Point Farms Provincial Park

Point Farms Provincial Park

Point Farms Provincial Park
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TravelG392
London, Canada28 contributions
Jun. 2022
Vicinity to Goderich is good for supplies (and cheaper bagged firewood). Trails were muddy and need gravel but that's my only complaint. Chill vibe, wasn't bothered by any staff or rangers and barely even saw any other campers. Pictures of campsites from website were accurate and I was able to find a secluded one. Would definitely return.
Written June 22, 2022
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CdnGoldy
Kitchener, Canada922 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This provincial park contains 2 campgrounds: Colburn and Huron. By chance we have only stayed in Huron, but it is excellent. Most sites are large and have great privacy on 3 sides.

Comfort stations are kept clean by both staff and respectful campers. Comfort stations contain toilets, showers and laundries.

Staff at this provincial park are very helpful, whether front office, maintenance or law enforcement.

The beach is a natural and beautiful sandy Beach, including a dog beach area. The beach has beautiful sunsets every day.
Written May 22, 2022
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Amy L
2 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Very nice camp ground. Good size camp site with easy electric hook up. The comfort station was super clean and convenient. The trails were lovely and pretty comfortable for any ability. The only thing is if you follow the trail along the beach past the ravine you will find only steps at the end. We didn't want to cycle back so we carried out bikes up them. We wanted to use our drone to take some pictures but because the airport is so close were not able to and the lights from the airport stopped the sky being properly dark for photos that night however we would highly recommend this site and will use it again in the future.
Written October 3, 2021
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,745 contributions
Apr. 2021
We showed up mid-afternoon, found that the gate was open and drove down to the beach, a fair distance off Hwy 21. We saw few other people and had a pleasant time walking along the water. A warning: when we drove back to the highway after 45 minutes or so, we found that someone had closed and locked the gate, trapping us and another family that had driven to the shore. We contacted the OPP and had to wait for an hour before we were released. Our son and I spent the time by walking along one of the trails, a very agreeable experience. A suggestion to the park staff: if you don’t want people to drive to the lake, don’t leave the gate open. Telling them that it may be locked at any time is not really very helpful. Other than that, this is a nice park that offers plenty of opportunities for hiking and, in season, for camping.
Written April 24, 2021
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Feng L
Mississauga, Canada1,008 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Family
Nice beach in a small provincial park, it too busy, water colour is so beautiful. there is a nice woody trail if you like to hike.
Written August 22, 2020
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Hy Ena
Hamilton, Canada3 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Family
Decent sized sites with decent privacy, though some are better than others. We had a non electrical camp site in the colborne site. Gets a little busy with younger folks on the weekend but nothing outlandish,
Don’t forget a ground tarp, as the sites can be gravelly.

The beach is lovely. Walk past the parking lot for a bit more room as the beach area closer to the parking lot has eroded.
Sunsets are amazing.

Hiking trails are not listed in km, but rather minutes. Keep in mind those are to be doubled if walking with kids. Parts of the hiking trail are
Quite sunny.

Washrooms are decently cleaned for a campground. However, expect a wait in the mornings because there is a limit on the amount of people allowed in. (Covid) And some people were doing hair and makeup inside the washroom 🤦🏻‍♀️Bring a mask to wear inside the washrooms per request.

All in all we had a lovely time.
Written August 22, 2020
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CdnGoldy
Kitchener, Canada922 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Family
Before going further I should mention we visited this park during Covid-19 and there were no showers or laundromats available inside the park due to the need for cleaning staff to maximize visits and cleanliness of all washrooms (they were incredibly clean all the time).

However, Point Farms is our favourite campground, and we have been here three years in a row, as well as visiting other campgrounds.

We were on 2 different campsites during our stay due to the popularity of camping this year. At the first site we discovered a massive hornet's nest on the picnic table. We called the main phone of the campground and they had a very friendly and competent maintenance worker arrive within a few minutes to remove the nest.

Both our campsites were great for different reasons. They were both large. The first site had grass, the second was in the forest, with no ground cover.

Washrooms (known as comfort stations) with flush toilets and running hot and cold water were very close to both sites.

The campground is regularly patrolled by enforcement officers who are very friendly and helpful. All staff we met from the front office to cleaning and maintenance staff were friendly and highly competent.

Point Farms is located on Lake Huron in Ontario, just north of Goderich. It has beautiful sunsets (see attached photo for example) every night there is a clear or partially clear sky.

The beach is natural (not groomed) and is spectacular as sand beaches go. There is even a dog beach next to the regular beach for campers like ourselves who travel with a dog.

Point Farms also has a number of walking, hiking, and biking trails available to you. This year we hiked the Ravine trail which is an easy trail with beautiful sites including a river, the beach, and a gorgeous ravine in the woods. We also hiked out to the front sign for a photo we take of the family in front of the campground sign. This trail was also well maintained and had a portion fully shaded.

The camp store has a number of great items to purchase including stuffed animals, shirts, and Hoosier, and crests of the park. Staff are very helpful.
Written August 11, 2020
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GlobeTrotting440203
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Jul. 2020 • Couples
Park is nice. Lots of trees adequate privacy. Sites quite close together. So noise does travel. We came midweek so fairly quiet. Shower closed for season due to COVID but playground is open.
Sadly much of the beach is gone due to erosion. What is left of the beach is strewn with natural and human debris. There is very little of this once beautiful beach to sit on and keep distance. The entry to the water is covered in smooth rocks so water shoes are a good idea.
The area where you fill your trailer with water is just in front of the dumping area. Sooo if two trailers are dumping you can’t get to the water filling area. Not very well planned out.
We stayed on site 47. A corner sit but still quite private and a two minute walk from the Huron campground look out to see the most beautiful sunsets over the lake.
Written July 21, 2020
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,537 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Couples
The good. I think we lucked out again by chance the most private shady site in 35 degree heat. Most other sites were very open by our standards.
Lovely walking biking trails for families and dogs.
Not too buggy maybe it was too hot for bugs, lots of fly activity at dinner had to BBQ in the screen tent. Lots of spiders.
Regular monitoring of all areas by camp staff
Amazing sunsets over Lake Huron

The maybe. Depends on your situation but lots of constant kid noise from bicycle horns or kids circling the block for hours beep beep, partiers or radios. Mostly it started early and ended by 10pm.
In a Covid year nothing else to do kids gotta blow off steam. Parents didn't seem to parent.
Concerned sometimes by the lack of social distancing.

Written July 10, 2020
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Ron P
Sarnia, Canada41 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Family
Showers, Playgrounds and Laundry Facilities are closed. Our electric sites had quite a distance to the plug. Washrooms cleans. Nice 5km running trail. Beach could use a clean-up but that may be due to limited staff in this unique summer. Love the dog beach.
Written July 7, 2020
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