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Mouth of the Magaguadavic Camping

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38 reviews
· Caithness, New Brunswick
100 acres
11 sites
11 Tent
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 Mons' 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 quite spot, away from noise and light pollution, where the fresh water meets the salt water. WiFi Password : 47528963
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Caithness, New Brunswick, CanadaTo 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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42 ratings · 38 reviews
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Alan K.
October 10, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Diamond in the rough, very rough. Long gravel driveway, soft in spots and long grass fields to park in. Very minimal improvements so far but I understand the owner desires to do more in the future. A little apprehensive about bringing my 22’ RV in, fortunately it was dry but I would be concerned about sinking if it had been wet or bottoming out in unknown terrain hidden by the grass. The washroom facilities are very basic and located in a private residence that is under a major renovation, although a toilet is listed as available it feels like you’re intruding if the owners are present. The good stuff, incredible views, especially off the point, water access including small beaches and very private other than the few other campers who might be present, we had the entire place to ourselves as it was the shoulder season. I would recommend highly for tenters or small trailers but caution for anything larger.
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Suzanne R.recommends
September 30, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Beautiful spot!
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Ken H.recommends
September 13, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Extraordinary Experience
From our first communication with Paul it was clear that he wanted visitors to experience the love for the land and property as much as he does. We met a number of his family members and their hospitality too made us feel so important to them. The land itself is spectacular at the junction of the Magaguadavic River and Passamaquoddy Bay. Paddling along the cliffs on the western side of the Passamaquoddy and upstream on the river with the tide up to St George and the canal were highlights. Unlike many camping areas, the sites are very private. Ours sat on the peninsula with magnificent views of the river and bay. I could go on (and on) but thank you Paul, Marilyn, Veronica, Glen for sharing your remarkable home.
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Rebecca D.recommends
September 9, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Secluded with an excellent view!
This site was really private. We felt like we had the place to ourselves. There is a house (under construction) to sign the guest book, take a look at some maps, and use the shower if you like. Paul let us know the best time to kayak the river to catch the tides which really made the stay special. Our site was right on the river and watching osprey and eagles continually fish and fly by was awesome. Our last morning, I looked out the window to watch a doe and fawn stroll their usual route right past our camper. The site we were at included a nice swinging bench, picnic table, and firepit. We had a pretty level site big grassy field for the dogs to play in. Paul has mowed paths in the fields to enjoy. Amazing place all together.
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Ray B.recommends
September 6, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Incredible spot to camp. Beautiful views and the hosts were very friendly. Can’t wait to go back.
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Paula A.recommends
September 1, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Tidal shore camping at its best!
Paul’s 100+ acres is beautiful w rolling meadows and forests and shoreline in all directions. A faraway spot to watch the amazing tides from your totally private campsite! The staff are lovely and helpful w canoe and kayaks available to use.
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Spencer H.recommends
September 1, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Amazing spot to camp. I was able to set up right on the beach with beautiful views all around.
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Laurie Y.recommends
September 1, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Amazing place hospitable host!! Will be back!
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Mitch A.recommends
August 31, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Glorious camping
Amazing spot. Lovely welcome from Veronica. Didn’t want to leave. So so so recommended!
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Alex B.recommends
August 25, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Me and my friend absolutely loved Paul’s land! We were travelling from Ontario and arrived late but the hosts were waiting for us and showed us a fully equipped washroom and kitchen. We set up the tent in the dark on the beach and awoke to a spectacular view of Fundy Bay. Would 100% recommend this to anyone wanting a private and impressive campsite.
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Kyusung L.recommends
August 18, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
We were lucky to find this flat in HIPCAMP. There would be no better place than here for outdoor campers. Big lot, peaceful, literally a spectacular view of sunset and sunrise, the grandeur of unfolded daily high and low tide before our eyes. Paul was very accommodating and quick to respond to any questions. He is also flexible with check-in and check-out times, which was extremely helpful. We would highly recommend this wonderful campground.
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Alicia F.recommends
August 16, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
What a treasure of a spot! Large beach area (at low tide especially) of pebble/small rocks on the ocean side of the property and a smaller one on the River side. Large grassy areas for setting up. The hosts are very kind and welcoming. I highly recommend staying here!
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Catherine F.recommends
August 16, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Stunning!!!
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Brett M.recommends
August 11, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
A beautiful old farm with numerous secluded camp sites right on the ocean. Solitude and wildlife galore! Strongly recommended!!
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Angelique F.recommends
August 10, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
My husband and I absolutely loved this spot. We stayed in a Class C camper, and there were plenty of places to park with room for our slide out. It is mind-blowing to see the tides rise and the bay fill, only then to see the bay completely empty later on. While there, we saw a porcupine, several deer, and a bald eagle. We didn’t meet Paul in person, but he messaged us a ton of interesting info on the Bay of Fundy. We did meet his sister Veronica, and she was incredibly kind and welcoming.
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Peter K.recommends
August 8, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
I’ll be back.
What a great spot. Incredible gracious/kind hosts and an unbeatable view! I will definitely return next year.
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Mary T.recommends
August 8, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Such a special slice of heaven! So grateful we were able to experience the beauty and serenity of their place. Veronica and Paul were so helpful and kind. Thank you for sharing!
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Matthew W.recommends
August 3, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Incredible in every way. Supper accomidating hosts and eccellant acsses to tons of beaches right from there campsites. Incredible views an only a quick drive to tons of great spots for exploring more. Can't say enough good things and would definitely recommend for all ages old and young.
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Trudi T.recommends
August 2, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
23’ travel trailer - self contained
The views are exquisite, Veronica was wonderful in showing us around the property. Exactly as described and so much more. Thank you for sharing your property with us Steve & Trudi
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Abigail H.recommends
August 2, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Paul's location was so unique. It was wonderful to stay in a quiet, peaceful setting in nature. It was a little difficult to find flat ground but we eventually did by the beach through the forest and it was quite serene. Was nice to have indoor plumbing nearby.
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Alison M.recommends
July 31, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Great views
I expected to stay in the grassy field overlooking the ocean. We were directed to camp behind a bush in the middle grassy area of the driveway. The bathroom and kitchen are easily accessible in the house that is under re-construction. Nice folks to encounter on our journey.
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Cassie K.recommends
July 29, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Camping on the water
We loved the camping spot. It was in a field by a gorgeous cove where we watched the sunset and explored the beach. Our host was friendly and gave us a ton of helpful information on the area.
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Maude C.recommends
July 29, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Really quiet with sunset view!
Perfect spot for camping! All family loved the place! Great Sunset view! Thank you Paul! 😉
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Lynn F.recommends
July 27, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Highly Recommend
I had a wonderful stay! The property is has amazing views and there are a number of waterfront sites to choose from while still having privacy. It was nice getting to know Paul's family. They were quick to respond to any questions and were happy to share their knowledge of the area.
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Magda S.recommends
July 26, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Unfortunately, we didn't have the good fortune to stay at Paul's land owing to a minor mishap that forced us to cancel, however, Paul appears to be a gracious and inviting host, communicated very well with us, and we plan to make this a future camping destination when in NB. :)
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Tim J.recommends
July 26, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Gorgeous location
The Charlotte County Fundy Coast is on full display at this campground! The gorgeous location was matched by Veronica’s warm hospitality. Will definitely be back!
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Tatyana B.recommends
July 25, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Perfectly Peaceful Paradise!
This is such a beautiful property, we had an amazing stay! Our site was so private we didn’t even realize there were other campers. With grassy meadows for tenting and plenty of mature forest for shade, Paul’s place has it all. We spent time on the water, both kayaking up the river and canoeing out on the bay; the swimming was excellent and the whole place is absolutely peaceful. During our stay we observed a deer and her fawn, bald eagle and two eaglets, a flock of wild turkeys with their young, and songbirds including cedar waxwings, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and a hummingbird. Truly a paradise - we’ll definitely be back!
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Matthew D.recommends
July 21, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
M of the M is a magnificent place to camp. Old family property on a lovely cove perfect.for.swimming and dodging the tide. Fire pit/circle right on the wee beach which made for a perfect evening. Inspirational lookout & bench by the house which also holds toilet and shower. Thank you sharing your special place.
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Louis Philippe A.recommends
July 18, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
I loved the calm, the site was beautiful and large. Saw deers and a skunk !! Hihi Nice place with a beautiful sunset .
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Nikki L.recommends
July 10, 2022
Mouth of the Magaguadavic
Very beautiful, secluded spot and clear directions to the camping area. Would definitely recommend.
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