Sleep Under the Stars: 8 Amazing Places to Camp in Timmins

Glamping, beaches, paddleboats, and more await campers to this Northeastern Ontario city.

The city of Timmins, Ontario offers travellers a number of top camping destinations—that will leave you wanting to come back for S’more! This summer, we invite you to discover everything our beautiful city has to offer as you explore the vast, scenic wilderness of Northern Ontario. 

Provincial Parks

Camping at a provincial park is a fun and exciting way for friends, families and individuals to explore and discover the nature of Timmins in its truest form. Before visiting these amazing parks be sure to read up on their rules and book a site ahead of time as camping is a favorite pastime for locals and tourists alike here in the City of Timmins!

1. Ivanhoe Campground

Found nestled between Chapleau and the City of Timmins, the Ivanhoe Campground is a popular location for family vacations, fishing trips and canoe outings. This camping destination offers four campgrounds such as Red Pine, Le Rivage, White Birch Hills and La Baie. More than half of these campsites have electricity and offers an amazing scenic view of the lake while some are meant to provide a more secluded camping location. Their different amenities include two comfort stations, laundry facilities, vault privies, water taps, picnic spots, a pet beach and exercise area, a fish cleaning station, and two amazing beaches with a playground included at one of them. If you find yourself without a paddle then be sure to rent one of their paddleboats, personal flotation devices and stay safe with some of their safety equipment! For adventurers who are looking to learn more about our beautiful forests, be sure to participate in the Discovery Program and check out the Visitor Center located at the end of La Baie campground. Campers have the option of spending a day, a night or an entire season at the Ivanhoe campground by taking part in their seasonal campsite program! For more information and to book a camping spot ahead of time, visit their website and get ready for a summer full of fun in the sun.

Beautiful Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park

2. Kettle Lakes Campground

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park is situated 40 km from the City of Timmins. Its numerous and beautiful iceberg formed crystal-clear lakes are perfect for fishing and swimming, the playground at Slab Lake is fun for kids to explore and their numerous trails are a joy to hike, bird watch and pick blueberries during the season. Discover all that the wilderness has to offer by visiting the Visitors Center located at the main gate and explore the various interactive displays and Discovery Program activities which include guided hikes, evening programs and activities for the kids! When visiting the Kettle Lakes Campground, campers have the option to camp at the Pines or Island Lake Campground which both offer fantastic camping experiences, however, the Pines campground is smaller and includes fewer facilities. Amenities include a comfort station at both campgrounds, a laundromat, a park store, a pet beach and exercise area and 2 amazing beaches to swim at such as Island and Slab Lake. Rentals include paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, a picnic shelter, trailer storage including a Tackleshare program which offers the use of fishing rods and tackle to park visitors free of charge. 

Kettle Lake Provincial Park

Private Campgrounds

While the provincial parks right here in the Timmins area offer amazing family-friendly opportunities and experiences, there are also private campgrounds offering many amenities, lodging and camping opportunities for those wanting to experience the true wonders of Northern Ontario in comfort.

3. Big Water Campground

One of the largest family campgrounds, situated off of Highway 655, only 10 minutes away from the City of Timmins, Big Water has over 300 campsites and offers amazing activities, amenities and adventures for those of all ages! This campground includes long ATV trails, 2 gorgeous beaches, a playground, activities to entertain the kids during the summertime as well as serene and beautiful walking and hiking trails for you to be able to enjoy our amazing boreal forests. Campers have the opportunity to stay overnight or seasonally at one of the seven available campsites which include Forest Glen, Beavercreek, Lakeside, Hillside, Pineland, Hidden Valley and last but certainly not least, the Blueberry Hill Campsite. For those looking to enjoy the serene landscape of the water, be sure to book the Bunkie which is located right beside the lake! The camping lots include a picnic table and fire pit as well as additional facilities such as firewood delivery, 2 trailer dumping stations, 24-hour on-demand well water, showers and laundry facilities. For more information and to book your stay now at the Big Water Campground be sure to visit their website and let the adventures begin.

4. Cameron’s Beach Campground

Situated on the beautiful “Big Nellie Lake”, the Cameron’s Beach Campground is only 45 minutes away from the City of Timmins off of Highway 11. An amazing RV park and campground that has been around since 1945, nestled between the City of Timmins and Iroquois Falls, the Cameron Beach Campground is the perfect location for those who are looking to enjoy the serene wilderness of Northern Ontario with their pets, family and friends in luxury! With a total of 120 campsites, some of which include power, water and sewer sites along with the trailer, tent and fifth-wheel rentals, Cameron Beach Campground is among one of the top camping destinations in Northern Ontario! Spend your day tanning, building sandcastles or swimming in the pristine waters of the Cameron’s Beach Campground while you watch your young adventurer play on the playground before enjoying a tasty treat at the snack shack that is located on site! Take advantage of the boat launch by bringing your own boat or rent a kayak or canoe to explore the waters and enjoy a day of fishing! Other amenities located on site include a laundromat, free Wi-Fi, a campfire pit and clean, well-maintained washrooms. So, whether you plan on staying for the day, overnight or for the entire season, be sure to take a look at their website and plan your next camping adventure now.

Swimming Area at Cameron's Beach

5. The Cache Campground

Located off of Highway 144 west of the City of Timmins on the beautiful Kenogamissi Lake, the Cache Campground is the perfect vacation destination not only for families but friends and individuals alike who are looking to enjoy and experience all that our summers here in Northern Ontario and the City of Timmins have to offer. Enjoy camping at beautiful and serene campsites which are more secluded thanks to the natural trees of the Boreal Forest. For a more scenic experience, campers also have the option to camp at the open sun-filled campsites which are great for enjoying the view of our fantastic Northern Ontario sky! Waterfront cabin rentals are also available to enjoy our beautiful lakes and local fauna. Take advantage of the campground in comfort and style by experiencing the views of the beautiful sunrises and sunsets while cooking in your fully equipped kitchen or propane barbecue! Centrally located, the cabins are situated only steps away from the store so that you never have to go far for anything you might need! Experience the time of your life by swimming and fishing in the beautiful waters, as well as participating in all of the amazing events and activities that go on at The Cache Campground! Visit their website for more information and to book your Northern Ontario experience now.

6. Wawaitin Holiday Park

Situated amongst the shoreline of the amazing Kenogamissi Lake, along Dalton Road, the Wawaitin Holiday Park is a top camping destination for those who are looking for a thrilling, adventurous and authentic camping experience in comfort. From luxe and yurt cabins to camping lots, the Wawaitin Holiday Park offers many amenities to help make your stay more comfortable and exciting! Campers have the option of participating in the many activities that occur throughout the year including the numerous facilities available at the park for your convenience. These facilities include a pet-friendly environment, pull-through sites, a dumping station, a marina, boat launch, docks and playground. Enjoy the beautiful waters of Kenogamissi Lake and the stunning landscapes of the boreal forest as you relax on the sandy beach or enjoy a day full of swimming. Whether you plan on staying overnight, during the entire season, by way of tent or rental unit, be sure to visit their website and book a camping spot now as there is something for everyone to do and enjoy at the Wawaitin Holiday Park.



Want a chance to visit and experience the beautiful, serene and exciting nature of Northern Ontario without the hassle and discomfort of roughing it in the bush? If so, then one of our fabulous glamping destinations is the perfect option for your outdoor adventure, relaxation and rejuvenation.

7. Cameron’s Beach Campground

Not only a fantastic destination for camping in RVs and on campsites, the Cameron Beach Campground also offers amazing glamping tent rentals for those who are looking for a more comfortable way of enjoying their time in nature. This campsite not only offers free Wi-Fi during your entire stay but also includes, utensils, pots, pans, a barbecue, dish towels, dish clothes, a Coleman stove and much more! For more information on the amenities that are included in this fantastic glamping experience, be sure to take a look at the Cameron’s Beach Campground website and book your relaxing experience of a lifetime today.

8. WildExodus

Enhance and perfect your camping experience at the Wawaitin Holiday Park by booking one of their six amazing prospector glamping tents, with WildExodus! These glamping tents allow you to enjoy your camping adventure in comfort and style as you take advantage of their finely crafted log furniture, hydroelectricity, raised flooring, and a plush queen bed. From wilderness tours to specialty lodgings, trip enhancers, and specialty retreats, WildExodus has all of the accommodations that you need in order to make your time here in the City of Timmins memorable, adventurous and exciting! For those who want to benefit from these amazing amenities offered by WildExodus but don’t want to go through the hassle of cooking, be sure to book your meal plan ahead of time and allow yourself to be served delectable local eats that will leave you wanting seconds! For more information and to book your deluxe camping adventure now, be sure to visit their website and experience all that WildExodus has to offer.


Plan your Timmins Camping Trip Today!

From provincial parks and private campgrounds to cabin rentals and fantastic glamping opportunities, the Timmins area has many camping destinations that are perfect for all of your recreational and camping needs—including access to our pristine wilderness. While we all love to pitch a tent, pick berries, go on hikes and enjoy picnics we do hope that you stay bear-safe and suggest that you keep your picnic baskets away from all of our Yogi Bears and various forms of wildlife that live in the area during your exciting camping adventures right here in the wondrous forests of The City of Timmins.

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