The best camping near Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

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Enjoy Lake Huron's North Shore

1 site · RV1 acres · Thessalon, ON
Learn more about this land: Camp on the edge of Lake Huron, the perfect base for all your activities! Winter guests welcome, small fee for increased hydro usage during the cold weather. VANS, TRAILERS and RV'S up to 28 feet are welcome. We provide a level parking spot with a 50/30/15 amp electrical and water hook up. Pets welcome! Both wi-fi and cell reception on-site. CYCLISTS As a former long distance cyclist we are happy to provide cycle tourists a spot to pitch a tent. No cooking facilities at this time. We have gorgeous views from our rear lawn year-round for our guests to enjoy.  In the summer there is ample opportunity for kayaking, hiking, cycling in the area. We are in a great location and you can walk to town for supplies or a bite to eat. We also have ecofriendly, Made in Canada supplies for sale on site if you need laundry, dishwashing or personal care supplies. You can view our products at RestoreThroughNature.ca. If you're keen about the Great Lakes and want to show your love, visit GreatLakeLifeBrand on Etsy.com to see what we offer. We stock many of these items on site as well. We look forward to hosting you!
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Summerhill Farm

1 site · Lodging60 acres · St. Joseph, ON
The cabin on 60 acres, shared with our main house nearby. There are apple trees and a trail into the woods. We are also near a boat launch onto Gawas Bay. We are close to cycling routes and about 5 minutes from the village of Hilton Beach and 10 minutes from Richards Landing. We are located about 7 minutes from the bridge onto St Joseph Island. Please google St Joseph Island tourism for what the island has to offer.
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Backwater Paradise

10 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Blind River, ON
Backwater Paradise has possibilities for several camping styles. whether you bring your own, easy tenting or choose to go deep and experience raw wilderness/survival at any season. Our new listing is called Left Field. Its raw bush and field space in the center. The main entrance is very well marked and leads to the lake. This is where RVs are able to access and where the easy tent sites are. All nature watchers and sky gazers will enjoy any space we have here. Moose, bald eagles. wolves, otters, beavers, owls and several species of migratory birds are common visitors. The country may have quiet nights but out here the bush can get very loud. We get whippoorwills, frogs and crickets all night. In the lake there is plenty of bass and pike to keep a fisher and kid fishers busy. Common gear will work here and strongly recommend using wire swivel leaders. We promote 'lake 2 plate' principles and if you need anything let us know!! All campers have use of the water front no matter where your site is. On the shore of the lake front is a very large common area and firepit for everyone to access and enjoy the water and shoreline. We host fires Friday and Saturday nights weather permitting in this space.. There are several firepit rings to allow campers to have their own fire and sell hardwood. We also have some small row boats available to rent, the latest addition is the paddle boat rental. There is 30 acres of mixed forest, lake and marsh here and now we are able to be open year round. Backwater Paradise can be discovered at 220 Lake Hope Road, Blind River, Ontario
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Grandma's Cabin - Lake and Fishing

1 site · Lodging17 acres · Thessalon, ON
Learn more about this land:Enjoy hiking, swimming, canoeing, and fishing! There are many places to hike and plenty of beautiful lakes in the area to explore. Or, you can just relax on the provided deck or around the campfire with s'mores!This spot is great for the whole family. The cabin features one double bed and plenty of room to bring an air mattress. We have a canoe and paddleboard available for use. Firewood provided.Campfires are permitted and pets are welcome.
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Chi Bell's

20 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Garden River 14, ON
We are located along the beautiful St Mary's river. The St Mary's river offers fishing, boating, canoeing, water boards, and kayaking. The camping site is in an open grassed area or tent under the Pines. It is rustic camping with one outhouse. Generators are welcome. There are many different species of birds on the property. Enjoy tranquil sunsets and beautiful sunrises, and the night skies. Hiking trails 15 minute drive. Groceries, shopping are located within a 10 minute drive.
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Bambrough's Camp

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Thessalon, ON
Welcome to 2 acres of forest on Manitoulin Island, the world's largest freshwater island! Nestled amidst trees, our camp offers a clearing where you can set up tents or park a camper. Amenities include an outhouse, fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen featuring a dry sink, drink cooler, a small BBQ and camp stove. Just 1 minute away from the beach, marina with showers, laundry facilities, and a corner store, but our campsite offers unparalleled privacy and tranquility. Experience breathtaking sunsets and a sky filled with countless stars. Enjoy your stay!
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The best camping near Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site guide

Overview

About

Explore the ruins of Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site and feel the rich War of 1812 history that lingers – a history that saw a powerful alliance struck between the British and the First Nations People of the western Great Lakes region. Hike to Lake Huron’s edge, experience history through heritage demonstrations, watch for more than 100 species of birds, and view authentic artefacts from the old fort.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site is between June 1 and September 30, when the site is open to the public. The summer months offer the best weather for exploring the ruins and enjoying the heritage demonstrations. Avoid Mondays and Tuesdays, as the site is closed, and plan your visit for the rest of the week when the rich history of the War of 1812 can be fully appreciated.

Know before you go

  • Check the operation schedule: Fort St. Joseph is open from June 1 to September 30, excluding Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Prepare for the outdoors: Dress appropriately for hiking and bird watching, and bring water and snacks.
  • Respect the wildlife: Look out for monarch butterflies and various bird species, but maintain a safe distance.
  • Embrace the history: Participate in heritage demonstrations to gain a deeper understanding of the site's significance.
  • Contact for information: Reach out to the site at 705-246-2664 or via email for any inquiries before your visit.

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