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Graves Island Provincial Park Reviews
This was a very nice place to camp. Generous sized trailer spots, level and most with bay views. Skinny causeway out to the island. This is an historic spot, a family enclave in the past. There were m... more »
Flat loop around the outer perimeter of the island. Easy access, good for families, parking available, close to Chester, NS, Stay at Gray Gables Inn adjacent and do this easy hike. more »
Travelled Nova Scotia and stayed one night at this campground. Lovely place, surrounded by water, great walking trail, clean, quiet, great camping stalls and good showers. Friendly staff, very informa... more »
Nice place to camp. Stayed 1 night here in early August. The tent site we had was at the base of the hill (a ditch has been dug around it for protection) and didn't have much in the way of shade / privacy. However, it was a late booking for a 1 time stop, so it was adequate. The washrooms with running water were clean and well maintained. Staff at the gate and in the park were friendly and efficient. There is a nice walking trail along the outside with some nice views out over the water.
Provincially run campground, well maintained. Pleasant and accommodating staff. Dump station is near the exit, washrooms are decent but could do with an update. A dishwashing station is located just outside the washrooms. Full hook-up and unserviced sites available. Sites are fairly level. Not much tree cover though and privacy is above average. The campground has a nice trail leading to the water where you can see ducks swim and nice landscapes of the open water. About 45 minutes from Halifax and close to Peggy’s Cove.
This is a beautiful park. Love the gated security and the sites were large and spaced out. We had an ocean view. It was wonderful. Cheap Fire wood and the launch ramp was perfect for our paddle boards. Tons of walking trails. The down side - the washrooms (female) was gross and dirty. I used the trailer shower for the first time ever to avoid going into the park facilities. We would come back for sure!
Beautiful park and Campground. Very nice tent and RV sites with great views of the ocean. They allow fires in a pit. They sell firewood, and ice at the main gate. Immaculate grounds. Staff are very friendly. Bonnie was really helpful. We stayed at site 100 in a tent. Sites 100 and 101 are the nicest for camping in a tent, in our opinion.
Camping on an island surrounded by the ocean? Picturesque one and a half mile loop around the perimeter? Check, check. Even with a morning of rain, we enjoyed our two night stay at Graves. Took time to go into Lunenburg during the rain, and enjoyed the sunshine and night sky on the other times. Wish the fire pits were a bit more manageable, which was only complaint
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