Information for Visitors
To date, a staggering 73 km2 of Terra Nova National
Park’s forested areas have been negatively impacted by moose browsing,
with 13 km2 completely transformed into open grassy fields.
The forests of Terra Nova National Park are at risk due to years of
over-browsing by moose, an overpopulated species that was introduced to
Newfoundland in 1878 and 1904. Without active management of moose
populations, the park’s forests will continue to suffer.
To restore forest health, Parks Canada has undertaken a moose management
program. During this time, volunteer harvesters will help Parks Canada reduce
the number of moose in Terra Nova National Park.
Visitor and public safety is always Parks Canada’s first priority. Staff
will make every effort to minimize the effects of this program on the
experience you have in the park during autumn and winter seasons.
What you need to know prior to your visit to Terra Nova National Park
this autumn & winter:
The moose population reduction will take place between October 9, 2012 and
January 13, 2013. This ensures that the peak visitor season is avoided.
The Moose Management Area encompasses most of the park, but our most
utilized hiking trails and facilities are off limits to hunting and
available for visitor use and enjoyment.
The The following trails are closed to hunting for the entire hunting
- Louil Hills Trail
- Malady Head Day Use Area
- Cobblers Day Use
- Newman Sound Campground
- Outport Trail to Mount Standford
- Southwest Brook Day Use Area
- Southwest Arm Day Use Area
- Golf Course
The The following trails are closed to hunting between October 9 and
- Sandy Pond Day Use Area and Trail
- Coastal Trail
- Heritage Trail
- Malady Head Campground
Goowiddy Path (including Blue Hill Pond Trail and Buckley’s Cove
downloadable/printable map (PDF, 8.28 MB)
is is available that identifies all areas closed to hunting.
Signage will be posted at all facilities and trailheads indicating opened
and closed areas.
Terra Nova National Park staff recommend that visitors wear blaze orange
when on hiking trails throughout the park.
For further information or help with planning your trip to Terra Nova
National Park this autumn or winter, call 709-533-2801.
This website will be updated with current information throughout the moose
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