The best camping near Cape Smokey Provincial Park

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Black Rock Stables

2 sites · Tents10 acres · Black Rock, NS
If you enjoy beautiful views of lakes/ocean and mountains, gorgeous sunsets, stargazing, the sound of the waves and bell buoys then Black Rock Stables campsite is the place for you to pitch your tent. Located at the end of the farm on a cliff (6’ wire fence) overlooking the beautiful Brasd’Or lakes.
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Unique Cabot Trail Campground

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Baddeck, NS
This was one of the original homesteads in the Margarees. There was an old sawmill on site which was used to build the house and barn. It was sold to a man who started renovations for a summer house but ended up listing it for sale. I purchased it and completely renovated the 100-year-old house. Shortly after, my brother and I started an outfitting company with no plan of building a campground, but in 2017 we saw a great opportunity for building something unique. We wanted to keep a backwoods camping feel, but yet create it around a hostel-inspired environment. We launched June 1, 2018 and are in full swing now. We look forward to meeting you and will help you out in any way to make your trip here something to remember. Adventure awaits at this eco-camping hostel offering a natural setting, overlooking a picturesque valley. This location offers close to off-grid camping with a twist of comfort; furnished Glamping tents, sleeping up to 4 people per tent on a queen bed with twin camping beds for extra guests. Cooking gear, bedding, and towels are provided. Each tent, located at this eco-hostel, has its own campfire pit, with a solar outdoor shower on site and beautiful views of the river valley.
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Accolade Retreat

10 sites · RVs, Tents24 acres · Chéticamp, NS
Discover a 24-acre haven for off-grid camping in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, nestled at the foothills of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and conveniently situated across from the Gypsum Mine. This scenic property features an artisan well providing potable water, strategically located in the expansive 24-acre cleared field at the rear. During the summer months, we operate a hostel on-site, offering access to washroom and shower facilities as needed. This space is ideally suited for off-grid camping enthusiasts who share a like-minded appreciation for nature. Please note that visitors are responsible for their own waste disposal arrangements. If you find this area intriguing, feel free to reach out to Kevin at 902-292-1530 via call or text for more information.
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Aspy Acres

3 sites · Tents60 acres · Baddeck, NS
Discover serenity at Aspy Acres, a tranquil campsite near Aspy Bay. Unwind by the creek, explore nearby White Point beach, and relish the privacy of secluded sites amidst lush trees and the sound of the babbling Smelt Brook. Ideal basecamp for Northern Cape Breton adventures. Book now for an unforgettable, rejuvenating camping experience.
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Smokey View

1 site · RV1 acre · Sydney, NS
At the other side of the harbour is Ingonish Ferry. At one time the road around the harbour did not exist. People, horses and goods came across the bar by means of a ferry. There were many wharves with wooden ships tied up. The long white building on the corner used to be on the bar. A walk along the bar will award you with a view of the Keltic Lodge. Continue straight at the corner and you will find a trail that will take you to Ingonish beach.
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Sally's Brook Wilderness Cabins

6 sites · Lodging55 acres · Baddeck, NS
Sally’s Brook is located in Unama’ki, within the unceded ancestral territory of the Mikmaq people. Sally’s Brook is an Eco-friendly property in the heart of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. We have three wilderness cabins available for rent year-round, and two Lotus Belle glamping tents un the warmer weather. We opened in fall 2020 and are excited to be in operation for many years ahead.
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The best camping near Cape Smokey Provincial Park guide

Overview

About

Embark on an adventure at Cape Smokey Provincial Park, where the rugged beauty of Smokey Mountain meets the Atlantic's majestic coastline. Venture along the 10 km return trail, where each step rewards you with stunning vistas and perfect photo opportunities. While there are no campgrounds within the park, the trail itself is a hiker's delight, offering a four-hour journey through one of Nova Scotia's most picturesque landscapes.

When to go

The best time to visit Cape Smokey Provincial Park is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is ideal for hiking and the coastal views are at their most vivid. Winter visits can be challenging due to snow and ice, so it's best to plan your adventure during the warmer seasons for the most enjoyable experience.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable hike.
  • Wear sturdy footwear and bring water, as the trail can be demanding.
  • Be mindful of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, to plan your hike accordingly.
  • Keep an eye out for local wildlife and maintain a respectful distance.
  • Remember to carry out all trash and leave the park as pristine as you found it.

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