Ontario Wilderness Camping
 
 
Backcountry Camping Ontario - Interior & Wilderness Camping
 

Algonquin Provincial Park

There are over 1800 wilderness sites in the park, primarily for canoe camping. The park also has designated backcountry camping areas along the backpacking trails. Permits and fees are required. The park also has front country camping. There is a can and bottle ban in the interior of the park. For more information on the park, canoeing and backpacking have a look at Out-There's Algonquin - Parks Ontario - Algonquin Region - Ontario

Bon Echo Provincial Park

Backcountry campers have a choice of backpacking into sites along the Abes and Essen Trail or paddling and portaging to campsites on Joeperry and Pearson Lakes. In addition there is an extended canoe circuit which begins and ends in the park, with wilderness camping on crown land. Permits and fees are required. The park also has front country camping. For more information on the park, canoeing and backpacking have a look at Out-There's Bon Echo - Parks Ontario - Eastern Ontario - Ontario

Bruce Peninsula National Park

There are wilderness sites in the park along the Bruce Trail following the Escarpment.
North of Cyprus Lake is the Loon Lake Camp while The Ledges and High Dump provide options just to the South. Reservations are essential and fires are not permitted along the Bruce Trail. Permits and fees are required. The park also has front country camping. For more information on the park, canoeing and backpacking have a look at Out-There's Bruce Peninsula National Park Parks Canada - Central Ontario North - Ontario

Frontenac Provincial Park

Frontenac is unique in that it's one of the few backcountry areas with almost complete access by paddle and by foot. There are 48 backcountry camping areas which are accessible by canoe or backpacking. Permits and fees are required. There is no front country camping in the park. For more information on the park, canoeing and backpacking have a look at Out-There's Frontenac - Parks Ontario - Eastern Ontario

Gatineau Park (Quebec)

The park is technically in Quebec but it's location on the outskirts of Ottawa means you may find more people from Ontario than La Belle Provence. The park has canoe camping on La Pêche Lake which serves as a good introduction to this wonderful activity. There are twelve different camping areas along the lake's edge with a total of 35 sites, which are all within a 1.5 to 2hr paddle of the launch. Permits and fees are required. The park also has front country camping. For more information on the park, canoeing and backpacking have a look at Out-There's Gatineau - Quebec

Georgian Bay National Park

The park is in a spectacular setting in Georgian Bay, just off shore. The backpacking trail is on Beausoleil Island, which is only accessible by water. There is 24 km of trail and there are 15 camp areas along the way. The backcountry sites may also be used by paddlers. There is a main campground on the island but it isn't accessible by road. If you don't have access to a boat you can hire a water taxi in honey harbour. Contact the park for campsite reservations, permits and fees. For more information on the park, canoeing and backpacking have a look at Out-There's Georgian Bay Islands National Park - Central Ontario North - Ontario

Killarney Provincial Park

There are 180 backcountry campsites in the interior of the park for backpackers and canoe trippers. You must camp at the designated sites. The camping sites are indicated by a diamond shaped orange marker with a tent symbol. There is a can and bottle ban in the interior of the park, during both the winter and summer months. Contact the park for campsite reservations, permits and fees. For more information on the park, canoeing and backpacking have a look at Out-There's Killarney Provincial Park - Parks Ontario - Northeastern Ontario - Ontario

Lake Superior Provincial Park

The park has 175 designated backcountry campsites which are accessible on foot or by canoe. All users must have a permit available from the park. All of the water in the parks interior should be treated before drinking. Like many of Ontario's wild parks a complete can and bottle ban is enforced in the backcountry. Contact the park for campsite reservations, permits and fees. For more information on the park, canoeing, kayaking and backpacking have a look at Out-There's Lake Superior Provincial Park - Parks Ontario - Northweastern Ontario - Ontario

Pukaskwa National Park

The parks designated backcountry campsites are located along the Coastal Trail. Each camping area has a privy, a bear box and a fire pit. The sites may be used by paddlers as well as backpackers but caution should be used in paddling Superiors shoreline. Contact the park for campsite reservations, permits and fees. For more information on the park, kayaking, canoeing and backpacking have a look at Out-There's Pukaskwa National Park - Northwestern Ontario - Ontario

Quetico

Quetico along with the adjoining Boundary Water's area is the world's formost canoe destination. Still primitive and wild, it demands a good knowledge of paddling and the backcountry. The park has over 2200 interior campsites which can be reached by lake paddles and portages. Like many of Ontario's wild parks a complete can and bottle ban is enforced in the backcountry. Contact the park for campsite reservations, permits and fees. For more information on the park have a look at thier website on the Parks Ontario page. - Northwestern Ontario - Ontario

Sleeping Giant

Sleeping giant is a stunning peninsula that juts out into Lake Superior a short distance from Thunder Bay. The peninsula has the 40km extended backpacking trail, the Kabeyun, that works it's way along the the parks western shoreline, around the feet of the giant then up the east coast to highway 587. There area designated campsites along route. The trail is linear and requires a shuttle. Contact the park for campsite reservations, permits and fees. For more information on the park have a look at thier website on the Parks Ontario page. - Northwestern Ontario - Ontario

 

This list is in no way exhaustive. Watch for additions in the near future. For more information on backcountry camping see Out-There's pages on canoeing and backpacking. For information on front country camping in Ontario Conservation Areas, Provincial and National Parks see Out-There's Camping in Ontario.

 

 
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