Those looking for a more rustic or natural experience in Chatham-Kent will find it behind almost every rural bend in the road. Campers can choose from the natural settings of two provincial parks, or one of the many recreation-packed family resorts. If you are looking for more traditional amenities associated with an overnight get-away, you will love the many options of cabins and cottages to suit a variety of styles and budgets.
Please note that not all amenities (including showers or laundry facilities) are available across each location due the current pandemic. Call ahead to confirm.
Miles of sandy beach and boat launches for fishing are common at many campgrounds in Chatham-Kent. Both
Rondeau Provincial Park and
Wheatley Provincial Park are situated along Lake Erie offering you beachfront access and other water activities minutes from their site. Rondeau has 261 campsites and offers several recreational activities including lake and bay swimming, nature trails for hiking, biking and rollerblading and themed programs during peak tourist season. Tent, trailer and group camping are available at both parks. Wheatley offers wooded camp settings with most of its 220 sites shaded for good privacy. Enjoy the recreational opportunities including beach access, playgrounds and hiking trails.
Conservation Area, Private Campgrounds, Municipal Park
C.M. Wilson Conservation Area has a forest, man-made lake and small woodlot with 100 campsites. You will have access to canoe rentals, beach access and nature trails.
Private campgrounds include
Campers Cove, a family camping resort, and the marina campground at
Mitchell's Bay Marine Park. Campers Cove provides a large shaded campground with sports, movies, special events, teen programs, trails and more to, located in Wheatley. Mitchell's Bay Marine Park features 108 campsites with boat launch ramps and close proximity to beaches and playgrounds for the entire family to enjoy.
Clearville Park offers seasonal and transient camping with serviced and spacious sites. Located off the shores of Lake Erie, there are picnic tables, shelter, washrooms with showers, and laundry facilities. The beach is a popular spot where you will meet other sunbathers and those looking to enjoy the waters of the Great Lakes. Seasonal and transient rates, along with reservations are available by calling 519-674-5583.
Cabins and Cottages
Beachcombers looking for relaxation in cabins will find them often booked months in advance, so it's best to secure reservations as early as possible.
Lake Erie, Erieau
Bayside Camp offers nine seasonal trailer sites for long term guests and two nightly sites for those wanting a shorter stay. For those without a trailer, there are two cabins to accommodate four people in each. You will have access to the boat ramp, docks, and fish cleaning station, and can also rent a kayak, canoe or pedal boat.
Bayview Bliss offers both cottages and cabins. Cottages sleep up to six people, and are fully equipped with a kitchen and private bath. Cabins are suitable for one to two persons, and also feature a kitchen and private bath.
Lakeside Cabin Rentals features ten self-catered units, each with parking. Most feature a kitchenette, however there are a few with full kitchens.
Erie-O Motel has three waterfront cottage suites available to rent. Each feature full kitchens, separate bedrooms, couches, WIFI and satellite T.V. with on the spot fishing right off the docks.
Lake St. Clair, Mitchell's Bay
Garden Patch Cabins offers three units to choose from, each being fully equipped. The largest sleeps twelve people.
Parkside Cabins has daily, weekly and monthly rental options. There are five motel rooms and 2 fully equipped cabins.
Rooms at the Bay offers rooms to accommodate up to five people. Amenities include full sized fridge, microwave and T.V.
Waterway Cottage & Trailer Resort near Mitchell's Bay features several cottage rentals, all including air conditioning and heat. Indoor plumbing, town water and amenities including a boat dock and fire pits. Enjoy tranquil nights and great fishing or hunting.