Winter Camping in BruceGreySimcoe

Posted by Feeding the chickadees at MacGregor Point Provincial Park / RTO7 Photo | Feb 19, 2013
Once upon a time, the words "winter camping" conjured up images of sleeping in a frigid, snow-laden tent while shivering in an inadequate sleeping bag.  Not any more…
At MacGregor Point Provincial Park, 16 yurts make winter camping an experience anyone will enjoy.  Yurts are similar to a tent but made of wood, raised up on a wooden platform.  Heated?  Check.  Electricity?  Check.  Barbeque?  Check.  Fire pit?  Check.
For your sleeping comfort, each yurt features two sets of bunk beds and a heated comfort station with showers and flush toilets nearby.  Note that reservations are a must for the yurts as they are popular with campers year round.  Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (668-7275) to reserve yours.
For the experienced and well-equipped camper who prefers a more rustic experience, there are sites available for both winter tent and trailer camping.  These are also close to the heated comfort station.  Reservations for these sites aren’t required, but are recommended.
Take full advantage of all MacGregor has to offer with its 11 kilometres of groomed trails and a lighted 400 meter skating oval – a magical experience under the stars.  Unplowed park roads can be skied, or immerse yourself in the silence as you snowshoe along the wintery Lake Huron shoreline.  Or hike the trails of the park and feed the cheery chickadees by hand (hint: they love sunflower seeds).  Snowmobiling is allowed but only on park roads. 
Be sure to contact the park before you leave home for an update on the current conditions of the groomed trails and the skating oval, as well as weather and snow conditions.
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