A popular camping and day-use park on Porters Lake, near metro Halifax-Dartmouth, offering walking trails, a boat launch and close proximity to coastal beaches.
80 campsites, open for camping from May to October.
A small land base that helps protect one invertebrate species that is listed as being vulnerable to extirpation or extinction.
Locally significant opportunity to interpret coastal landscape themes.
Regionally significant opportunity in Halifax Regional Municipality, adjacent to 100 series highway serving resident and travelers. Destination component to nearby coastal day use parks (Martinique Beach, Lawrencetown and Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Parks). Near Waverley-Salmon River-Long Lake, Clattenburgh Brook and Whites Lake wilderness areas.
Camping, walking, boat launch, fishing, cross country skiing
5577 campers; day-use unknown
Blueberry Run trail runs east of the park – separated by Porters Lake Park
In 2003 Hurricane Juan caused significant damage. Camping park was redeveloped and reopened in 2004. Very little over story remaining in the park other then a few scattered clumps.
The exotic invasive English Oak requires removal.