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Kouchibouguac National Park offers three different backcountry camping experiences: on 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, however these wells are under a boil water advisory. Ask Park attendants about the 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.


A few rules
  • Don't move firewood! Importing firewood is prohibited
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times
  • It is illegal to feed wildlife in national parks
  • Keep your campsite clean, animals are attracted by human food and waste
  • Excessive noise will not be tolerated, day or night
  • Quiet time is from 11 pm to 7 am