List of Newfoundland and Labrador parks


List of Newfoundland and Labrador parks

List of national and provincial parks in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

National parks

* Gros Morne National Park
* Terra Nova National Park
* Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve

Provincial parks

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Environment and Conservation Department, Parks and Natural Areas Division maintains a number of full-use, day use and natural scenic attraction parks, as well as a set of Provincial Park Reserves in both the island and mainland portions of the province.

Provincial Parks

The 14 provincial parks provide a variety of day use and camping facilities.

* Barachois Pond Provincial Park - St. George's
* Blow Me Down Provincial Park - Lark Harbour
* Butter Pot Provincial Park - St. John's
* Chance Cove Provincial Park - Renews
* J.T. Cheeseman Provincial Park - Port aux Basques
* Dildo Run Provincial Park - Virgin Arm
* Frenchman's Cove Provincial Park - Frenchman's Cove
* La Manche Provincial Park - St. John's
* Lockston Path Provincial Park - Port Rexton
* Notre Dame Provincial Park - Lewisporte
* Pinware River Provincial Park - Labrador South
* Pistolet Bay Provincial Park - Raleigh
* Sandbanks Provincial Park - Burgeo
* Sir Richard Squires Memorial Provincial Park - Deer Lake

Natural and Scenic Attractions

* The Arches Provincial Park - Rocky Harbour
* Cataracts Provincial Park - Colinet
* Codroy Valley Provincial Park - Channel-Port aux Basques
* Deadman's Bay Provincial Park - Lumsden
* Dungeon Provincial Park - Bonavista
* Gooseberry Cove Provincial Park - Placentia

T'Railway

The T'Railway Provincial Park follows the abandoned Newfoundland Railway line from St. John's to Channel-Port aux Basques.

Provincial Park Reserves

The provincial park reserves protect significant natural features or landscapes, and provide no day use or camping facilities. Many of these parks are the remaining landmass of former provincial parks privatized in 1995 or 1997, excluding campground space leased or sold to private operators or closed. [cite web|url=http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/parks/parks/p_reserves/index.html|title=Provincial Park Reserves|publisher=Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation (Parks and Natural Areas Division)|accessdate=2007-06-05]

* Bellevue Beach Provincial Park Reserve - Bellevue
* Duley Lake Provincial Park Reserve - Labrador City
* Fitzgeralds Pond Provincial Park Reserve - Dunville
* Flatwater Pond Provincial Park Reserve - Baie Verte
* Grand Codroy Provincial Park Reserve - Doyles
* Grand Lake Provincial Park Reserve - Goose Bay
* Jack's Pond Provincial Park Reserve - Arnold's Cove
* Jipujijkuek Kuespem Provincial Park Reserve - Morrisville
* Jonathan's Pond Provincial Park Reserve - Gander
* Marine Drive Provincial Park Reserve - Pouch Cove
* Windmill Bight Provincial Park Reserve - Lumsden

Wilderness and Ecological Reserves

These provincial reserves are intended to protect wilderness areas and wildlife habitat. They were created under the terms of the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Act (WER Act) of 1980. With the exception of Burnt Cape, Cape St. Mary's, Mistaken Point and Witless Bay, these areas contain few facilities and provide limited access to the public. [cite web|url=http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/parks/wer/|title=Wilderness and Ecological Reserves|publisher=Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation (Parks and Natural Areas Division)|accessdate=2007-08-10]

* Avalon Wilderness Reserve
* Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve
* Bay du Nord Wilderness Reserve
* Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve
* Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve
* Fortune Head Ecological Reserve
* Funk Island Ecological Reserve
* Gannet Islands Ecological Reserve
* Hare Bay Islands Ecological Reserve
* Hawke Hill Ecological Reserve
* King George IV Ecological Reserve
* Little Grand Lake Provisional Ecological Reserve
* Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve
* Redfir Lake - Kapitagas Channel Ecological Reserve
* Table Point Ecological Reserve
* Watts Point Ecological Reserve
* West Brook Ecological Reserve
* Witless Bay Ecological Reserve

Privatization

Between 1995 and 1997, due to rising debt, the provincial government embarked on a program to reduce expenses in the Parks and Recreation system by privatizing a number of Provincial Parks and Natural and Scenic Attractions. This policy was controversial and was still being referenced negatively in debates in the Provincial House of Assembly as late as 2004 [cite web|url=http://www.hoa.gov.nl.ca/hoa/business/04-04-27.htm|title=April 27, 2004 HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PROCEEDINGS Vol. XLV No. 2|publisher=Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (Hansard)|date=2004-04-27|accessdate=2007-10-20] .

The privatization initiative was intended to retain the level of parks and recreational areas available to residents of and tourists in the province, while reducing the expense to the provincial government. It is unclear how successful this was, as at least of some of the privatized properties were no longer operating as of 2001 [cite web|url=http://www.hoa.gov.nl.ca/hoa/business/hansard/44th,%203rd/01-04-30.htm|title=April 30, 2001 HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PROCEEDINGS Vol. XLIV No. 17|publisher=Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (Hansard)|date=2001-04-30|accessdate=2007-10-20] .

Parks Privatized or Closed (1997)

These parks and natural scenic attractions were privatized or closed in a second privatization initiative in 1997. [cite web|url=http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/1997/tcr/0227n02.htm|title=Parks Properties Offering Business Opportunities in Rural Newfoundland|publisher=Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (Tourism, Culture and Recreation)|date=1997-02-27|accessdate=2007-06-05]

Provincial Parks:
* Backside Pond Provincial Park - Trinity Bay
* Beothuck Provincial Park - Grand Falls-Windsor
* Catamaran Provincial Park - Badger
* David Smallwood Provincial Park - Gambo
* Gushues Pond Provincial Park - Conception Bay
* Indian River Provincial Park - Springdale
* Northern Bay Sands - Northern Bay, Conception Bay
* Piccadilly Head Provincial Park - Port au Port
* River of Ponds Provincial Park - River of Ponds
* Sop's Arm Provincial Park - White Bay
* Square Pond Provincial Park - Gambo

Natural and Scenic Attractions:
* Eastport North - Glovertown
* Middle Cove - St. John's
* Pearson's Peak - Grand Falls-Windsor
* Point au Mal - Stephenville
* Point la Haye - Trepassey
* Salmon Cove Sands - Salmon Cove, Conception Bay
* Topsail Beach - St. John's

Parks Privatized or Closed (1995)

These 29 parks were apparently privatized or closed in an initial privatization initiative in 1995. Fact|date=October 2007

Provincial Parks:
* Blue Ponds Provincial Park - Corner Brook
* Cochrane Pond Provincial Park - Manuels
* Crabbes River Provincial Park - Stephenville Crossing
* Freshwater Pond Provincial Park - Marystown
* Holyrood Pond Provincial Park - St. Marys Bay
* Jipujijkuek Kuespem Provincial Park (formerly Little River Provincial Park) - Morrisville
* Mary March Provincial Park - Buchans
* Mummichog Provincial Park - Channel-Port aux Basques
* Pipers Hole River Provincial Park - Swift Current

Natural and Scenic Attractions and Outdoor Recreation Parks:
* Aspen Brook Provincial Park - Grand Falls-Windsor
* Black Bank Provincial Park - Stephenville
* Bottle Cove Provincial Park - Corner Brook
* Dog Bay Pond Provincial Park - Summerford
* Father Duffy's Well Provincial Park - Salmonier
* Glenwood Provincial Park - Gander
* French Islands Provincial Park - Burin
* Indian Cove Neck Provincial Park - Lewisporte
* Jiggin' Head Provincial Park - Summerville
* Maberly Provincial Park - Bonavista
* Northeast Arm Provincial Park - Glovertown
* Otter Bay Provincial Park - Channel-Port aux Basques
* Pasadena Beach Provincial Park - Pasadena
* Pearson's Peak Provincial Park - Grand Falls-Windsor
* Rattle Falls Provincial Park - Summerville
* Smith Sound Provincial Park - Clarenville
* South West Pond Provincial Park - Salmonier
* Stag Lake Provincial Park - Corner Brook
* Thorburn Lake Provincial Park - Clarenville
* Three Mile Lake Provincial Park - Port au Choix

References

ee also


*List of Canadian provincial parks
*List of National Parks of Canada

External links

*Government of Newfoundand and Labrador - [http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/parks/ Parks & Natural Areas Division]


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