Limited spring camping by self-registration - April 1 - May 17, 2018.
20 backcountry sites and 3 rustic cabins available. Phone 902-682-2770 for details.
Important changes to firewood regulations for 2018
Help us protect our forests from invasive species! Kejimkujik is introducing a firewood importation ban in 2018.
Last July, an invasive insect called Hemlock Woolly Adelgid was discovered in Southwestern Nova Scotia. Fortunately, the pest has not yet been found inside Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
To help contain the spread of this pest, beginning in 2018, Parks Canada is introducing a firewood importation ban. Only firewood purchased in the park will be permitted with some specific exceptions for 2018.
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.
In addition to reducing the risk of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid spreading into the park, the firewood importation ban will help mitigate the spread of other invasive pests, such as the: Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle, European Fire Ant and Emerald Ash Borer. For more information on HWA, please visit the CFIA website.
NEW: In response to feedback received from visitors, Friends of Keji has now switched their firewood provider. This new supply is kiln dried and pest-free. This change reflects the Friends' and Kejimkujik's commitment to providing a pest free, CFIA-compliant product to visitors of the park.
Parks Canada is working with the Friends of Keji to ensure that the wood available for visitors to purchase in the park will be a quality, dry and pest free product. There is a new offer for visitors: kiln dried firewood and kindling will be available for purchase at the campground kiosk. 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 and labelled packaging. Please note that loose lumber does not meet the criteria for treated, labeled and sealed packaging.
The Friends of Keji are 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 unauthorized firewood and if so will be required to relinquish it at the front gate or campground kiosk. When purchasing firewood in the park or when bringing in firewood in the exceptions category, visitors will receive a FREE firewood permit. 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
2018 camping reservations open January 22, 2018 at 8:00 am AST.
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