Five Islands

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2024 Operating Season: June 7 to October 14, 2024

618 Bentley Branch Road (Hwy 2), Five Islands, NS B0M 1K0
Telephone: (902) 254-2980


Facilities and Services:
accessible icon Accessible Features Park office
Restrooms with showers
camping icon 46 Unserviced Campsites

Mix of open and wooded sites with parking, campfire ring/grill and picnic table.

Campsites 44, 69 & 71 closed

serviced sites icon 36 Serviced Campsites

Open sites with two way hook (30 amp electrical service and drinking water)
17 pull-through sites
Parking, campfire ring/grill, picnic table

Walk-In Camping Icon

10 Walk-In Campsites

3 wooded and 7 open
Group Campsite Icon

Group Campsite

Contact the Natural Resources and Renewables office in Bible Hill
shower icon Restroom with Shower Washroom facility with mens and womens washrooms with toilets and showers.
Large gravel parking area with designated accessible spaces.  Uneven gravel 
path leads to a 1.7m wide, wooden platform and a concrete landing at the 
entrance doors.  There are thresholds at the end of the path and between the 
platform and landing.   Accessible toilet stall with grab bars.  Sinks have knee 
Roll-in shower with a fixed seat, grab bars opposite the seat, and a fixed showerhead. 
vault toilet icon Vault Toilet (Outhouse) Frequency of cleaning will be indicated with signage.
Vault toilets (outhouses) are available throughout the park
Drinking Water Icon Drinking Water Water taps are available throughout the campground
Dishwashing station icon Dishwashing Station Dishwashing station located at the Comfort Station
Trailer Dump icon Trailer Dump
Dump station available 
park office icon Park Office Parking across from the building.  Asphalt path from road to entrance ramp.  
Sheltered deck accessed by a wood ramp with gentle slope and good edge 
protection (no railings).  Door is 35" wide with a narrow ramp.  Small seating 
area inside, counter does not have knee clearance.    
Firewood icon Firewood/Ice Firewood and ice can be purchased at the Park Office.
Times posted at the park.
Program Area Icon Program Area Space for outdoor activities or programs
Group Use Shelter Icon Group Use Shelter

Large, enclosed building with a wood stove available for shelter on rainy days
or for activities and programs

waste recycling icon Waste/Recycling Waste sorting and recycling containers located throughout the park.
Please do not dispose of propane cylinders or coals in the garbage containers.
wifi icon Wi-Fi

Limited availability at the park office and surrounding area

Picnic table icon Day Use/Picnic Area Parking, picnic tables, change room, vault toilet, drinking water, beach access and 
trail access.
Available for non campers use.
Beach Access Icon

Beach Access

Salt water on the Minas Basin.  Tidal mud flats with rocky/cobble shoreline.

Paddling icon Paddling (Canoe/Kayak) Coastal, tidal waters
Swimming icon Swimming Unsupervised Saltwater, tidal beach.  Be aware of rip current.
Change house icon Change House Near the beach, in the day use area
trail icon Hiking Trail

Coastal Trail, 90m cliffs with lookoff
Red Head Trail 2.2km
Economy Mountain Trail 3.8km

 Trail Map

Playground icon Playground Centrally located
Lookout icon Look Off 90m cliffs overlooking the Old Wife, Five Islands and the world's highest tides.

For information about nearby attractions, please visit Tourism Nova Scotia