Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Important information about your visit to Gros Morne National Park

To help Canadians gain access to the health and wellness benefits that come from being outdoors and in nature, a number of Parks Canada places began gradually restoring visitor access and visitor services June 1, 2020. Initial access has been focused on autonomous day use of trails, grounds, and other outdoor settings.

The resumption of operations has also included the continuation of critical services and the gradual resumption of some key field-based ecological and cultural protection activities.

The health and safety of visitors, employees and all Canadians is of the utmost importance and Parks Canada will follow the advice and guidance of public health authorities in resuming visitor access and services. Only places and activities where health and safety risks can be mitigated will be available for visitation.

What’s open (updated: October 20)
  • Trails:
    • Old Mail Road
    • Steve’s Trail
    • Coastal Trail
    • Berry Head Pond Trail
    • Mattie Mitchell Trail
    • South East Brook Falls Trail
    • Tablelands Trail
    • Trout River Pond Trail
    • Snug Harbour
    • Bakers Brook Falls Trail
    • Berry Hill Trail
    • Berry Hill Pond Trail
    • Western Brook Pond Trail
    • Gros Morne Mountain Trail
    • Stuckless Pond Trail
    • Lomond River Trail
    • The Lookout Trail 


  • Day Use Areas: NOTE: Shelters and washrooms are now closed for the season.
    • Shallow Bay 
      • Beach access OPEN
    • Western Brook
      • Beach access trail. OPEN
    • Mill Brook
      • Boat launch and beach access OPEN
    • McKenzies
    • South East Hills
    • Trout River Pond
      • Boat launch and beach access OPEN

  • Green spaces:
    • South Gateway
    • Broom Point
    • Green Point geological site
    • Lobster Cove Head 
What’s closed (updated: October 20)
  • Trails:
    • Stanleyville Trail (closed until spring 2021)
    • Green Gardens (closed until spring 2021
    • Long Range Traverse (closed until summer 2021)
    • Northern Traverse (closed until summer 2021)


    • Day Use Areas
      • Shallow Bay
        • Shelters and washrooms CLOSED
      • Western Brook
        • Shelters and washrooms CLOSED.
      • Bakers Brook
        • Shelters will be CLOSED.
      • Mill Brook
        • Shelters and washrooms CLOSED
      • McKenzies
        • Shelters and washrooms CLOSED
      • South East Hills
        • Shelters and washroom CLOSED
      • Trout River Pond
        • Shelters and washrooms CLOSED
    • Day Use Areas:
      • Lomond (closed until spring 2021)
    • Facilities:
      • Rocky Harbour Visitor Reception Centre
      • Discovery Centre - Visitor Reception Centre
      • Broom Point Fishing Premises 
      • Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse 
      • Gros Morne Swimming Pool Recreation Complex 
    • Campgrounds:
      • All campgrounds (Lomond, Trout River, Green Point, Shallow Bay, Berry Head)
      • No backcountry (Long-range traverse) camping
Camping (updated: Oct 20)
Please refer to our camping page for more details.

What's Open 

  • Snug Harbour (primitive camping)
  • Ferry Gulch (primitive camping)
  • Stanleyville (primitive camping - access by water only)
Your safety when visiting
Parks Canada looks forward to safely welcoming visitors to the Discovery Centre and Visitor Centre where they can learn about Gros Morne National Park. Visiting Parks Canada places is different in 2020 and ensuring safe and enjoyable visits to Gros Morne National Park requires shared effort. Be prepared to follow public health guidelines: 
  • Practice proper hand washing hygiene.
  • Maintain physical distance measures of two metres (six feet) between yourself and others.
  • Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask when they cannot maintain a physical distance of 2 metres (six feet).
  • Do not visit the park if you are sick. Do not visit the park if you were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Bring your own COVID-19 hygiene kit: Hand soap/sanitizer, disinfectant spray/wipes, mask, and picnic blanket/table cloth.

Parks Canada is asking Canadians to be cautious when visiting Gros Morne National Park and to respect any closures that are in place. Anyone participating in recreational activities should take care to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on search and rescue teams and on the health care system

Stay informed