Returned from 10 days of camping in a travel trailer at Pinery. If your camping, the quality of your campsite has a huge impact on your trip. The parks best feature is the miles of sandy beaches surrounded by dunes. The water is clean, shallow with lots of sand bars and enough waves to entertain if not frighten the children at times. Since the best feature is the beach being close to the beach is great. The Dunes campground is the place to stay. If your in a large trailer there's only about 30 sites with power to choose from. They all book up months in advance. We stayed in the Riverside campground which then requires either a car ride of about 15 minutes on the ridiculous ring roads leading into and out of the campgrounds, or about a 10 minute bike ride thru some serious hills. We lucked out with a campsite in Area 4 that was huge and surrounded by forest on 2 sides, but still close to the washrooms (but not too close) The quality of the campsites varies hugely from our spacious site, to tiny pull thru sites in Area 1. It's a real crap shoot without seeing the sites first. The park had a number of programs for the kids, all of them were excellent. The park store has a ton of stuff in there, the prices were high but not outrageous. Firewood can be bought outside the park for a fraction of the cost in the park, but make sure it is dry. (buyer beware) All in all a great experience, although the lengthy ring roads and the need to stay off the dunes doesn't make it as fun as it was when I was a kid.
- Also Known As:
- Pinery Provincial Park Hotel Grand Bend
- Pinery Provincial Park Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada