updated on: June 28, 2017
12 Family-Friendly Camping Getaways in Northeastern Ontario
From a 220-foot waterslide to an officially certified Dark Sky Preserve, our operators offer top-notch camping facilities for family and friends alike. To help make planning your summer camping getaway in Northeastern Ontario a little bit easier, we’ve broken down the listings by region. Happy camping (and don’t forget to pack the bug spray)!
Cochrane & Area
Flood’s Landing Camp
The Flood’s Landing Campground in the northern community of Cochrane accommodates tents and trailers with riverfront lots available—all part of “130 acres of serene northern wilderness.” Sites are spacious, and intrepid campers can even carry their gear and camp out beside a rushing waterfall on the Frederick House River! Fishing is fantastic, and there are extensive wildlife viewing opportunities.
- Find rates on the Flood’s Landing Camp website!
Twin Lakes Camping
Offering great beaches, multiple playgrounds, a 220-foot water slide, change rooms and public washrooms, Twin Lakes Camping is a wonderful camping option for the busy family in Moonbeam along Highway 11. The entire facility is also wheelchair accessible, including the on-site paving-stone walking path that passes through the site. Located to the northwest of Cochrane, this area offers true northern wilderness.
- Find rates on the Twin Lakes Camping website!
Manitoulin Island & the North Shore
Agnew Lake Lodge
Located on the beautiful Agnew Lake just north of Webbwood, Agnew Lake Lodge offers camping sites with water and hydro services included. Families and outdoor enthusiasts will love taking advantage of the sandy beach area, volleyball/badminton courts, berry picking, and great fishing opportunities. Boat rentals are available.
- Find rates on the Agnew Lake Lodge website!
Batman’s Cottages & Campground
Located in Sheguiandah, Manitoulin Island, Batman’s Cottages & Campground boasts safe, clean, family fun camping experiences since 1969. Un-serviced tenting lots are available, as well as serviced lakefront lots and pull-thru lots available for trailers on the shores of Lake Huron. Visitors will enjoy the recreational hall, on-site hiking trails, a swim-up dock, equipment rentals, and more.
- Find rates on the Batman’s Camping & Cottages website!
Gordon’s Park is an officially designated Dark Sky Preserve on Manitoulin Island, and offers exceptional night sky viewing opportunities completely free of light pollution and white light. Their main campground is affectionately called the “forest campground” due to its location in a pristine hardwood forest. Gordon’s Park has plenty to keep your friends and family occupied for your entire stay, from hiking trails to mini-golf to a playground and a pool.
- Find rates on the Gordon’s Park website!
North Bay, Nipissing & Mattawa Area
Fish Bay Marina
Campers who love to fish will be pleased to discover Fish Bay Marina – located on the world-class fishery of Lake Nipissing complemented by a full-service marina. Rentals are available. Centrally located on the south shore of the lake, the communities and attractions of North Bay, Powassan, Callander, and Trout Creek are just minutes away.
- Find rates on the Fish Bay Marina website!
Booth Landing Camping & Cottages
Look forward to grassy campsites, northern wilderness, and a ton to do – all just 3.5 hours north of Toronto outside of Algonquin Park in Powassan. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the three courses located within 20 km, and kids will appreciate the on-site playground, sandy beach, nature trail and lending camp store. As an added bonus, Booth Landing Camping & Cottages boasts endless ATV trails and great fishing opportunities.
- Find rates on the Booth Landing Camping & Cottages website!
River & Sky Music/Camping Festival (July 20-23, 2017)
This camping experience is a once-a-year opportunity, but all are welcome at the River & Sky Music/Camping Festival. Festival-goers will make their way to Fishers’ Paradise in West Nipissing, who work with River & Sky to provide space for campers over the duration of the event. Bikes, canoes, pets, and kids are all welcome at this celebration of the northern culture! Children 16 years and younger travelling with their families do not have to purchase festival passes.
- Find rates and see the lineup on the River & Sky Music/Camping Festival website!
Von Doeler’s Ranch Overnight Pack Trips
Von Doeler’s Ranch in Rutherglen isn’t a campground, but they will take you out on guided overnight-camping trips on horseback! Boasting trips that are “rough, rugged, and guaranteed a good time,” you’ll choose from one- or two-night trips on the trail. Meals are included, and you’ll get the experience of helping to prepare your horse for travel and setting up camp. Cook over an open fire, watch the sun set, and experience a taste of life on the trail.
- Find rates on the Von Doeler’s Ranch website!
Sudbury & French River
Carol Campsite & RV Park
Conveniently located just off of Highway 69 heading into Sudbury, Carol Campsite & RV Park is a family-oriented campground on the shores of Richard Lake. Offering full services, a marked swim area and sandy beach, a convenience store, and paddle boat rentals, this facility is a great stopping-off point on your northern road trip adventure.
- Find rates on the Carol Campsite & RV Park website!
Fish Tale Cabins & Campground
Located in the French River area on the Wolseley River, campers at Fish Tale Cabins & Campground will find great fishing, a quiet atmosphere, and their choice of serviced or un-serviced lots. An in-ground pool and children’s play area are available, as well as paddle and motorized boat rentals for anyone who wants to try catching their own dinner.
- Find rates on the Fish Tale Cabins & Campground website!
Happy Holiday Campground & Cottages
Located just a few minutes north of Temagami on the shores of Duncan Lake, Happy Holiday Campground & Cottages offers its campers a full gauntlet of activities to keep busy with including paddling, hiking, ATVing, a kids' playground, and a bi-weekly activity schedule during the summer months. Tent campers will enjoy clean, shaded sites among a mature forest of pine and hardwood trees.
- Find rates on the Happy Holiday Campground & Cottages website!