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Lockston Path Provincial Park

Lockston Path Provincial Park is located approximately 6 kilometres from Port Rexton on highway route 236. Comprising 773 hectares, this park was first opened to the public in 1966. Since then, the park has been upgraded to include a comfort station with modern washrooms, hot showers and laundry facilities. The park also has a sewage disposal station. This park with its sheltered campsites and freshwater beach provides a good base camp for visits to the nearby historic communities.

Please note this map is for illustrative purposes only. The park boundary may not be accurately portrayed.

Services

Camping

The park has 57 campsites with some nestled along a winding river. Each site has a picnic table, garbage can, fire place and space for your vehicle. A wheel chair accessible comfort station with laundry, shower facilities and dumping station is located near campsite 51. Twenty sites are open, June 2001, with water and electric services. Drinking water taps and pit-toilets are located conveniently throughout the park. Firewood is available at the check point for $5.00 a bundle.

Picnicking

Located close to the pond, the picnic or day-use area is equipped with a parking lot, picnic tables, garbage cans, containers for charcoal disposal, wheelchair accessible toilets and a water tap.

Swimming

Lockston Path Park has a large, sandy beach, located in the picnic area near the main entrance. Change houses and toilets are situated nearby.

Caution: The swimming area is unsupervised.

Water safety equipment is conspicuously located on the beach.

Boating

A boat launch provides access to the waters of Freshwater Pond. Fishing, motor boating, sailing, and canoeing is popular pastimes for park visitors.

Hiking

Hiking There is a 1.7 km trail which leads from the day use parking lot to a viewpoint overlooking the park. The hiker will pass through stands of fir, spruce, birch and many species of wildflowers such as bunchberry, twinflower, and labrador tea.

Group Camping

Lockston Path has a group camping section for organized groups. Reservations can be made by contacting the park at:

Reservations

Tel: (709)464-3553

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Natural History

Lockston Path falls within the Maritime Barrens Ecoregion with fir stands dominating the sheltered areas and heath vegetation common in more exposed areas. Located in the heart of the Bonavista Peninsula many species of animals found throughout the province are common here such as moose, beaver, black bear and mink. In nearby Bonavista Bay whales and porpoise inhabit the waters that are traditional fishing grounds. As part of iceberg alley the waters off the peninsula make for excellent viewing opportunites of these natural wonders.

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