RV Parks in Haliburton, Ontario

RV Parks in Haliburton, Ontario
Haliburton, Ontario, is both a village and a county in the south-central portion of the province. Algonquin Park borders the northside of Haliburton County. There are opportunities for canoeing, fishing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking throughout the county and in Algonquin Park. Algonquin Park has one of the larger wolf populations in North America and visitors frequently hear them baying during the night. RV travelers have several options for parks and campgrounds in the greater Haliburton area.

Jay Lake Camping and RV Park

RVs up to 40 feet in length can be accommodate at Jay Lake Camping and RV aprk. Site hookups include water, sewer, and 30- or 50-amp electric. The park is next to Jay Lake where guests can canoe, fish, kayak and swim. Pets are allowed (visitors entering Canada from the United States with pets need to bring health certificates and license papers when going through customs.) There are showers, bathrooms, a laundry room and a dump station available for guests to use. Canoe and rowboat rentals are available at the park. The Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd. is within an hour's drive. Visitors can see wolves and other wildlife at the reserve.

Jay Lake Camping and RV Park
1831 County Rd. # 21
R.R. # 1
Minden, Ontario, Canada K0M 2K0
(705) 286-1233


Algonquin Provinicial Park

There are several campgrounds within Algonquin Provincial Park. The Canisbay Lake Campground has sites for RVs that include electric hookups. There are showers and bathrooms available at the campground. A section of the campground is reserved and set-aside as "dog-free" and another as "radio-free." Those seeking peace and quiet from barking dogs or music being played can opt to stay at one of these sections. Fire rings and grills are at most sites. Canoeing and kayaking can be done at Canisbay Lake. There are hiking trails and biking routes accessible from the campground.

Algonquin Provincial Park (contact info)
Box 219
Whitney, Ontario Canada K0J 2M0
(705) 633-5572

South Wind Motel and Campground

The campground at the South Wind has several creek-side RV sites. Hookups include 30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer connections. Anglers can fish for trout from the park property. Pets are allowed if leashed. Guests may use the showers, bathrooms, swimming pool, dump station and picnicking facilities. Hikers can head into Algonquin Park and try the 10-mile Mizzy Lake Trail or the 8-mile Hardwood Lookout Trail. There are three dedicated canoe trails within Algonquin Park for paddlers seeking a backcountry canoeing or kayaking experience. Moose and wolves can be spotted in Algonquin.

South Wind Motel and Campground
6254 County Rd 121
Minden, Ontario Canada K0M 2K0
(705) 286-2152


Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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