Rock Point Provincial Park, Dunnville

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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.
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  • We have camped several times and often go winter hiking! Just watch out if it rains a lot, some sites get really wet! Went kayaking with Grand River Kayak, they'll even deliver kayaks to the park for ...  more »
  • Summer has ended but our camping has not. Rockpoint is a fantastic place to take in some early fall camping. Rockpoint is still open until October 10th. The grounds are well taken care of, bathrooms a...  more »
  • Bucket List: visit every Provincial Park in Ontario. Had lots of fun here at the lookout (its beautiful) and down on the beach. Thought of going for a swim but weather was not good. Had some fun on th...  more »
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  • Nice little spot for camping, swimming, fishing and looking for fossils. Beautiful sunsets along the water.
  • Great local campground! All the typical amenities of a provincial park. Beach is a bit rocky and sandy and great for sunset walks. Campsites range from very open to sun to shady and woodsy with most having good privacy. We enjoy the labour day weekend here.
  • Nice family car camping park. Facilities are very clean even during the July long weekend. Not very many mosquitoes since your very close to the water line. Very relaxing to fall asleep to the waves rolling into the shoreline. As my 7 year old would say, "cotton candy sunsets". Only thing is I prefer sites be more segregated- separate dog sites and trailers from non-pets and tent only sites.
  • Nice park.... not enough attractions ... no kayaks or other water sport rentals. They have bike rental tho... nice fossils along the lake shore. TERRIBLE!TERRIBLE DIRTY TOILETS!!!!! I have been in other parks and that is was plain disgusting. Never less we had good time and bcuz it was dog friendly we took our pet with us which was bonus. Won't b coming back anyway.... the toilets kill me... something to work on!
  • Stayed Friday/Saturday/Sunday of August long weekend. Very friendly staff. Was a good spot for my dog, though people let off fireworks that she didn't care for (but no ones fault). One thing I will say is that our camp site (52) had a TON of spiders. Cobwebs on everything and I'm still finding spiders in my car. If I were an entomologist this would have been great but for two arachnophobes was too much!! I've seen at least one other review mention the spiders - so at least not just me. Bathroom facilities adequate though not always the cleanest and quite a line at some times (especially as park was full). A good mix of people - families, couples etc. Was very quiet in the evening which suited me fine! Lovely walk along the the water, but very wavy and lots of signs warning about swimming with the undertow so perhaps not a beach for little ones!

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