12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Cloud Lake Wilderness Area


Annapolis, Kings


4894 ha


Wilderness Area



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Several additions to Cloud Lake Wilderness Area including a large forest and river tract along the Nictaux River

Ecological Values

Large intact habitat patch

Improves landscape representation of South Mountain Rolling Plain Natural Landscape

Povides habitat for several species of rare plants including provincially vulnerable eastern white cedar

Includes long stretch of upper Nictaux River

Many mature forest stands with red spruce, yellow birch, white pine, and hardwood

Outdoor Recreation Values

Encompasses the lower 8 km of the Nictaux River wilderness canoe route

Backcountry recreation opportunities enhanced with easy access from Route 10 and South Shore - Annapolis Valley Rail Trail

Connects Shell Camp Stream to upper reaches of LaHave River canoe route

Enhances wilderness setting of Frog Lake and Cloud Lake

Hiking, hunting, and fishing

Forestry Values

Mix of mature hardwood, mixedwood, and softwood

Contains a few scattered cutovers and some thinned softwood stands

Other Resource Values

Medium mineral potential

Low petroleum potential

Low wind potential


Exclusions and Vehicle Access

Access roads to Cloud Lake and Frog Lake excluded.

Additional Comments

Includes 3 campsite leases