Inverhuron Provincial Park
Inverhuron Provincial Park lies on the shoreline of Lake Huron next to the village of Inverhuron, and it attracts visitors to its warm sandy beach, rolling sand dunes, nature trails and inspiring sunsets.
In fact, people have gravitated to this area for centuries. The hamlet of Inverhuron and its neighbouring communities of Kincardine to the south and Saugeen Shores north along the coast have a long history. It traces back to pioneer settlements over a century ago and Indigenous cultures for thousands of years before that. There is even an 1800s pioneer cemetery and remains of an old lime kiln inside the park. Because of its long history, Ontario Parks has designated Inverhuron as a heritage-class park.
Originally established in the mid 1950s, the park was restricted to day-use only in the 1970s when the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant began operating nearby in Tiverton. However, when the plant was decommissioned in 1998, Ontario Parks began work to develop new facilities for overnight camping again. In 2006, the 288 hectare park was reopened as a seasonal destination with designated camping sites.
Today, Inverhuron features three campgrounds with 125 spacious, level sites, all within a short distance to comfort stations with flush toilets and showers. Treed lots allow for privacy, and larger sites feature electrical service for RVs. Two sites are designated for group camping, and feature a hydro pedestal for each. For visitors who prefer roofed accommodation, there are four rustic one-room camp cabins available that can accommodate up to five people on two double and single bunk beds.
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Support persons welcome
Support persons are welcome to provide
services or assistance with
communication, mobility, personal care,
medical needs or access to facilities.
Please check with the organization about
entry fees, if applicable.
Service animals welcome
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indicators (guide dog or other animal
wearing a vest/harness); or
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regulated health professional to confirm
the animal is required due to a disability.
Information available in alternative format
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brochures, etc) and communication
supports are provided in a timely manner
upon request at no extra charge in
consultation with the person making the
An accessible washroom stall has
adequate manoeuvring room for mobility
devices. Includes grab bars, transfer
space, accessible door latch, sink with
knee clearance, and lever handles or
automatic sensor faucets.
Accessible recreation trails
One or more accessible trails with firm
and stable surface. All slopes, ramps,
handrails, boardwalks and signage
comply with the technical requirements
of Ontario's accessibility laws.
A sufficiently wide, hard surfaced,
unobstructed path, no steps or equipped
with ramp connecting to a public
entrance or exit and identified by signage.
Automatic door openers, adequate
manoeuvring room in front of door.
More about Inverhuron Provincial Park
From the sandy beach and warm water to the network of trails, there are loads of outdoor activities to enjoy at Inverhuron Provincial Park.
Warm summer days were made for spending at the lake, and the clean sandy beach and clear, shallow waters are ideal for swimming and relaxing. Change facilities are available, and a designated swimming zone is identified with buoys. Beyond the 1 km sandy stretch of beach, wander along the rocky shoreline. The park is close enough to the village of Inverhuron that you can walk to town for a mid-day ice cream treat.
The park features a boat launch so anglers can get out on the water. Lake Huron is home to trout, bass, pickerel, perch, salmon and pike, so there’s a good chance you’ll catch your dinner.
Explore the well maintained network of shared-use trails on bike or on a hike. The trails lead through a wetland and hardwood forested area, so lookout for woodland animals and birds. Of course, bird watching is best during the spring and fall migrations.
Inverhuron Provincial Park is part of Ontario Parks Discovery Program. In July and August, join park staff on an exploratory nature tour to discover unique plants and animals. Kids can follow along with a Discovery Activity Book, and they’re encouraged to take the Discovery Ranger Pledge to receive a Discovery Ranger Button. It’s so important to preserve the wonders of nature for future generations!
Last updated: August 9, 2022