|Backcountry Site Map of Grundy Lake|
(From Park Tabloid, 2005)
Website: Ontario Parks
Map: Google Maps
Camping Facilities: Car Camping with some pseudo backcountry
Stargazing: Good, in fact we saw the Northern Lights each time visit.
Summary: Some very easy-to-access backcountry but some sites close to beaches & railroad, eliminating any sense of wilderness
Thoughts: A last-minute interior camping trip from Toronto in August can be a challenging thing to arrange. Joeperry? Full. Frontenac? Full. Killarney? Full. Canisbay? Full. However, there's always Grundy lake; the paddle-in sites are non-reservable (first come, first served basis), and there are often plenty of sites available (twice I've found sites in the middle of the peak season, even on a Labour Day weekend).
|Site 119 on Grundy Lake|
|Peaceful night on Grundy Lake|
All things considered, it's your last, best option for a spontaneous camping weekend in peak season. And it's a pretty good one, all things considered.
Update: the sites are now reservable, so the spontaneity has been cut out of this option. You're probably going to have to book in advance.