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Privately Owned Campgrounds in Ontario

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In addition to the camping opportunities in provincial and national parks, there are an array of privately owned parks and campgrounds that offer various ways to stay that are both family-friendly and budget-friendly.

Find a Privately Owned Campground for Your Next Camping Adventure

Private campgrounds throughout Ontario vary in the experiences and amenities offered from clubhouses, restaurants, swimming pools and even waterparks to beautiful beaches, hiking trails and nature activities. Many private campgrounds offer family programs like movie nights under the stars.

Beyond the traditional campsites, you can find trailers, cabins and yurts for rent as well. Many privately owned campgrounds are perfect for the larger sized trailers or driving units with full-service sites that offer electrical, water and sewer hookups.

Visit Camping in Ontario, an association of privately owned campgrounds in Ontario to search for types of campsites, locations and amenities that suit your group.

KOA (Kampgrounds of America) is another great resource for privately owned campgrounds. There is a KOA membership for campers, where you can collect points that will offer you discounts for future camping trips.

In addition, if you still want to do more research to find that perfect privately owned campground, you can also visit the community or regional site close to where you want to visit, as they generally have a listing of campgrounds, as well as camping at local Ontario Parks and Conservation Areas with their accommodation listings.

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Southwest Ontario

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 Falls and Wine Country

Includes the communities of Twenty Valley, 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 to and near key cities that Oakville, Milton, Burlington Hamilton, Paris and Brantford.

Perth County

Includes St. Marys, Stratford, Milverton and Listowel.

Waterloo Region

Covers Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Elmira.

Greater Toronto Area

Extends beyond downtown Toronto to Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, East York, Mississauga and Brampton.

York, Durham and Headwaters

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

Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe

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

Kawartha and Northumberland

Borders Lake Ontario and extends up to Rice Lake, covering Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Campbellford, Port Hope and Cobourg.

South Eastern Ontario

Stretching along the St. Lawrence River from Prince Edward County to the Quebec border, and includes the communities of Picton, Kingston, Gananoque and Cornwall.

Ottawa and Countryside

The region extends along the banks of the Ottawa River from the city of Ottawa to the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley

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, Bancroft to the south and Haliburton to the North. Communities in Ottawa Valley include Barry’s Bay, Calabogie and Eganville. Lanark County is home to the towns of Perth, Almonte, Smith Falls and Pakenham.

Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park

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 extends into the heart of Northern Ontario.

Superior Country

From Thunder Bay on the north shore of Lake Superior, Superior Country stretches into 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.

Other Places to Camp in Ontario

Whether you're looking for seasonal or year-round campgrounds in Ontario, you can also reserve your next camping spot at Ontario Parks, Conservation Areas and National Parks throughout the province. Check out various campsites where you can set your tent, RV trailer or enjoy roofed accommodation such as cabins, yurts and cottages.

Last updated: November 25, 2022

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