Boat Launch

  • Card Lake

    South Shore

    A small lakeside park under a canopy of mature softwood trees. The small beach provides an opportunity for a quick dip, or launch a canoe or small boat and explore the lake. Located near Chester, 17 km (10 mi) north of Hwy 103, Exit 8.

    Address: 3895 Hwy 14, Card Lake
    County: Lunenburg
    Size: 104.29 ha (257.70 ac)
    GPS: N44 43.164 W64 15.855
  • Dominion Beach

    Cape Breton

    A 1.5 km (1 mi) sandy beach offering supervised swimming (July – August/STC). Boardwalks provide access to the beach and protect the dunes. Wind surfing opportunities.

    Address: 48 Lower Mitchell Avenue, Dominion.
    County: Cape Breton
    Size: 27.96 ha (69.19 ac)
    GPS: N46 12.818 W60 01.729
  • Dundee

    Cape Breton

    A boat launch for the Bras d’Or Lake providing some beach access.

    Address: 2285 West Bay Road
    County: Richmond
    Size: 0.2 ha (.494 ac)
    GPS: N45 41.847 W61 06.326
  • Ellenwood Lake

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: May 20 to September 5
    Park contact number: (902) 761-2400

    Nestled between two lakes in the heart of southern Nova Scotia, this 114 ha (280 acre) park offers walking trails in a hardwood setting, canoeing, swimming, and camping for all those who like to enjoy the outdoors.

    The quiet beauty of nature is evident everywhere at Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park. The shoreline holds some of Nova Scotia's rare plants, and the lakes have both brown and speckled trout, chain pickerel, and Atlantic salmon.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    The park offers an 87-site campground, two picnic areas, boat launch, a supervised beach, and hiking trail.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Yarmouth (15 km)

    • Firefighters Museum of Nova Scotia
    • Yarmouth County Museum
    • Cape Forchu

    Saulnierville (45 km)

    • Bangor Sawmill Museum

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • Falls Lake

    Fundy Shore

    Picnic park located on Falls Lake. Carry-in launch point for canoes/kayaks, sport fishing. Limited cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

    Address: 1541 New Ross Rd Hwy 14, Vaughan.
    County: Hants
    Size: 5.70 ha (14.08 ac)
    GPS: N44 50.370 W64 14.384
  • Graves Island

    Visitor Notice

    A new electronic entrance gate system is now in place. Campers will be charged a $3 deposit for the card. This charge will be refunded upon the return of the card when their camping stay is over. Please stop at the admin building when leaving to receive the $3 refund.

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: May 20 to October 10
    Park contact number: (902) 275-4425

    Joined to the mainland by a short causeway, Graves Island Provincial Park is typical of many of the small islands found along Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast. This quiet ocean-side campground has long been a popular vacation spot for Nova Scotians and visitors alike.

    The campground is an excellent base for outdoor adventures including ocean kayaking and biking along the South Shore as well as day tripping to the area's many attractions.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    Graves Island offers a 95 site campground, including 33 electrical and water sites. The park also has walking trails, picnic area, swimming area and boat launch. The campground has water outlets and a trailer dump station.

    WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Lunenburg (44 km)

    • DesBrisay Museum
    • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
    • Knaut Rhuland House Museum

    New Ross (40 km)

    • Ross Farm Museum

    Queensland Beach Provincial Park

    Cleveland Beach Provincial Park

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

  • Hubbards

    South Shore

    A boat launch site on St. Margarets Bay. Limited picnic opportunities. Located on Hwy 3, about 3 km west of Queensland Beach Provincial Park.

    Address: 9 Yacht Club Rd Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0
    County: Halifax
    Size: 0.55 ha (1.35 ac)
    GPS: N44 38.323 W64 03.681
  • Lake Midway

    Fundy Shore

    One of few access points to a fresh water beach in the area. Picnic tables located in hardwood area and open fields. Trout fishing (seasonal).

    Address: 7600 Hwy 217, Lake Midway.
    County: Digby
    Size: 1.72 ha (4.25 ac)
    GPS: N44 31.784 W66 02.511.
  • Lake O' Law

    Cape Breton

    The only provincial park in Inverness County located on the Cabot Trail. A rock cairn dedicated to first Irish settlers in the area. Popular with traveling public; especially tour buses as a rest/viewing location.

    Address: 4830 Cabot Trail Hwy 19, Lake O'Law.
    County: Inverness
    Size: 2.15 ha (5.31 ac)
    GPS: N46 16.572 W60 57.745
  • Lennox Passage

    Cape Breton

    A pleasant park on Isle Madame with two kilometres of shoreline, an operating lighthouse and site of a former post office (c.1910), ferry terminal and two limestone quarries. Picnic in forest or open areas, enjoy the 2 km of trails, or explore the lighthouse. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities in the winter, however parking is available at the gate only. Located on Hwy 320, 5 km (3 mi) east of the junction of Routes 320 and 206.

    Address: 2313 Hwy 320, Isle Madame.
    County: Richmond
    Size: 37.11 ha (91.7 ac)
    GPS:  N45 35.145 W61 01.378
  • Martinique Beach

    Eastern Shore

    A 3.7 km crescent, white-sand beach with open and wooded picnic areas behind the dunes. Boardwalks and hard-surfaced paths offer access for beachcombing and swimming. Supervised swimming (July-August/STC). Wildlife refuge area for migratory waterfowl and protected area for piping plover. Parking may be limited on summer weekends. Located 11 km (7 mi) south of Musquodoboit Harbour.

    Address: 2389 Petpeswick Road, East Petpeswick.
    County: Halifax
    Size: 47.02 ha (116.19 ac)
    GPS: N44 41.394 W63 08.841
  • Melmerby Beach

    Northumberland Shore

    One of Nova Scotia’s most popular beaches, this 2 km (1.25 mi) sandy beach is supervised beach (July-August/ STC). Even on the busiest days, there’s lots of room to spread out and enjoy yourself whether that would be strolling the beach, swimming, flying a kite with the kids kayaking away from it all. Swimmers are advised to be aware of currents and how to reacte to them. Abundant parking. Located 16 km (10 mi) north of Hwy 104, Exit 25.

    Address: 6280 - 6380 Little Harbour Road, Little Harbour.
    County: Pictou
    Size: 113 ha (279.23 ac)
    GPS: N45 39.157 W62 29.764
  • Mira River

    Visitor Notice

    A new electronic entrance gate system is now in place. Campers will be charged a $3.50 deposit for the card. This charge will be refunded upon the return of the card when their camping stay is over. Please stop at the admin building when leaving to receive the $3.50 refund.

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 3 to September 12
    Park contact number: (902) 563-3373

    Jutting out into the famous Mira River and only minutes from Sydney or Fortress Louisbourg National Historic site, Mira River Provincial Park is the perfect escape. It is close enough for day trips into the city or the many attractions found in the area..

    The quiet water-side setting offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities including camping, walking, boating, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, and swimming.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    The park has 156 woodland and open campsites, including 60 two-way hookups with electric and water. The park has a picnic area, a boat launch, and a trailer dump station. The large unsupervised beach is ideal for families to play.

    WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Louisbourg (12 km)

    • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

    Marion Bridge (25 km)

    • Two Rivers Wildlife Park

    Glace Bay (30 km)

    • Marconi National Historic Site
    • Miners Museum

    Sydney (22 km)

    • Cossitt House Museum

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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  • Oakfield

    Halifax Metro

    A popular day-use park on Shubenacadie-Grand Lake featuring a small beach (supervised July – August/STC) and a boat launch for motorized craft. Picnic tables, vault toilets, walking trails nearby, and ample parking. Well suited to group events such as corporate picnics or reunions. Camping nearby at Laurie Park.

    Address: 366 Oakfield Park Road, Grand Lake.
    County: Halifax
    Size: 55.62 ha (137.44 ac)
    GPS: N44 54.709 W63 35.116
  • Powells Point

    Northumberland Shore

    A large day-use park with shoreline access to the warmest salt water in Nova Scotia. Sandy beach on one side, rocky on the other. Some winter recreation opportunities such as snow shoeing and cross-country skiing. Located off Hwy 348, about 6 km (3.7 mi) northeast of Trenton.

    Address: 8049 Pictou Landing Road, Little Harbour.
    County: Pictou
    Size: 25.57 ha (63.18 ac)
    GPS: N45 38.969 W62 34.059
  • Ross Ferry

    Cape Breton

    Community managed day-use area offering a boat launch to the Bras d’Or Lake.

    Address: Hwy 305, Ross Ferry.
    County: Victoria
    Size: 2.63 ha (6.5 ac)
    GPS: N46 08.632 W60 35.029
  • Salsman

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 10 to September 12

    Located on a small peninsula on the east side of Country Harbour, Guysborough County. Salsman Provincial Park offers campers a quiet setting to relax and enjoy day trips along the Marine Drive. Please note that this park is a self-registration park.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    Salsman Provincial Park offers 40 well manicured campsites, a picnic area, boat launch, and trailer dump station.

    Although there are no electrical hookups, water and vault toilets are conveniently located throughout the campground. Accessible flush toilets and showers are available.

    WiFi is available at the registration kiosk and surrounding area.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017. See Reservations for details and conditions.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Goldborough (17 km)

    • Sable Gas Plant

    Sherbrooke (45 km)

    • Sherbrooke Village

    Antigonish (65 km)

    Tor Bay Provincial Park

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

    • Heritage Museum
    • Festival Antigonish

     

  • Ten Mile Lake

    South Shore

    A small lakeside park beneath a stand of pine and hemlock. Relax by the shore or take a quick dip. Excellent fishing. Located 21 km (13 mi) north of Liverpool.

    Address: 3933 Hwy 8, Middlefield.
    County: Queens
    Size: 3.27 ha (8.08 ac)
    GPS: N44 11.377 W64 49.960
  • The Islands

    Park Info

    2016 Season Dates: June 10 to October 10

    Just across the harbour from the historic town of Shelburne, The Islands Provincial Park offers a restful stop on your trip around the South Shore. Bounded by Shelburne Harbour, it offers visitors a maritime camping experience. Shelburne's many museums, shops, and picturesque charm continue to attract thousands of international visitors each year. Please note that this park is a self-registration park.

    Reserve a campsite

    Facilities and Services

    The Islands offers a 70-site campground, water outlets, two picnic areas, an unsupervised beach, boat launch, and trailer dump station.

    WiFi is available at the registration kiosk and surrounding area.

    Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2017.

     

    Nearby Attractions

     

    Shelburne (3 km)

    • Museum & Roseway River Trail

    Birchtown (5 km)

    • Black Loyalist Heritage Center

    Barrington (25 km)

    • Woolen Mill Museum

    Pubnico (45 km)

    • Le Musée Acadien

     

    For more information on these and other attractions, please consult Tourism Nova Scotia or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.


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