Family Campfire

Book Your Summer Camping Getaway

Posted : March 28, 2019

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

Want to escape the city and go off grid for the weekend or longer? York Durham Headwaters (YDH) has many amazing provincial parks and conservation areas to explore. But there’s a catch – our campsites book up quickly! Avoid disappointment and book your summer camping getaway today.

packed car for camping

Where to go

Check out our region’s top provincial parks just a short drive north of Toronto. Visit their websites for booking information and scoop up that sweet site!

 Provincial Parks in York Durham Headwaters

Ryans Camping

If you’re looking to relax in an RV, check out the Cedar Park Resort in Bowmanville.

Cedar Park Waterpark Resort

Cedar Park Waterpark Resort

6296 Cedar Park Road, Bowmanville , ON

Though camping is limited, you may want to check out the local parks that residents flock to:

Albion Hills Conservation Area and Campground

Albion Hills Conservation Area and Campground

16500 Hwy. 50, Palgrave, ON

Island Lake Conservation Area

Island Lake673067 Hurontario Street South, Orangeville, ON

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

14452 Winston Churchill Blvd., Halton Hills, ON

How to camp

Setting up Tent

If you’re new to the camping game – or if you want a helpful refresher – the award-winning Learn to Camp program provides guided overnight camping experiences at provincial parks across Ontario. In YDH, the program is offered at the Darlington and Sibbald Point Provincial Parks.

What to pack

At YDH, we want to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay. That’s why we created a free downloadable camping packing list to help you remember to pack important items…like sunscreen and marshmallows for s’mores!

Download Free Camping Packing List

dog in packed car

What to do

Want up-to-date news on events in our area? Sign up for our newsletter for the best of things to see and do this summer in YDH!

Sibbald Point Provincial Park camping trip

More Family Fun Articles

York Durham Headwaters Go to Home Page