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Peter's Woods

Operating Dates Legend

Not applicable.

Facilities and Activities summary

Before you visit: check what facilities/activities are available and pack what you need (e.g. water, snacks hand sanitizer).
When you visit: Continue to follow public health advice including physical distancing by keeping at least two metres from others, wearing a face covering where required and when physical distancing may be challenging or not possible, washing hands regularly with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Facilities

All Terrain Wheelchairs Amphitheatres Art Galleries Backcountry Access Points Boat Launches Campsites (Backcountry) Campsites (Car Camping) Campsites (Dog Free) Campsites (Electrical) Campsites (Group) Campsites (Radio Free) Campsites (RV Pullthrough) Campsites (Seasonal Campsite Rental) Campsites (Total) Campsites (Walk In) Comfort Stations Docks Dog Beaches Fish Cleaning Buildings Food Concessions Group BBQ's Historic Buildings Laundromat Museums (Logging etc.) Pet Exercise Areas Picnic Shelters Playgrounds Pools Rentals - Bike Rentals - Canoe Rentals - Kayak Rentals - Paddleboat Rentals - Stand Up Paddleboard Roofed Accommodation Showers Toilets (Interior Earth Pit) Toilets (Vault Privies) Trailer Dump / Fill Stations Visitor Centres Warm Up Shelters Wifi (Public)

Activities

Biking Biking - (Mountain Bike) Birding - Festivals Boating Boating - Motorboat Restrictions Camping - Backcountry Camping - Car Camping - Dog Free Camping - Group Camping - Radio Free Camping - Seasonal Campsite Rental Camping - Walk In Camping - Winter (includes Roofed) Canoeing Day Use Only Disc Golf Dogsledding Fishing Golf Hiking Hiking - Overnight Trails Horseback Riding Hunting Ice Skating Kite Boarding Rock Climbing Skiing - Cross Country Snowmobiling Snowshoeing Swimming Tobogganing Whitewater Paddling
Icon Colours
Camping - Blue - available at the park. Check operating dates.
Camping - Grey - unavailable at this park.
Camping - Red - Temporarily Unavailable
Camping - Purple - Available at park, but restrictions apply. Check operating dates. Click icon for details.

What You'll Like :

Peter’s Woods is on the sandy, north-facing slope of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Steep-sided valleys have been cut into this northern slope by surface runoff, springs and the headwater streams of Mill Creek. Deciduous forests of sugar maple beech, red oak and deciduous-evergreen forest containing hemlock and white pine dominate the slopes and well-drained uplands. Poorly drained wetlands support forests of white cedar, with local concentrations of red ash, white birch and other trees. The nature reserve also includes areas of land that has been used for agriculture.

Park Facilities and Activities: Peter’s Woods has minimal facilities including a parking lot, trail and vault privies. Visitors are requested to stay on the foot trails to prevent trampling the vegetation and compacting the soil. The unauthorized collection of natural objects in the park is prohibited. Anyone wishing to conduct research must obtain an approved research application.

Location: In Northumberland County about 20 kilometres northeast of Cobourg.

General Information
Phone:
905-436-2036
Size: 349.00 ha
Year established: 1976
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
Address:
Peter's Wood Provincial Park
c/o Darlington Provincial Park
1600 Darlington Park Rd.
Bowmanville
L1C 3K3

Tread Lightly. Nature Reserve