The best camping near Mount Carleton Provincial Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Mount Carleton Provincial Park adventure.

Hike the highest peaks in the Maritimes at this massive, densely wooded, wildlife-rich park.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Mount Carleton Provincial Park


MacCurdy Farm "The Getaway"

10 sites · RVs, Tents140 acres · Point La Nim, NB
Located in the beautiful community of Point La Nim, NB, Maccurdy Farm is a 140 acre family farm with beach access, four wheeler trails, wonderful walking trails in the woods, and a plethora of opportunities from photography to stargazing (minimal light pollution) to paddle boarding to a haywagon ride into the pasture to feed the cattle for a unique "Getaway" experience. Located 5mins from the local MarinaLearn more about this land:Welcome to Macurdy Farm! We are a family-friendly working farm that provides direct access to the beach!The PropertyYou will enjoy an open field with access to the beach, hiking trails, and woodlot. The property offers opportunities for activities such as biking, hiking, swimming, 4wheeling, paddle boarding, kite flying, stargazing, and all-around outdoor enjoyment! There is a private beach entrance giving access to kayakers/seadooers/fisherman/paddleboarders.The CampsiteThe site is ideal for all camping types. For tenters, there is a flat grassy area. RVs up to 42 feet are welcome, it is a pull-through site with some leveling required. There is a water hookup and generators are welcome. There is a picnic table and WIFI available. Pets on leash are welcome. Fires are permitted (when there are no fire bans in effect). Please note, there are no restroom facilities available, bring your camping toilet and pack it out.
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Teardrop Trailer

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acres · NB
Our place is located on the top of an Appalachian mountain, over look miles of farmland. We offer both land to camp on, and teardrop trailer rentals on the campsite itself. Just bring a sleeping blanket, food and drinks, and we will take care of the rest.
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The best camping near Mount Carleton Provincial Park guide



Adventure abounds in this 17,000-hectare park filled with trails. Climb Mount Carleton—the highest peak in Maritime Canada at 2,690 feet—for the most incredible views out over the vast unspoilt wilderness, try the challenges of the 2,549-foot Mount Sagamook (2,549), or hit one of many other trails.  Mount Carleton Provincial Park features pristine waterways for kayaking and swimming, plus abundant fishing. The park is also home to more animal species than anywhere else in New Brunswick—you may see cougars, moose, or black bears, and could hear the howl of coyotes. As a designated Dark Sky Preserve, you’ll sleep under a blanket of stars camping at this park.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for no-frills campers: Try barebones but beautiful Headwaters Campground. 
  • Best for privacy seekers: Williams and Franklin campgrounds have large secluded sites.
  • Best for classic park views: Look over lakes and mountains at Armstrong Campground.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. This huge park is very popular, so advance reservations are highly recommended.
  2. Like most parks, summer weekends book out first, but in Mount Carleton Provincial Park, the busy time spills long into fall due to perfect hiking conditions.
  3. Book campsites online at Parks New Brunswick or call the park directly—we advise doing so well in advance of your trip.
  4. You may be lucky in securing a first-come, first-served campsite, especially midweek, but to do so, turn up right at 2pm when park bookings open up for the day.

When to go

You can pitch a tent year-round and four seasons have plenty to offer visitors. The best summer weather is from mid-June through to early September, but spring and fall can be incredibly pretty (you can see 10 million trees from the top of Mount Carleton, and in fall they are a sea of reds and golds). Winter in the park offers amazing ski and snowshoe trails, and potentially the best wildlife viewing opportunities.

Know before you go

  • Winter ski and snowshoe rentals are free in the park. Ice fishing for perch, trout, and salmon is another popular activity, but you’ll need your own equipment (and a fishing license, which can be purchased online).
  • There is pretty much zero cell reception in the park, so plan ahead.
  • Expect to hear both English and French spoken by park staff, as New Brunswick is a bilingual province. They will be happy to switch to whatever you speak best!
  • The Williams Falls trail is wheelchair accessible, as are various park facilities.

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