Rock Point Provincial Park, Dunnville
Categories: Nature & Parks
Rock Point Provincial Park is a park located on the north shore of Lake Erie near the mouth of the Grand River in the Carolinian zone of southwestern Ontario. It occupies an area of.Habitats within the park include wetlands, forests and dunes. Trees include the uncommon Big Shellbark Hickory. Limestone shelves along the lake shore contain the fossils of marine animals from the Devonian period. There is also a sandy beach for swimming.Located above the fossil beds is a red clay bluff which separates the campgrounds from the Lake.There is a bird banding station in the park for monitoring bird migration.The fossil beds also contain deposits of chert, a stone similar to flint which was worked to produce stone points. An archeological survey of the park revealed a late paleo-Indian camp. The camp showed evidence that the people were working the chert as well as fishing in the lake.To visit Rock Point Provincial Park on your trip to Dunnville, use our Dunnville vacation builder.
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The park warden was on a power trip. Authority had gone to her head. There are new wardens there this year, and they should be let go. For twenty years we have been coming here with no problems at all... read more »
Its hard to sum up Rock point in a simple blurb. Ive been coming to this provincial park for a very long time. its close enough to get to easily and far enough that it is a genuine escape. the sites a... read more »
This seems to be a well run Provincial Park with a surprising number of campsites. Apparently some of the beach crowd has been unruly and that has coloured people's perceptions of the park. I didn't c... read more »
Nice little provincial park on the north shore of Lake Erie. A lot less crowded than Long Point and Turkey Point. Camp sites offer good privacy. Campers seemed to be more friendly and less rowdy than other parks we've been to.
Very nice location. It has a wide grass lawn leading up to the beach so it is easy to get a wagon and a bunch of people carrying things down to the picnic tables near the beach. There are lots of picnic tables and most are in afternoon shade so that was a nice thing to see. The beach is pretty rocky with some sandy patches. The water does get deep faster than other beaches like Port Burwell or Long Point. The water was quite choppy the day we were there but not sure if this is a usual thing. Our young kids definitely needed life jackets and had to stay closer to an adult than at other beaches. The first meter or two of the water is rocky so water shoes might be a good idea.
NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. Dog friendly. (First thing I look for in all reviews and posts.) The provincial park is great for a regular camper, family camping and for RV camping. But it is not wheelchair accessible in anyway except for some of the bathrooms and some of the sites. It isn't a teenager/adult party campground. It's below par for an experienced camper. -The trails? Or lack thereof are sad there's two, the one I used was lead to a deer nest and a section of the beach. I did see some deer and turkey on the premises. Although, I can't say for sure if it was a local farmers turkey. - The washrooms are decent. The camp grounds have comfort stations and kbo bathrooms (toilet seat ontop of a hole in the ground). They are maintained regularly but, the bathrooms by the beaches aren't maintained or used at all. The bathrooms in most places are wheelchair accessible but do not have automatic doors or ramps. - The grounds are maintained decently by a lawnmower and weedwacker. Be careful of walking barefoot and with your dog because of weeds. - The park officals are seen regularly througout the days that I was there. - The beaches are great, although it's a rock and sand beach. The water is clear, depending on the weather there is waves. There is no life guard. - The beaches and the dog beach are not wheelchair accessible. A stroller or buggie yes but, not a wheelchair. For my case, I'm strong enough to pull my mother backwards across the grass to the beach. Although, due to the slope and the sand she couldn't go further than the grass parking lot / picnic area. She was also unable to use the bathroom the entire time she was there. The bathrooms at the beach are not wheelchair accessible. Improvements that need to be made for this campground. Wheelchair/stroller/buggie access to all the beaches and washrooms, including automatic doors. A simple plank board or board walk to and from the parking lot and beach. It doesn't have to go in the water, it just has to reach the sandbar. This will not only open up your users but, your general clientele. Disabled, disabled with guide dog, young families with strollers, families with disabled and seniors, who use walkers and canes. There is room for improvement, Considering this provincial park is aimed towards inexperienced/ experienced and Rv campers.
An absolutly Beautiful park. A long, wonderful beach. Warm water and rolling waves. Big beautiful trees for shade close to the beach. Lots of campsites, as well as plenty of parking close to the beach. Clean bathrooms, shower facilities and a small store with great prices and very friendly staff. Loved every second we were here, can't wait to return every summer.
Julie l Hobson
Loved it. Fascinating beach area to explore for fossils and fish. Restful, grassy camp sites. Easy access, double-bay pump out area with large concrete parking pads for efficient departure process! Hope to return in the future.
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