Wheatley Provincial Park


Location: Wheatley, Ontario
Region: Southwestern
Character: Recreation
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Length/Size: 241 hectares

Wheatley Provincial Park
By Ontario Parks

In Canada's sun parlour close to its southernmost tip, this secluded estuary on Lake Erie shelters many creatures. Migrating birds stop here, turtles sun on logs and herons wade in the shallow creeks. Watch for birds in the Carolinian forest and camp under oak and hickory trees.

Camping
220 sites in total located in four separate campgrounds
52 sites in the Middle Creek and 42 sites in Highlands and 1 in each of the other two campgrounds have electrical service
The campgrounds are located adjacent to creeks that run through the park. A number of campsites have water frontage. Boosey Creek campground is now radio free. This campground is extremely well treed with private sites. In Two Creeks campground and Middle Creek most of the sites are well treed. Highlands is a more open campground.

Group Camping
There are three group sites that accommodate up to 50 people. All have vault toilets on site, and water taps nearby. The areas are approximately km from the beach and a five minute walk to the comfort stations. Preference for use is given to non-profit and family groups. Reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (519) 825-4659.

Picnics and Day Use
3 picnic shelters located along the Lake Erie shoreline. Picnic shelter #2 is located near the comfort station and the playground. #3 is located at the far end of the beach.

Electric Sites - 96 sites with electricity located in the Middle Creek and Highlands campgrounds

Barrier Free Access - Showers, Flush Toilets - all the comfort stations are handicap accessible in which campgrounds are these located

Park Store
The Park Store is located at the gatehouse. We sell souvenirs, Ontario Parks Merchandise, pop and ice cream, firewood and insect repellent.

Showers
Yes. There are 6 showers in each of the three comfort stations in the campground. how many, where

Flush Toilets
Yes. Flush toilets are available at the comfort stations located at each of the four campgrounds within the park. (One half of Middle Creek shares a comfort station with Highlands and the other half shares a comfort station with Two Creeks). There are also two comfort stations located at the day use beach area.

Play Area
Yes. There are 3 playgrounds located in the park. One near the Two Creeks comfort station, one at the Highlands comfort station and one in the day use area. The equipment has swings and slide with monkey bars etc. where is it located, what type of equipment

Off Season
The park is gated during the off-season You may park outside the gates and walk in for hikes and picnics

Hiking
2 hiking trails are located in the park. One along the land locked creek system and the other winds through a mature Carolinian woodlot.

Fishing
Smelt, Perch, Pickerel, Pike, Non stocked, best to fish in the summer.
More information on fishing.

Canoeing
Boosey Creek to Sugar Creek- 3.2 km, 2 loops.

Wildlife Viewing
Deer, small animals.

Bird watching Excellent birding opportunities, The park is located on a major birding migration route. Spring and fall migrations create excellent birding opportunities

Boating
Motorboat restrictions on any lakes - No
Boat launch - No
Docking facilities - No

Swimming
Description of beach - Sandy
Description of water - Deep in areas.
Is there a buoyed area - No
Length of beach - 1.6km
Change facilities - No

For more information:
Wheatley Provincial Park
Box 640
Wheatley, Ontario
N0P 2P0
519-825-4659