More campsites are coming to Cumberland Lake Park Campground.
The Village of Cumberland said in a press release that six new walk-in tent pads and two new common areas – complete with fire rings, picnic tables, and a metal food cache – will be built at Cumberland Lake Park Campground in the coming days.
“Increasing the number of guests at the campground will also support local businesses that currently operate at the lake site, as well as other retail and food service businesses,” the village said in its release.
The new physically-distanced campsites will address the closure of a number of Cumberland Lake Park campground sites and will be built using grant money Cumberland recently received from Island Coastal Economic Trust’s Small Capital Restart Funding Stream program.
“This type of pilot project will help diversify and expand camping opportunities by increasing alternative revenue streams, while encouraging low-impact camping and travel methods,” says ICET Board Chair Josie Osborne. “On a larger scale, adding accommodation in Cumberland is key to ensuring the village fully captures the additional benefits that overnight visitors can generate for the local economy.”
An investment from Cumberland Lake Wilderness Society will also be used to help build the new sites.
Cumberland Lake Park Campground is located about five kilometres west of the Village of Cumberland.