Turkey Point Provincial Park

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 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

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Information

Phone #: (519) 426-3239
Main entrance co-ordinates:
Address: 194 Turkey Point Rd. Turkey Point N0E 1T0
Opening seasons: May 6, 2022, to October 30, 2022

Activities

Camping & Accommodation

Car Camping

Group Camping

Turkey Point offers three group camping areas. The largest (for 40-50 people) is located at the north end of the park. Areas 2 and 3 are located in the southern portion of the park, each accommodating 25-30 people. Vault toilets are strategically located within a two-minute walk of the group campsite. A large fire pit and picnic tables await you at your destination, with running water for guests’ convenience!

Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Radio-Free Camping

Radio-free Camping is offered in Fin & Feather Campground (20 sites). Eight of these sites offer an electrical hook-up.

Hiking, Biking & Paddling

Hiking

Turkey Point has three hiking trails within or adjacent to the park.

Lookout Bluff Trail – 2.2 km, easy
Hike from the park office to the edge of the bluff overlooking Long Point Bay and return.

Fin & Feather Trail – 4.0 km, medium
Begin at the north end of the Fin & Feather Campground and hike along the old hatchery pond to the Normandale Fish Hatchery, around the park’s north boundary and then retrace the trail back into the park.

Oak Savanna Trail – 1.0 km, easy
This trail is located just east of the Whippoorwill Campground. It takes you through an area of plantation and naturally forested areas that have had controlled fires (prescribed burns) to return the area to a natural oak and pine forest cover.

Biking

Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club has several trails adjacent to the park for mountain bikers. Maps are available at their office, located west of Long Point Eco-Adventures, an environmental education center offering a network of bicycle paths on its property.

Paddling

Canoes can be launched from the beach that fronts the village. From here, you can paddle westward towards the Turkey Point marsh area.

Maps & Resources

Ontario Parks has a park overview map for Turkey Point Provincial park click here for more information.

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

Local Facilities

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