Sauble Falls Provincial Park
If you have driven through Sauble Beach
during the summer, you will have no doubt noticed people
froliking in the rapids of Sauble Falls Provincial Park.
It might seem odd that so many people are swimming in the Sauble River
when the infamous Sauble Beach
is within close driving distance, but
the rapids offer a different experience and no undertow.
Back when I was a teenager I camped under the stars at Sauble Falls,
but there is much more than camping at this Ontario Provincial Park.
The Sauble Falls were once harnessed for electicity but due it being an
unreliable power source it was shut down in 1939.
You can still get a glimpse of the buildings on the North side of the
provincal park grounds
Now nature reigns at the park making it an ideal spot for hiking,
swimming and canoeing.
There is a route along the Rankin River from Sky Lake, through Boat
Lake and finishin at Sauble Falls.
The difficulty of the route is described as beginner to intermediate,
but the trek will take you about 7 hrs and through 18 kms of waterways.
This canoe route has been used for many generations, especially by
Native peoples travelling between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.
Sauble Falls also has camp sites
available, from group sites to family
sites, it can be used as a vacation destination, not just somewhere you
come to for the day.
There are 152 camp sites available but only 49 with electrical hook
Sauble Falls Provincial Park and the Rankin River system also offer a
number of hiking options if you prefer to enjoy nature on foot.
The trails double as cross country ski routes in the winter months.
Sauble Falls is a must see, especially if you are planning to spend
some time in the Sauble Beach area. It is a sharp contrast to the beach
scene a few minutes away.
HOME from Sauble Falls Provincial Park.