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Friends of Pinery Park Hiring
The Friends of Pinery Park is hiring two summer student retail sales clerks to work in the Nature Store in the Pinery Visitor Centre. Each job is a seven week contract, 7.25 hours per day from approximately 9:50 to 5:05pm. Includes some weekend work. For more information download the job description

Pedal and Paws for Pinery
We have cancelled Pedal and Paws for Pinery for 2017. This was not an easy decision to make and it is possible that we might reinstate the fundraiser in 2018. Thanks to everyone for their support over the last five years.

Little Brown Myotis
Do you want to learn more about our Bat Habitat Stewardship project at Pinery?
Go to the bats 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

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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2017 Raffle
Draw - Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Tickets on sale soon!!!
$2 each or 3 for $5

1st Prize - 15' Canoe from Nova Craft ($1,500)

2nd Prize - Bat Package- delux 4-chamber bat house, books, photo canvas and puppets ($350)
3rd Prize - Ontario Parks Annual Pass ($175) + Pinery photo canvas ($100)
4th Prize - Ontario Parks Annual Pass ($175) + Pinery photo canvas ($100)

For more information go to raffle page

Pinery has an app for your mobile devices. Download from the itunes store, google play or blackberry world. It's free!

Visitor Centre Hours
The Visitor Centre and Friends of Pinery Park
Nature Store

Holiday Hours:

The VC will be closed December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1st. We will be open daily from 10-5 pm effective December 27 to January 8th with the exception of above days.

Free WiFi Available

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

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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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