Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Protected Areas


Chase Lake Wilderness Area

Chase Lake Wilderness Area protects a patch of older forest, west of Oxford and near Chase Lake.

Forest cover consists of late and early-successional hardwoods, red spruce, and balsam fir. This biologically rich and productive area supports several species of orchid and a nesting colony of great blue herons.

This wilderness area is within a natural region known as Chignecto Ridged Plain Natural Landscape. It contributes to representation of this natural landscape within the provincial protected areas network.

A forest access road which is part of the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) passes through the area, from east to west. This road is not within the wilderness area and is open to ongoing vehicle use. Several other forest access roads along the edge of the wilderness area also provide opportunities for public access.

There are currently no managed trails within this wilderness area.