12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Amherst Shore Provincial Park




255.2 Hectares


Outdoor Recreation


Designated; Operational

Location NS Atlas

17 W 1

Managed As

Supporting Park

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A popular camping park on the Northumberland Strait.

42 campsites, open for camping from June to October.

Protection Values

Located in an area with limited public lands. This park includes a relatively natural landbase that is home to one imperiled vascular plant species and one imperiled bird species.

Education Values

Local opportunity to interpret regional themes, including forest, tidal stream and geology.

Tourism Values

Regionally significant tourism opportunity on the Northumberland Shore, adjacent to a major provincial entry point.  Quality camping base for nearby day use and heritage parks.

Outdoor Recreation Values

Camping, front country hiking, beach access and warm-water swimming, close to other popular beaches.

Annual Visitation

3,265 Campers; day use unknown

Annual Revenue

2010: $50,354

Operating Cost

2010: $200,435

Other Site Considerations

Spruce Bark beetle damage may require ecological restoration program to remove dead and dying trees in areas of public use and to re-establish a more suitable forest cover.