The best camping near Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

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Enjoy Lake Huron's North Shore

1 site 路 RV1 acres 路 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聽are welcome.聽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.聽 In the summer there is ample opportunity for聽kayaking, hiking, cycling in the area. We are in a great location and you can聽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 路 Lodging60 acres 路 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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Grandma's Cabin - Lake and Fishing

1 site 路 Lodging17 acres 路 Thessalon, ON
Learn more about this land:Enjoy hiking, swimming, canoeing, and fishing!聽There are many places to hike and plenty of beautiful聽lakes in the聽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.聽The cabin features one double bed and plenty of room to bring an air mattress.聽We have a canoe and paddleboard available for use. Firewood provided.Campfires are permitted and pets are welcome.
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The best camping near Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site guide

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About

Explore the ruins of Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site and feel the rich War of 1812 history that lingers 鈥 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鈥檚 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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