Blomidon camping park DNR’s top priority for reopening in Kings

Kirk Starratt
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The Department of Natural Resources' top priority for park reopening in Kings is the camping park at Cape Blomidon.

Getting Blomidon Provincial Park reopened for camping is the Department of Natural Resources’ top priority in Kings County following post tropical storm Arthur.

Area manager Dana Orr said on July 10 that the camping park at Blomidon remains closed as they wait for power to be restored.

“Our first priority is to get the camping back,” Orr said. “Our best guess is this Sunday.”

The trail system at Blomidon remains closed as well, although the lower portion of the park including the picnic area and beach access is open to the public.

Orr said the department wants to be a “good neighbour” to the people living in the vicinity of the Cape Split trail parking lot, so they’ve unlocked the gate today, July 10. The trails remain closed but visitors can use the picnic tables and outhouse and have a place to turn their vehicles around. There has been an issue with trail users turning in residential driveways and parking along the road, blocking access.

Orr said day use parks at Lumsden Dam and Lake George are open but those in Clairmont and Coldbrook remain closed. Destabilized trees are posing a safety concern. Orr said once Blomidon is reopened to campers, department staff would turn their efforts to getting the day use parks open again.

Organizations: Department of Natural Resources

Geographic location: Kings, Blomidon Provincial Park, Lake George Clairmont

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