Forest camping near Ottawa with fishing

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

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La Nation BedRock Camp

47 sites · RVs, Tents130 acres · Casselman, ON
Located in the old town of Lemieux, ON which is know in our local history for having been washed away by mudslides which left away a breathtaking landscape of wooded ravines in trails under the canapé of hardwood trees. We have a 130 acre property and are located beside crown lands that have incredible trails. You can also fish from the comfort of your campsite!
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Avonmore Oasis Camping

32 sites · RVs, Tents63 acres · Avonmore, ON
Welcome to Avonmore Oasis Camping a 63-acre farm located only 45 minutes from Ottawa! Avonmore Oasis Camping is away from everything yet close to many amazing restaurants that will deliver right to your campsite! we will be open from April 11 to the 15 for the Raisin River Canoe race booking is now open 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! Choose from 15 private sites all near to a beautiful spring-fed swimming hole that's 200 feet wide and 17 feet deep. Along with the swimming hole, you will have access to fit pits, an outhouse, and picnic tables. Pets are welcome and you may get the opportunity to meet the resident farm animals. This is a spot for everyone, from solo campers to families, there is something for everyone so grab your friends and come camp with us. we also also place for people traveling with horses to set up and let horses out and relax. We also have a auto shop on property just incase campers need assistance with there vehicles.
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7 Points Eco Retreat

4 sites · Lodging, Tents11 acres · Mississippi Mills, ON
We have 3 tent campsites all with river view, with the furthest being a 2 minute walk to the swimming area, as well as a off grid tiny cabin. We have a beautifully forested 10.5 acre property with 790 feet of riverfront on the Mississippi River. We have an outhouse and fresh water station. We are situated between 2 beautiful waterfalls.
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Meech Creek Falls

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Chelsea, QC
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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HoneyBee Haven

4 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · QC
HoneyBee Haven is a retired seasonal campground on 6 fenced acres on a small but beautiful trout lake. Great swimming, floating or try your luck at fishing. We have power outlets along with running water throughout many campsites in the yard. The covered fire pit is set up on the sandy beach to enjoy evening campfires while the loons serenade you! We live on site with our 2 large yet playful rescue dogs and a few bee hives! Bring your RV, pop up/tent and spend a night or a weekend.
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White Wolf Acres

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents80 acres · Renfrew, ON
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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Sheridan Rapids Kayaking/Lazy River

3 sites · RVs, Tents174 acres · Lanark, ON
Private tent camping: drive in and set up camp tucked away from the road on a 5 acre private hilltop field surrounded by tall trees leading to a stream at the base of the hill. Or Pull your camper or set up tents on our riverfront property. Fish from the dock or go for a swim. On both sites you can enjoy kayaking the rapids or sit back in a tube and ride the 3-5 hour lazy river rapids ride!
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103 Acre

5 sites · RVs, Tents103 acres · Ottawa, ON
Camping at the 103 Acre woods is part of the Marlborough Forest. It has groomed pathways in the meadow and rustic pathways through the woods for your hiking pleasure. If you are interested in backwoods camping, it's easy to do here, park your car in the driveway, grab your gear, and head to the back forty! If camping is not your thing and you just want some private land for the day, such as a photo shoot, or just wandering around, firepit lunch or firepit dinner, just book a site. If you reserve both sites, the entire land becomes yours for the time you are here. I only list 2 sites for camping so you will have plenty of space and privacy from any other campers. Lots of space to spread out and have your privacy. If you want complete privacy, reserve both sites! For the tenting campsites, I have 2 available. One is in the front 40 near the playstructure and closer to the house. It's called the "Cedars". You can drive directly to your campsite. The other campsite is a short hike into the woods and is just off to the side. It's called the "103 Paces". When staying at the 103 Paces campsite, you can drive through the meadow and park just outside of the woods. From there, there is a lawncart you can use to transport your gear to the campsite. Each campsite has a firepit for your use and is close to a shared composting toilet. If you are staying in an RV, you can park in the driveway and still access all the other parts of the property. Tent campers can select anywhere they want to pitch a tent and enjoy the beauty of the 103 Acre woods. Depending on where you choose to camp, you might be able to drive right up to your site. Firepit and wood available for use providing there is no burn ban. Water from the hose attached to the house is available for use. You are welcome to use the outside outlets to charge your devices. RV Electric hookup can be used for an extra fee. I have a composting toilet in a privacy cabana. There will be sanitizer to sanitize your hands. The composting toilet is a shared facility for both campsites. Comes with toilet paper. If you prefer to have your own composting toilet, you can add that on for an extra when you are booking. It's 10.00 more for your stay. I have a few water jugs to have water at your site if you don't have your own jug. A compost bin is available for food. A trash can is provided for waste. Recycle bins are in use as well for paper and plastic. I have patio table that can be used at your site if it's in the front 40. Back forty, I have a smaller more portable table that can be used. It's not too heavy to port. Firewood is not necessary to bring, there is lots of wood locally here on the property to use, you just have to gather it up yourself. I have a wheelbarrow that can be used to transport it to your site. There are wetlands and forests and meadows. There is very little light pollution here. Come and gaze at the stars If you are lucky, you might get to hear the resident whippoorwill, he is nocturnal. The sky is beautiful at night. Wake up to the sounds of many birds. There is a play structure for kids with 2 slides and a bridge, monkey bars, swings, firepole, and climbing wall. There are many things to find in the back 40. You might find a vintage car bumper, and in the spring if you look really hard, you might come across Lady Slipper orchids. They are stunning in the wild. If you want to trudge through the wetlands, be sure to bring your rubber boots. In the front 40 you can take some fun pictures with a vintage abandoned front end of an Aston Martin truck. The 103 Acre woods is conveniently located 3K from the Rideau River and Canal in Burritt's Rapids. Burritts Rapids has a nice "Tip to Tip" trail you can hike on the island of Burritts Rapids. Also there is the Henry Street Park, which has a small beach on the Rideau River. The Rideau Trail is located nearby as well. There are many entrances to the Rideau Trail just minutes away. Located 10 minutes or so from Merrickville. Great fishing along the Rideal Canal lock system. Merrickville has a small beach on the Rideau River. Merrickville has a wonderful Gelato place "Stella Luna". Get your Gelato and walk back to see the boats in the historic Rideau Canal. Lots of history in Merrickville and Burritt's Rapids. If camping is not your thing and you just want some private land for the day, such as a photo shoot, or just wandering around, firepit lunch or firepit dinner, just book a site. If you reserve both sites, the entire land becomes yours for the time you are here. There are 2 well-behaved chiahuahua's who live on the property. They will see you at the meet and greet. They will for sure welcome you to their yard. Your dog is welcome, just remember to pickup after them.
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the Goose - Jamink Farm

1 site · Lodging110 acres · Saint Andrews West, ON
This beautiful farm was once farmed by the McDonald family, one of which was named Willy Allan, hence our road name. Our family has had the pleasure to farm this 600 acre property since 2014. Come and experience life on the farm or simply enjoy the peacefulness and tranquility of the great outdoors. Learn more about this land: This is a small 8 x 20 wood cabin, there is a bunk bed, wood stove, BBQ and basic kitchen supplies. It is an off grid cabin with some solar powered outdoor lighting and flashlights. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors, swim in the pond, play cards and games, hike through our silvopasture forest and enjoy a relaxing campfire. Embrace the beautiful sunsets and start your day with a brilliant sunrise. You can also book a tour of our farm. You are welcome to set up tents for additional guests if you wish. There is a picnic table, and kitchen available. Pets are welcome. Campfires are permitted as long as there is no fire ban.
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Tranquility on the Bay-Adults only

3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Quyon, QC
Welcome and thanks for visiting my listing:) Please note that this location is for 2 quiet adults only. No toilet facilities at property so bring your own camping toilet or self-contained RV. There's something that will make you breathe a little deeper being here. I looked at many properties before deciding on this one because "it just felt right". This flat terrain is rich in history. Pontiac Bay was fundamental in the logging era and held the local Trading post. The bay is nestled between Luskville and Norway Bay. As you drive here you will begin to feel a sense of calm within you as you glance out your right window to see the Gatineau Hills and to your left, you will see that you're winding your way along the Ottawa River. Or, if you decide to use the ferry crossing from Fitzroy Harbour on the Ontario side we're only 8 minutes from there. I have an old, but river-worthy canoe you may borrow but feel free to bring your own canoe, kayak, paddleboat or SUP to explore the land and inlets around the bay. You have access to my boat launch adjacent to the site so feel free to bring your boat. P.S. You might want to stop in the village for the best french fries in all of the Outaouais region. You'll see the big red chip truck across from Marcotte's, the gas station as you leave the ferry terminal, if you're coming from Fitzroy Harbour. And yes, they make pulled pork poutine, pogos, burgers and zucchini sticks. If you're here on the weekend you may also want to check out the Bristol Farmer's market every Saturday from Noon to 3pm on the public beach in Norway Bay, only 20 minutes away. It's a lovely quaint community mixed with old and new unique cottages so you'll definitely want to take a drive around. And you'll surely want to visit the Vineyard and Vintage Car Museum, a 2-minute drive from here if you enjoy wine and cars (but not at the same time lol...unless the keys AREN'T in the ignition ha!). Google Domaine de Pontiac Village for hours and more information or message me. Visit Parc des Chutes in Fort Coulonge for a view of the waterfalls, zip lining over the gorge and obstacle courses. (The view of the gorge is breathtaking!) Want to try whitewater rafting for an exhilarating rush? Try Esprit or Horizon X, both about 40 minutes north. How about Go Karting? visit lecircuitquyon dot com .
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Farm Point Central

3 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · Chelsea, QC
Farm Point Central can be your relaxing solitude space to get some rest under the stars maybe even stay a while in your RV/trailer/campervan with hydro/water hookup, or escape the city to stay in the 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. Tenting also available. 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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Bear Creek Outdoor Centre

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents400 acres · Renfrew, ON
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Forest camping near Ottawa with fishing guide

Overview

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.

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