Camping near Ottawa, Ontario

Mix culture, history, and adventures outdoors when you camp near Canada’s stately national capital.

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Carp Lake Cove

16 sites · Lodging, RVs72 acres · Ottawa, Ottawa
Carp Lake Cove is a 73 acre property that surrounds a 30 acre private lake with approximately 1 km of sandy beach along one side of the lake. Along the other side of the lake we have a 1000 foot long pasture where you may see some of our resident horses, chickens, ducks and geese. All very friendly farm animals just waiting for their next treat. There are walking trails nestled in amongst the bushes and 2.5 km sandy track that surrounds the lake for any running enthusiasts or if you want to take a leisurely walk and enjoy the surroundings of our property. Though you feel completely secluded and at peace at this property we are just a short drive to Kanata or the village of Carp if you need any last minute supplies.
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Farm Point Central

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1 acre · Chelsea, Les Collines De L'outaouais
Functional clean well kept 1996 Ford Motorhome parked beside my family home, in a forest setting on a quiet cul de sac street, with many outdoor amenities including fire pits, hot tub and pool. Dog friendly. Beautiful views of stars close to shops, beaches, hiking, restaurants, Gatineau Park, Gatineau River, Wakefield, and only 15 minutes from the city.
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Meech Creek Falls

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Chelsea, Les Collines De L'outaouais
We have an amazing spot next to a beautiful waterfalls which includes outdoor kitchen, screened gazebo, 10 person canvas bell tent with queen bed, sauna and propane fire pit. Swimming nearby, canoe and kayak available. Hundreds of hiking/biking trails right out the front door. Many excellent restaurants nearby, groceries/gas/SAQ are a 1 minute drive. Truly a tranquil experience!
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Agape Gardens - Permaculture Camp

3 sites · Lodging30 acres · Les Collines De L'outaouais
Located in the world renown Gatineau Hills (southern tip of the Canadian Shield,) Agape Gardens is 30 acres of pristine and sacred land with old forest growth, edible landscapes, and breathtaking views. Plenty of unique views from lookouts, hiking trails and beautiful waterfalls nearby. Gatineau's best mountain terrains are just a few blocks away! Agape Gardens is a nature lovers paradise! NEW! Sauna and cold plunge packages available!
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Whispering Pines - Curran, Ontario

30 sites · Tents60 acres · Prescott And Russell
'Whispering Pines' was bought about 35 years ago as our dream retirement home, a place to rest, have a quiet life, enjoy nature and have a peaceful retirement for ever and ever...In past years we have been a family camp. and an event camp with camping festivals, special events, and day visits. Now we welcome visitors who are looking for a casual, rustic, laid back experience with nature in a simple, peaceful setting. Nature is allowed to thrive on our property, and the entire property is forested and wild. The majority of our campsites are shaded under a verdant and lush canopy. Our private beach and small lake welcome you for a swim. All we ask of our visitors is: that whatever you bring in you take home with you, that you leave your campsite and the property the way you found it, and the only thing you take from here are pictures and happy memories. All of our campsites are off-grid, un-serviced, drive-in camping. Campfire wood and recycling facilities are available on site. Maintained outhouses are available throughout the property. There is no potable water on the property so please bring your own drinking and cooking water. Children under 12 can camp for free. When booking a campsite please only include any guests over 12 years of age in your guest count. Children under 12 do not need to be included in your booking. Contact us to inquire about large group and event rates. We host LARPing weekends twice a month. We also have a limited number of seasonal sites available from June to September. I love this property and all the people who visit us, many have become extended family and for this I am grateful. There is nothing nicer than to have people drop by and spend a couple of hours, a day or a weekend, sometime when I get real lucky it's for a longer period of time :-)
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Cartwright Springs Brewery

3 sites · RVs, Tents77 acres · Renfrew, Lanark
Our micro brewery is located here because of our springs. The campsites are within walking distance to the brewery. The sites are in the forest with either a view of the pond, of Cartwrights Creek or of the Ottawa valley from a hillside. We have short hiking trails, some outdoor games such as horseshoes or beach volleyball, and we have beer.
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Chutes Lockbow Waterfalls WOW

16 sites · RVs, Tents130 acres · Lac Simon, Papineau
We acquired an enchanting 130 acres property that had all the makings of a national park.We are en route to creating the greatest recreotouristic (camping, glamping delight) eco-development the province has ever seen.We are open to your ideas, contributions and involvement. One for all and ALL for ONE.Permaculture and greenhouse managers should apply within,Learn more about this land:We offer an incredible experience with a uniquely breathtaking site for camping, tent, and trailers, fishing, RV's, and 5th wheels. (glamping coming soon). This is primitive camping for winter 2022. No services provided.A pristine one-of-a-kind landscape with shoreline access to Majestic waterfalls and a picturesque lake- looking River (rivière de la Petite Nation). Lockbow is truly a want to be national park and we welcome individuals with ideas innovation related to future accommodations, electricity (power sources), water management, permaculture, treehouses, picnic table designs, etc...Feel free to reach us anytime and as we look forward to hosting your nature get-away and back to source experience.
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Return2nature Retreat

2 sites · Lodging11 acres · Wendover, Prescott And Russell
Located on the Ottawa River, just a 35 minutes east of the Capital. Our 11 acre retreat consists of a small, safe forest, a sprawling meadow and breathtaking waterfront. Stunning views of the Laurentian Mountains standing tall in the background are truly awe inspiring. Come and relax in one of our 4 amazing Glamping Sites.
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Arthur L.’s Land

2 sites · Lodging100 acres · Ottawa, Ottawa
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Yurt Crazy

1 site · Lodging63 acres · North Stormont, Stormont, Dundas And Glengarry
63-acre farm located only 45 minutes from Ottawa! YURT CRAZY is located at Avonmore Oasis Camping and boasts a beautiful spring-fed swimming hole that's 200 feet wide with a gradual decline into the pond which is 17 feet deep at it's deepest, they also have a horseshoe pit for you to enjoy! The property is away from everything yet close to many amazing restaurants that will deliver right to your campsite! The nearest shops are only minutes away for all your camping needs! The famous St Albert's Cheese factory is only 15 minutes away, a must-see! Grab your friends and come camp with us! Here are some things you might like to do while visiting Yurt Crazy! Glengarry highland games ( usually first weekend in August) 34 Fair St, Maxville, ON K0C 1T0 Country side Adventures- 16495 Sixth Rd, Moose Creek, ON K0C 1W0 Fields of Gold ( Sunflower Orchard ) 17650 Strathmore Rd, Monkland, ON K0C 1V0 Avonmore Berry Farm 16365 4 Rd, Avonmore, ON K0C 1C0 Canamore Orchard -1480 County Rd 32, Crysler, ON K0A 1R0 Paperboat Farms- 15985 Rush City Rd, Newington, ON K0C 1Y0 "A family with 10 acres, big dreams and a passion to feed our community healthy fresh organic food in eastern Ontario." Atlantic Pub and Eatery ( live music ) 36 McDougald St E, Alexandria, ON K0C 1A0 Stone House Vineyard - 21065 Lochiel Rd, Alexandria, ON K0C 1A0 St. Alberts Cheese Factory - 150 St Paul St C, St-Albert, ON K0A 3C0 Lost Villages Museum - 16361 Fran Laflamme Dr, Long Sault, ON K0C 1P0 Warwick Forrest Conservation Area - 15751 Berwick Rd, Berwick, ON K0C 1G0 Historic SD&G Jail 11 Water St W, Cornwall, ON K6J 1A1 Rurban Brewing - 412 Cumberland St, Cornwall, ON K6J 5C4 Rush Hour Escapes -52 Pitt St, Cornwall, ON Long Sault Parkway - Located Between Morrisburg and Cornwall. Access the parkway from County Road 2 https://www.todocanada.ca/day-trip-from-ottawa-traverse11-islands-on-long-sault-parkway/ - 20 minutes to Cornwall -20 minutes to Alexandria - 60 minutes from Montreal and Ontario border - 45 minutes from Ottawa - 15 minutes to the St Lawrence river - Calypso Theme Waterpark is only 30 minutes away - Alexandria hospital 10 minutes
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Le Champ des Étoiles - Star Fields in Wakefield

2 sites · Lodging, Tents100 acres · Les Collines De L'outaouais
Open fields, forest-edge, or sandy camping with a wide panorama of the Gatineau hills and the night sky. Set up your own tent or camp in our solar-lit canvas wall tent overlooking the lake. Sites are near to a sandy area with picnic tables, firepit and outhouse. Marked hiking trails take you through a mixed-species forest trail, up a small mountain with views of the lake and wetlands. 15 minute drive from the riverside town of Wakefield. Camping en pleine campagne, en lisière de forêt ou sablonneux avec un vue magnifique sur les collines de la Gatineau et le ciel nocturne. Les sites sont proches d'une zone sablonneuse avec des tables de pique-nique, un foyer et une dépendance. Des sentiers de randonnée vous emmènent à travers un sentier forestier, jusqu'à une petite montagne avec vue sur le lac et les zones humides. À 15 minutes en voiture de la ville de Wakefield.
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White Wolf Acres

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents80 acres · Renfrew, Lanark
Gorgeous, serene 38 acres of pristine woodlands, trails and meadows. Our property is named after our large White German Shepard, don’t worry she’s friendly. Stay in our trailer and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature. Take a stroll down our personal trails, or bring your four-wheelers/bikes and enjoy the 1000s of kilometres of trails that begin after our driveway. Piles of rocks throughout the bush indicate that this land once was farmed. A creek runs through the property with a beaver pond. The land has a main trail that goes right through to the back of the property. The land is a mixed forest with maple, pine, hemlock, birch and cedar. The land is rolling and flat with good walking trails. Great hiking, cross country skiing or biking trails. Only 45 minutes to Kanata, 30 minutes to Perth, Almonte or Carleton Place, and for downhill skiing only 30 minutes to Calabogie. Many lakes in the area for fishing, swimming and boating. We look forward to having you stay with us, happy camping, Jacob and Andreya
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Camping near Ottawa guide

Set where the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal meet in eastern Ontario, Canada’s capital city is surprisingly outdoor-oriented, with biking routes, rafting spots, forested hiking trails, and ice skating. Several area parks have tent and RV spots for campers within 90 minutes of the city, including Rideau River, Murphys Point, and Fitzroy provincial parks. With a stay on the Quebec side of the river, campers can add francophone culture to their outdoor adventure. Quebec’s Gatineau Park, in Ottawa’s “backyard,” has more than 250 campsites.

Where to Go

Bon Echo Provincial Park

Explore the Indigenous pictographs and camp by the lake in this popular Ontario Park two hours southwest of Ottawa. The park has more than 500 car camping or walk-in sites, including 200 with electrical hookups, as well as comfort stations with flush toilets. Other options for campers include yurts, cabins, and backcountry campsites.

Morrisburg

Camp on the St. Lawrence River, hike the nature trails of Upper Canada Bird Sanctuary, and go back in time at Upper Canada Village, a family-friendly re-creation of a 19th-century community. Parks of the St. Lawrence operates several family camping areas and RV parks around Morrisburg, which is just over an hour’s drive south of Ottawa.

The Thousand Islands

More than 1,800 islands dot the St. Lawrence River, spanning the U.S.-Canada border, and nearly two dozen are protected as part of Thousand Islands National Park. Camp on one of the park’s islands, or on the mainland near the towns of Gananoque or Brockville, take a boat tour, or explore offshore by canoe or kayak.

Montreal

Ottawa is only two hours by train, bus, or car from Canada’s most cosmopolitan metropolis, so you can plan a weekend getaway for a hit of contemporary culture, great food, and cool cafés and bars. Choose a campground somewhere like Oka National Park between Ottawa and Montreal to explore the best of both cities.

When to Go

For campers, Ottawa’s weather is most comfortable in the fall, when the days are crisp and the trees take on their autumn colors. Summer is the busiest season, with hot days and plenty of festivals, concerts, and other activities to keep you busy. Spring can be cool, with snow lingering into March or April. While the city stays active through the icy winters, when heavy snow is common, Ottawa rivals Moscow as one of the world’s coldest capital cities.

Know Before You Go

  • You don’t need a car to explore Ottawa. You can walk, bike, or take public transit around much of the area, but reaching the provincial and regional parks outside the city is much easier with your own wheels.
  • You should be able to find whatever provisions you need for your camping expedition in Ottawa. For local produce, check out the stalls outside the ByWard Market from spring through fall. Ottawa has a booming microbrew scene, so think local, too, when you’re stocking up on beer. 
  • Many of Ottawa’s restaurants, attractions, and parks are in “The Outauouis” region on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River. The city of Gatineau has its own transit system, which connects the district to central Ottawa. While Ottawa is bilingual, it’s French first as soon as you cross into Quebec.

Frequently Asked Questions

Free camping options near Ottawa, Canada, are limited. However, you can find some Crown land areas where you can camp for free. These lands are managed by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Keep in mind that amenities and facilities are typically not available in these areas, so be prepared for a more rustic camping experience. To find Crown land locations, consult the Crown land Use Policy Atlas provided by the Ontario government.

There are several camping options outside of Ottawa, Canada. Some popular choices include:

Remember to check the specific campground's availability and reservation policies before planning your trip.

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