Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

This weekend calls for perfect fall sweater weather! Why not go out in your wool socks and curl up around a campfire in a provincial park?

We have electric and waterfront sites available, as well as several cabins. (available from 12:00 p.m. on September 27, 2018).

Southeastern Ontario

Sandbanks Provincial Park

Small white cottage on cut grass between deciduous treesJacques Cottage

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, this cabin is a short bike ride from Outlet and Sandbanks beaches.

The cabin sleeps six people and includes a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, wood-burning fireplace, barbecue, and propane. Bed linen and towels are supplied.

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

Sandbanks is 2.5 hours from Toronto and 3 hours from Ottawa.

Lake Charleston Provincial Park

Charleston Lake CabinTall Pine Cabin

**Oceanfront Site Alert!**

Do you need a quiet escape? Located on the east shore of Lake Charleston, tThis rustic cabin has water access only. There is no electric service at this cabin, but solar-powered interior lights are provided and a composting outhouse is nearby.

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

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

southwestern ontario

Sauble Falls Provincial Park

wooded campsiteSite 98, West Camp. Tent or RV up to 18′ (electric)

This historic waterfall used to power a sawmill and generating station. Now flanked by mature forest, the falls are the end of the Rankin River canoe route, ideal for novice canoeists (rentals available). Sauble Falls is the perfect base camp for exploring the Bruce Peninsula.

This weekend is Sauble Falls Camper Halloween! Campers are invited to decorate their sites, carve pumpkins, and take the kids trick-or-treating around the park after dark. When you’ve had enough trick-or-treating, you can return to your site to enjoy a family campfire and spooky stories!

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Sauble Falls is 3 hours from Toronto and 2 hours from Barrie.

Long Point Provincial Park

Sand campsite with dappled shadeSite 326, Camp Monarch. Tent or RV up to 25′

This park is part of a 40-kilometer-long sand spit on Lake Erie, recognized as a biosphere reserve by the United Nations. It is a world-renowned refuge and stopover for migratory birds in the fall and spring. Its delicate dunes and marshes are filled with songbirds, spawning fish, turtles and frogs.

Long Point is just under 2.5 hours from Toronto or 1.5 hours from London.

Near the north

Restoule Provincial Park

Camping in the woods with dappled sunSite 446, Kettle Campground. Tent or RV up to 18′ (electric)

Restoule is especially beautiful this time of year. The park has several trails that will immerse you in all the benefits of an autumn forest.

The Angel’s Point Trail Inner Loop is a new singletrack trail designed for mountain biking. With gentle, winding curves, moderate elevation changes and drops, smooth humps and bumps, the trail is ideal for all riding levels.

Restoule is 1 hour south of North Bay and 2 hours north of Orillia.

Bonnèchere Provincial Park

Small wooden cabin in the forestRustic cabin (C2 – Floods)

One of the Ottawa Valley’s hidden gems, your family will fall in love with Bonnechere. This weekend, you could explore the peaceful Bonnechere River, a great place to introduce little ones to paddling.

This cabin has two bedrooms, a small living room with a chesterfield sofa and a propane fireplace. The kitchen features an electric refrigerator and microwave, a custom pine dining table, and an outdoor barbecue for cooking. Firewood, canoe and paddling equipment are provided.

*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.

Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park

Lake Sturgeon CabinCabins (C1 and C2 are available)

The park’s cozy cabins are perfect for when it gets a little colder at night. Paddlers and boaters can enjoy a scenic tour of Sturgeon Bay or (if more experienced) head to Georgian Bay.

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Anglers love Shawanaga Bay, a huge inlet that extends inland from Georgian Bay with hundreds of islands and lots of underwater structure where the fish like to hang out.

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

Sturgeon Bay is 3 hours from Toronto and 1.5 hours from Sudbury.

Northeastern Ontario

Chutes Provincial Park

Camping in the misty forestSite 78, Log Drive Lane Campground. Tent or RV up to 25′ (electric)

Located between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Chutes offers great hiking with views of picturesque waterfalls and a river gorge. It is an ideal base for exploring Manitoulin Island and the North Channel of Lake Huron.

*NOTE* Many Northern Ontario campgrounds (including those at Chutes) cannot be reserved in the fall, but are open on a first-come, first-served basis. And there are many vacancies for this weekend!

Chutes is just over 1 hour from Sudbury and 2.5 hours from Sault Ste. Marie. Maria.

Northwestern Ontario

Lake Superior Provincial Park

Camping among trees near Lake SuperiorSite 108, Agawa Bay North Camp. Tent or RV up to 18′ (electric)

This site is steps from the shores of Agawa Bay on Lake Superior!

You’ll find world-class hiking and paddling along the coast. In Lake Superior and the park’s coastal streams and rivers, there are good populations of lake and rainbow trout, and three species of salmon.

*NOTE* Many Northern Ontario campgrounds (including those on Lake Superior) cannot be reserved in the fall, but are open on a first-come, first-served basis. And there are many vacancies for this weekend!

Lake Superior is 2 hours north of Sault Ste Marie.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Cabin depicted on a sunroom and living room with wood stove.Dragon’s Mouth and Fairy’s Slipper Rustic Cabins

Sleeping Giant offers stunning views of Lake Superior from the top of the Giant Trail and Thunder Bay Lookout, or explore over 100 km of incredible hiking trails with many spectacular geological features, such as the “Sea Lion”.

This barrier-free cabin has three bedrooms, a bathroom with a large shower, a fully equipped modern kitchen, propane fireplace, and heated porch. Pots, pans, cups, bowls, plates, cutlery, kettle, coffee maker, pillows and bedding are provided. Outside each cabin is a fire pit and picnic table.

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

Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay, on the shores of Lake Superior.

Do you want to explore more available campsites? Try our online campsite search tool and spend this weekend under the stars!