River, stream, or creek glamping near Bancroft

Forests, lakes, and cliffs—endless attractions abound while camping near Bancroft.

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Bonnechere River Paradise

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · North Algona Wilberforce, ON
Frontier Trails is a family-run Summer Camp for the past 46 years. Family Camping. We host 3 seasons of outdoor ED. and team building available for School, kids’ groups, retreats, weddings, and rental packages. Family Vacations & Reunions. We have100 acres of scenic trails, & 2500’ on the beautiful Bonnechere River. You can rent a trailer, cabin, or cottage, bring your own trailer or tent or you can rent the whole camp for your group or family retreat. We can house up to 150 people and can cater or you can look after your own meals. We have 7 weeks of Day Camp for kids 4-16 with Riding E & W, ESL, and Traditional Programs. 1-7 week stays Climbing wall, archery, canoeing, kayaking, water tramp and blob, trail rides, ESL, sports, and more. Outdoor learning presents opportunities to be challenged by something new, realize an undiscovered talent, and increase confidence and skills TEACHING, FUN, MEMORIES, and FRIENDS.
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Adventure Glamping on the river

4 sites · Lodging, Tents4 acres · North Kawartha, ON
**We have been named a runner-up for the Best Glamping Site in Canada for 2023!** A perfect home base for all the nearby hikes, lakes and outdoor adventures. Get away from it all when you stay under the stars. Snuggle up in the comfy queen bed. Float down the creek. Friendly competition with yard games. Relax in a hammock with a good book. Our two 16.5 ft bell tents, cabin and camping site are found right next to a live creek that flows through the picturesque property. The interiors are beautifully furnished with a queen sized bed, a seating area, fairy lights, fire pit and Muskoka chairs.
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Cabin in the Woods

3 sites · Lodging, Tents7 acres · Belleville, ON
7 acres of field, forest, pond, waterfall, rapids, swimming hole! There are no bad views! Sit by the pond, sit by the creek, sit in the waterfall, sit out at Blueberry Hill for a pleasant breeze or up on SunStar Ridge for some nightly star gazing or lay back in a hammock or on zero gravity chair 1 Bunkie on a hill overlooking the pond and 2 private tent sites, one at Boot Hill and one in the Field of Dreams. Each site has a fire pit and a compostable toilet and there is an outhouse on the property for the bunkie. Great for canoes, kayaks, bird and wildlife watching with spectacular star gazing. This property was part of an old homestead and as such I am still finding things so please respect the caution tape and stay on the marked trails. Some are treasures (European Grapes, Bergamot, French Roses, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Ramps, Fiddle-heads) and others not so much. I am re purposing what I can and collecting the rest for disposal as I nurture this land back to what it was meant to be, paradise. There is an outdoor shower available as well. If you are green minded you are welcome here!
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Dragonfly Ridge Rescue Farm

4 sites · Lodging98 acres · ON
Dragonfly Ridge is a 98 acre farm. Our pretty cabins are perfect for folks to enjoy some glamping in the country, on the farm surrounded by friendly animals.  You can arrange to have a tour of the farm and hang out with donkeys, mini horses, llamas, alpacas, pigs, bunnies, sheep, goats, peacocks, ducks and chickens.  We have a lovely pond, and acres of forest you can explore.  Our farm is on a quiet country road where you can take a walk and enjoy the peace and quiet and connect with nature and one another without the distractions of wifi, street noises or city lights. We are within minutes of the Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park with all there is to see and do there, such as hiking, paddling, exploring, swimming.  We have a fire pit where you can enjoy a spectacular night sky unimpeded by any other lights. The cabin has electricity, lights, electric fireplace for heat. In the cabin we have a double bed, a table and 2 chairs, a two-burner stove with oven, a washing up station. Fall asleep listening to owls call and wolves howling in the distance.  Wake to the sounds of the animals on the farm, you may even be able to arrange to gather your own eggs for breakfast! We are confident you won't want to leave the farm, but in case you choose to explore beyond our 98 acres there is lots to still see and do within only a short drive. We are located close to Buckhorn, where you can explore more lakes, pick your own berries or visit pumpkin patches, pick up groceries or enjoy the restaurants in Buckhorn.  Also, in nearby Bobcaygeon you can find world-class shopping and dining, parks, beaches, festivals, a heritage village, and even more lakes. One hour north of us is Haliburton, with the Haliburton Forest and Wolf visitation Centre, Sir Sam's ski resort, shops and restaurants, and Sir Sandford Fleming's college of Fine Arts. Lakefield is only 35 minutes away offering shopping, a world famous literary festival, fine dining, and antique shows most weekends. Trent University is only 40 minutes south, in Peterborough where you can watch Peterborough Petes play hockey, attend free music festivals in the summer months, experience the best restaurants around, shop, see a movie, watch the boats in the Lift Locks, a World Heritage, visit the canoe museum, skate on the canal, and much more.
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Riverbend

1 site · Lodging14 acres · Marmora, ON
Escape to nature. Relax at this peaceful retreat on the beautiful Moira River. Spend the day in the river and the rapids; swimming, fishing, canoeing or read a book in the screened gazebo overlooking the water. The “things to do” list in the area is plentiful; trails, rivers, parks, and nature galore. Riverbend is surrounded by quaint towns offering; antiquing, cafes and festivals. Unwind at the end of the day with a bonfire under the stars surrounded by fireflies and then climb into your cozy bed in our off-grid cabin.
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Camp Rose Island

5 sites · Lodging95 acres · Coe Hill, ON
Welcome to Camp Rose Island! We are 95acres of gorgeous natural land with a private lake! Featuring luxurious Rooftop Tents by Cascadia Vehicle Tents! Each site offers a brand new Rooftop Tent (RTT) with queen size memory foam mattress, perched above an indoor/outdoor structure with camp stove and dining area - all fully screened, with more space for tents on each site too! Each site also has its own dedicated outhouse and fire pit! Additionally, 3/4 of the sites offer a lower level “annex” of the RTT, which can fit up to a double bed, or simply be used as a changing area - it’s also a great place for your pets at night, directly below the sleeping quarters above, or as a cozy place to hang out during inclement weather. With only 4 sites to rent across the entire property you are guaranteed peace and tranquility. Guests enjoy access to the private lake on the property, as well as canoes and a floating raft, and the beautiful winding trail throughout the land. There’s really nothing like this unique experience!
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Covered Bridge Park

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents140 acres · Killaloe, ON
Covered Bridge Park is a magnificent 150 acres waterfront campground on Bonnechere River with cottages, cabins, tent and trailer sites. We are located east of Algonquin Provincial Park and located in Tramore on the north side of Bonnechere River between Round Lake and Golden Lake. Enjoy beautiful Ontario summers with great fishing, swimming, canoeing and wildlife viewing. Discover Natures Playground on this old farm that has been preserved in its natural state with 100 acres of mature forest, meadows and trails; only a small portion of the property has been developed into a Campground. Most of what we offer here is pure Mother Nature.
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Big Rock Eco Retreat & Campgrounds

10 sites · Lodging, Tents32 acres · Gilmour, ON
Big Rock Eco Retreat is a serene and picturesque campground located on the shores of Weslemkoon Lake, in Addington Highlands Township. Situated amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of the surrounding crown land, this eco-friendly retreat offers visitors an unforgettable outdoor experience. The area is home to a variety of native wildlife, including moose, deer, black bears, loons, and eagles, which can often be spotted in their natural habitats. The campsite offers individual fire pits and gas BBQs at each site, allowing visitors to enjoy the great outdoors while cooking up a delicious meal. Hiking enthusiasts can explore the extensive network of hiking trails that wind through the woods, while fishing enthusiasts can try their luck in the lake, which is teeming with fish in the summertime. In the winter, visitors can enjoy ice fishing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing, with well-maintained trails for all levels of experience. Each camping site can accommodate a hot tub for an additional fee, based on availability, making it a perfect way to unwind and relax. For those who want to explore the lake further, there is a marina with a general store open in the summer time. Visitors can purchase additional services such as smore kits, fishing rods, small boat rentals, private boat tours of the lake, and snowshoes in the winter. In addition, the retreat also offers a skating pond in the winter when the ice is thick enough. Overall, Big Rock Eco Retreat provides an idyllic setting for outdoor enthusiasts looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in nature.
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Call of the Wild Hunt Camp

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Bancroft, ON
Apsley Ontario off the grid hunt camp! Welcome to our OFF THE GRID hunt camp in Apsley, Ontario, where adventure and relaxation meet! Our camp is nestled amidst the picturesque scenery of Eels Lake and surrounded by ATV trails that wind through the lush wilderness of Ontario. For those looking for an added level of excitement, we offer guided ATV tours through the stunning trail system. Our experienced guides will lead you through the safe spots, ensuring a safe and unforgettable experience for all ages. But that's not all - our camp offers comfortable accommodations with all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay. With fishing, swimming, and boating opportunities just a stone's throw away, our camp is the perfect place for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to assist you with any questions or requests you may have, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable stay. So, why not book your stay at our hunt camp in Apsley, Ontario today and experience the natural beauty and excitement of the great outdoors? 2 queen beds in the loft All appliances run off the grid on propane Furnace and wood stove Generator runs: microwave, kettle, coffee maker Full working shower with hot water on demand so you never run out of hot water :) Call or text 705 / 656 / 9555
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Hidden Gem on Lorwell Lake

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Brudenell Lyndoch And Raglan, ON
The 1 acre site is nestled and hidden away at the end of a private road, in the forest, next to ancient Canadian Shield rockfaces, on a pristine clean lake in the Madawaska Highlands. The shoreline is left natural with a floating dock. Swimming, fishing and kayaking is excellent. We are surrounded by hundreds of acres of crown land with an extensive path network reaching up to Foymount, the highest elevation in Southern Ontario. Killaloe is the closest town and Brudenell, a logging ghosttown, off the beaten path, is being rediscovered for its quaint beauty. Near Eganville, Foymount, Barrys Bay, Algonquin Park, Bancroft
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Glamping by Sandy Lake

2 sites · Lodging32 acres · Lakehurst, ON
This unique space is steps up from camping. It is located on 32 acres of land with so much to explore and see. What used to be a sheep farm about a century ago is now a hobby farm with plenty of forested area and hiking trails to explore. The large glamping tent has a double futon bed and bunk bed. An indoor fire place, as well as a basic kitchenette with mini fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is a porch and outside area with your own fire pit to enjoy and relax (fire wood included). - Like all camping, everything that is brought in must leave with the guest (there is no garbage disposal and for extensive stays we can provide a pass to the local dump) - There is no cleaning provided between guests (no cleaning charge applied), for this reason we ask that you leave the tent in great shape for the next guests arriving. Failure to do so will result in additional fees. - Dogs are welcomed and we can even provide a dog bed on request, but we ask that you pick up after your dog and keep the dog off the beds. If there are other guests in the main cottage exploring the grounds; we just ask that you have a dog leash handy. - You must bring all the essentials, including your cookware and cooking utensils (given the lack of running water) - Guest must bring their own linens/sleeping bags. Pillows and extra blankets are provided. - Guests are encouraged to bring plenty of drinking water, wipes, paper towels, toilet paper and etc. - Buckhorn which is about a 5 min drive away has all the essentials, including a Foodland supermarket, convenience store, LCBO, a few restaurants including take out pizza. - The odd time, the guests may encounter the host and family on the grounds doing maintenance.
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Under the Stars Camping!

2 sites · Lodging2 acres · Gooderham, ON
There are lots of walking trails, ATV trails, two spring-fed lakes with easy boat launches for swimming, fishing, or kayaking within a 2 or 3 mins drive. There is plenty of opportunity for hiking through the property trails and multiple star gazing areas. There are numerous grocery stores and shops within 20 minutes of the site! Silent Lake Provincial Park is within 30 minutes drive and Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park is within an hour.Choose from two on-site travel trailers. Each sleeps 4. There is a kitchen with all the necessary supplies and a BBQ for grilling. Each trailer has its own bathroom and shower. Fires are permitted (within local regulations) and pets on leash are welcome. This is the perfect spot to get back to nature but still have all the comforts of home!
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River, stream, or creek glamping near Bancroft guide

Overview

The pristine forests and lakes of Ontario create outdoor enchantment for Bancroft campers. The city is an ideal base for hiking and camping excursions into the area’s celebrated natural attractions like Algonquin Provincial Park and Egan Chutes Provincial Park. After a day exploring, campers can find off-grid and primitive campsites or lakefront cabins located near well-loved attractions like Petroglyphs Provincial Park and the York River.

Where to go

Algonquin Provincial Park

Enjoy the nearly untouched woodlands of Algonquin Provincial Park, just 50 minutes away from Bancroft. As Canada’s first provincial park, it’s home to giant moose, racing rivers, quiet ponds, and scenic hiking trails that traverse its 7,600 square kilometres. Explore interpretive walking trails and canoe or kayak river rapids. In the winter, try dog sledding or summer camp in the wild backcountry. Nearby campgrounds and RV parks are available year-round as well.

Egan Chutes Provincial Park

Waterfalls and old forests fill Egan Chutes Provincial Park. Drive 15 miles from town to enjoy popular park activities like hiking, canoeing on the York River, and birding. Hikers can also find both easy and moderately challenging hikes. Then, try nearby cabin rentals, RV parks, and campgrounds offering convenient amenities like restrooms, firepits, and picnic areas.

Petroglyphs Provincial Park

Home to the largest concentration of the country’s indigenous rock carvings, Petroglyphs Provincial Park also offers pristine forests and famed blue-green waters at McGinnis Lake. Campers can peruse the carvings of humans and animals at The Teaching Rocks while hiking the surrounding landscape. Although the park does not offer camping or cabin rentals, these accommodations can be found nearby or back in Bancroft.

When to go

Campers enjoy visiting Bancroft year-round. Although summertime is popular, each season offers outdoor fun. June through August is peak camping season, which is complemented by activities like swimming, boating, and hiking. While winter and spring attract fewer campers, there are still plenty of activities and campsites in operation; though it’s important to monitor the weather and possible road closures due to snow. After summer, autumn is Bancroft’s most popular season with its colourful foliage, fall festivals, and farmer’s markets.

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