Walk-in Camping

  • Battery

    Open June 15 - October 19, 2020
    10110 Hwy 4, St. Peter's
    Telephone: (902) 535-3094
    Home to a number of historically significant sites, including the site of a lime kiln used to make plaster and mortar, some of which was used in the construction of Fortress Louisbourg, as well as the remains of two forts that were involved in the French and English struggle over the North American continent. The lighthouse found in the park serves as a beacon for the entrance to St. Peters Canal. Completed in 1869, the 800 m (2,600 ft.) the St Peter’s Canal and lock system allows vessels to sail between Bras d' Or Lake and the Atlantic Ocean.
     
    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:
    • 52 Campsite: 21 Serviced, 31 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.
    • 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 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 
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia 
  • Cape Chignecto

    Open June 15 - October 12, 2020  
    1108 West Advocate Road, Advocate Harbour, NS
    Telephone: (902) 392-2085 when park is open
    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 60 km (37 mi) of wilderness trails and remote walk-in campsites.
     
    Advisory in effect:
    Please be aware that the backcountry is only accessible from the designated trailhead at Red Rocks. Please check-in at the park office upon arrival. Due to a recent road washout at Edgits Beach, the park cannot be accessed from the north via Apple River. The Eatonville Road from the park office to Eatonville is passible to trucks and high body vehicles using caution.
     
    Facilities and Services
    For a complete list of service changes see our COVID-19 Updates page  
    COVID-19 Protocols are posted at each park, please respect the guidelines. 
    Visitors must practice physical distancing throughout the park. 
    • There are no drive-up sites in the park
    • 89 Walk-in sites
    • Backcountry Hiking sites
    • Backcountry Kayaking sites 
    • Hiking Trails
    • Beach Access (Unsupervised)
    Restrictions:
    • Reduced number of vault toilets available
    • Park Office:
      • Entry limited to one visitor inside at a time, please adhere to the direction provided on signage or from staff
    ​​Closures: 
    • All cabins (Big Bald, Carey Brook, Arch Gulch) and the Eatonville bunkhouse are closed 
    • No group camping
    Before You Arrive
    • Cape Chignecto is a backcountry trail and camping experience.
      • The park offers a 52 km (32 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
      • 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.
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia 
  • Ellenwood Lake

    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, chain pickerel, and Atlantic salmon.
     
    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 
  • Five Islands

    Open June 15 - October 12, 2020
    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
     
    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:
    • 88 Campsites
    • Comfort Station with restrictions
    • Hiking Trails
    • Beach access (unsupervised)
    • Wood & Ice available at park office, credit/debit payment preferred cash will be accepted
    • Limited WiFi available
    • 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 
    Closures:
    • Campsites 44, 69, & 71 are closed
    • Playground (re-opening July 10th)
    • Group Shelter
    • Group Camping Sites

    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia 

  • Graves Island

    Open June 15 - October 12, 2020
    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
    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:
    • 91 Campsites
    • Comfort Station with restrictions
    • Hiking Trails
    • Beach access (unsupervised)
    • Boat Launch
    • 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
    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 82,  91 & 107 are closed
    • Group Camping Sites closed
    • Group shelter (trailhead building) closed
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia 
  • Laurie

    Open June 15 - September 14, 2020
    4949 Hwy 2, Grand Lake, NS
    The quiet lakeside setting offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities including camping, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, and swimming
    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:
    • 61 Unserviced Campsites including 5 walk-in sites
    • Comfort Station with restrictions 
    • Wood & Ice available at registration kiosk, cash only
    • Shoreline access (unsupervised)
    • WiFi is available at the registration kiosk and surrounding 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:
    • Campsite 12 is closed
    Entry to the park requires a gate access code. If you arrive at the park without an access code, please call 1-888-544-3434. Be prepared to provide your reservation information to obtain the gate code.
     
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia 
  • Mira River

    Open June 15 - October 19, 2020
    439 Brickyard Road, Albert Bridge, NS
    Telephone: (902) 563-3373
    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.
     
    Advisory in effect:
    Please be advised that the water at Mira River 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:
    • 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.
     
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia 
  • Porters Lake

    Open June 15 - October 12, 2020
    1160 West Porters Lake Road, Porters Lake, NS
    Quiet lakeside setting offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities including camping, boating, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, and swimming.
     
    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:

    • 74 Campsites: 9 Serviced  (water & electrical) & 65 Unserviced campsites including walk-in sites
    • Comfort Station with restrictions 
    • Hiking Trails
    • Shoreline access (unsupervised)
    • Boat Launch
    • WiFi is available at the registration kiosk and surrounding area 
    • Wood & Ice available at registration kiosk, cash only
    • Dump station open to registered campers only
    Please note: Park Gate is locked at 11:00pm
     
    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:

    • Campsites: 27, 31, 41, and 67 are closed 

     
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia 
  • Rissers Beach

    Open June 15 - October 12, 2020
    5366 Hwy 331, Crescent Beach, 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
    For a complete list of service changes see our COVID-19 Updates page. 
    COVID-19 Protocols are posted at each park, please respect the guidelines. 
    Visitors must practice physical distancing throughout the park. 
     
    Available 
    • 92 Campsites
    • Serviced Campsites (water & electrical)
    • Comfort Station - with restrictions 
    • Hiking Trails
    • Wood & Ice available at park office, credit/debit payment preferred cash will be accepted
    • Supervised Beach (July & August)
    • 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 
    • Day Use Comfort Station 
      • Hours: 10am-2pm and 3pm-8pm. It will be closed for cleaning from 2pm-3pm
      • Please be advised these are the washroom facilities found in the day-use park. The comfort station in the campground has different hours which are listed above
     
    Closures
    • Campsites: 4, 17, 55, 56, 63, & 65 are closed
    • No group camping 
    • Playground closed 
    • Walk in sites closed 
    For more information on nearby attractions visit Tourism Nova Scotia 
  • Thomas Raddall

    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.
     
    Advisory in Effect:
    Please be advised there is bear activity at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park. Parks staff are monitoring the situation and following safety protocols. We ask campers to secure your food and dispose of waste properly to discourage wildlife being attracted to your campsite. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times at Provincial Parks. For more information on black bears in Nova Scotia novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/living-with-wildlife/bear/
     
    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