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

Our camp office in Port Elgin is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (May 1 to October 31).

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
  • Accessible showers

Short-term campsites and reservations

Short-term campsites are available at both campgrounds by the day, week or month. View our Overnight Camper Information to answer any questions you may have. The following rates do not include HST.

2019 fees

May, June, September and October

  • Daily rate: $28.05
  • Weekly rate: $190.31
  • Monthly rate: $763.90

July and August

  • Daily rate: $46.08
  • Weekly rate: $320.51
  • Monthly rate: $1,274.05

Reservations

To book your campsite, please call 519-832-2512 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.

2019 fees

  • Seasonal campsite: $2,708.14
  • Seasonal boat parking: $216.30

Amenities

  • Fee for second fridge: $67.32
  • 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

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.