Camping near Kawartha Lakes with swimming

With so much shoreline to choose from, Kawartha Lakes is a waterfront camper’s paradise.

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Villa Vida Loca

2 sites · Lodging10 acres · Brock, ON
Welcome to our cabins in the woods at Villa Vida Loca, in beautiful Sunderland, Ontario! Our tiny cabins are tucked away in the woods on our gorgeous, private 10-acre property in the heart of North Durham. We offer a unique glamping experience with all the benefits of camping, but with a roof over your head, floor under your feet and super cool amenities. Please read our full listings before requesting a booking. If you’re unsure about something, just ask. We’re very laid back, approachable and inclusive people, and can’t wait to welcome you. Nearby We’re surrounded by Beaverton on Lake Simcoe, Port Perry on Lake Scugog and Uxbridge (the Trail Capital of Canada), which are a close driving distance away. Around the corner from us, the Beaver River Wetland Trail (part of the Trans Canada Trail) is the perfect place for a hike or bike ride. There’s lots of other exciting things to do and see in the surrounding areas – fabulous restaurants, breweries and wineries, top golf courses, beaches, fishing, watersports, agri-tourism experiences, events and more. Upon your arrival, we’ll provide you with an up-to-date list of recommendations based on the season.
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Harmony Resorts - Stoney Lake

9 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Peterborough, ON
You will find our campground amongst the rugged precambrian rocks and windswept pines on the shores of Stoney Lake, the crown jewel of the Kawarthas. Immerse yourself in the wilderness of our pinery sites, or experience the tranquility of our lakeside sites. Enjoy the pristine water as you relax on our private sandy beach or launch a boat to explore the lake’s hundreds of beautiful islands. Stoney Lake is known for its excellent fishing and is home to large populations of bass, walleye, and muskie. Petroglyph Provincial Park, located right across the street is a sacred Indigenous site with the largest known concentration of aboriginal rock carvings in Canada. Explore the excellent hiking trails the park has to offer or visit McGinnis Lake, one of few meromictic lakes in North America. At the end of each day the lullaby of the northern loon will call through the cool night air as you drift off to sleep. We can’t wait to share our place with you!
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Beneath the Stars - Haliburton County Escape

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Minden, ON
We have a beautiful, densely treed, and well-groomed 1-acre piece of property in desirable cottage country that's craving company! The mature trees, rolling terrain, and private road offer lots of privacy and a peaceful atmosphere.  It is within walking distance to the world-famous, Panam Summer Games host " The Minden White Water Preserve/Rapids", which is used for kayaking and hiking. Walking distance to a public beach on the desirable Horseshoe Lake, part of a 3 chain lake, where you can fish, swim and relax in clean, sparkling waters. Choose from two options. Beneath The Stars Tenting Escape - tent or RV(up to 25 feet) site with an outhouse Rustic Cozy Cabin - ideal for a family or group. Currently can sleep 6. We are in a very desirable location; only 10 minute drive to the village of Minden, and surrounded by natural beauty and activities for nature lovers!
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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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Three Ponds Homestead

6 sites · Lodging, Tents25 acres · Severn, ON
Nestled on the outskirts of Orillia, our serene 25-acre property and horse farm is minutes from Bass Lake and 15 minutes from local marinas. Our hidden gem homestead is the perfect place to disconnect. Trails to walk/hike, fields and forests to play in and the option for overnight pasture or stall horse board for our equine friends. You'll love the tranquility here. Follow us on IG at "Three.Ponds" for more pics, videos and info, including our Three Ponds Retreat dates!
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Magical Camping on Muskoka River

1 site · RV, Tent1 acres · Bracebridge, ON
Welcome to Tent Camping on South Muskoka River! Situated in Bracebridge, Ontario, an area known for its eight major waterfalls, you will love this perfect little getaway. The property is situated right on the river and you can enjoy paddling and swimming right from your site. There is an outdoor prep area for cooking and an outhouse on site. If the weather turns, there is a screened-in porch to help you weather out the storm. On sunny days you can relax by the tranquil river on the dock with sunset and moonrise exposure. Great for fall camping! NOTE: This site is at 1128 Cridiford Road. PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE DOWN DRIVEWAY AT 1133. If you hit the bearproof green bin you have gone too far and need to drive to end of road and turn around, not in neighbour's (1133) driveway. Please adhere to the guidelines for bears: https://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/visit/recreational_activites/black-bear-safety-rules.php?fbclid=IwAR2sds_SuTGw-nKnY2-KgTjzm71Yt4_Dr88C8GuyyXRj-tc_DJInd9P_1nU If you are a paddling enthusiast we have a Grumman aluminum canoe and paddleboard available for use. Life jackets a must (supplied). The tent area is flat and has a firepit (please use the wood piled between the trees and pile to the right of the woodshed - the wood in the woodshed is for the woodstove inside) where you can enjoy amazing sunsets and nights around the fire. Paddle to Slater Falls (paddle to the right up the river) and walk to May Chutes (go right on the road and keep to the shore) . The property is located 20 minutes to the downtown core of Bracebridge, where can stock up on essentials, go to restaurants or take a stroll on the riverwalk and enjoy the spectacular views of Bracebridge falls. LGBTQI2S+ friendly spot! Note: Having a go at selling the property if you know anyone who might be interested! https://www.kijiji.ca/v-land-for-sale/muskoka/fabulous-offering-of-this-rural-residential-lot-sr1/1630471789
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Pond House Camping

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Huntsville, ON
Learn more about this land: 1 hour to Algonquin Park, 25 minutes to Arrowhead, and 20 minutes to the towns of Huntsville or Bracebridge. There are 100 magical acres to explore with nature trails and a beautiful swimming pond. We have 2 stand up paddle boards and a canoe free to use, first come first serve. The site is ideal for every type of camper, from tents to RVs. RVs can expect a pull-through site that will require some leveling.  Campfires are permitted (within local regulation), pets are welcome, no more than two. Please note that there is no restroom on-site so please plan accordingly. Firewood is provided at no extra charge. Hot tub rental available on first come first serve basis.
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Three Pines Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Buckhorn, ON
Welcome to Three Pines Retreat! We are so happy to be hosting you. Your campsite is high and dry, easy to access by car and has ample parking. The terrain is pink granite with soft spots for a tent or solid ground to park your trailer (sorry no hook ups or liquid waste removal). There's a picnic table, firewood and private toilet included. Whether you prefer to be in sun or shade, both are available at this site. As much as we are sheltered from the County road, traffic can be heard at times. There is so much to enjoy at our location... Jump on your favourite floatie and float your troubles away down the lazy river located just a short walk across the road at Kawartha Highlands Signature Park. If kayaking and canoeing are more your thing, you will be in awe of the beautiful scenery as you paddle along. This breathtaking park also offers self-guided tours of its history and landscape. Three Pines Retreat is surrounded by lakes and trails and is only 3 km from the picturesque town of Buckhorn. Forget something or feel like dining out? Buckhorn hosts an LCBO, grocery stores and restaurants overlooking the locks. Pizza Alloro will lure you in for a delectable slice and Main St. Bar and Grill offers delicious fare and live entertainment. If you know anything about Kawartha Dairy ice cream you will be sure to stop at Buckhorn Ice Cream Parlour for a tasty treat. Three Pines is just a 2 minute drive to Kawartha Winery and Belly's restaurant. The winery offers free tastings of its wonderful fruit wines and ciders and at certain times of the year they offer delicious wood-fired pizza. Belly's is known for it's creative casual dining and live entertainment and is located in the heart of Catalina Bay. Thank you for checking out Three Pines Retreat - your home away from home where you can forget all your troubles, rest and relax. We look forward to meeting you.
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Waterfield Ridge

1 site · RV, Tent196 acres · Haliburton, ON
This is a 196 acre heritage farm property featuring a large pond / wetland system, cedar lowlands and a hardwood stone ridge. Private, rural and easily accessible from major roadways, Waterfield Ridge is close to lake swimming, local attractions, area trails, breweries and restaurants. West Gate of Algonquin Park is one hour away.. Trails and pond swimming onsite (at main house). All proceeds fund regenerative land stewardship practices including permaculture community food forest / feng shui design project; Current priorities include rainwater collection, re-installation / improvement of blueberry bed and install fruit tree guilds. Donations welcome. Hen house and hugelkulture beds onsite. Tours available. PLEASE SEE PHOTO FOR ENTRY LOCATION DETAILS.
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Uxbridge Igloo

1 site · Lodging20 acres · Mount Albert, ON
Your own private getaway with a private lake, sauna, forest, trails, wildlife and plenty of places to explore. When hungry, take in the local eateries, wineries, cideries and the trail capital of canada for mountain biking, hiking or walking. In the winter, skate on our private lake or hit the slopes at lake ridge ski or dagmar.
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'The Bear Den' - Muskoka Glamping

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Gravenhurst, ON
Welcome to 'The Bear Den' You've come to the Muskokas where bears moose deer wolves roam and a feeling of ' HYGGE ' awaits as you settle on the grounds. Adventure awaits at nearby lakes (Prospect lake public beach 5mins drive), Muskoka river and other small rivers that you can explore/fish/paddle/canoe all the way to lake Rosseau or Lake of Bays, Lake Muskoka awaits you. Whether you are on your motorcycle driving through, RV'ing, boating, golfing, you can use this site as your home base and go do all activities in around Muskoka. Equipment Rentals @ LIV Outside SHOP. 15 mins away towards the town just past HWY 11 on HWY 118 a LIV Outside SHOP for all your Muskoka needs, canoe's, kayaks, bicycles etc. All available for rent. The site is all yours, enjoy the hammock, (sauna coming soon), and warm up with bon fires every night amongst the tall pines and hemlock trees. Bring family, pets and friends... Tents and/or small trailers are welcome. Looking forward to meeting you and your friends, remember you will be my guests 😀 NOTE: Please leave site as you were never there, all garbage must be taken with you, and stored securely while on site (wildlife).
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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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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to website for camping in Canada! If you're looking for a camping experience near Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, with a focus on swimming, you're in luck. With over 792 options available, you'll find the perfect campsite that suits your needs. Whether you prefer a lakeside cabin, a tent by the water, or an RV spot with a view, we've got you covered. Looking for top-rated campsites? Check out Cedar Creek Forest Camping (126 reviews), Tryfan Forest (104 reviews), and Pine the Sky (101 reviews). With facilities like toilets, showers, and pet-friendly options, and activities like biking, surfing, and boating, you'll have everything you need for an unforgettable camping experience. Plus, with an average price per night of £66 and options as low as £5, you can find a great campsite that fits your budget. So grab your swimsuit and get ready to dive into the great outdoors!

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