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Ontario Provincial Parks and
Campgrounds along the Lake Superior Circle Route

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Camping and Campgrounds Ontario Western North Shore
of Lake Superior

Several nice Provincial Parks and private campgrounds are convenient to Superior Circle Route travelers along the route from Thunder Bay to Terrace Bay. We've included here those parks and camping areas we've found suitable as overnight stops for the circle tour traveler. Some of these featured parks and campgrounds have additional attractions that make them worth spending a few additional hours or even an extra day or three to better sample what they have to offer.

All of the parks offer hiking trails. In the western north shore, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park offers an extensive hiking trail system for day hikers and overnight backpackers. And in the eastern section, hiking enthusiasts will enjoy Lake Superior Provincial Park and Pukaskwa National Park.




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kakabeka fallsKakabeka Falls Provincial Park

Located about 15 miles west of Thunder Bay on Hwys 11-17, Kakabeka Falls park offers modern and semi-modern camping, hiking and nature trails, swimming, fishing, and its main attraction - the 128 ft high water falls. Boardwalks and wheelchair accessible trails offer several nice views of the falls. 90 of the 170 sites have electric hookups and there is a RV dump station. Nearby attractions include Fort William Historic Park and numerous things to see and do in Thunder Bay.

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Thunder Bay Campgrounds

current riverThere are two municipal campgrounds in Thunder Bay: Trowbridge Falls located NE of the city on the Current River and Chippewa Park located south of city on Lake Superior. Trowbrige, while a nice location, is semi-modern and when last visited it was not well maintained. When we last visited Chippewa Park (website) it was undergoing an extensive (and needed) rehabilitation (that has now been completed). As it has many amenities of interest to families and several RV sites we can provisionally recommend it. In 2011, Fort William Historical Park opened up a campground. It was closed when we visited in late September so we can't give a first-hand report except we could see he sites are on grass and are reasonably level. We've also stayed at the KOA Campground north of the city. While a bit more expensive, its sites and grounds were well maintained, its washrooms and showers were modern and very clean, and its location was convenient to the Lake Superior Circle Route.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

sleeping giant sea lionThe "Giant" park occupies over 60,000 acres of wilderness and 75% of the Sibley Peninsula which is directly across the bay from the city of Thunder Bay. In addition to extensive frontage on Lake Superior, it also hosts over 20 inland lakes. Other amenities include: 80 km of hiking trails, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, a nature center and a full service campground.

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Rainbow Falls Provincial Park

rainbow falls near Rossport OntarioLocated a few miles east of the village of Rossport, the Rainbow Falls Park has two widely separated campgrounds. One is on Lake Superior with a nice view of the lake and Rossport Islands. But if it is biting fly season, these critters especially like to congregate here. We generally prefer the upper campground on Whitesand Lake and bordering Rainbow Falls. The lake offers nice swimming, fishing, boating and canoeing. Other attractions include the picturesque falls and a few very nice hiking trails up to mountain and hilltops with panoramic views. The campground is modern, with showers, dump station, and approximately 100 campsites, 50 of which have electric service. The nearby village of Rossport is a worthwhile visit.

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Aguasaban FallsTerrace Bay Camping

Aguasabon Falls Campground is located on the western edge of Terrace Bay near the falls. The campground is full service with showers, dump station, full hookups, camp store, and canoe rentals. It is on the Casque Isle Hiking Trail and within walking distance to the Terrace Bay beach, shopping and other recreational attractions.

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See our Eastern Shore Campground page for campground reviews on the eastern section around Lake Superior.

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