Primitive camping

Kouchibouguac National Park

Kouchibouguac National Park offers three different backcountry camping locations. Each one offers fireplaces, picnic tables and pit toilets. Firewood is available on site.

Well water is available at Petit-Large (spring, summer and fall only) and Sipu only, however these wells are under a boil water advisory. Ask Park attendants about the water situation.

Campers must register at the Visitor Centre.

Site name Sites Availability Well water Coordinates Accessible by
Petit-Large 8 Year-round Summer only 46.793895, -64.976519 Foot (summer only), ski, snowshoe, bike
Pointe-à-Maxime 4 Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend No 46.779006, -64.897320 Canoe, kayak
Sipu 4 Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend Yes 46.802373, -64.995864 Foot, canoe, kayak


A visitor by the fire at her campsite in the winter.
Winter primitive camping at Petit-Large

This primitive campground, which has eight sites, is open year-round.

It is located in a field surrounded by forest, about 3.5 km from the Pijeboogwek parking lot and 0.5 km from the Petit-Large shelter.

In the winter, a toboggan on skis is available to help transport your material to the site. Ask the park attendant on duty at Pijeboogwek.

Dogs are not permitted on cross country ski trails. Visitors with dogs are asked to use snowshoeing or walking trails.


This campground has four sites and is accessible only by canoe and/or kayak.

Typically open from mid-May to mid-October, it is located is the southern part of the Park near Cap Saint-Louis wharf.

There is no well water available at this site.


Typically open from mid-May to mid-October, this campground has four sites and can be reached by canoe or by foot.

It is located along the Kouchibouguac River.

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