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, unsupervised beach, and a trailer dump station. Most sites are surrounded by shrubs and bushes making them quite private. List of more open sites below.

Electrical/water hook-ups available in 10 RV pull-through sites in Loop A. Water and vault toilets are located throughout the campground. Accessible comfort station is situated in Loop B.
Distance to Comfort Station
Loop A Sites – approx. 500-700 m
Loop B Sites – within 500 m
Loop C Sites – 1km +

Largest Sites: 18, 21, 22, 29, and 30. Site 40 is small; suitable for tent only.
Walk-in Sites: reached by well-groomed walking paths, 50 mm or less, except 56, 69, 70, 80 which have slightly longer paths. Sites 46, 48 and 49 excellent for kayakers; short trails to lake.
Most Open Sites: 11, 12, 27, 28, 31, 32, 41, 42, 46, 47, 48, 69 and 70.

Check Out/In is at 1:00pm.

Fees: See Seasons and Fees page.
Showers are free; for use of campers only.
Dump station is free for campers; $6.55 for others.
One vehicle per campsite; $8.30/day for additional. Free parking at lot near gatehouse.
Wood/Ice for sale 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm daily.
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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