Camping

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Kejimkujik offers a variety of camping experiences including front-country campsites for tents, trailers, and RVs, group camping, backcountry campsites accessible by hiking or paddling, and roofed accommodations.

Camping is available from May to October. Camping is not permitted from November to April.

How to make a camping reservation

How the Parks Canada Reservation System works on launch day.

Jeremy's Bay Campground

Tents, trailers, RVs, roofed accommodations, Oasis, oTENTik, rustic cabins, inclusive washrooms.

Roofed accommodations

Types of roofed accomodations, equipment, rentals, accessibility, pets, reservations.

Backcountry camping

Hike or paddle to tent campsites or rustic cabins, reservations, rules, maps, safety, rentals.

Jim Charles Point Group Campground

Tent only campground for groups. Four sites, near Kedge Beach. Call Kejimkujik to register.

The changing forest

Hemlock woolly adelgid is an invasive insect that is damaging and killing Eastern hemlock in Kejimkujik. Parks Canada developed an operational restorative...

Exploring Kejimkujik with Live Life in Tents!

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Animated Parks Canada logo.

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Nova Scotia. [Visitors canoe along the Mersey River before gathering on-shore to cook, eat, and socialize at a back-country site.]

[Visitors hike along one of many forested trails, glancing up at the sky through the tree canopy.]

[Visitors canoe from Kejimkujik Lake into one of the various branching rivers.]

[Visitors partake in the petrogylph tour guided by a Parks Canada interpreter.]

[Visitors canoe on Kejimkujik Lake during sunset.]

[Visitors gather at a back-country shoreline for dinner cooked on an open fire and to socialize.]

[Overhead shot of the Mersey River.]

[Man laughing and enjoying the outdoors.]

[Overhead shot of the Mersey River.]

[Visitors bike over bridges and along trails.]

[A visitor hikes throughout Kejimkujik with his camera and takes photos while exploring Kejimkujik.]

[Canoers paddling in Kejimkujik Lake.]

[Cyclists bike over a bridge].

[Canoers paddling in the middle of Kejimkujik Lake during sunset.]

Parks Canada logo.

Animated Canada wordmark.

Kejimkujik: A Family Experience

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[Parks Canada logo]

music (no narration)

[A shot of an oTENTik in a forest.]

[Title: Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.]

[Young children open their eyes in their beds.]

[One of the young boys sits up in his bed with a big smile on his face.]

[Both of the children crawl down from their bunk bed and fall onto their parents who are also asleep in the oTENTik]

[One of the young boys runs through tall grass in a wooded area.]

[The two boys are looking at something in the forest their father pointed out.]

[The family is on the Petroglyph site next to the lake looking at the old carvings.]

[The youngest boy throws a rock into the lake.]

[The family is talking with the interpreter by the monument and around a plaque]

[The father and the two boys are walking on the rocks near the edge of the lake]

[The family is paddling down the Mersey River in a canoe.]

[The father is biking on a trail in a forest with the older boy in an attachment behind him.]

[The older boy is playing on a playground where he slides down a slide.]

[The family goes swimming at the beach.]

[Close up shots of his hands and feet climbing up a rock.]

[Medium shot of the boy at the top of the rock overlooking the lake. He does a fist pump.]

[The family goes into the oTENTik and the kids seem really excited]

[The older boy is laying back down in bed a closes his eyes.]

[A wide shot of an orange red sky as the sun is setting.]

[Parks Canada Logo]

[© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by Parks Canada, 2015.]

[“Canada” wordmark]

Camping is available from May 20 to October 30. Camping is not permitted from November to April.

Kejimkujik offers a variety of camping experiences from front-country campsites for tents, trailers, and RVs to backcountry sites accessible by hiking, biking, or paddling.

For a more private and cozy night, stay in one of four types of roofed accommodations: oTENTik, Ôasis (new for 2021), rustic cabin, or yurt.

The five new heated Ôasis units, and the heated and newly insulated oTENTik tents and rustic cabins at Jim Charles Point, now with mattresses, are ideal options for cozier shoulder season visits. Visitors are still encouraged to bring warm clothing and sleeping bags during the shoulder seasons.

Ten new modern and inclusive washroom and shower facilities feature an accessible, barrier-free design to meet the needs of diverse visitors. The new facilities are gender neutral, designed for improved privacy and personal security. The facilities are larger for improved comfort and are strategically placed, reducing travel distance to showers.

Learn more about Jeremy's Bay campground, Jake’s Landing, Jim Charles Point, group camping, and backcountry camping.

Reservations

Kejimkujik reservations open on February 17, 2022 at 8 am AST

Parks Canada reservation service
1-877-RESERVE (737-3783)
Outside of North America: 519-826-5391

Cost: See prices

Group camping

Contact Kejimkujik to register: 902-682-2772, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, beginning in June.

Camping experiences

A family sitting at a picnic table and around a campfire with their RV in the background.
Jeremy's Bay Campground
  • Campsites for tents, RVs, and trailers:
  • Meadow loop (154 campsites)
  • Slapfoot loop (100 campsites)
  • Jim Charles loop (89 campsites)
  • Ten oTENTik together in a village
  • Near washrooms, showers, running water, and dishwashing sinks
A large group of campers gathered around a campfire.
Jim Charles Point
  • Four group campsites with multiple tent pads
  • Eight oTENTik together in a village
  • Five Ôasis
  • Three rustic cabins
  • Near washrooms, showers, running water, and dishwashing sinks
Three campers enjoying a picnic table at a backcountry campsite surrounded by trees with a view of the lake.
Backcountry camping
  • Canoe/portage, hike, or bike to your site
  • 46 campsites for tents
  • Two rustic cabins
A group of children roasting marshmallows over a campfire.
Group camping
  • Group camping reservations: 902-682-2770 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, beginning in June)
  • Four group campsites with multiple tent pads
  • Located at Jim Charles Point
  • Near washrooms, showers, running water, and dishwashing sinks
Five young people wearing life jackets and sitting on the dock with canoes and kayaks on the shore in the background.
Jake's Landing

Roofed accommodations

An oTENTik tent made of canvas and wood, shown in a clearing surrounded by trees on a sunny day.
oTENTik
  • Ten oTENTik in the Jim Charles Loop (one accessible, two pet-friendly)
  • Eight oTENTik at Jim Charles Point (two accessible, one pet-friendly) 
Three teardrop shaped Oasis units elevated by stilts among trees in the forest.
Ôasis
  • Five Ôasis at Jim Charles Point
A rustic cabin made of wood shown in a clearing surrounded by trees.
Rustic cabins
  • Two rustic cabins in the backcountry
  • One rustic cabin at Jake's Landing
  • Three rustic cabins at Jim Charles Point
A wood and canvas yurt surrounded by trees on the shore next to a river.
Yurt
  • One yurt at Jake's Landing

Be prepared

You are responsible for your own safety. Be prepared for changing weather conditions, be aware of hazards, and have adequate information and equipment to ensure a safe visit.

Current advisories, warnings, and closures Visitor safety Prepare for your activity with AdventureSmart
Equipment rentals
Whynot Adventure

Equipment rentals are available from Whynot Adventure, the Keji Outfitters.

Reservations in advance are recommended.

Pick up your rental at Jake’s Landing.

Learn-to Camp

Are you interested in camping but don’t know where to begin? The Parks Canada Learn-to Camp program equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident planning and carrying out your first camping adventure.

More information

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Please note that Kejimkujik National Park Seaside is a day-use site only; however, camping is available just across the bay at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

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