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We are located on the Canadian Shield in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere, just outside the village of Battersea. Unique rock outcroppings run the length of this forested 4.5 acre property. Your campsite is nestled against a limestone cliff, just up the road from the beach and the boat launch. With walkable access to two lakes, Dog Lake and Loughborough Lake, you can enjoy swimm


We are located on the Canadian Shield in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere, just outside the village of Battersea. Unique rock outcroppings run the length of this forested 4.5 acre property. Your campsite is nestled against a limestone cliff, just up the road from the beach and the boat launch. With walkable access to two lakes, Dog Lake and Loughborough Lake, you can enjoy swimming at the sandy beach, boating or fishing. In the winter, try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or ice fishing. There are also a variety of hiking trails within walking distance!

Relax in the comfort of your Adirondack chairs around the campfire as you take in the brilliant starry night sky where the Milky Way is visible to the naked eye. A milkcrate of hardwood from our property is included in the price of your stay-additional firewood can be purchased for a nominal fee.

Pets are always welcome! Please respect the pet rules provided upon arrival and clean up after your furry friend.

Didn’t bring along cooking supplies? Enjoy a meal at our local pub in the village of Battersea, the Creekside Restaurant. Left something behind? The well stocked Sunbury Family Store or Ormsbee’s Mercantile have you covered. With a variety of local, home-baked goods and even an LCBO outlet nearby, you need only drive 7 minutes down the road to get whatever you require.

Historic Kingston, Canada‘s first capital, is only a 20-minute drive away. There you will find a variety of unique restaurants, museums, and historic sites to visit.

We are backcountry campers who want to share our love of the outdoors with seasoned campers and rookies alike. We really look forward to your visit! 

Come by, share a story, make a memory.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Lucas

Picturesque spot under the stars

Lucas K.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2021

It was a joy to camp with Carl & Carolyn. We found the place easily, even in the dark, and woke up to lovely hospitality. The camping area is a soft patch of grass with a deck, picnic table and fire pit, tucked away amidst pine trees. Highly recommended and we will happily return on another trip.

Hipcamper Kris

Comfortable space, excellent hosts

Kris B.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

This is a convenient, well-kept camping spot a short drive away from Frontenac Park. Carl & Carolyn are incredibly sweet and welcoming, and went out of their way to ensure I had everything I needed to enjoy my stay. It's near a roadway, but the area shuts down at night and there wasn'tany noise. If you'd rather have a wilderness experience, there is even a hiking trail that runs through a beautiful swath of Canadian Shield bedrock and forest that dominates the property, making it the perfect place to bring a hammock. Wonderful spot, highly recommend.

Hipcamper Gea

We loved our stay!

Gea S.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

Carl and Carolyn were amazing hosts! We loved our stay at the Sky Ridge. There is a beach down the street within walking distance where you can go swimming, have a picnic and go fishing. There is another lake by an Inn and Marina within a 5 minute drive where you can go fishing or rent a boat. Additionally, there are a lot of hiking trails in the area to explore including the one on Carl and Carolyn's property. We would like to return to the Sky Ridge and recommend others to experience it.

We loved our stay. It felt great to sleep under the stars.
Hipcamper Praveen

Great experience! relaxing getaway.

Praveen J.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

This was my first time camping and I had a great time! I know Carl personally - he's very friendly, helpful and has a lot of integrity. He took time out of his busy schedule to teach me the basics and help me get set up. The area was beautiful - with a lake to the left as you exit (if you want to go swimming.) Lots of soothing nature sounds and a nice star filled sky at night(with hammock to enjoy them on). It was a great experience that I would do again. 10/10, would highly reccomend!

Hipcamper Erin

Comfort/convenience meets rustic.

Erin T.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2021

Very personable hosts; nice clean site with enough amenities to feel comfortable without “glamping”. Short walk to either quaint town of Battersea or the beautiful Gilmour Point beach. Rocks, trees and nearby trails and rural farms are very scenic. Not “deep-woods” private, but no light polluting the Milky Way and lots of nature’s symphony!

Beautiful Frontenac Arch rock formations throughout Mill Creek trail. Mill Creek trail; enter by Church grounds in Battersea. We made a friend!Nice clean site, open from bush & mosquitos, safe fire pit and lots of firewood included.
Hipcamper Zeek
Zeek T.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2021

We had a great time at Carolyn and Carl’s campsite! The area is quite private, very easy to find, and gets a great amount of sun and shade. And they are such great hosts and lovely people! It was a very comfortable and relaxing evening. There is a road just on the other side of the trees that line the site, so if you want to feel like you’re deep in the forest, this may not be the best option for you. I would say this is more between that, and the privacy you get when you go car camping. Overall though, we would happily stay again.

Hipcamper Manoj

Great hosts, nice campsite!

Manoj S.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2021

Carl and Carolyn are just the loveliest couple and very gracious hosts. The campsite is right off the road and easy to access. The space was as advertised and we enjoyed our stay here. Carl showed us around and ensured we were comfortably settled in the campsite. The beach is just down the road with easy access. I would definitely recommend staying here and will be visiting myself again :)

Ideal motocamping spot!
Hipcamper Brenda

Not so private

Brenda M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 7th, 2021

Carl& Carolyn are very nice and attentive hosts. The campsite was a nice space however it is right next to a fairly busy road with fishermen going to the boat launch start early. If you are looking for seclusion this is not the spot as the site is pretty close to the hosts house.

Hipcamper Carl & Carolyn
Response from Carl & Carolyn, the Host, on August 11th, 2021

Hi Brenda, We are disappointed that you did not recommend us because the area is a popular location for boaters and the camp site is relatively close to the house. We have added to our photos to reflect the property layout more clearly based on your feedback. We have also refunded you a night of your stay. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer.

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Hipcamper Maggie
Maggie B.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2021

We had a fantastic stay at Sky Ridge Experience ! Couldn’t have asked for nicer hosts than Carl and Carolyn . They went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. The site was amazing. It was the perfect set up! The platform was a bonus to pitch our tent . We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast they prepared and we even got to pick our own eggs from their coop. We were also able to swim at the nearby lake from their home and hike around their property. The site was so cozy ,meticulous & private and Carl and Carolyn went above and beyond . Our only regret was not staying longer! This place is a hidden gem and I’m beyond happy we chose to stay there and will return .

Sky Ridge ExperienceOur siteHiking around propertyBeach on Dog Lake minutes away
Hipcamper Carl & Carolyn
Response from Carl & Carolyn, the Host, on August 11th, 2021

Hi Maggie, We are so pleased that you were happy with the site and your stay with us! We certainly enjoyed having you and your partner, and would love to host you again anytime! Also, thank you so much for the beautiful plant you gave us. It is growing well and we will take good care of it!

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