Riverside Campground campsites #608 and #609, Dunes Campground campsites #45 and #46, and yurts #474 to #481 are barrier-free as well as the adjacent comfort stations. The Visitor Centre, outdoor theatre, park store, rental building and canoe dock are also barrier-free. Cedar Trail, Heritage Trail and Riverside Trail are accessible. A three-wheeled chair is available at the bike building for accessing rugged or sandy terrain.
Visitors to Riverside, Dunes and Burley Campgrounds will find a central comfort station in each area with flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities as well as vault toilets located throughout the campground. Day use visitors will discover comfort stations with flush toilets in a variety of locations including the Park Store area and beach day use areas.
Pinery is a perfect picnic destination. A picnic on the beach is nice but don’t forget about the beauty found along the Old Ausable Channel (OAC). There are a variety of locations to stop and have a picnic with a view of the OAC.
Obtain your daily vehicle permit up to five days in advance to guarantee your day use spot at this park.
Visit the Ontario Parks day use page to learn more.
Flush toilets are found throughout Pinery, in both the camping and day use areas.
The Savanna Shores Nature Store is a gift shop located within Pinery’s Visitor Centre. Clothing items, souvenirs and books can be purchased in this store operated by the Friends of Pinery Provincial Park. Profits from the Nature Store support projects that enhance the interpretive facilities and programs at Pinery as well as research and ecological monitoring and restoration to restore and improve the parks ecological integrity.
The Pinery Park Store offers campers and day visitors a wide range of grocery and convenience supplies. Camping gear, grocery items, ice, souvenirs and more can be found in the park store. A small restaurant within the store offers hot meals; wraps, hamburgers, fish and chips and more. Scooped ice cream has recently been relocated to the rental building across from the store.
Pet Exercise Area(s)
The pet exercise area is located at P1 Dog Beach.
There is one picnic shelter at Pinery located in day use area P9. Reservations can be made online or by phone, or by contacting the park directly at 519-243-2220.
Pedal the park on two wheels, - mountain bikes, coaster bikes and children’s bikes are all available. How about trying a bicycle built for two? Don’t forget the young children - bicycle trailers and bike attachments can also be rented.
Pinery has many different ways to explore the Old Ausable Channel. Rent one of the many canoes, Corcls, stand-up paddleboards, single or double kayaks.
Ski and snowshoe rentals are available on weekends when the trails are operating, with the last rental of the day being prior to 3:00 pm.
No visit to Pinery would be complete without a stop at the Visitor Centre. Open since 1993, the centre has exhibits (completed refreshed in 2011) on the park’s natural history. The Visitor Centre also includes the Friends of Pinery Park Nature Store and an indoor theatre featuring wildlife videos. The Park Naturalist at the Information Desk can answer questions about the park, its facilities and natural features.
The Pinery Visitor Centre stays open on weekends during the winter and daily during the Christmas and March breaks.