Wheatley Provincial Park
Wheatley Provincial Park
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CdnGoldy
Kitchener, Canada937 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Wheatley is a great small provincial park located at the corner of Southwestern Ontario, between Wheatley and Leamington. It is the southernmost Ontario provincial park and is the closest to Point Pelee National Park.

Due to the ticks you can find north of Lake Erie, the staff mow the lawns on each campsite and keep the grass short in all public areas such as near the beach and around comfort stations.

There is a wooden pedestrian bridge between the Two Creeks campground and the beach. Unfortunately there has been a lot of shore erosion, but between that and the beautiful shingle beach there were access points climb down or up.

Wheatley is a perfect area for birding and sitting out during the days I was there I saw a greater selection of birds than I ever would at my home in Kitchener.

I notice many campers were going into Wheatley or Leamington for Breakfast or dinner - convenient since they are so close.

I should mention staff are very helpful here, keep all washrooms very clean, and are driving throughout the park regularly for your security.

Playgrounds were excellent, trails were excellent, and fellow campers were very friendly.
Written May 10, 2023
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Janice W
Brantford, Canada4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Not the fault of the park. We had never been to a provincial park before. We have always camped at KOA or private RV camps, but there were none in the area and we wanted to see the area. We have a 33 ft class A coach fully loaded so, WE learned a valuable lesson about us that, simply put, we like to keep nature at a respectable distance. From our site to the “beach” was a 1/2 hour death march. When they say “just go over the foot bridge”…Sherpa’s have trekked shorter distances. Our dog wouldn’t speak to us when we got there.

The staff were friendly, other campers were friendly - we are just not the roughing it types. We were supposed to stay 3 nights but we left the next morning and went to a private RV campground with a heated pool etc. So when we say it’s not you it’s us, it is the honest truth. Seriously, I take a shower if smoke gets on me from fire…..
Written July 23, 2022
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Lynne M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Excellent experience for my three grandchildren. Only 1 hour from home. But they thought they were at the end of the world. Park very nicely kept. Washrooms superbly clean. I even saw them cleaning the kids swings and slides off first thing in the ,morning. Beach badly beaten up by the weather but it didn’t stop us from exploring it. Sites nice and clean.. some sites better than others, as s everywhere. We have a 5 th wheel and stayed in 156 and there was plenty of room including 4 bikes. Clean out comfort station clean and very excess able. Highly recommend
Written June 8, 2022
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brad1133
Brantford, Canada111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Nice large camp sites. Some are low sites(water level) So if you get rain it may stay muddy for days. Staff friendly and always willing to help. Bathrooms really clean and nice. Great walking or biking area. Takes a bit to get use to the various roads and design of park Be nice if there was two dump stations for Sunday when everyone leaves. Big line ups
Written November 12, 2021
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cabernet2007
Hamilton, Canada7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We visited Wheatley as a family early July and had great weather the whole week! The park is very big and there is always something to do be it biking, walking, playing at the park, fishing or swimming at the beach. We personally spend a lot of time at the beach so as far as that goes I was not really happy with the beach here. It is quite the hike from the campsites. We were able to carry most of our beach stuff with us and bike but it was very awkward and you have to cross a narrow bridge shared with a lot of other people. Then you go down a long path until you find a spot you can get down because it is off a 5-15 foot drop. Once your down its nice and actually pretty private because all of the fallen trees from erosion.
The showers are awesome and the sites are good sizes and I like the fact they have some grass to them. Its clean and quiet.
There were a lot of bugs but that's just nature.
Id have to think about a return though just because of the beach situation and I have young kids.
Written July 11, 2021
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steveandjudy1994
Chatham, Canada239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Our second experience in a Provincial Park and it was a sweet surprise. We had one of the nicest sites in the park and I'm not going to mention which as it would never be available again. Lets just say we had a water view. Check in was a breeze. Beautiful walk along the bluffs overlooking the lake, so unfortunate about the erosion as when we were there there was a defined crack of about 18 inches that was soon to be tumbling down to the water. Great nature trails as well. A short drive to Point Pelee and the ferry to Pelee Island.
Written September 22, 2020
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Blue_treetop
Vaughan, Canada28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
We really wanted to go camping but waited too late to book a campsite. Wheatley was the only one left. But we were pleasantly surprised! We woke up at 6am to watch the sunrise and it was beautiful! Right over Lake Erie. There was road erosion, but it didn’t bother us that much as we walked around it and all along Lake Erie. The water was dirty/muddy but we didn’t go swimming. We stayed in Boosey creek and there was plenty of roads to ride your bikes. No actual walking trail for hiking through the forest though. The provincial park staff were very, very friendly. We would see them driving around and they would wave at us, or offered to throw our garbage in their trunks to save us the walk. There were creeks for you to go canoeing or kayaking but you have to bring your own.
The campsite was a bit small, not a big deal for us. And the campground is very near to the town, so it didn’t really have a wilderness feel. But all around, very nice and pretty.
Written September 14, 2020
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Avenue S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We have had such a great time here. The Boosey campground is quiet. The other ones would be more suitable for kids with a park nestled by the beach. Although the erosion has taken most of the shoreline there are trails to access it and the waves are awesome! Highly suggest bringing a floaty! There is poison ivy in the area. If you stick to the trails/paths you'll have a fabulous time. This location is better than Rondeau as there are way more trees and the sand easily brushes off after a swim. Highly recommended :-)
Written August 15, 2020
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Cathy V
Strathroy, Canada90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Camping in this Covid19 summer feels like a privilege , and the week we spent at Wheatley was restful and peaceful. Our truck camper was at site 150, close to the beach, deeply shaded through the day. We enjoyed walking, biking and swimming as well as campfires at night. Lake Erie is very high, and the shoreline had eroded considerably during the past year. Despite that, during a very hot week, we scrambled down the bank to cool off in Lake Erie several times a day.
Written July 12, 2020
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BornsA1A
Windsor, Canada14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My wife and I absolutely love running through this park. We are neighbours to it and visit it often. Every season brings new adventure and picturesque scenery. Campers are a joy in the summer to see. The winter brings deer sightings and the odd bald eagle. Take a walk across the bridge that spans the creek and you'll swear you are in the Muskokas. A hidden piece of heaven this park most certainly is.
Written December 6, 2019
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