Camping is a great Ontario summer tradition. Packing up the car, hitting the road and going on a camping adventure is a great way to spend quality time with the family. But sometimes you don't want to venture too far from home with little ones. We've put together a list of campgrounds in Niagara and added a few just outside the Niagara region. Please let us know of any other gems we may have missed!
We hope you enjoy your camping adventures this summer!
Family Camping Spots In and Around Niagara
205 Metler Road, Ridgeville
Camping: Tent, trailer or motorhome, and cabins.
Swimming: A waterpark with a giant pool and boardwalk, water slide, and a kiddie splash pad for children under 8 years old.
Other Amenities: tennis court, basketball court, volleyball, horseshoes, bocce ball, kids fishing & hiking, pedal boats, playground, and arcade.
215 Niece Rd., Dunnville
Camping: Kinsey and Niece camping areas offer electrical campsites and can accommodate equipment ranging from large trailers to tents. Swimming, access to hiking trails and the Park Store are nearby. Minor and Lookout camping areas do not offer electrical service but the campsites accommodate tents to small trailers. Waterfront trails are easily accessed taking you to the park beach or to the limestone shelf that juts out into Lake Erie.
Swimming: There is a 1 km natural sand/pebble beach that runs from the campground to the day-use area.
Hiking: Woodlot Trail - 2 km. Explore a variety of forest and wetland communities including Carolinian, Oak Savanna and old farm fields that are slowly being reclaimed by the forest. The trail will lead you to a viewing platform built on top of the park’s sand dunes overlooking Lake Erie. Pet Exercise Trail - .5 km linear trail.
Other Amenities: Boating and fishing.
7248 Gore Rd, Puslinch
Camping: Family Camping only for RV's and Tent Trailers, as well as tents
Swimming: Waterpark, 5 acre spring fed quarry (15-40 ft. deep), with high & low diving area. Watertoys in the quarry consist of: 2 trampolines, rock-climbing wall, Saturn, moon-walk, teetertotter & a catapult. Over 200 ft. waterslide which empties into its own 4 ft. pool. Large 2 ft. deep kiddie pool with jets. 3400 square ft. splash pad with rubber top and water-guns & a large mushroom. There is also a sandy beach area.
Other Amenities: Organized family events, Horseshoes Pits (Just bring your own horseshoes) , Baseball Diamonds, NEW Skate Park For Kids Added, Full Basketball Court, Volleyball Court, Campers Sand Volleyball Court, Fenced Dog Run Area, Soccer Field, Kids Basketball Area, and Kiddies Playground.
1158 97, Puslinch
Camping: A family run campground, located in a peaceful valley in Southern Ontario. Trailer, Pull-thru, 5th wheel, RV, and tenting.
Swimming: A heated pool, hot tub, and splash pad.
Other Amenities: A playground, natural pond, horseshoe pits, basketball,volleyball, weekend activities, and walking trails.
194 Turkey Point Rd., Turkey Point
Camping: All campsites offered at Turkey Point are car campsites. There are 26 pull through campsites; a number of which will accommodate larger trailers and motorhomes.
Swimming: Great 2km beach in the village of Turkey Point – shallow, buoyed swimming, great for kids. The beach is very sandy and safe for swimmers, especially children. The water is generally warm with a sandy bottom and there is no undertow.
Hiking: Fin & Feather Trail – 4.0 km, medium. Begin at the north end of the Fin & Feather Campground and hike along the old hatchery pond to the Normandale Fish Hatchery, around to the north boundary of the park and then retrace the trail back into the park. Oak Savanna Trail – 1.0 km, easy. This trail is located just east of the Whippoorwill Campground and takes you through an area of plantation and naturally forested areas that have had controlled fires (prescribed burns) to return the area to a natural oak and pine forest cover. Lookout Bluff Trail – 2.2 km, easy
Hike from the park office to the edge of the bluff overlooking Long Point Bay and return.
Other Amenities: Marina, restaurants, zip lining, winery all within two kilometres
350 Erie Blvd., Port Rowan
Camping: Firefly Campground offers large pull-through sites equipped with electrical service. Located on the bay side of the campground, they are a short five minute walk to the beach. Monarch’s Rest and Turtle Dunes Campgrounds offer some electrical sites that are able to accommodate a variety of equipment. The premium campsites, located in the dunes at the ends of the loops closest to the beach, offer a soft sandy base. The Old Park section of Long Point includes Cottonwood Campground, a radio-free campground. The sites can accommodate a variety of equipment sizes. Premium campsites are located at the ends of the loops and are very close to the beach.
Swimming: Large, sandy beaches are located by Monarch’s Rest and Turtle Dunes Campground and the Day-Use are in the New Park as well as Cottonwood Campground in the Old Park. Over two kilometres of soft sand and warm water.
Other Amenities: Excellent fishing and boating opportunities in Long Point Bay.
2409 Dominion Rd, Ridgeway
Camping: The park setting offers a variety of sites to choose from for RV or tent camping. From quarry view sites to shaded tree sites, there's a location to suit your preferences.
Swimming: There's a sparkling and calm quarry and a soft sandy beach. There's a swimming platform and a new Splash Zone in the quarry.
Other Amenities: Volleyball, basketball, paddle boating, and a play ground for the kids.
12965 Lakeshore Rd, Wainfleet
Camping: With 225 serviced and unserviced campsites.
Swimming: The abundant beach shoreline is Long Beach’s main attraction. The sand and pebble beach is a natural playground for those who swim, sunbathe, fish, sailboard or jet-ski.
Other Amenities: Fishing, bocce ball, horseshoes, baseball, and a playground.
4969 Haldimand Rd. 20, Dunnville
Camping: Byng Island has 380 campsites in four main campgrounds, each providing different features: forested, riverfront, serviced and access to the Grand River.
Swimming: The two-acre pool is one of the largest in Ontario. It has a wading area and spray pad for youngsters, as well as a deeper zone with a diving board.
Hiking: A two kilometre nature trail on the west side of the park offers an opportunity to discover a Carolinian forest.
Other Amenities: There are plenty of programs to keep children and families busy throughout July and August, from Pirate Day to a mini-Olympics. There is a play area for children, two sand volleyball courts, a baseball field and large open areas for group games. Three concrete boat launches provide access to the Grand River (above and below Dunnville Dam) as well as Lake Erie, which is about 7 km downstream. You can rent canoes, kayaks and paddleboats for exploring the river and Sulphur Creek.
151 Wheeler’s Sideroad, Selkirk
Camping: Quiet campground with grassed campsites. All campsites offered at Selkirk are car campsites. Most campsites located in Areas 2 and 4 can accommodate larger trailers, are pull-through and most offer electrical hook-ups.
Swimming: There is a small beach in the day-use picnic area. There is a larger, natural beach fronting the lake however it tends to be pebbly. The water fronting the beach has a gradual drop off. At first entry it is a bit stony but turns to sand soon afterwards.
Hiking: Wheeler’s Walk Trail – 1.5 km, 30-40 minutes, easy. This trail takes hikers from the campground side of the park across a marsh wetland, via a boardwalk, to the west side of the park. You will travel through remnants of the forest that pre-date the park and through a White Pine plantation that was planted in the early 1970s.
Other Amenities: Boating and canoeing.
2325 Victoria Ave, Fenwick
Camping: Tent, RV or Cabin
Swimming: Two large pools, kiddies splash pad, playground, paddle boats and more.
Other Amenities: Fishing, paddle boating, family activities, basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer, horseshoes, and bocce ball.
161 Fall St S, Guelph/Eramosa
Camping: Rockwood has about 46 serviced campsites (electricity and water), 16 full-service (water, hydro and septic) and 43 unserviced sites.
Swimming: There is a large sandy beach on the reservoir.
Hiking: Two trails take you around the reservoir, along the tops of cliffs, across boardwalks through wetlands and beside big glacial potholes. Be careful around the cliffs and steep slopes!
Other Amenities: Towering limestone cliffs, caves and glacial potholes, including one of the world's largest, are a few of the natural wonders at Rockwood. You can view them from hiking trails on both sides of the Eramosa River or in a rented canoe. Throughout the summer, Rockwood Park offers interpretive programs and other activities for families and children.
74646 Regional Rd 45, Wellandport
Camping: There are 156 campsites.
Swimming: Dils Lake, a 10 hectare man made reservoir, is the perfect spot for swimming.
Hiking: There is a 1.1 km trail around Dils Lake.
Other Amenities: Boating, fishing, biking, and a playground.
17th Street Lincoln,, St. Catharines
Camping: Shangri-La Niagara has 250 sites available (each with water and electrical services) on 48 acres of scenic land. If you don’t have a tent or trailer, you can stay in one of Shangri-La Niagara’s beautiful cabins located in a private forest. Each cabin is fully insulated to keep warm when it is cool & cool when it is warm. Each cabin has electricity & heat for those cool nights. Water & washroom facilities are nearby. The cabins have a loft for children to sleep in and a wall bed for the adults below. Each cabin is uniquely designed and features antique furniture and accents. Travel back in time to live as the pioneers did by staying in one of Shangri-La Niagara’s cabins in the the forest.
Swimming: Cool off from the summer heat by enjoying the 42ft x 80ft outdoor pool. They also have a separate wading pool for the little tykes.
Hiking: Bruce Trail
Other Amenities: An amazing playground for the kids, Volleyball, Horseshoe pits, Chipping/ Putting Green, Outdoor movie theatre, Mini-golf
8676 Oakwood Dr, Niagara Falls
Camping: RVs, tents and cabins
Swimming: A heated swimming pool. Located beside the main washroom buildings and the playground it is a great place to come with the family to spend the day.
Other Amenities: Enjoy Yogi Bear’s extra large playground area. Soft sand fills the area between our 6-piece playground area. There is a tire run, jungle gym, monkey bars, swings, a train and two giant slides to name a few! Come bounce away on Jellystone's Canadian Inflatable Trampoline. This jumper is one of the largest bouncers of it's kind! Race your friends down the road or go for a leisurely ride around the grounds with your family – with over 15 bikes to choose from the perfect Pedal GO-Kart for your family is available at Jellystone Park!
490 Empire Road, Sherkston
Camping: Tent sites, RV sites, and seasonal RV sites
Swimming: Two and a half miles of sandy beachfront. Keep yourself busy with pools, waterslides, splash pad and a quarry stocked with fish.
Dressel's Jordan Valley Campground
3902 Twenty-First St, Lincoln
Camping: A beautiful, clean and quiet Niagara family campground situated in 40 acres of natural park. The campground caters to a family atmosphere, with strict attention to a ‘quiet period’ at night.
Swimming: Outdoor pool
Other Amenities: Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseshoe Pits, Volleyball, Basketball, Children’s Playground, Recreation Hall, Games Room
8625 Lundy's Ln, Niagara Falls
Camping: Tents, RVs and cabins
Swimming: Kiddie pool
Other Amenities: Arcade ($), Basketball, Jumping Pillow, Outdoor Cinema, Planned Activities Available, Playground, Wagon Ride
1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville
Camping: Bronte Creek offers car camping in all four of the campground loops. The Prairie loop is designed to accommodate larger RV’s but will easily accommodate smaller trailers or tents as well. The Savannah, Woodlands and Ravine Loops are ideal for smaller trailers < 25 ft and tent camping. All campsites have electrical hook up for each campsite. Bronte Creek offers three yurts for rent. All three are located in the Savannah Loop which is designated as radio free.
Swimming: Bronte Creek Provincial Park is home to one of Canada’s largest outdoor pools. This 1.8 acre pool is located at the Recreation Complex in the Day-Use area. The pool is a large pond shape that is designed for wading with a starting depth of mere centimeters, gradually deepening to 2 m (6 ft) in the center. Lifeguards are on duty. (There is an additional fee to use the pool area.)
Hiking: Five great hiking trails (1km-3km) that showcase the natural beauty of the park.
Other Amenities: children’s farm with live farm animals, disc golf course, Excellent interpretive programs
9387 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls
Camping: Tents, RVs, and cabins
Swimming: Heated Swimming Pool & Hot Tub, splash pad
Other Amenities: Bouncey Pillow - Gigantic 60' Bouncer, Tube Maze Playground, Kids' Playground, Off Road Bikes, Mini Putt, Supervised Kids Programs, NEW Laser Tag Tactical Arenas, Haywagon Rides
Valens Lake Conservation Area
1691 Regional Road 97, Flamborough
Camping: Valens Lake is a popular family campground with 225 campsites, including 125 sites with electrical and water hookups, 9 group areas and walk-in sites.
Swimming: Any summer day, swimmers and sunbathers can enjoy the sandy beach, and natural swimming area.
Hiking: Ten kilometres of trails and 300-metre wetland boardwalk. Visitors can also climb the observation tower, offering a stunning view of the surrounding forests and lake.
Other Amenities: Explore Valens Lake by boat in a kayak, canoe or rowboat. All are available for rental for half or full days. Fish from the boat or just enjoy the scenery and wildlife of Valens Lake.
Click here for COVID information.
955 Valens Road, Branchton
Camping: Tents, RVs and cabins
Swimming: 40 x 80 Pool
Other Amenities: Fireworks, Christmas in July Festival, Family Carnival Day, H2O Wagon Ride, Movie Nights, Kids Campout / Sleep Over, Swim Meet, Campers Crew Crafts and Games, Fishing Derby, Rainbow Rock Weekends, Scavenger Hunts, Wagon Rides, Halloween, Bike Parade, over 250 children to play with, Toddlers play area, Giant Castle Playground, Mini-Lake loaded with Fish, Basketball Court & Baseball Diamond
Subscribe to Niagara Families!
We do our best to provide accurate, useful information about event and activities in the Niagara Region. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, other websites, signs around town and word of mouth. We do our best to confirm details before they are published here. Sometimes details change. Whenever possible, we strongly encourage you to confirm the details before you go.