9 Excellent
     
Chester, Nova Scotia

Graves Island Provincial Park

Chester, Nova Scotia


230 Graves Island Rd
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 78
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.559851970287
Longitude: -64.206711159112
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Rogers, Telus, Bell Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Rogers,Telus,Bell
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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Review Details

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12 Reviews

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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty park on small island with trees and gorgeous views of surrounding bay. Easy and friendly check-in. Long, level site with easily accessible utilities. No sewer but convenient two island dump station. Short, narrow road into the park and single lane bridge, but very little traffic so easy to navigate even for large class A. Centrally located for short trips to Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove and Halifax. We camped at Graves Island Provincial Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice stay with power and water hookups. Lots of room between sites and a great view of ocean. The park also has walking trails, picnic area, swimming area and boat launch. The campground has water outlets and a trailer dump station. We camped at Graves Island Provincial Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The campground is an excellent base for outdoor adventures including ocean kayaking and biking along the South Shore as well as day tripping to the area's many attractions.

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Review Count: 262
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 53

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a gem of a Provincial park, and is very well maintained and thoughtfully laid out. The interior road is gravel as was our very spacious level back in site, and big rig access was good. Very quiet with lots of privacy, shade trees, grass, fire pit and picnic table, plenty of space for our towed too. The view from our site was spectacular, water views in every direction. Bathrooms were modern clean and spacious, no laundry There is a security gate 24/7 which was very reassuring, and you are given your own pass card. Very pet friendly and lots of trails to walk your pet, on a leash of course. We could not get any WiFi but cell was okay. Chester is a wonderful town, with food stores, great restaurants and very unique shops, lots to see and do in this area. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Graves Island Provincial Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for two periods of 3 nights, two adults and a Golden Retriever. This is a lovely Provincial campground and, unlike many of the others, the loop with water and electricity is not just an open field with the sites lined up resembling a car park. No, here the area has been planned and the sites are well spaced, angled for privacy, level and graveled. The unserviced loops are also attractive. Many have lovely views of the beautiful Mahone Bay and Islands. You pay a refundable $3 for a pass card to lift the barrier and so do not get the annoying drive bys of non campers. The bathroom block is not large but we do not use it so cannot really comment. WiFi only available at the office. There is a well defined and surfaced trail all around the island and picnic places with sea access. We love this park and it is our 'go to' place often throughout the summer! We camped at Graves Island Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The pretty town of Chester is only 5 mins drive away.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 5 nights in Aug. 2011. We loved the campground. We stayed in site 628 so we had a water view. It was a tight fit to get the trailer in. It was a little rowdy on the weekend with tent folks in the row in front of us but the security was great in quieting them down. The washrooms were kept really clean the whole time we were there. Be prepared, the place was packed on the weekend. It was overall a quiet place for the number of people there. We camped at Graves Island Provincial Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice location. Try to get a site on top of the hill with ocean view. The crew was making the park ready for the weekend, so there was a lot of noise for 2 hours from lawnmowers. Has a helpful staff. We camped at Graves Island Provincial Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped in site 69 which is one of the few wooded sites: you have 4 crab apple trees from which to tent. The singage is hard to find, and you are behind 2 other site, but the privacy is nice. Not really room for RV or trailer, but for tenting and hammock camping, this is a nice spot. A bit of a walk to the comfort station (flush), but a few pots nearby. We camped at Graves Island Provincial Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

A great location to take a family or have a quiet private night. There is great staff, and great sites. We would camp here anytime of year as it is truly fabulous. We camped at Graves Island Provincial Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed on site #32. Can't believe how much space there is on each site. The extra space between sites is appreciated considering the lack of tree cover. The Alcohol Ban is in effect, but not an issue. The campground is quiet, deathly quiet at night. If you are looking for a nice quiet park, this is the place. Dogs & kids have lots of green space to play at the front of the park. The park is undergoing a forest regeneration project, so they cut down many of the dead spruce trees and is replacing them with a traditional Acadian Forest mix. However, the cleared areas provides great views of coastline. The park is also planning some major upgrades in the next few years. Facilities are top notch, the showers were HOT and clean. The online reservation is painless and check-in takes 2 minutes. This park will be a top destination in a few years once all the projects are completed. We camped at Graves Island Provincial Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Park Management who are on site during the week are very friendly. Staff on the weekend are a little younger so in the morning, a little grumpy - however overall staff experience was above average. We had site #34 and for an open site, was very wide, other campers were not on top of us. During May-July 2, no alcohol is permitted and is enforced by armed conservation officers. This provided us with a very quiet stay. Facilities were clean and enjoyed the walking trail around the island. Short drive to Chester. One of our favorite spots. Online reservation system is in place. We camped at Graves Island Provincial Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2006 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful spot . Large grassy sites as well as smaller shaded tenting areas. Very quiet, clean and well maintained . Host camper on site . Wood available at $3.50 Cdn per bundle. Water taps available to top off tanks or for general use ( not site specific.) Dump station available. Beautiful views and nice atmospheres. We camped at Graves Island Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2006 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Only complaint is the staff . For Provincial Park they were very unfriendly and spent more time sitting in their own trailer then at the sites . Did keep garbage locked up however ran out of available firewood on a Friday night . Dis not seem concerned. Site has a campground host who is available and were friendly. Great local spots for drives and excursions. Lots of local beauty sites. We camped at Graves Island Provincial Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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