Ever wonder what the inside of our cabins look like? Here's a photo tour of the Bass Cabin at Crysler Park Marina
Each cabin features a fridge, microwave, toaster, table for 6, queen bed, bunk bed (in the same room as the queen bed), a futon couch, covered porch, BBQ with propane, fire pit and a waterfront view.
You can find similar cabins at Glengarry Park (3) McLaren's (8), Farran's (3), The Bird Sanctuary (2), Crysler Park Marina (3), Riverside-Cedar (5) and Ivy Lea Campground (4). 10 cabins are wheelchair accessible and 2 are dog-friendly.
Prices are $95 per night on weekdays and $112 on weekends (Fri/Sat).
We do not provide linens for these cabins so it is important to bring the appropriate bedding for your stay.
Book your cabin experience at StLawrenceParks.com
This is Farran Park Campground
Just west of the Long Sault Parkway and the village of Ingleside lies Farran Park, a large, rounded peninsula with a public beach and over 200 camp sites.
Farran's features many seasonal campsites with some families having camped here for over 20 years. The south-west section of the point is a must-see camping destination. With wide-open lots, large majestic trees and rolling gravel roads, Farran Park is a quintessential quiet campground for a nice slow bike-ride or walk. With direct access to the Waterfront Trail, it is also a mainstay for cyclists. Just a short 3km bike ride over to the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary for a nice walk in the woods.
As with many of the campgrounds within the Parks of The St Lawrence, Farran's water view is mainly of uninhabited islands across the river. With the extensive bird sanctuary grounds across the western bay, you simply won't see anything but untouched islands and marshlands from the water's edge and nothing but stars at night by the campfire.
The western section of Farran's is an open, spacious place with plenty of room for kids to play Frisbee, fly a kite or just run around playing tag. You can often find people walking slowly around the eastern loop and stopping to chat with each other.
The eastern section of Farran's is mainly for RV and trailer camping and is located up on a small hill. The trees and breeze give these lots that 'camping sound' almost all of the time. Sit back relax and listen to the leaves while you read your book.
The beach is also a perfect spot for the family to spend a day together. A wide sandy beach with a kid's playground, swings and a roped off swimming area, the beach also recently added several metric tonnes of sand. If you visited Farran's beach in the past, it is perhaps the perfect time to return and see the improvements. With weekend programming included, there is always something for the kids to do while staying at Farran's.
Over on the far east side of the campground is a few group camping lots reserved for larger groups looking to camp together. A unique feature in the Parks of The St Lawrence and a popular destination throughout the summer.
There is also a boat launch and small dock available on the eastern side / group camping area which is the perfect place to get your boat or canoe into the water - or to fish with your kids.
The three cabins overlooking the water are also well placed for a beach view or early morning sunrise coffee on the veranda. There is also a wheelchair accessible cabin with larger doors and a ramp.
Farran's is open until October so it's not too late to enjoy a fabulous weekend of camping with the family!
Book your Farran Park stay at StLawrenceParks.com
This is McLaren Campground
The western-most campground on the Long Sault Parkway, McLaren is family-favourite spot where people just keep coming back year after year. It is the quintessential campground.
With 206 sites, 40 seasonal campers, 8 cabins, 2 beaches, a kids' playground, swings, tether-ball, netted soccer field, boat launch, boat-mooring beach, baseball diamond and a river-front view, McLaren really has it all. The showers and bathrooms have been updated recently as well.
The 8 cabins are west-facing and overlook two uninhabited islands; Bredin Island and Croil Island State Park (USA). They also offer breathtaking sunset views and a perfect bay for canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing or simply riverfront lounging.
Unlike the other campgrounds on the Parkways, McLaren's beach is private (just for the campers) and is a popular spot to get the kids wet and have a fun relaxing day on the sand. With a boat launch and a 'boat mooring' beach available, many campers like to bring their boats as part of the camping experience.
A fun-filled summer programming session is also a mainstay at McLaren with weekend programs for the kids to meet and get to know each other while having fun. Park Ranger Liam is also a knowledgeable historian of the St Lawrence Seaway project, so be sure to get some historical context of the park while visiting the registration building.
The wide-open fields and mature trees are a mainstay of McLaren's and help set the mood as a very open and relaxing place to camp.
Need to relax with the family? Book your McLaren stay online at StLawrenceParks.com
Who doesn't love a great sunset?
There is something special about the sunsets over the Long Sault Parkway. Maybe it's the north-west facing spots, the calm reflecting water, the long causeways or the flat lands of Eastern Ontario. Maybe it's magic!
We'd love to see some of our guests sunset photos - like these images from Luv2shoot Photography and our own staff.
Use the hashtag #StLawrenceParks and #Sunset and connect with our Instagram account @StLawrenceParks
Thanks to a few days of rain, the BURN BANS HAVE BEEN LIFTED at all of our Parks!
Please feel free to go back to storytelling, marshmallows, s'mores, quality fireside quiet time or campfire songs at your leisure.
Yes, caps lock was necessary.
This is Woodlands Campground
Located at the mid-way point of the Long Sault Parkway, Woodlands Campground has a little bit of everything a campground needs; 195 sites, a kids play area, 3 beaches, a private peninsula, mini-cabins, mature trees, waterfront views, children's programming, and even a family lodge.
Depending on the site selected, your camping experience at Woodlands could be quite different. Upon entering the grounds, there is an ironically-named peninsula called 'the island' which features roughly 60 campsites in a quiet setting across an inlet from the other campsites, registration booth and the beaches. Ironic because all of Woodlands is an island - you just feel separated there!
Once inside of Woodlands, many of the sites have open space and a view of the water. The gently-sloping terrain allows most campers to see the bay inside the Long Sault Parkway from their lot. Every type of campsite is available; two-service (50 amp), two service (30 amp), two service (15 amp) one service (15 amp), unserviced and waterfront.
Woodlands is the perfect place for a slow walk on a quiet gravel road.
Two mini-cabins offer a unique setting for camping in style. Bring your bedding and you're all set to enjoy some magical sunsets, quiet peaceful camping and your own private view of the bay. You're also only steps from the quietest beach in the region.
Prefer to bring the entire family? Woodlands features a Family Lodge which can accommodate up to 10 people. Although the lot is adjacent to the Parkway itself, the space is a perfect place to rent for large groups or a weekend retreat with the entire extended-family. There are also 2 serviced campsites available for even larger groups that can be reserved with a lodge booking.
Hoople Island is located down the Parkway facing the St Lawrence River and is perhaps the St Lawrence Parks' best kept camping secret. The 8 un-serviced campsites are unique to our region in both the view and the setting. Ideal for small campers, tents and people who just don't need a lot of amenities. The log at the point is a wonderful spot to sit and read and the intimate setting is a perfect getaway.
Woodlands Beach is located across the Parkway from the campground and is a beautiful, large public beach which has another kids play area, BBQs, beach volleyball nets, a soccer field, a baseball diamond, washrooms, swings, picnic tables and is a perfect spot to relax or to enjoy some company.
Book your stay today at Woodlands Campground by visiting StLawrenceParks.com