Privately owned campgrounds in Ontario
In addition to the camping opportunities provided by 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 they offer—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 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. The KOA membership for campers allows you to collect points in order to receive discounts on 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.
These will generally provide a listing of campgrounds, as well as information about camping at local Ontario Parks and Conservation Areas with associated accommodation listings.
Search for private campgrounds on local tourism sites
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.
This area 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.
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.
This area includes St. Marys, Stratford, Milverton and Listowel.
This region covers Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Elmira.
This area extends beyond downtown Toronto to Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, East York, Mississauga and Brampton.
This region includes the communities of Orangeville, Caledon, Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Oshawa, Uxbridge and Port Perry.
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.
This region borders Lake Ontario and extends up to Rice Lake, covering Peterborough, the City of Kawartha Lakes, Campbellford, Port Hope and Cobourg.
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.
This region extends along the banks of the Ottawa River from the city of Ottawa to the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.
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, 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.
From Georgian Bay to Algonquin Park, key cities in this area include Huntsville, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Parry Sound.
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.
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.
From Thunder Bay on the north shore of Lake Superior, Superior Country stretches into the remote lakes and wilderness of Northern Ontario.
This region encompasses the far northwest corner of Ontario and includes Kenora and Lake of the Woods.
Other places to camp in Ontario
Check out various campsites where you can set up your tent, park your RV trailer or enjoy roofed accommodation such as cabins, yurts and cottages.
Last updated: September 12, 2023