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Camping at Sandbanks

In the peak season (July-August), a variety of campsites are available to reserve 5 months prior to planned arrival dates. Reservations can be made on line at or by phoning 1-888-ONT-PARK. (888 -668-7275). We recommend that you examine the information about the site you hope to book carefully to ensure it suits your equipment requirements, such as size, shade, privacy and distance from facilities.

Please note that the Friends of Sandbanks do not make campsite reservations!

Sandbanks Hiking TrailsThough there is no winter camping at Sandbanks, the spring and fall shoulder seasons are wonderful times to visit the park and obtaining a reservation is much easier. Although Cedars and Richardson’s Campgrounds are closed during this period, there are plenty of great sites still available in Woodlands and Outlet River Campgrounds. (check maps to locate these).

Area A, B and Cedars are in the Outlet section of the park. Campsites here are varied in size and location. Some are right at the beach, while others are a short walk back in cooler shaded areas. In Outlet River B Area there are several popular sites located along the Outlet River. There are 35 sites in Outlet River A Campground, equipped with electrical hook-ups. There are rustic vault toilets located through these campgrounds, as well as several comfort stations equipped with flush toilets, showers and laundry machines.

Bicycle racks are found throughout the park. A bicycle/pedestrian path connects the front gate area though the Woodlands Campground across the park to the Dunes Day-Use Beach.

Woodlands Campground is partially in the woods and partially in mainly open fields. All sites have electricity and most of these sites are suitable for larger RVs. Woodlands Campground is situated in a mature hardwood stand and is about a 10 minute walk from the Outlet Beach.

Richardson’s is a rustic campground found between the Lakeshore Lodge and the Sandbanks Beach Day-Use Areas. Presently there are no comfort stations here but vault toilets are available. The ground is generally flat and good for tents. The sites are mainly lightly shaded.

Furthest from the beaches but on East Lake, are two large group campsites. One can hold 30 people and the other 50. These group sites can be reserved in advance, beginning on the first working day in March of each year. There is a per night fee as well as a per person fee.

Remember that campsite permits include only one vehicle in the price of the permit. Each additional vehicles requires a permit and may have to be parked in designated additional vehicle parking lots.