Wed. Nov 29th, 2023
5 reasons to visit Rondeau Provincial Park

Wondering where to go during your summer vacation?

Look no further, because Rondeau Provincial Park could be the perfect getaway for you and your family!

Located on Lake Erie, Rondeau is home to incredible biodiversity. There’s plenty to see and do during your trip, and plenty to explore, from sand dunes to beautiful Carolina forests.

Here are five reasons why we think you should plan a trip to Rondeau:

1. There is a lot to do!

Whether you like swimming, bird watching, canoeing, camping, or just want to take a nice walk in the park, there is something for everyone!

Sandy beach coast.

Beach lovers: Don’t miss relaxing and swimming on the park’s 7 miles of sandy beaches on Lake Erie.

Do you want to learn during your stay? We have pond swims, ask a naturalist sessions, bug catching and more!

The Rondeau Discovery team has many activities planned this summer for both children and adults.

Park staff and family holding snakes.

Ask the naturalist sessions located throughout the park! The Discovery Program schedule is posted at comfort stations, recycling/trash centers, the park store, and the Visitor Center.

Keep an eye on our Facebook, TwitterAnd Instagram accounts too!

2. Water sports in Rondeau Bay

Whether you are looking for a quiet place to sail, kitesurf, swim or fish, Rondeau Bay is the perfect place during the hot summer season.

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Three canoe paddlers on the lake.

Launch your boat from the shore and sail, or spend the day canoeing through the lush marsh.

Rondeau Bay is home to many different aquatic plants, reptiles and fish. Keep an eye out for endangered species like the spotted fish or even the Blanding’s turtle!

3. Abundant camping opportunities

Nighttime fires, marshmallows on the end of a stick, and stargazing under a moonlit sky…need we say more?

Line of campsites along a road.

Rondeau has more than 300 centrally located campsites, many of them with electricity. The campground is just steps from the park’s beautiful sandy beaches.

Reserve a site, bring a tent or trailer and spend a few nights under our beautiful southern skies.

4. Detect prothonotary warblers

Rondeau is a world-renowned birdwatching destination.

Yellow bird perched on a branch.

More than 330 species of birds have been recorded in the park, and 134 of them have been recorded breeding.

Rondeau works hard to protect nesting prothonotary warblers, which are found in only a few places in Canada. Our Discovery team works closely with Bird Studies Canada to help monitor this endangered species.

Visitor looking at the trail sign.

Take a stroll along the Tulip Tree Trail and you might see our resident prothonotary showing off to visitors!

5. Perfect places for a picnic

For over a century, families have enjoyed some of the best picnic spots in Southern Ontario, right here in Rondeau!

Family sitting around a picnic table.

We have five picnic pavilions available and ample picnic tables throughout the park.

Reserve your picnic shelter online using our reservation service.

Organize your trip to Rondeau!

Our staff works very hard to meet your needs and ensure you have the best experience possible during your visit to the park.

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Park visitor center in the forest.

Whether you’re staying a few nights or just planning a day trip with your family, Rondeau Provincial Park has plenty to see and do.

Don’t forget to stop by our Visitors CenterOpen daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm until September 3rd. See some turtles or learn a little about Rondeau’s exciting history.

To help ensure day-use access, our visitors will now be able to plan ahead and Obtain a daily vehicle permit in advance.

Advance daily vehicle permits are available up to five days prior to arrival. Reservations can be made online (here’s a tutorial on how to book, including how to use your seasonal permit) or by phone.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have; We are on facebook, Twitterand Instagram.

Book your trip today!