Campgrounds, Huts, Cabins and Yurts in Central Ontario North
 

Ontario has 107 front country campgrounds in its Provincial and National Parks, with a total of over 5000 front country campsites. There are thousands more in the Conservation Areas and private campgrounds. This staggering amount of camping spots indicates the need that Canadians have for getting outdoors.

 
Even if you're a backcountry camper, front country campgrounds are a great staging or recovery point for the beginning or the end of your trip. If your climbing having a nearby campsite is a real blessing. There is something for everyone when it comes to camping in Ontario, from the wide open "neighbors are welcome" type of sites, to private, heavily wooded sites where your not sure that you even have a neighbor.
 

National Park Campgrounds

  • Birches - Bruce Peninsula National Park, Bruce County
  • Populars - Bruce Peninsula National Park, Bruce County
  • Tamerack - Bruce Peninsula National Park, Bruce County

Note: Georgian Bay Islands National Park has a campground at Cedar Spring on Beausoleil Island but it is only accessible by water.

 
Provincial Park Campgrounds
 
  • Arrowhead - Arrowhead Provincial Park, Huntsville, Muskoka
  • Awenda - Awenda Provincial Park, Penetanguishene, Simcoe County
  • Balsam Lake - Balsam Lake Provincial Park
  • Bass Lake - Bass Lake Provincial Park, Orillia, Simcoe County
  • Brent - Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Canisbay Lake - Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Coon Lake - Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Craigleith - Craigleith Provincial Park, Craigleith, Grey County
  • Earl Rowe - Earl Rowe Provincial Park, Alliston, Simcoe County
  • Group Camping 1,2,3 - Bruce Peninsula National Park
  • Kearney Lake - Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Kiosk - Algonquin Provincial Park
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  • Lake of Two Rivers - Algonquin Provincial Park
  • MacGregor Point - MacGregor Point Provincial Park, Port Elgin, Bruce County
  • Mara - Mara Provincial Park, Orillia, Simcoe County
  • McRea Point - McRea Point Provincial Park, Orillia, Simcoe County
  • Mew Lake - Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Pog Lake - Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Poplars - Bruce Peninsula National Park
  • Rock Lake - Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Sauble Falls - Sauble Falls Provincial Park, Sauble Beach, Bruce County
  • Six Mile Lake - Six Mile Lake Provincial Park, South Bay, Muskoka
  • Tea Lake - Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Whitefish Lake (Group) - Algonquin Provincial Park
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    Conservation Area Campgrounds

    • Brucedale Conservation Area - 54 sites, 25 serviced. There is also group camping available to qualified groups, contact the Conservation Authority for details. Just to the west of highway 21 south of Port Elgin off Hwy 21. Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority , Bruce County
    • Durham Conservation Area - 96 sites, 83 serviced. There is also group camping available to qualified groups, contact the Conservation Authority for details. Accessed from Grey Road 27 just above the intersection of the 4 and 6 in Durham. Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority , Bruce County
    • New Lowell - From Barrie Follow the 90 and pick up the 10 outside CFB Borden and head to Brentwood. From Brentwood head west to the Conservation Area. Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, Simcoe County
    • Petun Conservation Area - The conservation area is just southwest of Collingwood just off the 19. Take the 22 west from Collingwood to the 19. Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, Simcoe County
    • Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area - 182 Sites, 68 serviced. There is also group camping available to qualified groups, contact the Conservation Authority for details. The area is located approximately 5km north of Paisley off the 3. Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority , Bruce County
     

    Bordering Regions

    Greater Toronto

    • Albion Hills Conservation Area - Bolton, Toronto Region, Ontario
    • Glen Rouge - Rouge Park, Toronto, Ontario
    • Indian Line - Conservation Area - Toronto Region, Ontario

      Group Camping

    • Terra Cotta - Access to the Bruce Trail, Group Camping (certain conditions apply - contact the CA), Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Mississauga, Toronto Region, Ontario
     

    Private Campgrounds & RV Parks

     

    Backcountry Huts, Cabins and Yurts

    Algonquin's Old Ranger Cabins

    Algonquin Provincial Park has recently restored the wilderness cabins once used by the park rangers. Most, but not all of the cabins are in isolated areas of the park and require several portages or even some backpacking in order to reach them. The cabins are basic with some having more in the way of amenities than others. Each can accommodate from 4 to 12 people. Reservations are required and given the popularity of this new program we highly recommend you book early. Out-There's Algonquin

    • Big Crow Cabin - Central Section
    • Birchcliffe Cabin - Northern Section
    • Bissett Creek Cabin - Northern Section
    • Crooked Chute Cabin - Eastern Section
    • Highview Cabin - Western Section
    • Kiosk Cabin - Northern Section
    • Kitty Lake Cabin - Southern Section
    • Lost Coin Lake Cabin - Northern Section
    • McKaskill Lake Cabin - Southern Section
    • Rain River Cabin - Western Section
    • Tattler Lake Cabin - Southern Section
    • Wenda Lake Cabin - Eastern Section

      Yurts

    Several parks in Ontario now have Yurts (see Yurts of Algonquin for more information on these fascinating structures) available for rent. Winter campers, cross country and backcountry skiers can take advantage of these shelters to add a little comfort to their winter passion. Reservations are required and don't be disappointed - book early.

    Algonquin - The yurts are located at the Mew Lake Campground off of Hwy. 60.
    MacGregor Point - The yurts are readily accessible from any area of the park


    Yurts of Algonquin - A new experience in winter camping


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