Sibbald Point Provincial Park
Location: Sutton, Ontario, on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe
The Sibbald Point Provincial Park is located in Sutton, Ontario, on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe. It is a recreational park covering 225 ha.
There is plenty to enjoy at this park. It has sandy beaches, shady picnic areas, forested hiking trails and an equipped playground for children. See the Photo Gallery.
The park also offers electric/water camping sites, flush toilets, showers, picnic tables, a convenience store, a boat launch, soccer/football and baseball playing fields, an amphitheatre, a historic buildings including the Sibbald Memorial Museum, a church, and docks to fish from. The museum is open during July and August. The St. George's Anglican Church is located at the northwest corner of the park. Group picnic shelters in the day-use area accommodate 50-100 people and can be reserved for weekend use.
The convenience store sells groceries, fast food, ice cream, park souvenirs and camping supplies. It is open from May until September. Be sure to stop and buy an ice cream and sit on the patio benches.
There is an $18.00 "Daily Vehicle Permit" vehicle admission fee to get into the park. Additional fees may apply for camping. Once you get to the park, there's plenty to do, whether it's relaxing on the beach, swimming in the water, fishing, boating, hiking, or walking and exploring the park.
If you are visiting for the day rather than camping overnight at the park, park your car in one of the parking lots near the beach. There is a very large parking lot near the convenience store but it is a bit of a walk to the beach if you're carrying beach equipment. If you don't have any beach equipment and just plan to take a walk throughout the park, then park in the convenience store parking lot since it is centrally located.
A forested hiking trail is in the park. The Maidenhair Fern Trail is a 2-kilometre loop that leads you through several rare vegetation communities within the southern part of the park away from the beach and camping area. As you walk the trail through the mature hardwood forest, you'll hear birds, and see wildlife and a wetland habitat. It takes about one hour to walk the trail. The trail is a bit isolated so you should walk with a companion; do not walk that distance by yourself. And bring along a water bottle and your camera.
If you're going to camp overnight, you must register. You can do that at the registration office just inside the park entrance (turn to the right as soon as you enter the main driveway!). You can also register online. Of the 604 campsites, 284 of them have electrical outlets. A portion of the campgrounds are designated radio-free zones. Comfort stations with flush toilets and showers, water taps and vault toilets are scattered throughout the campgrounds. There is no laundromat in the park but there is one in nearby Sutton.
Map & Directions:
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From Toronto: The drive to the park is about 1 hour. Drive north along the Hwy 404 North, exit at exit 51 and go east on Davis Drive (9.1km), then go north on Hwy 48. Continue on Hwy 48 (25.9km) until after it curves eastward. At Hwy 48 and Park Rd., turn left and go north on Park Rd. (1.8km). Just after Black River Rd., the park will be on your right.
Contact & Address:
Sibbald Point Provincial Park
26465 York Road 18, R.R.#2
Sutton West, Ontario, L0E 1R0
Alternative GPS address:
"26465 Park Rd, Sutton, Ontario"
Nearby Restaurants / Pubs:
- Plaza at 20815 Dalton Rd has:
- 241 Pizza, 905-722-0241
- Dixie Lee (chicken), 905-722-8347
- Ho-Ho-Ho Chinese Food Inc, 905-722-4448
- Mr. Sub (subs), 905-722-9847
- Plaza at 20887 Dalton Rd has:
- KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), 905-722-7470
- Subway Sandwiches & Salads, 905-722-8424
- Wimpy's Diner, 905-722-9797
||Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast
992 Lake Drive E., Jackson's Point, Ontario (Lake Simcoe)
Telephone: (905) 722-3998 / Toll-Free: 1-800-329-4995
B&B for small and large groups. Operated year-round, situated in the heart of Jackson's Point near the shores of Lake Simcoe. Offers a very relaxed atmosphere in a country setting on an acre of exquisite lawns and gardens. 40' salt water pool, fish ponds with waterfall, outdoor fire pit, and BBQ. Within walking distance of beautiful beaches, restaurants, art galleries, and shopping. Three minute drive to Sibbald Point Provincial Park.
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