Camp Henry, a home away from home!

Stay in comfort and convenience under the canopy of the Carolinian Forest.

An oTENTik is a unique Parks Canada accommodation that provides a relaxing, comfortable, and easy camping experience! A cross between an A-frame cabin and a prospector tent, on a raised wooden floor, these permanent shelters are available all year round. There are 24 oTENTik sites nestled in the heart of Point Pelee, making them a great base to explore all the park has to offer.

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Campground map

Features:

  • Sleeping for 6 with high density foam mattresses.
  • A spacious living area with a table, chairs, overhead light and electrical outlets
  • Sites are walk-in only, with nearby parking available for 1 vehicle/site
  • Heated sites make for all season camping
  • Each site is equipped with a natural gas BBQ

Accessible Facilities Four accessible oTENTik sites are available: #8, #11, #17, # 18. 

Dogs on leash Two pet-friendly oTENTik sites are available: #8, #9

 

Reservations

Parks Canada reservation service
1-877-RESERVE (737-3783)
Entry fees are not included

Cost: See prices

General information
Operating season
  • Year round 
Check-in time 
  • Check-in begins at 3pm
  • Self-check-in is available for those arriving outside of campground office hours. Please contact the Camp Henry team at 519-326-4396 to make arrangements.
Check-out time
  • Sites must be vacated by 11am
Minimum Length of Stay
  • 1 night during the week
  • 2-night minimum on weekends (Friday and Saturday)
  • 3-night minimum on select Holiday weekends.
Quiet Hours
  • Between 10 pm and 7 am
  • No excessive noise will be tolerated at anytime
Maximum persons per accommodation
  • 6 people
  • A minimum of one person must be at least 19 years of age.
Parking
  • oTENTik sites are walk-in only. Visitors may park a maximum of 1 vehicle in the campground parking lot, and 1 additional vehicle at a secondary parking lot within walking distance to the campground.
  • Carts are provided to transport camping equipment to your site.
Generator Policy
  •  Generators are not permitted at Camp Henry.
Water
  • Sites do not have running water.
  • Potable water is available at the nearby comfort stations
  • A water jug is provided
Cellular Coverage/ WI-FI Access
  • Cell Phone reception is poor at Camp Henry.
  • There is no WI-FI at Camp Henry.
  • In the event of an emergency, there is a red emergency phone located outside the campground office.
Nearby
  • Heated comfort stations with flush toilets, showers and designated dishwashing area
  • Campground office with a gift shop, featuring exclusive Parks Canada merchandise, refreshments and firewood.
  • Access to cycling and hiking trails
  • Easy access to the beach
  • Green Spaces
Sites 1 — 12

Inside

Interior of oTENTik showing bunkbeds that sleep 6, and a table and chairs.
Interior of oTENTik showing electric fireplace, standing fan, and dish set provided.
  •  A 19 x 24 ft wide tent provides plenty of room for families or groups (6 people maximum)
  • Four single-sized and one double-sized bed with high density foam mattresses
  • A spacious living area with a table, chairs and bench
  • Electric lights and 1 dual wall charger with USB port outlets
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Dish Kit
  • Fire extinguisher, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Heat: Sites 7, 8 and 10 are heated by wood burning stoves, all others are heated by natural gas fireplaces. oTENTik accommodations are not climate controlled throughout the summer months

Outside 

Exterior of oTENTik showing front deck with two Muskoka chairs
Exterior of oTENTik campsite showing barbeque and picnic table
  • Front deck with two Muskoka chairs
  • 1 dual outlet
  • A gas barbeque with side burner
  • Fire pit
  • Picnic table
  • Wildlife-proof food storage locker.

Please note: There is no plumbing or running water on oTENTik sites.

Sites 13 — 24

Inside

Interior of oTENTik showing bunkbeds that sleep 6, and a table and chairs
  •  A 19 x 24 ft wide tent provides plenty of room for families or groups (6 people maximum)
  • Six single-sized beds with high density foam mattresses
  • A spacious living area with a table and chairs
  • Electric lights and 1 dual wall charger with USB port outlets
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Dish Kit
  • Fire extinguisher, smoke and carbon monoxide detector
  • Heat: Sites 13 – 24 are heated by gas units. oTENTik accommodations are not climate controlled throughout the summer months

Outside 

Exterior of oTENTik showing front deck with two Muskoka chairs
Exterior of oTENTik campsite showing wildlife proof food storage locker and picnic table
  • Front deck with two Muskoka chairs
  • 1 dual outlet
  • A gas barbeque with side burner
  • Fire pit
  • Picnic table
  • Wildlife-proof food storage locker.

Please note: There is no plumbing or running water on oTENTik sites.

Dish kit contents
Contents of dish kit listed
  • Bowls, plates, drink glasses and cutlery for 6
  • Wine glasses and mugs for 4
  • Water jug
  • Juice pitcher
  • Cookware, including a cast iron pot and pan
  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowl and serving bowl
  • Cooking utensils, including serving spoons, tongs, knives, can opener and corkscrew
  • Roasting sticks for hot dogs and marshmallows

Please note: Campers are responsible for washing dishes before and after use.

What to bring

(This list is not exhaustive)

  • Sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows.
  • Tea towel and dish cloth.
  • Food and drinks in a cooler.
  • Slippers or indoor shoes.
  • Flashlights.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Matches or a lighter.
  • Lawn chairs.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer.
  • A reusable mask is recommended for areas where physical distance cannot be maintained.
Accessibility

Units 8, 11, 17 and 18 are accessible, equipped with a ramp and a wheelchair friendly picnic table.

Site 11 has a removable bed, for easy transfer. Please contact the Camp Henry team prior to your arrival to have it removed.

Exterior of oTENTik showing accessibility ramp
Interior of oTENTik showing removable bed

oTENTik sites are walk-in only. Parking is not permitted on individual oTENTik sites. Please ask the Camp Henry team for assistance bringing your belongings to your site.

Comfort Stations

Family and fully accessible washroom facilities are available at each Camp Henry comfort station. These spacious washrooms are equipped with change tables, grab bars, barrier free showers, wall-mounted shower seats and hand-held slide bar showerheads.

Accessibility throughout the Park

Within the park, wheelchair friendly areas include, Northwest Beach, the Marsh Boardwalk, the DeLaurier building exhibits and parking, the Visitor Centre and the Tip. Accessible washrooms are located at Northwest Beach, Blue Heron, the Visitor Centre and the Tip.

An all-terrain wheelchair is available for reservation at no cost. For more information, and to make a reservation, please contact the park at 519-322-2365 ext. 0 

Pet owners

Campsites 8 and 9 are now designated as “pet-friendly”. Pets are only allowed in pet friendly accommodations. For the health and comfort of all visitors to Camp Henry, we make no exceptions.

Campers are financially responsible for any damage that is caused by their pet.

  • Pet hair must be swept and removed before departure.
  • Pet excrement must be cleaned up during your visit to Point Pelee.
  • Pets must be leashed (maximum 3 m) and under physical control at all times.
  • To avoid damaging the mattresses, pets are not allowed on the beds.
  • A maximum of 2 pets are allowed at your oTENTik.
  • Barking or excessive noise will not be tolerated.
  • Never leave your pet unattended inside the oTENTik. Daytime temperatures can become very high inside the tents.
  • For the safety of your pet, park wildlife and other visitors, never leave pets tethered and unattended at the campsite.
  • Pet food and dishes are wildlife attractants. These items must be promptly stored when not in use. Do not store any food items inside the oTENTik.
  • Pets are required to stay on designated trails at all times. Pets can easily pick up and carry ticks and poison ivy into your living space.
  • Do not allow pets to damage or disturb park vegetation or wildlife.
  • For the safety of your pet, all pets must wear proper identification tags.

Failure to abide by these rules could lead to a cancellation of your camping permit.

A few rules

In addition to the national parks’ camping regulations, Parks Canada oTENTik users must follow a few additional rules:

  • To prevent wildlife incidents, no food preparation, food or drink storage, eating, drinking, or cooking is allowed inside the tent. Store all food and related items in the wildlife-proof lockers.
  • Smoking is not permitted within the oTENTiks.
  • Unless designated as pet-friendly, pets are not allowed in the oTENTik or on the campsite.
  • Firewood must be purchased from the park, no wood from outside the park is permitted.
  • Respect all signage, including signage on use of trails.
  • Stay away from all construction areas, respect signage, and stay out of closed areas.
  • Respect physical distancing of 2 meters / 6.5 feet.
  • Outdoor surfaces like picnic tables and hand railings are not regularly cleaned. Practice good hygiene like regular hand-washing.
  • Items like disposable gloves and disinfectant wipes can be helpful, but please ensure these are disposed of properly. More than ever, Parks Canada requires your help to keep trails and facilities garbage free.
  • Visitors should follow the advice of public health experts and practice physical distancing, good hygiene, limit public gatherings and respect travel restrictions and closures.
Important notices
  • oTENTik accommodations only. There is no tent or RV camping within park boundaries.
  • A valid credit card is required at check-in for a damage deposit.
  • Cell phone coverage varies based on service provider.
  • No extra structures permitted in the oTENTik area including tents, tarps, hammocks, etc. (With the exception of a dining tent)
  • In addition to camping fees, all campers must pay admission fees upon arrival. Please see our fees page for daily fees and pass options.
Reservations

Reserve by calling 1-877-RESERVE (737-3783) or by visiting Parks Canada Campground Reservation Service.

Contact Camp Henry

For additional information about overnight accommodations, please contact the Camp Henry team at 519-326-4396.

Not-for-Profit Group Camping

For information about overnight accommodations for not-for-profit groups such as scouts, guides and school groups, please contact Camp Henry at 519-326-4396.

YMCA at Camp Henry

For information about YMCA camps and programming at Point Pelee National Park, please contact the YMCA at 519-453-8858 or visit the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario website.