Macgregor Point Provincial Park

Macgregor Point Provincial Park

Macgregor Point Provincial Park
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  • lesspeeps
    Toronto, Canada76 contributions
    Camping large in a special place.
    This is a large, reasonably well managed and quite clean park located on the scenic shores of Lake Huron. The picturesque summer beach town of Southampton is a 20 minute drive north. The check in staff although extremely new were pleasant. Park has a fine swimming each, excellent trails including a lookout and bird blind. Beware there were yellow jackets below boardwalk to bird blind when there in late July. Also quite a bit of invasive aliens including European Buckthorn at the wetland trail. The auto-on showers didn't seem to all work. Despite being in radio free camping zone an extremely large group of East Indians were playing "music" loudly . The firewood bought at the camp store was completely soaked! Several water spigot taps sprayed horizontally ..quite useless.
    Visited July 2022
    Written July 28, 2022
  • Susan S
    2 contributions
    Sunset from Lake Huron
    First time I ever seen Lake Huron was from the shore of Macgregor Point Provincial Park. Perfect location to view the sun setting across the water, which was clear, refreshingly cool, and beautiful. Wonderful place to camp. Like being on the beach with the sandy ground, surrounded by foliage. Very private. Didn't see any wildlife, Not a bear, deer or a rabbit. Quiet with the echo of happy children in the distance.
    Visited August 2021
    Written September 5, 2021
  • lesspeeps
    Toronto, Canada76 contributions
    Refreshing break in Nature despite climate change rains.
    This Park benefits from it's distant locale and bucolic setting on the shores of Lake Huron. Although rained out we were able to experience the old shore line trail, pitcher plant marl turtle pond, visitors centre , beach, trails ,park store and amenities. The level of maintenance does not match the setting however as much man-made debris was picked up, paths to washroom were muddy and rutted, campsite was filthy with garbage, an ugly picnic table was dragged out to the tip of Sunset Point spoiling the view and Park biologist giving the mushroom talk "did not know the species"! Most importantly there is quite of bit of invasive alien European Buckthorn spreading trough the entire area. No management or removal seems to be occurring. In fact the entire time there we saw ZERO park maintenance staff except for an extremely young pair slowly cutting a few grasses by roadside signage. The showers were also inexplicably extremely forceful and did not turn off ..this despite being told they would if button was "pushed" which did nothing! Huge waste of hot water!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 15, 2023
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Nancy Madio
1 contribution
Aug. 2023 • Family
Rangers are very helpful in making your stay pleasant. Some campers are very loud and need to be told to be quiet to make other campers enjoy peace and quiet. The staff are super pleasant and the park is beautiful I’d recommend it.
Written August 23, 2023
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lesspeeps
Toronto, Canada76 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
This Park benefits from it's distant locale and bucolic setting on the shores of Lake Huron. Although rained out we were able to experience the old shore line trail, pitcher plant marl turtle pond, visitors centre , beach, trails ,park store and amenities.

The level of maintenance does not match the setting however as much man-made debris was picked up, paths to washroom were muddy and rutted, campsite was filthy with garbage, an ugly picnic table was dragged out to the tip of Sunset Point spoiling the view and Park biologist giving the mushroom talk "did not know the species"!

Most importantly there is quite of bit of invasive alien European Buckthorn spreading trough the entire area. No management or removal seems to be occurring. In fact the entire time there we saw ZERO park maintenance staff except for an extremely young pair slowly cutting a few grasses by roadside signage.

The showers were also inexplicably extremely forceful and did not turn off ..this despite being told they would if button was "pushed" which did nothing! Huge waste of hot water!
Written August 15, 2023
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OntarioTravellers2
Sarnia, Canada424 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
Lots of great week marked trails. Campsites are large and fairly private. Lots of wildlife. Staff are friendly and helpful.
Written June 18, 2023
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CdnGoldy
Kitchener, Canada932 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
We camped in Algonquin/Ash Woods campground, site 6. It was semi-private, with open view into site across road, and also easy views into sites either side. Not ideal if you have dogs. Our site had just undergone improvement with road grading throughout campground.

It is a beautiful provincial park, with many fine features, and excellent staff. Along with lakes, marsh areas, lake Huron frontage, and great trails, it is a perfect place to camp.
Written May 2, 2023
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ibutterfly
15 contributions
Apr. 2023
One of my favourite Ontario Provincial Parks for all seasons.
Highlight for me in feeding birds in all seasons!
Listening to the frogs and toads sing at dusk in spring!
Watching turtles in the summer.
Yurt camping in winter is great, even better when there’s ice to skate on.
Kids programs in summer.
Written April 12, 2023
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belletracy
Waterloo, Canada1 contribution
Aug. 2022
We camped there this past weekend. The sites were small but private. Lots of great trails, and clean bathrooms. However, I have never experienced such over zealous rangers before.

They came twice, between 11:15 and 11:30. We were talking in normal tone around the campfire , no music, all adults. They said only whispering was allowed at that time, and if they had to come back, they would ticket us. They acknowledged we were speaking in a regular tone, but said the whole park was asleep, so we had to whisper??? Never had this before. The night before, they shone a light in the kids tent because they were laughing, and told them to quiet down. Seems like enforced bedtime, not quiet time.
Written August 30, 2022
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Helen R
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Aug. 2022
McGregor Point is a beautiful, shady and comfortable park on the shores of Lake Huron. We had a tent, and a private campsite in the tent area, as we did not need electricity.
We went to the Park Store for delicious ice cream, and we went to the Nature Centre where we walked out on the boardwalk to see the sunset.

Swimming was better in Port Elgin, as there is a nice sandy beach there with all the amenities of chairs, showers and change areas.
We had a wonderful experience in McGregor Park
Written August 15, 2022
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lesspeeps
Toronto, Canada76 contributions
Jul. 2022
This is a large, reasonably well managed and quite clean park located on the scenic shores of Lake Huron.

The picturesque summer beach town of Southampton is a 20 minute drive north.

The check in staff although extremely new were pleasant.

Park has a fine swimming each, excellent trails including a lookout and bird blind. Beware there were yellow jackets below boardwalk to bird blind when there in late July. Also quite a bit of invasive aliens including European Buckthorn at the wetland trail.

The auto-on showers didn't seem to all work.

Despite being in radio free camping zone an extremely large group of East Indians were playing "music" loudly .

The firewood bought at the camp store was completely soaked!

Several water spigot taps sprayed horizontally ..quite useless.
Written July 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Leslie F
Fergus, Canada3 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Family
Beware. Poison Ivy is everywhere here with no indication online of which campsites most affected. Also at the kids playground.
Written June 17, 2022
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Cathy V
Strathroy, Canada86 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Such a beautiful park! Escape to the woods , listen to the birds, enjoy the wildflowers, bike the trails, watch the sunset. Ahhhh….
Written May 26, 2022
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