Reserve by phone

Call 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783)
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 accommodation information
    Operating season (nights):
    • Newman Sound oTENTiks and Ôasis: May 15 to October 14, 2019
    • Malady Head oTENTiks and Ôasis: June 12 to September 22, 2019
    Reservable period (nights):
    • Newman Sound oTENTik and Ôasis: May 15 to October 13, 2019
    • Malady Head oTENTiks and Ôasis: June 12 to September 21, 2019
    Reservable percentage:
    • 100% reservable.
    Kiosk hours:
    • Malady Head: Check with the Park Administration (709-533-2801 year round or Malady Head kiosk 709-533-6774 June 12-September 22, 2019)
    • Newman Sound :
      • Shoulder seasons (Victoria Day Weekend to Mid-June and Labour Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Weekend): contact the park directly for hours of operation.
      • Mid-June to Labour Day:
        • Sunday – Wednesday: 8 am to 9 pm.
        • Thursday – Saturday: 8 am to 10:30 pm..
    After hours registration:
    • For accommodation in Newman Sound campground:
      • From May 15 to October 13 contact the Administration Office between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. If arriving late, you must contact us at 709-533-2801 prior to 4:30 pm to make arrangements to pick up your key.
      • If arriving after kiosk operating hours, please register for your accommodation at the Newman Sound campground kiosk with the campground security staff. After hours emergency number 709-533-6090.

    • For accommodation in Malady Head campground:
      • From June 12 to September 21 contact the Administration Office at 709-533-2801 between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday or Malady Head campground between 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Sunday. If arriving late, you must contact us prior to 4:30 pm to make arrangements to pick up your key.
      • From June 12 to September 21, please register for your accommodation at the Malady Head campground kiosk with the campground security staff if arriving after kiosk operating hours. Campground security staff 709-571-0472.
    Check in time:
    • Any time after 3 pm
    Check out time:
    • Before 11 am
    Quiet hours:
    • 12 am (midnight) to 7 am
    Minimum length of stay:
    • 1 night
    Maximum length of stay:
    • Unlimited
    Maximum persons per accommodation:
    • oTENTiks: 6 people
    • Ôasis: 4 people (maximum 2 adults). Hammock restrictions is a maximum total weight 150 lbs)
    Maximum vehicles per accommodation:
    • 1 vehicle
    Extra camping units per accommodation:
    • None
    Cooking / Food preparation:
    • There is no cooking permitted in the accommodations. There are nearby cook shelters for meal preparation. Each site also has a bbq. It is not permitted to burn wood in the bbqs and charcoal bbqs are not permitted.
    Electrical service:
    • There are 10 oTENTiks and 1 Ôasis in Newman Sound Campground that have electricity.
    Generator policy:
    • The oTENTik and Ôasis loops are generator free zones.
    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.
    • Newman Sound campsites do not have individual firepits however there are communal firepits located in the campground. No charcoal barbecues and no portable wood burning firepits are allowed in Newman Sound campground.
    • Firewood is available for purchase at Newman Sound convenience store or in local communities.
    • Propane fire pits are permitted in Newman Sound campground and are subject to the fire weather index regulations.
    Alcohol policy:
    • Alcohol can be consumed on registered sites only (not at communal firepits, kitchen shelters, washrooms, etc.).
    Pet policy:
    • Pets are permitted in oTENTiks #83, #84, #505 and #507 (Newman Sound) and #93 (Malady Head) only. All other oTENTiks are pet free.
    • 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.

    Accommodation locations:

    • 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)
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    • Newman Sound Campground is situated 2 km from the TransCanada Highway, 10 km from western park entrance, and 30 km from eastern park entrance.
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    • Malady Head Campground is situated 15 km west of Newman Sound on route 310 of the Eastport Peninsula.
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    • 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.
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    • Newman Sound campground geographic coordinates:
      • Latitude : 48.54359444
      • Longitude : -53.97447778

    • Malady Head campground geographic coordinates:
      • Latitude : 48.649710
      • Longitude : -53.920783

    Accommodation descriptions:

    oTENTiks

    A cross between a tent and a rustic cabin, the oTENTik tent offers a unique blend of homey comfort and a taste of outdoor adventure. This unique accommodation is the perfect way for families, friends and couples of all ages to discover the joys of camping without all the muss and fuss. Each unit includes three beds and can accommodate up to six people.

    Units include:

    • A table and seating area
    • 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.
    • oTENTiks 83-87 and 185- 189 in Newman Sound campground have electricity. There is no electricity in 501 to 510.

    Exterior:

    • Front deck
    • Propane barbecue with brush (propane included)
    • Camping chair
    • Picnic table

    What to bring:

    • Sleeping bags
    • Blankets and pillows (extra blankets and sleeping bags are recommended in May, June and September)
    • Water container
    • Cooking equipment
    • Dishes, eating utensils
    • Cooler
    • Flashlights
    • Lighter or matches for lighting the campfire
    • Camping chairs
    • Slippers or indoor shoes to help keep a clean oTENTik

    Ôasis

    The Ôasis is an accommodation that resembles a water droplet and has an interior area of 6m2. There is a sofa bed on the main level and a hammock loft above. Ôasis (Newman Sound and Malady Head campgrounds) - 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.

    Exterior:

    • Ramp access
    • Propane barbecue with brush (propane included)
    • Picnic table
    • Reading lights

    What to bring:

    • Sleeping bags
    • Blankets and pillows (extra blankets and sleeping bags are recommended in May, June and September)
    • Water container
    • Cooking equipment
    • Dishes, eating utensils
    • Cooler
    • Flashlights
    • Lighter or matches for lighting the campfire
    • Camping chairs
    • Slippers or indoor shoes to help keep a clean oTENTik
  • Fees

    For information regarding 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..
    • In the shoulder seasons (Victoria day weekend to mid-June and Labour Day weekend to Easter weekend) contact the park directly, 709-533-2801, for the hours of operation.

    Malady Head kiosk: 709-533-6774

    • June 12 – September 22

    Administration office: 709-533-2801

    • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, year round.

    Visitor centre: 709-533-2942 (May 17 to October 13)

  • Require additional information?

    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) or info.tnnp@pc.gc.ca

    For information and reservations specifically for backcountry camping:

    • Telephone: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783) 8 am to 6 pm local park time; or
    • Website: Parks Canada Reservation Service
    • 709-533-3159 (May, Victoria Day weekend to October, Thanksgiving Weekend) / 709-533-2942 (Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend) / 709-533-2801 (year round)

    For information and reservations for our oTENTiks and Ôasis:

    For information and reservations for group camping at Malady Head campground:

    • 709-533-2801 Monday to Friday, or June 14 to Sept 23: 709-533-6774 (Malady Head Kiosk)
  • Terms and definitions
    Site-specific
    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.
    Kiosk
    The administration/entrance booth of a particular campground, this is where you "check-in" and register your arrival.
    Vehicle
    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.
    Firepit

    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..
    Firewood
    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.
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