Campground Name: Amherst Shore

Park or Managed Land: Amherst Provincial Park
Region:
Sunrise, North Eastern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 447-2115
Total Number of Sites:
45
Serviced Sites:
Swimming:
Yes
Flush Toilets:
Yes
Showers:
Yes
Restaurant:
No
Phone Reservations:

Official Website: Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
From the 104 take the 6 to the 366 outside Amherst. The park is located nearby the New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border on the Northumberland Straight, approximately 35km from Amherst.
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
There are a number of other provincial parks in the area including Tidnish Dock Provincial Park, Shinimicas Provincial Park, Northport Beach Provincial Park, Heather Beach Provincial Park and Gulf Shore Provincial Park. The latter three parks have excellent beaches and the warmest water north of the Carolinas. The park has firewood and a dump station.

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Campground Name: Battery

Park or Managed Land: Battery Provincial Park
Region:
Cape Breton, Far Eastern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902)535-2032
Total Number of Sites:
53
Serviced Sites:
Swimming:
Yes
Restaurant:
No
Phone Reservations:
From the beginning of May.
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
From the Canso Causeway take the 4 approximately 60km to the park on the edge of the St. PetersCanal at the entrance to the Bras d'Or Lake. The park is located on the southwestern shore of Cape Breton. Province: Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
There are short hiking trails to lookoffs that provide excellent views of the Bras d'Or. The park has vault toilets and a trailer dump.

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Campground Name: Big Intervale

Park or Managed Land: Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Sector:
About halfway between the two park entrances.
Region:
Cape Breton
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 285-2535 Year round: (902) 224-2306
Total Number of Sites:
10
Serviced Sites:
None
Swimming:
No
Flush Toilets:
No
Showers:
No, the nearest showers are Cheticamp Campground 60km (1/2hr) away
Laundromat:
No
Restaurant:
No
Official Website: Parks Canada
Access:
Cape Breton is actually an island (does it qualify if it has a causeway) so all traffic passes through the Canso Causeway. The nearest International Airport is in Halifax. From Halifax take the 2 to Truro, then the 104 to the causeway, then follow the 19 if your going to Cheticamp or the 105 if your entering by Ingonish Beach. From New Brunswick take the 104 east all the way to Canso and follow the directions above. From PEI take the Ferry from Wood Island to Nova Scotia then follow the 106 to the 104 and head east to Canso. The ferry from Newfoundland lands in Sydney on Cape Breton where you can follow the 105 into the park.
Out-There's Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
The park has hiking, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, sea kayaking, backpacking, mountain biking, canoeing and wilderness camping.

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Campground Name: Blomidon

Park or Managed Land: Blomidon Provincial Park
Region:
Evangeline Trail, Northwestern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 679-6097
Total Number of Sites:
70
Serviced Sites:
Swimming:
No
Flush Toilets:
Yes
Showers:
Yes
Laundromat:
Phone Reservations:
Yes, from May 1st.
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
From Halifax take the 101 north to the 358. At Canning head east towards Pereau and on to the park.
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
The park is located above the cliffs of the spectacular Minas Basin (Bay of Fundy). There are 14km of trails which take advantage of the cape's lookoffs. Expert kayakers know the area well for the difficulties presented by Cape Split at the tip of the cape. There is a group camping area, contact the park for details.

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Campground Name: Boylston

Park or Managed Land: Boylston Provincial Park
Region:
Marine Drive, Southeastern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 679-6097
Total Number of Sites:
35
Flush Toilets:
Showers:
Phone Reservations:
Yes, from May 1st.
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
Located at the inner edge of the Chedobucto Bay on a hilltop over looking Guysborough Harbour. From the 104 take the 16 south, the park is located just outside Guysborough on the eastern edge of the mainland.
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
There is a trailer dump in the park.

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Campground Name: Broad Cove

Park or Managed Land: Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Sector:
Ingonish
Region:
Cape Breton
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 285-2535 Year round: (902) 224-2306
Total Number of Sites:
256
Serviced Sites:
83
Swimming:
Yes
Flush Toilets:
Showers:
Laundromat:
No
Restaurant:
No
Official Website: Parks Canada
Access:
Cape Breton is actually an island (does it still qualify if it has a causeway) so all traffic passes through the Canso Causeway. The nearest International Airport is in Halifax. From Halifax take the 2 to Truro, then the 104 to the causeway, then follow the 19 if your going to Cheticamp or the 105 if your entering by Ingonish Beach. From New Brunswick take the 104 east all the way to Canso and follow the directions above. From PEI take the Ferry from Wood Island to Nova Scotia then follow the 106 to the 104 and head east to Canso. The ferry from Newfoundland lands in Sydney on Cape Breton where you can follow the 105 into the park.
Out-There's Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
Some sites in this partially wood campground have wheelchair access. Not all of the sites have fireplaces. The park has hiking, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, sea kayaking, backpacking, mountain biking, canoeing and wilderness camping.

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Campground Name: Cheticamp Campground

Park or Managed Land: Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Sector:
Cheticamp
Region:
Cape Breton
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 285-2535 Year round: (902) 224-2306
Total Number of Sites:
162
Serviced Sites:
24 full, 14 electricity only
Swimming:
Yes, ocean
Flush Toilets:
Yes
Showers:
Yes
Laundromat:
No
Restaurant:
Nearby
Trailer Dump: Yes
Official Website:
Parks Canada
Access:
Cape Breton is actually an island (does it qualify if it has a causeway) so all traffic passes through the Canso Causeway. The nearest International Airport is in Halifax. From Halifax take the 2 to Truro, then the 104 to the causeway, then follow the 19 if your going to Cheticamp or the 105 if your entering by Ingonish Beach. From New Brunswick take the 104 east all the way to Canso and follow the directions above. From PEI take the Ferry from Wood Island to Nova Scotia then follow the 106 to the 104 and head east to Canso. The ferry from Newfoundland lands in Sydney on Cape Breton where you can follow the 105 into the park.
Out-There's Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
Some sites in this wooded area have wheelchair access. The park has hiking, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, sea kayaking, backpacking, mountain biking, canoeing and wilderness camping.

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Campground Name: Cape Chignecto

Important Note: There are no front country campsites in the park but a community campground exists a few kilometers from the park. We are including the park since we have had so many requests from campers. There are walk in sites and a number of wilderness sites (backpacking required) in the park. There is also a walk in group camping area.

Park or Managed Land: Cape Chignecto Provincial Park
Region:
Glooscap, North Central
Province:
Nova Scotia
Phone Reservations:
Yes, from May 1st.
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
From the 104 just inside the New Brunswick/ Nova Scotia border take the 2 through Spring Hill and continue on to the tip of land at Cape Chignecto. Alternately, from the 104 you can take the 242 along Chignecto Bay to the park.
Province: Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
Located at the entrance to the Minas Channel and Basin, this is a spectacular park along the shores of the Bay of Fundy. There is a newly developed (not complete at the time of this writing), long distance coastal backpacking trail in the park as well as a number of excellent hiking trials.There are also cabins and a shared use bunk house along the trail, contact the park for details.

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Campground Name: Caribou

Park or Managed Land: Caribou Provincial Park
Region:
Sunrise, North Eastern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 752-3181
Total Number of Sites:
95
Flush Toilets:
Showers:
Phone Reservations:
Yes, from May 1st.
Official Website: Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
From the 104 just west of New Glascow head north on the 106. The park is 4km east of the PEI/Nova Scotia ferry terminal.
Province: Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
The island can be reached by a walking trail.

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Campground Name: Corney Brook Campground

Park or Managed Land: Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Sector:
Cheticamp
Region:
Cape Breton
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 285-2535 Year round: (902) 224-2306
Total Number of Sites:
10
Swimming:
Yes, ocean
Flush Toilets:
Showers:
Available at Cheticamp 10km south
Restaurant:
Phone Reservations:
Official Site:
Parks Canada
Access:
Cape Breton is actually an island (does it qualify if it has a causeway) so all traffic passes through the Canso Causeway. The nearest International Airport is in Halifax. From Halifax take the 2 to Truro, then the 104 to the causeway, then follow the 19 if your going to Cheticamp or the 105 if your entering by Ingonish Beach. From New Brunswick take the 104 east all the way to Canso and follow the directions above. From PEI take the Ferry from Wood Island to Nova Scotia then follow the 106 to the 104 and head east to Canso. The ferry from Newfoundland lands in Sydney on Cape Breton where you can follow the 105 into the park.
Out-There's Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
The park has hiking, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, sea kayaking, backpacking, mountain biking, canoeing and wilderness camping.

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Campground Name: Dollar Lake

Park or Managed Land: Dollar Lake Provincial Park
Region:
Marine Drive, Southeastern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 384-2290
Total Number of Sites:
166
Swimming:
Yes
Flush Toilets:
No
Showers:
No
Phone Reservations: Yes, from May 1st.
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
From Halifax follow the 102 to the road to the airport, continue on along the 212 about 20km to the park.
Province: Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
Just a short distance from Halifax it makes for a good jump off point to explore the city. The park has vault toilets, a boat launch and trailer dump.

 

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Campground Name: Ellenwood Lake

Park or Managed Land: Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
Region:
Lighthouse Route, Southwestern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 761-2400
Total Number of Sites:
86
Swimming:
Yes
Flush Toilets:
Yes
Showers:
Yes
Official Website: Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
From Yarmouth take the 101 north to the 340 east which will take you to the park.
Province: Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
Just a short distance from Yarmouth it makes for a good jump off point to explore the city.The area is wooded and there is a hiking trial in the park. The park has a boat launch and trailer dump.

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Campground Name: Five Islands

Park or Managed Land: Five Islands Provincial Park
Region:
Glooscap, North Central
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 254-3241
Total Number of Sites:
90
Swimming:
Yes
Flush Toilets:
Yes
Showers:
Yes
Phone Reservations:
Yes, from May 1st.
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
Located between Parrsboro and Truro along the shores of the Minas Basin at the upper reaches of the Bay of Fundy. From Truro take the 104 west to the 2 and follow it to the park. From the New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border take the 104 to Amherst and pick up the 2 heading south.
Province: Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
There are number of hiking trails to explore. The park provides some interesting sea kayaking opportunities for expert kayakers.

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Campground Name: Graves Island

Park or Managed Land: Graves Island Provincial Park
Region:
Lighthouse Route, Southwestern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 543-8167
Total Number of Sites:
73
Swimming:
Yes
Flush Toilets:
No
Showers:
No
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
Located between Lunenburg and Halifax about 3km from Chester on route 3.
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
Joined to the mainland by a causeway the park is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean along Nova Scotia's southwestern shore. There are a number of newly constructed walk in campsites in the park. The park has vault toilets in the main campground.

 

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Campground Name: Ingonish

Park or Managed Land: Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Sector:
Ingonish
Region:
Cape Breton
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 285-2535 Year round: (902) 224-2306
Total Number of Sites:
90
Serviced Sites:
0
Swimming:
Yes
Flush Toilets:
Yes
Showers:
Yes
Laundromat:
Restaurant:
Nearby
Official Website: Parks Canada
Access:
Cape Breton is actually an island (does it qualify if it has a causeway) so all traffic passes through the Canso Causeway. The nearest International Airport is in Halifax. From Halifax take the 2 to Truro, then the 104 to the causeway, then follow the 19 if your going to Cheticamp or the 105 if your entering by Ingonish Beach. From New Brunswick take the 104 east all the way to Canso and follow the directions above. From PEI take the Ferry from Wood Island to Nova Scotia then follow the 106 to the 104 and head east to Canso. The ferry from Newfoundland lands in Sydney on Cape Breton where you can follow the 105 into the park.
Out-There's Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Province: Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
The park has hiking, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, sea kayaking, backpacking, mountain biking, canoeing and wilderness camping.

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Campground Name: The Islands

Park or Managed Land: The Islands Provincial Park
Region:
Lighthouse Route, Southwestern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 875-2250
Total Number of Sites:
70
Swimming:
Yes
Flush Toilets:
No
Showers:
No
Phone Reservations:
Yes, from May 1st.
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
From Yarmouth follow the 3 south, then east to just outside Shelburne. From Halifax follow the 3 passed Shelburne.
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
The park has hiking trails, a boat launch and a trailer dump station.

 

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Campground Name: Jeremys Bay

Park or Managed Land: Kejimkujic National Park
Region:
Lighthouse Route, Southwestern Region
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 682-2772
Total Number of Sites:
320
Serviced Sites:
0
Swimming:
Yes
Flush Toilets:
Yes
Showers:
Yes
Laundromat:
Restaurant:
Trailer Dump:
Yes
Official Website:
Parks Canada
Access:
The park is off route 8, the Kejimkujik Drive, which cuts across southwestern Nova Scotia between Liverpool and Annapolis Royal. From Halifax follow the 103 west then head north on the 8. If you reach Nova Scotia via the Digby ferry from New Brunswick take the 101 east from the terminus, then head south on the 8. From Maine there is a high speed ferry from Bar Harbour toYarmouth where you can take the 1 to the 8.
Out-There's Kejimkujic National Park
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
The park has hiking, mountain biking (5km), cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, winter camping and excellent backpacking, but it's best know for its great canoeing.

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Campground Name: MacIntosh Brook

Park or Managed Land: Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Sector:
Cheticamp
Region:
Cape Breton
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 285-2535 Year round: (902) 224-2306
Total Number of Sites:
10
Serviced Sites:
0
Flush Toilets:
Showers:
Available at Cheticamp about 50km (30min.) away
Restaurant:
Phone Reservations:
Official Site:
Parks Canada
Access:
Cape Breton is actually an island (does it qualify if it has a causeway) so all traffic passes through the Canso Causeway. The nearest International Airport is in Halifax. From Halifax take the 2 to Truro, then the 104 to the causeway, then follow the 19 if your going to Cheticamp or the 105 if your entering by Ingonish Beach. From New Brunswick take the 104 east all the way to Canso and follow the directions above. From PEI take the Ferry from Wood Island to Nova Scotia then follow the 106 to the 104 and head east to Canso. The ferry from Newfoundland lands in Sydney on Cape Breton where you can follow the 105 into the park.
Out-There's Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
The park has hiking, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, sea kayaking, backpacking, mountain biking, canoeing and wilderness camping.

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Campground Name: Mira River

Park or Managed Land: Mira River Provincial Park
Region:
Cape Breton, Far Eastern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone: (902) 563-3370
Total Number of Sites: 140
Serviced Sites:
No
Swimming:
Yes
Flush Toilets:
Yes
Showers:
Yes
Phone Reservations: Yes, from May 1st.
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
The park is located a short distance from Sydney close to Louisbourg National Historic Site. From Sydney follow the 22 south then head east on Brickyard Road at Albert Bridge.
Province: Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
A good jump off point for visiting Syndney. The park has a boat launch and trailer dump station.

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Campground Name: Rissers Beach

Park or Managed Land: Rissers Beach Provincial Park
Region:
Lighthouse Route, Southwestern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 543-8167
Total Number of Sites:
90
Serviced Sites: No
Swimming:
Yes
Flush Toilets:
Showers:
Yes
Laundromat:
Nearby
Restaurant:
No
Phone Reservations: Yes, from May 1st.
Official Website: Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
Located about halfway between Yarmouth and Halifax on the Atlantic shore near Bridgewater. From the 103 then follow the 331 south to the park.
Province: Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
The park has a canteen and a marsh boardwalk.

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Campground Name: Salsman

Park or Managed Land: Salsman Provincial Park
Region:
Marine Drive, Southeastern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 533-3503
Total Number of Sites:
40
Serviced Sites:
No
Swimming:
Yes
Flush Toilets:
Yes
Showers:
Yes
Laundromat:
No
Restaurant:
No
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
From Antigonish head south on the 7 then cut over on the 276 to the 316 and head south about 25km from Goshen..
Out-There's Mont Tremblant Provincial Park
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
The park has a boat launch and a trailer dump.

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Campground Name: Saltsprings

Park or Managed Land: Saltsprings Provincial Park
Region:
Sunrise, Northeastern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 752-3181
Total Number of Sites:
65
Serviced Sites:
No
Swimming:
Flush Toilets:
No
Showers:
No
Phone Reservations:
Yes, from the May 1st.
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
The park is located between Truro and New Glascow. From the New Brunswick border follow the 104 to the park which is just about 17km from New Glascow.
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
The park has a trailer dump.

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Campground Name: Smileys

Park or Managed Land: Smileys Provincial Park
Region:
Glooscap, North Central
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 798-2016
Total Number of Sites:
100
Swimming:
Flush Toilets:
Yes
Showers:
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
From Halifax take the 101 to the 16 just south of Windsor. The park is about 7km from Brooklyn along the 16..
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
The park has walking trails and heated comfort stations.

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Campground Name: Thomas Raddall

Park or Managed Land: Thomas Raddall Provincial Park
Region:
Lighthouse Route, Southwestern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 662-3030
Total Number of Sites:
82 (13 walk in)
Swimming:
Yes
Flush Toilets:
Yes
Showers:
Yes
Laundromat:
No
Restaurant:
No
Phone Reservations:
Yes, from the 1st of May
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
Between Yarmouth and Halifax along the Atlantic shore, the park is located just south of the 103 between Shelburne and Liverpool.
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
One of Nova Scotia's best nature parks, with four bird sanctuaries in in the area. The park is also just across the bay from the Kejimkujik National Park Seaside Adjunct. Aside from the front country campsites there are 13 walk in sites. The park has a number of hiking trails as well as a bicycle trail. There is a dump station in the park.

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Campground Name: Valleyview

Park or Managed Land: Valleyview Provincial Park
Region:
Evangeline, Northwestern
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 584-2229
Total Number of Sites:
30
Swimming:
Flush Toilets:
Showers:
Phone Reservations:
Yes, from May 1st.
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
To the east of Annapolis Royal just off the 101 along the Fundy shore, the park is located about 3km north of Bridgeton.
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
The park overlooks the Annapolis Valley.

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Campground Name: Whycocomagh

Park or Managed Land: Whycocomagh Provincial Park
Region:
Cape Breton
Province:
Nova Scotia
Telephone:
(902) 756-2339
Total Number of Sites:
32
Swimming:
Flush Toilets:
No
Showers:
No
Phone Reservations:
From May 1st
Official Website:
Nova Scotia Provincial Parks
Access:
Along the shores of the Bras d'Or, the parks is located between the Canso Causeway and Sydney along the 105, just to the east of the village of the same name.
Province:
Out-There's Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Tourism
Note:
There is a trail to the top of 230m Salt Mountain which provides an excellent view of Bras d'Or Lake. The area has the largest concentration of Bald Eagles in northeastern North America. The park has lake access, a boat launch and a trailer dump station.

 

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