Message from the Superintendent
Welcome to the Pinery website which will help you to learn more about one of the largest and most unique natural areas in Southwestern Ontario. Over half-a-million visitors experience the natural beauty of Pinery each year and discover how convenient the park and its facilities are.
I have been continually impressed by both the staff dedication to protecting and managing this site as well as the visitors' love for Pinery. This is a perfect combination to ensure that Pinery remains a natural treasure for all time.
Pinery Provincial Park
Pinery's natural features are staggering - 2,532 ha (6,330 acres) in size; over 757 plant, 325 bird and 60 butterfly species to name just a few groups; a globally rare Oak Savanna ecosystem; freshwater coastal dunes; habitat for endangered species; and the largest protected forest in southwestern Ontario.
The recreational opportunities in Pinery are equally diverse - 10 km beach; 10 nature trails; 38 km of ski trails; canoeing, kayaking and hydrobiking; fishing; cycling; and one of the largest year-round interpretive programs in Ontario.
The facilities within Pinery are also impressive - wheelchair accessible general store and restaurant; laundromats; firewood; picnic shelter; rental shops for canoes, kayaks, hydrobikes, bicycles and cross-country skis; The Friends of Pinery Nature Gift Shop; and year-round Visitor Centre featuring nature exhibits.
The many amenities within the park offer flexibility and convenience - 3 campgrounds; with a total of 1,000 campsites including 400 electrical sites and many pull-through sites; 10 youth group sites; trailer sanitation station; flush toilets and showers; and 12 yurts with heated tent, bunk-beds, electricity, BBQ and picnic shelter provided! There is so much to do at Pinery that you will have no trouble finding activities to occupy your time, whether your stay is for one day, one week or even a month!
Pinery Park Map (pdf)
To ensure a site will be available for your next vacation, we suggest making a reservation. To get more information about the campgrounds see the Camping page.
Pinery Provincial Park is located 8 km south of the Village of Grand Bend on Highway 21. To learn more about events and activities to the north please check out the attractions of Huron County.
Road Map (pdf 21KB)