Low perspective image from rocky beach looking out over water at sunset. The sky is soft orange, purple and blue, with colourful clouds across the sky.

5 reasons to visit Selkirk Provincial Park

If you’re looking for a quiet campground with private sites and a relaxing atmosphere, put Selkirk Provincial Park on your destination list. Just 15 minutes east of Port Dover, Selkirk is ideal for families with young children, RV owners, and anyone who enjoys the quiet side of life. The park offers sun, space, and plenty to do.

1. Fantastic campsites

Selkirk campsites offer excellent camping comfort. Some sites are surrounded by enormous Shagbark Hickory and Oak trees, which provide shade and beautiful surroundings. Others are spacious pull-though sites with electrical hookups. All camping areas are quiet with grassy sites.

An empty campsite with a fire pit, surrounded by tall trees.

There are often mid-week campsites available, even in July and August. This year, Selkirk will be open for camping and day-use until October 11, so there are plenty of opportunities to sleep under the stars.

2. Kid-friendly atmosphere

Selkirk is the perfect size to give kids a little extra freedom. The roads are quiet enough explore by bike, and the large day-use area is a short walk from the campsites.

A trail leading through a lush, green forest. On the left, there is a blue trail marker on a post.

There is a 1.5 km hiking trail that gives nature lovers of all ages the opportunity to explore the forest and a small marsh wetland.

3. Room to play

Selkirk’s spacious day-use area can accommodate large family gatherings. You’ll find benches, picnic tables, play equipment, and a volleyball court, all with a beautiful lake view.

A green space featuring a beach volleyball court, kids' play structures, and a picnic table. The area is hemmed in by tall trees.

There are several beach areas, including a dog beach. The shoreline is rocky so water shoes are recommended, but the lake bottom becomes sandy several metres from shore. The stones also have their advantages: it’s a great place to hunt for fossils, but be sure to leave your finds for the next visitors to enjoy.

The beaches are a great setting to enjoy spectacular sunsets!

Low perspective image from rocky beach looking out over water at sunset. The sky is soft orange, purple and blue, with colourful clouds across the sky.

4. Give paddling a try

The park’s wetlands are great for beginner paddlers. A popular day trip takes canoeists and kayakers out through the marsh area along Spring Creek and into the lake at the mouth of Sandusk Creek. Paddlers can also continue up Sandusk Creek, beyond the park boundary, for a longer journey.

A person sitting in a blue kayak in the water. They are wearing a royal blue personal floatation device and holding a paddle in both hands, with one side of the paddle dipped into the water. They are smiling and looking into the distance off camera.

The park has several kayaks available to rent, including PFDs and safety equipment. If you’ve never been out in a kayak before, Selkirk is the perfect place to give it a try.

5. Convenient booking

This year, we’re making it even easier for you to spend the day at Selkirk. You can now purchase your daily vehicle permit up to five days in advance to guarantee access to the park. Learn all about advanced daily-use vehicle permits here!

The night sky with a dark tree on the left and thousands of stars in the purple sky.

We look forward to welcoming you to Selkirk this summer!

Book your campsite or day-use spot today!