Graves Island Provincial Park


230 Graves Island Road, East Chester, South Shore



Joined to the mainland by a short causeway, Graves Island Provincial Park is typical of the many small islands found along Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast. The park offers a 3-km (1.9-mi.) coastal walking trail overlooking the picturesque Mahone Bay, as well as a spacious picnic area. This quiet oceanside campground has long been a popular vacation spot for Nova Scotians and visitors alike. The park is an excellent location for outdoor adventures including sea kayaking and biking along the South Shore, as well as day-tripping to the area's many attractions.

Town of Lunenburg (a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as home to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic); Ross Farm Museum (New Ross); DesBrisay Museum (Bridgewater); Hubbards Provincial Park, Queensland Beach Provincial Park and Cleveland Beach Provincial Park.

Campground accommodations include:
95 open and wooded overnight sites (33 W/E serviced, 62 unserviced). Walk-in sites available.  

Park amenities include:
Flush toilets, showers, disposal station, fire grills, boat launch, trailhead building, dishwashing station, wood, and ice. Wireless Internet access available at the administration building. This is a Campground Host park. Leashed pets permitted.

Detailed Information
Outdoor activities: Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking
Directions: Hwy 103, Exit 7 or 8 to Rte 3; 3 km (2 mi) east of Chester, 5 km west of Exit 7.

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Facilities / Services

Wheelchair accessible

Detailed Information

Activities: Birding & wildlife, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking
Directions: Rte 3, 5 km (3 mi) south of Hwy 103, Exit 7 west.