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Provincial Park Fees & Services

Camp in Comfort and Safety

The provincial parks system offers a wide variety of campsites, services and programs.

All our camping parks have attractive campsites in private locations, and have picnic tables and fireplaces.

Please note all prices include HST.

Reservation Fees

The cost to make a reservation is $10.50 (incl. tax); to change a reservation is $8.40 (incl. tax); there is no charge to cancel a reservation. The reservation fee is separate from camping fees or vehicle entry fees. The reservation fee is non-refundable and covers the operating cost of the Provincial Parks Reservation Service. This fee is charged per call/online transaction. Reservation fees are charged when you make a reservation.

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Camping Fees/Permits

All vehicles entering a park will be charged either a $5.00 Vehicle Daily Permit (per vehicle) or a $20.00 Vehicle Seasonal Permit fee (per vehicle). The Vehicle Seasonal Permit will gain you access to all Provincial Parks for the season in which it was purchased.

To camp you must have a valid permit. You can buy permits at the park office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. daily. A camping permit is valid for the park in which it was issued. Permits expire at 2:00 p.m. following the last day of validation. If you wish to stay longer you must pre-register prior to 3:00 p.m. All visitors to campsites must register at the checkpoint.

Camping Permits ( refunds are not available for sites booked)

Fully serviced sites include electrical and water services as well as services provided to partially serviced sites.

Available at Dildo Run, Frenchman's Cove, J.T. Cheeseman, La Manche, Lockston Path, and Notre Dame

  • Nightly permits - $23.00
  • Weekly permits - $142.00
  • Monthly permits - $565.00
  • Seasonal permits - range from $1,863.00 to $2,139.00 depending on the park.
    • Frenchman's Cove, J.T. Cheeseman, La Manche, Lockston Path and Notre Dame Provincial Parks are $2,139
    • Dildo Run Provincial Park is $1,863.00

Partially serviced sites include access to comfort stations (flush toilets and hot showers), pit toilets and water taps.

Available at Barachois Pond, Blow Me Down, Butter Pot, Dildo Run, Frenchman's Cove, J.T. Cheeseman, La Manche, Lockston Path, Notre Dame, Pinware River, Pistolet Bay, Sandbanks and Sir Richard Squires Memorial Provincial Parks.

  • Nightly Permits - $15.00
  • Weekly permits - $92.00
  • Monthly permits - $370.00
  • Seasonal permits - range from $1,135.00 to $1,395.00 depending on the park.
    • Butter Pot, Barachois Pond, Frenchman's Cove, J.T. Cheeseman, La Manche, Lockston Path and Notre Dame Provincial Parks are $1,395.00
    • Sandbanks Provincial Park is $1,295.00
    • Dildo Run, Pinware River, Pistolet Bay and Sir Richard Squires Memorial Provincial Parks Provincial Parks are $1,215.00
    • Blow Me Down  Provincial Park is $1,135.00
  • Shower - Visitors that are not staying in the park will be charged a service fee of $5.00 per shower.

Unserviced sites include access to pit toilets and drinking water. Chance Cove Provincial Park is the only unserviced camping park in the system. This park does not have designated campsites or onsite staff. There is no fee associated with camping here.

Group Camping. Campgrounds available at Barachois Pond, Butter Pot, Lockston Path and Notre Dame Provincial Parks.

  • There is no charge associated with group camping. The group campgrounds are bookable by contacting the above parks and is based on availability.

Remote Camping. At Barachois Pond Park you can camp in remote sites at the 340 metre summit of Erin Mountain. We ask that you please register at the park office.

Winter Camping

  • Includes access to pit toilets and firewood and also includes access to sites via skiing and snowshoeing - $175.00/season (please note, these sites are available on a seasonal basis only). Available at Butter Pot and Notre Dame Provincial Parks. Sites are limited and are available on a first-come; first-served basis. These sites are not located within the summer camping loops.
  • Winter storage is $100.00 per season. Available at Butter Pot, Notre Dame and Barachois Pond Provincial Parks.

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Laundromats

In the comfort stations at Barachois Pond, Blow Me Down, Butter Pot, Dildo Run, La Manche, Lockston Path, Notre Dame, Pinware River, Pistolet Bay, Sandbanks and Sir Richard Squires Memorial Provincial Parks, you can enjoy the benefits of washers and dryers. Each wash - $1.50. Each dry - $25¢.

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Fires and Firewood

For your convenience, firewood is provided in parks with camping facilities and is available at designated locations for a fee. Ask for details at park checkpoint. Fires must be confined to the fireplaces provided. Please respect the environment and do not leave a fire unattended and make sure it is completely extinguished before leaving. During summer periods, open fires may be restricted; please consult park staff. Open fires are not permitted in unstaffed parks. When barbecuing, please place used charcoal in the fireplace or in a container provided. Firewood bundles are $5.00 - $7.00.

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Boat Hire

In Sir Richard Squires Memorial Provincial Park you can rent rowboats. The fee is $10.00 per half day.

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Cross Country Skiing

At Butter Pot and Notre Dame Provincial Parks you can cross country ski on groomed trails. This is a free service.

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Private Sector Program

In addition to the facilities offered by Parks and Natural Areas Division, the private sector has developed services in a number of parks. In partnership with the private sector we are improving our facilities and services.

Private sector facilities presently operating are:

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Park Structural Rental

Specific park structures are available for you or your organization to rent. If you are interested in renting one of these in a Provincial Park you may do so for a fee. For the Ski Chalet (Notre Dame) it ranges from $25.00 to $200.00 depending on the length of time, group and time of day. For all other structures there is a flat rate of $200.00.

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Special Services - Guided Tours

In some locations you may be able to avail of a guided tour or other special services from our staff. These special requests can be made at the park or you may contact 709-635-4520 for further information. If you require interpretive services where an Interpreter is required to join a tour group the fee is a rate of $35 per hour or $225 for a seven hour day.

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Pets

For the comfort of all visitors and park wildlife, all pets in a park must be kept on a leash. Parks and Reserves managers have the authority to impound roaming animals.

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Use of Alcoholic Beverages

The consumption of alcohol in Provincial Parks is restricted to designated camping and picnic sites. Possession of, or drinking from, a container of alcoholic beverage in any other area of the park, including park roads, beaches or trails, is prohibited.

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Park Staff

Staff are there to help you and service with a smile is guaranteed. Your suggestions are always welcome. All parks with camping facilities, and some with day-use facilities, are staffed during the summer operating season. Park staff are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the park. All Parks and Reserves Managers and Rangers are authorized by the Provincial Parks Act to enforce park rules and regulations. Parks and Reserves Managers and Rangers have completed training to deal with emergency situations. First aid materials are available at the park office.

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Recreational Vehicle Storage

Most parks with camping facilities offer the convenience of recreational equipment storage. You can get a permit to store your RV when it is not in use. To store it during the summer park operating period there is a fee of $3.00 per day. To store it during winter months there is a fee of $100.00. Please note that this service is available at Butter Pot, Notre Dame and Barachois Pond Provincial Parks only. Those wishing for further information are advised to contact:

Recreational Vehicle Storage

Tel: (709) 635-4520

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Sewage Disposal Stands

Stands are available at Barachois, Blow Me Down, Butter Pot, Dildo Run, Frenchman's Cove, J.T. Cheeseman, La Manche, Lockston Path, Notre Dame, Pinware River, Pistolet Bay, Sandbanks and Sir Richard Squires Memorial Provincial Parks. This service is free to those camping overnight in these parks. All others are charged a $5.00 fee.

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