Ontario announced Stage 1 of reopening, meaning outdoor gatherings, non-essential retail, and overnight camping will be permitted. This also means, moving forward, campsites will be open — and just in time for summer!
Camping is one of the greatest ways to spend time with the ones you love, and the Collingwood area is a premier spot for exploring. From the homes for sale to the local dining and shopping, Collingwood has it all.
From the wilderness of Algonquin Park to sand beaches along the southern shore of Lake Erie, Ontario has everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. But before you pack up your tent and hit the road, make sure you’re prepared. From finding out which campground is the best for your needs to having the right gear to ensure your stay is safe and comfortable, read our picks for camping spots below and get your camping on.
Here are some best picks for campgrounds near Collingwood:
Craigleith Provincial Park
A short drive from Toronto, there’s a hidden gem of a provincial park just south of Collingwood: Craigleith Provincial Park. The park was formed in 1967 by Ontario Parks. Its 162 acres contain 172 campsites, perfect for camping, hiking, and picnicking. This park is one of the most popular parks in Ontario, with its expansive shoreline and variety of ecosystems all within a short distance of one another.
Canada’s largest beach town, Wasaga Beach, is located on the Georgian Bay, a body of water that stretches for 14 kilometres. The area is famous for its beautiful white-sand beaches and the lively, dynamic environment. With an average summer temperature of 20° C and long beaches, this hamlet draws thousands of visitors annually.
New Lowell Campground
A family campground located within a short drive to Barrie, this expansive park covers 147 acres of land and 46 acres of lake. The lake, Silver Birch Lake, splits the park into two separate areas. The campground boasts many amenities, including a clubhouse, a beach house for teens, and paddle boat and bike rentals on-site.
Note: This park is not for tent camping but for renting trailers and cottages.
Of course, there are many more wonderful campgrounds available in and around the area, all with their own charm. Which one is your favourite?