For RV travel, tent camping, or backcountry adventurers, the idea of comfortably cool nights and no bugs are just two of the many reasons to go late Fall camping at Ontario Parks.
Fall is a quiet season for camping, yet the parks are bustling with activity. Leaf colours are changing, bird migrations are happening, beavers are prepping their dens, and squirrels and chipmunks are busy stashing supplies ahead of winter.
Balsam Lake, Bronte Creek, Inverhuron, Sandbanks, Rondeau and Killbear Provincial Parks are some of the Ontario Parks campgrounds open until late October, or early November. Opening and closing dates for camping and day use at all Ontario Parks can be found online and reservations can be made at reservations.ontarioparks.com.
Fall Colours: The Golden Encore in Algonquin
Fall leaf watchers still have a chance to experience the fall colours of the season in Algonquin Provincial Park. Maple reds and oranges peaked in Algonquin last week, and the next wave of colour is about to begin. The Golden Encore sees the park alighted with a fascinating display of yellows and golds from the birch, poplar, and tamarack trees.
These colours typically last from mid-October into early-November. While late fall is less busy in Algonquin, Ontario Parks still recommends making a reservation up to 5 days in advance for day trips.
Halloween Events in Ontario Parks
Spooky season is here, with Haunted Halloween events happening throughout the month of October at Ontario Parks.
Decorating campsites in eco-friendly ways creates a festive atmosphere in Ontario Parks during Halloween season, with a number of parks having costume and campsite competitions.
Looking for a ghostly adventure? Choose from events like Evil Unleashed at Springwater Provincial Park, Witches in the Woods at MacGregor Provincial Park and Shivers on the Shale at Craigleith Provincial Park.
A full list of Halloween inspired events can be seen on the Ontario Parks blog.