Campsite vacancy highlights: October 11-14

Gather friends and family around the picnic table this year and spend Thanksgiving out in nature surrounded by beautiful fall colours!

Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of 10:00 am. on October 9, 2019):

Northwestern Ontario

Rushing River Provincial Park

View of site 6.
Site 6, Southwest Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 32 ft *electrical*

Rushing River is a favourite family camping destination with beaches, playgrounds, hiking trails and endless opportunities for exploring.

Rushing River is 2.5 hours from Winnipeg.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Rustic cabins. (Fairy Slipper available)

These barrier-free cabins are located in the park on the shores of Marie Louise Lake.

Each cabin has three bedrooms, a washroom with a large shower, a fully equipped modern kitchen, a propane fireplace, and heated sun porch. Pots, pans, cups, mugs, dishes, cutlery, kettle, coffee maker, pillows and linens are provided. One campfire pit and one picnic table are located outside of each cabin.

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

Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay.

Northeastern Ontario

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

View of site 205.
Site 205, Jingwakoki West Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft *electrical*

Samuel de Champlain is located on the historic Mattawa River fur trade route in the Mattawa Valley. Hike the trails and catch all the beautiful fall colours or relax beside the refreshing, clear waters of Moore Lake. Both are fantastic ways to spend the day.

Samuel de Champlain is 40 minutes east of North Bay, and approximately 3.5 hours from Ottawa.

Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park

View of site 50.
Site 50, Sturgeon Bay Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft

Anglers will love Shawanaga Bay, a huge inlet reaching inland from Georgian Bay with hundreds of islands and lots of underwater structures that fish like to hang out around.

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

Near North

Mikisew Provincial Park

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Site 368, Campground 3. Tent camping or RVs up to 25 ft *electrical*

There are three sand beaches for swimming located along Eagle Lake in Mikisew Provincial Park. The lake is also great for boating, paddling and fishing.

While you are there, check out their new 18 hole disc golf course!

Mikisew is just over 2 hours away from Barrie and 2.5 hours from Sudbury. 

Six Mile Lake Provincial Park

View of site 114.
Site 114, Oak and Popular Campgrounds. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft

This wonderful family campground contains landscapes that have inspired painters. The park is ideal for paddlers of all ability levels, and canoes are available for rent at the park store. Three hiking trails offer visitors the opportunity to take in the natural and cultural heritage of Six Mile Lake.

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

Southwestern Ontario

Rondeau Provincial Park

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Site 175, North Campground. Tent camping

Eleven beach accesses lead to 11 km of beautiful sandy beaches along the Lake Erie side of the Rondeau peninsula. The park also offers six hiking trails from which to explore this world-renowned birding destination.

Rondeau is 3 hours from Toronto and 1.5 hours from London.

Sauble Falls Provincial Park

View of site 143.
Site 143, East Campground. Tent camping

This waterfall powered a timber mill and generating station. Now flanked by immature forest, the falls are the end of the Rankin River canoe route, ideal for novice canoeists. Sauble Falls is the perfect base camp for exploring the Bruce Peninsula.

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

Southeastern Ontario

Balsam Lake Provincial Park 

View of site 107.
Site 107, Elm Campground. Tent camping or RVs up to 18 ft

Balsam Lake campers love the Lookout Trail (2.6 km). Walk through eskers and kames formed over 10,000 years ago from the Wisconsin Glacier, and take in a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Balsam Lake is 2 hours from Toronto, and 45 minutes from Orillia.

Charleston Lake Provincial Park

Tall Pines Cabin

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

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

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

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