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Sibbald Point

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What you'll like:

  • Large sandy beach on Lake Simcoe
  • Spacious electrical and non-electrical campsites with pull through trailer sites
  • Audio Device Free Camping for a natural camping experience near an urban centre
  • The Sibbald family museum – Eildon Hall (open in July & August)
  • Grassy picnic areas and forested hiking trail
  • Boat launch and parking area for boaters

Learn to Camp Program Available

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Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 582
  • Electrical Campsites - 279
  • Group Campsites - 6

Camping

In each of the campgrounds you will find amenities such as water taps and comfort stations with showers. Swimming, boating and the Eildon Hall Museum are only a short distance away.


 

Car Camping

Sibbald Point offers car-camping in 10 different campgrounds, offering both electrical and non-electrical sites.

 

Radio-Free Camping

Sites #1-145, #200-381, #501-586, #901-965 and the Group Camping Area are audio device-free zones.

 

Group Camping

The campground has six group sites that accommodate 15 – 50 people. Water taps and vault toilets are available on site. Sites are a 15 minute walk to the beach and a five minute walk to the comfort station. The sites are available primarily for youth groups. Reservations can be made by calling the park Monday – Thursday starting in early May.

Highlights of Things to Do

Whether you are visiting for a day or the week, Sibbald Point offers something for everyone. Enjoy a hike on the nature trail, spend a day at the beach, fish the waters of Lake Simcoe, launch your boat for a day on the water, enjoy a picnic with friends and family, explore Eildon Hall grounds or simply relax at your campsite. Natural Heritage Education programs including special events and children’s programs are offered throughout the summer season.


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.

Maidenhair Fern Trail 2.0 km, 1-1.5 hours, easy
This self guided loop trail takes a close look at the variety of ecosystems at Sibbald Point. Pick up the trail brochure at the trailhead, the Registration Office or Park Office.

The Cultural History of Sibbald Point Provincial Park 1.0 km, 1-2 hours, easy
This walk explores the rich history of the Sibbald Family through an interpretive guide book. Park visitors will explore the Eildon Hall Museum (Sibbald Family Estate Home (ca. 1836), the settlers cabin, a walk down “The Avenue”, St. George’s Anglican Church (ca.1877) and grave yard which is the burial site of famous Canadian authors Stephen Butler Leacock and Mazo de la Roche.

 
Canoeing

Paddlers should be aware of weather conditions on Lake Simcoe and it is recommended that you stay close to shore.

 
Swimming

The blue waters of Lake Simcoe and the sandy beaches of the park are ideal for family swimming. There is a buoyed swimming area but please note there are no lifeguards posted. Comfort stations and change facilities are close to the beach.

 
Boating

Lake Simcoe is an ideal place for sailing and motorboats. Campers and day visitors can use the boat launch and dock temporarily or overnight.

 
Fishing

Lake Trout, bass, whitefish, pike, yellow pickerel and jumbo perch are abundant in Lake Simcoe.

 
Biking

Cycling on park roads makes for easy access to all park facilities. Tour the local Hedge Road along the Lake Simcoe waterfront.

 
Natural Heritage Education

Park staff offer weekly educational programs for children and adults from late June to Labour Day. They include nature and historical walks, evening programs with guest speakers, videos, children’s crafts and games.

 
Birding

Several species of birds make Sibbald Point a stopover on their migration north. Wild turkeys and Pileated woodpeckers are often seen.

 
Winter Activities

In winter, Lake Simcoe boasts some of the best ice fishing for perch and whitefish. Other unorganized winter activities within the park include hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The main park road and a parking lot are kept open for winter visitors.

Amenities

Large sandy beaches, grassy picnic areas and lush campsites are a few reasons thousands of visitors choose Sibbald Point Provincial Park. Located on the south shore of Lake Simcoe, this gateway park offers visitors a wide range of outdoor recreation activities in their own backyard.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

There are 12 comfort stations (complete with showers) located throughout the campgrounds and day-use areas.

 
Flush Toilets

All comfort stations are equipped with flush toilets.

 
Barrier Free Access

There are barrier-free washroom stalls at all comfort stations and barrier free showers at the comfort stations located in the campground.

 
Day Use Area

Picnic areas can be found in quiet, grassy locations throughout the park and at the main beach. Most are close to flush toilets and drinking water taps.

 
Boat Launch

There is a boat launch and docks for temporary docking.

 
Rentals

Personal Floatation devices (PFDs) are available at the Registration Office. For a refundable deposit, you can borrow a properly fitted PFD.

 
Park Store

The Park Store sells groceries, fast food, ice cream, park souvenirs and camping supplies. It is open from May until September.

 
Picnic Shelter

Group picnic shelters in the day-use area accommodate 50–75 people and can be reserved for weekend use. The picnic shelters are also audio device free. Reservations can be made by calling the park Monday through Thursday, starting in early May.

 
Visitor Centre

Eildon Hall Museum, once home to the Sibbald family, displays 19th century artefacts and furniture. It is open during July and August. St. George’s Anglican Church, built in 1877, is located at the northwest corner of the park. Its graveyard is the final resting place of famous Canadian authors Stephen Butler Leacock and Mazo de la Roche.

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.

Sibbald Point Provincial Park

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