Stay in comfort and convenience under the canopy of the Carolinian Forest.
An oTENTik is a unique Parks Canada accommodation providing a relaxing, comfortable, and easy way to camp! A cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent, on a raised wooden floor, these permanent shelters are ready for your arrival. There are 24 oTENTik nestled in the heart of Point Pelee, making them a great base to explore all the park has to offer.
- Four twin-sized and one double-sized bed with high density foam mattresses.
- A spacious living area with a table and chairs
- Sites are walk-in only, with nearby parking available for 1 vehicle/site
Visit our fees page for pricing.
The fee includes parking for a single vehicle in the designated camp parking area. Entry fees are not included. Contact us for special rates and opportunities for non-profit groups.
Check-in: 3 pm. Self-Check-In is available for those arriving outside of campground office hours.
Check-out: 11 am.
Reserve by calling 1-877-RESERVE (737-3783) or by visiting Parks Canada Campground Reservation Service.
Inside each oTENTik:
- Four twin-sized and one double-sized bed with high density foam mattresses
- A table and chairs
- Fire extinguisher, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Broom and dustpan
- Dish kit
- Cooking equipment
- Gas or wood stove heat
- Electric lights and outlets
- Please note: there is no plumbing or running water in the oTENTiks
Included in the Dish Kit:
- Bowls, plates, mugs and cutlery for 6
- Drink glasses for 6, wine glasses for 4
- Water jug
- Juice pitcher
- Cookware, including a cast iron pot and pan
- Cutting board
- Mixing bowl and serving bowl
- Cooking utensils, including serving spoons, tongs, knives, can opener and corkscrew
- Roasting sticks for hot dogs and marshmallows
On each campsite:
- An oTENTik with a front deck
- Gas barbeque with a side burner
- 2 deck chairs
- Wildlife-proof food storage locker
- Fire pit
- Picnic table
- Comfort station with showers and flush toilets
- Water taps
- Camp office with souvenirs, drinks, and firewood for sale
What to Bring
(This list is not exhaustive)
- Bring your own hand sanitizer.
- A reusable mask is recommended for areas where physical distance cannot be maintained.
- Sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows.
- Tea towel and dish cloth.
- Food and drinks in a cooler.
- Slippers or indoor shoes.
- Insect repellent.
- Matches or a lighter.
A Few Rules
In addition to the national park’s camping regulations, Parks Canada oTENTik users must follow a few additional rules:
- Respect physical distancing of 2 metres / 6.5 feet.
- To prevent wildlife incidents, no food preparation, food or drink storage, eating, drinking, or cooking is allowed inside the tent. Store all food and related items in the wildlife-proof lockers.
- Smoking is not permitted within the oTENTiks.
- Pets are not permitted at the campground.
- Firewoood must be purchased from the park, no wood from outside the park is permitted.
- Respect all signage, including signage on use of trails.
- Stay away from all construction areas, respect construction signage, and stay off closed road sections.
- Outdoor surfaces like picnic tables and hand railings are not being regularly cleaned. Practice good hygiene like regular hand-washing.
- Items like disposable gloves and disinfectant wipes can be helpful, but please ensure these are being disposed of properly. More than ever, Parks Canada requires your help to keep trails and facilities free of garbage.
- Visitors should follow the advice of public health experts and to practice physical distancing and hygiene measures, limit public gatherings and respect travel restrictions and closures.