Camping in Northumberland takes on many different faces depending on which waterway you would like to tent or camp beside: the open waters of Lake Ontario and Rice Lake or the narrows of the Trent-Severn Waterway as you watch the boats navigate the system. 

There are numerous opportunities for campers to enjoy the great outdoors in Northumberland County. The county has many unique camping areas, including two provincial parks and a variety of private campsites which you'll find plotted on our Google Map. Presqu'ile Provincial Park is a favourite among nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Families will enjoy the Nature Centre, Lighthouse Interpretive Centre, sandy beaches, and various activities taking place throughout the park, making Presqu'ile an ideal getaway.

To the north of the county is Ferris Provincial Park located on the Trent-Severn Waterway. This relaxing area is rich with nature and beauty. View the rushing waters of the Trent River and Ranney Falls from the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge. Fish the Trent River or just relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Rice Lake offers many cottage rentals, campsites and RV sites with the most unique being Island Spirits on Grasshopper Island with off-grid cabins, miners tents and campsites.   Go fishing, visit the Alderville First Nations Reserve, canoe the lake, or hike one of the many trails in the area. For a more rustic deep-woods experience, try one of the campgrounds located in the heart of the County, Castleton Hills Trailer Park.

There's more from which to choose:

 Rice Lake

Trent-Severn Waterway 

Lake Ontario