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Mouth of the Magaguadavic Camping

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· Caithness, Charlotte, New Brunswick
100 acres hosted by Paul L.
20 RV/tent sites
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
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Best in New Brunswick: 1st place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Situated in Caithness, New Brunswick, where the Magaguadavic River meets the Passamaquoddy Bay on the Bay of Fundy. Once owned by high profile Saint Andrews-By-The-Sea resident, Robert Pagan, the property, like other properties in the area, were granted to American Loyalist Solders of Scottish Highlanders, and named for Caithness, Scotland, the place where Golf began. When the US Revolutionary War ended, the King of Holland was chosen to define the boundary between the United States and Canada. He chose the “St Croix River”. The problem was, nobody knew where the St Croix River was. That name had been used by the French, but had not been used in a very long time. Canadians believe the Schoduc River was the St Croix. American’s believe the Wolastoq River (now called the St John River) was the St Croix River. The local North American Indigenous people (the MicMacs or Mi'kmaqs) told Robert Pagan of a place called “Bone Island” where their history told of Europeans living and dying there. Pagan did an archaeological dig on “Bone Island” and found the remains of the French colonists and their settlement. This proved “Bone Island”, also known as “Dochet Island” or “Saint Croix Island", was the site of Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Monts' ill-fated 1604 settlement. Based on this, the Boundary Commission agreed that the Schoduc River was the Saint Croix River and therefore, the international boundary between Canada and America. The survivors of the 1604/1605 winter move from St Croix Island to Port-Royal in Nova Scotia (two years before the European arrival in Jamestown, Virginia). Without the work of Robert Pagan, this campsite and half of New Brunswick, including the Capital City of Fredericton and half of the City of Saint John would have been part of Province of Massachusetts Bay (later Maine). In the 1800's this property was part of a 1000 acre lot of land owned by two brother McKenzie, who were Sea Captains. Since the late 1960s, the property was the summer home of Ben and Marg Leland, parents to 14 children and 50 grandchildren. Today, there are four (4) separate fields available for campers - Barnes' Point, Charlies Garden, the Villa Point and the Main Beach. The property has thousands of feet of shoreline and several beaches to enjoy. We even have our own private island, Blueberry Island. A really unique and quiet place to stay. Learn more about this land: Natural long grass fields for camping, some mowed midseason. There are several shale beaches on the tidal salt water. There is also access to the Fresh Water of the Magaguadavic River. Kayakers looking for more of a challenge may choose to paddle the Salt Waters of the Passamaquoddy Bay past Midjik Bluff. Those looking for calmer and warmer waters, may want to choose to go from the campsite, up the Magaguadavic River to the beautiful Saint George Basin and the Saint George Gorge, passing the Three Sisters and the newest Bald Eagles Nest (at the most eastern end of the Campsite). Pass by Silver Island arriving at the Saint George Basin. Disembark at the Basin Boat Ramp and take a short walk up Portage Street to Main Street. Enjoy an ice cream at Pete’s Dairy Bar. Also a short walk to the Saint George Mall, the Historic Granite Post Officer, the Saint George Dam, Fish Ladder, the Old Pulp Mill, the Country Market, and more. A quiet spot, away from noise and light pollution, where the fresh water meets the salt water. WiFi Connection 01: TP-Link_33DD_2G WiFi Connection 02: TP-Link_33DD_5G WiFi Password: 47528963Mowed and Natural long grass fields for camping (Tenting and Self-Contained Vehicles). There are several shale beaches on the tidal salt water. There is access to Fresh Water of the Magaguadavic River. Kayakers looking for more of a challenge may choose to paddle the Salt Waters of the Passamaquoddy Bay past Midjik Bluff. Those looking for calmer and warmer waters will want to choose to go up the Magaguadavic River from the Campsite to the beautiful Saint George Basin and the Saint George Gorge, passing the Three Sisters and the newest Bald Eagles Nest at the most eastern end of the Campsite (1.5 to 2 hour trip). Pass by Silver Island arriving at the Saint George Basin. Disembark at the Basin Boat Ramp and take a short walk up Portage Street to Main Street. Enjoy an Ice Cream at Pete’s Dairy Bar. Also a short walk to the Saint George Mall, the Historic Granite Post Officer, the Saint George Dam, Fish Ladder, the Old Pulp Mill, the Country Market, and more.
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Evelyne P.recommends
May 10, 2024
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Breathtaking views!
Paul is an adorable and funny host, he has lots of interesting stories to tell and shows you lovely spots in his area. Our site had an amazing view, we could see the tide very well and could admire wildlife such as deer, bold eagles, woodpeckers. It is a very quiet place with a million stars in the night and we really loved being there!
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Bridget O.recommends
May 5, 2024
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Really nice spot, Paul is very kind - he provided us with a tonne of information before we got to his place and gave lots of extra tips of things to see in the area, milo the dog is very cute
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Kristen C.recommends
May 4, 2024
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Would recommend
Great spot! Paul was very knowledgeable on the surrounding areas and happy to give suggestions on things to do in the area.
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Simon S.
April 21, 2024
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
We had a quiet and calm stay there, nature is stunning , the extreme tide as well the wildlife spotings, with an outstanding number of white tailed deer in the area that even appear on the campground in large numbers! Paul’s knowledge about the town and its history as well as the whole area is impressive! We recommend the campground to those who are looking for pure camping, don’t expect a high grade RV-temple. It’s nature!
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Ben K.recommends
November 25, 2023
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Paul’s location is absolutely stunning, and Paul is an amazing host, he shared so much local knowledge and made many great travel recommendations that were helpful on our journey
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Krista H.recommends
October 30, 2023
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
What an absolute gem! The quietest and most serene camp I’ve stayed at ! Paul is a walking travel guide and I cannot thank him and Milo 🐾 enough for the amazing stay! Would highly recommend to anyone! From the starry skies, ocean and river veiws, to the lovely little trail to walk down by the beach it’s ultimately the best!
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Caithness, Charlotte, New Brunswick, CanadaTraditional, ancestral territory of Passamaquoddy, Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy), and N’dakina (Abenaki / Abénaquis) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Paul L.Joined in July 2021
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