General camping information

Operating season (nights):

  • Cavendish: June 7 to September 25, 2022
  • Stanhope: June 7 to September 5, 2022

Reservable percentage:

  • Cavendish: 100% reservable
  • Stanhope: 95% reservable (7 walk-in/overflow sites, non-reservable)

Kiosk hours: 2022 details to come.

After hours registration:

  • Campers cannot register after 10 pm.
  • If you plan to arrive after 10 pm, please contact the park directly 902- 672-6350.

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:

  • 11 pm to 7 am. During quiet hours, the use of radios, musical instruments, generators or other items that cause excessive noise is prohibited.

Maximum length of stay:

  • 21 nights. 

Maximum persons per site:

  • 6 people (exceptions may be possible for 2 adults with their dependent children to a maximum of 7 people).

Maximum vehicles per site:

  • 2 vehicles, space permitting.
  • All vehicles must fit on the campsite and cannot be parked on adjacent roads, driveways or natural areas.
  • Trailers are limited to 27 ft (8.5 m) in Stanhope campground. Longer equipment must stay in Cavendish Campground.
    Maximum camping units per site:

Maximum camping units per site:

  • 2 tents or 1 RV/camper and 1 tent, space permitting.

Cooking / Food preparation:

  • No cooking is allowed in the oTENTiks or Bunkies. 

Generator policy:

  • The use of generators is only permitted between 5 pm and 7 pm.

Amperage of electrical service:

  • Cavendish: 15 and 30 Amp service in all serviced campsites. Select sites have 20 and 50 Amp service available.
  • Stanhope: All Electricity and Water (2 way) sites at Stanhope are 15 Amp and all Electricity, Water and Sewer (3 way) sites at Stanhope are 30 Amp.

Fire policy:

  • Firewood is sold by the bundle at the campground kiosks during hours of operation.
  • It is illegal to collect deadfall for firewood or cut down any brush, branches or trees within Prince Edward Island National Park. Please never leave your fire unattended. In order to protect the forests of PEI National Park against invasive species, please do not bring firewood into the park and only use the firewood available for purchase at the campgrounds.
  • Campfires allowed in designated fire pits only.

Alcohol and cannabis Policy:

  • In an effort to create a quiet camping experience at the Cavendish Campground in PEI National Park, there will be an alcohol and cannabis ban in effect during the Cavendish Beach Music Festival.
  • Consumption of alcohol and cannabis within the National Park is permitted only at registered campsites, private residence or licensed premises. Alcohol and cannabis is prohibited at beaches, day use areas, cook shelters and trails.

Pet policy:

  • Pets are not permitted inside the oTENTiks or Bunkies.
  • Pets are prohibited on all beaches from April 1 to October 15 annually.
  • Pets are welcome in the campground, in trails and in Prince Edward Island National Park but must be kept on a leash at all times and are not to be left unattended.

Minimum age policy:

  • Permit holders (the person who will be staying at and responsible for the site for the duration of the permit) must be 18 years of age or older.

Important notice:

  • It is illegal to remove plants, animals, animal parts, shells, rocks and any natural object from a National Park. Wildlife in the park rely on these resources for food and shelter. Please leave these natural items for others to enjoy as well. The minimum fine for a violation of this regulation is $175.

Internet/Wi-Fi access:

  • Wi-Fi is available in Cavendish and Stanhope campground kiosks during hours of operation.

Campground locations and directions

Cavendish Campground

Cavendish Campground is located in the town of Cavendish, off of route 6 on Graham’s Lane. The campground has its own supervised beach.

Cavendish Campground geographic coordinates:

  • Latitude: 49.49685
  • Longitude: -63.407527
  • Street Address: 357 Graham's Lane, Cavendish, PE C0A 1NO 
Directions

From the Confederation Bridge: Follow Route 1A to Kensington, then follow Route 6 to Cavendish. At the traffic lights, turn left (north) onto Graham’s Lane and turn left at the campground entrance.

From Charlottetown: Follow Route 2 west to Milton and turn right onto Route 7. Continue through Oyster Bed Bridge where Route 7 becomes Route 6. Follow Route 6 for approximately 20 km. At the second set of traffic lights, turn right (north) onto Graham’s Lane and turn left at the campground entrance.

From the Wood Islands Ferry: Follow Route 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, west towards and through Charlottetown to Milton and turn right onto Route 7. Continue through Oyster Bed Bridge where Route 7 becomes Route 6. Follow Route 6 for approximately 20 km. At the second set of traffic lights, turn right (north) onto Graham’s Lane and turn left at the campground entrance.

Stanhope Campground

Stanhope Campground is located in Stanhope off the Gulf Shore Parkway, along the north shore of Prince Edward Island National Park between Brackley and Dalvay.

Stanhope campground geographic coordinates:

  • Latitude: 46
  • Longitude: -63.110281
  • Street Address: 983 Gulf Shore Parkway, Stanhope, PE C0A 1PO
Directions

From the Confederation Bridge: Follow Route 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, east to Charlottetown. Turn onto the Charlottetown Arterial Highway (“Bypass”) then turn left (north) onto Route 15 toward Brackley Beach. After approximately 19 kilometres you will enter PEI National Park and the Gulf Shore Parkway. Follow the parkway for 7.2km until you reach Stanhope Campground on the right.
From Charlottetown: Follow the Charlottetown Arterial Highway (“Bypass”) and turn north onto Route 15 heading to Brackley Beach. After approximately 19 kilometres you will enter PEI National Park and the Gulf Shore Highway. Follow the highway for 7.2km until you reach Stanhope Campground on the right.

From the Wood Islands Ferry: Follow Route 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, west to Charlottetown. Turn right onto Route 2 (St. Peters Highway). Turn left onto Route 6. After approximately 10 km you will enter PEI National Park at the Dalvay gate. Continue straight along the Gulf Shore Parkway for another 5km until you reach Stanhope Campground on the left.

Group camping:

Please call (902) 672-6350 for information and availability of group camping sites in Stanhope Campground.

Fees and vacancy

Fees:

  • For information regarding daily entry and camping fees for Prince Edward Island National Park please see our Fees page.

If there is no vacancy for your dates:

  • With 100% reservable sites, there are no extra sites when the campgrounds are full.
  • There are private campgrounds nearby. For information, please contact the Visitor Information Centre in Cavendish, 1-902-963-7830.
    Visitors may also contact the PEI Visitor Information number at 1-800-463-4PEI (or 1-902-368-4444 outside North America) to inquire about availability at provincial parks and other private campgrounds.

Contact 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
  • Email: pnipe.peinp@pc.gc.ca