Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Provincial Day Use Parks and Beaches are not serviced during the winter.

The public can access the trails and beaches but please be aware that there are no staff or services i.e. garbage collection or snow removal.  Gates are closed so parking may be affected in some locations.  

Remember to have a hiking plan for your safety and please pack in and pack out. 

Please call 1 888 544 3434 for assistance with the Reservation System  

Camping permits are issued for a maximum of 14 nights at the same campsite, there are no season passes or season rates.

You can cancel your reservation by logging into your account or calling 1 888 544 3434  
There is a $7.00 fee for cancelling your reservation, and the $9.00 reservation fee paid when you originally booked is non-refundable.

You can change your reservation by logging into your account or calling 1 888 544 3434  
There is a $7.00 fee for changing your reservation.

Fees are directly related to the service provided, and are charged by the service provider.

  • Dogs off leash in some areas may impact protected vegetative species or impact sensitive sites like sand dunes.
  • Part of the NSPP mandate is the protection of wildlife. By instinct many dogs want to chase wildlife or scare them away. Keeping dogs on lead also protects them from quills, skunks, or other altercations with wild animals.
  • Even a friendly dog can scare or knock down a child or senior.
  • With all the distractions in a park setting…new people, other dogs, wildlife, watercourses, events and activities…even a well-trained dog may act differently than it does at home.

Recreational use of drones is prohibited within provincial parks for the following reasons:

  • the safety of our Lands and Forestry helicopter pilots and crew
  • the safety of park staff and park operations
  • public safety and privacy
  • the protection of wildlife

Non-recreational users must apply for a Letter of Authority to use a drone within a provincial park.

Apply for a Letter of Authority (LOA) at a local Department of Lands and Forestry office to operate a drone for the following purposes:

  • commercial photography and videography
  • monitoring for scientific research
  • training
  • marketing/promotions
  • TV/film/commercial
  • advertised events
  • other purposes at the discretion of the department

Technical terms for drones include

  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems – RPAS
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – UAV

Open fires are not permitted at beaches or day use parks.  Contained BBQ's are permitted.

Serviced sites have two way hook up with 30 amp electrical service and drinking water.  

*Porter's Lake sites 8 & 10 have 50 amp electrical service

Some parks have a dishwashing station for your convenience, located near the restrooms with showers.

If you choose to wash dishes at your campsite, please dump the water at the dishwashing station; not at your campsite.

For those parks without a dishwashing station please dump the water at the restroom toilets.

Dishwashing is not permitted at the restroom sinks or at the taps located within the park.