Nestled in the lush forests of central Newfoundland, Notre Dame Provincial Park (established 1959, 113 ha) borders on the serene waters of Junction Pond. Located halfway between Grand Falls-Windsor and Gander on the Trans-Canada Highway, the parkland was one of the logging sites for Anglo-Newfoundland Development Co (now Abitibi-Price Inc). The company donated their land for use as a PROVINCIAL PARK.
The vegetation of Notre Dame is that of a BOREAL FOREST which is characterized by dense growing, young coniferous stands. The park is dominated by black spruce and balsam fir, with larch and white birch throughout. A diverse habitat provides home to a broad range of animal life such as moose, beaver, snowshoe hare, pine grosbeak, the common loon and ruffed grouse.
There are campsites, picnic sites, a swimming area and playground. The private sector has a convenience store and provides boat, bike and cabin rentals. Park interpreters conduct nature programs in the summer and fall. Cross-country ski trails are groomed during the winter months and winter camping is available.