Rock Point Provincial Park
Rock Point Provincial Park
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Dave B
Simcoe, Canada28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This beautiful park on Lake Erie has something for everyone; beach, playgrounds for the kids, baseball diamond, and for the pooch, a dog beach. Excellent park store for little things you may have forgotten or a souvenir for yourself. They even have ice cream to treat the whole family.
Our site was easy to back into; a large enough space to setup our RV. The site was flat and power was only 10ft away. The grounds have three comfort stations, plenty of paths from each campgrounds to access the beach. If you like fossils this is the place for you. The point is surrounded by an ancient fossilized coral bed. There is one trail that covers the whole park. The Woodlot trail is over 2 kms and offers an awesome view of the lake and wooded areas. It joins to the short lookout trail. (Lots of stairs) . Difficulty for Woodlot is easy; Moderate for lookout.
Written July 26, 2023
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Sherry C
Waterloo, Canada14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I was hear three nights in June, 2022. In 2021 I tried several times to go to Rock Point Provincial Park but each time my reservation was cancelled owing to flooding. This is because of the campsites have very clay– ground and don't drain well. This year I finally got there. I really love the park, especially the amazing fossils and the very long beach. It's a dog friendly park, with a dog beach. However, in touring around the other campsites, it was easy to see that some of them did not fare well as a result of the flooding. You should be prepared that your site may not look as it does in the pictures. Some of the sites have been gravelled over in places where I guess the flooding had left too much damage. For instance, the Lookout Campground is my favourite. Site 8 has always been very sought-after but it is now quite changed. Trees are down so some of the privacy is gone and it now has heavy gravel on it. This is also true of many of the sites in the 30s loop. My site, 25, was actually fine but because there are so many trees, there were many many fallen branches that had to be cleared. A number of sites have trees that have come down, some of which have been cleared away and others left as giant logs. All of the sites on the Lake side of Lookout, so 1 - 6 and 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 and even 24 are all in good condition and they would be great picks. And even 10-14 are not bad. But you are taking a risk with some of the others. Comfort stations could be cleaner and are not really big enough to support how many people use them. It didn't bother me personally. Hope this is helpful! It is otherwise well worth the visit as it is very quiet and the forested trails along the lake are beautiful.
Written July 11, 2022
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ideal21
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada370 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We really enjoy camping here as there are plenty of sites to chose from, the facilities are clean and there are nice paths for walking our dog and biking. Beach is nice and we enjoy the area.
Written October 22, 2021
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Heather H
Brantford, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
My daughter and I camped at Rock Point the third weekend of September, 2021. We absolutely loved it there and will return. The beaches were breathtaking, we had our own private cove twice over the weekend, and easily could have believed we were on an island somewhere. The water was beautiful and clear, the beaches were pristine. The beach is a fabulous mix of shells, pebbles, driftwood and large rocks that you walk on - all great for exploring. I highly recommend water shoes every time you head to the beach, we were much happier with them on than either shoes or flip flops because you can go in and out of the water with them on. Shells are sharp!

We LOVED the beach at sunset, it was just gorgeous and we saw deer coming out to drink at the waters edge as well. I had picked this site for the "monarch butterfly migration" but we didn't see one single one.

The campsite was great, they are all a good size for any group really. LOTS of sites have great privacy. The park was full of screaming kids having fun, so if you don't want to listen to that, pick a site further away.
Written September 20, 2021
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Gen Adventures
Niagara Falls, Canada26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Named after the limestone rock point that juts into Lake Erie, Rock Point is undoubtedly the Ontario Provincial Park that I have visited most. Day use and camping are available at this park.

Rock Point is one of the smaller parks, measuring 187 hectares. The park is located along the North shore of Lake Erie, just East of the mouth of the Grand River. A key feature of Rock Point Provincial Parks is the limestone shelf along the beach that is adorned with exposed fossils. The Devonian fossils date back to over 350 million years ago and are remarkably intact.

The sandy beach at Rock Point measures 1 kilometre and features sand dune formations, as well as areas that are covered in millions of tiny white shells. Shell collectors can spend hours sorting through the millions of miniature treasures, while swimmers enjoy the beautiful, warm water of Lake Erie.

I have only visited Rock Point on a day use basis, however, many visitors of the park opt to camp at the campground. The campground consists of four car camping areas that range from accomodating anything from small tents to large trailers. Campgrounds have taps, comfort stations, and trails to beach access closeby.

For those opting to visit for the day only, a shaded picnic area is welcomed and is close to a playground, the park store and washrooms. The park store offers camping necessities, souvenirs, and snacks. There is an ice cream parlour located inside of the store, which comes in useful on hot Summer days.

The Woodlot Trail is the only hiking trail that runs through the park, measuring 2 kilometres. It passes through a large variety of forest and wetland communities, including Carolinian and Oak Savanna.

Birding is one activity that many people engage in at Rock Point Provincial Park, due to the variety of birds that visit the park. Monarch Butterfly migration occurs at the park in the Fall and draws its own crowd.

Rock Point is not a park that stands out for having astonishing views or for being in a remote location, however, it does offer a getaway from everyday life and does offer relaxation, comfort, and plenty of beautiful views.
Written August 23, 2021
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MacOakville
Oakville, Canada86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We camped here for 2 nights in July with friends. I really like this park and will return again - it is closer to the GTA than other Lake Erie parks and has a nice beach. The beach is good for walking in both directions, wearing running shoes. Great sunset on the beach! It unfortunately rained a lot on the day we arrived. We are prepared for rain with tarps, tents, and weather proof gear so can cope with some rain - but - I was disappointed in how the park handled the rain and standing water. Cars, trucks and trailers were stick in mud on camp sites, made huge tire ruts and there was standing water for days. Could the park spread some wood chips around to deal with the water? Also, the firewood available at the park store is stored outside and was very wet. We're not supposed to bring firewood in from another region but the park doesn't sell useable wood ... not helpful. I would definitely return to the park for the beach and lake access and hope for drier conditions.
Written July 17, 2021
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,044 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Compared to Long Point amd Turkey Point, this park is less visited. Therfore, there is plenty of space for everyone. Pretty spacious lawn if you want to play sports such as badminton, volleyball or frisbee. Day use parking is pretty spacious. Gift shop was open as part of Step 1.

Trails are well maintained. A park ranger is handing out birding information and activity booklets at a table along the trail where it intersects the campsite. Lookout point was nice, obviously not as spectacular as other provincial parks, but still pretty.

I was unable to see fossils, but there were tadpoles along the rocky part of the shore. But there are fossils lying there apparently. The park ranger's rable has samples of them. Maybe I wasn't looking much because of the stench from the algae.

Speaking of algae,for the beaches, the water was absolutely clear in the morning, but some small amount of algae starts to grow in the afternoon but it still doesn't smell.
Written June 13, 2021
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
When my kids were young, they loved the Rock Point Provincial Park.

We were lucky, the Rock point was open for 40'

We hikes the whole time.

I liked the flowers and the beautiful trees.

At the end was the best. We remember the Rock Point. Wow!
Written April 19, 2021
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Explorer_IM
Cambridge, Canada501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Beach is rocky but views are pleasant. There is a big picnic area with play grounds. Also public washrooms were available with proper sanitization protocols. We loved the view and also the were able to relax in the picnic area.
Written November 22, 2020
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peacethroughtravel2
Grosse Pointe, MI270 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
The lake, the point, the fossils are all very nice. The camping sites are large and clean. The toilets were so over flowing you could smell them 75 yards away. Not cleaned, not swept, not mopped. I felt sorry for little kids having to use them. Shame on you Ontario Parks.
Written July 16, 2020
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