Wed. Nov 29th, 2023
Fall foliage along park road

Camping doesn’t always involve driving a long distance to pitch a tent.

RVing allows you to experience the beauty of Ontario’s fall colors with more of the comforts of home.

In southeastern Ontario, there are many great RVing opportunities nearby. You can find your RV adventure in several different parks near city centers and along major travel routes.

Sharbot Lake Provincial Park

RV camping with autumn leaves

Lake Sharbot is located on two beautiful, clear lakes that offer great places for swimming, canoeing, boating and fishing.

For campers, there is a newly renovated comfort station located at Maple Grove Campground with toilets, showers, sinks, and barrier-free access. Laundry facilities are also located at the comfort station at Maple Grove Campground.

If you are looking for something to do in Sharbot Lake, follow the Discovery Trail along the ridge of land dividing Black Lake and Sharbot Lake. It will take you through forests of maple, oak and birch to see a dramatic change in topography. From the top of the ridge you can see a beautiful view of both lakes.

Ferris Provincial Park

Suspension bridge over the river with autumn forest on the banks.

Enjoy the beautiful fall colors from Ferris’ spectacular lookout over Ranney Falls!

The park is conveniently located in Northumberland County. This unspoiled region is filled with fantastic restaurants, rich cultural experiences, entertainment, beaches, and fantastic outdoor adventures. And that makes Ferris the perfect base camp to explore it all.

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Bedrock Loop has electric camping available for RVs and is just steps from the playground and day use picnic areas.

Three comfort stations are conveniently located at the Ferris campgrounds. The comfort station at Valleyview Loop has showers.

Lake San Pedro Provincial Park

Panoramic beachfront campsite with motorhome

A favorite among RV lovers, this little gem features many spacious campsites.

Many sites on Lake St. Peter are waterfront and can accommodate large trailers. All sites are near drinking water taps and vault toilets, while a centrally located comfort station features toilets, showers and laundry facilities.

The mixed forest of Lake St. Peter is lovely in fall, but the park also makes a great base for day trips to nearby Silent Lake. You can enjoy free daytime at this park with your camping permit.

Murphy’s Point Provincial Park

autumn colors

Located on Big Rideau Lake, part of the historic Rideau Waterway, Murphys Point offers a variety of outdoor activities and great opportunities to enjoy fall color.

Did you know that the park is also home to the Silver Queen Mine? Pre-register for a mine tour at the Murphys Point gatehouse or by calling 613-267-5060.

Campers with larger trailers will find pull-through sites, many equipped with electric hookups at Hogg Bay Campground. Ash Hill Campground is ideal for smaller trailers (18 to 25 feet) and offers some electric sites. Fallows Campground is ideal for tents and small trailers.

Amenities such as water faucets, comfort stations, and laundry facilities are nearby. Within walking distance there is a park store, beaches, over 10 km of hiking trails and a boat launch.

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Voyageur Provincial Park

Fall Foliage along Park Road

Do you want to visit a park that offers good opportunities for canoeing and boating? Add Voyageur to your list!

Located along the Ottawa River with two boat launches, there are ample opportunities for canoeing on Voyageur.

Since Voyageur is located on the Carillon Dam Reservoir, the Ottawa River portion of the park is large and more lake-like in nature. Without rapids or whitewater, canoeing can be a safe and peaceful activity. The park has many small bays and inlets where visitors can explore and observe wildlife.

Voyageur offers motorhomes at three campgrounds: Champlain, Iroquois and Portage. Each offers campsites with electric hookups. Champlain and Portage campgrounds are better suited for visitors with larger camping units. At each campground there are water taps, comfort stations, and laundry facilities.

Discover more fall destinations in Southeastern Ontario:

Algonquin Trail of the Ontario Highlands

Algonquin-Ontario Highlands Trail Map

Ottawa-Ontario Highlands Route

Map of the Ottawa-Ontario Highlands route

What are you waiting for? Book your fall adventure online today!

Do you want to plan your trip around the colors of fall? Keep an eye on our Fall Color Report for up-to-date information on fall colors in our parks.