Terra Nova National Park of Canada
How to Plan a Camping Trip in Terra Nova
Planning a camping trip to Terra Nova can sometimes be overwhelming with numerous reservation systems and fees. To help simplify the process, we will guide you through the procedures step by step: where do you want to camp, do I need a reservations, how do I make a reservation and fees.
Where do you want to camp?
There are three choices in Terra Nova:
Newman Sound Campground
A large campground with unserviced and electrical sites, washrooms, kitchen shelters, a grocery store, Laundromat, activity centre, playgrounds, communal fire pits, filling and dumping station, and adjacent hiking trails.
Malady Head Campground
A small campground with washrooms, kitchen shelters, playground, filling and dumping station, fire pits on every site, hiking trails and nearby day-use area.
There are three hiking and boating routes within the park: the Outport trail, Dunphy's Pond trail & a canoe route through Sandy Pond, Beachy Pond & Dunphy's Pond.
Do I need a reservation?
Reservations are recommended for:
- electrical sites at Newman Sound (from June to September)
- electrical and non-electrical sites at Newman Sound during long weekends & special events throughout the summer (Canada Day, Labour Day & Folk Festival weekend)
How do I make a reservation?
For Primitive Camping call the park directly at 709-533-2801.
For Malady Head campground call 709-533-6774 (July to August).
For Newman Sound campground contact the national reservation system:
- Telephone: 1-877-737-3783 (7am-7pm daily, NL time)
- Online: www.pccamping.ca (24 hours, seven days a week)
About Newman Sound Reservations:
- The Campground Reservation Service is available 24 hours through the internet seven days/week, and 12 hours/day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. through the call centre until Thanksgiving weekend.
- You are able to make a reservation up to the day prior to your arrival.
- When you reserve a site you are not guaranteed a specific site number but a site of a particular “type”or “size.” Your specific site is assigned at registration.
- You are encouraged to make reservations for your full stay in order to avoid disappointment if and when we cannot extend the site.
- With a reservation confirmation, you are able to call Newman Sound Campground the morning of your expected arrival time and confirm a spot into the campground, (if a site is available at that time). During busy periods, campsites may not be available until 2:00 p.m. on the day of arrival.
- A reservation fee of $10.80 (tax included) must be paid by VISA, MasterCard or American Express at the time of booking for each reservation. This fee is not refundable . At this time, your total camping and reservation fee will be deducted from your credit card account
- Campers can change or cancel their reservation(s) up to the day prior to their arrival via the internet or by calling the toll-free number. A $8.80 cancellation and/or change fee will apply.
- If you are holder of an early bird seasonal pass for Terra Nova National Park, you are entitled to additional camping discounts that will be applied upon check-in.
- If making a reservation for a friend, you must make the reservation in that person's name. You are encouraged to make your own reservations.
- Campers with reservations are asked, as a courtesy to let us know if they will be arriving later than 4:00 p.m. so that we can explain to other campers why we are not releasing the site.
- Check-in time for campers is 2:00 p.m. If you arrive before 2:00 p.m., you may have to wait until a site becomes available.
- If sites are not completely reserved upon your arrival into the campground, sites will be given away on a first come- first serve basis depending on availability. All campers are encouraged to make a reservation to ensure a guaranteed space for their total length of stay
- There is no wait list available for anyone wanting to obtain a specific site. It is the responsibility of the visitor to check with staff each day on the availability of sites.
- A camper is able to change their site anytime throughout their stay (depending on availability) with no additional charge.
- All campers are asked to check with the kiosk staff prior to moving to a new site.
To camp in a National Park, visitors are required to pay for an entry permit in addition to the nightly camping fee.
Malady Head $21.50
Early Bird Pass Holders
Malady Head $16.60
Please note that you will be required to purchase an entry permit in addition to the camping fees.
- Fees are subject to change
- Entry Permits are required when visiting a National Park
- Applicable camping rates apply if camping in a National Park