Review Date: July 2010 (Updated Review coming Aug 2015)
General Information / Location / Address
Longpoint Provincial Park is located on a long sand beach, on Lake Erie. The campsite is basically on the beach, which means there is sand everywhere.
PO Box 99 350 Erie Blvd
Port Rowan, ON, ON, N0E 1M0
Entry / Layout
After driving through Long Point, the entrance to the (new) park is at the very end of Erie Blvd. There is an “old” park a ways before the entrance, but I’ve never been there. This review will focus on the new area towards the end of Erie Blvd. The park office comes up quick, then afterwards on your right is the day use area. If you go straight, it weeves it’s way to the campgrounds on a paved road.
From there, Long Point is split into two campgrounds. Firefly and Monarch, and Turtle Dunes. Each campground does have a full service bathroom in the center. Both campgrounds are located right on the beach.
The first thing I want to say about Longpoint Provincial Park….. is SAND, SAND, SAND. The park is pretty much built ontop of a beach, and all sites are in the sand (except the northern sites in Firefly). If you have a trailer, make sure your truck is 4×4, or backing it into a campsite might be an issue. If you get stuck, the park can bring the tractor to help you get out.
Any site is within walkable distance to the beach, but I would suggest only booking inside of Turtle Dunes Campgrounds, as the other ones are just OPEN sites on the grass. For the most part, the sites on the inner ring of Turtle Dunes are fairly open, but the sites on the NORTH part, and outside ring of Turtle Dunes are pretty private. The best site in the park is site # 434, as it sites pretty much on the beach. There is a SLIGHT bluff to walk over, but you can see the beach, and even set a tent up on the beach. Pictures below are of site # 434.
One thing to be careful of is TICKS!. The campsite area seems fine, but if you go for a walk in the trails at the north end of the park, through the tall grass, you’ll get LOTS of ticks. My little dog had 25-30 ticks on him. On the note of trails, the park doesn’t really have any hiking trails that I saw, or biking trails. It’s also hard to bike around here, cause the roads have some sand on them, and your tires dig in.
I didn’t go around and see what good sites there are at this campground, but my GF noticed one other site that was good. Site # 311, inside Turtle Dunes Campground. It’s not on the beach, but the beach is right over a small sand bluff. The site is fairly private as well.
I think that’s about it.. any questions can be emailed to email [at] natemeyer.ca
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