ALWAYS check Alerts and other information on the official website, as conditions and facility availability are subject to change.
New Camping Rules for 2023 (14-night max) – new for 2023 are revised rules about the maximum number of nights you can camp. In this park, if you are camping between July 1 and the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend, you’ll be restricted to no more than 14-nights at this park. Outside of those dates, it’s still the old 23-night maximum. Ontario Parks promises this will be clear when booking.
Rules for backcountry camping and the roofed accommodation haven’t changed.
Day Use Vehicle Permits: Because of this park’s popularity, it will need permits to be purchased in advance to guarantee park access. This process was started in 2021 and 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.
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Phone #: 519-586-2133
Main entrance co-ordinates: 42.5834 -80.3829
Address: PO Box 99 350 Erie Blvd Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0
Opening seasons: May 12, 2023 to October 22, 2023
Camping & Accommodation
Long Point offers four campground areas in two sections of the park. Almost half of campsites have electrical service.
The section generally called “New Park” includes three of the campgrounds: Monarch’s Rest, Firefly and Turtle Dunes Campgrounds, as well as the popular Day Use area.
Firefly Campground offers large pull-through sites equipped with electrical service. Located on the bay side of the campground, they are a short five minute walk to the beach.
Monarch’s Rest and Turtle Dunes Campgrounds offer some electrical sites that are able to accommodate a variety of equipment. The premium campsites, located in the dunes at the ends of the loops closest to the beach, offer a soft sandy base.
The Old Park section of Long Point includes Cottonwood Campground, a radio-free campground. The sites can accommodate a variety of equipment sizes. As of 2012 this campground features a new barrier-free comfort station with showers. Premium campsites are located at the ends of the loops and are very close to the beach.
Cottonwood Campground (Old Park) is a radio-free campground with a total of 81 campsites.
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
Enjoy cycling on over 5 km of park roadways.
Many visitors enjoy canoeing along the sheltered marsh of Long Point Bay. Opportunities also exist outside of the park, in the area of Big Creek, located on the Long Point causeway.
Maps & Resources
Ontario parks have a park overview and campground maps for long point provincial parks click here for more information
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