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Alerts and Advisories as of: October 15, 2021

Fire Bans

No firebans at this time

There are no fire restrictions at this time.

Boil Water Advisory

No boil water advisory at this time

There is no boil water advisory at this time.

Beach Postings

A "posting" is an indication of elevated bacteria levels in the water, not intended as an indication of operational status.

Beach Name Sample Date Posted
Dunes Beach September 13, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Lake Ontario Beach September 13, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Outlet Beach September 13, 2021 No beach posting at this time
Full listing of all beaches

Park Advisories

1 Fall Hours and Information (post Thanksgiving):

Please note: Free day-use ended on Sept 2, 2021.
** ADVANCE DAY USE RESERVATIONS are in place until Oct 31st. If you do not have the means to print your permit at home, proof of purchase on your phone is acceptable this fall. Please ensure your license plate is correct.

* Lakeshore and Dunes Beach are now closed to vehicle access for the season. Outlet Beach remains open. KITEBOARDING and WINDSURFING equipment launch is permitted anywhere along Outlet Beach, West Point and Lakeland Lodge.

LATE CAMPING ARRIVALS: please notify the park office if you plan to be late, proceed to your reserved campsite and check-in the next morning. If you do not have a reservation, pick a campsite noted on the list at main gate (one night only) and register by 8:30 am the next morning.

Park Administration Office:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Daily
*Hours may change without notice

Main Gate Hours:
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Mon – Thurs
10:00 am – 10:00 pm Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday
* Please visit the Park Office outside of these hours (noted above)

Friends Gift Shop & Discovery Centre:
(Located across from Dunes Beach)
OPEN after thanksgiving:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Daily, closing for the season on Oct 31st.
NEW 2021: Firewood is available for purchase at this location during posted operating hours.
DISCOVERY: available by chance or to "Book the Naturalist" email

Wood Yard & Rentals (Open later, closing at 5:00pm on Oct 24, 2021):
Located past the park store on the Outlet River.
Canoes, kayaks and paddleboards are available for rent at a reduced capacity, on a First Come First Served basis.
Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday
Closed Monday to Friday
* When closed, firewood is available at the Park Store & Main Gate during posted hours.

Information and Park Warden Office:
Located beside the main park administration office, hours vary.
To reach a park warden call: 613-219-0462

Currah’s Park Store & Restaurant:
Outlet Beach Location
Open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Friday - Sunday
Closed Monday - Thursday
* Hours subject to change

Washroom Locations:
- Outlet Beach across from the Park Store & Restaurant
- Main Gate parking area
- West Lake Office (exterior of building)

2 Fall into Halloween at Sandbanks!

We are inviting campers to join us on Saturday October 23rd for Sandbanks’ first ever Parade of Pumpkins.

Pack your carving tools and register for the pumpkin carving competition in support of the Friends of Sandbanks. Submit your pumpkin in one of three categories (Nature, Kids Under 12, Overall) for the chance to win great prizes!

Register at the Main Gate Friday Oct 22nd from 10 to 8, or Saturday Oct 23rd from 10 to 12.

With your $10 registration fee receive a pumpkin, tea light, carving templates to get you started, and access to an online tutorial. Does the whole family want to give it a try? No problem! Additional pumpkins and entry are only $5 each.

Carve in the comfort of your campsite, drop your pumpkin off at the Amphitheatre Saturday afternoon for judging, and return that evening for the Parade of Pumpkins: an exhibition of your masterpieces, a roaring fire, Halloween treats from the Friends, and catch a carving demo on our big screen. Event is rain or shine.

There are limited spots available. Open to individuals camping only. If you’d like to reserve your pumpkin or have any questions, contact us at

Keep your eyes peeled for Parade of Pumpkin details Posted around the park and on social media closer to the event.

For the safety of staff and visitors COVID-19 measures will apply. Please follow all guidelines while at programs.