The best camping near Craigleith Provincial Park

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Back 2 Zen

1 site · RV, Tent14 acres · Meaford, ON
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Pine the Sky

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents8 acres · Southgate, ON
This beautiful spot was re-forested with pine a number of years ago, and was sectioned off from the surrounding farmland, which is now maintained by the mennonite community. It is 8 1/2 acres of wetland and forest, with a mown perimeter, and cool places to tuck into the forest for the night. The current owner was a special educator, and now is slowly turning the land into her homestead. There is a beautiful, spa quality outdoor shower next to a tidy and 'fancier than most' outhouse, a strawberry patch as well as wild alpine strawberries all over the property, a big dog and a small indoor cat keep her company. Here is what the land offers: -Bunkie in the Forest: A sweet 8x8 ft. space with new bunk and mattresses as of April 2023 -Strawberry Fields bunkie: an 10x12 space with a loft with a queen memory foam mattress and a main floor with a full futon and a small table -Campsites: Meadow, Forest and River spots. Close to each other, but you'd never know it! All three are chill and serene places. The property backs onto a ten-foot swimming hole in an otherwise shallow part of the Saugeen River. -RV Spot: With electric hook up ideal for RVs 30 feet and under -a connection to the organization, 'Black Folks Camp Too'! Welcoming to all!!!!! So much to see and do in the area!
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Sparrow Lake Camp

4 sites · Tents126 acres · Severn Bridge, ON
Sparrow Lake Camp is situated on the southernmost tip of the majestic Canadian Shield.  The site is known to have been a campground for bands of the Huron people prior to the European intrusion.  It is considered probable that Samuel de Champlain, the first European to explore Huronia, spent a night on this site in the 17th Century.In 1892, what would become the west side of the current property was sold by pioneer Captain Thomas Stanton to Toronto's renowned Massey family to act as their summer resort.  The resort sported the main lodge, dining room, and cottages and was only accessible by train and steamer. From the onset, the Masseys used the site as a summer retreat for the Young Men's Bible League of the Central Methodist Church. Today, the property is a thriving summer camp that also offers overnight tent stays with stunning lake views. 
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Georgian Bay Getaway!

38 sites · Lodging100 acres · Clearview, ON
Situated in the middle of a Recreation Hotspot! Our site is within 5 minutes of paddling the Nottawasaga River, 10 minutes to hiking the Bruce, 5 minutes to the world's largest freshwater beach, and within 30 minutes of cycling, amazing motorcycle routes, rock climbing, caving, geocaching, cider/wine tours, and more! We are the perfect basecamp for everything the Georgian Bay area has to offer We have 100 acres of forest and field. Choose from either two tent sites that are set amidst the forest, close to a babbling creek that runs through the property or 2 bunkies for more of a glamping experience. There are two outdoor camping toilets on-site. Campfires are permitted (within local regulation) in the fire-pits provided. Well-behaved pets on leash are welcome. We ask that you Leave no trace and bring out what you bring in. We look forward to hosting you! CLICK THE PICTURES BELOW TO BOOK YOUR SITE
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Unicamp Of Ontario

1 site · RV, Tent50 acres · Mulmur, ON
Welcome to Unicamp, situated in Dufferin County, just north of Shelburne, Ontario, nestled within the UNESCO Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve. Our enchanting retreat spans 50 acres of serene landscapes, including meadows, coniferous and deciduous forests, marshes, streams, and caves. Discover the allure of our sanctuary, featuring two beaches along a 2.5-acre spring-fed pond, offering a perpetually safe swimming environment. Experience the magic of Unicamp, where nature's wonders abound.
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Birch Creek

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Collingwood, ON
Choose 1 of 3 Sites here at Birch Creek! A secluded, creek-side oasis for you to set up camp and enjoy all the property has to offer. Listen to the running water while camping under the stars. You'll enjoy the zip-line down to the creek, cold bathing, and hiking/biking trails near by. Collingwood town is 5 minutes away by car where you'll find awesome restaurants and cafes. Blue Mountain is less than 10 mins away by car where there's endless activities! Perfect for setting up a tent or driving in your camper. Located 1000 ft from the road and the main house where a young family resides :)
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Edges Sideroad Springs

6 sites · Lodging, Tents65 acres · West Grey, ON
We have owned the property for 19 years. The camping area was once a gravel pit which was rehabilitated in 2020. There is agricultural land that is farmed in the summer as well we host bees at that back of the property . A unique feature on the property is a natural spring that bubbles up and feeds the two streams on the property.
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Flesherton Bunkie & Camping

3 sites · Lodging100 acres · Flesherton, ON
Welcome to Flesherton Bunkie & CampingOur 100-acre farm is centrally located and you can walk to the town of Flesherton, where you will find cafes, restaurants, and all of your camping needs! Only 10km from Beaver Valley trails and attractions. Great cycling and endless outdoor activities in the area. The property has two options to choose from:Modern Minimalist Bunkie - a cozy place to hang out where you will love the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows! Private Meadows and Woods - where you can choose from two different sites. This is a no-frills camping experience ideal for tent, car, and van camping and the perfect place to get back to nature.Be sure to bring your own camping toilet and pack it out, as there are no restroom facilities available on-site. Fires are permitted within local regulations. Pets are welcome. 
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Garden of Eating

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents143 acres · Meaford, ON
Our ecological farm is your chance to enjoy nature. Planted with 100+ edible perennial species in the orchard garden, hayfield, and forest with shiitake mushroom logs. We have 4 sites to choose from: Private Field Tenting @edeninseason - 3 sites available for a variety of campers choose from a large private hayfield, or closer to the house for easiest access and Wifi signal. Bell Tent Nook @ Eden in Season - 4m diameter bell tent that rests on a deck, with a double mattress with linens and blankets, nightstand, and a lantern. There is a hiking trail that extends along the entire property and an on-site pond. Complementary ecological farm tour available. Seasonal fresh produce and berries for sale. Located steps to Tom Thomson Trail, 2km to Irish Mountain Lookout, and within minutes of Meaford, multiple Bruce Trail trailheads, and Georgian Bay beaches.
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Tolkien Fantasies At Grey Havens

5 sites · Lodging1 acre · Markdale, ON
Grey Havens is a lakefront property with lots of water recreation possibilities: swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing. Free boat launch. Lots of County Forest and Bruce Trailhead hiking opportunities close by. We are on a small lake, the source of the Styx River, that promises quietly inspired surroundings. Writers and readers will also especially appreciate our Little Free Library and small Libraries inside each accommodation. We have quiet, segregated spaces inside or outside for writing or reading. But we are not just about books. We have: +Patio/deck (20'x25') with fire circle and lots of locally sourced wood +Dock and canoe/kayak launch +Motorized swim raft (Swizzle Styx) available +Wireless access +Motorcycle parking pads for touring riders (and fully equipped shop) We don't provide: +Enclosed cooking spaces or meal-making/eating utensils All seasons accommodation: +Double-occupancy lodging suite (in our Timberframe home) with Private bathroom/shower and 12'x12' raised deck Seasonal, June to October: +Double occupancy Log Cabin (16'x12') with covered porch and side patio +Double occupancy floating Pontoon Bunkie (9'x16') with side dock patio Emergency Overnighters: +RV site with electrics and non-potable water hookup +Walk-in Tent site with non-potable water available While Grey Havens was the final chapter in Tolkien's trilogy, we continue creating a paradise here.
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Forest Dome

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Owen Sound, ON
Tucked in the middle of a maple forest, it's an experience that can be enjoyed in all seasons. There are trails on the property for hiking and snowshoeing and the Fores Dome is minutes away from the Bruce Trail. There are many local waterfalls to visit as well as beautiful lakes and rivers. Enjoy your evening around the campfire and in the winter be cozy in front of the wood stove.
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Cedar & Bough Nature Retreat

2 sites · Lodging34 acres · Mulmur, ON
Welcome to Cedar and Bough! This secluded private Cove is nestled among mature trees and sits beside a tranquil stream that runs through the property. The water in the cove is beautiful and warm as it has full sun all day, the water in the creek is chilly but offers a great spot to cool or or float in the shade. Just across the quaint bridge, the property boasts 34 acres of forest, trails and fields for a full day of exploring. Our rustic log cabin overlooks Cedar Cove Beach and provides a terrific view and a cozy night's sleep. Evergreen Holler is set in our forest and a 1 minute walk from the beach. In the winter, enjoy a private pond skate or game of shinny with family and friends. End your day with a cup of hot cocoa in your cabin or roasting s'mores around a bonfire. Within a short drive or hike from the property, the area offers many provincial parks, trails, restaurants and grocery stores. Less than 90 mins from Toronto, we are located only 12 mins from Orangeville, 20 mins from Alliston and 40 mins from Wasaga Beach.
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The best camping near Craigleith Provincial Park guide

Overview

About

Craigleith offers a convenient, affordable place to stay for visitors. The park’s compact campground is squeezed between the highway and the shores of Georgian Bay, so privacy is scarce, but the location is great. Campers can quickly get to Blue Mountain resort, swim at Wasaga Beach, bike the Georgian Trail, hike on the Bruce Trail, or launch a sailboat or canoe into Georgian Bay. The shale shoreline is fun to explore with kids, with fossils up to 450 million years old.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for families: Area D is the closest to the playground and playing fields for kids.
  • Best for early risers: Campsites 1 through 24 are closest to the shoreline and farthest from the highway—ideal for avoiding road noise at night.
  • Best for RVs: Area D is almost entirely sites with electrical hookups and most also have water hookups.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Bookings can be made online or by phone through Ontario Parks.
  2. The campsites are not very big. Consider booking more than one site if you have a group or large family, or want a bit of breathing room.
  3. Most of the tent campsites allow up to three tents, but some only allow one. Check the site description carefully when you book.
  4. Book early for July and August dates or long weekends. The park’s proximity to Barrie, Kitchener, and Toronto means there’s a lot of competition for spots.

When to go

The park is open from early April to late October, and the best time to go depends entirely on your planned activities in the area. For cyclists, exploring the Georgian Trail is lovely at any time after the winter snow has cleared (by mid-April). Anglers will want to take their boats out during trout season (late April to September). Hikers should wait until June to avoid black flies, and swimmers should aim for July to early September when the water is at its warmest.

Know before you go

  • The campsites at the western end of the park have more space between them.
  • There is a dog exercise area at the west end of the park and in the day-use area at the east end of the park.
  • Many campers recommend bringing earplugs to drown out the noise from the nearby highway at night.
  • Some of the activities you can access nearby include golf, a high ropes course, a full service spa, zip lining, scenic caves, and a luge-like mountain coaster.
  • The shoreline at Craigleith is made of shale, not sand, so wearing sandals is recommended. But your vehicle permit from Craigleith also gets you free entry to Wasaga Beach Provincial Park if you’re looking for a sandy beach.

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