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Pukaskwa National Park


Reservation Policy in the Frontcountry

Hattie Cove Campground:

No campsite reservations are accepted. Our 67-site campground is very rarely full. Historically, the weekend we are most likely to fill up tends to be the first weekend in August - Civic Holiday. Sites are occupied on a first-come-first-served basis.

Reservation Policy in the Backcountry

For backcountry campers (i.e., for the coastal hiking trail and canoe routes):

  1. The number of parties permitted into the backcountry is limited in order to minimize environmental impacts along the coast.
  2. Reservations are recommended, especially during the busier months of June through August. Call (807)229-0801 ext. 242 to make a reservation for backcountry camping.
  3. No reservation fee currently applies for the backcountry.
  4. To guarantee a site past 6:00 P.M., a VISA #, MasterCard #, or deposit of one night's camping is required. However, guaranteeing your site is not usually necessary since most parties arrive and register well before 6:00 P.M. on the day on which they will be heading into our backcountry.
  5. Visitors must provide a minimum of 24 hours notice if they wish to cancel their reservation. Otherwise, one night's camping fee may be charged to their credit card or the deposit may be retained.
  6. Upon arrival at Hattie Cove, all overnight backcountry visitors must register and receive an orientation at the Kiosk or the Administration Building. This process may take half an hour or more. If you arrive after these offices are closed, you must wait until the next morning to register. Please incorporate the time required for registration and orientation into your travel plans . Upon the completion of your trip, you must register-out either in writing on the return registration form provided or by phone.
  7. Overnight visitors accessing the backcountry from remote locations (i.e., other than from Hattie Cove) should purchase their camping permits well in advance by phoning (807)229-0801 ext. 242. VISA or MasterCard are the preferred payment methods for this kind of transaction. These visitors must also call the park immediately prior to starting their trip in order to register-in (i.e., confirm their entrance into the Park). Again, upon completion of the trip, visitors must register-out either in person, in writing on the return registration form, or by phone.