Extended fall camping at five southwest parks

Have you had enough camping already this year?

Nope, we haven’t either! That’s why several of our parks are offering extended seasons this fall.

Read on to find out where you should book your fall getaway:

Inverhuron Provincial Park

Open until October 30, 2022

kayak on lake at sunset

Beautiful sunsets don’t end with Labour Day! The park offers a sandy beach with a breathtaking westward view of Lake Huron.

Looking for fall stargazing opportunities? Bring a blanket to Inverhuron and settle in for a show! You can view the Draconid (October 8-10) or Orionid (October 20-21) meteor showers.

October 22 is Inverhuron’s Halloween Weekend, so be sure to check their events calendar for details.

Inverhuron can also be a great spot to bring your canoe or kayak, but fall weather can be fickle so make sure to check the weather and paddle safely.

Long Point Provincial Park

Open until October 23, 2022

group around campfire

This highly-recommended park is celebrating its 101st birthday this year!

Even if it’s too chilly for swimming, the over two kilometres of soft sand will still be ideal for sandcastles and relaxing walks.

Did you know that Long Point is part of a Biosphere Reserve designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)?

Long Point protects sand dunes, wet meadows, marshes, and other rare habitats, which makes it a great spot for wildlife viewing!

Turkey Point Provincial Park

Open until October 30, 2022

group on bicycling trail

With plenty of electric campsites, including many with pull-through access, Turkey Point is perfect for September or October camping.

If you enjoy mountain biking, this park is a great option a fall trip!

Mountain bike trails are available both within and adjacent to the park. For more information, check out the Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club.

Make sure to protect the trails, particularly in wet weather.

Selkirk Provincial Park

Open until October 11, 2022

sunset over lake

Selkirk is another great park for RV owners.

Just 15 minutes east of Port Dover, it offers large grassy sites in beautiful surroundings. Many sites offer both electricity and pull-through access for larger RVs and trailers.

If you need more reasons to give Selkirk a try, you’ll find them here.

Rondeau Provincial Park

Open until November 13, 2022

view of tree with changing colours

If you’ve missed out on booking a camping trip during the fall colour season farther north, you may not be out of luck!

Rondeau sits in Ontario’s Carolinian Zone.

Colours in this region often reach their peak weeks later than those in central Ontario. For the best fall show, book a site in mid-October.

Rondeau is also the perfect place to witness the spectacular migration of Monarch Butterflies.

Butterflies gather at Rondeau as they feed on fall wildflowers to fuel their journey south.

Visit the park during their Monarch Migration Festival on September 18, or stroll the shoreline on a quiet weekday to view this species at risk.

Are you hearing the fall’s call?

There’s nothing like being outdoors as leaves transition from green to hues of red and gold.

Snuggle up with your sweetheart next to a campfire, watch a meteor shower under a park’s dark sky, and enjoy a quiet park as it settles down after a busy season.

Earl Rowe Provincial Park

If you’re looking for more cool weather camping options, Earl Rowe Provincial Park also has sites available until October 11, and both Pinery Provincial Park and MacGregor Point Provincial Park are open for camping year-round.

See you out there!