Campsite covered in fallen leaves.

Perfect parks for your late fall camping trip

Looking to extend your camping season?

Many of our parks are open for overnight stays in October and November. Whether you snuggle up in your tent or get cozy in your RV, make sure you pack extra socks!

Bundle up and book a trip to one of these late fall camping spots:

Algonquin Provincial Park

Open all year

Woman hiking boardwalk on bat Lake trail in fall, with yellow tamaracks

Once the crowds dissipate after fall colour season, take in the splendours of Algonquin’s lesser-known golden encore.

Explore the park’s vast maple hills, rocky ridges, or thousands of lakes by paddle or foot.

Arrowhead Provincial Park

Open all year

Arrowhead makes the perfect getaway no matter the season!

Explore the park’s unique natural features, like the Big Bend and Stubb’s Falls, on 14 km of hiking trails.

Hikers love the Beaver Meadow Trail, winding its way past the Porcupine Bluffs with lovely vistas.

Need more reasons to visit during late fall? Check out this blog!

Kawartha Highlands

Open all year

View from an open tent door, looking out at a still lake and the far shore, where trees are changing colours from green to red, yellow and orange.

Situated just north of Peterborough, Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park is a perfect getaway after Thanksgiving.

Go for a late season backcountry camping trip on edge of the Canadian shield and take in the last brilliant colours. Or simply enjoy a day paddle. An added bonus of a late fall visit? No mosquitoes!

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

Open all year


Did you know MacGregor Point is one of the most ecologically diverse natural places along the Lake Huron shoreline?

Explore their varied hiking trails, including the Huron Fringe Trail. The accessible boardwalk circles around the Visitor Centre, dotted with interpretive signs along the way, teaching visitors about the various habitats.

MacGregor Point is happy to announce the return of the celebrated Witches in the Woods event on October 13.

Activities include a pumpkin carving competition, trick-or-treating, campsite decorating, and fun family programming about “spooky” animals like bats, snakes, and spiders!

Lake Superior — Rabbit Blanket Campground

Open until October 29, 2023

group hiking in the fall

Rabbit Blanket Campground is situated on an inland lake with a small beach area, close to Hwy 17. There is a comfort station with flush toilets and a trailer dump and fill station

The demanding Peat Mountain Trail is located nearby, taking hikers through a mixed forest to the top of Peat Mountain, overlooking ridges and valleys formed by glacial activity.

Prefer to take it easy? Pack a picnic and chill at Old Woman Bay, located just a short drive from the campground.

Pinery Provincial Park

Open all year

picnic table on shore

Pinery provides excellent opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation in 21 square kilometres of rare forests and rolling dunes.

Enjoy 10 walking trails and a 14 km bike trail! Make sure to walk down to the beach to catch a sunset.

Tent camping and pull-though RV campsites are available year-round. The park also offers six yurts and eight camp cabins.

Silent Lake Provincial Park

Open until March 24, 2024

Couple enjoys the view on the bridge at the start of the hiking trail

Over 19 km of hiking trails and 17 km of mountain biking trails make Silent Lake an ideal spot for adventurers!

The rugged Lakeshore Hiking Trail takes you around the undeveloped shore of Silent Lake, passing by beaver meadows, hardwood forests, and cedar-black ash swamps.

Rent a canoe or kayak and explore the still waters of the motor-free lake.

Rondeau Provincial Park

Open until November 12, 2023

view of forested road

Birders delight in the bounty of birds at Rondeau!

You’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for the many winged friends spotted migrating during the fall and overwintering during the colder months.

If birding isn’t your thing, hike one of six trails at the park, including the barrier-free Tulip Trail. See examples of rare Carolinian trees such as tulip trees, sassafras, and Shagbark Hickory.

Killbear Provincial Park

Open until November 6, 2023

A rockface sinking into inky water, hemmed in by orange coloured trees with leaves that are changing colours with the seasons.

Killbear is one of our most-visited parks with its 12 kilometres of rugged, rocky shoreline, numerous sand beaches, and beautiful views of windswept pines on rocky shores.

And is it ever gorgeous in late fall!  The leaves change later in the season at Killbear than other parks in the region, because Georgian Bay has a moderating effect on the climate.

Make sure to stop by their Visitor Centre with 1,000 square metres of exhibit space with interactive exhibits about the park and the surrounding area.

Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Open until October 31, 2023

Couple enjoying the view of the lake

The shores of Lake Ontario are calling you, and Presqu’ile is the perfect place to appreciate this majestic lake.

Take a leisurely walk or bike along the peninsula, go birding, or simply watch the waves lapping against the shore.

Don’t miss the Marsh Trail with two viewing towers and interpretive panels that illustrate the story of the marsh and its inhabitants.

Sandbanks Provincial Park

Open until October 31, 2023

child on beach

Couldn’t get in during the summer? Now’s your chance!

Stay and explore the campground or step out and discover Prince Edward County, from apple and pumpkin picking to beer and wine tasting and hunting for treasures while antiquing.

Just remember to make it back in time to catch the incredible sunsets!

Balsam Lake Provincial Park

Open until October 31, 2023

Two people sit at a picnic table on the beach.

Whether you’re tent camping, driving an RV, or staying in the park’s luxurious cottage, you’ll find fall coziness everywhere at Balsam Lake.

Follow the Lookout Trail for a panoramic view of the fall colours, or enjoy the crunching of leaves beneath your feet along the Plantation Trail.

Itching to hitch up your boat? Launch your boat at Balsam Lake and explore the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Wheatley Provincial Park

Open until October 30, 2023

bench overlooking lake

If going south of the border isn’t an option during the colder months, try visiting southern Ontario!

At the same latitude as Northern California, Wheatley offers the last of the early fall warmth before diving headfirst into winter.

Inverhuron Provincial Park

Open until October 29, 2023

sunset over lake

You can’t beat views like this!

Prized for its sandy beach, dunes, and glorious sunsets, this diverse park also includes a wetland and a young hardwood forest.

Looking for some Halloween fun? Come to Inverhuron on October 21, 2023 for their RIIP (Rest In Inverhuron Park) Halloween celebration! There will be pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, a costume contest and more!

Sauble Falls Provincial Park

Open until October 29, 2023

view of rushing water over falls

Sauble Falls is the perfect spot to wet your line this fall! Anglers have the opportunity to hook salmon and Rainbow Trout well into the fall season.

Perfect for families, Sauble Falls’ children’s adventure playground, horseshoe pit, and volleyball area offer plenty of activities late into the fall season.

Long Point Provincial Park

Open until October 22, 2023

view of beach

Explore Ontario’s fourth-oldest park!

Long Point is part of a 40 kilometre long sandspit in Lake Erie, recognized as a biosphere reserve by the United Nations.

Stroll along their 1.5 km beach or enjoy cycling through park campgrounds and day use areas. Long Point is one of the largest bird migration areas in North America, so be sure to watch for migrating waterfowl and songbirds resting in the marsh as they journey south.

If you’re looking to relax on the water, Long Point’s boat launch facilities are able to accommodate most pleasure boats.

Ready to book your trip?

Reservations can be made online or by phone at 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275).