Looking for locations near London Ontario Canada, within a 2 hour drive where I can hike in and set up camp. I'd prefer to not have to go past Toronto because of the heavy traffic, if I can avoid it.

So far, I haven't found anything except provincial parks, where they don't allow camping except at designated areas. I've only found places near Algonquin, and again, that's pretty far out and past Toronto.


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If you drove 3 hours there may be some possibilities along the Bruce Trail. I'm unsure where you might be able to camp but you may want to check out this link from their website: http://brucetrail.org/pages/trail/camping

  • Thanks Stephen. The Terra Cotta Conservation area looks promising. I've also heard about camping along the Bruce trail. I'll call a few places and see.
    – Lucas
    Commented Jul 19, 2015 at 1:16

Thanks for your help. I've purchased a Bruce Trail map and found Terra Cotta Conservation Area and Pretty River Valley Provincial Park with a camp spot in adjacent Petun Conservation Area. The latter is 2 hours away, but I think it'll suffice.

  • you generally cannot camp in conservation areas. Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 4:44
  • Hi @KateGregory. Thanks for the heads up. However, the Bruce Trail shows a designated spot where it is permitted.
    – Lucas
    Commented Jul 22, 2015 at 0:38
  • Stack Exchange works different than forums. This "answer" would be much more appropriate as a comment on Stephen's answer. It's also good to accept his answer, since it seems to have addressed your problem.
    – Ian Dunn
    Commented May 27, 2018 at 0:22

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