The best camping near Terra Nova National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Terra Nova National Park adventure.

Canada's most easterly national park, Terra Nova features boreal forest and dramatic coasts.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Terra Nova National Park

NewMel Surf Shack

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Saint John’s, NL
Private oceanfront property featuring: Picnic table Firepit Root cellar Whale watching Icebergs Gannets Osprey Great spot to relax and watch the waves/surfers Conveniently located near: Nearby convenience store Hiking trails Situated 30 minutes north of Hearts Content and 15 minutes south of Old Perlican, this location is ideal for RV or tent camping with bathroom facilities.
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Three Mile Ridge Farm Stay

10 sites · RVs, Tents81 acres · Gander, NL
Our family grew up on the land of Three Mile Ridge, we manage 81 acres. We are proud to grow the food that feeds families. We know that food grown on healthy land with healthy farming is healthy food. We act as stewards of this land, caring for its health to support yours and ours. We have several fields of grass and more of vegetables. We have great views with a gentle breeze. Many camping spots and great sunsets. You can either hike around our farm or other local hiking trails located along the Bonavista Pennisula. There are a few local swimming places and parks to enjoy. Plus a wide array of neat places to eat.
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CA$20
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Best Kind Adventures

1 site · RV, Tent7 acres · Argentia, NL
Located on Random Island, at the end of the road, on the edge of pristine wilderness and ocean. We have many campsites suitable for pitching tent available with ample parking. There is a river running through property and a ocean view. Can offer beach campsite as well! Lots to do near by, hiking trails, lakes for swimming and if you want to check out somethings I offer go to https://www.facebook.com/BestKindAdventures. Pets are welcome as long as there friendly. There is a dog here and he is loves all visitors, but he's not a bother. Family's don't pay extra for kids.
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Gordon’s Farm Stay

2 sites · Lodging, RVs10 acres · Gander, NL
Learn more about this land:We provide RV and Camper overnights. We can provide water and electricity. Must be self-contained. This is a level pull-in site that can accommodate most sized trailers and RVs.We own an organic farm, come visit the animals and get some Farm Fresh Eggs, organic greens, and Grass-Fed beef Steaks. Grocery stores and restaurants are only a minute away!Within 20 minutes of Terra Nova National Park with easily accessible backcountry, and all levels of hiking trails and paddling routes.We look forward to hosting you!
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Rosemary the Motorhome

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Saint John’s, NL
Enjoy the sounds of nature when you stay in this unique place. Located in Port Rexton you’ll experience the limitless rural and rustic experience with 5 star amenities at your fingertips. You'll have a small secluded lot surrounded by forest, much like a campground. You'll have access to the entire motorhome and there is room for a tent if you need more space.
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The best camping near Terra Nova National Park guide

Overview

About

Terra Nova National Park serves up everything you’d ever hope to experience in eastern Newfoundland, and then some. In addition to the area’s humpbacks, puffins, and icebergs, the park features pristine forest filled with hiking trails, the mirror-like Sandy Pond, and a kid-friendly aquarium at the visitor centre. Water activities include sea kayaking, swimming, whale watching, and canoeing, while tiny fishing villages and heritage sites surround the park grounds.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for classic park views: Southwest Arm Campground looks out over Malady Head.
  • Best for RVs: Newman Sound Campground has hookups and RV facilities.
  • Best for a chill setting: Malady Head Campground is set in the boreal forest.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Terra Nova National Park campsites are available for bookings online via Parks Canada—the system opens every year in mid-January. Savvy campers are ready and waiting to snag their spots early, so you’ll also want to book in advance.
  2. In addition to tent campsites, the park features 20 oTENTiks (hard-sided, equipped tents), two oasis units (teardrop-shaped, equipped tents), and one yome (a cross between a yurt and dome). All of these unique offerings book up fast.
  3. It may be possible to score a day-of backcountry tent site, but booking online in advance is your best bet.

When to go

Newfoundland can be chilly until July before staying warm through late September. May and June are the best months to spot icebergs, though they’re often still there later in summer, and peak puffin and whale viewing happens from June to August. In fall, the park sees fewer visitors but lots of warm fall colors. Always pack a few sweaters and waterproofs, as weather can be unpredictable even in summer.

Know before you go

  • Facilities and amenities are limited in the area, so you’ll want to bring everything you need with you to the park. It’s best not to rely on even visitor centre wifi here.
  • The park features several stroller- and wheelchair-accessible trails.
  • Terra Nova National Park sees super dark skies, and stargazing kits can be rented at Malady Head and Newman Sound kiosks.

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