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10 Awesome Campsites Near Ottawa

With the beautiful weather we have had so far this summer, residents of Ontario are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors responsibly during COVID-19. What better way to appreciate nature than to spend the night in it! Many Ontario campsites at various parks have now opened. Campsites have certain measures in place such as asking their visitors to wear masks in public areas while enjoying outdoor time spent with your social circle.

We have lots of great campsites here in the Ottawa area, so if spending a night under the stars sounds like fun to you, you will love these 10 awesome campsites near Ottawa!

Each campsite is located less than 2hrs away from Ottawa, making these locations quick and easy to get to! We will start our list in order from closest to farthest away.

Happy camping!

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Cottages and cabins only! 

*Note: Though all of the following campground are currently open to the public, some of their facilities such as bathrooms and laundry may be closed due to COVID-19.*

Breezy Hill Camping & RV Park

📍- 3798 Graigner Park Road, Kinburn

🕙 – 35 minutes from downtown Ottawa

💰 – $50 / day | $300 / week | $900 / month

Breezy Hill Camping & RV Park is located just off highway 417 in Kinburn. This family ran campground features 123 campsites that come with water hydro and sewer as well as your own firepit and picnic table. Breezy Hill also offers small and large cabins with kitchenette, BBQ, firepit and picnic table. Some of the great amenities offered at this campground are: a heated pool, artificial lake and beach, playground, volleyball net, convenience store and coin operated laundry. Take advantage of nature in all its glory here at Breezy Hill Park!

Website: breezyhillcamping.com

Breezy Hill Camping

Camping Paradis Bourget

📍– 4304 Champlain Rd, Bourget

🕙 – 45 minutes from downtown Ottawa

💰 – $38 – $55 / night

This campground has been family-ran for the last 50 years. 172 campsites come with 15 or 30 amp service, water and sewer. Located just south of Bourget in the middle of the lush Larose Forest, you would never know that you are only 45 minutes from downtown Ottawa! Offering 2 on-site swimming pools, an adults-only hot tub, volleyball court, soccer field, basketball net, tetherballs, splash pad, horseshoes and bocce ball, this campground really is ideal for the whole family!

Website: paradiscamping.ca

Camping Paradis Bourget​

McCullough's Landing Campground

📍– 207 Mccullough Landing, Perth

🕙 – 50 minutes from downtown Ottawa

💰 – $43 – $55 / day

McCullough’s Landing Campground is located on the tranquil Mississippi Lake just between Perth and Carleton Place. The campground is situated on 50 acres. They offer both tent and RV site rentals. You can choose between 15 or 30 amp service for your RV and you can also rent an air conditioner for a daily fee. If you don’t have an RV or tent, you can also choose from one of their cabin or cottage rentals also on site. You won’t be bored with great amenities such as the on-site basketball court, horseshoe pit, shuffleboard, swimming area, volleyball net, baseball field, BBQ pit and so much more! 

Website: mcculloughslandingcampground.ca

McCullough's Landing Campground

Camping Saint-Andre-Avellin

📍– 20 Rue Duquette, Saint-André-Avellin, QC

🕙 – 55 minutes from downtown Ottawa

💰 – $40 – $138 / night

Featuring 195 campsites nestled between a river and forest, you can be one with nature at this campground​. No need to bring your own tent when there are already various tents set up including the “ready-to-camp”, “ready-to-camp-glamp” and the “cottage”. Conveniently located just a short walk from Saint-Andre-Avellin where you can pick up your groceries or grab the ingredients for ‘smores! With an on-site swimming pool, water games and activities (now open!), play structures, open air cinema, mini-putt and canoe and kayak rentals, boredom is no option at Camping Saint-Andre-Avellin! 

Website: campingstandre.ca

Camping Saint-Andre-Avellin​

Royal Papineau Camping

📍– 65 Chemin du Golf, Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, QC

🕙 – 1hr from downtown Ottawa

💰 – $34 – $165 / night on average

Nestled among the Gatineau Hills and surrounded by lakes, Royal Papineau is located in a beautiful setting making for a fantastic 4-star camping destination. Featuring full service voyageur sites with up to 50 amp power, water, sewer, fire pit and picnic table. Alternatively, you can rent an on-site RV for as little as $77 / night. Some of the great amenities offered at Royal Papineau are: swimming pool, sandy beach, fishing, marina docks and boat launch, tennis court, shuffleboard, hiking and so much more! 

Website: parkbridge.com

Royal Papineau Camping​

Camping Riverbay

📍- 100 Chemin River, Campbell’s Bay, QC

🕙 – 1hr, 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa

💰 – $75 – $120 / night

Located in the Pontiac Region, Camping Riverbay is a new camping facility situated on a peninsula between the Ottawa River and Smith’s Creek. The property has 2,225ft of sandy river-front and is flat and wooded, great for shade and privacy! You can rent an RV or cabin for the night, or you can bring your own RV for a night, a week or the whole season! Some great activities you can enjoy during your stay include: swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, cycling and more! 

Website: campingriverbay.ca

Camping Riverbay​

Black Donald Tent & Trailer Park

📍– 628 Black Donald Rd, Calabogie

🕙 – 1hr, 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa

💰 – $35 – $125 / night

Black Donald Tent & Trailer Park is situated on the beautiful Black Donald/Centennial Lake. Featuring over a kilometre of shorefront, this park offers 66 seasonal and 28 daily, spacious campsites between towering white pine trees. Each site comes with a picnic table, fire pit, and well-maintained outhouses. Enjoy your way on the water swimming, boating, paddling, fishing, and hiking. Looking for a real adventure? Make the hike up to Eagle’s Nest Lookout is less than 15 minutes away!

Website: blackdonaldtntpark.ca

Black Donald Tent & Trailer Park​

Camping Choisy

📍– 209, 201 road Rigaud, QC

🕙 – 1 hr, 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa

💰 – $63 – $155 / night

This 5-star campground features tons of luxurious amenities including an on-site spa! With a whopping 650 campsites, you can choose to bring your own tent, or rent one of their on-site cabins, caravans, or the “coolbox” which is a converted shipping container complete with electricity and running water! Some of the great amenities featured at this camp are: multiple swimming pools, mini golf, obstacle courses, arcades, a convenience store, a balloon trampoline, train rides and so much more! 

Website: campingchoisy.com

Camping Choisy​

Ivy Lea Thousand Islands Campground

📍- 514 Thousand Islands Parkway, Lansdowne

🕙 – 1hr, 35 minutes from downtown Ottawa

💰 – $64 – $95 / night on average

Located in the heart of the Thousand Islands and at the foot of the Thousand Islands Bridge, this KOA campground offers 146 campsites and 4 camper cabins along the shores of the Saint Lawrence River. Enjoy the sandy beach with great swimming, within walking distance to 1000 Islands/Boldt Castle cruises, scuba diving, boat rentals and a bike path. Some of the campground amenities include: outdoor movies, playground, arcade and a dog park. Enjoy the two heated pools, slide, splash pad, hot tub and so much more!

Website: koa.com

Ivy Lea Thousand Islands Campground​

Bonnechere Lodge & Cottages

📍– 391 Bonnechere Lodge Road, Killaloe 

🕙 – 1 hr, 50 minutes from downtown Ottawa

💰 – $45 – $125 / night

Located in the stunning Ottawa Valley on the peaceful Golden Lake, Bonnechere Lodge & Cottages​ offers 24 campsites and 6 well-kept cottages. All of your overnight stays include access to the lake, beach and boat-launch. They also offer dock and boat rentals if you are looking to spend your time on the water! With prime fishing and exquisite sunsets, you will never want to leave your site. Get your ice cream and treats at the on-site convenience store offering food, fishing gear and bait! There is also a full-service-gas-pump on site as well! 

Website: bonlodge.com

Bonnechere Lodge & Cottages​

We hope you have enjoyed these 10 awesome campsites near Ottawa!

Have an amazing time camping this summer and stay safe!