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.
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Phone #: 705) 366-2521
Main entrance co-ordinates: 45.62355, -80.41577
Address: 203 Hwy. 529 Point au Baril, P0G 1K0
Opening seasons: May 19, 2023, to October 10, 2023
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. Confirming this with the park office would be worthwhile if you travel a long distance. You should be aware that there will be no open facilities and limited staffing.
Park Winter access: in 2020, we asked Ontario Parks about park access out of season when most parks are officially closed. Their reply – “Parks that are closed for the season, and non-operational parks, are gated and access is available by foot. Visitors are permitted to park outside the gates and walk in for day use activities, such as hiking, fishing and picnicking. Please note that all buildings and facilities will be closed, and there is no consistent staff presence to oversee actions in the park.”
Camping & Accommodation
Sturgeon Bay offers car camping on 81 campsites.
a lot of the campsites offer electrical hook-ups. Amenities such as water taps and toilets are nearby. Laundry facilities and showers are available on the cabin side of the park, a short walk away. Swimming, boating, canoeing, and a boat launch are all within walking distance from the campground and also has other options for more information please click here for more information
Hiking, Biking & Paddling
there isn’t really any hiking trails in the park
There are no dedicated cycle trails but you can bike the main park roads.
This can be a nice place to paddle but be aware that conditions on Georgian Bay can change quickly with strong winds and difficult waves.
The park has canoes available for rent, so take a scenic tour of Sturgeon Bay and the area
Maps & Resources
Sturgeon Bay overview map is available on the official website.
Ontario Crown Land Use Policy Atlas: most Provincial Parks have excellent signage, maps, and marked trails. If you take up back-country adventures, then it’s not always clear. The Ontario Crown Land Use maps are an excellent resource. You might also want to join one or more of these groups on Facebook
Crown Land Camping Group
Crown Land Camping Ontario
Ontario Parks and Crown Land
Ontario Crown Land Campers
Sharing Ontario Crown Land Camping Spots
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