Go Lightly this Summer by Staying at Muskoka's Sustainable Campgrounds - Discover Muskoka: Plan Your Trip

Discover Muskoka: Plan Your Trip

Go Lightly this Summer by Staying at Muskoka’s Sustainable Campgrounds

Muskoka, with its breathtaking natural beauty, provides the ultimate backdrop for a rejuvenating escape. But while you immerse yourself in the region’s wonders, it’s crucial to go lightly and respect and protect Muskoka’s stunning landscapes. Here’s a guide to sustainable camping options in Muskoka, ensuring you can have fun while treading lightly on the environment: 

Huntsville Lagoons (Harmony Resorts)

Located in the heart of Muskoka, between the Big East River and two serene lagoons, Harmony Resorts offers a sustainable camping experience at Huntsville Lagoons. Choose from full-service seasonal campsites, short-term RV sites with hookups, or tent sites overlooking the river. Two tiny home cottages on riverside sites and two larger cottages overlooking the lagoon are also available through reservations. Connect with nature through activities such as kayaking, fishing, hiking, and swimming. Don’t miss exploring Arrowhead Provincial Park’s nature trails to the famous Big Bend Lookout and Stubbs Falls.

Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Experience the world’s largest freshwater archipelago at Georgian Bay Islands National Park, reachable only by boat. This boat-access-only nature preserve boasts windswept white pines and granite shores. Choose from overnight secluded campsites or waterfront cabins to enjoy the natural beauty that inspired the Group of Seven. Explore dense deciduous forests, cycle scenic trails, and hike to viewpoints atop the emerald shoreline. The park offers a variety of campsites, cabins, and oTENTiks available by reservation. The remaining campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t have a boat, you will have to take the DayTripper which operates daily in the summer.

Tipi Adventures

Immerse yourself in the Muskoka wilderness at Tipi Adventures. Stay in their spacious tipis furnished with comfortable beds, bringing only your sleeping bag and food. Located on 80 acres of lush forest with a freshwater pond, this is a perfect getaway for families, outdoor enthusiasts, and group activities. Explore the deciduous forest with exposed rock on well-marked trails, spot wildlife, or engage in fitness activities on the fitness trail. Relax during KIATSU therapy, enjoy yoga energetics workouts, or simply unwind around the campfire. Facilities include kitchen sheds, outdoor showers, washrooms, and picnic areas.  

Arrowhead Provincial Park

Arrowhead Provincial Park offers three campgrounds: Roe, East River, and Lumby. Roe Campground provides private, well-drained sites, with nearby fishing opportunities. East River Campground is suitable for RV’s, close to Stubbs Falls and a designated day-use beach. Lumby Campground features mixed deciduous forests and excellent sites for tent trailers and tents. The park also offers roofed accommodations for a glamping experience. Engage in activities like biking, bird watching, boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and swimming while enjoying the beauty of the park.

Six Mile Lake Provincial Park

Six Mile Lake Provincial Park, known for inspiring painters with its scenic landscape, the park boasts three sandy beaches and calm waters for swimming. The park offers seven campgrounds within walking distance of all park facilities, each equipped with picnic tables and fire pits. Pine and Birch Campgrounds can accommodate large equipment and are equipped with hydro. Birch Campground is located close to the beach, playground, and shower building and is within walking distance of the park store. Maple, Oak, and Poplar Campgrounds offer non-electrical, semi-private campsites on low-traffic roadways. Most sites are surrounded by trees, offering both shade and privacy. The comfort station is located just past the entrance to Maple Campground and within walking distance of the beach. Lakeview Heights Campground stretches the length of the park and offers a number of premium waterfront sites with views of Six Mile Lake. The sites are located along the main park road and are close to washroom facilities. Cedar Campground has only a few semi-private waterfront campsites and is located adjacent to the beach. The shower building is within walking distance of the park store. These campsites are walk-in sites only and have motorboat restrictions along their stretch of shore. Enjoy hiking, canoeing, swimming, boating, fishing, biking, and natural heritage education programs in this tranquil setting.

Camping in Muskoka

Conveniently located between Gravenhurst and Bracebridge, Camping in Muskoka offers open or shaded sites, including pull-through options. Enjoy a range of activities such as a par 3 golf course, heated pool, stocked trout pond, canoe and rowboat rentals, horseshoe pits, and volleyball. During winter, cross-country ski trails and snowshoe trails are available, along with equipment rentals.

Camp Hillbilly Estates

Camp Hillbilly Estates offers family camping in beautiful Muskoka, with large wooded sites, hiking trails, a free mini-golf course, a playground, sports facilities, and a saltwater pool. Choose from a variety of cottages and sleeping cabins. There are many planned activities on the weekends and daily tractor rides throughout July and August.

By choosing sustainable camping options in Muskoka, you can enjoy a responsible getaway while preserving the natural beauty that makes this region so special. Respect the environment, adhere to park guidelines, and leave no trace to ensure future generations can continue to experience the magic of Muskoka.

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