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Pack up your tent, snacks, and every last beer you can fit in a cooler because it’s time to go camping! Taking a break from all the screens and getting a little closer to nature is just a short drive away. Here is our list of the best camping spots in Simcoe County!
Georgian Bay Park
The newest addition to Simcoe County on the list, Georgian Bay Park offers camping along with trailer and RV options equipped with fully serviced amp sites and adaptors. Explore the park, go swimming in the pool or Georgian Bay, or take a very short drive (only minutes away) to the world’s largest freshwater beach!
Bass Lake Provincial Park
If you’re looking for a camping experience with lots of attractions close by, Bass Lake Provincial Park should be at the top of your list. Along with all of the activities the park itself provides, Discovery Harbour, Saint Marie among the Hurons, Wye Marsh, and Casino Rama are all just a 30-minute drive away.
Another beautiful park is located in Wasaga Beach. Sunshine Park has a bonus perk along with the usual volleyball, horseshoes, and swimming you’ll be doing. Friday and Saturday nights they have a live DJ who plays all the best summer hits for a music-filled camping experience! Obviously, you’re also very close to all the bars and restaurants Wasaga Beach has to offer!
If you can’t decide just how close to nature you want to get, being able to choose between tent sites, RV sites, or a cabin means if sleeping on the ground isn’t your style, you can still enjoy everything else the camping experience has to offer. Barrie KOA also offers lots of amenities and special themed weekends throughout the season.
Craigleith RV Resort & Camping
While it’s a little bit more of a drive if you live closer to Muskoka, Craigleith RV Resort & Camping is definitely worth the trip. Along with being only 12 km from always beautiful Blue Mountain, it also has an outdoor pool, clubhouse, playground, bike trails, and pet-friendly sites so you can bring your furry friend along too!
Bee Happy Family Campground
With over 40 years of experience providing campers with an awesome experience, Bee Happy Family Campground are pros at outdoor lifestyle fun. Spend some time playing mini-golf, bingo, and horseshoes, take a dip in the pool, catch some fish in the pond, and cap it all off roasting marshmallows over the fire. Sounds perfect to us.
Being nestled right between Barrie and Orillia means it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to camping fun. Heidi’s Campground is a family-oriented site with lots of amenities and is close to lots of local attractions like Casino Rama, Burl’s Creek, Big Curve Acres Petting Farm, and the Barrie Triple Drive-in Theatre!
When you stay at Nicolston Dam you will be spending just as much time on the water as you do at your campsite. Situated on the amazing Nottawasaga River, this site offers all the kayaking, canoeing, and fishing you could ever hope for, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro.
The Buckeroo Tent
The last one on our list is a super unique experience for those who don’t want to do any of the heavy lifting that comes with camping. The Buckeroo Tent is an off-the-grid experience available on Airbnb and is ready to go as soon as you get there! You worked hard all week so why should you have to do more work on your vacation?
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