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Mouth of the Magaguadavic Camping

20 sites 路 RVs, Tents100 acres 路 Caithness, NB
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 鈥淪t Croix River鈥. 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鈥檚 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 鈥淏one Island鈥 where their history told of Europeans living and dying there. Pagan did an archaeological dig on 鈥淏one Island鈥 and found the remains of the French colonists and their settlement. This proved 鈥淏one Island鈥, also known as 鈥淒ochet Island鈥 or 鈥淪aint 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鈥檚 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: 47528963
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Stinson and Doris's

1 site 路 RV1 acre 路 Fundy Bay, NB
An oasis by the sea. Peaceful and unserviced. Look out and see the Bay of Fundy. Wake up and have your morning coffee by the ocean. Take a walk and collect sea glass or rocks on the beach. Enjoy the salt water air. Not far from the Deer Island ferry. Local shops to take in. Lots of relaxing and walking areas
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Charming Chance Harbour

3 sites 路 RVs2 acres 路 Chance Harbour, NB
Crow Island rd. Is located on a peninsula in the bay of Fundy. There are many beaches, waterfalls and hiking paths in the area. There is an old graveyard on the peninsula directly across from the site & there is an unknown British soldier who washed ashore during the civil war & some of the locals buried him there. The tide pool is located at the tip of this peninsula. At the end of crow island rd. Is a lovely beach and crow island can be accessed by crossing the breakwater. There is a footpath all around the island. The Belding reef nature preserve is a short walk down Chance Harbour rd. Step over the chain gate at the end of the road and the trail head is on the left at the top of the hill. Just behind the church there is a short path to a beautiful Sandy beach that faces the wharf. At the end of Cranberry Head lane there is a Nordic spa, another gorgeous beach and a couple of waterfalls coming down the mountain.Learn more about this land:Bring your van or RV and enjoy the wonderful ocean views!This site has a bbq and 2 bistro sets. There is a deck on the hillside which overlooks the water. The water in the bay is much calmer which makes it ideal for water sports. The area is a haven for birdwatchers, nature lovers, and foragers. There is a tide pool for swimming at the edge of the property on the ocean side. Basically in front of the big rock. Please be mindful of the currents. There are also many deer, foxes, raccoons & porcupines on the peninsula so pets must be leashed. This also means there are ticks & fleas as well.聽 We also have a pull-through site across the street that has no amenities other than a table. This site is reserved for trailers 35 feet and larger or for people with boats to put in.Belding Reef Nature preserve is a hiking trail just around the corner. Kayaks and small boats can be put in at the lot across from the site. We are 20 minutes from Saint John & 20 minutes from New River Beach.We look forward to hosting you!
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The best camping near Saint Croix Island International Historic Site guide



In June of 1604, French nobleman-courtier Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons and his expedition established a settlement on St. Croix Island. In the milder months, they built houses, a storehouse, kitchen and chapel, and formed strong Aboriginal trade alliances. In the territory they called 鈥渓'Acadie,鈥濃攖he first attempt at year-round colonization by the French鈥攖hey faced a bitter winter and set the foundation for an enduring French presence in North America.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is between June 1 and October 16. During these months, the weather is most conducive for exploring the interpretive trails and enjoying the scenic views. Outside of these dates, the site may be less accessible due to seasonal closures or adverse weather conditions.

Know before you go

  • Ensure to check the weather forecast before your visit, as conditions can change rapidly.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for walking the interpretive trails and exploring the site.
  • Remember to bring water and snacks, as there are limited facilities on-site.
  • Be respectful of the site's historical significance and follow all posted guidelines.
  • For any emergencies within the historic site, call 780-852-6155.

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