News Release Archive

Natural Resources Minister Eleanor Norrie has announced that
provincially operated parks, including some with campgrounds,
will open for the 1997 season tomorrow, May 16.

"There are some 120 parks, including 21 with campgrounds, in the
provincial system," said Mrs. Norrie. "They are nature's resorts
and I encourage all Nova Scotians to use and enjoy them often
throughout the 1997 season."

Seven campgrounds operated by the Department of Natural Resources
will open tomorrow: Mira River Park in Cape Breton Co.; Salsman
Park in Guysborough Co.; Dollar Lake Park in Halifax Co.; Graves
Island and Little Rissers Beach parks in Lunenburg Co.;
Saltsprings Park in Pictou Co., and The Islands Park in Shelburne

All other campgrounds in the system will open June 13, with the
exception of North Rissers in Lunenburg Co. and Thomas Raddall in
Queens Co., which will open June 27.

Campers are advised to check with local Natural Resources offices
to confirm dates and hours of campground operations in specific
parks. The day-use portion of camping parks will open and close
on the same dates as the campground.

The Campground Host Program is being offered again this year at
Blomidon Park in the Annapolis Valley and Amherst Shore Park in
Cumberland Co. It has been expanded to include Graves Island Park
in East Chester, Valleyview Park in Middleton, Mira River Park
near Sydney, Battery Park in St. Peter's, Porters Lake Park
outside Dartmouth, and The Islands Park in Shelburne. For more
information on this program, contact 902-424-4321.


Contact: Blain Henshaw or Susan Mader Zinck
         Department of Natural Resources

trp                     May 15, 1997 - 5:15 p.m.