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  New!!! Join the Friends of Pinery Park before June 30, 2016 and you will be entered in a draw for a free 2017 Ontario Parks annual pass.
For more information about membership go to our memberships page

The Friends of Pinery Park are Hiring - We need two enthusiastic Summer Students to work in our Nature Store in the Pinery Visitor Centre.
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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

Park Safety

For information about Poison Ivy, West Nile Virus, Ticks and Lyme Disease, and camping safely in severe weather
visit our Park Safety Page

Campsite Reservations

Pinery's busy season starts the long weekend in May, through July 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.

Ontario Parks Phone
Online reservations
Online fee schedule

Pinery Visitor Centre Weather Station
Follow this link VC Weather Station for up-to-date weather information from the Pinery Visitor Centre Weather Station.


Rusty-patched Bumblebee Information
Pocket ID Guide to Bombus Affinis, Rusty-patched Bumblebee (pdf)
A Flower Patch for the Rusty Patched poster, large file- (pdf)
Bumblebee Watch Postcard (pdf)

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 Donate Now Through!

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Visitor Centre Hours
The Visitor Centre and Friends of Pinery Park
Nature Store
Open 10am - 5pm weekends

Free WiFi Available
Free WiFi is available at the Visitor Centre courtesy of the Friends of Pinery Park

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2016 Raffle
Draw - Saturday, November 19th, 2016
Tickets are on sale now!!!
1st Prize - Nalu II Stand up Paddleboard ($819)
2nd Prize - Liberty Aquafusion Kayak ($729)
3rd Prize - Artwork by Josy Britton ($600)
4th Prize - Ontario Parks Annual Pass ($175) + 2 headlamps ($56)
Early Bird Draw - Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 Early Bird Prize - Ontario Parks Annual Pass ($175)+ Pinery Memories photo book ($25)
For more information go to raffle page

Pedal and Paws for Pinery!
Thanks to all the participants and volunteers who came to Pedal and Paws for Pinery on April 24th. We raised over $3,000 and we couldn't have done it without you. The money will help pay for our projects in Pinery supporting conservation, education, and stewardship.

Click the link to see the pictures that are being submitted to our new PhotoMon Project.

Sign up for the FOPP Newsletter!
Learn more about the Friends of Pinery Park, the work we do and the unique and beautiful place that is Pinery Provincial Park.
To sign up for our electronic newsletter
please go to our Newsletter Subscribe page

Savanna Strollers Pinery Walking Club
Come out and join us!
Information can be found on the Walking Club page

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