Barachois Pond Provincial Park
|Barachois Pond Provincial Park|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
|Nearest city||Stephenville, St. George's|
|Area||35 km2 (14 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Newfoundland and Labrador Government - Parks & Natural Areas Division|
Barachois Pond Provincial Park is a large and popular Provincial Park in the southwest of the island of Newfoundland. The park covers an area of 35 km2 (14 sq mi). The park is off the Trans-Canada Highway, near Stephenville.
There is a hiking path to the top of Erin Mountain, a peak in the Long Range Mountains, which run along the west coast of Newfoundland. This trail takes about 2 hours and goes by many streams and wildlife.
Barachois Pond is a large lake located in the park.
Chipmunks were first introduced into Newfoundland here.
- List of Newfoundland and Labrador parks
- List of Canadian provincial parks
- List of National Parks of Canada
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