Selkirk Provincial Park
Lake Erie shoreline, quiet roads and countryside make Selkirk Provincial Park a haven for travellers. There is bicycling, golfing,
bird-watching, fishing, canoeing and boating, and walking tours. Visit one of our wonderful local heritage sites, celebrate at our
outstanding events... or relax by swimming or sunbathing. Contact the Provincial Park.
Selkirk is located 45 km southwest of Hamilton and a short drive from Dunnville, Cayuga, Port Dover, and Simcoe.
The park is flat and picturesque. The shallow waters off the 200-m shoreline are nicely warmed for the summer. Perch, smallmouth bass, sheepshead, channel catfish and pike can be found in the water.
White-tailed deer, raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, and a variety of marsh and shore birds are the main residents. Perhaps the most unusual animal found here is the opossum, the only known marsupial in Canada.
The woods are dominated by red and white oaks, with maple, cherry, ash, and beech trees mixed in. You'll also see the hardy shag-bark hickories. These trees thrive in the clay soils and flat landscape because of their preference for moist areas and their wind resistance.
Blue grass, devil's paintbrush, wild carrot, chicory, St. John's wort, thistle--these are some of the plants and wildflowers that grow here beneath the lush trees.
R.R. 1 Selkirk
About the Facilities
142 sites in total, 62 of which have electrical service. (50 of the electrical sites are SEASONAL)
There are two group camping sites that can accommodate 30 people each. Both have washrooms on site and water taps nearby. The sites are close to the picnic area, and a few minutes from the water. It is a ten minute walk to the comfort station. The area is available for use by any quiet group. Reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (905) 776-2600.
Picnics and Day Use
Large day use picnic area located near lake and playground. Small fast food take out restaurant also located in this area.
The Wheeler's Walk Trail 2km (1 hour) easy
This trail winds through the woods and meadows of the park. A short boardwalk spans the marsh providing a close up look at a wetland environment.
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