Whidden Park Campground & Cottages hopes your stay is an enjoyable one. To help ensure that your experience is pleasant, we’ve put in place the following rules for all guests to abide by. Security Officers will be on duty most of the season to ensure these rules are followed, and we ask for your cooperation in our efforts to provide the most pleasant atmosphere possible.

Quiet Time – 10:30 PM

The quiet time policy is in place to be fair to all guests and is strictly enforced. Noise after this time must not leave the campsite or cottage unit. Vehicles should only be used for emergency purposes as motor noise can disturb sleeping guests. Any disregard of this Park policy could result in immediate expulsion.

Visitor Rules

Park guests are permitted to have visitors, under the following restrictions:

  • All visitors must leave the Park by 9:30.
  • Upon arrival, all visitors must register at the main office.
  • Guests are responsible for their visitors’ actions. Guests may face expulsion based solely on their visitors’ actions.
  • Campground facilities, including the swimming pools, are off limits to visitors unless day passes are purchased.

Parking Policy – One vehicle per site

This rule is for the safety of all guests. As a family campground, many of Whidden Park’s guests are children. To reduce the risk of vehicle-related accidents, Whidden Park has a strict policy of one vehicle per site. Visitor vehicles are not permitted in the main campground.

Vehicle Speed Limit – 10KM/HR

For safety reasons, the speed limit while in the campground is 10 kilometers per hour.

Child Safety:

Parents are responsible for the safety of their children at all times while in the Park. Biking/rollerblading/etc. after dark is dangerous and therefore not permitted – this policy is strictly enforced.

Proper Conduct

Guests are expected to conduct themselves in a family-friendly manner; profane language and actions will not be tolerated, nor will threats or acts of violence.

Campfire Policy

Use only firepits/stoves where provided. Please do not burn garbage as it creates odours and pollution. Campfires must be out by 11:30PM.

Alcohol, Tobacco, & Cannabis

Use of alcoholic beverages must be confined to the user’s site. This is in accordance with Nova Scotia law. It is illegal for anyone under the age of 19 to consume alcohol in the province of Nova Scotia.

Smoking and vaping of tobacco/cannabis is prohibited at the pools, inside Cottages and in all other Park buildings.

Please be considerate of other guests when smoking or vaping nicotine or cannabis – take appropriate steps to avoid offending others with odours and fumes. If you choose to consume cannabis, we expect you to be discrete.

Pets Policy

Pets must be kept on a leash and must not be left unattended. Guests are responsible for the clean up and noise control of their pets.

Pool Rules

Children under 12 must have adult supervision while at the pool. Pool supervisors are not lifeguards – swim at your own risk. A list of pool rules is posted at both pools and these rules must be followed.

COVID-19: Campground Rules

Based on orders and recommendations from NS Public Health and our industry associations, Whidden Park has put in place the following rules in order to mitigate the threat of Coronavirus entering the campground.

Guest compliance with these rules is absolutely necessary for the campground to operate in a safe manner this summer – anyone found to not be following the rules will be told to leave. In such event, no refunds will be given for time remaining. We will not tolerate risks to the health of our guests and staff – unsafe behaviour also puts us all at risk for fines and could result in the campground being shutdown.

Please note that these rules do not preclude any orders by the provincial or federal government and are likely to change as the summer progresses. We will find ways to communicate changes as they happen but our Facebook page,, will continue to be the source for the most up to date information about the campground.

We understand that these rules are stricter than usual summers but we need your cooperation if we’re to remain open at all. Hopefully things will continue to ease as the summer goes on and we can relax some of these rules. For now, we all need to do our part to keep each other safe.


Keep 2m (6ft) apart from anyone not in your group.


Your fire must be at least 9m (30ft) away from neighbouring fires.

No Visitors

Only registered campers are allowed in the campground.


Keep group sizes to 10 or fewer when gathering.

Staying Healthy

Wash or sanitize hands often:

  • Before eating or cooking.
  • After touching pets.
  • After handling waste or dirty laundry.
  • After using the bathroom.
  • Whenever your hands look dirty.

When coughing/sneezing:

  • Cover with a tissue. Throw the tissue in the trash right away and wash your hands or use disinfectant.
  • If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not your hand.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Wash hands first if you need to touch your face.

Visit for more information and up to date advice on how to stay safe.

Whidden Park reserves the right to evict, without prior notice, anyone who, in its own judgement, creates a disturbance, is intentionally a nuisance, or deliberately breaks any of the above rules. No refunds will be given in such event.