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Cheticamp Campground – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Located in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, this is a quiet family campground by the Chéticamp River, with the mountains as a backdrop. Approximately 8 km north of the village of Chéticamp. GPS Location: N46 39.121 W60 57.211


122 sites (most with fireplace) with 74 tenting, 24 hook-up sites (E, W, Se; 20-, 30- & 50-amp),14 with electrical, 10 oTENTik units. Please note that pets are welcome at campsites but not permitted in oTENTik units. Accessible sites are available.


Campground Services:

·      Washrooms with hot showers and flush toilets

·      Potable water

·      Kitchen shelters with picnic tables and wood stoves

·      Visitor Centre close by with nature bookstore, family corner, and Wi-Fi

·      Playground

·      Firewood

·      Cell phone reception varies within campground



·      Parks Canada programming in July and August including nature presentations, guided hikes, a weekly campfire, and Indigenous programming

·      Nearby: Guided sunset hike (applicable fees)

·      In Cheticamp: golf, sandy swimming beach, cultural museums, whale tours, craft shops, laundry, restaurants, groceries, gas stations


There are several walking and hiking trails, including:

·      Acadian for panoramic views of the coastline

·      Salmon Pools for an easier hike along the river.

·      Le Buttereau for breathtaking coastal views and Acadian history


Park is open year-round but full visitor services are only available from mid-May until mid-October.


Gone Fishing

Cape Breton Highlands National Park offers recreational fishing opportunities, in season, on its many lakes and streams. The most sought after species is the native brook or speckled trout. 

Before fishing in the national park, anglers should call ahead and confirm season dates and catch limits. There is a permit and licence fee applied, along with equipment restrictions. Regulations differ in most cases from those for fishing in provincial waters outside the park. Visitors can get updated information from Parks Canada at the warden office by calling 902-285-2582.

For more information on fishing in Cape Breton Highlands National Park visit



Please be responsible and join with us in caring for our environment. Take your garbage with you, keep wildlife at a safe distance, and stay on designated trails to protect fragile plant life. 

Nature, other visitors, and future generations will be thankful for your stewardship.

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