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. 

For up-to-date information and reservation details on Inverhuron Provincial Park, we recommend you visit their website. For information about other places of interest to explore nearby, keep scrolling to see what Destination Ontario recommends. 

Three people standing on a bridge over a river looking into the distance. The trees on the river bank are lush and green.

Accessibility Features

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

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Information available in alternative format

Accessible formats (e.g. for menus,  brochures, etc) and communication  supports are provided in a timely manner  upon request at no extra charge in  consultation with the person making the  request.

Accessible washroom

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.

Accessible entrances/exits

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 18, 2023

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