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Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada

Backcountry camping

Backcountry camping

Kouchibouguac National Park offers three different backcountry camping experiences: by foot, by bicycle, by canoe/kayak. Each one of these primitive campgrounds offers fireplaces, picnic tables and pit toilets. Firewood is available on site. Well water is available at 2 of the 3 backcountry campgrounds. Water is checked every 2 weeks for coliform and e-coli counts. Ask Park attendants about water situation. Campers must register at the Visitor Centre before going to the site.

Petit-Large Primitive Camping

This primitive campground, which has eight sites, is open year-round and is accessible by bicycle or on foot. It is located in a field surrounded by forest, about 3.5 km from the Pijeboogwek parking lot and 0.5 km from the Petit-Large shelter.

Pointe-à-Maxime Canoe Campground

This campground has four sites and is accessible only by canoe and/or kayak. It is located is the southern part of the Park near Cap Saint-Louis wharf. There is no well water available at this site.

Sipu Canoe Campground

This campground has four sites and can be reached by canoe or by foot. It is located along the Kouchibouguac River.

Prohibition of Firewood Importation

Don't Move Firewood!

Please be aware that firewood importation is now prohibited at Kouchibouguac National Park.

Dim the lights!

Don't forget that Kouchibouguac is a Dark Sky Preserve and so we encourage you to minimize as much as possible lighting in the campground.

Please Follow the Speed Limits

In any location such as a national park, it is very important that you follow the posted speed limit.

Roads in the campgrounds are very sinuous. The numerous trees and thick vegetation as well as the large number of campers walking and cycling inside the campground increase the possibilities of accidents. It is therefore imperative that you follow the 20 km/hr speed limit.

Wherever you are in the park, if you are driving a motorized vehicle, remember to respect the speed limits.

You and Your Pets

We appreciate and realize that your pet is an important family member. However for the security of your pet and the security of others, pets must be kept on a leash at all times and are never to be left unattended.

Pets pose a threat to wildlife, especially young animals and birds that nest along the barrier islands. Pets are not permitted on the beach or on the boardwalk leading to the beach.

While in the Park, please scoop and dispose of your pets' excrement in a sanitary manner.