Card Lake Provincial Park


Record #: MDC0177
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2020
Last Full Update: 11 Aug 2020


Located In Sherwood
Where To Find Us
3895 Hwy 14
Sherwood, NS
Areas Served South Shore Region


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Phone 902-662-3030
Mailing Address c/o Department of Natural Resources - Parks and Recreation 
15 Arlington Place 
Truro, NS B2N 0G9

Description & Services

Take a drive down Windsor Road, here you will find small communities like Sherwood and Cannan.  
A little less than 20 kilometres north of Highway 103’s Exit 8 lies beautiful, remote Card Lake Park. A lovely park, hidden under a canopy of aged softwood trees at the edge of Card Lake, the getaway offers a small beach and provides the perfect chance for a quick dip in the cooling fresh water, or the perfect launch for a canoeing excursion. With 280 acres of public parkland, including extensive walking trails, a picnic area and ideal spots for fishing, Card Lake Park is a simply stunning place to spend a day and truly is one of Lunenburg County’s hidden, lesser-known natural jewels.  
Card Lake is a pretty body of water that's located on the "Old Windsor Road" (Highway 14) between Windsor and Chester. There's a day-use provincial park with a picnic area and small beach there where you can take a dip; or you can launch a canoe, kayak or other non-motorized boat and explore the lake. You can easily explore it in one day. There is no overnight camping allowed at this park. There's is a hiking trail near the boat launch that runs along the shore as well.  
Card Lake is the beginning of the Avon River watershed and it has a Nova Scotia Power Dam that's not being used anymore. Over the years, there's been talk of removing the dam – which could adversely impact 20 km of ecosystem – but so far, the dam remains intact and the water levels are kept constant.  
Card Lake is an easy to moderate paddle (depending on the winds) on a pretty lake surrounded by old growth trees that can be enjoyed for an hour or a day.  
The Card Lake Provincial Park is maintained by the Card Lake Park Conservation Group to contact them click here.

Special Information

Tags All Things Trails ; Campground ; Canoe/Kayak ; Fall Fun ; HALIFAX ; NS Trail Guide ; Park ; Provincial Park ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Summer Fun ; Swimming ; Trails
Categories - General Beaches ; Boat Launching Sites ; Canoeing ; Fishing ; Hiking Trails ; Kayaking ; Lakes and Ponds ; Picnic Grounds ; Provincial/Territorial Parks