Graves Island

aerial of Graves Island

2024 Operating Season: May 17 to October 14, 2024

230 Graves Island Road, East Chester, NS B0J 1J0
Telephone: (902) 275-4425


​Facilities and Services:
accessible icon Accessible Features Park office
Restroom with showers
camping icon 50 Unserviced Campsites

6 wooded sites and 44 open sites with parking, campfire ring/grill, and picnic table


serviced sites icon 33 Serviced Campsites

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

Walk-In Camping Icon

12 Walk-In Campsites

8 wooded and 4 open
Group Campsite Icon

Group Campsite

Contact the Natural Resources and Renewables office in Lunenburg
shower icon Restroom with Shower Paved parking area with 2 designated accessible spaces (access isle between the 
spaces).  Wide, level paved path from the parking area to sheltered concrete landing 
at the entrance.   25mm threshold to door with a clear with of 34".  Accessible toilet 
stall has grab bars.  Sinks have knee clearance.  Accessible shower stall has grab bars 
on side and front walls.  
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

Please stop at the Park Office for a swipe card to access the campground.

Paved parking at bottom of hill with a 1.6m wide paved path leading to the office 
(maximum slope of 6%).  Small concrete ramp (with colour contrast) leads to a flat 
landing at the entrance door.  Power operated door with a 34" clear width swings 
out and has an almost flat threshold.  Seating area with both high and low counters.
Accessible, universal washroom with flush toilet, grab bars, sink with knee clearance 
and child change table.

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

Enclosed building located near the day use area at the head of the Coastal Trail.

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

Available at the park office and surrounding area.

Picnic table icon Day Use/Picnic Area Parking, picnic tables, drinking water, vault toilets, boat launch, beach access, 
and trail access overlooking Mahone Bay.
Available for non-camper use
Beach Access Icon

Beach Access

Saltwater on Mahone Bay

Boat Launch Icon Boat Launch Public boat launch available when park is open
Please follow the on site parking instructions and remember that gates are 
locked when the park closes. 
Paddling icon Paddling (Canoe/Kayak) Mahone Bay
Swimming icon Swimming Unsupervised Unsupervised swimming at the beach
Fishing icon Fishing Fishing is permitted with a Nova Scotia sport fishing licence.  
Please check fishing regulations. 
Visit the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture website for more information
trail icon Hiking Trail

3.2km gravel surfaced trail    

Trail Map

Lookout icon Look Off Multiple look-offs along the scenic Coastal Trail

For information about nearby attractions, please visit Tourism Nova Scotia