The best camping near Algonquin Provincial Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Algonquin Provincial Park adventure.

Camp in the forest or go canoeing from lake to lake in Ontario’s first and largest provincial park.  

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Mys Retreat - Gateway to Algonquin

59 sites · Lodging, Tents175 acres · Burk's Falls, ON
MYS Retreat - Find peace and reconnect with nature in Kearney, Ontario, Canada. Are you looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and find peace in the wild nature? MYS Retreat is the perfect destination for you. Located in Kearney, Ontario, Canada, MYS Retreat is a completely natural campsite amidst pine forests, lakes, and stunning mountain landscapes. We provide retreat services, camping grounds, and outdoor activities to help you reconnect with nature and bring your soul back into balance. Our campsites are fully equipped for a comfortable stay, with beautifully designed tents and full amenities for a perfect vacation. You can also participate in outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, climbing, or fishing. In addition, MYS Retreat also offers retreat services to help you find balance in your life. Come and experience MYS Retreat to find peace and connect with nature. We guarantee that you will have a wonderful vacation and return with a relaxed and refreshed spirit and reconnect with nature in Kearney, Ontario, Canada.
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The Woodzzz

2 sites · Lodging2 acres · Haliburton, ON
Among the thick forest of the Haliburton highlands lies a very tranquil, quiet and still place. The area although rugged and pristine offers many activities for all to enjoy such as hiking/biking/boating/kayaking/beaching etc. To escape the calm environment its only 15 minutes to the quaint village of Haliburton where you can find farmers markets, shops, restaurants and art. The Woodzzz was made for those that enjoy the outdoors and are needing a gentle reminder of what little we need to enjoy the life we live! 
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Lakeside Bunkie - 35min to Alg.Park

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Madawaska Valley, ON
Learn more about this land: Rustic bunkie located on 2 acres, is nestled among the trees beside a small, crystal clear lake. With 700 ft of untouched shoreline, privacy is second to none. From this lake, you can access 3 other lakes by provided canoe/kayak without portage. PLEASE NOTE: The bunkie is for 3 guests only. However, there is room to pitch a tent outside of the bunkie (please select additional guests if you are planning on using both accommodations). The site is 35 min. from Algonquin Park and 11 km from MKC, the world-famous white water paddling centre. 10x10 main floor with sleeping loft. Solar power provides lighting & a propane furnace for cool nights. Solar lights outside provide ambient lighting-may be turned off if preferred. The call of the loons & the barred owl will be your lullaby as you drift off to sleep after a day of hiking, paddling, or swimming.  There is no running water, you will have to bring your own drinking water. You will need to bring everything you require for cooking, eating and washing dishes. There is no sink, stove, or BBQ on site. As the site is off-grid, there are no appliances. There is a split log bench beside the self-contained fire pit.  Please bring your own firewood, matches/lighter,  and/or firestarter materials. Small fires only please, as this is a well-treed location. Fires must be extinguished prior to going to bed — there is a bucket by the firepit. If you are wondering if something is there, I suggest you reach out to check with me before arrival. There is a new private outhouse on site. The outhouse is past the bunkie along the path. Solar lights work with the flick of a switch — one switch by the door, one by the bed. You have access to 2 kayaks and 1 canoe, 2 adult lifejackets. These are located on the waterfront between the bunkie and the house @260 Matcheski Road. Please return these as you found them after each use. They are shared with the guests at the house. It is a natural shoreline at the bunkie, with a sandy bottom — pretty good swimming, actually! Absolutely no harsh chemicals/detergents in the water! Please leave the site tidy and as you found it. Take your garbage and recycling. This is a small lakeside community —  no loud music, please. Respect the solitude!  Please respect the natural setting — leave it as you found it, do not cut live growth.
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Nature's Harmony

12 sites · Lodging, Tents500 acres · Mattawa, ON
Nature’s Harmony is an all-season destination nestled in a remote wilderness setting overlooking the Laurentian Mountains. There are 500 acres of lush forest, woven through a creek, bay, lake, 'Little Mountain', and countless trails. We have a multitude of accommodation types to serve a variety of groups and needs, including a cabin, chalet, yurts, domes, glamping and camping. The abundant forest and off-grid accommodations allow our guests to disconnect and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Guests also have the option to explore and relish in outdoor activities such as hiking, trail running, biking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, SUPing, water and snow tubing, snowshoeing, and back-country skiing. We invite our guests to embrace sustainable living by using our eco showers and compost toilets. We are also grateful to be a location host of many retreats, events and gatherings, as well as host our very own trail race, Run Off The Grid.
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CREEKSIDE Camp

6 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Burk's Falls, ON
There is now a deck with chairs down at the kayak launch, with a propane fire pit to keep you toasty while watching the sunset. Welcome to my beautiful piece of Central Almaguin Off grid camping. I live on 8.25 acres of level fairly open land. 10 min NE of South River The campground is about 3 acres, with 3 sites Beside a small lake, Wendigo Lake, with a wide creek exiting the lake . Paddling distance to 2 other lakes that feed into Wendigo lake. very quiet, private place, stress free, excellent for relaxing, great place for staging daytrips, safe if you want to do a few days in Algonquin Park. dogs and pets welcome, but must be leashed on the property. I have a friendly dog but will leash her also. the sunsets here are awesome, see pics Located only 12 kms from West entrance to Algonquin Park. Dark skies and fairly open area for stargazing. Many walking trails close by . ATV trails and tours nearby also. Bird migration route, excellent for bird watching. In my 10 yrs here I have seen 97 different species of birds on the property or flying over. Very private, closest neighbor 3/4 km away.
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Schoolhouse Inn Campsites

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Round Lake Centre, ON
Learn more about this land:Come camp at the corner of Algonquin Park!Our building used to be a school, it was abandoned for years, we decided to bring back the life, rent out rooms, and provide campsites. The campsites are ideal for tenters, van camping, and  (self-contained) RVs up to 40 feet. It is the perfect base camp for your Algonquin Park adventure. The washroom and shower are located inside the building. Communal Firepit on-site. Pets on leash welcome.The Round Lake public boat lunch is just 2 minutes, summertime you can enjoy the water, and in the wintertime the snowmobile trails, cross country skiing are here, waiting for you. End of the day you can relax in the hot tub. Free for our guests. 
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Tiny Village Ottawa River - Camping

18 sites · RVs, Tents59 acres · Deep River, ON
Tiny Village Ottawa River is a unique nature village resort located on our 59.1 acres of property. It contains 2000 feet of gorgeous sandy shores along the Ottawa River and Crown land on the opposing shore. No matter the kind of camper you are, our serviced/tent/glamping sites offer all the benefits of a comfortable lifestyle at a fraction of the cost, as it is our mission to make enjoying the great outdoors accessible to everyone. Tiny Village Ottawa River is a 2-hour drive from Ottawa, 4.5 hours from Montreal and 4.5 hours from Toronto.
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Algonquin Sunrise Parking

1 site · RV1 acre · Whitney, ON
Learn more about this land: Our property is for van and truck campers as well as RVs and trailers. The parking spot is 41Ft long and 24Ft with the local residential paved road in front. It is 3km to the East gate of Algonquin Park where you can hike, canoe, kayak, swim, and visit the various historical trails. The Village of Whitney has a Grocery store, liquor store, pharmacy, churches, restaurants, gas stations and a number of motels. Check-in with Barney, in #121, the green house across the street.
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Covered Bridge Park

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents140 acres · Killaloe, ON
Covered Bridge Park is a magnificent 150 acres waterfront campground on Bonnechere River with cottages, cabins, tent and trailer sites. We are located east of Algonquin Provincial Park and located in Tramore on the north side of Bonnechere River between Round Lake and Golden Lake. Enjoy beautiful Ontario summers with great fishing, swimming, canoeing and wildlife viewing. Discover Natures Playground on this old farm that has been preserved in its natural state with 100 acres of mature forest, meadows and trails; only a small portion of the property has been developed into a Campground. Most of what we offer here is pure Mother Nature.
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Sunnyside Resort

2 sites · Lodging12 acres · Bonfield, ON
Located on Beautiful Lake Nosbonsing, enjoy everything that camping has to offer. Boating, paddling, walking, biking, fishing, ATVing, Skidooing and so much more! Campers and Hotel Suites available for rent.Boat/kayak/paddle board/canoe rental available. Also space to bring your own! Have a Blast
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Six Waterfalls

1 site · Tent10 acres · Hastings Highlands, ON
Large private campsite available for rent on Kamaniskeg Lake Road. This campsite is tent camping only. Large private family campsite located on Kamaniskeg Lake Rd private access to 10 acres with six stunning waterfalls and a pond. Wild Raspberry and blackberry and lots of wildlife to see. Driving: 5 minutes to hinterland beach, 5 mins to Combermere, 10 mins to Madawaska Kanu Centre, 15 mins to Barrys Bay, 35 mins to Bancroft, 3 hours to Toronto. Exclusive access to 6 privately owned stunning waterfalls. Surrounded by crown land. Kamaniskeg lake is a large lake known for its crystal clear waters, excellent fishing, loons, hiking/atv/snowmobile trails, and over 90 kilometres of boating. Absolutely no dumping/ littering on the property. To get to the waterfalls is considered to be a moderate to advanced level hiking ability required. There are no neighbours. There is no electricity or bathroom facility. Local amenities nearby: - Convenient store in Combermere - Hospital, banks, churches, restaurants, and unique shops to browse through in Barry's Bay - Metro & Valumart grocery stores Home Hardware Building Centre in Combermere) - Liquor store & Beer store - Pharmacy - Post Office - Gas Stations - Outdoor adventure outfitter, Mad Outdoors - Dollar store and Stedman’s department store - Madawaska kanu centre Dont forget to visit the beautiful Hinterland Public Beach when you visit and please check current fire ban status for hasting highlands.
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The Knotty Pines by Round Lake

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Killaloe, ON
(formerly Hop, Skip, Lake) THE AREA: If you’ve ever been to the Ottawa Valley, you know we’ve got it all. Boating, fishing, hiking, biking, rivers, waterfalls, caves, ATV’ing, horseback riding, and loads of things to do for any outdoor enthusiast at any pace. Come for relaxation, or come for exhilaration, we will welcome you with open arms and point you to all the places you may like to explore. THE CAMPSITE: At The Knotty Pines you shall enjoy 1 entire acre all to yourselves, while the beautiful, sandy-bottom Round Lake is a hop, skip, and a jump just across the street (3-5 minute walk). The site features a lovely natural forest canopy perfect for pitching tents, a campfire area, a toilet with a view, a picnic table, a field for stargazing, shaded+sunny areas, and plenty of hammock holders in the pine tree patches that border your site. If it happens to rain on your parade, we've got an upgraded pop-up trailer that sleeps 6 ready to rent for a few extra bucks. Come on over, we’re so happy to host you!
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The best camping near Algonquin Provincial Park guide

Overview

About

Ontario’s largest provincial park stretches more than 760,000 hectares across the center of the province, dense with forests and dotted with clear, cold lakes, perfect for paddling. In the Muskoka region, midway between Toronto and Ottawa, Algonquin draws plenty of urban weekenders, but you could explore its hiking trails and canoe routes for weeks before retracing your path. Campers can choose from more than 1,300 sites, with the majority in eight washroom-equipped campgrounds along the Highway 60 corridor, the park’s main east-west artery. Three more vehicle-accessible campgrounds are in Algonquin’s north sector off Highway 17. You can reach many of the park’s backcountry camping sites only by canoe.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for camping in the center of it all: Lake of Two Rivers Campground
  • Best for peace and quiet: Kiosk Campground
  • Best for winter campers: Mew Lake Campground

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Algonquin Provincial Park is one of Ontario’s most popular camping destinations. You can book campsites up to five months in advance through the Ontario Parks Reservations Service. Many sites are reserved literally the minute they become available, so plan ahead by researching various campsite and campground options. It’s always easier to find availability on weekdays than on weekends.
  2. In a park as large as Algonquin, sites sometimes open up through last-minute cancellations. It’s always worth checking availability closer to your arrival if you couldn’t book earlier.

When to go

Algonquin Provincial Park stays open year-round, although most campgrounds, lodges, and other services operate only between May and mid-October. As in many parts of Canada, July through September are the busiest months, but autumn is the most beautiful season as the trees turn gold and red. If you visit November through March to hike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski, prepare for heavy snow and very cold temperatures. Mosquitoes and black flies can plague visitors in spring, particularly in May and early June.

Know before you go

  • Walk through the informative interpretive exhibits at the Algonquin Provincial Park Visitor Centre, 12 kilometres from the East Gate, to learn about the park’s history and environment.
  • Outfitters at The Portage Store, Lake of Two Rivers Store, and Opeongo Store carry basic supplies. Otherwise, stock up on groceries and other provisions in Huntsville, 45 kilometres west of the West Gate. Traveling from the east? Get what you need in Whitney, five kilometres from the East Gate.
  • Want to try yurt camping?  Book yurts in the Mew Lake or Achray Campgrounds.
  • Check Algonquin Provincial Park’s Twitter account for updates on last-minute campsite availability, trail closures, entrance gate congestion, and other details. 

Nearby attractions

For an all-in-one outdoor adventure, camping near Albion Hills Conservation Park is unbeatable. The Albion Hills camping experience offers hiking, biking, and even a refreshing water play area, ensuring fun-filled days in the great outdoors.

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