Where to picnic?

Enjoy a picnic under a canopy of trees! There are several picnic areas located in the park and all have washrooms, shelters, picnic tables, grills and vehicle access. Most are a short walk from the beach.

Picnic areas include:

Sanctuary picnic area

Facilities include:

  • pavilion
  • vehicle access
  • washrooms (seasonal)
  • picnic tables and grills
  • beach access
  • bike trail access

Blue Heron picnic area

Facilities include:

  • pavilion
  • vehicle access
  • washrooms
  • picnic tables and grills
  • easy access to Marsh Boardwalk

Note that beach access and bike trail access are located on the west side of the road at Northwest Beach

Northwest beach

Northwest Beach Pavilion in Point Pelee National Park

Pavilion is first come first served unless reserved. Access to barbecue, kitchenette and fire-pit available for reserved guests only. Guarantee your picnic by reserving in advance.

Want to picnic on the beach? No problem!

Facilities include:

  • picnic tables and grills
  • ample parking
  • washrooms (seasonal)
  • children's play equipment
  • bike trail access

Dunes picnic area

Facilities include:

  • pavilion
  • vehicle access
  • washrooms (seasonal)
  • picnic tables and grills
  • beach access
  • bike trail access

Sleepy Hallow picnic area

Facilities include:

  • pavilion
  • vehicle access
  • washrooms (seasonal)
  • picnic tables and grills
  • beach access
  • bike trail access

Madbin Jina picnic area (formerly Pioneer)

Facilities include:

  • pavilion
  • vehicle access
  • washrooms (seasonal)
  • picnic tables and grills
  • beach access
  • bike trail access

DeLaurier homestead and trail

Facilities include:

  • vehicle access
  • washrooms are available at nearby Madbin Jina
  • picnic tables
  • hiking trail access only
  • vehicle parking
  • bike trail access at nearby Madbin Jina

Black Willow beach

Facilities include:

  • pavilion
  • vehicle access
  • washrooms (seasonal)
  • picnic tables and grills
  • beach access
  • bike trail access

White Pine picnic area

Facilities include:

  • pavilion
  • vehicle access
  • washrooms (seasonal)
  • picnic tables and wood burning stove
  • beach access
  • bike trail access

West beach

Facilities include:

  • pavilion
  • vehicle access
  • washrooms (seasonal)
  • picnic tables and grills
  • beach access

Note that during the winter months, washroom access is limited to Blue Heron, White Pine, Visitor Centre and the Tip. Parking at other picnic areas may be closed due to snowfall.


Rental picnic areas

Point Pelee has two picnic facilities, White Pine and Northwest Beach, that are available to rent for such events as family reunions or birthday parties. If not rented, sites are available on a first come first served basis.

Rules and regulations

The feeding of any animals, such as deer, raccoons, birds and fish, is strictly prohibited. Avoid the danger of being bitten and acquiring diseases, and minimize your impact on the park's ecological health.

Bringing firewood into the park or collecting firewood from the beach or forest is also prohibited. Use charcoal in the barbeque pits.