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I challenge you to find a more unique camping experience in the Kawarthas! In fact, if you know of something that can compete with this experience, let me know and I will write about it.

What am I referring to? Camping in beautiful Sandaraska Park, amid 200 acres and 219 campsites, in scenic Ganaraska Forest…with your horse!


The surrounding forest includes 11,000 acres with access to hundreds of trails. You can explore the Ganaraska Forest on horseback and both of you can return to your private campsite. Most sites are fully serviced with hydro and water and offer pens of 10’ by 10’ or 12’ by 12’.


Options range from 2 people / 2 horses + 2 pens, 3 persons / 3 horses + 3 pens, to 4 persons / 4 horses and 4 pens.

“Pack up the RV or tent, the family and your four-legged friend(s) and a spend a few days or a week in beautiful Sandaraska Park!” 

And there is more! Check out the special events happening every weekend including horse clinics with topics such as de spooking, and fun for the family including drama clubs, kid’s crafts, kids and adult’s karaoke.

Facilities include:

  • Daily, weekly or seasonal sites
  • Clean washrooms, hot showers and flush toilets
  • Two playgrounds and playhouse; large recreational hall, basketball and park library
  • Laundry facilities
  • Dumping station
  • New heated salt water pool; pool open from 9am to dusk
  • Hiking trails; nightly patrols
  • Fire pits, firewood and ice
  • Park store

…And fresh air, peace, tranquility and the opportunity to make new friends who love all of things that you do.


For more information:

Sandaraska Park 156 Sandaraska Road Pontypool, ON  L0A 1K0

Phone: 705.277.2000


Email:  sandaraskapark@live.ca

 Please note: Atv’s and dirt bikes are not to be ridden on Sandaraska Park property


Ganaraska Forest Centre 10585 Cold Springs Camp Road Campbellcroft ON L0A 1B0 Phone: 905.797.2721


Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority 2216 County Road 28 Port Hope ON L1A 3V8 Phone: 905.885.8173 Fax: 905.885.9824 info@grca.on.ca


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Finally, summer has arrived and the kids are out of school. If you are wondering what do both during the week and on the weekends there is one perfect option: Sandaraska Park.

Before we describe the typical attractions you will find at Sandaraska, let’s look at a truly unique option – camping with your horse! Yes, you read that correctly.


Sandaraska Park offers a camping experience for horse owners. Book a camping site and have access to almost 11,000 acres of forest with hundreds of kilometers of trail within the Ganaraska Forest. Memberships and day passes are available. Be sure to make reservations though to secure your site with hydro, water and a horse pen. And all sizes of horse trailers can be accommodated!


Check out the photo gallery at http://www.sandaraskapark.ca/equestrian-photo-gallery

Don’t own a horse? No problem, because with 200 acres in the park itself, there is more than enough to do for families.

Why not go camping? Choose from the 219 large shady or open campsites. Pick daily, weekly or seasonal sites with close access to clean washrooms, hot showers, flush toilets and even a new laundry facility.

The kids can still run off energy playing in the two playgrounds, playhouse or swimming in the heated salt water pool. They can participate in events and activities organized for all ages. Or play basketball, horseshoes or go hiking.

In the evening consider sitting around the fire pits, roasting marshmallows or telling tall tales.


No matter what your outdoor activity preference is, you will find it at Sandaraska Park.

The park is a short drive from Bethany at 156 Sandaraska Road, Pontypool, ON L0A 1K0, 705.277.2000.

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