Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
April 11, 2018

Minister Mitchelmore Announces Launch Date of Provincial Parks Campsite Reservation System

The Provincial Parks Campsite Reservation Service will begin accepting reservations for the 2018 camping season for all provincial camping parks at 7:00 a.m. on April 25. Once the reservation system is launched, campsites can be reserved by calling toll-free 1-877-214-CAMP (2267) or visiting external link icon.

As of April 17, campers are encouraged to visit external link icon to create or update their user profile which is required when making a campsite reservation.

Two changes have been made to the Campsite Reservation Service. The summer storage fee for parks has been reduced from $10.00 per night to $5.00 per night. Also, the number of seasonal campsites at Barachois Pond, Butter Pot, Frenchman’s Cove, La Manche, Lockston Path and Notre Dame Provincial Parks have been increased for 2018 season.

Seven provincial park campgrounds are scheduled to open for the Victoria Day weekend, while the six remaining campgrounds are scheduled to open in late May or early June. More information can be found in the backgrounder below.

There are 32 provincial parks throughout the Newfoundland and Labrador; including:

  • 13 camping parks
  • 10 park reserves
  • Seven day use parks
  • T'Railway Provincial Park
  • Main River Waterway Provincial Park

“I encourage all residents and visitors to get out and experience the great outdoors in one of our 32 provincial parks this summer. What a great way to discover and explore the natural beauty of our province, while enjoying time with family and friends. This season we have increased seasonal campsites in six of our parks, and unlike in past years, we will open up reservations for all campsites on the same day. As part of our Provincial Tourism Product Development Plan, we continue to build high quality, people and program-based tourism experiences that attract more visitors, encourage them to stay longer and experience more of our province.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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Campsite Reservation Service, Provincial Parks and Day Use Parks for 2018 Season

For details on the 2018 Campsite Reservation Service launch dates, as well as the 2018 opening and closing dates for provincial parks and day use parks, please see backgrounder below.

2018 Launch Date for Campsite Reservation Service:

Launch DateProvincial Park
April 25Barachois Pond,
Blow Me Down,
Butter Pot,
Dildo Run,
Frenchman’s Cove,
J.T. Cheeseman,
La Manche,
Lockston Path,
Notre Dame,
Pinware River,
Pistolet Bay,
Sir Richard Squires Memorial

Provincial Parks:

Opening dateClosing datePark
May 16September 17 Barachois Pond,
Butter Pot,
Frenchman’s Cove,
J.T. Cheeseman,
La Manche,
Lockston Path,
Notre Dame
May 25September 10Sir Richard Squires
May 25September 17Sandbanks
June 1September 10Blow Me Down
June 1September 17Dildo Run,
Pinware River,
Pistolet Bay

Day Use Parks:

Opening dateClosing datePark
April 6October 9Chance Cove
May 18 October 9Arches
June 8October 9Cataracts,
Codroy Valley,
Deadman’s Bay,
Gooseberry Cove

Please note: All dates are subject to change depending on weather conditions at the time of opening.

2018 04 11                              2:20 p.m.