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Rock Point

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What you'll like:

  • Exposed fossils of a coral reef dating back to over 350 million years embedded in limestone shelf along the beach
  • Viewing platform above sand dunes
  • 2 km hiking trail
  • 1 km of sandy beach
  • Fall monarch butterfly migration
  • Bird banding station and viewing opportunities
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Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 177
  • Electrical Campsites - 81
  • Group Campsites - 3

Camping

The campground is located on a bluff that runs along the shore of Lake Erie offering some great views and sunsets over the lake. The beach is easily accessed from the campground for swimming or basking in the sun, relaxing and picnicking.

Walk the trails and explore the different forest types found in the park. Hike along the limestone shelf for bird watching or to discover fossils of a corral reef that are over 350 millions years old.


 

Car Camping

There are four areas for car camping in Rock Point: Kinsey, Niece, Minor and Lookout.

Kinsey and Niece camping areas offer electrical campsites and can accommodate equipment ranging from large trailers to tents. Amenities such as water taps, comfort stations and laundry facilities are close by. Swimming, access to hiking trails and the Park Store are nearby.

Minor and Lookout do not offer electrical service but the campsites accommodate tents to small trailers. Water taps and comfort stations complete with laundry facilities are close by. Waterfront trails are easily accessed taking you to the park beach or to the limestone shelf that juts out into Lake Erie.

 

Group Camping

Rock Point has three group campsites available. Each site can accommodate up to 35 to 40 people and has a fire pit and picnic table. Water tap and flush toilets are close by. It is a short walk to the beach and Park Store.
Call the park directly to inquire about making a reservation. (905) 774-6642

Highlights of Things to Do

Learn about Birds: During the spring and fall there are over 260 bird species migrating through the park. There is a bird banding station in the park that is part of the Haldimand Bird Observatory. The banding station not only places bands on birds but observes and records the number and different species that travel through the park. The banding station shares their work and knowledge with park visitors through talks and demonstrations. You are encouraged to visit the banding station during the banding season.

Hunt for Fossils: Over 350 million years ago the area where Rock Points sits, was once a tropical corral reef. On the southeast corner of the park, exposed fossils can be found in the limestone shelf that juts out into the lake.

Enjoy the beach: Enjoy the day basking in the sun on the 1 km long beach. If you need some shade head for the day-use areas and sit under the trees and enjoy a picnic with friends and family. Gas barbeques are available for rent from the Park Store.

Share fun and learning with your children: Learn about Rock Point’s natural and cultural resources by joining park staff at a Natural Heritage Education program. These programs are for the whole family to explore the park’s natural features. Build lasting memories with the family by attending one of the park’s evening campfire programs where you can sing along and learn some new campfire songs and eat S’mores.


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.

Woodlot Trail - 2 km
Explore a variety of forest and wetland communities including Carolinian, Oak Savanna and old farm fields that are slowly being reclaimed by the forest. The trail will lead you to a viewing platform built on top of the park’s sand dunes overlooking Lake Erie.

Pet Exercise Trail - .5 km linear trail.

 
Swimming

There is a 1 km natural sand/pebble beach that runs from the campground to the day-use area. The beach gradually drops off and is not marked with a buoy line. Please note: there are no lifeguards posted at the beach. Pets are only permitted on the far west end of the beach in the day-use area.

 
Boating

Boats are permitted on Lake Erie but there is no boat launch or docking within the park.

 
Fishing

Fish of the limestone rock outcrop for Large and Smallmouth Bass and pickerel.

 
Natural Heritage Education

Fun and active educational programs are offered by park staff. Take a hike with the naturalist, join staff at a slide show or stop by an evening campfire program to learn about the park’s natural and cultural environment.

 
Birding

Over 260 bird species have been recorded in the park. A bird banding station located in the west end of the park allows you to see many of these species up close.

 
Hunting

Fall waterfowl hunting is permitted after the park closes. For more information please contact the park (905) 774-6642

Amenities

Stop by the park store for all your camping needs. We stock a variety of camping equipment, grocery items, snacks, soft drinks and serve hot food.

Modern convenient facilities complete with showers, laundry facilities and flush toilets are located in the Kinsey and Minor camping areas.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

Comfort stations have showers and flush toilets and are complete with laundry facilities.

 
Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are found in all comfort stations, including the day-use and group camping areas.

 
Barrier Free Access

Barrier-free access is available at all comfort stations, park office and park store.

 
Day Use Area

Day-use is on the west end of the park and runs along the park’s beach. Picnic tables and washroom facilities are available. Gas barbeques are available for rent from the park store that is located in this area. Please note that there are no lifeguards are on duty.

 
Laundry

Both comfort stations found in the Kinsey and Minor Camping areas have coin operated washing machines and driers. Laundry soap dispensers are also available.

 
Rentals

Bicycles and barbeques are available for rent from the park store.

 
Park Store

The park store is located in the day-use area and carries a variety of camping items, ice, groceries, gifts and souvenirs, snacks, hot food and drinks.

 
Picnic Shelter

There is one picnic shelter located in the day-use area. This shelter can be reserved by contacting the park office (905) 774-6642.

 
Pet Exercise Area

Pets are permitted on the far west end of the beach in the day-use area.

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.

Rock Point Provincial Park

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