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The best camping near Killarney Provincial Park

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

Camp, hike, and paddle amid distinctive pink granite rocks in this forested park.

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BAM鈥檚 Spanish Riviera

5 sites 路 Lodging, Tents400 acres 路 Greater Sudbury, ON
Nestled between Sudbury and Manitoulin Island, BAM鈥檚 Spanish Riviera boasts protected woodlands along the mighty Spanish River. A former eco-tourism basecamp, BAM鈥檚 Spanish Riviera offers restored 1920s cabins or a tent site, use of authentic wood-burning sauna, great paddling, and lastly but not leastly--nature immersion in a low-tech, eco-friendly setting.
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The Kicking Mule Guest Ranch

1 site 路 Lodging27 acres 路 Little Current, ON
Upon a hill within Manitoulin Island along Highway #6 sits over 25 acres that houses an old time ranch and western feel. A Horse Riding Stable steps away next door. You can find yourself mingling with farm animals such as chickens, babydoll sheep, rabbits and more. Outdoor covered community kitchen is available.
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Tent Camping by the Lake.

1 site 路 Tent300 acres 路 Little Current, ON
Learn more about this land:Come camp on the rocky shores of Long Lake.It is a private location surrounded by the natural beauty of Northern Ontario. You will be surrounded by the water and forest. It is a perfect spot to pitch a tent and get back to nature! You can pitch your tent very close to the water or choose to camp in the beautiful open field!聽Please be advised that the road in requires your vehicle to have some room for clearance.聽You will be immersed in nature but still less than 10 minutes from a small town with amenities such as a gas station, grocery store, and restaurants. The area is known for its hunting and fishing, agriculture, and friendly residents. Looking forward to hosting you!
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Shannon C.鈥檚 Land

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents113 acres 路 Little Current, ON
Learn more about this land:Walk to your oasis, enjoy the sunrise and the sunset from the site! Choose from 4 different sites ideal for tent and trailer/RVs up to 29 feet camping. This is a pull-in site that will require some leveling. Campfires are permitted within local regulation and pets are welcome. There is no toilet onsite, please plan accordingly. Only minutes to many lakes, where there is fishing available. Near a provincial park with many hiking trails. Less than a mile to the river where the fishing and kayaking is spectacular. Close to a small town with anything you could ever need.
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Hygieia Wellness

1 site 路 Tent110 acres 路 Espanola, ON
A perfect place for nature enthusiasts and avid hikers! Please read entire instructions/ description to ensure our property is geared towards your needs! This property is intended for backcountry campers. 110 acres of mixed forest with West River running through the property. The property is on both sides of HWY 6, with approximately 80 acres on the west side backing onto crown land and a trestle bridge. There is also one tagged/ marked trail that leads to a cold spring on this side of the property. This trail is located behind the shipping container and is about 100m up the drive way to the right. This trail is steep and skilled hiking is required, it is about 1.5km long. Please let it be known that this trail is not perfectly groomed, you will need proper hiking apparel. The property is virtually untouched and we would like to keep it that way. Swimming or Drinking the water is not recommended. USE AT OWN RISK. You will know when you have arrived when you see the white Hygieia Wellness banner and 40 foot shipping container (which will become a rentable tiny home soon enough! stay posted). We have NO specifically designated campsites available for tent campers but anywhere on the property is fair game. The ONLY area to park is at the entrance before the shipping container. You will not be able to park near your campsite unless you choose to set up on the paved path. We have a short paved path designated for Trailer/ RV campers (size may be an issue) the turn is tight coming off the highway. This paved way is meant for car parking as well. Campfires are permitted in an open and safe setting. Please be mindful as to whether or not a fire ban is in effect. Pets welcome! The east side of the property is about 30 acres with the calmer part of the West River running through it, headed towards Whitefish Falls. Portaging access to Nellie Lake is possible. Known for good pickerel fishing! This property is loaded with beautiful wildlife, rock ridges, hemlock woods, mushroom foraging and advanced hiking opportunities. There are minimal distinct trails and it is important you have intermediate hiking skills. The only way to cross the river is by walking beside the highway guardrails or by crossing the trestle bridge located near the back of the property on the west side. You can access the east side of the property from Widgawa Rd. This location is completely off the grid, there is little to no service, there are no permanent structures or bathroom facilities. This property is located 12 minutes from all the amenities located in Espanola. Please do not litter on the property, we want to keep our forest as clean as possible! We hope you have a wicked stay and make great memories you鈥檒l never forget!
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Fieldview

1 site 路 Tent1 acre 路 Little Current, ON
Fieldview is a really special place that we want to share with all of you- - we have organic kitchen gardens, fruit trees, unique buildings (a small cabin with a traditional Russian trimwork, aka "gingerbread house on steroids", a unique cordwood outhouse), an apiary and a friendly habitat for all living beings. We love nature and live a simple, minimalist lifestyle, growing our own food, caring for our Mother Earth and creating beautiful things that last. Located on a quarter acre of land, tucked into a corner of a hay field, surrounded by fields, forests, and hedgerows, there is a house, cabin, woodworking shop, and a few outbuildings. We have plenty of lawn space if you want to play ball or just lay on the grass! We have a fire-pit, a spot to spread a blanket under a big White Pine or relax in a hammock in the shade of the two Balsam firs. The campsite has an electrical cord available for you phone/computer charging needs. There is a kitchen table and a few chairs for you and your family to enjoy outdoor meals and drinks. We have just built a brand new composting toilet equipped with a little sink (we provide hand towels, toilet paper and soap) and outdoor shower with COLD running water. We are working on having hot water available - please be patient with us! We ask not to smoke on the property (no tobacco, cigarettes, marijuana or vaping), please go for a walk on the road if you need to have a smoke. Clean up and pack all your garbage. We have a very social outdoor cat that would likely spend days with you. He is very, very interested in food and can not control himself, just be aware that he might steal and chew through bags. We specifically provided a plastic bin for you to cat-proof all your food. PLEASE NOTE: There is an ongoing fire ban on Manitoulin Island - no open fires or fireworks. Camp stoves are allowed.
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CoLa's Retreat

2 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres 路 Chelmsford, ON
Both sites open on May 17, 2024 1. The Lily Pad is a semi-private site by the water (for tent or small trailer). It does not have running water or access to hot water. 2. The Firefly Lane is a 30-foot camper in a private site surrounded by trees. It has running water and hot water. For both sites : - Lake access and dock are shared with owners and other campers. - Dive off dock for swimming! - Flat land - Firepit for cooking or entertainment (wood is $20/box). - Kayaks are available for rent with life jackets. ($20) - Canoe available for rent with life jackets. ($20) - BBQ grill with propane available ($20) - Generator available ($20) - Walking trails. - Toilet available. Perfect summer spot, family-friendly, pet-friendly.
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Cathedral Forests

1 site 路 Tent112 acres 路 Tehkummah, ON
The Stone Hedge camping spot is located on a beautiful 112 acre property, a 7 minute drive from Tehkummah town centre, and 15 minutes from the ferry. The ecosystem includes mature sugar maple forest, evergreen forest, Niagara escarpment and the river Manitou running through it. There are also numerous maintained well-marked trails to explore. You can find a map of the property with trails among the photos of this listing.
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cabin dot calm

3 sites 路 Lodging10 acres 路 Billings, ON
Learn more about this land: Enjoy the outdoors on our 10 acres of heaven! If you're looking for somewhere to unplug you've come to the right place. Our cabin is off grid and dry. We have solar to light up your nights and a large screened in porch to sit in, chill and listen to Mother Nature's orchestra each night before going off to bed. Next to the cabin is a bunkie that sleeps three. This too has solar lighting and a mini generator. Have you ever showered in the forest? Now's your chance. Heat up the water bladder and enjoy your hot shower in the woods. ***COMING SOON***Our second spot is so secluded it has it's own path. Follow the winding road down to our newest addition, "the Ulley". This bunkie has double doors on the front with a funky eclectic vibe that will bring some back to their childhoods :) Here too you can shower in the forest and be one with Mother Nature. We have a plethera of beautiful beaches for the sun worshippers and incredible hiking trails for those who love to be on the move. There is truly something for everyone on the island!
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Cedar Shores

1 site 路 Lodging3 acres 路 Kagawong, ON
Beautiful secluded 3 acre waterfront oasis. Enjoy an off the grid stay on the North Channel of Manitoulin Island. Central lodging contains a cooking, sleeping and lounging area. Enjoy a wood burning stove on cooler evenings or as a heat source during cooler months. Avid and amateur fishers alike can enjoy catching Salmon, Bass, Pike and Lake Trout right out front on 290ft of waterfront. Perfect lake access for any kind of water sports, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, windsurfing. Access to the North Cannel one of top fresh water boating destinations in the world. Take in the beautiful night sky's sitting around the outdoor fire pit, roasting marshmallows, and making snores along with great memories. Many great off site activities are available as well. Picturesque Bridal Vale Falls only 8 minute drive away located in Kagawong. In Kagawong you'll find a weekly market, a gallery, chocolate factory, nostalgic candy store and much more. If hiking and breath taking views are your thing then the 20 minute drive to the Cup and Saucer trail is completely worth the drive. You do not want to miss this opportunity to connect with nature and take a trip back to a simpler time and place on beautiful Manitoulin Island.
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Sweet Oasis

1 site 路 RV2 acres 路 South Baymouth, ON
Living close to Georgian Bay, I鈥檝e always wanted a waterfront property and I always believed in my heart that I will be blessed with one someday. After our family鈥檚 first camping trip to Manitoulin Island, my husband and I fell in love with 鈥淪pirit Island鈥 and decided to find our own special place. Around Thanksgiving weekend of 2019, after several trips back and viewing a dozen properties, our search for a land was finally over and our wish came true. God was and is indeed faithful and in His own sweet time, has blessed us with a beautiful land. It has been quite a journey and with God鈥檚 grace, our place has been such a Sweet Oasis! It is our hope and prayer that we can share our blessings of this land to everyone who loves nature and respect God鈥檚 awesome creations! 馃檪馃挄
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Executive Trailer by the Water

1 site 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Northeastern Manitoulin And The Islands, ON
Learn more about this land:Beautiful treed lot on Manitoulin Island, nestled inside Silver Birches Resort.聽Hiking, paddling, fishing, swimming, and much more. We are right on Honora Bay!!!!The trailer comes with a kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms.We are taking bookings as follows:Monday (check-in 2 pm) to Friday (check out 11 am)Friday (check-in 2 pm) to Sunday (check out 11 am)*can add Sunday to either booking. We are organizing our bookings so that our guests can book weekly and/ on weekends.We look forward to hosting you.
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The best camping near Killarney Provincial Park guide

Overview

About

The early 20th-century Canadian landscape artists known as the Group of Seven captured the wind-swept pines, granite ridges, and white quartzite peaks of the La Cloche Mountains across this region, and if you trek the hiking trails or go paddling across the lakes of Killarney Provincial Park, you鈥檒l see why. Set along Georgian Bay, Killarney is one of Ontario鈥檚 most striking outdoor destinations and one of its most-visited provincial parks. Day-hike 鈥淭he Crack鈥 for awesome views, check out the pink granite along the Chikanishing Trail, plan a backpacking adventure on the 80-kilometer La Cloche Silhouette Trail, go canoeing on Bell Lake, or follow canoe routes into the backcountry.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for family-friendly camping: George Lake Campground is a car-camping area with washrooms and showers.
  • Best for tent campers: Blue Heron Circle at George Lake Campground
  • Best for backcountry camping by canoe: Killarney鈥檚 183 backcountry wilderness sites

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Reserve campsites in Killarney Provincial Park up to five months in advance through Ontario Parks online reservations service. And book early! Since this is one of Ontario鈥檚 most-visited parks, the year-round car-camping sites and yurts at George Lake Campground fill up early, as do the backcountry sites reachable on foot or by canoe.
  2. Hikers can reserve specific campsites along the La Cloche Silhouette hiking trail. Paddlers reserve a particular zone or lake area to camp in each night, but the specific campsites within that area are first-come, first-served.
  3. George Lake Campground becomes a walk-in area from late November until early May, when campers haul gear to their sites or yurts on park-provided toboggans.

When to go

With mild days and crisp nights when the trees turn red and gold, September and October are the best months to visit Killarney Provincial Park. July and August are warmer, though normally more crowded, especially on weekends. In spring and early summer, mosquitoes and black flies can be fierce鈥攃ome prepared with repellent and protective clothing. The park and George Lake Campground stay open year-round for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and camping, although washrooms close in winter.

Know before you go

  1. From the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 69), it鈥檚 67 kilometres to Killarney Provincial Park along Highway 637, which has a gas station but limited services.
  2. The tiny town of Killarney has a general store, a couple of pubs, and a legendary fish 鈥榥鈥 chips stand. For a broader selection of groceries, shop in Parry Sound to the south or Sudbury to the north.
  3. Near the park entrance, Killarney Outfitters stocks camping gear, rents kayaks and canoes, and offers trip-planning and outfitting services. Other Ontario outfitters can organize multi-day backcountry canoeing trips or backpacking adventures as well. The Friends of Killarney Park sell detailed maps of hiking trails and canoe routes for backcountry trip planning.

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