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The Best Camping in Ontario

Looking for the best camping in Ontario? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Ontario. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Ontario

  • Tobermory, Ontario

    Cliff Jump at the Grotto

    4.6
    What if you could free dive, cliff jump and embark on a hundred mile hiking journey, all in the same place? Well, you can!The Grotto is a small cave on the shores of the Georgian Bay. It is accessible by land, if you are willing to scramble down a rock face to the base of the water.Inside, the wa...
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  • Tobermory, Ontario

    Camp at Stormhaven Beach

    4.5
    3.1 mi
    You need to plan ahead to make the most of this trip. Permits for backcountry camping in Canadian National Parks open up in mid-January and competition for popular places (such as this) can be fierce. Get the date nailed down before applying and get online right away. After you've secured permitt...
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  • Saugeen Shores, Ontario

    Hiking MacGregor Point Provincial Park

    4.0
    MacGregor Point is a gorgeous spot year round, with different levels and lengths of trails for every hiker. In the summer, the park is filled with wildlife and the trails are well maintained. In the winter, this is a good location for both hiking and snowshoeing.Many trails on the coast of Lake H...
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  • Nipissing, Unorganized, South Part, Ontario

    Kayak Opeongo Lake to Big Trout Lake

    There are multiple canoe and kayak routes throughout Algonquin park. The Opeongo Lake to Big Trout Lake is easily done in 3 days and a favourite of mine.Begin at Lake Opeongo Access Point. From there you can hire a water taxi to take you to your first portage (2.1km). The taxi is especially helpf...
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  • Cloyne, Ontario

    Hike the Clifftop Trail in Bon Echo Provincial Park

    5.0
    1.2 mi / 377.3 ft gain
    Bon Echo is well-known for its deep, clear lake and the native pictographs that adorn the sheer cliff on the north shore. It is a well-sized park with 400 car-accessible campsites in Mazinaw Campground that are walking distance from the lake.Your first step is to reserve your site on Ontario Park...
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  • Unorganized Thunder Bay District, Ontario

    Camp at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

    4.7
    We drove into Marie Louise Lake Campground in the afternoon of the off season and found the campground office closed. Luckily for us, there is a pay kiosk that takes credit cards (bonus) so after we drove around to find a walk-up site we came back to pay for one night and then planned to talk to ...
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  • Kakabeka Falls, Ontario

    Explore Kakabeka Falls

    3.0
    0.5 mi
    Located a short distance from the entrance of Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, Kakabeka Falls plunges 131 feet over sheer cliffs and is part of the Kaministiquia River. The gorge in which the falls cascade over host some of the oldest fossils in existence. The area was used centuries ago by Voyag...
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  • Torrance, Ontario

    Hike the Torrance Barrens Main Trail

    4.0
    1.9 mi
    The Torrance Barrens is a great half day hike and a very unique spot in the Muskokas. Different landscape than the typical 'Muskoka woods and lakes', the barrens are mostly scraped back to the bedrock with less trees and more fen mats and low vegetation.The trail head has a great parking pad off ...
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  • Buckhorn, Ontario

    Canoe Camp the Mississauga River

    5.0
    We start the trip with a stop at the take-out spot, at the bottom . If we can, we will leave a car at the take-out. There is a nice toilet at the take-out, and a detailed map showing the route. https://goo.gl/maps/r3Zm51ueYhK2We then drive the other car ~20minutes or so, to the top put-in locat...
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  • Algonquin Highlands, Ontario

    Camp at Penn Lake

    5.0
    1.9 mi
    One of many camping options in the park is to start at Rock Lake Access Point #9, where you canoe through Rock Lake to the portage. This portage is just about 400 meters, which is not too far but it is quite a small route and slippery in areas.You can only reserve a lake, you cannot reserve a cam...
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  • Rainy River, Unorganized, Ontario

    Canoe the Sturgeon Lake Loop in Quetico Provincial Park

    50 mi
    Quetico Provincial Park, just north of Minnesota in southern Ontario, is the Canadian portion of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA). Truly a wilderness area, the 1.2 million acre park has no roads, few trails, and allows in just a tenth of the visitors that canoe the BWCA to the sou...
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  • Parry Sound, Ontario

    Canoe to Georgian Bay in The Massasauga

    The Massasauga Provincial Park covers the islands and coastline south of Parry Sound, forming part of the globally significant Georgian Bay UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It preserves the unique landscape of eastern Georgian Bay; clear blue water, towering pine trees and ever-present Canadian Shield b...
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  • Killarney, Ontario

    Paddle to the Devil's Door on the French River

    3.0
    French River Provincial Park is known for backcountry camping through its winding waterways and near-complete seclusion. There is lots of wildlife, great fishing, and stunning night skies to boot.  Set your GPS to the Hartley Bay Marina where you can park your car and pick up (or unload) your can...
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  • Nipissing, Unorganized, South Part, Ontario

    Backpack Highland Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park

    21 mi
    This was my first experience in the Canadian backcountry and it was remarkable.  Algonquin Provincial Park is beautiful with it's range of hardwood forest trees, lakes, and overall terrain.  It's popular for portaging but it also has three official backpacking trails inside the park.  (Unfortunat...
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  • Kenora, Unorganized, Ontario

    Canoe and Camp on Dogtooth Lake

    4.0
    Located just East of Kenora, ON, Eagle-Dogtooth Provincial Park contains several peaceful lakes the makes the perfect setting to get away from society.  If approaching from the West on the Trans Canada Highway, take the exit right for Highway 71 to Fort Frances after passing Kenora.  If coming fr...
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  • Parry Sound, Unorganized, Centre Part, Ontario

    Hike Gut Lake

    1.9 mi
    This is a 2.5km loop hike that begins at the beach at the Northern side of Gut Lake. Gut Lake is located within Grundy Lake Provincial Park so you will need to purchase a park permit in order to access this lake (link below).The trailhead for Gut Lake is located just south of a Visitor Center an...
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