Toronto - Glen Rouge Campground, nestled in 12,000 acres of forests and meadows in Rouge Park, opens for the 2008 season on Thursday, May 8. Glen Rouge is operated by the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, and is Toronto’s only campground.

Glen Rouge Campground provides a unique urban wilderness experience. Nature enthusiasts can hike or paddle into the heart of the Rouge Park, an ecological treasure and Canada’s largest urban park. At the same time, those looking for adventure in the city will find the campground is just minutes away from attractions, including the Toronto Zoo, Lake Ontario beaches and two of Toronto’s five municipal golf courses - Tam O’Shanter and Dentonia Park. Just minutes away from downtown Toronto, Glen Rouge Campground is accessible by public transit.

The 8.7-hectare campground is equipped with 125 sites, including 87 that are fully-serviced for recreational vehicles, 27 unserviced sites and 11 that are designed specifically for backpackers. The facility is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the camping season until October 14. Amenities include: washrooms, showers, coin laundry, vending machines, fire pits and barbecues, children’s play area, volleyball and horseshoes.

Glen Rouge Campground is located off Kingston Rd., just north of Highway 401 and east of the Sheppard Ave./Port Union Rd. interchange.

Reservations can be made from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. To register for a campsite, call 416-338-CAMP (2267) or e-mail camping@toronto.ca. For more information about Glen Rouge Campground, visit http://www.toronto.ca/parks.