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Sauble Falls

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What you'll like:

  • The perfect base camp for visits to nearby Sauble Beach and to explore the Bruce Peninsula.
  • An exceptional picnicking site including a children’s adventure playground.
  • Spring and fall spawning runs for Rainbow Trout and Chinook salmon. Watch the fish struggle over each ledge of this cascading waterfall to spawn upstream.
  • Excellent fishing.
  • This historic falls used to power a timber mill and generating station. Now flanked by immature forest, the falls are the end of the Rankin River canoe route - ideal for novice canoeists.

Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 152
  • Electrical Campsites - 53

Camping

This well-used park offers car camping and group campsites stretching along the Sauble River, above and below Sauble Falls.  The campgrounds are located less than 10 minutes from Sauble Beach.


 

Car Camping

Sauble Falls is a smaller park with a range of campsites including some with electrical service in two campgrounds.  All sites are convenient to the showers and comfort stations.

 

Radio-Free Camping

West Campground is radio-free.

 

Group Camping

There are two group camping areas, one that accommodates 15-20 people and another that accommodates up to 80.  Outhouses are on site and water taps nearby. Both are within a five minute drive to the beach and a three minute walk to the comfort station. Reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (519) 422-1952.

Highlights of Things to Do

This park is a great base to camp and enjoy a beach vacation at Sauble Beach or to use as a base to explore the Bruce Peninsula. 

Hike the Sauble Trail for a scenic view over the Sauble River (“Sand” River in French) or rent a canoe and paddle the quiet and scenic river.

Stop for a picnic. - Kids love the Adventure Playground and parents enjoy the easy access to Sauble Beach.

Visit the park in spring and fall to watch the fish migrate upstream to spawn and also to fish for trout and salmon.


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.

Sauble Trail 2.5km (2 hours) easy
This trail travels primarily through a Red Pine plantation. An interpretive leaflet explains current and historic forest management practices in the area. Bicycles are not allowed on this trail which travels through an area of ancient sand dunes.

 
Canoeing

Canoe rentals are available on the north side of the Sauble River near the parking lot.

Canoe launch facilities are located at the portage on the north side of the falls for a leisurely paddle up the Sauble River. Many paddle from Sauble Falls to Country Road 8. When traveling downstream, this 10 km length will take about 3.5 hours. Here the river winds through farmlands and steep sand dunes. The Rankin River joins the Sauble just above the canoe rental and bridge at Sauble Falls.

Ask park staff for advice on paddling the river.

 
Fishing

Anglers will find the areas adjacent to the falls to be excellent for trout and salmon fishing in the spring and fall. The area of the falls is closed to fishing year-round.

 
Biking

Cycling is permitted on park roads. You may wish to travel by bicycle to the beach less than 3 km from the park.

 
Birding

Osprey can often be seen at the mouth of the Sauble River and are known to nest in the Isaac Lake area. Many bird species can be found throughout the campgrounds and along the river.

Amenities

Sauble Falls offers a well serviced and very scenic campground that includes comfort stations, flush toilets and laundry facilities. A popular day-use and picnic area with a great kid’s playground, short hiking trail and non-motorized watercraft rentals.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

Showers are located at the comfort stations which are centrally located in each of the three campgrounds.

 
Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are located in each campground.

 
Barrier Free Access

Barrier-free showers and flush toilets are located in each campground.

 
Day Use Area

The picnic shelter is the perfect backdrop for group picnicking. Nearby is the children’s adventure playground. Platforms overlooking the Sauble River provide excellent views of Sauble Falls and the spring and fall Rainbow Trout and salmon migration upstream to spawning grounds.

 
Laundry

The park offers laundry facilities.

 
Rentals

Canoes, paddle boats and kayaks can be rented adjacent to the Day-Use area.

 
Picnic Shelter

The shelter is very popular and is available on a first-come, first-served

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.

Sauble Falls Provincial Park

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