Located north of Goderich and offering spectacular views and sunsets of Lake Huron, Point Farms Provincial Park is a must-visit for RV lovers in south-western Ontario. The park is unique in that it uses both the Lake Huron shoreline and the adjoining agricultural land and it combines local history with interesting biophysical features.
Point Farms Provincial Park has an interesting history that dates back to when it was once the site of a popular Victorian resort. There was a hotel on the grounds of the park that was in operation from the mid 1880s until 1915. Most of the land that the park sits on was acquired between November 1963 and January 1964 by the then Ontario Department of Lands and Forests after the the need to provide more access to bodies of water and beach areas on the Great Lakes shorelines was realized.
Lake Huron is the main recreational attraction to the park and it is the scene of many activities, including swimming, fishing and boating. There are also over three miles of trails for hiking lovers to explore and during the off-season select areas are also open for hunting and cross-country skiing.
Camping at Point Farms Provincial Park is provided in the form of two campgrounds that are both RV-friendly. Many of the campsites have electrical hookups and there are also several pull-through sites available. Peak season at Point Farms Provincial Park runs from May until October.
Point Farms Provincial Park is located in the south-western region of Ontario and is situated right on the banks of Lake Huron. The park has one entry and exit point and is very easy to access as it is found right off the Bluewater Highway.
The park is located within close proximity to the town of Goderich so you will be in close proximity to any supplies and amenities you will need to enjoy your stay at the park, whether it be a short or long one. Goderich there are also other towns located nearby, including Lucknow (around 16 miles or 26km away), Clinton (around 13 miles or 21 km away) and Lamberton Shores (around 43 miles or 70kms away). If you do need anything we recommend going to Goderich as it is only four miles (seven kms) from the park.
Accessing the park should be very straightforward as the roads in and around the park are relatively flat, very well maintained and there are no known no obstacles. The road into the campground is also kept in very good condition and it is also very wide to allow for ease of turning. During the winter the park does close so you will not have access to any of the park roads or campgrounds once off peak season arrives.
There is plenty of parking at Point Farms Provincial Park.
There are no public transport options that will take you to Point Farms Provincial Park.
The Colborne Campground is the main campground at Point Farms Provincial Park and is open during the whole camping season from May to October. The campground can accommodate all equipment types and features several pull-through sites for larger rigs.
Most of the sites at Colborne Campground feature electrical hookups and there are many other great amenities, including water taps, comfort stations, laundry facilities, a playground, playing field, trails and extra parking. Another great thing about the Colborne Campground is that the swimming and a pet beach is only a short distance away.
Pets are allowed but they must be leashed at all times. You should also be able to get cell phone reception on most of the major networks. Since the park is very busy during the summer months we recommend that you reserve a site ahead of your trip online or by calling the park. The campground closes from October until May.
The Huron Campground is the smaller of the two campgrounds at Point Farms Provincial Park and is open for the long weekend in May, again in late June to Labour Day and then the Thanksgiving weekend (which in Canada is in October). This campground differs from Colborne in a few ways, most notably that it is radio-free and offers camping to users with tents to mid-size trailers. Due to the smaller size of the sites we recommend that larger RV's stay in the Colborne Campground.
Many campsites within Huron offer electrical hookups and there are also amenities including water taps, comfort stations, laundry facilities, a playground, and trails are close by. If you choose to stay here you are a little further away from the beach but you will still be close enough to walk to it.
Pets are allowed but they must be leashed at all times. Since the park is very busy during the summer months we recommend that you reserve a site ahead of your trip online or by calling the park.
If you love to swim then you will love your stay at Point Farms Provincial Park. The park has a beautiful natural, sandy beach that is located north of the point that you can enjoy during the warmer months. The beach is easily accessible from the Colborne Campground and beach parking lot. Once you have finished taking your dip you can relax out on the sand and get your tan on, or build sandcastles. Please note that there are no lifeguards at the beach, so swim to your abilities.
While there is no boat ramp at Point Farms Provincial Park, the lake is a popular spot for those who love to paddle. Due to the sheer size of Lake Huron there are endless paddling opportunities for visitors no matter what your skill level or experience. The park does not advertise that is has canoes or kayaks for rent, so if you don't have one we recommend finding a rental in a nearby town so you can get out there and enjoy all that the lake has to offer.
During the months of July & August the park runs a great discovery program for the little explorers and adventures who are visiting the park with their families. You can get a Discovery Activity Book and use the equipment and materials provided in it to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature that are found within the park. Once you do so make sure you share your observations with Park Staff so you can take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive a Discovery Ranger button.
If you love to hike, you will love that there are three different trails for you to choose from during your visit to the park. In total there are around three and a half miles (5.6 km) for you to explore with all of them being either easy or moderate difficulty. For the more experienced hikers we recommend the Ravine Trail that features rugged terrain and steep inclines that take you along the side of a ravine.
Due to the rather large size of the park and varying terrain there are plenty of opportunities for bird lovers to see some of the locals that call the park home. The variety of birds include turkeys, red-tailed hawks, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, chickadees, orioles, blue jays and many different migrating waterfowl. For more information on birding you can visit the park office and talk to the friendly park staff about where the best birding locations are.
Once the snow starts to fall at Point Farms Provincial Park the park shuts down with none of the regular services or amenities available. Despite this, you can still access the park and winter recreation is allowed. Most visitors who come to the park during these colder months are there to go cross-country skiing but hiking and snowmobiling (only on roads) are also allowed. If you are wanting to go skating on the lake please be aware that the ice thickness levels are not monitored so use caution.