2019 camping reservations will open January 21, 2019 at 8:00 am AST.
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Important changes to firewood regulations for 2018

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Help us protect our forests from invasive species! Kejimkujik introduced a firewood importation ban in 2018. 

In August, 2018 an invasive insect called Hemlock Woolly Adelgid was found in Kejimkujik at several locations including Jeremy's Bay Campground. Hemlock Woolly Adelgid can be very destructive to hemlock trees, which are crucial to the ecological integrity of the park and important to the visitor experience where key facilities are located. This invasive pest is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).  Parks Canada has been working closely with CFIA for detection and control measures. To help contain the spread of this pest, Parks Canada has introduced a firewood importation ban. All imported firewood will be prohibited; only firewood purchased in the park will be permitted with some specific exceptions for 2018.

The control of firewood importation is an important measure in protecting the forest, reducing further spread and infestation of HWA and limiting the introduction of other invasive insects such as the Emerald Ash Borer recently found in New Brunswick and fire ants already present in Halifax Regional Municipality. For more information on HWA, please visit the CFIA website.

Kejimkujik’s firewood will continue to be supplied by the Friends of Keji. The CFIA and Parks Canada are working cooperatively to adopt a monitoring strategy to ensure pest free wood. 

Parks Canada worked with the Friends of Keji to ensure that the wood available for visitors to purchase in the park will be of good quality. This summer there is a new offer for visitors: packages of kiln-dried kindling and wood are available for purchase. In addition, visitors can bring commercially available heat-treated/kiln-dried firewood, fibre logs and processed fire bricks as long as they are in the original sealed packaging. Please note that lumber does not meet the criteria for treated, sealed packaging.

The Friends of Keji Cooperating Association is a non-profit group, and any extra revenue they receive from the sale of firewood goes back to the park to support programs and services, which includes the hiring of local people to work in Kejimkujik.

Visitors to the park will be asked if they have firewood and if so will be required to relinquish it at the campground kiosk or Visitor Centre. When purchasing firewood in the park, visitors will receive a firewood permit (at no cost). Any visitor may be asked to produce this permit during their visit. If they are not able to do so then the firewood may be seized and there may be a fine ($237.50/incident) or a visitor could lose their overnight camping permit. 

Parks Canada recognizes that this is the first year for this program at Kejimkujik and will work with visitors as they learn about this new requirement. Everyone can help protect the forest by following good camping and firewood movement practices. 

Thank you for your understanding and support.

For more information: Firewood Management

 

Campgrounds

See what exciting changes are coming to Jeremy's Bay campground!

Whether you prefer to camp in a tent or trailer close to amenities, travel to a wilderness site, or try our new accommodations, we have the camping experience you are looking for!


RemorqueCampingJeremy's Bay Campground
Jeremy’s Bay Campground offers basic tenting to RV camping! Jeremy’s Bay is also home to some new accommodation options, such as oTENTiks, yurt or rustic cabins.

backcountry camping symbolBackcountry Camping A challenging, yet rewarding way to go camping! These are campsites that you hike, bike or paddle to – 52 campsites, including three sites with rustic cabins.


backcountry camping symbolYurtbackcountry camping symbolRoofed Accommodations 
Choose oTENTik, yurt or cabin for a hassle-free camping experience in the front-country!


Group CampingGroup Camping
Jim Charles Point offers group tenting facilities.


 

Please note that Kejimkujik National Park Seaside is a day-use facility only; however, there is camping available just across the bay at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.