Porters Lake Provincial Park

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Porters Lake Provincial Park is our very favourite dog-friendly campground. Here is why we love it.

First of all, it’s close to the City. It take only about 30 minutes to drive there from our house. Second, it’s beautiful. Many campgrounds have the lake or ocean nearby. With this campground, Porters Lake is right there. A large number of sites have direct lake access. And almost all of the sites are incredibly private and well-spaced. So while you won’t find many “bells and whistles” at Porters Lake Provincial Park, you will find your own little piece of dog-friendly heaven… even if it’s just for the night.

For more information on Porters Lake Provincial Park, including our list of favourite campsites, and some other tips for camping at this park, check out the blog post.


From Halifax, take the MacKay bridge which turns into the Circumferential Highway (Hwy 111), then take exit 6B to Main Street. Continue straight on Main Street, which turns into NS 107 E, for 19.6 km, then take exit 19.  Turn right onto West Porters Lake Road, and continue for 3.9 km.  Porters Lake Provincial Park will be on your left.

You can also check out the map.