2013 Season - May 17 - Oct. 14
Park Info:Overlooking Port Joli Harbour on Nova Scotia's South Shore, Thomas Radddall Provincial Park is a nature lovers' haven. The park is just across the harbour from Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct National Park, and there are four migratory seabird sanctuaries nearby.
With over 650 ha (1,600 acres) the park offers visitors a wide range of outdoor experiences, including hiking, camping, picnicing, sight seeing, or relaxing on the beach.
Facilities and Services
The park offers a large campground with a total of 82 sites (13 walk-in), picnic areas, and three unsupervised beaches. It also features both walk-in and drive-up camping sites, beautiful white sand beaches, and walking and cycling trails.
Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2013. See Reservations for details and conditions.
Walk in Tenting
Two walk in tenting areas are located app. 100 - 200 meters from designated parking areas and pit privies. Both sites are situated in a mixed wood semi-barren setting with equal walking distances to a central washroom facility.
Coastal Loop - tenting area overlooks a "Freshwater Fen" close to the camper beach (150m). It is accessed by a multi use trail.
Woodland Site - in tenting area offers a more enclosed or secluded feeling, it is situated on the coastal lowland area of the park but a little further inland.
Campsites are generally small in size; are tucked into the landscape to accentuate landscape features. Inland hiking trail opportunities are accessible from both areas. ( Click here to see larger version)
June 15, 2013
First annual Father's Day washer toss tournament. Teams of two, one adult and one child. Must pre-register the team by June 8th. Event taking place in the open area near the trail head building. Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources. To pre-register contact the park at (902) 683-2664 or email ThomasRaddallPark@gov.ns.ca. Rain date: Sunday, June 16 at 12 PM.
July 20, 2013
Queens County Archers return again this year with bows, arrows and decoys! Come take your best shot! Fun for the whole family! Also a free barbecue with hot dogs and refreshments! Meet at the trail head building. Dress for weather conditions and bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources. Contact the park at (902) 683-2664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 31, 2013
Join Wayne Mansfield for a peek into the night sky. Wayne has telescopes and all the equipment necessary to view the stars and planets. Always a popular event for campers and visitors alike, fun for the whole family. Meet at the visitor parking lot. Please note that regular camping fees apply. Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources. Contact the park at (902) 683-2664 or email email@example.com.
August 31, 2013
Free barbecue, lessons in archery at 12 PM in the open area near the trailhead building. Sand sculpture contest at Scotch Point beach (kids only), one sculpture per campsite. Timing of sculpture contest depends on low tide. Pre-registration is required for sand sculpture contest by August 24th. Please note that regular camping fees apply. Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources. Contact the park at (902) 683-2664 or email ThomasRaddallPark@gov.ns.ca.
October 12, 2013
Come out and celebrate closing weekend. Lessons in archery provided by Queens County Archers at 12 PM in the open area near the trailhead building. Pumpkin carving and campsite decoration contests will be judged at 6 PM. Don't forget to dress up and bring lots of treats for the little Trick or Treaters! Prizes will be awarded! Please note that regular camping fees apply. Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources. Contact the park at (902) 683-2664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liverpool (32 km)
• Hank Snow Country Music Centre
• Liverpool Historical Walking Tours
• Perkins House Museum
Shelburne (32 km)
• The Dory Shop Museum (40 km)
• Black Loyalists Heritage Society (45 km)
Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct (10 km)
Liverpool Golf & Country Club (17 km)
Summerville Beach Provincial Park
For more information on these and other attractions, please consult the NovaScotia.com or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.
Located 4 km (2 mi.) south of Highway 103, the Lighthouse Route, the park is 29 km (18 mi.) west of Liverpool and 41 km (26 mi.) east of Shelburne. Exit Highway 103 in Port Joli at the Port L'Herbert turn-off. Our civic address is: 529 Raddall Road Park, East Port l'Hebert.
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64°55' 10.90" W
43°50' 41.22" N