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Petroglyphs Provincial Park

Barrier Free

Paths from the parking lots to the Learning Place and petroglyph site are barrier-free. A parking lot closer to the petroglyph site and Learning Place is available for senior citizens and others who cannot walk long distances.

One wheelchair is available at the Learning Place upon request and another is located at the Petroglyph Site.

Visitors with baby strollers will have no problem on the paths leading to the Visitor Centre and petroglyph site, however the hiking trails are too rugged.

Day Use

Picnic tables are located throughout the park.  You can picnic at either the east or west side of McGinnis Lake or by the Learning Place.  Vault toilets are available at each of the day use areas by McGinnis Lake as well as by the main parking lot.

In order to preserve McGinnis Lake’s unique meromictic nature and scientifically significant sediment record, swimming is prohibited and there are no provisions for any other water-based recreation in the park.  A swimming area outside the park is available at ‘Quarry Bay’ municipal beach on Stoney Lake, 1.5km east of the Petroglyphs Provincial Park entrance.

Obtain your daily vehicle permit up to five days in advance to guarantee your day use spot at this park.

Visit the Ontario Parks day use page to learn more.

Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are available at the visitor centre.

Park Store

The Park Store, located in the visitor centre, offers souvenirs and refreshments. Browse through nature books for children and adults, as well as books on rock art and Indigenous culture. Relax in front of the stone fireplace while enjoying a cup of coffee, tea or cider and a snack.

Picnic Shelters

A covered picnic shelter is located at the McGinnis Lake East day use area.