Southwest Nova Scotia water shortage: water access at provincial parks

Residents experiencing drought conditions can get water at provincial parks in the southwest region.

Some parks require you to contact them before you arrive to use their facilities.

You need to follow public health guidelines at all parks, including wearing a mask, keeping a safe distance from park employees and others, and not using the facilities if you’re experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have travelled outside the Atlantic bubble in the last 14 days.

These parks will remain open to the public until further notice.

Lunenburg County

Graves Island Provincial Park
230 Graves Island Road, East Chester

Call the park in advance at 902-275-4425.

The comfort station is open between 1:30 and 3:30 pm daily for public access to showers, toilets and drinking water.

Facilities will be closed to campers during the public access period and reopened for campers after cleaning.

Rissers Beach Provincial Park
5366 Hwy 331, Crescent Beach

The day-use area will be available between 10 am and 8 pm for public access to showers, toilets and drinking water.

Queens County

Thomas Raddall Provincial Park
529 Raddall Park Road, Port Joli

Call the park in advance at 902-683-2664

The comfort station is open between 1:30 and 3:30 pm daily for public access to showers, toilets and drinking water.

Facilities will be closed to campers during the public access period and reopened for campers after cleaning.

Shelburne County

The Islands Provincial Park
183 Islands Park Road, Shelburne

Call the park in advance at 902-875-2501.

The comfort station is open between 1:30 and 3:30 pm daily for public access to showers, toilets and drinking water.

Facilities will be closed to campers during the public access period and reopened for campers after cleaning.

Sand Hill Beach Provincial Park
28 Sand Hills Beach Park Road, Villagedale

The day-use area is open for non-potable water fill-ups only (not drinking water).

Yarmouth County

Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
1888 Mood Road, Deerfield

Call the park in advance at 902-761-2400.

The comfort station is open between 1:30 and 3:30 pm daily for public access to showers, toilets and non-potable water fill-ups (not drinking water).

Facilities will be closed to campers during the public access period and re-opened for campers once cleaned.

Glenwood Provincial Park
5570 Highway 3, Lower Argyle

The day-use area is open for non-potable water fill-ups only (not drinking water).