Presqu'ile

Barrier Free

All comfort stations allow for barrier-free access to flush toilets and showers. Two campsites, #81 and #83, have been outfitted as barrier-free. The Main Office, Camp Office, Lighthouse Centre and Nature Centre are also barrier-free as is the 800 m marsh boardwalk.

Comfort Station(s)

Presqu’ile has four newer campground comfort stations and three comfort stations in the day-use area along the back beach.

Day Use

There are extensive day-use facilities and locations at Presqu’ile. The beach, trails, and visitor centres are all accessible to day-users.  There are two main picnic areas; one is a large open, grassy area along the lakeshore.  It is divided by a small strip of forest. This area is serviced by water taps and vault toilets and has numerous picnic tables.  Calf Pasture also has vault toilets and a few tables and is a quiet location for a picnic.  In addition, single tables can be found in a number of quiet nooks throughout the park.  The beach, lighthouse area, Jobes’ Woods Trail and Marsh Boardwalk Trail are all possibilities.

Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are located in the four campground comfort stations, at the comfort stations at the Owen Point Parking lot, Beaches 2 and 3, and at the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre.

Laundromat

Washers and dryers are available at Maples comfort station (fees apply).

Park Store

The Park Store sells basic groceries, camping supplies, park souvenirs and fast food. Firewood is available at the Park Store and Camp Office in the summer and at the Main Gate and Main Office the rest of the year.

The Friends of Presqu’ile operate a gift and book store at the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre.

Picnic Shelters

There is one picnic shelter in the park which is located in the day-use area by the shore of Lake Ontario. The shelter is available for exclusive rental but if it is not rented it is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the Park Office to reserve, starting the last Friday in April.

Rentals

A new picnic shelter with BBQ (bring your own solid fuel) is available for exclusive rental. Contact the Park Office for details.

Visitor Centre

Lighthouse Interpretive Centre

The Lighthouse Interpretive Centre introduces park guests to the fascinating cultural history of Presqu’ile. Come see the lighthouse model, schooner displays and our video presentations on the sinking of the Speedy and the history of the peninsula as told by Jack Atkins, the last farmer on the peninsula. The Lighthouse Interpretive Centre and Lighthouse Gift Shop are open daily during the summer months from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekends during spring and fall.

Nature Centre

Visit the Nature Centre and catch a glimpse of the rich, natural history that Presqu’ile has to offer. Get up close to the live frogs, snakes, fish and turtles that call the park home. The Nature Centre is in the yellow house located on Lighthouse Lane between the Group Camp and Lighthouse Interpretive Centre. It is open daily from Canada Day to Labour Day weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.