Water issues at many NS provincial parks as of June 2019

There seems to be a fairly high list of water issues affecting many parks across the province. A few of these would put a damper into your camping or beach plans.

The Islands Provincial Park

June 18, 2019

There is a boil water advisory in effect until further notice. Campers and park users should bring water to a rolling boil for at least one full minute before using for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene. We apologize for any inconvenience to park users. 

Cole Harbour - Lawrencetown Coastal Heritage Park System: Lawrencetown Beach

June 12, 2019

There is no running water available at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience to park users. 

Laurie Provincial Park

June 11, 2019

There is no hot water at Laurie Provincial Park until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience to park users. 

Fancy Lake Provincial Park

June 7, 2019

Due to construction the parking area is closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Long Lake Provincial Park

June 7, 2019

Nova Scotia Power is conducting transmission line maintenance work in Long Lake Park this summer. Off-road equipment will be used along the transmission line corridor. No major disruptions to public trail access are anticipated, but there may be periodic site-specific trail closures as equipment travels along the line. We ask the public to observe signage that will be posted during these times. Work is scheduled to begin June 17 and the majority will be completed over a two-week period by June 28. Any remaining weather-dependant work will be completed by the end of July.

Rissers Beach Provincial Park

May 28, 2019

Due to ongoing repairs, the day-use washroom facilities at Rissers Beach will be temporarily closed until further notice. 

https://parks.novascotia.ca/content/current-advisories

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  • Dominion Beach Provincial Park

    June 26, 2019

    The washroom facilities at Dominion Beach will be temporarily closed until further notice.  

  • Current list of advisories as of today


    Smileys Provincial Park

    July 15, 2019

    There is a boil water advisory in effect until further notice. Visitors should bring water to a rolling boil for at least one full minute before using for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene. We apologize for any inconvenience to park users.

    Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park

    July 12, 2019

    There is no running water available until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience to park users.

    Thomas Raddall Provincial Park

    July 11, 2019

    There is a boil water advisory in effect until further notice for the group campsites only. Visitors at the group camping sites should bring water to a rolling boil for at least one full minute before using for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene. We apologize for any inconvenience to park users. Water at the Comfort Station and taps throughout the camping loops (SItes 1 - 82) are safe. 

    Long Lake Provincial Park

    June 7, 2019

    Nova Scotia Power is conducting transmission line maintenance work in Long Lake Park this summer. Off-road equipment will be used along the transmission line corridor. No major disruptions to public trail access are anticipated, but there may be periodic site-specific trail closures as equipment travels along the line. We ask the public to observe signage that will be posted during these times. Work is scheduled to begin June 17 and the majority will be completed over a two-week period by June 28. Any remaining weather-dependant work will be completed by the end of July.

    MacCormacks Beach Provincial Park

    November 21, 2018

    Please be advised that a portion of the parking lot and adjacent boardwalk at MacCormacks Beach Provincial Park are temporarily closed while upgrades are being made to the boardwalk system.  

  • The Islands Provincial Park

    August 6, 2019

    There is a boil water advisory in effect until further notice. Visitors should bring water to a rolling boil for at least one full minute before using for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene. We apologize for any inconvenience to park users.

    Laurie Provincial Park

    August 1, 2019

    The water at Laurie Provincial Park is subject to a chemical advisory and is posted as not safe for drinking or cooking due to a small exceedance of the Maximum Allowable Concentration (MAC) for lead. We apologize for any inconvenience. Provincial camping parks water systems are operated and tested in accordance with Canadian Drinking Water Standards as regulated by Nova Scotia Environment. More information can be found on the NSE website https://novascotia.ca/nse/water/drinking.water.asp

    Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park

    August 1, 2019

    There is no running water available until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience to park users. Staff are working to address water issues and are hopeful to have it fixed for the upcoming Sand Castle Day. Staff are putting measures in place to re-route traffic to promote better traffic flow for upcoming Sand Castle Day. 

    Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park

    August 1, 2019

    Provincial staff will be on hand directing traffic this weekend to ensure all visitors can have a safe, enjoyable day ot the beach. Maintaining clear access to and from the beach for the public and emergency vehicles is a top priority. We thank the public for their cooperation while the department looks at long-term solutions to help provide more parking onsite. 

    Graves Island Provincial Park

    July 31, 2019

    Graves Island is experiencing issues with the water system. Staff are doing everything they can to address and maintain water supply to the loops and comfort station. We apologize for any inconvenience to park users.

    Trout Brook Provincial Park

    July 26, 2019

    NS Environment has issued a water advisory for Trout Brook Provincial Park due to a blue-green algae bloom in Lake Ainslie. People and pets are advised not to swim in, or drink the water until further notice. For more information on Blue-Green Algae please see the NSE website https://novascotia.ca/nse/environmental-health/blue-green-algae.asp

    Salsman Provincial Park

    July 26, 2019

    There is a boil water advisory in effect until further notice. Visitors should bring water to a rolling boil for at least one full minute before using for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene. We apologize for any inconvenience to park users.

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