Although most people who visit Pinery for the day like to swim by the beach, there’s lots more to see and do. Hike one of the ten walking trails or bike along the 12-km bicycle trail. Pack a lunch and plan a picnic alongside the river, or paddle one of the rental canoes down the Old Ausable Channel. See a movie in the Visitor Centre theatre or browse through the Friends of Pinery Nature Store. Don’t forget about Pinery’s many winter activities.
You should refer to the activity schedule for the times, locations and descriptions of all our interpretive events. It is available at all campground offices, gates, host and hostess sites, and is posted at the Visitor Centre and Comfort Stations throughout the park. Be sure to check the special events calendar on the Ontario Parks website.
Many different camping experiences are available at Pinery. There are many superb sites available in the three Pinery campgrounds. Roofed accommodation campsites are located in Riverside Campground Area 1. There are also three designated group camping areas in Pinery Park.
For all reservations contact Ontario Parks: Phone 1-888-668-7275 or book online at http://ontarioparks.com/reservations
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Electrical and non-electrical sites are to be found in our campgrounds for those wishing to tent or trailer camp.
To ensure a site will be available for your next vacation, we suggest making a reservation.
Riverside campground is located beside the picturesque Old Ausable Channel, and has electrical, non-electrical and pull-through sites. Riverside is also open year round (Area 1 only in winter).
Burley campground, open from May to September, is the furthest away from the main gate, but is well worth the extra drive! The sites in Burley are nestled between older pines and within close walking distance of the beach. These campsites are perfect for those campers that do not need electricity or pull-through sites.
Dunes campground is within easy walking distance of the beach, outdoor amphitheater and Visitor Centre. Dunes campground provides a mix of electrical, pop-up trailer and tenting sites from May to September.
Campground maps* can be downloaded from our Publications page.
*All maps © Pinery Provincial Park
Maps are provided for personal, private use only
For organized groups and classes wishing to camp in Pinery, three areas have been developed, each containing ten sites.
- located adjacent to the day-use areas;
- within easy walking distance of the beach;
- designed for tents only;
- parking for 6 cars and one bus;
- accommodate up to 35 campers;
- running water, a cold water sink, vault toilets, a fire ring and picnic tables.
If you are looking for something more luxurious, consider renting a yurt, soft-sided shelter or cabin for a couple of days. Roofed accommodation is heated, furnished and available year round. A yurt is an 8 sided tent-like structure
Fourteen furnished campsites are located in Area 1 of Riverside campground. There are twelve yurts attached to a wheelchair accessible platform with bunks accommodating 6 people, table and chairs, electric lighting and a heater for cool weather camping. In addition, a gas barbecue for cooking is supplied with each facility. There is also one site with a cabin and one with a soft-sided shelter.
Roofed accommodation is normally booked on weekends. We strongly recommend making a reservation before you visit the park. Please note that pets are not permitted in roofed accommodation.