Sandbanks

The park is open, however Richardson Campground is flooded and Will continue to be closed. June 30th is the anticipated opening date, but we will continue to monitor conditions. Please check back for up-to-date information.


The Dunes and Cedar Sand trails are closed due to flooding caused by rainfall and high lakewater levels.

Lakeview, MacDonald and Woodlands trails are open.

Beaches - Dunes Day Use area is open but there is next to no beach as a result of high lake levels. Visitors can walk through the water to get to the sand dunes. Please note dogs are not allowed on this beach.

                Sandbanks Beach Day Use Area is currently closed due to excessive flooding of road and parking lots. High lake levels have significantly reduced the amount of beach. Visitors can access the Sandbanks beach via Lakeshore Lodge Day Use Area.

                 Outlet Beach Day Use is open, but high water levels have eroded away sections of the beach and reduced the amount of  beach available.  Please note the area by the Outlet River where visitors / campers can take their dogs is largely under water       resulting in very limited space to lay on the sand with your dog.

Campsites - there are several campsites in the Cedars campground that are currently flooded, we have been contacting reservations    affected several days ahead of their arrival to make alternate arrangements.


High water levels have reduced the size of our beaches here at Sandbanks Provincial Park. We will be limiting parking spaces to avoid overcrowding and to protect the remaining beach and sensitive dune environment.


What You'll Like :

  • World’s largest baymouth barrier dune formation
  • Three expansive sandy beaches that some say are among the best in Canada; Outlet Beach is perfect for families, with shallow waters and gentle drop off
  • Location jutting out into Lake Ontario means that this park is a bird migration hotspot in spring and fall
  • Walking trails that allow visitors to experience the dune and wetland habitats of the park
  • Daily interpretive programming for the whole family during summer months
  • Great starting point to explore Prince Edward County known for its bicycle touring, wineries, food and antiques

General Information

Phone:
(613) 393-3319
Size: 1550.87 ha
Year established: 1970
Park Classification: Natural Environment
Address:
3004 County Rd. 12 RR#1
Picton
K0K 2T0

2017 Operating Dates

Legend

Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
Sandbanks April 28, 2017 to October 10, 2017
This park has a Friends Group
Lifejacket lending program
Sandbanks View Full Album on flickr

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