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Point Farms

Point Farms Provincial Park - main photo of the park

What you'll like:

  • Once the site of a popular Victorian resort, this park north of Goderich is perched on a bluff and offers spectacular views of the blue water and beautiful sunsets of Lake Huron.
  • The park offers many family-friendly experiences including a large sandy beach with good swimming; 6 km of hiking trails, playgrounds and playing fields.
  • Halloween activities (usually on Thanksgiving Weekend) are a special treat for families who decorate campsites and trick or treat throughout the park.
  • A camping experience for everyone: RV, trailer, tents.
  • Pet friendly area.

Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 208
  • Electrical Campsites - 131
  • Group Campsites - 6

Camping

Point Farms is a family friendly park that offers car camping in two campgrounds with camping experiences to appeal to all visitors.  Campsites are available for all types of equipment.


 

Car Camping

Point Farms offers car camping in two campgrounds: Colborne and Huron. The park also has six large group campsites which accommodate up to 45 people.

The Colborne Campground is open May to October and can accommodate all equipment types. Several pull-through sites are available. Many campsites offer electrical hook-up.  Amenities such as water taps, comfort stations, laundry facilities, playground, playing field and trails are close by.  Swimming and a pet beach are only a short distance away.

The Huron Campground is open for the long weekend in May, again in late June to Labour Day and the Thanksgiving weekend. This area is radio-free and offers camping to users with tents to mid-size trailers. Many campsites offer electrical hook-up.  Amenities such as water taps, comfort stations, laundry facilities, playground, and trails are close by.  Swimming and a pet beach are only a short distance away.

 

Radio-Free Camping

Huron Campground is radio-free.

 

Group Camping

Point Farms has six group campsites available from approximately the middle of June to early September.  The non-electric sites vary in size and can accommodate nine to 45 people.  A comfort station and vault toilets are available and showers are located in nearby campgrounds. Water taps are available and steps access a nearby beach.  Reservations are accepted 5 months in advance of the arrival date.  To reserve please call (519) 243-8563 until the middle of April and from the middle of April through the summer call (519) 524-7124.

Highlights of Things to Do

Enjoy the sandy beach or walk one of the many trails to see remnants of orchards and cedar rail fences, and traces of other activities dating back to the late 1800s.

The nearby town of Goderich offers a variety of museums, activities and a number of festivals throughout the summer.


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.

Old Farms Trail – 4km (1.5 hours), loop, easy
Take a leisurely walk through areas that were once old farm fields and orchards.

Under the Bluff Trail - 0.5 km (20 minutes) linear, easy
Walk beneath a mixed wood forest while listening to the birds above and waves from nearby Lake Huron.

Ravine Trail - 1 km (30 minutes) linear, moderate
A more challenging hike with rugged terrain and steep inclines that wind along side of a ravine. Steps to the beach can be accessed at the end of the trail.

 
Swimming

There is a beautiful natural, sandy beach located north of the point and easily accessible from the Colborne Campground and beach parking lot. Please note: there are no lifeguards posted at the beaches. Pets are only permitted in the designated area.

 
Boating

There is no boat ramp within the park.

 
Fishing

Fishing is popular in the nearby Maitland River and from the pier in the town of Goderich.

 
Biking

Trails and roadways are available for cycling.

 
Birding

The park offers a wide range of habitat that hosts a variety of birds. Some of which include turkeys, Red-tailed Hawks, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, chickadees, Orioles, Blue Jays.

 
Winter Activities

The park is closed in the winter however cross-country skiing and hiking is permitted on roads and trails. Snowmobiling on roadways only is also permitted.

 
Hunting

Hunting for small game is permitted in designated areas after the park closes in October. Contact the Park Office for more information.

 
Other

Halloween/Thanksgiving weekend
A variety of events and contests take place over the Thanksgiving weekend including site decorating, trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, scavenger hunt, chili cook-off and a baked goods cook-off.

Amenities

Enjoy modern camping facilities on beautiful Lake Huron, with all the luxuries of home. Comfort stations have showers, laundry facilities and flush toilets.

Colborne and Huron Campground each offer a playground with play structure and swing sets for visitors to enjoy.

For the four legged campers, Point Farms has a pet friendly swimming area.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

Comfort stations (complete with showers and flush toilets) are located in Colborne and Huron Campgrounds. A small comfort station with flush toilets is located in the Group Camping area.

 
Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are found in the comfort stations located in Colborne, Huron Campgrounds, the Group Camping comfort station as well as the brick vault in the beach day-use area.

 
Barrier Free Access

Barrier-free campsites are available with a barrier-free comfort station located nearby.

 
Day Use Area

The picnic area is equipped with picnic tables, water tap, large fire ring, vault toilets and a large briquette barbeque. Picnic tables are located along the beach area. The sandy beach is excellent for swimming, but please note: no lifeguards are posted. Volleyball nets are available in beach area.

 
Laundry

Laundry facilities are available at the comfort stations in Colborne and Huron Campgrounds.

 
Park Store

The Park Office sells Ontario Parks’ merchandise, souvenirs and a few camper supplies.

Ice, firewood and groceries are available outside of the park at a nearby general store, or a short drive into Goderich.

Park Location

Campground Maps (online)

Online Map

Park Maps (pdf)

Park Overview - 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.


Point Farms Provincial Park

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