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Camping Vacancy Highlights: September 6-8

Many of our southern parks have vacancies this weekend. There are waterfront sites, power sites, and cabins available!

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 September 5, 2019):

Northeastern Ontario

Nagagamisis Provincial Park

View of the coast from site 61.Site 61, Bedwash Campground A. Tent or RV up to 32 feet *Oceanfront*

This campsite is just steps from the park’s beautiful sandy beach, where you can relax and swim all day in crystal clear waters. Use the park as a starting point for challenging canoe routes on the Nagagami and Shekak Rivers. Anglers return year after year to this large secluded lake, attracted by the excellent fishing for walleye, pike, and yellow perch.

Nagagamisis is 4.5 hours north of Sault Ste. Marie. Marie or 4.5 hours west of Timmins

Lake Wakami Provincial Park

View of site 32.Site 32, Maple Ridge and Brown’s Bay Campgrounds. Tent or RV up to 18 feet *Oceanfront*

This waterfront campground is located in the forest on the shores of Lake Wakami. Discover carnivorous plants and sundews on the park’s hiking trails, or rent a kayak and explore by water.

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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

Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park

View of site 79.Site 79, Camp Whispering Hills. Tent or RV up to 32 feet *electric*

Kakabeka Falls is the second tallest waterfall in Ontario and is accessible year-round. The park offers great views of the falls and gorge from the boardwalk surrounding the top of the falls.

Kakabeka Falls is 30 minutes from Thunder Bay.

Rushing River Provincial Park

View of site 53.Site 53, Southeast Camp. Tent or RV up to 18 feet *electric*

Rushing River is a favorite family camping destination with beaches, playgrounds, hiking trails, and endless opportunities to explore.

Rushing River is 2.5 hours from Winnipeg.

Near the north

Six Mile Lake Provincial Park

View of site 67.Site 67, Robles and Alamos Camps. tent

This wonderful family campsite contains landscapes that have inspired painters. The park is ideal for paddlers of all levels and canoes can be rented from the park store. Three hiking trails offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the natural and cultural heritage of Six Mile Lake.

Six Mile Lake is less than 2 hours from Toronto and 40 minutes from Barrie.

Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park

cabincamping cabin C3

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

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

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

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

Southeastern Ontario

Lake Charleston Provincial Park

cabinTall Pine Cabin

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

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

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

Emily Provincial Park

View of site 229.Site 229, Circle Camp. Tent or RV over 32 feet *electric*

The wide Pigeon River offers excellent canoeing for beginners, and canoes can be rented at the front door. Many unique frogs and birds can be found in the wetland along the river and along the boardwalk. Go exploring to see wetland wildlife in their natural home.

Emily is just outside of Peterborough, just 1 hour from Oshawa and 2 hours from Toronto.

southwestern ontario

Sauble Falls Provincial Park

View of site 16.Site 16, West Camp. Tent or RV up to 18 feet *electric*

This 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.

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

Inverhurón Provincial Park

View of site 227.Site 227, Holmes Bay Campground. Tent or RV up to 32 feet *electric*

Prized for its sandy beach, dunes, and glorious sunsets, this diverse park also includes a wetland and young hardwood forest. Situated on the shores of Lake Huron, Inverhuron is steeped in history.

Inverhuron is 3 hours from Toronto and 2 hours from London.

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