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Sturgeon Bay

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What you'll like:

  • Excellent fishing on Sturgeon Bay, leading into Georgian Bay
  • Situated among the 30,000 Islands - just off of Trans-Canada Highway 69
  • Great shallow sandy beach
  • Camping experience for everyone: RV and car camping
  • Canoe rentals, ice and camping supplies available
  • Docking facilities available for rent with motorboat rentals nearby
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Camping Experiences

By the Numbers

  • Total Campsites - 79
  • Electrical Campsites - 31
  • Cottages - 3

Camping

Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park offers a camping experience to appeal to visitors who would enjoy a small, quaint area.  Campsites are available for all types of camping equipment.


 

Car Camping

Sturgeon Bay offers car camping on 79 campsites.

Many campsites offer electrical hook-up.  Amenities such as water taps and toilets are nearby. Laundry facilities and showers are available on the cabin side of the park, a short distance away.  Swimming, boating, canoeing and a boat launch are all within walking distance from the campground.

Rustic Cabins

Number of Rustic Cabins at Park: 3
Site Number(s): Cottage 1, 3 and 4

Sturgeon Bay has three cottages available for rent. Located on the shore of Georgian Bay, these cottages are on the opposite of Highway 529 from the main campground.

Sleeps:
Maximum 4-8 people

Amenities

Cottage 1 sleeps six. A double bed is located in each of the two bedrooms and there is a pull out couch in the common area.

Cottage 3 sleeps four and has two bedrooms each with a double bed.

Cottage 4 sleeps eight. Two bedrooms have a double bed with single bunk. The third bedroom has a double bed.

All cottages have a kitchen and furnished common area. The kitchen is equipped with fridge, stove, cupboards, sink and counter space. A microwave, coffee maker, toaster, stove top kettle and dish rack are also provided in each cottage.

All three cottages have running water and a three piece bathroom. Outside visitors will find a deck, fire pit, picnic table and propane barbeque.

Visiting in Winter
Restrictions

Please note that domestic animals (pets) are not permitted in the cottages and smoking is prohibited. There is a two night minimum in off season (three night minimum on long weekends).

Parking

Two vehicles are included in your rental fee. A third vehicle must purchase an additional vehicle permit.

How to Reserve

To reserve a cottage at Sturgeon Bay, please call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275) or 1-519-826-5290 outside of North America.

Highlights of Things to Do

Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park offers endless possibilities for your vacation, whether you prefer to relax by the campfire, swim, picnic, fish, paddle a canoe or go boating.

The park offers ice and camper supplies, canoe rentals, and boat slip rentals.

Sturgeon Bay is situated among the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay. Pack a lunch and take a boat ride and discover the islands! There is excellent fishing on Sturgeon Bay and Georgian Bay. We have a free Tackleshare program, so come out and give it a try!


Just the Facts

 
Canoeing

We have canoes available for rent. Take a scenic tour of Sturgeon Bay and area but note that weather and waves can change quickly on Georgian Bay.

 
Swimming

There is a natural sand beach recommended for swimming, and it is marked with buoy lines. The beach has a gradual drop-off. Please note: there are no lifeguards posted at the beach, and pets are not permitted.

 
Boating

Power boats are available for rent nearby.

 
Fishing

There is excellent fishing on Sturgeon Bay and Georgian Bay.

 
Biking

There are no dedicated bicycling trails however campers enjoy cycling on the park roads.

 
Birding

Common bird sightings include the Common Loon, Caspian Tern, Black Tern, Great Blue Heron, Merlin, Spotted Sandpiper, American Woodcock, Mourning Dove, Whip-poor-will, and Pileated Woodpecker.
Please visit the gatehouse for copies of the birding checklist.
Bring your binoculars!

Amenities

Enjoy car camping in Sturgeon Bay’s campground. There are showers and laundry facilities a short distance away. Water taps and flush toilets are located near the campsites.

You may chose to rent a cottage where all the luxuries of home are included.

Other amenities include a park store, boat launch, boat slips, canoe rentals, and day-use area with a quiet sandy beach.

Just the Facts

 
Comfort Station(s)

Showers and laundry facilities are located near the cottages, a short distance away from the campground.

 
Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are found throughout the campgrounds and the day-use area.

 
Day Use Area

Sturgeon Bay has a natural sand beach, with a buoyed swimming area. There is a shady area with picnic tables and a water tap. Please note: there are no lifeguards posted at the beaches and pets are not permitted.

 
Laundry

Laundry facilities are available a short distance away, near the cabins.

 
Boat Launch

There are two boat launches located within the park.

 
Rentals

Canoes are available for rent at the park store.

 
Park Store

The Sturgeon Bay park store offers merchandise, small souvenirs and many camper supplies including ice and groceries.

Park Location

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.

Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park

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