COVID-19 Update - July 31, 2020: Transient overnight camping has been suspended for the 2020 season. The camps are open to seasonal permit holders. A limited number of washroom and shower facilities have been reopened opened:
- Port Elgin: Ball diamond accessible washrooms and showers
- Southampton: Camp 2 washrooms
- Southampton: Camp 3 (south end washrooms) 

We operate two tourist campgrounds in Port Elgin and Southampton from May 1 to October 31. Both camps offer full service sites for seasonal and overnight campers that are located near the downtown cores and beaches.

Locations and hours of operation

Hours

Staff are available at the camp office service window.

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm

Campground locations

Port Elgin Tourist Camp
584 Bruce St. Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C1
519-832-2512

Southampton Tourist Camp
277 Lake St. Southampton, ON N0H 2L0
519-797-3648

Amenities and maps

View our Port Elgin Tourist Camp Map and Southampton Tourist Camp Map for more information on camp sites, washrooms, office locations and telephones.

  • Electricity
  • Dump station (Port Elgin site)
  • Firewood available for purchase
  • Wireless internet (at camp offices)
  • Accessible washrooms - limited facilities available (see July 31 update above)
  • Accessible showers - limited facilities available (see July 31 update above)

Short-term campsites and reservations

The Town of Saugeen Shores has suspended transient overnight camping for the 2020 camping season. Anyone who had previously reserved a transient camp site will be contacted by staff.

Transient campsites can be reserved as seasonal sites for 2020 only. If you're interested in reserving a site for the remainder of the season, please call 519-832-2008 ext 131 or reserve by email.

Seasonal rates and booking

There is currently a waiting list for seasonal campsites. Email us to be added to the list, or view Trailers for Sale within the campgrounds. The following rates do not include HST.

2020 fees

  • Seasonal campsite: $2,789.39 (+hst)
  • Seasonal boat parking: $222.79 (+hst)

Amenities

  • Fee for second fridge: $69.34
  • Dumping station: $6.69

Payment portal

Pay your fees online via the payment portal. You need a user name to activate your payment portal. If you have not received your user name email email, please contact us.

Pay online

Campground rules and by-laws

View our Tourist Camp General Rules to find out more about acceptable behaviour and items at both municipal camp sites.

You can also check out our Tourist Camp By-law Booklet. The by-laws govern the campgrounds and let you know about things like:

  • Campsite tidiness
  • General code of conduct
  • How to make changes to your campsite
  • How to sell your trailer

Trailers for sale

View Trailers for Sale within the campgrounds. Postings are added as units are available.

Looking for a different type of camping experience? There are lots of great options in Saugeen Shores.

  • MacGregor Point Provincial Park offers a variety of camping options including tent, trailer and yurt sites. The park offers nature trails, summer programs, and one of the most ecologically diverse natural places along the Lake Huron Shoreline.
  • Saugeen Bluffs Horse Camping and Conservation Area provides an opportunity for visitors to camp with their horses. The conservation area offers 15km of trails in mature woodlands for both campers and day rides, as well as other equine amenities.