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Emily Provincial Park: A Scenic Retreat with Diverse Camping Options.  

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Villa Vida Loca

2 sites · Lodging10 acres · Brock, ON
Welcome to our cabins in the woods at Villa Vida Loca, in beautiful Sunderland, Ontario! Our tiny cabins are tucked away in the woods on our gorgeous, private 10-acre property in the heart of North Durham. We offer a unique glamping experience with all the benefits of camping, but with a roof over your head, floor under your feet and super cool amenities. Please read our full listings before requesting a booking. If you’re unsure about something, just ask. We’re very laid back, approachable and inclusive people, and can’t wait to welcome you. Nearby We’re surrounded by Beaverton on Lake Simcoe, Port Perry on Lake Scugog and Uxbridge (the Trail Capital of Canada), which are a close driving distance away. Around the corner from us, the Beaver River Wetland Trail (part of the Trans Canada Trail) is the perfect place for a hike or bike ride. There’s lots of other exciting things to do and see in the surrounding areas – fabulous restaurants, breweries and wineries, top golf courses, beaches, fishing, watersports, agri-tourism experiences, events and more. Upon your arrival, we’ll provide you with an up-to-date list of recommendations based on the season.
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Cottingham property

2 sites · RVs, Tents43 acres · Kawartha Lakes, ON
43 acres of fields and forest. Beautiful star gazing opportunities and seclusion. Close to Doubes Tressle Bridge. Open area in a forest away from people and everything. No electricity or utilities available. We do live on the property and can assist with anything as necessary. Come enjoy the peace!
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Rustic Cottage on Sandy Lake Creek

1 site · Lodging32 acres · Lakehurst, ON
If you are looking for a true rustic cottage experience; this is it! What use to be a sheep farm over a century ago is now a great escape for those who love the great outdoors which includes Sandy Lake Creek, to having the option of exploring the private 32 acres which is behind the cottage.
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Spirit Ridge Acres

2 sites · Lodging55 acres · Bobcaygeon, ON
We are a small hobby farm set within a mature forest setting. There are two, newly built tiny home bunkies that are situated in private areas of our property, yet close enough to our main house for security, Each bunkie has a modern outhouse with composting toilets and non potable water for washing Guests will have the opportunity to commune with nature as we have a multitude of bird species and there is always good possibilities of wildlife viewing, as guests stroll down the nature trails. There are plenty of very cool areas along the trail where guests are able to participate in forest bathing/meditation or can just relax and listen to the wind rustling through the leaves of the trees. We have a couple of very gentle horses on our farm, that if anyone wishes, can schedule a time meet them and do some therapy grooming. There is also a small flock of egg laying hens that are quite social. Pets are permitted but must be on leash at all times as we have a dog as well livestock on site as well as a multitude of wild animals such as skunks, porcupines and other critters that travel through the forest. We have a small on site store, which has some beautiful wood crafts that are created in our woodworking shop. Live-edge wood tables/charcuterie boards and other beautiful pieces as well as a large display of gorgeous healing crystals and metaphysical items are available for purchase if that's your interest. We are less than a 10 minute drive to Bobcaygeon, where you can find the world famous Kawartha Dairy, scrumptious restaurants, specialty clothing boutiques, grocery stores and pharmacies. Sturgeon Lake is the predominate lake with fabulous fishing/boating/ swimming. A 20 minute drive will get you to Fenelon Falls, Buckhorn or Kinmount where you will find the famous Kinmount Movie Theater that have the latest movies available. The Canadian Rail Trail is also nearby for anyone that wants to do some biking/hiking.
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Affordable Camping on Hobby Farm

8 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Uxbridge, ON
We would love to share with you a touch of country living where you can immerse yourself in the daily rhythms of farm life. While our farm can be busy with traffic, farm equipment and the sounds of animals, it offers a genuine taste of country living. Enjoy lush landscapes, open fields, and fresh air. Wake up to the sound of birds and the sight of grazing animals. Stay warm and cozy by the fire pit while taking in the spectacular view of the stars. We experience some beautiful sunsets and sunrises too so don’t forget your camera! Since our farm is a small intimate affair, with just a few sites available to rent, booking ahead is advised!
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Harmony Resorts - Stoney Lake

9 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Peterborough, ON
You will find our campground amongst the rugged precambrian rocks and windswept pines on the shores of Stoney Lake, the crown jewel of the Kawarthas. Immerse yourself in the wilderness of our pinery sites, or experience the tranquility of our lakeside sites. Enjoy the pristine water as you relax on our private sandy beach or launch a boat to explore the lake’s hundreds of beautiful islands. Stoney Lake is known for its excellent fishing and is home to large populations of bass, walleye, and muskie. Petroglyph Provincial Park, located right across the street is a sacred Indigenous site with the largest known concentration of aboriginal rock carvings in Canada. Explore the excellent hiking trails the park has to offer or visit McGinnis Lake, one of few meromictic lakes in North America. At the end of each day the lullaby of the northern loon will call through the cool night air as you drift off to sleep. We can’t wait to share our place with you!
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Foresthill Retreat

2 sites · Lodging49 acres · Harcourt, ON
This property used to be a farm until 1912, the glamping site is located far from the house in what used to be a vegetable garden! The glamping tent is well equipped and has everything you need for a cozy comfortable stay including electricity! The outdoor kitchen on site has everything you need to cook a delicious meal. There are also hammocks, an outdoor shower, tables and chairs, and an extremely well-stocked site super clean outhouse. Lots of lakes in the area. General stores and gas within 5 minutes and the Grocery stores are within 15 minutes for all your camping needs. Provincial Parks Nearby: Wolf Island Provincial Park - 10 minutes, Kawartha Highlands Signature Park - 15 minutes, Quackenbush Provincial Park - 25 minutes, Petroglyphs Provincial Park - 30 minutes At night you will hear nothing but frogs, very private and very romantic. We can't wait to host you at Foresthill Retreat!
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Country Retreat

2 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Clarington, ON
Enjoy 50 acres with walking/mountain bike trail, featuring pond with large waterfall, fire pit with wood supplied, several different sitting areas, totally surrounded by bush and farmland. 15 minutes away from historical Port Perry and Bowmanville, Enniskillen, etc. Enjoy the peace full serenity of the country.
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Maple Glen Farms

4 sites · RVs75 acres · Woodville, ON
Welcome to our little slice of the country. We are on a 75-acre farm located in the Kawartha Lakes near the village of Woodville. Be sure to visit the local area, we are within a 15 minute drive of several restaurants, grocery store and LCBO. The Kirkfield Lift Lock, Fenelon Falls, Balsam Lake Provincial Park and Lindsay are all within a 30 minute drive. There are miles of paved country roads for biking or walking. You are also welcome to explore the property, see what vegetables are growing, enjoy the flower gardens, find the chickens, hear a rooster crow. Enjoy your evening sitting around a campfire telling stories or listening to the tree frogs. The dark night sky is ideal for star gazing. Farm fresh produce is available for purchase in season as well as small batch maple syrup from our own trees. We are 18 minutes (20km) from the Lindsay Exhibition, September 14th to 22nd, and the International Plowing Match, October 1st to 5th , 2024. Please Note: We are in an active farming area so expect the sounds and smells that go along with being in the country. Local country road traffic can be heard at times. There are no bathroom facilities available. Dogs are welcome but they must be always on leash as we have a cat, chickens and wildlife that roam the property. We also ask that you clean up after your pet. Campfires are permitted unless there is a ban in effect. We have seasonal insects we recommend you arrive prepared. There are bee hives on the farm, site #4 is the closest to the hives
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Lone Cone

1 site · RV, Tent100 acres · Bethany, ON
Nestled in a secluded field, surrounded by nearly 100 acres of lush forest and trails, Lone Cone promises an unforgettable camping experience that will keep you coming back year after year. Our flexible site sizes can accommodate various group sizes, with convenient access to nearby port-a-potties and showers. Explore our marked trail systems during the day, meandering through a diverse array of trees and wildlife. As evening falls, gather around our large communal firepit with friends, where you can stoke both the flames and cherished memories. Lone Cone offers the perfect blend of natural beauty and communal warmth for an exceptional camping adventure.
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Glamping by Sandy Lake

2 sites · Lodging32 acres · Lakehurst, ON
This unique space is steps up from camping. It is located on 32 acres of land with so much to explore and see. What used to be a sheep farm about a century ago is now a hobby farm with plenty of forested area and hiking trails to explore. The large glamping tent has a double futon bed and bunk bed. An indoor fire place, as well as a basic kitchenette with mini fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is a porch and outside area with your own fire pit to enjoy and relax (fire wood included). - Like all camping, everything that is brought in must leave with the guest (there is no garbage disposal and for extensive stays we can provide a pass to the local dump) - There is no cleaning provided between guests (no cleaning charge applied), for this reason we ask that you leave the tent in great shape for the next guests arriving. Failure to do so will result in additional fees. - Dogs are welcomed and we can even provide a dog bed on request, but we ask that you pick up after your dog and keep the dog off the beds. If there are other guests in the main cottage exploring the grounds; we just ask that you have a dog leash handy. - You must bring all the essentials, including your cookware and cooking utensils (given the lack of running water) - Guest must bring their own linens/sleeping bags. Pillows and extra blankets are provided. - Guests are encouraged to bring plenty of drinking water, wipes, paper towels, toilet paper and etc. - Buckhorn which is about a 5 min drive away has all the essentials, including a Foodland supermarket, convenience store, LCBO, a few restaurants including take out pizza. - The odd time, the guests may encounter the host and family on the grounds doing maintenance.
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Three Pines Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Buckhorn, ON
Welcome to Three Pines Retreat! We are so happy to be hosting you. Your campsite is high and dry, easy to access by car and has ample parking. The terrain is pink granite with soft spots for a tent or solid ground to park your trailer (sorry no hook ups or liquid waste removal). There's a picnic table, firewood and private toilet included. Whether you prefer to be in sun or shade, both are available at this site. As much as we are sheltered from the County road, traffic can be heard at times. There is so much to enjoy at our location... Jump on your favourite floatie and float your troubles away down the lazy river located just a short walk across the road at Kawartha Highlands Signature Park. If kayaking and canoeing are more your thing, you will be in awe of the beautiful scenery as you paddle along. This breathtaking park also offers self-guided tours of its history and landscape. Three Pines Retreat is surrounded by lakes and trails and is only 3 km from the picturesque town of Buckhorn. Forget something or feel like dining out? Buckhorn hosts an LCBO, grocery stores and restaurants overlooking the locks. Pizza Alloro will lure you in for a delectable slice and Main St. Bar and Grill offers delicious fare and live entertainment. If you know anything about Kawartha Dairy ice cream you will be sure to stop at Buckhorn Ice Cream Parlour for a tasty treat. Three Pines is just a 2 minute drive to Kawartha Winery and Belly's restaurant. The winery offers free tastings of its wonderful fruit wines and ciders and at certain times of the year they offer delicious wood-fired pizza. Belly's is known for it's creative casual dining and live entertainment and is located in the heart of Catalina Bay. Thank you for checking out Three Pines Retreat - your home away from home where you can forget all your troubles, rest and relax. We look forward to meeting you.
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The best camping near Emily Provincial Park guide

Overview

About

Nestled in the heart of the Kawarthas, Emily Provincial Park offers an idyllic escape with a plethora of activities for nature enthusiasts. From serene canoeing along the Pigeon River to vibrant biking trails, the park is a haven for outdoor adventures. Campers can revel in the lush campgrounds, boasting electrical hookups and private tent sites, ensuring a memorable stay amid the great Canadian outdoors.

Notable campgrounds

  • Hilltop Campground: Spacious sites amid rolling landscapes, perfect for families and tent trailers.
  • Cedars Campground: Offers a tranquil, tent-only camping experience, with radio-free zones for a peaceful retreat.
  • Circle Campground: Ideal for those seeking a mix of sun and shade, with ample space for various camping setups.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak season stays from May to October, to secure your preferred spot.
  • Consider mid-week camping for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies for last-minute openings.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your desired dates are not available.

When to go

The best time to visit Emily Provincial Park is between May 10 and October 15, when the park is fully operational and the landscape bursts into life. The fall season offers a spectacular display of colours, while the off-season promises quieter trails and a serene atmosphere.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's website for any alerts or closures before your visit.
  • Remember to pack for varying weather conditions, as the climate can change quickly.
  • Accessibility services are available; contact the park office for specific needs.
  • Facilities such as boat launches and the Park Store enhance your stay.
  • Respect the natural habitat by following the Leave No Trace principles.

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