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Selkirk

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What you'll like:

  • Quiet campground with grassed campsites
  • Wheeler’s Walk Trail with boardwalk across marsh wetland
  • Large day-use picnic area
  • 15 minutes east of Port Dover
  • Monthly camping offered

Learn to Camp Program Available

Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 151
  • Electrical Campsites - 88
  • Group Campsites - 2

Camping

Selkirk offers a variety of campsites within four separate campground areas. Sites range from large pull-through electrical sites (Areas 2 and 4) to smaller, more private and buffered sites suitable for small tent trailers and tents (Areas 1 and 3).


 

Car Camping

All campsites offered at Selkirk are car campsites. Most campsites located in Areas 2 and 4 can accommodate larger trailers, are pull-through and most offer electrical hook-ups. Amenities include a central comfort station in Area 2 which offers flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities. Water taps are located throughout all four campground areas. Areas 1, 3 and 4 offer vault toilets with vanity areas but visitors must go to Area 2 for comfort station facilities (this is on average less than a five minute walk from any of the other campground areas).

 

Radio-Free Camping

Radio-free camping is offered in Area 3 Campground although there are no electrical campsites in this area.

 

Group Camping

Selkirk offers two group camping areas located between the campground and the lake, adjacent to the day-use area. The two sites are fairly large and open and can accommodate up to 40 persons per site. A vault toilet building is nearby as well as a water tap located in the day-use area. The beach/lakeshore is located approximately 100 metres from each site.

Highlights of Things to Do

Selkirk offers two group camping areas located between the campground and the lake, adjacent to the day-use area. The two sites are fairly large and open and can accommodate up to 40 persons per site. A vault toilet building is nearby as well as a water tap located in the day-use area. The beach/lakeshore is located approximately 100 metres from each site.


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.

Wheeler’s Walk Trail – 1.5 km, 30-40 minutes, easy
This trail takes hikers from the campground side of the park across a marsh wetland, via a boardwalk, to the west side of the park. You will travel through remnants of the forest that pre-date the park and through a White Pine plantation that was planted in the early 1970s.

 
Canoeing

A popular day trip takes paddlers out through the marsh area along Spring Creek and into the lake at the mouth of Sandusk Creek. You can also travel up Sandusk Creek which is outside the park boundary.

 
Swimming

There is a small beach in the day-use picnic area. There is a larger, natural beach fronting the lake however it tends to be pebbly. The water fronting the beach has a gradual drop off. At first entry it is a bit stony but turns to sand soon afterwards.

 
Boating

Although boating is not offered within the park, boats can be launched at a nearby marina on Sandusk Creek to access the lake in front of the park.

 
Biking

Although Selkirk does not have dedicated bicycle trails, visitors can cycle along all of the campground roads which are fairly flat and easy to navigate.

 
Birding

Selkirk offers birding opportunities along the hiking trail, in the campground and near the lake. A bird banding station once existed in the park and monitored and banded migrating birds as they crossed Long Point Bay and across Lake Erie on their journey south in the fall and back north in the spring.

Amenities

Whether you’re staying overnight, for a weekend or a week, Selkirk offers quiet seclusion for visitors seeking a more relaxing atmosphere. Modern amenities including flush toilets, showers, laundry are offered along with a park store where you can purchase firewood, ice and basic camper supplies.The park is located approximately 15 minutes east of Port Dover; a very popular tourist destination.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

A comfort station complete with flush toilets, showers and laundry is located in Area 2 Campground. This comfort station is within a five minute walk from all other campground areas.

 
Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are found in the central comfort station in Area 2 Campground.

 
Barrier Free Access

Barrier-free access is available at the central comfort station and all vault toilet buildings within the campground areas. A designated barrier-free campsite with electrical hook up is also available and is located adjacent to the central comfort station.

 
Day Use Area

There is a large day-use area beach area with shade, picnic tables and water taps. The swimming area is not supervised by a lifeguard.

 
Laundry

Laundry facilities are located at the central comfort station in Area 2 Campground.

 
Park Store

A small park store is located at the Park Office. Basic camping supplies, souvenirs, snacks, beverages, ice and firewood are available.

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.


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