Ontario is host to a number of stunning campgrounds, each known for their unique offerings of nature, services, and history. There’s still time left to book your summer camping getaway to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of the great outdoors and make life long memories.
Whether you’re looking for a daring adventure or a relaxing vacation, we’ve compiled a list with campgrounds worthy of visiting this summer.
Elora Gorge | Elora, ON
Located just an hour and a half drive away from Toronto, Elora Gorge is a sensational destination for a weekend getaway with an abundance of spectacular views and hiking trails overlooking the majestic Grand River. There are amenities available such as a splash pad, fishing spots, and sports fields close by. Go tubing down the river to truly witness the vastness of this provincial park. You won’t regret spending a little extra cash for this breathtaking experience.
Sandbanks Provincial Park | Picton, ON
Look to Sandbank Provincial park for a camping experience full of pristine beaches, dune formations, and diverse hiking trails. Explore the unique mix of vegetation and wildlife by walking the Sandbanks Dunes Trail. Explore the fragile dune habitat and discover unusual flora and fauna unique to the area.
Awenda Provincial Park | Tiny, ON
Visit this Southern Georgian Bay gem for access to six different campgrounds, all serviced with drinking water, comfort stations, and laundry suites. Most spaces at Awenda offer tent sites as well as roofed accommodations for your ideal glamping experience. Explore the forestry with your canine companion and take a break at the dog beach. Canoe and Kayak rentals are available for explorers looking to find tranquility on the water.
Sibbald Point | Georgina, ON
Located only a 15-minute walk to the sandy shores of Lake Simcoe, this campground is ideal for beach days and sun-bathing. Many species of birds stop in Sibbald Point on their northern migration journey so be sure to bring binoculars to witness the diverse wildlife in this fascinating ecosystem. Boating, canoeing, and fishing are all great ways to make the most out of this breathtaking campground. Take a journey through one of the major hiking trails and learn about the history of the Sibbald family and witness the wildlife that thrives in the Lake Simcoe area.
Bass Lake | Orillia, ON
Located approximately 10 minutes away from Orillia, Bass Lake boasts a wonderful 2.8 km hiking trail along with RV, car camping, picnic shelters, and equipment rentals. Gas stations, groceries, and convenience stores are within a 5-minute drive which gives campers proximity to basic amenities. Hike on your own or arrange a travel guide to show you the local flora and fauna and learn about the rich history of Bass Lake.
Arrowhead Provincial Park | Huntsville, ON
Hidden away in the Muskoka region lies the beautiful Arrowhead Provincial Park consisting of several campgrounds with tent and cabin options. Fishing is plentiful with a healthy population of rainbow trout and smallmouth bass. Be sure to take advantage of the many hiking trails available that overlook the Muskoka region and observe the porcupine bluffs. Explore the beauty of Stubbs Falls with songbirds serenading your journey.