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Inverhuron

Inverhuron Provincial Park - main photo of the park

What you'll like:

  • Prized for its sandy beach, dunes and glorious sunsets.
  • Includes a wetland and a young hardwood forest
  • Diverse habitat nutures rare plants and protects many woodland animals and birds.
  • Steeped in history. Aboriginal people lived here for thousands of years. In the 1800s a small town was established in what is now part of the park.
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Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 162
  • Electrical Campsites - 144

Camping

Inverhuron’s location over-looking Lake Huron provides for a scenic stay.  Open for car and RV camping with a large proportion of campsites offering electrical service.


 

Car Camping

Inverhuron has two campgrounds with a range of features including electrical service and pull-through sites ideal for larger RVs. The campsites are well separated and private. All sites are treed, spacious and have a level surface making them ideal for larger trailers. The large private sites may mean that you need to bring an extra long extension cord to reach the electrical outlet. All sites are conveniently located close to the comfort stations and showers.

Note: Campers sensitive to Poison Ivy should be aware that it grows naturally throughout the park.

Highlights of Things to Do

You can relax on the nice sandy beach, or take to the water either swimming or using our boat launch to enjoy an afternoon of waterskiing or wind surfing! Enjoy fishing? Local fishing derbies on Lake Huron make the boat launch at the park an excellent location to cast off and search for that elusive catch.

The park is located on a primary migratory flight path for birds in the spring and fall. Bird watchers coming to the “Huron Fringe Birding Festival” stop to check out some of the birds of prey that follow the Huron shoreline. The many ponds, forests, grasslands, dune systems, streams and long shoreline allow campers to check out the many different habitats and see and hear the wildlife that inhabit them!

Archaeological digs have discovered artifacts that were used hundreds of years ago. An early settlement cemetery is also found within the park dating back to the 1800s. The remnants of the lime kiln, from which one of the campgrounds was named, can still be seen along the Scenic Drive Trail. Take a guided hike or explore on your own, either way, you’ll get a chance to experience history all through the park.

The park’s Natural Heritage Education program allows campers of all ages to explore and learn about the history of the surrounding area. The park, once home to Aboriginal people and early settlers, is scattered with relics of their past.


Just the Facts

 
Hiking
Take only pictures, leave only footprints: don't bring any plants, animals or other natural objects with you. Park regulations prohibit this. For more information on Leave No Trace practices, visit www.leavenotrace.ca.

There is a shared-use trail in the park.

 
Canoeing

Canoeing & Kayaking 

Caution should be used by anyone canoeing or kayaking along the shore of Lake Huron as water conditions can quickly change. The nearby Saugeen River provides excellent canoeing and kayaking opportunities.

 
Swimming

The park is well-known for the clear waters of its shallow, sandy beach – ideal for swimming. Sections of the 1 km beach are buoyed and change facilities are available.

 
Boating

There is access to Lake Huron via a boat launch in the park.

 
Fishing

A good spot to fish for Lake Trout, bass, pickerel, perch, salmon, pike.

 
Biking

There is a shared-use trail in the park and cycling on all park roads.

 
Natural Heritage Education

The Natural Heritage program at Inverhuron Provincial Park consists of programs for all ages. All through the week, there are a wide variety of children’s programs, evening programs, special events and guided hikes that allow campers to learn about the natural features of the park as well as its vast cultural history. Weekly program notices are posted throughout the park as well online.

For additional information on programs visit the Friends of MacGregor Point Provincial Park’s website at http://www.friendsofmacgregor.org.

 
Birding

Self-guided opportunities, best during spring and fall migrations.

 
Winter Activities

The park is gated during the winter.

Amenities

The beach located in the park allows campers to relax on the warm sand or go for a swim in Lake Huron’s crystal clear water. The boat launch provides access to Lake Huron’s recreational fishing or sailing in the warm summer’s breeze!

Barrier-free access is provided for camping and the Scenic Drive Trail which winds its way throughout the park provides a great chance to experience one of Ontario’s Cultural Heritage class parks!

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

Comfort stations are centrally located in each of the three campgrounds as well as the day-use area. Showers are offered in the Gunn Point and Lime Kiln Campground comfort staions.

 
Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are located at the comfort stations which are centrally located in each of the three campgrounds as well as at the day-use area.

 
Barrier Free Access

Designated campsites, showers and flush toilets.

 
Day Use Area

A large day-use area with picnic shelter and a beautiful sandy beach.  Change rooms and a comfort station are located in the day-use area.

 
Laundry

Laundry facilities are located in the Gunn Point and Lime Kiln Campground comfort stations.

 
Boat Launch

There is a boat launch ramp available in the park.

 
Rentals

Trailer storage is available during the operating season.

Extension Cord Loan Service: For a refundable deposit, you are able to borrow extension cords. Electrical pedestals are at times a distance from the site and may require cords that are longer than some people might bring.

 
Picnic Shelter

A picnic shelter is available in the day-use area.

 
Pet Exercise Area

There is a designated dog beach.

Park Location

Campground Maps (online)

Online Map

Park Maps (pdf)

Park Overview - pdf

Campground Map - pdf

Fire Ban

None

There is no fire ban at this time.

Boil Water

No

There is no boil water advisory at this time.

Beach Posting

No

There is no beach posting at this time.

Inverhuron Provincial Park

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