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2014 Pinery Race Weekend
Road race and Trail run results have been posted online at
Our sincere apologies for the all the issues with the timing. I would like to reassure you that any problems you have will be addressed. Please contact us with your concerns.

For more information about the 2014 Pinery Race Weekend go to our Road Race page.

New! - PhotoMon
This year, Pinery is introducing a new way for visitors to get involved with ecosystem monitoring. Photo Monitoring (PhotoMon) Posts have been placed throughout the park at ecologically significant areas. Each post has a grooved, angled top. Anyone with a camera or smartphone can place their device on a post, and they will all be able to take a photo of the same Pinery landscape. If everyone using the posts emails their photos to the address labelled on the post, park ecologists will have a large library of photos to monitor changes from week to week, and year to year. Watch out for PhotoMon posts during your visit, and contribute to the monitoring and protection of some of your favourite trails and beaches.
Click the link to see the pictures that are being submitted to our new PhotoMon Project.

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

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

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)

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.


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 Now Available

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

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Friends of Pinery Park
Outdoor Raffle 2014

Tickets available at the Visitor Centre Nature Store
$2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
Draw will be held November 17, 2014

1st prize - Kayak - AquaFusion Liberty Deluxe ($965)
Sponsored by Nova Craft
2nd prize - Autumn Tango Framed Art by Josy Britton ($650) Donated by Josy Britton
3rd prize - One week Camping at Pinery ($350)
Donated by Pinery Provincial Park
4th prize - Camping Gear from Ontario Parks ($250)
Donated by Ontario Parks' Corporate Sponsors

Download 2014 Raffle Poster

Licence #M703543

2013 Photo Essay Contest
Photo Contest is over
To view the winning photos please go to Photo Gallery 2013
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Learn more about the Friends of Pinery Park, the work we do and the unique and beautiful place that is Pinery Provincial Park.
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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

Rolling Boardwalk Project
For information about the Rolling Boardwalk Construction for Dune Preservation project visit our Boardwalk page.

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