Photo by John Chippa

Camping Season Kicks Off

It’s time to gear up for camping season, now that the Lower Thames Conservation Areas are open.

Families can cool off by Lake Erie all summer long, or enjoy a weekend getaway in the forest.

Close by is the C.M Wilson Conservation Area in Chatham. It’s open until October 19, where campers can hitch their tents or pull up a trailer to explore the wildlife.

Other campgrounds to check out include:

  • Big Bend Conservation Area campground (Southwest Middlesex) – Open for family, group, or season camping until Thanksgiving Monday
  • E.M Warwick Conservation Area (West Elgin)- Best for camping in groups
  • Longwoods Road Conservation Area (Strathroy-Caradoc)- Site used for conservation groups like Scouts and Girl Guides

For more information, visit the Lower Thames Conservation website.