• General camping information

    Operating season (nights):
    • Cavendish: June 5 to September 29, 2019
    • Stanhope: June 5 to September 3, 2019
    Reservable period (nights):
    • Cavendish: June 5 to September 29, 2019
    • Stanhope: June 5 to September 3, 2019
    Reservable percentage:
    • Cavendish: 100% reservable
    • Stanhope: 95% reservable (7 walk-in/overflow sites, non-reservable)
    Kiosk hours:
    • Cavendish:
      • June 5 to June 12, 2019 - 8 am to 8 pm.
      • June 13 to September 3, 2019 – 8 am to 10 pm.
      • September 4 to September 29, 2019 – 8 am to 8 pm.
      • September 30, 2019 – 8 am to 11 pm.

    • Stanhope:
      • June 5 to June 12, 2019 - 8 am to 8 pm.
      • June 13 to September 3, 2019 – 8 am to 10 pm.
      • September 4, 2019 – 8 am to 11 pm.
    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 - 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:
    • 2 tents or 1 RV/camper and 1 tent, space permitting.
    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.
    • 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.
    Alcohol policy:
    • In an effort to create a quiet camping experience at the Cavendish Campground in PEI National Park, there will be an alcohol ban in effect during the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. This policy will be in effect from 12 noon on Thursday July 4, 2019 to 12 noon on Monday July 8, 2019.
    • Consumption of alcohol within the National Park is permitted only at registered campsites, private residence or licensed premises. Alcohol is prohibited at beaches, day use areas, cook shelters and trails.
    Pet policy:
    • 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:

    • 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: 49.497571
      • Longitude: -63.408669
      • 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 is located in Stanhope off the Gulfshore Parkway, along the north shore of Prince Edward Island National Park between Brackley and Dalvay.
    • Stanhope campground geographic coordinates:
      • Latitude: 46.422585
      • Longitude: -63.110281
      • Street Address: 983 Gulfshore 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 Gulfshore 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 Gulfshore Parkway for another 5km until you reach Stanhope Campground on the left.

    Campground descriptions:

    • Cavendish Campground :
      • All sites at Cavendish Campground have firepits
      • Our largest campground, close to all amenities.
      • Exceptional recreational opportunities abound, such as a supervised beach within the campground and nearby hiking and cycling trails.
      • Washrooms with showers and flush toilets, kitchen shelters, Laundromat, playground equipment, and interpretive programs.
      • Communal water taps and a dump station are available.
      • Select sites and facilities are accessible features for people with disabilities.
      • Electricity, Water and Sewer: Wooded, drive through sites, moderate privacy. Suitable for tent trailers, motorhomes and trailers.
      • Electricity and Water: Wooded sites, moderate privacy. These are not drive through sites. Suitable for tents, tent trailers, motorhomes and trailers.
      • Unserviced with Ocean View: Completely open sites and provide no shade, poor privacy. Suitable for tents and tent trailers.
      • Unserviced : Mostly open sites and provide no shade, poor privacy. Suitable for tents. A select number of sites can accommodate tent trailers.
    • Stanhope Campground (133 reservable sites):
      • ALL sites at Stanhope Campground have firepits.
      • Trailers are limited to 27 ft long (8.5 m). If longer, they must stay in Cavendish Campground.
      • A charming campground located directly across the road from the beach.
      • All campsites are within walking distance of the beach. (The supervised beach closest to this campground is Stanhope main beach and is located 1 km from the campground and has many accessible features for people with disabilities.)
      • Hiking and cycling trails are also nearby.
      • Washrooms with showers and flush toilets, kitchen shelters, Laundromat, Playground equipment, and interpretive programs.
      • Communal water taps and a dump station are available.
      • Electricity, Water and Sewer: (20 sites) semi-wooded sites with poor to moderate privacy. These are not drive through sites. Suitable for tent trailers, motorhomes and trailers, up to 30AMP.
      • Electricity and Water: (73 sites) open sites with poor privacy. These are not drive through sites. Suitable for tents, tent trailers and motorhomes and trailers, up to 15 AMP.
      • Unserviced: (39 sites) some open sites, some partially wooded sites. Privacy poor to moderate. Suitable for tents and tent trailers.

    Diversified accommodation description:

    • Cavendish: 6 oTENTiks (2 have accessible features)
    • Stanhope: 8 oTENTiks (2 have accessible features)

    Group camping:

    • Please call (902) 672-6350 for information and availability of group camping sites in Stanhope Campground June 5 and September 3, 2019.
  • 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 at1-800-463-4PEI (or 1-902-368-4444 outside North America) to inquire about availability at provincial parks and other private campgrounds.

  • 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
      • pnipe.peinp@pc.gc.ca
  • 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.