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12 Family-Friendly Camping Getaways in Northeastern Ontario

The 220-foot waterslide at Twin Lakes Camping, Moonbeam, Ontario. Photo provided by Twin Lakes Camping.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gordon’s Park

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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