While exploring the beautiful and vast Lake Superior Provincial Park you likely will want to stay more than just the day in the park and camping is your best option to stay overnight! Lake Superior Provincial Park has two different campgrounds Agawa Bay in the south and Rabbit Blanket in the north of the park as well as back country camping. We stayed in Agawa Bay both times we drove through Lake Superior Provincial Park and wished we could stay longer each time. Agawa Bay Campground is located right on the shores of Lake Superior with a 3 km beach stretching as far as the eye can see for those who are brave enough to jump in the frigid waters of Lake Superior.
One of the things we love about Agawa Bay Campground is almost every campsite has a view – not all of them are right on the water but even then you can see still see it. The waterfront sites are the first sites to go so if you want a premium spot where you can watch the sunset sink into the horizon each night I would suggest you book months in advance. When thinking about booking a site if you are in a tent we suggest you not book the campsites closest to Highway 17 – you can hear the highway so this is better for RVs as we could not hear the noise from inside our trailer!
There is a total of 147 sites which 38 of these are electrical. Lake Superior Provincial Park does not have any water or sewer hook ups similar to the rest of Ontario Parks. They do how ever have two comfort stations with flush toilets, hot showers, coin laundry as well as a trailer dump and fill station. The visitor centre is also a great place to go learn more about the park or pick up a souvenir in the gift shop!
For dog owners that love to bring their dog camping this was a great perk about the Agawa Bay Campground was they have a section of the beach just for dogs! Most of the 3km beach stretch right in front of the campground has no dog signs up but if you walk back towards the visitors center and amphitheatre you will find signs that lead you to the area of the dog beach. Keno had a blast splashing in the lake as it was the perfect temperature for a husky! We could not get her out of the water but you couldn’t pay us to go in it was so cold!
Agawa Bay is definitely on one of our favourite places we have camped so far in Ontario and look forward to coming back someday!
A Few Tips When Camping at Agawa Bay with an RV:
- Ensure that you book the campsite based on the size of your trailer – the roads and sites are both incredibly tight which can make it hard to get in and out of sites
- Make sure to book early if you are looking for a spot with power since there are only 38 sites with electricity
- If you want a waterfront site make sure to book as early as possible as these are the sites that go first