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Rock Point Provincial Park

Rock Point Provincial Park is a park located on the north shore of Lake Erie near the mouth of the Grand River. It occupies an area of 1.87 square kilometres.

The park contains a one km. well maintained sandy beach area overshadowed by a low clay bluff that separates the beach from the Carolinian forest above. At the east end of the park limestone shelves jut out along the lake shore exposing the fossils of marine animals from 400 million years ago.

One of the interesting things about the park is the fall migration of the monarch butterfly. Every year thousands of monarch butterflies congregate here before they take flight over Lake Erie on their wayto Mexico for the winter.

Pets are only permitted on the far west end of the beach in the day-use area.

rock point trail

Places to Explore

Backhouse Heritage Conservation Area
Hillman Marsh
Long Point Provincial Park
Point Pelee National Park
Port Burwell Provincial Park
Rock Point Provincial Park
Ruthven Park, National Historic Site
Taquanyah Conservation Area
Vittoria Conservation Area
Wintering Site, National Historic Site

Ontario Towns and Cities

Long Point, Ontario
Normandale, Ontario
Port Dover, Ontario
Port Maitland, Ontario
Port Rowan, Ontario
Port Ryerse, Ontario
Port Stanley, Ontario
Turkey Point, Ontario
Vittoria, Ontario
Waterford, Ontario
York, Ontario

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