Stretching over 21 square kilometers along the shores of Lake Huron, Pinery is home to at least 4000 species of plants and animals, a globally rare Oak Savanna ecosystem, freshwater coastal dunes, and the largest protected forest in southwestern Ontario.
Pinery is open for camping and day use year round. Recreation activities include swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, and a year-round interpretive program. Enjoy 10 km of sandy beach, 10 nature trails, 14 km of bike trails, and 38 km of ski trails.
Choose between electrical and non-electrical campsites, as well as roofed accommodations like cabins and yurts. There are flush toilets and showers, BBQs, and a trailer sanitation station.
The facilities within Pinery include a wheelchair-accessible general store and restaurant, laundromats, firewood, picnic shelters, rental shops (watercraft, bicycles, snow shoes, and cross-country skis), The Friends of Pinery Nature Store, and the year-round Visitor Centre featuring nature exhibits.
Pinery's cabin in winter
Consider camping or visiting in the winter if you would like a more peaceful experience. When snow conditions allow, you can explore the park on cross-country skis or snow shoes!
Monday to Friday
Open 1pm -4pm
Saturday & Sunday
Closed December 25, 26 and January 1. Open daily during March Break, Winter Break, and most Statutory Holidays.
No visit to the Pinery would be complete without a stop at the Visitor Centre. The Centre features:
Exhibits on the Park’s history and plant and animal life
A park naturalist to answer your questions
Friends of Pinery Park Nature Store, with unique gifts and books
Established in 1989, The Friends of Pinery Park is a registered charity dedicated to education, promotion, and preservation of Pinery Provincial Park. Over the years we have undertaken a variety of activities to protect the Park’s rare ecosystem and enhance the experience of visitors to the Park. Among them: research into species at risk, projects to stabilize the freshwater dunes, projects to make the Park’s natural beauty accessible to all, educational programs for children and youth, and much more. Join us!