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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Hygieia Wellness

1 site · Tent110 acres · 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’ll never forget!
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BAM’s Spanish Riviera

5 sites · Lodging, Tents400 acres · Greater Sudbury, ON
Nestled between Sudbury and Manitoulin Island, BAM’s Spanish Riviera boasts protected woodlands along the mighty Spanish River. A former eco-tourism basecamp, BAM’s 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 · Lodging27 acres · 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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CoLa's Retreat

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres · 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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Fieldview

1 site · Tent1 acre · 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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Farm, With Everything. All Welcome.

10 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Greater Sudbury, ON
Willow Lane Farm is a Heritage Breed Poultry farm that runs a small rescue/sanctuary for livestock.   The Main farm is situated on 60 acres which backs onto crown land.  There's open fields, forest, wetlands and paddocks full of all sorts of animals.  Towards the back, there's several small ponds and a river that runs through the property.  Located in the north east corner of Sudbury, in the town of Hanmer, Ontario.  Sudbury is known as the Blueberry Capitol.  The small mining town has grown into a good sized city which is situated in a crater.  It's prime location is a haven for geologists, blueberry pickers, snowmobilers, and fishermen. With over 50 lakes close by, and lots of ATV/sled trails, it's a great recreational place with lots to do or sit back and enjoy the peaceful scenery.Learn more about this land:Welcome to our family-friendly farm! We are open year-round and are located in Hanmer, Ontario in the Greater Sudbury area. While staying with us, we encourage you to take a farm tour, try the petting zoo or take a pony ride.With over 60 acres of farmland, our private and secluded campsites are level and are ideal for any type of camping, from tents to large RVs and everything in between, we can accommodate anyone looking to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. The property offers flat farm fields that back onto wooded areas with a river, pond, and nearby hiking trails!Firewood and a firepit are provided and if you are planning on cooking we have pots and pans upon request. If you need water please feel free to fill up at the house. We also have an outhouse on site.30 lakes are within a half-hour drive, great for fishing! Sudbury is in a crater, so there are lots of interesting rocks to see if geology interests you. We also have many trail plans for ATV and snow machines (permits required). Seasonal blueberry picking is also available on-site. We are only 10 minutes away from the Train Museum, a must-see while in the area!Pets on leash are always welcome.We look forward to hosting you!
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Sweet Oasis

1 site · RV2 acres · South Baymouth, ON
Living close to Georgian Bay, I’ve always wanted a waterfront property and I always believed in my heart that I will be blessed with one someday. After our family’s first camping trip to Manitoulin Island, my husband and I fell in love with “Spirit Island” 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’s 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’s awesome creations! 🙂💕
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Tent Camping by the Lake.

1 site · Tent300 acres · 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! Please be advised that the road in requires your vehicle to have some room for clearance. 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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Rusty's Red Deer Lake Getaway

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Sudbury, ON
Looking for a place to get away from the chaos of your everyday life? Need a quiet place to unwind? Book Rusty's Red Deer Lake Getaway. What's included? An offgrid rustic style bunkie that sleeps 2 in the loft (double mattress), 1 comfortably on the sofa pullout, and one more small person on the chair that turns into a small cot. Please bring your own pillows, however clean sheets and warm blankets are provided. Rusty also provides cooking pots, pans, dishes, and eating utensils, along with a small amount of non-potable water to clean hands and dishes. Firepit with cooking grate is available for hipcampers. Outdoor cooking only. Wood can be provided as requested. Please do not cut from property. A small hiking trail on the property will lead you to Rustys favorite hangout, Red Deer Lake. The trail is a bit of a challenge with many obstacles so please use caution and take your time. Those who rent kayaks or pedal boat will have their vessel waiting for them at this location. Please say "Hi" to Rusty when passing by on your hike to Red Deer Lake. Trails for atv/utvs or others looking for a longer adventure are available a short walking distance off site. Message for further details. A cedar and pine outhouse is available. This outhouse contains a composting toilet that is emptied between stays. This keeps odors down.
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Sweet Oasis

1 site · RV2 acres · Little Current, ON
Sweet Oasis is a private camping getaway. Tranquil & serene campsite provides you with a beautiful waterfront view. RV-only campsite (dry camping). Forest, mature trees, birds & wildlife. Enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, biking, campfires & little adventures. Sweet memories await you.🙂
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Shannon C.’s Land

4 sites · RVs, Tents113 acres · 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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Trapper's Alley

4 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Alban, ON
Beautiful and secluded 80-acre parcel in French River featuring heavily wooded areas, swamp, and marshland. The parcel features easy access with many great sites on grass and Canadian Shield to park and set up. The property features a historic circa 1900's Trapper's cabin that we're renovating to be available for cabin stays in the future. We are still in the process of cutting trails and love for our guests to be a part of that process - so feel free to explore the property and let us know what you find! In the French River area there are many great things to do nearby - such as visiting the public beaches, going for ATV tours, paddling, and hiking.
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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’ll see why. Set along Georgian Bay, Killarney is one of Ontario’s most striking outdoor destinations and one of its most-visited provincial parks. Day-hike “The Crack” 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’s 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’s 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—come 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’s 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 ‘n’ 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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