Porters Lake

2015 Season - May 15 – Oct 12

Park Info: Only minutes from metropolitan Halifax/Dartmouth, Porters LakePorters Lake Provincial Park is the perfect escape from the urban rush, yet the park is close enough for day trips to visit the many attractions found in the metro area. The quiet lakeside setting offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities including camping, boating, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, and swimming.

Facilities and Services
Porters Lake has 80 campsites, a picnic area, boat launch and trailer dump station. The small unsupervised beach is ideal for family fun.

Although there are no electrical hookups on the loop sites water and vault toilets are conveniently located throughout the campground. Electrical hook-ups are available 10 RV pull through sites. Accessible flush toilets and showers are available.

WiFi is available at the registration kiosk and surrounding area.

See our Registration Flyer (PDF) for details and conditions.

Nearby Attractions

Porters Lake (5 km)
  • Old Hall Wilderness Heritage Centre

Musquodoboit Harbour (21 km)
  • Musquodoboit Railway Museum

Shearwater/Eastern Passage (32 km)
  • Fisherman's Cove
  • Shearwater Aviation Museum


Jeddore Oyster Pond (33 km)
  • Fisherman's Life Museum

Rainbow Haven Beach Provincial Park

Martinique Beach Provincial Park

Cole Harbour/Lawrencetown Coastal Hertiage Park System

For more information on these and other attractions, please consult the NovaScotia.com or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

How to Find Us

Just 23 kilometers east of Dartmouth, the park is 4.4 km (2.7 mi.) south of Exit 19 from Highway 107, on the West Porters Lake Rd. Our civic address is: 1160 West Porters Lake Road, West Porters Lake, HRM.

Porters Lake

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GPS Coordinates

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63°18' 32.01" W

44°41' 27.98" N


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