Camping near Thunder Bay

On the shores of Lake Superior, this secluded city is surrounded by amazing wilderness experiences.

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Slate River Dairy

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Thunder Bay, ON
We are an on-farm processing dairy where we take the milk from our own farm and bottle this in glass returnable bottles. We make many different products as can be seen on our website www.slateriverdairy.com We also sell other local products. We let campers stay in our parking lot where they can enjoy a beautiful sunset and many hiking trail just minutes away from us. Campers can walk down to the river and maybe see a beaver hard at work. Campers will not be allowed to walk to the farm as insurance won't let us. There are many activities that can be done around here in nature and we will provide a map and explanation of where the activity is and provide website links as well of the many hiking trail around us. There is a lake about 12 min drive from us with a nice beach. We will provide a pick nick table and can set up a badminton net as well for those that like to have a badminton game. A short walk from us a small Catholic country church, and you can walk to the Slate River Bridge on Hwy 608 and on Hwy 61.
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Kaministiquia Camp

4 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Thunder Bay, ON
Learn more about this land:Park your RV / trailer/ camper/ or pitch a tent on this 5-acre property located on Highway 102 in Kaministiqua, Ontario. We have a water hookup and potable water available. The community center and post office with playground are across the road with Strawberry Creek and the Kam River a short walk away. Lots of room to park and different areas to make camp under mature spruce trees.
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Latibule Resort and Campground

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents155 acres · Dorion, ON
We purchased this property with a vision and have been working to develop it into a beautiful place to escape and relax ever since. The property is situated on Crow lake in the middle of Canyon Country surrounded by amazing landscapes and opportunities to see and explore them, a few include waterfalls, rock climbing, conservation areas, lake superior, amethyst mines, suspension bridges and more. Look for Latibule Resort on Instagram and Facebook
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Lake Superior Islands

3 sites · Tents2 acres · Thunder Bay, ON
Take your pick! Three (3) islands of various sizes and prices to be your next amazing getaway. Whether you're kayaking or boating, this will be your own private island nestled amongst a number of other private islands in the world's cleanest and largest freshwater paradise - Lake Superior. Harty Island - 1.3 acres Robertson Island (Large) = 0.5 acres Robertson Island (Small) = 0.2 acres Come and experience the feeling of enjoying an entire island to yourself! Reserve as many nights as you wish. There's lots to do, including fishing, kayaking, boating, cold-water scuba diving, photography, star gazing, hiking, nature, plant identification and just relaxing in extreme privacy.
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The Village Homestead

2 sites · RVs, Tents43 acres · Thunder Bay, ON
Learn more about this land: Nestled between halfway lake and McCormack lake, great for hammocks or tents (pine needle and wood chip base). Hike to the lake and go for a swim, fire pit provided. Thunder Box for the toilet. Bring your own t/p. Water can be brought in or collected from the lake or get spring water delivered to your site as an extra (see extras below).
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Boreal Bliss

3 sites · Tents160 acres · Thunder Bay, ON
We have a beautiful and quiet piece of land. It is 45 minutes from Thunder Bay and 30 minutes from Kakabeka. It has hills and valleys with some stunning views. There are hiking trails throughout the property. There is a fire pit and sauna to use. We live off grid so feel free to come out and unplug.
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Peaceful Poolside Bliss!

2 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Thunder Bay, ON
Learn more about this land: Entirely surrounded by nature, beautiful and peaceful. A place to let go and just be. The camp sites are located with 160 acres in the middle of the forest. There is no traffic, no motor boats, no sea-doo's, no lawn mowers, just nature. The sound of the birds and the sound of silence is all you can hear. The campsites are spacious and tucked within the trees. Not entirely private, but private enough. There are more than 2 campsites available. All are by the swimming pool, sauna and summer kitchen area.  The pool area consists of a wood burning sauna for enjoyment and washing up, a fire pit for socializing and cooking, propane or charcoal BBQ's and a summer kitchen with a propane stove and cold running water. The pool area is the common area. Most of the time it is vacant but there may be other friendly, welcoming guests or myself enjoying that space. You may get the entire area to yourself. You never know. There is an artesian well beside the creek behind the summer kitchen. It is pure spring drinking water. Seeing the property is totally off grid there is no hydro or city water. So no plumbed in toilets. There is an outhouse for human waste. There are solar lights around the pool and sauna and a place to charge and use cell phones if need be. There may be other options available for your stay. A 21ft RV trailer with all the amenities of home for $100 per night. You can view the trailer on the air bnb site called "Pool side bliss glamper RV trailer". Glamper meaning you have to bring your own blankets, sheets or sleeping bag and pillow.
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Silver Mountain Lux and Cozy Cabin

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents28 acres · Thunder Bay, ON
Welcome to our charming Lux and Cozy Cabin in nature! Silver Mountain is a small village in the heart of the most Beautiful Scenery with a large nature area, Mountains, and plenty of nature to explore, including natural falls, lakes, Atv trails, beach for sports, and relaxing. Suitable for couples, single travelling adventurer, business traveller, and families (with children). Free WiFi available. Surrounded by nature but close to the city of Thunder Bay, which has plenty of adventure for those who enjoy history, and outdoor sporting. A charming cabin surrounded by nature but a short drive to the city. Traditional method of construction with all modern basics you need. BBQ, Hot Tub, beautiful firepit, which includes chairs, and wood for burning. Outdoor games available, and lots of room to bring your own. Plenty of room to ride bikes, park all your toys, boats etc. Enjoy your stay, Welcome to our Lux, and Cozy Cabin. The space offers 2 Bedrooms, 1 full washroom, making it perfect for 2 couples, or a family of 4. When you tire of exploring the trail, site seeing swimming and sea-doing etc. Cozy up around the firepit, or in the hot tub, under the stary sky, and take in the beautiful scenery of Silver Mountain.
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Niibing Tribal Tours

4 sites · RVs, Tents135 acres · Neebing, ON
Learn more about this land:Bring the family and come stay on our beautiful property! Situated on 135 acres of pristine land where you can explore open fields and dense bush. We are located approximately 45kms from Thunder Bay and only 15 minutes from the Minnesota border. We welcome you to pitch your tent in a private area and reconnect with nature. We also offer scheduled activities to learn more about Indigenous culture. Please see the extras section to learn more!For nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts, the Little Trout Bay Conservation Area and Lake Superior boat launch are all less than 3 minutes away. The national walking trail is also located in the same area, perfect for an evening stroll!A firepit and lawn games are provided for your family to enjoy! We look forward to meeting you soon!
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Boreal Wilderness Retreat

1 site · Tent114 acres · ON
114 acres of forest with the Arrow river running through it. Soil is clay so water isn’t clear but it’s nice and deep and refreshing. Extremely peaceful, no sounds except nature! Totally off the grid property with tons of space along the river to camp and be private. Outhouse with shower located closer to the house. Dogs allowed as long as they are friendly. We have a 2 year old and there is a small play structure closer to the house as well. Canoe can be used to paddle the river. Tons of trails on the property, and very close to many waterfalls and lakes! The spring flooding this year smashed up our gazebo so currently not useable, sorry!
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Cabin near Pine River

3 sites · RVs50 acres · Neebing, ON
Located 35 mins from Thunder Bay and 5 mins from the border. There are many different spots on Lake superior to fish, boat or picnic............................................................................................................................................................................
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My Happy Place

2 sites · RVs, Tents130 acres · Dorion, ON
Learn more about this land:This is a perfect spot to get away from it all and reconnect with nature. Whether you want to explore the Ouimet Canyon, hike the trails, or admire a waterfall, this is a nature lover’s paradise. The trails are well maintained and there are plenty of places to explore. The best part is that you can bring your best friend along with you! This property is pet-friendly.At Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park (15-minute drive), you can enjoy panoramic views of a 150-metre wide gorge and sheer cliffs that drop 100 metres straight down to the canyon floor. A trail and boardwalk connect two lookout platforms with spectacular views of the canyon. Arctic plants usually found 1,000 kilometres north, survive in the unique environment at the bottom of the canyon.We have over 130 acres and two campsites available so you are guaranteed privacy and seclusion during your stay!
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Camping near Thunder Bay guide

Overview

With the nearest city of Kenora sitting some 500 kilometers away, Thunder Bay is a natural stopping place for anyone driving across Ontario on a camping road trip. Northern Ontario is vast, and the area around Thunder Bay offers amazing wildlife viewing opportunities and unspoiled parks to explore. The city itself features a growing restaurant scene, the Blue Point Amethyst Mine, Fort Williams Historical Park, and all the amenities you could need for your trip.

Where to go

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

At Sleeping Giant, more than 100km of hiking trails lead campers through unique geographical features and boreal forest with unparalleled views out over Lake Superior. The park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including lynx, timber wolves, white-tailed deer, the endangered grey fox, and more than 200 bird species. Mountain biking is popular in summer, while skiing reigns supreme in winter.

Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

The protected waters of the truly immense Lake Superior and the lands around it form this park that is a haven for wildlife. Hike the many trails, get out on that water on your kayak or swim from the beaches, cast a line, or if you’re a diver explore more than 50 sunken vessels on the lake bed.

Silver Falls Provincial Park

Known for having one of Northern Ontario's best hiking trails (which leads to Silver Falls), this park offers sandy swimming beaches, pristine waterways for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing, and seasonal rustic camping.

La Verendrye Provincial Park

This waterway park on the Minnesota border was once part of the historic fur-trading route from Lake Superior to Winnipeg. The park is unstaffed with no entry fees and limited facilities, but backcountry and car camping are allowed.

When to go

With a population of more than 110,000, Thunder Bay is a year-round city despite extremely cold winters. Restaurants and most attractions stay open through winter, but spots like Fort Williams Historical Park are seasonal. Winters in Northern Ontario are brutal with temperatures dipping below -40°C and rough road conditions, so you'll need to be well prepared to plan a winter camping trip to Thunder Bay.

Know before you go

  • Getting to any parks around Thunder Bay without a vehicle is near impossible. If you rent a car in winter, late fall, or early spring, consider getting one with snow tires.
  • Plenty of stores in Thunder Bay sell camping gear and trip provisions.
  • Cell reception can be patchy outside of the city.
  • The Pigeon River border crossing is only 50km from Thunder Bay, but you’ll need to make sure you have a passport and valid travel documents to cross into the US (and to get back into Canada).

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