30 oTENTiks, 5 Ôasis

  • Newman Sound campground :
    10 oTENTiks and 1 Ôasis (with electricity),
    10 oTENTiks and 1 Ôasis (without electricity)
  • Malady Head campground:
    10 oTENTiks (without electricity, with woodstove)
    3 Ôasis (without electricity)

Operating season:

  • Newman Sound - May 20 to October 10, 2022
  • Malady Head - June 24 to September 19, 2022

Camp in comfort at either Newman Sound or Malady Head campgrounds in a Parks Canada Ôasis or oTENTik! Spend less time setting up and more time exploring this Newfoundland wilderness. Bring your camping supplies, food, and your speciality accommodations does the rest. Equipment rentals are even available at the Happy Adventure Tours kiosk by the Visitor Centre.

See our recommendations for what to bring.

Unit descriptions


two people standing on the deck of an oTENtik
four people sitting around a table inside an oTENTik playing cards

oTENTiks sleep six people on thick, canvas covered sleeping mattress. In Terra Nova, each oTENTik has its own barbecue. For specific features such as ramps and heating, refer to the individual site details on the reservation system.

wheelchair symbol Two accessible oTENTiks are available: #186 (Newman Sound) and #94 (Malady Head)

dog on a leash symbol Five pet-friendly oTENTiks are available: #83, #84, #505, #507 (Newman Sound) and #93 (Malady Head)


view of treetops through a window
two people setting up a green sleeping bag inside of an Ôasis

Ôasis are out of this world—and since Terra Nova is Newfoundland’s only Dark Sky Preserve that really means something. The top windows provide an amazing way to stargaze. A unique experience for couples or small families with young children. A convertible table-to-bed sleeps two and a loft hammock sleeps one-to-two people (recommended limit: 150 lbs).

What to bring

  • Sleeping bags
  • Blankets and pillows (extra blankets and sleeping bags are recommended in May, June, September and October)
  • Water container
  • Cooking equipment

  • Dishes, eating utensils
  • Cooler
  • Flashlights
  • Lighter or matches for lighting the campfire
  • Camping chairs
  • Slippers or indoor shoes

Additional information

  • General accommodation information
    Kiosk hours:
    • Malady Head: Check with the Park Administration (709-533-2801 year round or Malady Head kiosk 709-533-6774 June 25 to September 19, 2022
    • 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 21 to October 10 contact the Administration Office between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. If arriving late, you must contact us at 709-533-3159 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 at 709-571-0472.
      • After hours emergency number 709-533-6090 or 1-877-852-3100.

    • For accommodation in Malady Head campground:
      • From June 25 to September 19 contact the Administration Office at 709-533-2801 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday or Malady Head campground between 08:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Sunday. If arriving late, you must contact us at 709-533-2801 or 709-533-3159 prior to 4:30 p.m. to make arrangements to pick up your key.
      • From June 25 to September 19, please register for your accommodation at the Malady Head campground kiosk with the campground security staff if arriving after kiosk operating hours.
      • After hours emergency number 709-533-6090 or 1-877-852-3100.
    Check in time:
    • Any time after 3 pm
    Check out time:
    • Before 11 am
    Quiet hours:
    • 24:00/12 o’clock midnight to 7:00 a.m
    Minimum length of stay:
    • 1 night
    Maximum length of stay:
    • Unlimited
    Maximum persons per site:
    • oTENTiks: 6 people
    • Ôasis: 4 people (maximum 2 adults). Hammock restrictions is a maximum total weight 150 lbs)
    Maximum vehicles per site:
    • 1 vehicle
    Extra camping units per site:
    • 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 barbecue. It is not permitted to burn wood in the barbecues and charcoal barbecues are not permitted.
    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.
    • No other open fires are permitted.
    • No charcoal barbecues or 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 units 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.
  • Fees

    For information regarding fees for Terra Nova National Park please see our Fees page. 

  • Contact information

    Administration office (8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, year round)

    • 709-533-2801

    Newman Sound kiosk (seasonal)

    • 709-533-3159

    Malady Head kiosk (seasonal)

    • 709-533-6774

    Visitor Centre (seasonal)

    • 709-533-2942

    Reservation service:

    General park information:

    Emergency contacts:

    Parks Canada has 24/7 Emergency Dispatch Centres that receive reports and assist in the management of visitor safety, wildlife, law enforcement or wildfire incidents.

    • 1-877-852-3100
    • 1-709-533-6090
    • Duty Officer: 1-709-571-0470

    Other emergency contacts

    • RCMP: 1-709-533-2828
    • Ambulance: 1-709-533-2111
    • Fire Department: 1-709-533-1111
  • 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.