontario

Bonnèchere Provincial Park

Dark wood cabin with a green roof and a small porch next to a shot of the interior, which is made of light wood and has a mimi refrigerator and a picnic table.Cabin (Floodwater C2)

One of the Ottawa Valley’s hidden gems, your family will fall in love with Bonnechere.

Explore the peaceful Bonnechere River, a great place to introduce little ones to paddling. The park rents kayaks, canoes and paddleboards, which can be picked up directly at the boat launch.

*NOTE* Call Ontario Parks Reservations at 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275) to reserve.

Bonnechere is 2 hours from Ottawa and 3 hours from Kingston.

Algonquin Provincial Park – Canisbay Lake

Site 203, Camp Hydro. Camping in tents or recreational vehicles (electric)

Beautiful sites still available in Algonquin this weekend! Do not be late!

Canisbay Lake Campground is located along the Highway 60 corridor and provides access to everything this vast park has to offer. Bird watching, backcountry canoeing, and fishing would be a perfect way to spend this weekend in Algonquin.

Canisbay Lake in Algonquin is 3.5 hours from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Peterborough.

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Northeastern Ontario

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

Wooden cabin with wraparound terrace on grass with a picnic table in front, next to a photo of the interior, light wood with round table and chairs with kitchenetteCabin (Site 200)

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.

Kettle Lakes is 4 hours north of Sudbury.

René Brunelle Provincial Park

Elevated red cabin among birch trees with two muskoka chairs and a fire pit outside, along with an interior image of a double bed and a double bunk bed with a single on top. Cabin (Site 100)

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.

René Brunelle is less than 2 hours from Timmins.

Northwestern Ontario

Neys Provincial Park

Beautiful log cabin right on the beach next to an inland shot, with a queen size bed and kitchenette.The trap cabin

**Oceanfront Site Alert!**

This rustic one-bedroom cabin features a wood interior and front porch. Cook with ease with the pots, pans, plates, cutlery, cups, bowls, hot plates, knife block, coffee maker and kettle provided. Outside, enjoy a barbecue with side burner, fire pit and outdoor conversation set.

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

Dark interior of a wooden cabin with a wood stove and a sofa with a circular coffee tableThe log cabin

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

*NOTE* Call Ontario Parks Reservations at 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275) to reserve.

Quetico is 4 hours east of Kenora or 3 hours west of Nipigon.

Find a campsite with our online campsite search tool and spend this weekend under the stars!