Nestled beneath the leafy canopy of Pelee Island’s Carolinian climate, the East Park is Canada’s southernmost campground. Twenty-two private campsites and two group camping areas offer idyllic, family-oriented accommodations for both novice and experienced campers. Fully serviced washrooms and a campground store provide the necessities for a day of picnicking or an overnight stay. Indulge in solitude, or get active on the baseball diamond, basketball or tennis court, or East Beach, all located within steps of the campsites. A stunning natural setting teeming with melodic wildlife makes the East Park Campground an ideal location for your Pelee Island getaway.
“If I could eat the scenery, I’d live here.”
**Please note that we will be taking reservations for the 2020 Half Marathon beginning September 3, 2019.
Located on the east side of the island with 25 individual sites. The sites are wooded and the public East Beach is steps away.
Accommodations for tents, tent trailers and off the grid camping vehicles;
Picnic table and firepit on every site;
Washroom and shower facilities available at your convenience;
Short walk from beautiful sandy beach;
Furry family members are welcome;
Age minimum of 18 years of age, unless accompanied by an adult;
11:00 p.m. noise curfew and alcohol prohibition.
Fees and Reservations:
Reservations taken via phone with valid Visa or Mastercard;
Individual Campsite – $25.00 per night for up to 5 campers;
Additional campers – $5.00 extra per person, per night;
Group Camping (open area site) – $5.00 per person, per night;
Non-Profit Group (open area site) – $4.00 per person, per night;
Registered Non-Profit Number required to receive Non-Profit Group Camping Rate;
Day Camping Rate – $1.99 per person (phone for details);
Children 5 years old or younger always stay free;
24-hour cancellation policy: Failure to show for reservation will result in charge of one night;
All fees subject to HST.
Directions from Ferry Terminal (West Dock) to East Park Campground (1362 East Shore Road):
Exit ferry terminal by turning right onto West Shore Road;
Keep left around curve onto East West Road (Pelee Island Wine Pavilion on right-hand side);
Take left onto East Shore Road (at very end of East West Road);
Arrive at the East Park Campground in approximately 1 km (turn left onto lane way immediately passed activity field and campground sign).
Shallow and sandy, the East Park Beach is steps away from the campground. Claim a space for your family for the day and use the campground washrooms at your convenience. In hopes that footprints are all that are left behind, please use the garbage and recycling receptacle located across from the beach’s entrance, or visit the East Park Campground Store for a Plastic Pickup Bucket. Considering island cleanliness while creating your memories is appreciated.
“A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.”
Visit the East Park Campground Store to recharge and replenish! Open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (May through September – weekends, and daily during main Pheasant Hunts thereafter), the Campground Store is a welcome rest stop for island explorers and is well supplied for any Pelee adventure. Snacks; beverages; beach and cottage activities; rescue/forgot-to-pack toiletry and grocery items; unique “Pelee Gear” and more await residents and visitors alike.
“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.”
Through the generosity of community members Cal and Dianne Caywood, and Dave DeLellis, a full-court basketball and tennis court became part of the East Park’s landscape in 2018. The campground’s activity field is also equipped with a baseball diamond and enough open, grassed space for large picnics, star gazing, and kite flying when Pelee breezes blow. Pick-up soccer games foster friendships between community members and those embracing Pelee as their summer playground. “On loan” sports equipment can be signed out from the Campground Store.
“The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.”
1362 East Shore Road
Pelee Island, ON