Craigleith Provincial Park


Location: Collingwood Ontario
Region: Southwestern
Character: Recreation
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Length/Size: 163.1 acres

Craigleith Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

Fractured plates of shale that form this Georgian Bay shore tell an ancient story. The rock contains invertebrate fossils 455 million years old. Now, the flat rock is ideal for launching a sailboard, fishing or watching a spectacular sunset. At the base of Collingwood's Blue Mountain, it's a short trip to Wasaga Beach, the Bruce Trail and historic Huronia.

Camping
Craigleith has 172 campsites, 66 of which have electrical service. All sites have a fireplace and picnic table and are close to comfort stations. The shower building next to the children's adventure playground is easily accessible to all campsites.

Picnics and Day Use - Yes
Electric Sites - 66
Barrier Free Access - Showers, flush toilets
Park Store - Yes
Showers - Yes
Flush Toilets - Yes
Play Area -Yes, there is a playground at Craigleith.

Hiking
Near Craigleith are two trails -- the 32-km Georgian Trail between Collingwood and Meaford and the Bruce Trail. They present a variety of terrains.

Fishing
Spring and fall are the best seasons for fishing at Craigleith for rainbow trout and salmon.

Canoeing
Beaver River to Kimberly to Heathcote 20 km (4 hours) beginner
Bring your own canoe; there are no canoe rentals nearby.

Boating
Power boating, sail boarding and sailing are all popular water activities on Georgian Bay.

Swimming
The rocky shore is slippery and unsuitable for swimming, but Wasaga Beach is only 25 minutes away. Wasaga's miles of sandy beaches and buoyed areas are ideal for family swimming. Your camping permit from Craigleith allows you entry to Wasaga Beach and other Ontario Provincial Parks for day use.

Cycling
There are no dedicated cycling trails within the park. But the 32-km Georgian Trail runs parallel to the park and links Collingwood and Meaford.

For more information:
Craigleith Provincial Park
R.R.#3
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 3Z2
705-445-4467