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
Pinery's busy season starts the long weekend in May,
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.
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 CanadaHelps.org.
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Friends of Pinery Park
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
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Visitor Centre Hours
The Visitor Centre and Friends of Pinery Park
Open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm
Free WiFi Now Available
Free WiFi is now available at the Visitor Centre courtesy of the Friends of Pinery Park
2013 Photo Essay Contest
Photo Contest is over
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Savanna Strollers Pinery Walking Club
Rolling Boardwalk Project
For information about the Rolling Boardwalk Construction for Dune Preservation project visit our Boardwalk page