Group camping

  • Blomidon Provincial Park

    Open May 17th to October 14th
    3138 Pereau Road, Canning, NS
    Telephone: (902) 582-7319
    Rising majestically from the shores of the Minas Basin, Blomidon Provincial Park is renowned for its spectacular views. Blomidon's 759 ha (1,875 acres) include 180 m (600 ft.) high cliffs, a variety of habitats, striking natural features, abundant wildlife -- and the world's highest tides wash its shores. These natural attractions provide excellent opportunities for camping, hiking, beachcombing, photography or just appreciating nature.
    Facilities and Services
    • 77 Campsites
    • Group Camping Sites
    • Comfort Station
    • Beach access (unsupervised)
    • Wi-Fi available
    • Self-registration from Sept 5th to Oct 14th
    Nearby Attractions
    • Randall House Historical Museum, Wolfville
    • Prescott House Museum, Starrs Point
    • Acadia University Botanical Gardens, Wolfville
    • Grand Pré National Historic Site, Grand Pré
  • Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

    Open May 17th to October 14th
    1108 West Advocate Road, Advocate Harbour, NS
    Telephone: (902) 392-2085
    Towering 180 m (600 ft.) sea cliffs rise from the Bay of Fundy, while the world's highest tides lap at their base. Best described as a wilderness park, it has 29 km (18 mi.) of pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests. The park offers over 55 km (34 mi) of wilderness trails and remote walk-in campsites.
    Facilities and Services
    • There are no drive-up sites in the park.
    • 80 Walk-in sites
    • Group Camping Site
    • Backcountry Hiking sites
    • Backcountry Kayaking sites (12)
    • 3 Cabins & 1 Bunkhouse
    • Beach Access (Unsupervised)
    Nearby Attractions
    • Cape d'Or
    • Age of Sail Heritage Centre, Port Greville
    • Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro
    • Ottawa House Museum, Parrsboro
    • UNESCO World Heritage Site Fossil Cliffs & Interpretive Centre, Joggins
    Before You Arrive
    • Cape Chignecto is a backcountry trail and camping experience.
      • The park offers a 55 km (34 mi) coastal loop, rated as Difficult.
        • A 3-night stay is recommended to complete the loop.
    • Know your capabilities and come prepared for the season.
    • Be aware of tide times when planning your trip.
    Campgrounds and Backcountry Sites
    • New Yarmouth Campground
      • 28 walk-in sites accessed via a multi-use/service trail
        • connect with high quality front-country hiking trails (and backcountry trails)
        • several hiking opportunities available using these sites as a base camp
      • walk-in sites accessible from parking lot and/or drop off area
        • parking lot is 300 m from first site; drop off area is 75 m from first site
      • a 3-5 person walk-in group site is adjacent to the drop off area
      • centralized pit privies and woodshed
      • each site has fire grill and is well buffered from the others
    • Backcountry Sites (Hike In)
      • only accessible from trailhead at Red Rocks
      • coastal trail includes physically challenging conditions
      • users should be physically fit and able to carry equipment appropriate for wilderness travel
    • Backcountry Kayaking Sites
      • available at Refugee Cove and Seal Cove
    • There are no drive-up sites at Cape Chignecto.
      • Please call (902) 392-2085 for more info on a community-operated campground 5 km east of the park.
    Wilderness Cabins and Bunkhouse
    • Situated on coastal trail
    • No power or running water
    • Reservable through the toll-free reservation line (1-888-544-3434)
    Cabin/Bunkhouse
    Accomodation
    Arch Gulch Cabin*
    4 Double Bunks
    Big Bald Rock
    4 Double Bunks
    Seal Cove/Carey Brook
    4 Double Bunks
    Eatonville Bunkhouse
    8 Single Bunks
    *located 9 km from Visitor Centre on coastal trail
  • Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park

    Open June 7th to October 14th
    2119 Three Brooks Road, Caribou, NS
    Telephone: (902) 485-6134
    A mile long sand beach offers some of the warmest saltwater swimming north of the Carolinas and the campground provide excellent opportunities for camping, or just appreciating nature.
    Facilities and Services
    • 90 Campsites
    • 24 Serviced Sites (electrical hook up only)
    • 9 Walk In Sites
    • Group Camping
    • Comfort Station
    • Beach access (unsupervised)
    • WiFi available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.
    Nearby Attractions
    • Hector Heritage Quay, Pictou
    • McCulloch House Museum, Pictou
    • Northumberland Fisheries Museum, Pictou
    • Museum of Industry, Oxford
  • Dollar Lake Provincial Park

    Open June 7to October 14th
    5265 Old Guysborough Road, Wyses Corner, NS
    Telephone: (902) 384-2770
    Situated on a large lake not far from the Musquodoboit Valley, Dollar Lake Provincial Park is the perfect escape. The quiet woodland setting offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities, including camping, boating, canoeing, water-skiing, and fishing. A beautiful sandy beach at the north end of the lake offers fresh water swimming.
    Facilities and Services
    • 117 Campsites
    • Group Camping Sites
    • Comfort Station
    • Hiking Trails
    • Beach Access (supervised beach July & August)
    • Boat Launch
    Nearby Attractions
    • Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, Enfield
    • Bicentennial Theatre, Middle Musquodoboit
    • Mastodon Ridge & Showcase Nova Scotia, Stewiacke
    • Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, Shubenacadie
  • Five Islands Provincial Park

    Open June 7th to October 14th
    618 Bentley Branch Road (Hwy 2), Five Islands, NS
    Telephone: (902) 254-2980
    Rising majestically from the shores of the Bay of Fundy, Five Islands Provincial Park is one of Nova Scotia's premiere outdoor destinations. The park features 90 metre (300 ft.) sea cliffs overlooking the world's highest tides, a spectacular setting for camping or any of the many opportunities that abound for hiking, beachcombing, rock collecting and clam digging.
    Facilities and Services
    • 92 Campsites
    • 35 Serviced Sites (water & electrical)
    • 10 Walk In Sites
    • Group Camping Sites
    • Comfort Station
    • Hiking Trails
    • Beach access (unsupervised)
    • Limited WiFi available
    Nearby Attractions
    • Cobequid Interpretive Center, Economy
    • Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro
    • Ottawa House Museum, Parrsboro
    • The Ship's Company Theatre, Parrsboro
    • UNESCO World HeritageSite Fossil Cliffs Museum, Joggins
  • Graves Island Provincial Park

    Open May 17th to October 14th
    230 Graves Island Road, East Chester, NS
    Telephone: (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.
    Facilities and Services
    • 95 Campsites
    • 33 Serviced Sites (water & electrical)
    • 11 Walk In sites
    • Group Camping Sites
    • Comfort Station
    • Hiking Trails
    • Shoreline access (unsupervised)
    • Boat Launch
    • WiFi available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.
    Nearby Attractions
    • DesBrisay Museum, Lunenburg
    • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg
    • Knaut Rhuland House Museum, Lunenburg
    • Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
  • Rissers Beach Provincial Park

    Open May 17th to October 14th
     5366 Hwy 331, Petite Riviere, NS
    Telephone: (902) 688-2034
    Whether you want to swim, search for sea shells, or just spend the day relaxing in the sun, Rissers Beach Provincial Park offers a kilometre long white sand beach and boardwalk along an inland marsh.
    Facilities and Services
    • 99 Campsites (North Rissers & Little Rissers)
    • 19 Serviced Campsites (water & electrical)
    • 6 Walk In sites
    • Group Camping Sites
    • Comfort Station
    • Hiking Trails
    • Supervised Beach (July & August)
    • Change house with showers adjacent to beach
    • WiFi available (limited)
    Nearby Attractions
    • DesBrisay Museum, Bridgewater
    • Hank Snow Country Music Centre, Liverpool
    • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg
  • Smileys Provincial Park

    Open June 7th to September 16th
    109 Clayton McKay Road, Hwy 14, Brooklyn, NS
    Abundant gypsum deposits have influenced the landscape and vegetation in and around the park. Campsites are nestled into a mix of forest and farmland habitats. Nodding trillium, ostrich fern, black-eyed susans can be found throughout the area.
    Facilities and Services
    • 81 Campsites
    • Group Camping Sites
    • Comfort Station
    • Hiking Trails
    • WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area.
    • self-registration park
    Nearby Attractions
    • Hockey Heritage Centre, Windsor
    • Uniacke Estate Museum & Park, Mount Uniacke
    • Museums & Theatres, Windsor
  • Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

    Open May 17th to October 14th
    529 Raddall Park Road, Port Joli, NS
    Telephone: (902) 683-2664
    Overlooking Port Joli Harbour on Nova Scotia's South Shore with over 650 ha (1,600 acres) the park offers visitors a wide range of outdoor experiences, including hiking, camping, picnicing, sight-seeing, or relaxing on the beach.
    Facilities and Services
    • 83 Campsites
    • 13 walk-in sites*
    • Group Camping Sites
    • Comfort Station
    • Hiking Trails
    • Cycling Trails
    • 3 Unsupervised beaches
    • Limited WiFi Available
    *Walk-in tenting options:
    Coastal Loop - tenting area overlooks a "Freshwater Fen" close to the camper beach (150m). It is accessed by a multi-use trail.
    Woodland Site - in tenting area offers a more enclosed or secluded feeling, it is situated on the coastal lowland area of the park but a little further inland.
    Nearby Attractions
    • The Dory Shop Museum, Shelburne
    • Perkins House Museum , Liverpool
    • Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct

     

  • Valleyview Provincial Park

    Open June 7th to October 14th
    960 Hampton Mountain Road, Bridgetown, NS
    Telephone: (902) 665-2559
    Quiet woodland setting overlooking the Annapolis Valley.
    Facilities and Services
    • 30 Campsites
    • Group Campsites
    • Comfort Station
    • Hiking Trail
    • Picnic Area
    • Interpretive Look Off
    • WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.
    Nearby Attractions
    • Port Royal National Historic Site, Port Royal
    • French Basin Trail, Annapolis Royal
    • Upper Clements Theme Park, Annapolis Royal 
  • Whycocomagh Provincial Park

    Open June 7th to October 21st
    89 Provincial Park Road, Whycocomagh, NS
    Occupying a dramatic hillside overlooking the Skye River Valley and the Bras d' Or Lake, the park offers a quiet scenic setting for camping, picnicing, hiking, and access to the Bras d' Or Lake.
    Facilities and Services
    • 37 Campsites
    • 10 Serviced Campsites (water & electrical)
    • 3 Yurts*
    • Group Camping Sites
    • Comfort Station
    • Hiking Trails
    • WiFi is available at the registration kiosk and surrounding area
    • self-registration park
    *Yurts $59.95 per night for up to four people and $10 for each additional person maximum of six people.
    Nearby Attractions
    • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
    • Cabot Trail
    • Highland Village Museum