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Why Camping in Bruce is the Best

Bruce County is one of the best destinations in the province to stay and explore the outdoors, home to two National Parks, five Provincial Parks, four conservation areas and endless opportunities to embrace the outdoors which makes it the ultimate camping destination.

Whether you’re camping in a tent, rolling up in a luxury RV, living the van lifestyle, or glamping in a yurt, a weekend away in the stunning natural surroundings of Bruce County will reset your inner compass. 

Imagine yourself breathing in the fresh air, filled with the aromas of the surrounding cedar trees. Listening to the pops and crackles of an open fire as you toast marshmallows for a sweet s’mores treat and gazing up at the dark sky made bright by the beautiful Milky Way.   

Bruce County is Ontario’s favourite camping destination, and there are several reasons why. Regardless of where you stay, there are endless activities for your friends and family to enjoy, and memories that will last a lifetime.  

Top 10 Things to Do on Your Camping Trip:  

  1. Hike the trails that weave through forests, along the shoreline, through meadows and between cliffs and crevices with incredible lookout points.  
  1. Sink your toes in the soft sand, soak up the sun or watch a sunset at a Lake Huron beach. 
  1. Paddle through scenic countryside on the Saugeen and Sauble River, with over 100km of paddling and endless adventures.  
  1. Take life by the handle bars and mountain bike at one of five of our single and double tract trails. 
  1. Stand up paddle board as the sun sets over Lake Huron, no sun set is ever the same. 
  1. Fish for Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout or Pacific Salmon in the Saugeen River.  
  1. Whether you’re a die-hard golfer or a newbie looking for a fun afternoon with friends, with a dozen (plus) golf courses to choose from, there’s plenty of space for you to perfect your swing.  
  1. Explore the turquoise blue waters and over 22 shipwrecks as you snorkel and scuba dive on the Peninsula. 
  1. Visit a lighthouse, with 14 to see along hundreds of kilometers of coastline, step back in time and experience what life was like as a lighthouse keeper.  
  1. Bruce County has over 1,900 farms which means freshly picked, local ingredients are available at our fingertips. Taste the difference fresh ingredients make at local restaurants and markets.  

Embrace any rainy days on your camping trip by soaking in the local art scene, history and exploring our incredible shops!

For even more recommendations on where to go camping in Bruce County, please visit our campgrounds guide with an interactive map.  

For the best camping experience, come prepared.   

Choose from an array of accommodations to make your getaway truly magical.

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View and download the Trails Map to see all the best spots and how to access them.