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It’s Time to Take Up Camping in the Eastman

Camping has always been an excellent way for families to get away from it all.

By Eastman Tourism

June 28, 2018
Read time: 4 min

Camping has always been an excellent way for families to get away from it all. A way to break free of the stresses and business of the regular daily grind; a way to reconnect with yourself, your spouse, your children, and nature. Removed from the regular distractions of life; no tv, no computer, no work, no cell phones (in some cases), no household chores, no errands . . . means that you have no choice but to engage, bond, and socialize with your family.

Camping seems to be one of those rare family activities that can bring everyone together for some real quality time. It’s funny how time seems to slow when you are out there among the trees and stars; breathing in the fresh air and soaking in the giggles and memories that will be talked about for years. It’s almost magical how the simple, mundane family chores become activities and adventures. Meals created over the campfire suddenly become a family affair with all-hands-on-deck. Afternoons are family adventures filled with explorations, games, adventures, and experiences. And evenings become a time to share stories and experiences.

Eastern Manitoba is home to so many beautiful campgrounds to explore. Whether you are new to camping or have been doing it for years, we are sure you will create some wonderful, life lasting memories with your family at one of our top five picks! As a bonus, download the Ultimate Eastman Camping Gear List to help you prep for your trip.

Rock Garden Campground

Rock Garden Campground is a family owned and operated camping getaway in Richer, Manitoba. Located near 7 challenging golf courses, restaurants, fresh fruit stand & market gardens, and the Sandilands Provincial Forest, Rock Garden provides all the amenities and activities you could dream of while getting away for a perfect family weekend.

Heated Pool Picnic Shelter Keith's Way Hiking Trail
Wireless Internet (Hot Spot) Planned Activities Birding
Modern Washrooms Playground Games Room
Hot Showers Full-sized Basketball Court Book Exchange
Laundromat Horseshoe Pits Fire Pits
Snack Bar Mini Golf Picnic Tables
Convenience Store Volleyball Firewood for Sale

Great Woods Park and Campground

A unique and spacious park and campground, Great Woods Park and Campground is located in Beausejour, Manitoba. Enjoy the natural beauty of this park, highlighted with groomed lawns, coniferous and deciduous trees and the meandering Brokenhead River with your family this summer! Great Woods provides plenty of amenities and activities for some time away with the family, and if you're looking for more things to do, the always hoping and vibrant Town of Beausejour is just 5 minutes away!

Suspension Walking Bridge Volleyball & Bocci Ball Group Picnic Facility
Children's Playground Tubing Fishing
Canoeing Swiming Nature Trails
Horseshoe Pits Riverwalk Outdoor Stage
Covered Cabana Rentals Washrooms and Showers Firewood

Debonair Campground

Debonaire Campground, located in St. Malo, Manitoba, is all about fun, family-friendly camping. With three play structures and a private beach complete with palm trees, kids of all ages will have the time of their lives! Staying at Debonaire Campground puts you minutes away from some of the coolest Eastern Manitoba attractions such as the Crow Wing Trail, Manitoba's Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, St. Malo Provincial Park, and so much more!

Private Beach 3 Playstructures WiFi Hot Spots
Horseshoe Pits Volleyball Geocaching
Book Exchange Modern Washrooms Showers
Laundromat Campfires  

Prairie Oak Campground

Prairie Oak Campground is a little off the beaten path, providing a quiet and relaxing stay that will surely keep you going back. Located in Emerson, Manitoba, Prairie Oak provides access to local hiking trails and plenty of fishing opportunities along the Red River. With a short drive into Emerson, you'll find golfing, water adventures, trails, and the historic Fort Dufferin.

Man Made Beach Access to Hiking Trails ATV Friendly
Modern Washrooms Showers Laundromat
Fishing WiFi (Complete Site) Playground

Lilac Resort

Located in Ste. Anne, Manitoba, Lilac Resort is Manitoba's most complete RV, Lodging, and Water Park. Whether you are ready to soak up the sun on the tropical sun deck, relax in a hot tub, or dance in the sand by the light of bonfires and Tiki torches, Lilac Resort will whisk your family away for a magical weekend full of excitement and memories. 

Tiki Juice Bar 4 Hot Tubs WiFi Hot Spots
Water Slide Speed Slides Animal Slides
2 Pools Wading Pool Soccer Field
Beach Volleyball Courts Play Structures Tetherball Poles
Convenience Store Fishing Pond Baseball Diamond
Basketball Court Laundromat Modern Washrooms
Planned Activities Free Showers Movie Nights
Game Show Nights Live Entertainment

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