The best camping near Fathom Five National Marine Park

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North Forest Farm

16 sites · Tents2 acres · Northern Bruce Peninsula, ON
Our family recently bought this beautiful 1.6 acre historic farm on highway 6 just a 5 min drive to downtown Tobermory. Our dream is to restore the house and farm to working condition and eventually have an organic produce farm in which we can feed our community. The property has beautiful views of forestry all around as well as a small orchard with apple, plum and cherry trees. We also have a rustic barn that we will be renovating and a large beautiful open field.
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Cabinco - Northern Bruce Peninsula

28 sites · Lodging6 acres · Wiarton, ON
Welcome to Cabinco at beautiful Stokes Bay on the Northern Bruce Peninsula. We are located right on the water with a Marina. Now that you have booked your home away from home you are ready to explore some of the local areas! Stokes Bay is conveniently tucked away between Lions Head and Tobermory's amenities and sites. Access to the Bruce Trail is available in several locations nearby as well as in Stokes Bay.
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Bunkin’ The Bruce

4 sites · Lodging, Tents50 acres · Tobermory, ON
Welcome to a little piece of camper’s paradise tucked in the beautiful, secluded forests of the Bruce Peninsula! Our property is a gorgeous 50+ acres filled with towering trees, kilometres of rugged trails, subtle symphonies of a variety of local birds, clear star-filled skies, sprawling wild strawberries, raspberries and cherries, and quiet (radio free) campsites. We are the perfect location for whatever adventures you have planned on the peninsula: just across the road from majestic Lake Huron, 25 minutes south of Tobermory, less than 20 minutes from Bruce Peninsula National Park, and 15 minutes from Lion’s Head.
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Orchard Acres Cape Chin

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents14 acres · Lion's Head, ON
Welcome to Orchard Acres on the breathtaking Bruce Peninsula! Our serene and off-grid camping spots offer a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, nature aficionados, and birdwatchers seeking tranquility amidst stunning natural beauty. Located just minutes from the Bruce Trail access point, 15 minutes from Lion's Head, and a half-hour from Tobermory and the Grotto, Orchard Acres provides the perfect base for exploring the wonders of the Bruce Peninsula. Nearby boat launches beckon kayakers to embark on unforgettable adventures along the pristine shores of Georgian Bay, while nighttime unveils a mesmerizing display of stars, unobscured by city lights. At Orchard Acres, we cherish the peace and quiet of nature. If you seek a place for loud music, parties, excessive drinking, or marijuana use, we regret to inform you that our campground may not be the right fit. Our property is a haven for wildlife, including the majestic Sandhill Crane, whose unique calls serenade the evenings. Various bird species flock to our native trees and bushes, offering birdwatchers a diverse and enriching experience. You're welcome to bring tents or small tent trailers, but we kindly ask that large RVs and generators remain at home to preserve the tranquility for our guests, neighbors, and wildlife. Given the presence of wildlife such as Black Bears, Coyotes, and the Massasauga Rattler, we urge guests to exercise caution by securely storing food and garbage away from tents or trailers at night. Please understand that our responses to messages may be delayed due to weak cell phone signals in the area. We strive to check messages several times a day to provide timely assistance. As we work to restore our orchard property to its former glory, you may experience activity on-site from mid-morning to suppertime. However, evenings and nighttime offer the serenity and tranquility you seek after a day of adventure. We're excited to welcome you to our little slice of paradise at Orchard Acres and look forward to making your stay unforgettable!
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Waterfront Glamping Cabin

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Stokes Bay, ON
Cabin with loft, outhouse with composting toilet. Outdoor kitchen with running water (from lake). Bring your boat, canoe, kayak or SUP to our protected cove off Lake Huron. Dock and swim ladder. Property is 2 acres, has fire pit and private seating areas. Lots of trails through the bush, good for hiking and snowshoeing.
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Whispering Cedars Park

15 sites · Lodging2 acres · Lion's Head, ON
Welcome to 2 acres of peaceful stargazing! Whether you choose to stay in our cottage or one of our trailers, you'll be just a 10-minute walk away from Lake Huron for fishing and Black Creek Provincial Park's pristine beach for swimming. Centrally located in the Bruce Peninsula, our site offers easy access to Tobermory and Sauble Beach. It's an ideal location for accessing hiking trails, cycling routes, waterfalls, and much more.
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Beechwood Bunkie Life

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Wiarton, ON
We have just under an acre of property with a beautiful bunkie on it in a nicely treed area of the property. Watch beautiful sunsets on the wrap around deck. Enjoy roasting some s’mores around a campfire. Hit the hiking trails. Try some wind surfing. Head to the beach. Very quite a peaceful life here if you just want to escape the city for a couple days.
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The Kicking Mule Guest Ranch

1 site · Lodging27 acres · Tehkummah, ON
Upon a hill within Manitoulin Island along Highway #6 sits over 25 acres that houses an old time ranch and western feel. A Horse Riding Stable steps away next door. You can find yourself mingling with farm animals such as chickens, babydoll sheep, rabbits and more. Outdoor covered community kitchen is available.
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Lion's Head By The Beach

1 site · RV1 acre · Lion's Head, ON
Relax, hike, swim at the beach, walk to town to dine out or shop. Park your RV in the very large gravel driveway - steps to beach in the town of Lion's Head, steps to hiking trails, downtown restaurants and shops. Large fenced in backyard if needed and washrooms at the beach. This driveway has room for a very large RV! Electric outlet available and water (you will need a hose to attach to mine as water is 50' away). I have dogs and use backyard when I am home - if you have pets please let me know and we can share backyard.
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Fieldview

1 site · Tent1 acre · Little Current, ON
Fieldview is a really special place that we want to share with all of you- - we have organic kitchen gardens, fruit trees, unique buildings (a small cabin with a traditional Russian trimwork, aka "gingerbread house on steroids", a unique cordwood outhouse), an apiary and a friendly habitat for all living beings. We love nature and live a simple, minimalist lifestyle, growing our own food, caring for our Mother Earth and creating beautiful things that last. Located on a quarter acre of land, tucked into a corner of a hay field, surrounded by fields, forests, and hedgerows, there is a house, cabin, woodworking shop, and a few outbuildings. We have plenty of lawn space if you want to play ball or just lay on the grass! We have a fire-pit, a spot to spread a blanket under a big White Pine or relax in a hammock in the shade of the two Balsam firs. The campsite has an electrical cord available for you phone/computer charging needs. There is a kitchen table and a few chairs for you and your family to enjoy outdoor meals and drinks. We have just built a brand new composting toilet equipped with a little sink (we provide hand towels, toilet paper and soap) and outdoor shower with COLD running water. We are working on having hot water available - please be patient with us! We ask not to smoke on the property (no tobacco, cigarettes, marijuana or vaping), please go for a walk on the road if you need to have a smoke. Clean up and pack all your garbage. We have a very social outdoor cat that would likely spend days with you. He is very, very interested in food and can not control himself, just be aware that he might steal and chew through bags. We specifically provided a plastic bin for you to cat-proof all your food. PLEASE NOTE: There is an ongoing fire ban on Manitoulin Island - no open fires or fireworks. Camp stoves are allowed.
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Sweet Oasis

1 site · RV2 acres · Little Current, ON
Sweet Oasis is a private camping getaway. Tranquil & serene campsite provides you with a beautiful waterfront view. RV-only campsite (dry camping). Forest, mature trees, birds & wildlife. Enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, biking, campfires & little adventures. Sweet memories await you.🙂
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Sweet Oasis

1 site · RV2 acres · South Baymouth, ON
Living close to Georgian Bay, I’ve always wanted a waterfront property and I always believed in my heart that I will be blessed with one someday. After our family’s first camping trip to Manitoulin Island, my husband and I fell in love with “Spirit Island” and decided to find our own special place. Around Thanksgiving weekend of 2019, after several trips back and viewing a dozen properties, our search for a land was finally over and our wish came true. God was and is indeed faithful and in His own sweet time, has blessed us with a beautiful land. It has been quite a journey and with God’s grace, our place has been such a Sweet Oasis! It is our hope and prayer that we can share our blessings of this land to everyone who loves nature and respect God’s awesome creations! 🙂💕
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The best camping near Fathom Five National Marine Park guide

Overview

About

Dolomite, 420 million years old, rises through the sparkling waters of Lake Huron to form Fathom Five National Marine Park. This is a freshwater ecosystem of ancient rock formations, cliff-edge forests, fascinating dive sites on 22 shipwrecks, and orchid species both plentiful and rare. Visit for a day or backcountry camp on starry-skied Flowerpot Island—Fathom Five is equal parts mystery and recreation, ecology and culture—and a welcoming escape to nature.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot on Flowerpot Island's limited backcountry campsites.
  • Check for cancellations regularly, as plans change and spots may open up.
  • Visit during the shoulder seasons for a better chance at snagging a reservation.
  • Explore nearby camping options for alternative accommodations when the island is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Fathom Five National Marine Park is during the summer months when the weather is warm and the waters are ideal for diving. However, this is also the busiest season. For a quieter experience, consider the shoulder seasons of late spring or early fall. The park's visitor centre is open daily from 9am to 5pm, except on certain holidays.

Know before you go

  • Ensure you're familiar with diving safety and park regulations before venturing underwater.
  • Be aware of the seasonal hours of operation, as some facilities may be closed during the winter months.
  • Free admission is available for youth, making it a family-friendly destination.
  • Remember to book tour boats in advance for access to Flowerpot Island.
  • For any immediate threats or safety concerns, contact emergency services at 911.

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