Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Georgina
Categories: Nature & Parks
Sibbald Point Provincial Park is a provincial park located in Sutton West, Ontario, Canada on the southern shores of Lake Simcoe, north of Toronto. The park is located to the east of the vacation town of Jackson's Point, and The Briars Resort and Country Club which is still owned by the Sibbald family.Sibbald Point Provincial Park has long sand beaches, sunny and shaded campsites, large grassy picnic areas and a forested hiking trail. The Sibbald family sold the property in 1951 to the County of York and it was open as a County Park until 1956 when the County conveyed it to the Province. The property was then renamed as Sibbald Point Provincial Park and opened in 1957.Two of the major attractions in the park were constructed by the Sibbald family during the nineteenth century. The family home was purchased by Susan Sibbald from Major William Kingdom Rains in 1835. She supervised its transformation from a small cottage into a rural estate, a process which was completed in the 1840s. She named the structure Eildon Hall after the family estate in Scotland. Today the building serves as a museum dedicated to life in rural Ontario during the mid-nineteenth century. The museum is also known as the Sibbald Memorial Museum. An Ontario Historical Plaque was erected by the province to commemorate Eildon Hall's role in Ontario's heritage.Another important structure located adjacent to the park is St. George's Anglican Church. The church was built by Susan Sibbald's sons to replace an existing small wooden church, and was dedicated as a memorial to her. Completed in 1877, it ministers to the community to this day. Attached to the church is a small cemetery which contains the graves of many prominent citizens of the Lake Simcoe area including writers Stephen Leacock and Mazo de la Roche as well as musician Jim Schwalm.With our online itinerary creator, Jackson's Point attractions like Sibbald Point Provincial Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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We camped at Sibbald Provincial Park Thanksgiving weekend in our travel trailer. This campground is huge and probably can handle about 400 RVs. Some of the sites were closed as this was its last weeke... read more »
Appreciated the seniors park entrance fee. Walked the beach, did the walking trail and totally enjoyed a well looked after park.
I have camped here a few times now and have had no complaints. The sites are large and well maintained. They do sell firewood but it's on the pricey side, I picked some up in Sutton at No Frills $2 ch... read more »
We went there for weekend camping. The Campgrounds are nice and very secured. Lots of greens. The beach was a bit too crowdy maybe because of the weekend. Otherwise its a great place for fun and relaxing.
We camped here for the July long weekend. Toilets were dirty and one stall had no toilet paper for 2 days. Not enough washroom for the number of sites. Size of sites vary a lot. Ours was very small, but when we biked around there were some bigger sites. Beach and all over the whole campground had a lot of garbage on ground. It seemed like this campground had a lot of big family get-togethers. Big groups of people with loud music. Perhaps why there was so much garbage around too. If you are looking for nature and trails and quiet private sites, this is not the campground for you.
The camping is great the atmosphere is fun, if you have a dog, do not go. The beach area where pets and their families are allowed is disgusting. The rocks are not removed, so please wear very durable water shoes. The garbage and black sludge is not cleaned either so if you have children or plan on having clean legs, do not swim. Five feet away at the Dog free beach, the rocks are removed and the water is clean, there is also sand for one to sit on and enjoy. Unfortunately if you have a dog, you do not deserve sand, clean water or a decent swim. Dog owners beware.
Silbbald Point is a very good family campground about 1 hour from the GTA, I took my daughters (8 & 11) camping for the first time on the August long weekend . It was terrific, not too crowded, except for the beach. Showers and washrooms were well maintained and clean. The girls got lost for a little while but the park officers quickly found them and brought them back to our campsite. Great staff!
Was there camping with 3 other families. The sites we were on had wide lots enough for one 10 person tent, shelter and room for the kiddies to run around. The comfort stations were clean for the most part. Showers stalls had pressure and was warm but generally had to wait in line 20 minutes or so. The beach was okay, lots of people for day use.
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