Hipcamp host Jen C.,
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Our best site for star gazing on an open peninsula, overlooking a shallow lake with three islands. This is beautiful Ontario walk in (approx. 600m) country camping on 55 acres.

Site features include: bench, small table, firepit, tent pad, canoe, small woodpile (fire bans excepted), bearhang for food AND we will Sherpa your gear out in an ATV when snow is gone.

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Our best site for star gazing on an open peninsula, overlooking a shallow lake with three islands. This is beautiful Ontario walk in (approx. 600m) country camping on 55 acres.

Site features include: bench, small table, firepit, tent pad, canoe, small woodpile (fire bans excepted), bearhang for food AND we will Sherpa your gear out in an ATV when snow is gone.

Local wildlife includes: deer, turtles, owls, falcons and other abundant birds. Come hear the woodpeckers in spring! The beavers, frogs and whippoorwills are especially active in the evenings at dusk.

Enjoy the hike to privacy on our meandering trail to your beautiful site. Pets are welcome to come along! We can provide a sled for you to haul your gear in winter. 

We have two other sites: Pine Solitude and Meadow Bluff

(For more reviews of our property, see Pine Solitude)

50 minutes from Kingston,

2 hours from Ottawa,

3 hours from Toronto

Need groceries? There is a corner store @10 minutes North in Parham as well as further South in Verona. We are also close to the Depot lakes, Echo Lake, Eagle Lake, Long Lake and Sharbot Lake.

ATTENTION STARGAZERS ! The site is located in a DARK ZONE with excellent star gazing opportunities. The milky way and meteor showers are visible on clear nights. Nature lovers like it too for it's quiet natural beauty. Meteor showers etc (peak dates 2021)

Draconid - Oct 9-10

Orionid - Oct 21-22 (full moon on the 20th)

Northern Taurid - Nov 11-12

Leonid - Nov 16-17

Partial Lunar Eclipse - Nov 19

Andromedid - Nov 25-26

Geminid - Dec 13-14 (full moon on the 18th)

Ursid - Dec 20-21

Lyrid - Apr 2022

Delta Aquarid - July 28-29

Perseid - Aug 11-12

The Perseid Meteor Shower, the northern hemisphere’s finest annual display of ‘shooting stars’, peaks during the overnight hours of August 11th & 12th.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Hike in
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Jen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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CA$25
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Coleman Propane 2 Burner Stove

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Tent (8 person) - Rental/Setup

Tent will be setup and waiting for you upon arrival.

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Screen house 10'x10' - Rental/setup

Portable screen house will be setup and waiting for you upon arrival.

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Tent (2 children) - Rental/Setup

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Snowshoes for rent

Ladies and gents

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Tarps

Various tarps of various sizes plus rope for securing.

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Goods

Dry goods pickup.

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Firewood bundle

Per additional bundle of firewood (assuming no fire bans).

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Power Box

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Bottled water 15L

Delivered to your site

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Public boat launches nearby at: Echo Lake, 4th Depot Lake, Long Lake, Eagle Lake, 2nd Depot Lake.

Fishing

Public boat launches nearby at: Echo Lake, 4th Depot Lake, Long Lake, Eagle Lake, 2nd Depot Lake.

Hiking

On our property or visit Depot Lakes conservation area (only 10km away) https://www.quinteconservation.ca/en/outdoor-spaces/res...Read more

Swimming

Swimming nearby: Echo Lake (5 min dr), 4th Depot Lake (7min), Eagle Lake (15min), Long Lake (20min)

Biking
Paddling
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Big Sky Solitude! in Ontario.

Forest
Lake
Field
Wetlands

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Hipcamper Praneeta

A perfect escape into the woods

Praneeta M.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2021

We stayed for couple nights.
The site itself is very large and completely private. We usually don't let our dog wander off because she is not stranger friendly but there wasn't anyone to be seen so she got to explore through the woods.
Our site had it's own outhouse, covered for rain and some privacy so that was a huge plus so we didn't really have to worry about running into anyone or more importantly going after some stranger...
Brian helped us get all our stuff to the site which was a great help because we had a lot of stuff and also there is a canoe by the site which you can take into the lake. It was such a bliss.
We mainly went for Draconids but unfortunately there was a complete cloud cover and we couldn't even see the moon. But I am definitely going back because the location is perfect for any stargazer. It was completely dark and perfect for a non cloudy day.
Also Brian is a wonderful host and was very kind to give us a little bit of insight into what goes into managing such a wonderful piece of land.
Quick tip: If your furry friend does wander into the woods make sure you check them for ticks - so glad Brian warned us. Our dog gets tick prevention but because it's literally the woods and there are deer (we spotted a couple) you have to be careful - we found a couple on her and she also managed to get a couple on us - so please check yourself too.
I can't wait to go back. It was such a wonderful experience.

Outhouse with a view - also very clean and privateAll the woods your furry buddy would like to exploreNice variation of stone and treesMushrooms and many more mushrooms
Hipcamper Jen
Response from Jen, the Host, on October 13th, 2021

Thanks for the great photos! Hope to see you again soon.

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Hipcamper Shirin
Shirin S.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2021

My gang and I had the absolute best time at Bushwood!! Surrounded by so much beautiful wooded area, there was lots to explore - my dog loved it!! Our hosts were super nice and made sure we had everything we needed, and the best part is the site came with a canoe that we took full advantage of on the lake our site was overlooking! A+, would absolutely come back!

Hipcamper EMMA

Amazing site and surrounding area!

Emma B.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2021

What a beautiful campsite at Big Sky! Great open space on Canadian Shield, amazing star gazing!!! The hosts are lovely! Jen and her father gave great tips on the best places to swim and had firewood and a bunch of supplies if we needed anything. Be prepared for a short walk to and from the campsite but they will ATV your stuff in and out of the site upon arrival/departure. It’s situated on a beautiful marsh that you can take for a canoe ride but not good for swimming. However there’s some extremely accessible, local lakes around the area. We were there for two days and saw three different beaches, all of them nice. The drive in to their property was out of a fairytale. We spotted deer, turtles and bunnies on the gravel path. It’s truly a dreamy place!!!!

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Hipcamper Shirin S.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2021
Hipcamper Miranda B.
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August 18th, 2021
Property
Bushwood!
State
Ontario
Country
Canada
CA$45/night
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