Wheatley Provincial Park

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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.

Facebook and Website Links

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Information

Phone #: (519) 825-4659
Main entrance co-ordinates: 42.090666, -82.442196
Address: 21116 Klondyke Road, P.O. Box 640, Wheatley, N0P 2P0
Opening seasons: April 14, 2023, to October 31, 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.”

Travel, Directions & Distances

Directions: London to Wheatley Provincial Park via ON-401 W

Activities

Camping & Accommodation

Car Camping

Wheatley offers car camping in four campgrounds: Boosey Creek, Highlands, Middle Creek and Two Creeks.

Boosey Creek Campground provides a semi-wilderness camping experience with non-electrical campsites located throughout a series of camping loops. This is a heavily treed area and some roadways are narrow; large trailers will have difficulty maneuvering. This campground is ideally suited for tents and camper vans with the larger loops accommodating small trailers.  Some of the smaller loops only provide vault toilets but there is a comfort station with showers within easy walking distance. Water taps are located throughout.

Highlands Campground hosts 44 electrical and 31 non-electrical campsites in a more open, less wooded setting. Amenities such as water taps, a comfort station, laundry facilities, and a playground are close by.

Middle Creek Campground is completely electrical and provides a few creekside campsites. Access to the comfort station, vault toilet, water taps, and playground is within walking distance.

Two Creeks Campground is almost completely surrounded by a creek and provides many creekside camping opportunities. Comfort station, vault toilets, water taps, and playground are all within walking distance.

Group Camping

Wheatley Provincial Park has two group campsites available.  Each site varies in size and can accommodate from 9 to 50 people.  These sites are located in a heavily wooded area of the park and are serviced by vault toilets.  They are ideal for those who prefer a more rustic experience. 

Road access is uneven and unpaved and therefore trailers are not recommended; tenting only. 

Each site is serviced by vault toilets and water taps with a comfort station and showers located nearby.  The beach is within a 1.5 km walk, bicycle ride, or drive.

Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Radio-Free Camping

All of the camping loops in Boosey Creek are radio-free and allow the opportunity to experience a quieter more natural setting.

Hiking, Biking & Paddling

Hiking

Trails: Two hiking trails are located in the park. One, along with the landlocked creek system, and the other winds through a mature Carolinian forest of oak, hickory, Tulip, Sassafras, chestnut, and Black Gum trees.

Biking

Wheatley has no dedicated bicycle trails, but roads throughout the park are easily cycled. The park is an excellent stopping point during a cycle tour along the north shore of Lake Erie.

Paddling

Canoeing

Wheatley is the site of a secluded coastal estuary, where a tangle of creeks flows through a southern-style Carolinian forest. Paddle two loops through Boosey Creek to Sugar Creek, approximately 3.2 km.

Maps & Resources

Ontario Parks has a park overview map, trail maps, and also a campground map 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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