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Pukaskwa National Park of Canada

Camping

Campground Map.
Campground Map.
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Frontcountry camping

Peak season (mid May to mid September)

Hattie Cove, located in the northwest corner of Pukaskwa, offers a 67-site campground. The south loop of the campground has 29 electrical sites, several of which are large and well-suited to RV’s, and 13 non-electrical sites. Two of the electrical sites are wheelchair accessible. The north loop has 25 non-electrical sites including one walk-in site. All campsites have a picnic table and fire pit, and most have a sandy tent pad.

Each campground loop has a centrally located comfort station with showers and flush toilets. The water in the campground is potable and is tested daily. Running water, showers and flush toilets are available from the Victoria Day weekend in May until about mid September.

  • May 1 - Victoria Day Weekend
    • Reduced fees apply 
    • Comfort stations are closed, no water is available 
    • Composting toilets available 
    • Self-register at kiosk
  • Victoria Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend
    • Comfort stations are open, potable water available 
    • Register at campground kiosk
  • Labour Day Weekend to Thanksgiving 
    • Reduced fees apply 
    • Comfort stations are closed, no water is available 
    • Composting toilets available 
    • Self-register at kiosk
  • Thanksgiving – April 30 
    • Campground closed
  • Access road closed November 15 – April 30, depending on snow conditions.

Backcountry camping

Backcountry camping (at developed primitive campsites) is available along the Coastal Hiking Trail, which winds for 60 km over rough terrain. Each campsite offers a tent pad, privy, bear box and fire pit.

Random camping at non-developed sites is permitted along the coastal canoe route.

The park limits the number of parties permitted in the backcountry. Anyone planning a trip into the backcountry should call the park well in advance to reserve their trip. Anyone travelling in the backcountry must register-in and register-out of the park by contacting park staff.

Reservation Policy