Sibbald Point Provincial Park
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Introduction

Visit Sibbald Point Provincial Park to enjoy RV camping in well-equipped campsites and recreational opportunities that are sure to impress. This 2 sq. km. (0.8 sq. mile) provincial park which sits on the shore of Lake Simcoe, east of Sutton off Highway 48 is easily accessible by RVs and trailers and offers the chance to relax and enjoy home away from home.

There are over 600 campsites available in Sibbald Point Provincial Park, distributed around ten camping areas. Some of the campsites are equipped with electric RV hookups while others are not. Moreover, campsite reservations are accepted, and sites are available on first-come first-served basis.

Facilities and amenities available at the park include an Information Center, telephone, toilets and showers, flush toilets, and vault toilets. There's also drinking water, sani-stations, picnic shelters, and a boat launch. You'll also find firewood, garbage, a museum, amphitheater, playground, parking lots, and a park store.

Besides the opportunities to enjoy hiking, boating, canoeing, fishing, and more at Sibbald Point Provincial Park, you’ll be able to participate in a variety of park programs such as Feathered Friends, Ask the Naturalist, Hands on Heritage, Evening Program, Children’s Programs, Go Wild for Art!, Trees are Terrific Discovery Program, Guided Walk, and Heritage Walk - The Evolution of Sibbald Point.

Sibbald Point Provincial Park was established in 1957.

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Transportation in Sibbald Point Provincial Park

Driving

Located east of Sutton, Sibbald Point Provincial Park is easily accessible by RVs and trailers, as well as other motorized vehicles, since the park is just off Highway 48 and straddled between Black River Road and Hedge Road. As a result, you’ll have an easy drive to the park. Within the park too, there are paved roads that lead to various points, including the campgrounds, day use area, amphitheater, and other sites of interest. There are no driving restrictions within the park.

Parking

The last thing to worry about at Sibbald Point Provincial Park is where to park your RV, trailer or car. This is because there are over 30 parking lots in the park. With eight parking lots in the West Campground and 16 in the East Campground, you are more than covered when you arrive at your designated campsite. Moreover, there is room for you to park your rig at your campsite should you wish to do so. Besides, overnight parking is available.

Public Transport

Several public bus services are available from Toronto to Sibbald Point Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Sibbald Point Provincial Park

Campsites in Sibbald Point Provincial Park

Reservations camping

West Campground

At the West Campground, there are 287 campsites distributed across five camping areas, all of which are available for RVs and tents. Group camps are also available at the campground. Electric hookup options for RVs are available in the campground, as well as vault toilets, toilets and showers, water, telephone, and parking lots.

RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m), however, if you have a larger RV, it’s best to contact the park ahead to find out if there is space available for you before you make the trip to the park.

Campsite reservations are also available in West Campground as well as campsites on first-come first-served basis.

East Campground

The East Campground consists of five camping areas and up to 315 campsites available for RVs and tents. At this campground, there are no electric hookup options for RVs, but drinking water, firewood, toilets and showers, vault toilets, garbage station, and parking lots are available.

RV length limit at the campground is 32 ft (10 m), however, if you have a larger RV, it’s best to contact the park ahead to find out if there is space available for you before you make the trip to the park.

Campsite reservations are available in East Campground as well as campsites on first-come first-served basis.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Sibbald Point Provincial Park

In-Season

Fishing

Lake Simcoe is rich in whitefish, lake trout, yellow pickerel, bass, and jumbo perch. Hence, your visit to Sibbald Point Provincial Park is full of fishing and angling opportunities and potentials. You’ll want to take your fishing gear along.

Meanwhile, if you are inexperienced or unable to fish, then the Learn to Fish program at the park is right for you. The program teaches novices how to fish in the park and combines teaching and practical sessions.

Boating/Canoeing

Rest assured you’ll have a memorable time sailing and paddling while at Sibbald Point Provincial Park because Lake Simcoe is the ideal place for such water-related activities. You’ll be able to launch your boats at the boat launch in the park or any of the docks available. If your preference is to paddle a canoe on the lake, then you should stay close to the lake shore because of the weather conditions of the lake.

Hiking

You can choose to hike on the 2 km (1.2 mile) Maidenhair Fern Trail in Sibbald Point Provincial Park or take a 1 km (0.6 mile) walk on The Cultural History of Sibbald Point Provincial Park Trail. Both hikes are easy and expose campers to aspects of the park that otherwise are rarely seen. For instance, the various ecosystems in the park are best observed on the Maidenhair Fern Trail, while historical features in the park, such as the Eildon Hall Museum, St. George’s Anglican Church etc., are seen on The Cultural History of Sibbald Point Provincial Park Trail.

Off-Season

Winter Activities

Sibbald Point Provincial Park is lively during winter as the park boasts various winter activities. Winter visitors will be able to make use of the main park road and parking lot during winter to aid their pursuits as they enjoy recreational activities such as ice fishing for perch and whitefish, cross-country skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.

Swimming

Group swimming, family swimming and individual swimming opportunities are available at Sibbald Point Provincial Park, thanks to the sandy beaches in the park and the blue waters of Lake Simcoe. The park has a buoyed swimming area, change facilities, and comfort station at the beach. But be aware that no lifeguards are available at the park.

Bird Viewing

Sibbald Point Provincial Park sits along the migratory path of several bird species, making the park home to various birds that make a stopover during migration. The more popular birds seen in the park include pileated woodpeckers and wild turkeys.

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