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Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend
(4.5/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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 trip generator.
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  • We booked our site in advance for 3 couples, sharing a site. I think our site was #139. On our way home from Sarnia several weekends previously we stopped and asked if we could look at our site to mak...  more »
  • Great campsite, clean washrooms and showers, close to the beach and great trails to bike and hike! Only downfall was the cost of wood and how quickly it burned! A bit of a rip off! One noisy campsite ...  more »
  • I've been to many provincial parks and this one ranks high on my list. It has many sites to choose from; all of which they do their best to make sure privacy is accounted for. The park is well maintai...  more »
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  • A very beautiful provincial park with tons of trails to hike. I just loved this place. They have very sandy beaches which probably makes summer swimming nice, though the water looks a bit rough. I've gone in the autumn twice now. Last year there was a freak snowstorm in October so that was rough, this year the weather was beautiful. Unless lots of sand annoys you I highly recommend this park.
  • Great park, lots and lots of fun things to do, we even went to the visitor centre a couple times and the kids loved it each time. The only complaint making it a 4 is the amount of poison ivy. It is insane, I know they are natural and native, but if you are willing to kill everything to make a path for walking you should maintain the poison ivy along the trails at least. We couldn't walk on 80% of the trails. But the restored Carolinian Trail (deers removed) along the dune area was awesome. As the trail guide was telling us about how it should look, and it actually did. It was no longer a flattened and destroyed understory. On that note, that was the trail with the least poison ivy, yet my one daughter did get poison ivy from that trail.
  • The entire park is well-maintained and picturesque. The layout of the Campsites gives privacy with the convenience of being near clean facilties. Trails of varying challenge levels are easy to find and can be used year-round. The beaches are beautiful. There are many activities daily that appeal to different interests and ages.
  • The staff we talked to were really nice, the park was quite nice, although our area was not the greatest. However we were told false information, and being young adults we were treated like little children by the park security. By this I mean the stereotype put on young adults, that we're "a bunch of liars", we were not treated with respect nor were we talked seriously. Everything we told the security she just nodded and said "whatever". Sadly I was not able to get the name of the security guard. Once we brought up getting the superviser involved, any kind of uper management she immediately said no and started acting a little nicer. Without those corrupt security guards that believe they can do whatever they want especially to us young adults this park would have been rated 5/5. I'm sure it is a good place to stay IF and only IF you're with your family. I would not recommend this place to any young adults and I am definitely not coming back.
  • We've been camping here for at least 15 years and love it still. The kids have literally grown up coming here. Hiking trails, miles of beach, canoing, super clean bathrooms and showers. The campsites are large and private and sunsets on the beach (the shore of Lake Huron) are spectacular. No downside.