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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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  • If you're looking for something unique, then this really isn't the place, unless you're into fossiling. Even then with all of the dried algae and broken zebra mussel shells hiding the fossils that wer...  more »
  • The water and beach here ate spot on as ate the walking trails...but..they no longer have a control on keeping campers quiet!!!! If you call to complain they ask what site you are at..hmmm how about y...  more »
  • This park is an awesome place to camp or just for a day visit. Lots of ducks and geese fly over the park during their migration.  more »
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  • We found this provincial park by checking Google maps for something local to visit. Rock Point was an enjoyable drive from the Niagara region and was worth the trip. They offer plenty of camping spaces along with showers and washrooms. The water was very nice however I don't believe there's much of a beach, but I could be wrong. We went to walk along the rock shore on the east side of the park.
  • Great place. The only problem is when you go there beginning of the season on the weekend (Day pass area bi the lake) and you want to relax after week hard work you can't do it! For some reason they save cutting grass for weekend and driving tractor around you for 3-4 hours!! Usually the don't bring to manny picnic tables out beginning season! We hope this year will be better! Going this Sunday and hoping for the best. Ok.. went there Sunday June 11th. Grass is almost 2 feet hi and not to many picnic tables out yet (some one needs kick in but to get the job dun)
  • Friendly staff and visitors. Park store located on the beach with all necessities (plus hot food and ice cream). This park has all amenities needed for city folk who need a little nature. Rates are fair for sites, going for the day is just $12!! Calm and clean Erie waters with a huge strip of beach. Lots of paths and places to explore. Can be a little tricky to find the first time. Bring two GPS devices as signals with fail. This is a little slice of heaven not too far from the GTA or the US border.
  • We've returned to this park for 3 years now and always go to the same spot. They have a dog beach and sites within minutes of the beach. There is a family who provides dry wood and kindling just outside the ground for very reasonable prices. We always go there for it! The trails here are also pretty good but low-key; not for the avid hiker. Dunnville is a 15 minute driver from the park where you have a Giant Tiger, grocery store, Dollarama, LCBO, Beer Store, Tim Hortons, Ruffins Pet Store, and several eateries. Since its so close to Hamilton, it's definitely a good little park to go to when you don't want to be far from home. A little disappointed in our last visit. We are not loud people by any means, and had a friend come down for the night. We were playing Crazy 8's (lol) at 10pm (2 couples) and had the ranger come tell us we need to keep it down .......... we were sitting around a picnic table not really doing much of anything. He walked right up into the site without announcing his arrival and we had e large dogs with us who he nearly startled to death. As we had them on leads, it basically saved this guy from getting pummeled but he was about a foot from the edge of the leads before anyone noticed he was there. The edge of the leads were 10 feet from the drive path. I would give a 5 star if it wasn't for this issue we dealt with.
  • Great park lots of privacy and very dog friendly