Long acting as a stopover for travellers on the south shore, with a breathtaking lake view and an intimate surrounding, The Islands Provincial Park is the perfect motel substitute, offering visitors a maritime experience with nature.
Bounded by Shelburne Harbour, this small campground is a restful spot to take a break for travelers. Located just across the historic town of Shelburne, the towns many museums, festivals and other attractions bring thousands of visitors to the park annually.
The lake is a great fishing and swimming spot, with a boat launch also available by the lake. The 63-site campground offers rest and peace to visitors of Shelburne and the scenic, peaceful surroundings of this campground makes it a brilliant destination for campers.
The Island Provincial Park can be accessed about 1km (0.6 miles) west of Shelburne. The campground is pretty small, so it's a short drive or hike from the gate to the campsites or lake area.
Cars and RVs will need a permit to enter the Park and are to park and drive in designated areas only.
The campground at the Island Provincial Park has 63 wooded sites available for overnight camping, with no hookups. The sites are pet friendly although pets are required to be on leashes at all times.
Amenities at the ground include flush toilets, bath house, dish washing stations grills, and picnic shelters, with ice and wood also provided. WiFi is also available at the administrative building. A medical facility and restaurant are both within 10km (6.2 miles) of the campground.
For families at The Island Provincial Park, picnicking is a nice way to spend a few off season hours away from the water. The climate during off season might make it hard to swim or the tide might make fishing difficult, so a picnic by the lake is the perfect answer.
The lake at the campground is a brilliant and popular spot for anglers of Shelburne. People come to the Park to catch a wide variety of fish like trout, bass, salmon etc. Fishing licenses are required at Shelburne; there is also a fish cleaning station near the campground.
There are lots of interesting places to see at Shelburne, especially for first-time visitors. Visitors with an interest in history can go to anyone of the following places : Museum and Roseway River Trail (Shelburne), Black Loyalist Heritage, Heritage Centre (Birchtown) and Woolen Mill Museum (Barrington).
The tide may often be high, but swimming is still popular at The Islands as the lake waters are often irresistible to visitors of the park. There are no life guards at the lake and visitors are required to be self sufficient, so swimming and other water sports are at your own risk.
Kayaks are allowed on the lake. They can be rented at the boat rental close to the lake too. Kayaks are often used by anglers when they want to catch bigger fish and have to go further up the lake, and other boats are also sometimes used for this purpose .
The small lake at the campground is often used for boating by visitors. There is a boat launch at the lake and the calm lake waters often make for a good boat ride. Boats are available for rent at the park, so get out on the water and see the park from a whole new perspective.