Reservable camping information
Reserve by phone
Available from 8 am to 6 pm local park time (8:30 am to 6:30 pm in Newfoundland)
Outside of North America: 519-826-5391
For general information, please call the Parks Canada national information line at 1-888-773-8888.
General camping information
- Operating season (nights):
- Malady Head: June 12 to September 22, 2019
- Newman Sound: May 15 to October 14, 2019
- Reservable period (nights):
- Malady Head: June 12 to September 21, 2019
- Newman Sound:
- Peak season - May 15 to September 21, 2019
- **NOTE: If all reservable sites are booked, please call the park directly for information on additional site availability.
- Reservable percentage:
- 100% reservable
- Kiosk hours:
- Malady Head: Check with the Park (709-533-2801 / 709-533-2942)
- Newman Sound:.
- Shoulder Season: Following Victoria Day weekend to mid-June and from Labour Day to October 13, 2019: Check with the Park (709-533-2801)
- Peak Season: Mid- June to Labour Day:
- Sunday – Wednesday: 8 am to 9 pm.
- Thursday – Saturday: 8 am to 10:30 pm.
- After hours registration:
- Self-registration at the kiosk. Follow the instructions posted at the kiosk.
- Check in time:
- Any time after 2 pm.
- Visitors who would like to arrive at the campground earlier may enjoy the rest of the park while waiting for their campsite to become vacant (a valid national park entry pass is required).
- Check out time:
- Before 11 am.
- Quiet hours:
- 12 am midnight to 7 am.
- Maximum length of stay:
- 21 nights
- Maximum persons per site:
- 7 people (exceptions may be possible for 2 adults with their dependent children to a maximum of 8 people).
- Maximum vehicles per site:
- 2 vehicles: maximum 1 wheeled camping unit and 1 regular vehicle. We do not permit 2 wheeled camping units on the same site.
- Maximum camping units per site:
- 1 camping unit and 1 dining screen tent.
- Generator policy:
- Newman Sound loop D is a generator free zone. Generator use in other sections is limited between 7 am and 12 am (midnight), except for Sections E, F and G, where generator use has extended hours.
- Malady Head Loop B and oTENTiks are generator free zones. Generator use in other sections is limited between 7 am and 12 am (midnight).
- Amperage of electrical service:
- 15 and 30 Amp service in all serviced campsites.
- Fire policy:
- Firewood is sold by the bundle. Firewood is available for purchase at Newman Sound grocery store or in local communities.
- In designated fire pits only (Newman Sound communal fire pits only) (Malady Head individual fire pits on site).
- No other open fires are permitted.
- Please do not cut wood or gather dead wood from the forest.
- No charcoal barbecues and no portable wood burning fire pits are allowed in Newman Sound campground. Propane fire pits are permitted.
- Alcohol policy:
- Alcohol can be consumed on registered sites only (not at communal firepits, kitchen shelters, washrooms, etc.).
- Pet policy:
- Pets must be leashed at all times. They must not be left unattended.
- Pet owners are asked to collect and dispose of any solid pet waste.
- Internet/Wi-Fi access:
- There is Wi-Fi access to visitors at the Newman Sound grocery store (hot spot), Visitor Centre and at certain locations throughout the campground.
- There is no Wi-Fi access at Malady Head Campground.
- The park is located in eastern Newfoundland, approximately 200 km west of St. John's and 60 km east of Gander. ( http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nl/terranova/visit/com-get)
- Newman Sound Campground is situated 2 km from the TransCanada Highway, 10 km from western park entrance, and 30 km from eastern park entrance.
- Malady Head Campground is situated 15 km west of Newman Sound on route 310 of the Eastport Peninsula.
- Terra Nova National Park is accessible by motor vehicle along the Trans Canada Highway. From eastern or western Newfoundland, you will enter the park's east or west gate respectively along the TransCanada Highway. The highway runs through the park for approximately 40 km, with signage indicating campgrounds, trail heads, roadside pull-offs, day-use areas and our Visitor Centre, located at Salton's Brook.
- Newman Sound campground geographic coordinates:
- Latitude: 48.54359444
- Longitude: -53.97447778
- Street address: Trans Canada Highway, Newman Sound exit (see location above for coordinates along TCH)
- Malady Head campground (102 reservable sites, including 10 oTENTiks and 3 Ôasis):
- Unserviced: 102 sites (including 10 oTENTiks and 3 Ôasis)
- Situated on route 310 of the Eastport Peninsula (approximately 15 km west from Newman Sound). Amenities include a kitchen shelter equipped with a wood stove and a nearby washroom with flush toilets, hot water and showers. Individual fire pits on site.
- Water fill-up station, hiking trails, and Day Use area are within walking distance. Communal water taps and a dump station are available. No restrictions on charcoal BBQs.
- Newman Sound campground (286 reservable sites, including 20 oTENTiks and 2 Ôasis):
- Electricity-only: 212 sites (including 10 oTENTiks and 1 Ôasis)
- Unserviced: 76 sites (including 10 oTENTiks and 1 Ôasis)
- Accessible sites are available (3 with electricity, 2 unserviced)
- Only communal fire pits.
- Wooded and open sites.
- Heated washrooms/showers.
- Laundromat, outdoor theatre, kitchen shelters, water fill-up and dumping station, Conveinece Store, children’s Activity Centre, hiking trails and Day Use Area within walking distance.
- Communal water taps are available. Please note they are not for hook-up purposes.
- Visitor Centre 3 km west.
- No charcoal BBQs and no portable wood burning fire pits are permitted in the Newman Sound Campground.
- Propane fire pits are permitted
- NOTE: If all reservable sites are booked, please call the park directly for information on additional site availability.
- Long-Term sites are also available at Newman Sound campground. To make a reservation for long-term camping at Terra Nova National Park, please call the Parks Canada Reservation Service at 1-877-RESERVE (737-3783). Reservations for long-term camping are available only through the call centre and are not available on-line. Changes or cancellations to existing long-term reservations must be made by calling the park directly.
Roofed accommodation description:
- Malady Head Campground: 10 oTENTiks and 3 Ôasis
- Newman Sound campground: 20 oTENTiks (10 with electricity and 10 without electricity and 2 Ôasis; 1 with electricity and one without electricity)
- The oTENTik tent is a spacious blend of a tent and an A-frame cabin equipped with beds and furniture on a raised floor. Reservations can be made through the Parks Canada Reservation System by calling 1-877-RESERVE (737-3783) or on-line at reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca
- No Cooking Allowed Inside of Unit, No Smoking Inside of Unit, No Pets (four units in Newman Sound (83, 84, 505 and 507) and 1 unit in Malady Head (93) are pet friendly).
- Newman Sound and Malady Head campground: 5 Ôasis (2 in Newman Sound and 3 in Malady Head campground) - This accommodation resembles a water droplet and has an interior area of 6m2. Newman Sound campground offers 1 unit with electricity and one without electricity. Malady Head offers 3 units without electricity
- The Ôasis includes: A convertible bench/bed with mattress for maximum of 2 adults, a hammock loft for maximum of 2 kids (maximum total weight 150 lbs), fire extinguisher, smoke and carbon monoxide detector, broom and dustpan. All units have an USB outlet. Please note there is no plumbing or running water. Cooking inside the Ôasis is prohibited. Plan ahead to be equipped for colder days.
- All Park campground rules and regulations apply.
- A table and seating area
- Heat source
- Fire extinguisher
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Broom and dustpan
- Please note: there is no plumbing, running water or electricity in the tents.
- Woodstoves are included in units at Malady Head.
- Ten units in Newman Sound campground have electricity.
- Front deck
- Propane barbecue with brush (propane included)
- Camping chair
- Picnic table
- Sleeping bags
- Blankets and pillows (extra blankets and sleeping bags are recommended in May, June and September)
- Water container
- Cooking equipment
- Dishes, eating utensils
- Camping chairs
- Slippers or indoor shoes to help keep a clean oTENTik
For information regarding camping fees for Terra Nova National Park please see our Fees page.
If there is no vacancy for your dates
When the campground is full, please contact the park directly.
Newman Sound kiosk: 709-533-3159
- Mid-June to Labour Day
- Sunday - Wednesday: 8 am to 9 pm
- Thursday - Saturday: 8 am to 10:30 pm
Malady Head kiosk: 709-533-6774
- June 12 - September 22, 2019
Administration office: 709-533-2801
- 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, year round
Visitor Centre: 709-533-2942 (May 17 to October 13, 2019)
Require additional information?
- Telephone: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783) 8 am to 6 pm local park time; or
- Website: Parks Canada Reservation Service
General park information:
- Telephone: 1-888-773-8888
- 8 am to 8 pm Eastern Time, April to September
- 10 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, October to March
For information and reservations specifically for backcountry camping:
- Reservations for back country camping can be made through the Parks Canada Reservation System, by telephone at 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783) or online at http://www.reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca
For information and reservations specifically for oTENTiks and Ôasis:
- Telephone: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783) 8 am to 6 pm local park time; or
- Website: Parks Canada Reservation Service
For information and reservations for group camping at Malady Head campground:
- 709-533-2801 Monday to Friday, or June 12 to September 22: 709-533-6774 (Malady Head kiosk)
Terms and definitions
- Guests select the specific campsite or accommodation when they make their reservation. All front-country camping reservations made through the Parks Canada Reservation Service (PCRS) are site-specific reservations.
- Operating Season (Nights)
- The "Operating Season" is the nights that the campground is open. Sometimes the campgrounds are open for longer than the period for which they accept reservations. Any dates of the "Operating Season" outside of the "Reservable Period" are dates that the campground operates on a first come, first served basis only.
- Reservable Period (Nights)
- The "Reservable Period" is the nights for which you can make a camping or accommodation reservation. Note that many campgrounds may be open longer than this period, and operate outside of these dates on a first-come, first-served basis.
- The administration/entrance booth of a particular campground, this is where you "check-in" and register your arrival.
- Car, truck, motorcycle, truck-camper, motorhome, or recreational vehicle. A motor home pulling another vehicle may count as two vehicles.
- Camping Unit
- Tent, tent-trailer, truck-camper, trailer, 5th wheel, motorhome or recreational vehicle.
- Serviced Site
Refers to a campsite offering either electrical, water, and/or sewer hook-ups or any combination of these services directly on the campsite. Fully-serviced sites offer electrical, potable water, and sewer hook-ups. "Unserviced" sites do not offer any of these hook-ups.
The terms "serviced" and "unserviced" refer to the individual campsites; they do not refer to the washroom facilities or other amenities available at the campground.
- Drive-through Site
- Campsite where the driver does not have to reverse their vehicle to exit (there is a separate entrance and exit to the individual campsite). Ideal for larger vehicles and trailers.
- Walk-in Site
- Campsite which requires some degree of walking to access the site, and therefore requires a tent. Vehicle will be parked a short distance away.
- Overflow Site
- Overflow campsites vary from park to park, and may range from a paved area to park a camping unit (not generally suitable for tents) to a more traditional, grassy site. They are unserviced and are not reservable.
- Accessible Site
- A campsite which is accessible to guests with limited mobility.
A designated structure for campfires located on a campsite. Check availability, as not all campsites offer a fire pit. In some parks, a fire permit is required to have a fire.
In some parks, only communal firepits are available, and access is shared with other guests.
- Fire permit
- In some campgrounds, guests will require a valid fire permit to have a campfire. A fire permit may include firewood. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
- In some campgrounds firewood is sold by the bundle, whereas in others a fire permit may give the holder access to the campground wood pile. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
- First-come, First-served Site
- Campsites that are available on a first come, first served basis only. These sites are only available to guests who are physically located at the campground. These sites cannot be registered over the telephone or on-line. These campsites may be available for only 1 night or for multiple nights depending on availability.
- Shoulder Season
- Shoulder season refers to the season before and after the peak season. While many campgrounds remain open outside of their peak season, the services offered during this period may be limited (please check with the park for more details).
- Entrance Pass
- A valid National Park Entrance Pass is required for all visitors to National Parks that have entry fees.
- Daily Entrance Pass
- A daily entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park on a per day basis for the period of time indicated.
- Annual/Seasonal Entrance Pass
- An annual or seasonal entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park for the period of time indicated.
- Parks Canada Discovery Pass
- The Parks Canada Discovery Pass permits visitors unlimited entry to the participating Parks Canada national parks and national historic sites across Canada, for a period of 12 months.