Forks of the Credit Provincial Park

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News

Day Use Vehicle Permits: because of the popularity of this park, it’s one that may need permits to be purchased in advance in order to guarantee park access. This was started in 2021 and continued in 2022. There’s no reason to believe that this will be kept for 2023.
If you’re smart, grab the permit before any visit, even mid-week. We found this out the hard way at our local Provincial Park.
You can buy the vehicle permit up to 5 days in advance, which guarantees you access to the park on that day. If you have an annual or season pass, you should still book your permit online, but there’s no extra charge.

Facebook and Website Links

Forks of the Credit Official website
Forks of the Credit Official Facebook

Information

Phone #: (705) 435-2498
Main entrance co-ordinates:
Address: Earl Rowe Provincial Park P.O. Box 872 Alliston L9R 1W1
Opening seasons: The main park gate is now closed for the season (2022). However, leaving your vehicle outside the park and accessing trails on foot may be possible. If you are traveling a long distance, confirming this with the park office would be worthwhile. You should be aware that there will be no open facilities and limited staffing.

Activities

Camping & Accommodation

This is a day-use-only park. Camping is located at nearby Earl Rowe.

Hiking, Biking & Paddling

Hiking

The fork of the Credit River makes for an ideal spot to take in some fresh air and explore nature. The trails throughout this park are well-developed, making it easy on both horses as well as riders!

Biking

there aren’t any dedicated bike trails in the park itself

Paddling

there isn’t any access to any major lakes or waterways, but it does have a small one called kettle lake if you do want to try to have a paddle

Winter Activities

Forks of the Credit Provincial Park is located about an hour or so from Toronto and 16 mins from Orangeville. Best reached by car

Forks of the Credit is open for day use year-round for your winter activities. Vehicle permits are required all year. You can get them online before leaving home. There’s parking available.

This is a great park for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is a popular activity in this park.

However, be aware that trails aren’t maintained during the winter, so just take some common sense precautions, like carrying plenty of water with you if needed and wearing sturdy shoes that will grip slippery surfaces nicely.

Before heading out, you can check snow conditions on the park’s official website.

This park has no equipment rental, so don’t forget your snowshoes, cross-country skis, and snacks.

Make sure to get your snacks and picnic supplies in Orangeville because there aren’t many close-by places to get anything like that.

Maps & Resources

Ontario parks have a park overview map click here for more information

Local Facilities

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