Rock Point Provincial Park

Rock Point Provincial Park, Dunnville: Address, Phone Number, Rock Point Provincial Park Reviews: 3.5/5

Rock Point Provincial Park
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Heather H
Barrie10 contributions
Great time!
Sep. 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, Canada21 contributions
Nature Getaway
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, Ontario73 contributions
Good park and beach
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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John M
Hamilton, Canada165 contributions
A relatively quieter park
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
Hiking and the Rock Points.
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, Canada224 contributions
Pleasant view
Sep. 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, MI218 contributions
Relaxing but fetid vault toilets
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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r66kmj
Burlington, Canada29 contributions
Great post-covid visit! Park improved
Jun. 2020 • Family
Based on the 2019 reviews, I was quite worried about coming to the park just as it was opening back up after covid. The sites have been all well groomed including massive mulch piles over what used to be we marshland- in our case right on the way to the electrical hook up- thank you Ontario parks for investing to upgrade the sides. Not a lot of privacy but nice spacious sites with some shade and very quiet so don’t mind having neighbours.

One a few comfort stations opened but they are very clean. Great park to bike around with kids. Fossils on the water are super cool.

Message me if you need any specific info. I’m here for a few days more.
Written June 24, 2020
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Taster's Choice
Niagara Falls39 contributions
This Park is why I became familiar with this amazing area!
Sep. 2019
We have been camping at Rock Point since I was a kid. We always had a great time there. It is very clean and not tooo big. Right on the shores of Lake Erie with a unique twist... on the point there is endless amounts of fossils to explore. Located 15 minutes from Dunnville where you have everything you would need on a camping vacation. It is because of Rock Point that we have a permanent location in the area! Great for families!
Written November 1, 2019
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Margaret R
4 contributions
Great month to go to Rock Point Provincial Park
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Spent 4 weekday nites tent camping. Park was fairly quiet at that time of year; no wait for showers or bathrooms. We totally enjoyed our experience. Will be back.
Written October 20, 2019
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