Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend

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Explore the rare ecosystems at Pinery Provincial Park. Established in 1957, the 2,500 hectare (6,189 acre) park is dedicated to protecting the ecology of oak savannah and coastal dunes, as well as their respective wildlife. Choose one of the numerous scenic hiking trails, or cycle along the savannah path. Enjoy the picturesque lakeside views with a relaxing walk on the shores of Lake Huron, and rent a canoe or paddleboat to get out on the water. A birdwatcher's haven, the park also has facilities for overnight camping and fishing. See Pinery Provincial Park and all Grand Bend has to offer by arranging your trip with our Grand Bend tour app .
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  • Every year we make this our thanksgiving goto. The staff are friendly, campsites well kept and large with so much to do and see. If you are looking for a great place to enjoy one of the last camping w...  more »
  • Having camped in Pinery many times, we decided to book a yurt in the fall to try something a little different. We had site 479 in Riverside- the sites here aren't very private, but ours had a bit more...  more »
  • I have visited the Pinery a few times. It has a good dog beach and camp sites for tents and trailers. Kids love the beach.  more »
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  • Fantastic beach, many Kilometres long, most of it empty if you are willing to walk about five minutes from the car park. Nice campgrounds, but book ahead because they are always full. Amazing oak savannah forest, like nothing else. The occasional deer sighting will brighten your visit. Sand dunes like you remember from childhood, except you can't run around in them any more, as the terrain is too delicate. But they are gorgeous.
  • Had a great time here. Easy to find, easy to reserve a spot online, and had no problems while camping. Super impressed with how clean their washrooms and showers are. Yes, they have hot showers here, you just have to let them warm up for a minute. Ladies at the office are really nice and they offer everyone a can of beans, which is random and awesome. You can buy firewood here, as well as groceries at the general store. I may bring a bike for next time, as this is a very big campsite. Have fun!
  • Great place to enjoy a bit of nature. There's a lot you can learn about this complex landscape and it's biodiversity at the Visitor's Center and topic nights at the amphitheater. Great spot for photographers and hobbyists of all sorts. Really enjoy bringing ‚Äčthe family canoe here to paddle the Ausable Channel. They also have a canoe/kayak rental in the warmer seasons, as well as bike rentals for the woodland trails. Indoors, outdoors, food, activities, there's something for everyone here.
  • The staff were very professional and approachable. The washroom and bath facilities were always clean. There is a store within the park if you needed food at reasonable price.
  • A great place to go for family camping. Staff keep the bathrooms in great shape. I recommend the alcohol-free weekends for a little more peacefulness. Poison Ivy is the only thing you have to watch out for here.

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