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Cedar Creek Forest Camping

· Tay, Simcoe, Ontario
97 acres hosted by Dave M.
2 lodging sites · 6 RV/tent sites
Best in Ontario: 2nd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Dave is a Star Host
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Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Best cabins: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Welcome to Cedar Creek Forest Camping! Voted second best campsite in Canada in 2021 and ranked number 2 in Ontario in 2022. I have 97 acres of very private camping. The forest is a bird watcher’s and nature lover’s paradise. I have developed miles of flat groomed trails and a 3-acre pond (plus several bush ponds). The sites are spread around the pond and are close but not right beside it. There is an abundant amount of wildlife to explore: birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and mammals call this home. There is a small swimming hole on the island but otherwise the pond is full of aquatic life. The sites and trails are maintained all year long and the forest is quiet and beautiful. I have planted over 3000 trees with the help of the Severn Sound Environmental Association. The forest is registered as a managed woodlot with the province and habitat preservation/restoration is the priority goal. Please DO NOT bring firewood for your visit. I have large bags of cured firewood that was sustainable harvested from the forest available. Invasive insects and disease can be transferred from imported wood. Guests are welcome to quietly explore the forest trails but are asked to stay on the trail. Many birds and animals nest in the forest. My campsite is family-friendly (and pet-friendly), and 420 friendly too. Guests can easily drive up to and park at all campsites. My camp site is tolerant and respectful of all humans, animals and things. The Yurtle structures were built from Hemlock trees that were cut from this forest and processed into boards, then engineered into unique camping huts. Large windows capture the glory of the surrounding forest and sun sets, while wood stoves warm campers on those cold days/nights. Guests are asked to remove excessive garbage and recycling when possible. Thanks for viewing and visiting, cheers and peace, Dave
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Tay, Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Wendake-Nionwentsïo, Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee), and Mississauga First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Dave M.Joined in May 2021
Response rate: 100%
268 ratings · 136 reviews
Simone B.recommends
August 22, 2023
Pretty View (Site 4)
Immersed in Nature
We had a great stay at Dave’s place and really got to take advantage of and enjoy the beautiful nature around us. It was quiet when we went and our kids and dog had an amazing time running around and exploring. Dave takes incredible care of his land and has a deep appreciation and respect for nature. Dave was a welcoming and friendly host. I wish we’d had more time to stay and chat and learn more from his deep well of knowledge.
Willy F.recommends
August 5, 2023
Southern Belle (Site 3)
Dave's Forest is always amazing!
We love returning once in a while to Dave's Forest! I love this wild forest where I can freely run, chase squirrels, relax by the fire & play with other dogs! Woof! My human brought me here again as he finds this place the perfect camping spot every time our bikepacking adventures brings us to the Simcoe Loop. And Dave will always welcome you & help as much as he can to make you feel like home. Nights under real-shiny-stars are unforgettable!!
Emmanuel A.recommends
July 4, 2023
Cedar Creek Forest Camping
Great Place to camp very peaceful, lots of birds and animals in the forest.
Steve V.recommends
July 4, 2023
Cedar Creek Forest Camping
Dave was great host. Always available when we needed anything. The last two days we had the whole place to ourselves. He’s got a beautiful piece of land and the work he’s done is amazing. I would definitely recommend this spot and would come here again.
Matt R.recommends
July 3, 2023
Cedar Creek Forest Camping
A little slice of heaven
My partner and I had an amazing time, wish we could have stayed longer. Dave has a beautiful property and the amount of hard work he has put into it shows, and his passion for preserving the land. Super friendly and informative about everything you need to know. Site 6 was perfect for tent camping and we felt immersed in nature without having neighbours jammed so close like typical conservation sites. We really hope to come back!! So many things to checkout, and hanging by the pond to wind down is a must. Thanks again dave!!
Hailey R.recommends
June 28, 2023
Yurtle by the Pond
Beautiful land. Very private and peaceful. Dave was very hospitable and helpful with suggestions for local activities.
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