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Explore Camping in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Campers of all kinds are enjoying immersing themselves in the natural beauty of Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

There’s something about camping that harkens back to simpler times. In Peterborough & the Kawarthas you can immerse yourself in the great outdoors – whether you’re into creature comforts or roughing it in the wilderness.

Looking for a more civilized experience? Check out our campgrounds that include washrooms, showers, laundry and dishwashing stations. Taking a piece of home on the road with your own RV or trailer? There’s many fun places to park, get setup and go exploring. And if you’re into the thrill of the truly rustic you’re going to love the backcountry here. Unsure where to begin? Check out the Ontario Private Campground Association’s Camping In Ontario guide here.

Urban camping

Want to get the camping experience without venturing out into the backwoods? Beavermead Campground in Peterborough is the spot for you. An experience that blends a night in a tent with the ability to go out for dinner downtown, Beavermead is located in a prime location in Peterborough. Situated along Little Lake, you can venture along the water towards the Art Gallery, go upstream and see the lift locks, or simply hop in the lake for a swim. The campground boasts 95 campsites, 77 of which have electricity and water services. A great getaway in the city for you and your family!

Along the Trent Severn (Douro Lock OTENTiks)

Travelling along the Trent-Severn Waterway this summer? Whether you’re on foot, on bike, or on water, why not stop in at one of many locks along the way and set up for the night! Camping at a lock along the Trent-Severn is a unique experience that will give you the chance to stay right by the water, chat with the lockmasters, and wave at passing boats as you roast marshmallows over the fire. There is also the opportunity to utilize overnight mooring at the locks! This is a great low cost overnight stay, secure a mooring permit from the lock and you’re set to enjoy a night on the water.

Private RV Camping at Resorts

Bring the trailer down to one of our beautiful RV Camping Resorts in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Check out Bailey’s Bay, a great RV camping resort situated along Chemong Lake. Bailey’s Bay offers sensational scenery, and an abundance of amenities for you and your family. Another great spot to pop up the trailer is Shady Acres, located along the northern shores or Rice Lake. Spend the day on the water fishing, or relaxing by the pool! Or choose from another of our many RV Camping Resorts, any getaway in Peterborough & the Kawarthas is one that will leave you with memories for years to come!

Back Country Camping at Kawartha Highlands

Tent: Check. Hiking Boots: Check. Canoe: Check. Sense of Adventure: Yup! Let’s go.

Head out into the beautiful backcountry of Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park for a camping experience you won’t ever forget. See an abundance of wildlife, and get in touch with nature while enjoying a camping trip that accommodates skill levels from beginner to advanced along many different canoe routes. Don’t miss out on the chance to dive into one of the many beautiful crystal clear lakes that Kawartha Highlands boasts either.

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