12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Lake Charlotte Provincial Park*




917.71 Ha





Location N.S. Atlas:

60  V 4 and V 5

Managed As

Supporting Park

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Large property on the Eastern Shore with frontage on several lakes and containing important conservation values and outdoor recreation opportunities. Proposed expansion of boundary will enhance the property’s protection and recreation values 

Protection Values

Includes old red spruce and tolerant hardwoods.  Wetlands and extensive freshwater shoreline on several lakes.  Lake islands.  Connections to a large contiguous block of Crown land.  Property was acquired as part of a commitment by the Province in the mid-1970s to establish the Eastern Shore Seaside Park System.  Identified by Nova Scotia Department of Environment as part of lands (Patch # 205) that could contribute to the Province’s goal of protecting 12% of the land base by 2015.

Education Values

Possible historic and archeological site for Mi’kmaq; trade route and settlements

Tourism Values

Potential for outdoor recreation opportunities

Outdoor Recreation Values

Backcountry hiking and camping, carry-in and boat launch potential, winter recreation

Annual Visitation


Other Site Considerations

Private land inholdings