Two young girls toast marshmallows by a campfire.

Kawartha Lakes | Fred Thornhill, Kawarthas Northumberland

Privately owned campgrounds and RV parks in Ontario

Two young girls toast marshmallows by a campfire.

Kawartha Lakes | Fred Thornhill, Kawarthas Northumberland

In addition to provincial and nationally run parks and conservation areas in Ontario, an array of RV parks and campgrounds are owned and managed by individuals or families.

Private campgrounds vary in the experiences and amenities they offer. Typically, family-oriented and budget-friendly, amenities can range from clubhouses and restaurants to swimming pools and even waterparks. Many are located near beaches, hiking trails and nature activities and may even provide family programs like arts and crafts and movie nights.

Beyond the traditional tenting campsites, find privately owned campgrounds throughout Ontario that cater to RVs, larger-sized trailers or driving units with full-service sites that offer electrical, water and sewer hookups. Some campgrounds will also provide trailers, cabins and yurts for rent.

Find a privately owned campground or RV park

Book your site at a privately owned campground or RV park well in advance.

Camping in Ontario

Camping in Ontario is an association of privately owned campgrounds in Ontario. With over 350 campgrounds represented, it is one of the best resources to help you find the perfect site for your next camping adventure.

Search for full season or overnight sites for RVs and tent camping and further narrow your search by location and amenities.

Kampgrounds of America (KOA)

KOA is another great resource for privately owned campgrounds.

There are over a dozen KOA properties across Ontario, from Niagara Falls to Brighton to Thunder Bay.

The KOA membership for campers allows you to collect points to receive discounts on future camping trips.

Search for more campgrounds and RV parks by region

Local tourism websites are another great resource for finding private and public camping opportunities.

Browse the list of campgrounds and RV parks, as well as information about camping at local Ontario Parks and Conservation Areas at the following destinations:

Southwestern Ontario

This region extends from Windsor and Pelee Island up along the east shore of Lake St. Clair and the southern shore of Lake Huron to Grand Bend and east towards Woodstock. To its south, it follows the shoreline of Lake Erie from the Detroit River east past the mouth of Grand River at Port Maitland.

Niagara Region 

This area includes the communities of Niagara Benchlands, St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, the city of Niagara Falls and Fort Erie along Niagara’s South Coast.

Hamilton, Halton and Brant

Campgrounds are available around the picturesque Lake Ontario shoreline and the Grand River, as well as near key cities like Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Hamilton, Paris and Brantford.

Perth County

This area includes St. Marys, Stratford, Milverton and Listowel.

Waterloo Region

This region covers Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Elmira.

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

This area extends beyond downtown Toronto to Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, East York, Mississauga and Brampton.

York, Durham and Headwaters

This region includes the communities of Orangeville, Caledon, Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Oshawa, Uxbridge and Port Perry.

Bruce, Grey and Simcoe

This area stretches from Lake Huron’s east shore along the south coast of Georgian Bay and across the north end of Lake Simcoe. It includes Kincardine, Tobermory, Owen Sound, Town of The Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga and Barrie.

Kawarthas and Northumberland

This region borders Lake Ontario and extends up to Rice Lake, covering Peterborough, the City of Kawartha Lakes, Campbellford, Port Hope and Cobourg.

Southeastern Ontario

Stretching along the St. Lawrence River from Prince Edward County to the Quebec border, this area includes the communities of Picton, Kingston, Gananoque and Cornwall, as well as the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

Ottawa Region

This region extends along the banks of the Ottawa River and around the city of Ottawa.

Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley

This area stretches from Haliburton across the south edge of Algonquin Provincial Park to the Ottawa Valley in the east and extends down roughly to just below Highway 7. Communities in Haliburton Highlands include Minden and Bancroft to the south and Haliburton to the north. In Ottawa Valley, find Barry’s Bay, Calabogie and Eganville. Lanark County is home to the towns of Perth, Almonte, Smith Falls and Pakenham.

Algonquin Park, Muskoka and Parry Sound

From Georgian Bay to Algonquin Park, key cities in this area include Huntsville, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Parry Sound.

Northeastern Ontario

This region spans from Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron across the Great Sudbury Area and North Bay on Lake Nipissing, up towards the James Bay shoreline.

Algoma Country

From Sault Ste. Marie in the north corner of Lake Huron, this area extends up the shoreline of Lake Superior and into the heart of Northern Ontario.

Superior Country

From Thunder Bay on the north shore of Lake Superior, Superior Country stretches into the remote lakes and wilderness of Northern Ontario.

Sunset Country

This region encompasses the far northwest corner of Ontario and includes Kenora and Lake of the Woods.

Last updated: April 18, 2024

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