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  • Amherst Shore

    2020 Operational Season has ended.
    Open June 15 - October 12, 2020
    6596 Hwy 366, Amherst Shore, NS
    Telephone: (902) 661-6002
    On the shore of the Northumberland Strait, offering an attractive mixed woodland setting for camping with some of the warmest saltwater swimming north of the Carolinas.
     
    Facilities and Services
    For a complete list of service changes see our COVID-19 Updates COVID-19 Protocols are posted at each park, please respect the guidelines.
    Visitors must practice physical distancing throughout the park. 
     
    Available:
    • 42 Campsites: 30 Serviced & 12 Unserviced
    • Comfort Station with restrictions
    • Hiking Trails
    • Beach access (unsupervised)
    • Wood & Ice available at park office, credit/debit payment preferred cash will be accepted
    • WiFi available at the park office and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.
    • Playground
    • Dump station open to registered campers only
    Restrictions:
    • Comfort Station 
      • Reduced capacity, access limited to one household at a time
      • Comfort Station will be closed for deep cleaning twice daily and open overnight
      • Reduced number of vault toilets available throughout the park 
    • Park Office 
      • Service to campers at drive-up window preferred, in person check in not required 
      • Entry limited to one visitor inside at a time,  please adhere to the direction provided on signage or from staff
      • Only campers with reservations will be allowed to enter campgrounds 
    • New camper shelter
      • Open (maximum occupancy of 6 people at a time)
     
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia 
  • Blomidon

    2020 Operational Season has ended.
    Open June 15 - October 12, 2020
    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.
     
    Advisory in effect:
    Ongoing construction work for the new entry building at Blomidon Provincial Park requires extending the working day from 7:00am through 7:00pm for the period Monday August 17 through Friday August 21.  Every effort will be made to keep noise levels down and minimise inconvenience to park users. Thank you for your understanding.
    Campers are to proceed with caution when approaching the entrance area of the camping park. Day-use visitors are to park in the lower parking lot or the upper day use field. Please follow the direction of signage on site. 
     
    Facilities and Services
    For a complete list of service changes see our COVID-19 Updates  
    COVID-19 Protocols are posted at each park, please respect the guidelines. 
    Visitors must practice physical distancing throughout the park. 
     
    Available:
    • 75 Unserviced Campsites
    • Loop 1 Campsites 1 - 27 re-opened on Friday July 31
    • Comfort Station with restrictions
    • Hiking Trails
    • Beach access (unsupervised)
    • Wood & Ice available at park office, credit/debit payment preferred cash will be accepted
    • Wi-Fi available
    • Self-registration from Sept 5th to Oct 12th
    • Dump station open to registered campers only
    Restrictions:
    • Comfort Station
      • Reduced capacity, access limited to one household at a time
      • Comfort Station will be closed for deep cleaning twice daily and open overnight
      • Reduced number of vault toilets available throughout the park 
    • Park Office ​ 
      • Entry limited to one visitor inside at a time,  please adhere to the direction provided on signage or from staff
      • Only campers with reservations will be allowed to enter campgrounds 
    • Playground re-opened

    Closures:
    • Emma Tichenor Camper's Shelter closed 
    • No group camping 
    • No overflow sites 
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia 

     

  • Ellenwood Lake

    2020 Operational Season has ended.
    Open June 15 - October 12, 2020
    1888 Mood Road, Deerfield, NS
    Telephone: (902) 761-2400 
    Nestled between two lakes in the heart of southern Nova Scotia, this 114 ha (280 acre) park offers a walking trail 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 and chain pickerel. 
     
    Advisory in Effect:
    Please be advised that the water at Ellenwood is subject to a chemical advisory and is posted not safe for drinking or cooking. Campers need to bring their own potable water. We apologize for any inconvenience.
     
    Facilities and Services
    For a complete list of service changes see our COVID-19 Updates COVID-19 Protocols are posted at each park, please respect the guidelines. 
    Visitors must practice physical distancing throughout the park. 
     
    Available:
    • 86 Campsites: 21 Serviced sites, 65 unserviced campsites including 5 Walk-ins
    • Comfort Station with restrictions
    • Hiking Trails
    • Beach access (supervised July & August)
    • Wood & Ice available at park office, credit/debit payment preferred cash will be accepted
    • Dump station open to registered campers only
    • Playground
    • Self-Registration Sept 5th to Oct 12th
    Restrictions:
    • Comfort Station
      • Reduced capacity, access limited to one household at a time
      • Comfort Station will be closed for deep cleaning twice daily and open overnight
      • Reduced number of vault toilets available throughout the park 
    • Park Office 
      • In person check in not required 
      • Entry limited to one visitor inside at a time, please adhere to the direction provided on signage or from staff
      • Only campers with reservations will be allowed to enter campgrounds 
    • Camper shelter
      • Open (maximum occupancy of 6 people at a time)
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia 
  • Mira River

    2020 Operational season has ended.
    Open June 15 - October 19, 2020
    439 Brickyard Road, Albert Bridge, NS
    Telephone: (902) 563-3373
     
    Facilities and Services
    For a complete list of service changes see our COVID-19 Updates 
    COVID-19 Protocols are posted at each park, please respect the guidelines. 
    Visitors must practice physical distancing throughout the park. 
     
    Available:
    • 150 Campsites
    • Comfort Station with restrictions
    • Hiking Trails
    • Beach access (unsupervised)
    • Boat Launch
    • Playground
    • Wood & Ice available at park office, credit/debit payment preferred cash will be accepted
    • WiFi available at the park office and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.
    • Dump station open to registered campers only
    • Self-registration from September 5th to October 19th 
    Restrictions:
    • Comfort Station
      • Reduced capacity, access limited to one household at a time
      • Comfort Station will be closed for deep cleaning twice daily and open overnight
      • Reduced number of vault toilets available throughout the park 
    • Park Office ​
      • Service to campers at drive-up window preferred, in person check in not required 
      • Entry limited to one visitor inside at a time,  please adhere to the direction provided on signage or from staff
      • Only campers with reservations will be allowed to enter campgrounds 
    Closures:
    • Campsites 79, 105, 126, & 132 are closed
    • Group shelter​ closed 
    • Comfort station (washroom facilities) in loop D are currently closed.
    • Laundry facilities closed 
    An electronic entrance gate system is 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.
     
    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.
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia 
  • Smileys

    2020 Operational Season has ended.
    Open June 15 - September 21, 2020
    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
    For a complete list of service changes see our COVID-19 Updates 
    COVID-19 Protocols are posted at each park, please respect the guidelines as we work to keep staff and visitors safe and healthy
    Visitors must practice physical distancing throughout the park. 
     
    Available
    • 79 Unserviced Campsites 
    • Comfort Station with restricitions
    • Hiking Trails
    • Playground
    • Wood & Ice available at registration kiosk - cash only
    • Limited WiFi is available at the registration kiosk area
    • Dump station open to registered campers only
    Restrictions: 
    Comfort Station 
    • Reduced capacity, access limited to one household at a time
    • Comfort Station will be closed for deep cleaning twice daily and open overnight
    • Reduced number of vault toilets available throughout the park 
    Closures:
    • Group Shelter Closed 
    • No Group Camping 
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia 
  • Thomas Raddall

    2020 Operational Season has ended.
    Open June 15 - October 12, 2020
    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
    For a complete list of service changes see our COVID-19 Updates 
    COVID-19 Protocols are posted at each park, please respect the guidelines as we work to keep staff and visitors safe and healthy
    Visitors must practice physical distancing throughout the park. 
     
    Available:
    • 74 Unserviced Campsites
    • Comfort Station with restrictions
    • Hiking Trails
    • Cycling Trails
    • 3 Unsupervised Beaches
    • Wood & Ice available at park office, credit/debit payment preferred cash will be accepted
    • WiFi available
    • Dump station open to registered campers only
    • Playground 
    Restrictions:
    • Comfort Station
      • Reduced capacity, access limited to one household at a time
      • Comfort Station will be closed for deep cleaning twice daily and open overnight
      • Reduced number of vault toilets available throughout the park 
    • Park Office 
      • Service to campers at drive-up window prefered, in person check in not required 
      • Entry limited to one visitor inside at a time,  please adhere to the direction provided on signage or from staff
      • Only campers with reservations will be allowed to enter campgrounds 
    Closures:
    • Campsites: 28, 36, 37, 43, 48, 55, 56, & 82 are closed
    • Group Shelter
    • Group Camping Sites
    *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.
     
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia