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Cheticamp Campground – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Opens: Friday, May 20 until Sunday, October 23

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

122 sites (most have fireplaces) with 69 tenting, 24 hook-up sites (E, W, Se; 15 & 30 amp),14 with electrical, 10 oTENTiks and 5 equipped camping sites.  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 and family corner and Wi-Fi
  • Playground
  • Firewood
  • Nearby in Cheticamp (10 minutes): laundry, camping supplies, internet, groceries, gas station, and restaurants
  • Cell phone reception varies within campground


  • Interpretive programming in July and August including nature presentations, discovery zones, tea talks and a weekly campfire. 
  • Nearby: daily guided plant walks ($7.30) and adventure night hikes ($14.70) mid-June to mid-September, geocaching.
  • In Cheticamp: golf, sandy swimming beach, cultural museums, whale tours, craft shops.
  • Get the whole family involved in geocaching to find Parka’s hat and learn to identify 5 native trees. Earn a Parks Canada souvenir and have a ton of fun!
There are several walking/hiking trails, including:
• Acadian for panoramic views of the coastline
• Salmon Pools for an easier hike along the river.
• Skyline (a 15-minute drive away) for a truly magnificent view of ocean & mountains.

Reservations: (877) 737-3783 (May 20 – Oct 10)

GPS Location: N46 39.121 W60 57.211

Facilities / Services:

  • Accessible
  • Bilingual/Multilingual staff available
  • Pets welcome


  • Flush toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers (Free)
  • Electrical hook-up
  • Sewage hook-up
  • Water hook-up
  • Unserviced
  • Cooking shelter
  • Open sites
  • Shaded sites
Detailed Information:

  • This property accepts American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Debit card.
  • Activities: Fishing, Hiking
  • Admission: Plus park entry fee; discount for 7 nights or more.
  • Directions: North of Chéticamp at park entrance.

Accommodation Amenities

  • Unserviced Lot
  • Open Sites
  • Shaded Sites
  • Playground
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Sewage Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers (Free)
  • Cooking Shelter
  • Pull Throughs


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Multi-Lingual
  • Pets allowed

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