Stay under the stars in PEI National Park and be serenaded by the sound of the wind and waves!

With two campgrounds and a variety of camping options (including tent and RV sites, oTENTiks, our new Bunkies and equipped campsites) near beautiful beaches and trails, Prince Edward Island National Park offers many choices for visitors who want to stay overnight. The camping season runs from June to September. 

For the latest information on what’s open and closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit: Hours of operation and COVID-19 and your visit to PEI National Park.  

To stay informed on accurate and up to date travel information to and from PEI, please visit the provincial public health website

Both campgrounds have accessible features. For more information on accessible facilities in the park, please visit: Accessible facilities

Reservations

Parks Canada Reservation Service: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783).

Regulations

Cancellation policy

Our Parks Canada cancellation policies will be in full effect this year. For more information: Frontcountry camping cancellation policy and oTENTik camping cancellation policy

Firewood regulations

To protect the park from invasive species, visitors are not allowed to bring their own firewood into the park. This includes firewood that has been bought at another park. Firewood is available for purchase at both campgrounds.

We all share the responsibility to help protect Canada’s forests. Learn more: Don't Move Firewood (Canadian Food Inspection Agency).


Campgrounds

Cavendish Campground

A group of four young adults sit around a fire pit  at one of Cavendish Campground's waterfront sites in daylight with a yellow tent behind them.

✓ 200+ sites (options for tents, RV, oTENTik and Bunkie camping)
✓ Some sites with accessible features
✓ Cavendish Campground Beach (with lifeguards on duty in July and August) 
✓ Close to Homestead Trail and the Cavendish Dunelands Trails
✓ Close to Green Gables Heritage Place
✓ Weekly interpretation programs and activities

 More information 

357 Grahams Lane, Cavendish
GPS Coordinates: -63.407655 46.496795
Telephone: 902-566-7050
Open from June 7 to September 26, 2022

Features

Our largest campground features over 200 sites and an exclusive supervised beach. Exceptional recreational activities abound, including the spectacular 10 km Homestead Trail, suitable for hiking and cycling. The campground offers showers, flush toilets, a laundromat, kitchen shelters, some sites with accessible features, a playground and Parks Canada store. 

Following post-tropical storm Dorian 

During post-tropical storm Dorian in September 2019, more than 80 percent of the trees in the Cavendish Campground area were destroyed or damaged, and 2 to 4 meters of coastline eroded. The rehabilitation of affected areas is ongoing.

Map

Download a Cavendish Campground map (PDF, 2.83 MB).
 

Stanhope Campground

A young family of four sits around a campfire in daylight at Stanhope Campground.

✓ 100+ sites (options for tent, RV, oTENTik, Bunkie and equipped camping) 
✓ Some sites with accessible features
✓ Close to the Gulf Shore Way
✓ Close to Stanhope Beach
✓ Weekly interpretation programs and activities 

More information 

983 Gulf Shore Parkway, Stanhope
GPS Coordinates:  -63.110329 46.422453
Telephone: 902-566-7050
Open from June 7 to September 5, 2022

Features

Stanhope Campground is a quiet, scenic campground with over 100 sites, located minutes from the bustling Covehead Harbour. The campground is located along the Gulf Shore Way, a 10 km seaside trail ideal for cycling, inline skating or walking. 

The campground offers sites with accessible features, washroom facilities with hot showers and flush toilets, kitchen shelters, a laundromat, playground and Parks Canada store. Stanhope Beach, located 1 km from the campground, has surfguard supervision in July and August as well as an accessible ramp, mobility mats, and a beach wheelchair available for use. 

Map

Download a Stanhope Campground map (PDF, 2.43 MB). 

Camping options

Tent and RV campsites

A man and woman camping at an RV site with a picnic table in PEI National Park.

Tent and RV camping in PEI National Park is one of the most memorable ways to truly experience and appreciate the natural beauty of the area.

Stay close to nature in one of our wonderful campsites, at your preferred comfort level. Both of our campgrounds offer something for everyone, from fully serviced sites to a more back-to-basics experience. 

For more information:

oTENTiks

A small child in a wheelchair moves up the ramp of an accessible Parks Canada oTENTik, while a woman and young girl sit at a picnic table on the front deck.

Check out Prince Edward Island National Park’s authentic oTENTik!

A structure that blends the fun of a tent with the convenience of a cabin, oTENTik is an appealing option for those who want a camping experience without the hassle. Take away the need for piles of supplies, tent pegs, and poles and you’ve got a fuss-free vacation in the making. 

 More information 

Each oTENTik sleeps 5 to 6 people, and they are available for reservation at Cavendish Campground (6 sites) and Stanhope Campground (8 sites). 2 oTENTik sites at each campground are equipped with accessibility features. 

Amenities:

  • Parking area
  • Picnic table
  • Barbeque
  • Fire pit
  • Four Adirondack chairs
  • Kitchen gear, including dishes and cutlery

What to bring:

  • Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and toiletries
  • Food, drinks, a cooler, and a water container
  • Matches or lighter to light the campfire
  • Slippers or indoor shoes – the first rule of camping is keeping the tent clean by removing outdoor footwear!

For more details on oTENTik camping in PEI National Park:

Bunkie accommodations

Two people sit smiling at a picnic table in front of a Cavendish Campground Bunkie, with Adirondack chairs and a fire pit behind them. 

Enjoy a peaceful and extra-comfortable camping experience with a roof over your head in PEI National Park’s new off-grid accommodation: the Bunkie!

The Bunkie is a small cabin for 2 to 4 people. Each Bunkie includes one queen mattress bed and a double mattress loft. This space allows campers to fully relax and unwind without lugging much extra gear along with them.  

Six Bunkies are currently available, with 2 in Stanhope and 4 in Cavendish. 

 More information 

Amenities:

  • Parking area
  • Picnic table
  • Propane heater
  • Battery powered lantern
  • Fire pit
  • Camping stove with propane

What to bring:

  • Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and toiletries
  • Food, drinks, Dishes, eating utensils, a cooler, and a water container
  • Matches or lighter to light the campfire
  • Slippers or indoor shoes – the first rule of camping is keeping the cabin clean by removing outdoor footwear! 
More information: 

Equipped Campsites

Person crouching in front of tent with sleeping pads  

Pack lightly and help make your vacation stress-free by booking one of our equipped campsites at Stanhope Campground! Each of the campsites comes set up with the basics for camping for up to four people.

Three equipped campsites are available side-by-side (sites 101, 103 and 105).  

 More information 

Amenities:

  • Tent for up to 4 people
  • Sleeping pads
  • Camping chairs
  • Battery powered lantern
  • Camping stove with propane
  • Fire pit
  • Parking area
  • Picnic table
  • Access to electricity and water

What to bring:

  • Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and toiletries
  • Food, drinks, dishes, eating utensils, a cooler, a water container
  • Matches or lighter to light the campfire
More information: 
  • Kitchen gear rental bins are also available at Stanhope Campground kiosk at a rate of $25/night. The bins include dishes, utensils and pots. To book a bin please call 902-672-6350 or inquire about availability at the kiosk on arrival.
  • Campground information