Pinery Provincial Park
Towering Oak trees, sun flecks on a golden carpet of leaves, shrubs & wildflowers and a rich abundance of unique and rare organisms; to many, this is Pinery.
Pinery Provincial Park contains much of the remaining Oak Savanna woodland to be found in North America. Explore this unique ecosystem, along park roads, trails, beaches or quiet reaches of the Old Ausable Channel.
Today an Oak Savanna ecosystem rests atop an undulating sand dune topography that began forming over 6,000 years ago as glaciers retreated, leaving dunes more than 100 feet high. The panoramic view from lookouts presents a seemingly endless forest canopy, meeting Lake Huron's brilliant blue waters on the horizon.
Whether you want to quietly explore the woodlands along a trail, dip a paddle in the Old Ausable Channel, ride along the bike
trail, or slide across crisp snow on a ski trail, Pinery is a special place year round.
Camping at Pinery Park
Many different camping experiences are available at Pinery. There are many superb sites available in the three Pinery campgrounds. Twelve furnished Yurt campsites are located in Riverside Campground. There are also three designated group camping areas in Pinery Park. more
For information about Poison Ivy, West Nile Virus, Ticks and Lyme Disease, and camping safely in severe weather
visit our Park Safety Page
Pinery's busy season starts the long weekend in May,
and August to Labour Day. To guarantee a site is available and avoid disappointment,
we strongly recommend that a reservation be made well in advance of your
trip. To make a reservation you need to contact Ontario Parks.
Pinery Visitor Centre Weather Station
Follow this link VC Weather Station for up-to-date weather information from the Pinery Visitor Centre Weather Station.
What's New at Pinery!
| Support the Friends of Pinery Park's environmental projects, natural heritage education and research in Pinery.
|Click on the donate now button to donate online to the Friends of Pinery Park through CanadaHelps.org.
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Visitor Centre Hours
The Visitor Centre and Friends of Pinery Park
Open 10am - 5pm weekends
Christmas Break hours as follows:
December 19th – 23rd: VC Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm.
December 24, 25, 26: VC Closed
December 27 – 30: VC Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm.
December 31 & January 1st: VC Closed
January 2 – 3: VC Open 10 am – 5 pm.
Free WiFi Now Available
Free WiFi is now available at the Visitor Centre courtesy of the Friends of Pinery Park
Draw held Monday November 30th
Winners names listed on our raffle page
1st prize - Prospector 15' fiberglass Canoe ($1359.00)
Sponsored by Nova Craft
2nd prize - Nalu 12.5' Stand Up Paddleboard by Ocean Kayak ($899)
Sponsored by Nova Craft
3rd prize - Ontario Parks Annual Pass and Gear ($330) Donated by Pinery Park and Ontario Parks
4th prize - Ontario Parks Annual Pass ($180)
Donated by Pinery Park
Click the link to see the pictures that are being submitted to our new PhotoMon Project
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Savanna Strollers Pinery Walking Club