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Ontario is a vastly beautiful area of Canada. With lots of lakes and even the Lake Superior, there is plenty to see and do. Everything from big RV Resorts to more rural and humble areas, Ontario has you covered.

Parks

This section will be about places that have full hookup. It does not have to be parks per se but it does have to have a modern appeal to those who would live with water and electricity.

1. Niagara Falls KOA

Photo Courtesy of: Niagara Falls KOA

Rates (Day/Week/Month): Call for current price

Perks:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub/Sauna
  • Dog park
  • Mini golf
  • Pool
  • Niagara Falls
  • Drive-in theater
  • Dinner theater

This site is a part of the Kampgrounds of America (KOA). KOA campsites are meant for optimal modern RV camping. There is plenty here for you with a lot of great perks.

They provide full hookup for all kinds of RVs. They have back-in sites available.

This place really has a lot for you to experience. There are so many things to see around this place. You have the main attraction: Niagara Falls. Other places are close by for you to check out.

There is a dinner theater called “Oh Canada, EH?” That name is so funny. I love the self-referential humor. There is also a drive-in movie theater. I love those. Both of these theaters are fantastic date ideas. I highly recommend them.

As for the more common things, there is a mini golf area that you can pay to play. You can rent bikes as well. There is a dog park if you take your dog. I always look for places that have a dog-friendly environment.

To wind down, you can hit the pool or hot tub/sauna and maybe catch some dinner theater afterward.

2. Lagoon Tent and Trailer Park

Photo Courtesy of: Lagoon Tent and Trailer Park

Rates (Day/Week/Month): Call for current price

Perks:

  • Canoe/Kayak rental
  • Dog park
  • Mini Golf
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Beaches
  • ATV/UTV/Dirt bike friendly

The thing that I like most about Lagoon Tent and Trailer is how wooded it is. Canoeing here is a really calm experience.

The WiFi here is free but it is not very good. I would not come here if you are planning on using your phone a lot. They do have showers here that you can use so that is nice.

Some good things about this place are that they have a playground for the kids and some mini golf for a nice half hour of fun. They have some beaches you can take a stroll on. In the summer of 2019, they will be adding a new dog park which is a great addition to the whole place.

You can rent canoes and kayaks here. This place is one of the few places that I have seen advertises about being ATV/UTV/Dirt bike friendly. They do require that you present proof of insurance and sign a waiver before going out on your off-road vehicle.

3. 4 Seasons Trailer and Tent Park

Rates (Day/Week/Month): $55/$379/$675

Perks:

  • Swimming pool
  • Playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable
  • Horseshoes
  • Wagon rides

4 Seasons Trailer and Tent Park is the ultimate place to take your kids in an Rv in the Ontario area. Why? Because of all of the activities that they have.

Besides having modern conveniences, they have so many things available to keep your kids busy and outside. There is a pool which is great fun for the entire family.

There is a playground that will give hours of fun. Along with that are a softball area, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and bingo. A lot of these activities are also for adults, especially bingo. They provide wagon rides as well. You can call them and ask about the times and what the details are.

4 Seasons also have planned activities each weekend. These generally start happening when it starts to warm up. They have a calendar on their website that updates with activities.

4. Wawa RV Resort and Campground

Rates (per night): $45

Perks:

  • Private
  • Family-owned
  • Wawa Goose
  • Laundry
  • Scenic waterfalls
  • Showers
  • Heated pool
  • Fishing
  • Pull-through sites
  • Big rig friendly
  • Hiking

This place is technically rustic in style but I left in the parks area because it has a heated pool and showers which made this place feel not very rustic.

If you want modern perks and amenities with a quieter, rustic feel, Wawa RV Resort and Campground is something you will want to look into.

Wawa RV Resort has a full hookup for your RV with 30 amp electrical, water and sewer. The resort also provides warm showers and restrooms for you to use. Laundry is available if you need it.

This place is really accommodating to RVs as well with pull-through sites and big rig friendly areas.

There is plenty of fishing to do during the day. Hiking around here is beautiful. Take a hike around the Wawa Lake Beachfront Trail. There are plenty of other hikes as well around here.

Do NOT forget to check out the giant goose and take a picture with it. This is a must see if you are going to Wawa.

5. Kawartha Trails Resort

Rates (General Seasonal Fee): $2750

Perks:

  • Pool
  • Badminton net
  • Horseshoes
  • Recreation hall
  • WiFi
  • Playground

Kawartha Trails Resort lies in Peterborough which is in the southeastern part of Ontario. The Otonabee River is THE great attraction here. The Otonabee is a gorgeous river that you can watch flow on a nice quiet morning.

Out on the grass field that is horseshoes and a badminton net to be used for some sport. I love playing some sports with my family when I go camping.

Kawartha Trails Resort has a Recreation Hall which is essentially an old barn. They converted it into a place for activities that they hold throughout the months. They have a calendar of events that you can check out here.

There are dining areas if you have a big family meal. There are crafts you can make, bingo to play, TV, games, etc. If you need to do some work on your laptop, you can come in here and use the WiFi.

There is a playground area. This place really caters to families as you can see. They have a pavilion where they sing songs on Sunday afternoons. This is right up my alley because I love singing. Plus, it is a great experience to bring the family together.

6. Tomahawk Resort

Photo Courtesy of: Tomahawk Resort

Rates (Day/Week/Month): $65/$390/$1170

Perks:

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife
  • Houseboat rental

Tomahawk Resort is someplace you have got to see. The breathtaking view of the water is a must.

Let me tell ya, the sunsets here are to die for. I cannot get enough of them. You have to check them out. Along with that is the wildlife you will see. This place is picturesque. That’s all I can say.

You can rent houseboats for a stay on the water and away from people. You can fish here as well catching the classic Canadian fish such as walleye, pike, bass, muskie, etc. This place is a fisherman’s paradise.

Website: https://www.tomahawkresort.com/

7. Tall Pines Camp

Photo Courtesy of: Tall Pines Camp

Rates (per day): $50 per 2 adults

Perks:

  • Fishing
  • Bird hunting
  • Showers
  • Boating
  • Fire pits
  • Laundry
  • Beach

Tall Pines Camp is a great resort located on Wabaskang Lake. Like most places in Ontario, there is a lake to go fish in. This is another place that is great for fishing.

One thing I think that this camp excels in is that it has the docks for boating close to the cabins and RV areas. All the living quarters are either on the lakefront or very close.

They do have boats that you can use or you can bring your own. They have a concrete launch area to make it easy access to all who choose to bring their own boat.

You can go bird hunting here as well. Specifically, grouse hunting. The Perrault Falls area, which is near Wabaskang Lake, is a great area for grouse hunting.

If you have that itch to fish or hunt, give this place a look. Plus, you can’t beat that view.

8. Moosehorn Lodge

Rates (Day/Week/Month): Call for price quote

Perks:

  • Fishing
  • Ice fishing
  • Fire pits
  • Lake
  • Nearby golfing

Moosehorn Lodge is located near the scenic Lac Seul reservoir. This area is filled with fish and anglers to catch them. All the walleye you could ever want will be here in the water as well as others like the northern pike.

This lodge has a great view of the water. The sunsets are to die for. I would say this is worth checking out. There are 750,000 acres of water filled with all kinds of fish.

There are restaurants and shopping to be done around the lodge. If you are looking for a break from fishing, take a day on the green and play some golf.

There are fishing trips daily that you can go on. The experts will guide and show you the best spots around. This lake is absolutely beautiful. If you are looking to fish on your getaway, this is the place to do it.

9. Thunder Bay KOA

Rates (Day/Week/Month):

Perks:

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Mini Golf
  • Fishing
  • Dog Park

Near Lake Superior is this great place to stay. There are so many things surrounding this place like Kakabeka Falls, Ouimet Canyon, The Fort Williams Historical Park, etc.

Bring your dog along because there is a dog park for them. They are really dog-friendly and I appreciate that because I take my dog frequently with me wherever I go.

The pools here are heated saltwater so do not get it in your eyes. They recently put in a splash pad which for some reason kids just love. There are a driving range and some mini golf for a friendly, family competition.

There are tons of planned activities like hayrides. This place is great to take the whole family for some needed bonding time. There is something for everybody. I would highly suggest checking out Thunder Bay KOA when you are planning on going to Lake Superior.

Rustic

The more rustic kind of camping is that which does not always have a full hookup for the RV. Those would want to live off of what is around them or get away from the crowd should look into these places.

10. Bala Woodlands Tent and Trailer Campground

Rates (per week): $595

Perks:

  • Lake Medora
  • Hiking
  • Bala Woodlands
  • Beach
  • Picnic areas
  • Fishing
  • Nature viewing

If you are a fan of wooded areas, I would highly suggest going to the Bala Woodlands. There are 160 acres of trees along with grass fields of picnicking in. There is plenty of beach and sand to explore that hugs the water in the pristine Lake Medora.

This place does have hookups for your RV if you so desire. There is a 15 amp electric service and waste station available to you.

Fishing is a great time here. Anglers find themselves here catching largemouth and smallmouth bass. If you do not want to catch fish, catch some Zs taking a nice nap out on your boat or just sleeping in a hammock.

11. Birch Dale Lodge and Campground

Rates (Day/Week): $40/$200

Perks:

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Laundry
  • Picnic areas
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Golfing
  • Sheep farm shows

Birch Dale is known for its fishing on Eagle Lake. Because of the habitat, game fish are plentiful here. Some of the fish to be found are muskie, northern pike, lake trout, etc.

They have plenty of camping for different kinds of RVs including 5th Wheels. The RV sites come with full hookups if that is what you are looking for. There is a dumping station as well.

There are plenty of things to do at the lake like swimming and hiking. If you brought some food to grill up, there is a picnic area and firepits.

Dryden and the surrounding area have plenty to do year round. There are tons of parks to see. There is a recreation/arena complex in Dryden if you are looking to get some exercise.

There is plenty of shopping and activities to do around town and you will not run out. If you are into museums then I suggest the Dryden Historical Museum and the Airport and Seaplane Base.

Festivals abound here like the ScareCrow Festival and tournaments like the Walleye Masters Tournament. You are sure to have some fun events while you are here.

12. Glenview Cottages and Campground

Rates (Day/Week):

Perks:

  • Hiking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Big Rig friendly
  • Showers
  • Fire pits
  • Playground

Glenview Campground is a nice, clean area to put down for a weekend. They have some water and streams nearby that is great to spend some time pondering and thinking.

If you want to take your family here for a trip, it is a good getaway from the hustle and bustle. There are a pool and a lounge area with a pool table and some other places.

The hikes here are surrounded by the trees. During the spring and the summer, there are these bright colorful tones with the sun shining through them that makes the hikes just that much better.

13. Shady Pines Campground

Rates (per night): $48

Perks:

  • Wildlife
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pool
  • Sand volleyball
  • Horseshoes
  • Game Room

Shady Pines Campground is anything but shady. This is a quieter option that is oriented towards families. Nestled amongst the trees are the RV sites.

There is plenty of wildlife to see along the trails. Bird watching is something you will find yourself doing while hiking. I always suggest hiking wherever you go.

When your kids get bored of hiking there are plenty of other things to do. There is a pool here to cool off during the day and a game room for the kids when the later day rolls around. There are some events that the campground puts on during the warmer season.

One thing I love about this place is the sand volleyball courts. I love to play volleyball and it is so much better on the sand than a hardwood floor. Besides that, there is a horseshoes area and then a golf course nearby.

14. Ardoch Falls Wilderness Trailer Park

Rates (Day/Week/Month): Call for current price

Perks:

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Shower
  • Golfing nearby
  • Ardoch Falls

Ardoch Falls Wilderness Trailer Park is somewhere you go when you really want to get away from life and everything contained in life. There are big lots and private ones for you and your RV.

They really pride themselves on the private nature of this place. Each of the sites is spaced out and treed so as to give that feeling of truly being alone. I love this. Sometimes it is just nice to have a place to be alone.

There is a river to take a small boat out on. Take your dog for a stroll around the river. The falls are also something you do not want to miss here. It is not the biggest or the grandest but it is some falls and they are always great to see.

I suggest taking a canoe out here or a kayak and exploring the area. There is nothing better than exploring in a kayak. About 15 minutes away are a couple of golf courses for the golfers out there.

15. Amazing Rocky Park Campground

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Rates (Day/Week/Month): Call for current price

Perks:

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Pool
  • Recreation Hall

Amazing Rocky Park Campground is right out in the wooded forest near the Rocky Saugeen River. It is also close by a hydro-electric dam. There is a waterfall to check out as well.

This area is amazing and like in most places, there is fishing and hiking to be done. The trees here are great to look at and the canvas they provide is very comforting to a person like me who loves having trees around them.

Upstream of the dam is a wide area for swimming, boating and fishing. Spend your weekend or however long just floating and enjoying the water.

If you want to get away and you like to be surrounded by trees, this place has all of that. I mean it is literally covered and surrounded by trees. Look up some photos and you will see.

16. Wild Goose Lake Campground

Rates (Day/Week/Month): Call for current price

Perks:

  • Pet-friendly
  • Showers
  • Personalized service
  • Lake
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Laundry
  • Hiking
  • Yoga

Wild Goose Lake Campground is for traditionalists and for those who want to be in an RV but still be more remote. This place sits right on the water and it is a pretty good ways away from everything.

Before I start sharing about this place, one thing that I really appreciate about this place was that they showed you to where your campsite was. It was not like, “it is down the road and to the right.” No. They actually took us there and showed us.

Since this place is on the river, most of the sounds you will hear is the water and birds. Thinking about it just makes me smile. It is so calming and peaceful. I love it.

They even provide yoga instruction here during certain times. I mean how cool is that? they really want you to feel comfortable and calm while you are here. This is what I live for.

17. Canoe Lake Campground

Rates (seasonal): Call for current price

Perks:

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming

Canoe Lake has only seasonal campsites for your RV. But this area is beautiful to stay at anyways. Take your boat out for a ride to see what the area has to offer.

They recently installed washrooms and showers to make the experience better for those that come and enjoy their campground.

There are fish to catch here. Namely the pike and bass. Take a swim off the sandbar and enjoy the water on a hot summer day. The lake here is really clear so you can see fish if you know where to find them.

There are a couple of small towns around the area that have some places to eat and shop. I always enjoy the small town vibes and I always make a point to visit these places.

Related Questions:

Is it legal to camp on Crown land? Canadian citizens can camp for free up to 21 days in a calendar year on Crown land. Some areas are prohibited and if caught camping there, you will be fined.

What is a full hookup RV site? A full hook up is an RV spot with at least 30-amps of electricity, water supply and a dump station for gray and black water.