Barrier-free access is available throughout the park: showers, comfort station, laundromat, Park Store, Visitor Centre, Friends of Rondeau Bookstore, Visitor Centre washrooms, Tulip Tree Trail. A floating beach wheel chair and an all-terrain trail wheelchair are available for use from the Visitor Centre.
The Rondeau boat launch is located near the park entrance on Rondeau Bay. Due to fluctuating water levels, the ramp is most suited to smaller watercraft (19 ft. and under). Larger watercraft ramp access and boat slips are available nearby outside the park.
Three comfort stations are located in the campground providing flush toilets, showers and laundry facilities. A year-round comfort station that offers flush toilets is located beside the Park Store.
Rondeau has numerous picnic areas. Visitors can choose from picnic areas that are situated facing Lake Erie or Rondeau Bay.
Within the day use areas there are two play areas, one is located across from the campground beside the playground picnic shelter and it has jungle gym type equipment. The second is located beside the North Bay picnic shelter on Rondeau Road and has numerous swings. Both have vault toilets nearby.
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.
All comfort stations are equipped with flush toilets (campground – seasonal; Bay comfort station – year-round). Flush toilets are also available at the Visitor Centre (year-round). Facilities are equipped with vault toilets or Porta-john toilets in remote areas, trails and during winter operation.
Laundry facilities are available in the North and South comfort stations in the main campground.
The Park Store, located on the Rondeau Bay side of the park is within walking distance of the campground and sells a variety of sundry and camping supplies, as well as basic grocery items. The store also provides numerous souvenir and clothing choices, which includes the Ontario Parks Merchandise line. An extensive snack bar and grill is also available, where you can get your favourite food fix. Don’t forget the ice cream! Check out what’s new each week.
While at the Visitor Centre, stop by the Friends of Rondeau gift store which has a variety of items for the nature enthusiast and souvenir hunter. For the avid birder, this is the place to look for field guides, checklists, bird feeders, clothing and more.
Pet Exercise Area(s)
Beach Access 11 is the designated Dog Beach at Rondeau. Dogs must be on leash while on the beach and under control while swimming. Remember, the beaches at Rondeau are home to many species at risk. Please respect their habitat by not moving driftwood or disturbing dune areas.
Rondeau has five picnic shelters, one on the Lake Erie side of the park, three along Rondeau Bay, and one south of the campground near a playground. Reservations can be made online or by phone.
Personal Floatation Device (PFD) Loan Service
Visitors can borrow a properly fitted PFD for themselves and their children. Staff can provide additional information and can outfit visitors with a PFD at the Main Gate.
Visitors can borrow basic fishing equipment including a rod, reel and tackle for children and new anglers. Stop by the Main Office for more information.
Reservations for five picnic shelters can be made online or by phone.
The Visitor Centre at Rondeau is located 5 km south of the campground at the intersection of Lakeshore Road and Gardiner Avenue. Travel there by bicycle down Harrison Trail or by car down Rondeau Road or Lakeshore Road.
Explore the diversity of Rondeau through interactive displays that highlight park history, Indigenous culture, live animal viewing and Discovery Programs. On a rainy day spend some time watching birds through the birding window, donated by the Friends of Rondeau Park.
The Visitor Centre is open daily from spring to late fall. Call 519-674-1768 for current hours. In late December until early January, Rondeau’s Visitor Centre is open for daily activities during winter break.