12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Scrag Lake Wilderness Area


Annapolis, Lunenburg


1838 ha


Wilderness Area



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One of the last remaining intact forest tracts in the LaHave Drumlins Natural Landscape, straddling the Medway and LaHave River watershed divide

Ecological Values

Intact forest tract in heavily fragmented natural landscape

Improves representation of LaHave Drumlins Natural Landscape in protected areas network

Includes some of the few remaining drumlins in this region still containing native Acadian forests, including a drumlin in the northern end of the area that harbours a fine example of old sugar maple forest

Includes several stands with large and mature hemlock, sugar maple, and yellow birch

Outdoor Recreation Values

Good access and varied topography, lakes, and vistas offer a variety of wilderness recreation opportunities

Hunting, fishing and trapping

Forestry Values

Primarily mature softwood with some mature hardwood and mixedwood

New access road built into area in 2009 or 2010

Other Resource Values

Medium mineral potential

Low petroleum potential

Low wind potential


Exclusions and Vehicle Access

Access to Scrag Lake provided

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