12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Salt Springs Provincial Park




28.87 Ha




Designated; Operational

Location N.S. Atlas:

30 W5

Managed As

Supporting Park

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Attractive picnic park along the West River

Protection Values

Cemetery within park

Education Values

Locally significant opportunity to interpret river habitat and cemetery/local history

Tourism Values

Stopover opportunity adjacent to 100 series highway

Outdoor Recreation Values

Hiking trail, picnicking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing

Annual Visitation

Moderate use…# unknown

Operating Cost


Other Site Considerations

Mature Spruce. Ecological restoration program to remove dead and dying trees in areas of public use is underway. Will result in new forest openings in the park to re-establish a more suitable forest cover.

Periodic flooding caused during high water events.

Camping was removed from park several years ago and associated infrastructure decommissioned