Yurts near Kawartha Lakes

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

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2 top yurts sites near Kawartha Lakes


Yurt On 100+ Acres Tree Farm

1 site · Lodging111 acres · Oshawa, ON
Embark on an unforgettable glamping adventure in a charming yurt beneath the celestial canvas of stars. Tucked away in the heart of a sprawling 100+ acre tree farm, this off-grid yurt promises a truly unique and tranquil experience. Surrounded by diverse landscapes, including rolling hills and enchanting forests, the farm provides a serene backdrop for your getaway. The property boasts acres of meticulously planted trees, creating a picturesque setting that invites exploration and relaxation. For outdoor enthusiasts, the yurt is conveniently located just minutes away from two ski resorts, promising winter adventures. Additionally, a cozy farmer's market nearby adds to the charm of the surrounding area, offering a delightful experience for guests. Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature with this glamping retreat – the perfect blend of comfort and wilderness awaits you.
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The Hideaway

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Haliburton, ON
This 5 acre property is a quiet forest oasis. The property features a large 4 season yurt. The property is off grid, but features a solar panel electricity in the yurt, a wood stove, fire pit, BBQ, and outhouse. There are plenty of lakes/rivers close by perfect for cooling down. The forest is full of edible mushrooms in the right seasons.
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Yurts near Kawartha Lakes guide


The Kawartha Lakes region features a series of long, thin lakes, many of them connected as part of the Trent-Severn Waterway. The area attracts anglers, paddlers, hikers, and campers from all around southern Ontario. Winter activities are also abundant, including skating, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Cycling has become a year-round activity too, thanks to “fat biking.” It’s a popular getaway for Torontonians—just a 90-minute drive from the city with lots of campgrounds to choose from, and just to the north is Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park.

Where to go

Near Peterborough

Peterborough is the largest city in the region and offers the most conveniences for campers who want to get supplies or indulge in a restaurant meal. Beavermead Campground is right on the edge of the city, but a short drive north provides lakeside options on Chemong Lake and Pigeon Lake. Many trailer parks also have cabins available for rent. 

Near Fenelon Falls

The village of Fenelon Falls is one of those oh-so-charming places that visitors can’t resist. It sits between Cameron Lake and Sturgeon Lake, and offers access to the 85-kilometre Victoria Rail Trail, a multi-use trail open year round. Head north of town on Country Road 121 to find private campgrounds like Log Chateau Park and Fenelon Valley Trailer Park. 

Near Bobcaygeon

Bobcaygeon is located on an island between Pigeon Lake and the north end of Sturgeon Lake. Campers in the area have a lot of choices, with campgrounds, trailer parks, resorts, and cottages all along the shorelines. Staying near Bobcaygeon puts you close to Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park (an hour’s drive from town) if that’s your eventual destination.

When to go

Kawartha Lakes can be enjoyed year-round, although winter camping options will be limited because many private campgrounds are open only from May to October. However, Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park stays open all year. Summer visits are best planned for midweek, since weekends are very busy. For peace and quiet, visit in early spring before fishing season opens and seasonal campers arrive. 

Know before you go

  • Although trailer parks are abundant in the area, many of them book out most of their sites to customers for the whole season, leaving little availability for short-term campers.
  • Many area cottage “resorts” also have camping options. Don’t let the name fool you.
  • The Trent-Severn Waterway makes boating a common activity in the area. Paddlers should be prepared for traffic on the lakes and try to stay away from the main thoroughfares.
  • Hikers should grab a guide to the 500-kilometre Ganaraska Hiking Trail, which passes through the region.

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