Interim Camping Sites to Open on McNabs Island

first_imgTen designated campsites will be available for the public to use on McNabs Island beginning Friday, June 30. The temporary sites, which are near the Tea House, will be available by reservation, free of charge, until Oct. 9. In order to ensure public safety and minimize negative environmental impacts, the interim camping spots are being implemented while the province and concerned groups develop plans for a more formal camping area on the island in Halifax Harbour. Campfires and alcohol are prohibited on the island. Enforcement staff and police will patrol the island and take appropriate action if necessary. To further minimize impact on the area, parks personnel are emphasizing the, leave-no-trace concept, expecting users to remove all goods that they bring to a site. Campers who make reservations for the new sites are also being reminded that they are only booking a camping opportunity, not a specific site. Campsites at all provincial campgrounds are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers who wish to book a camping opportunity on McNabs must contact the Waverley office of the Department of Natural Resources, at 902-861-2560, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A map showing the location of the campsites will be available Thursday, June 29, on the provincial parks website at http://parks.gov.ns.ca .last_img

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