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10 Breathtaking Campsites Within 150km Of Ottawa

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Jul 25 4 minutes read

Summer's short, go camping !

One of the most quintessential summer activities is to go camping. Being at one with nature, roughing it, spending quality time with your family — what could be better? Camping is a great way to detox from the city and disconnect.

And you don’t need to go far to take in the great outdoors; there are plenty of campsites close by. If you’re thinking of an overnight or weekend adventure, here are 10 campsites within 150 kilometres of Ottawa.

Rideau River Provincial Park
Distance: 50 km (from downtown Ottawa)
Highlights: Near Kemptville, this site is perfect for those who love to fish or canoe but also want to stick close to home. The beach is a treat for kids.

Wesley Clover Park
Distance: 18 km
Highlights: If you want to stay really close but still feel like you’re in the woods, this site just east of Kanata is a good option. It also holds lots of events at the park’s fields next to the campground. There are trails, biking and other activities, plus glamping cabins for those who don’t want to go as rustic as a tent.

Sharbot Lake Provincial Park
Distance: 125 km
Highlights: Surrounded by clear, beautiful lakes, this spot is perfect for those who love to be out on the water with fishing, canoeing and swimming to enjoy, plus nature trails, plus biking, birding and more.

Murphys Point Provincial ParkDistance: 100 km
Highlights: Located on Big Rideau Lake, it’s close to the Silver Queen Mine, an early 1900s mica mine that offers tours. There’s also great hiking with lots of wildlife to spot.

Fitzroy Provincial Park
Distance: 60 km
Highlights: This campsite is shaded by old trees, which really makes you feel like you're camping in the middle of a forest. It's a great place to relax and get away from the city without going too far. The beach is great for kids, plus there are lots of shady spots to make sure you don’t get too much sun.

Cardinal KOA
Distance: 82 km
Highlights: A family friendly campground with heated pool, splashpad, kids climbing wall, big bouncer, mini golf and a pirate ship playground. The site also has glamping cabins.

Ivy Lea KOADistance: 150 kmHighlights: At the outer edge of our range, this site is on the beautiful Thousand Islands at Lansdowne. It’s within walking distance to boat cruises, diving, boat rentals, golf and more and offers a whack of activities and amenities.

Sleepy Cedars Family Camping
Distance: 30 km
Highlights: Family friendly campground near Manotick with lots of activities for kids and amenities such as wilderness walks, heated salt-water pool, mini-golf and more.

Ottawa’s Poplar Grove Campground
Distance: 30 km
Highlights: Not far from Sleepy Cedars, Poplar Grove also boasts plenty of activities, including lots of sports equipment, an indoor heated swimming pool, playground, mini-golf, and more.

Lac du Poisson Blanc

Distance: 105 km
Highlights: This spot is known for camping on an island all to yourself (there are also drive-up options). Fishing and hiking are popular.

Enjoy the Summer and go camping around Ottawa!!

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