Camping and overnight accommodations

Gros Morne National Park

Reservation launch dates

We're moving our reservation system to a new platform! You need to create a new account this year, even if you’ve used our system before. Launch day can be very busy, so be sure you prepare in advance.

See launch dates and times
How to prepare for launch day

Parks Canada recognizes that being in nature provides important physical and mental health benefits. Going outdoors, including camping overnight, is a great way to maintain health and wellness.

Parks Canada’s reservation service has moved to an updated platform and visitors will now need to sign up for a new user account to make camping reservations at Newfoundland and Labrador’s national park campgrounds. On March 31, 2023, reservations for campsites, including backcountry sites, in Gros Morne National Parks will open at 8:30 a.m. NT.

Note:If you have a previous user account on the Parks Canada Reservation Service, you will need to set up a new user account once the service has moved to the new platform starting on March 3. Older account information will not be transferred to the new system so previous booking histories will not be available. The ideal time to set up a new account is between March 3 and March 12, or at minimum the day before the launch date in which you are interested. On the launch date, thirty minutes prior to reservations opening at 8:30 a.m., any visitors who are already navigating the reservation website, as well as new users joining the website, will be directed to a waiting page. Visitors who are on that waiting page are randomly assigned a place in a queue (a virtual line-up). The order is determined randomly and is not based on how long users have been on the website up to that point. Visitors who arrive later than 8:30 a.m. are placed at the back of the queue. When visitors reach their turn, they will be alerted via an on-screen message. At that point, they have 30 minutes to proceed to the reservation website.

Visitors can also make reservations on or after the launch dates by calling 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783) or 1-519-826-5391 outside of North America.

Important Dates to Remember

March 3 – 12 – The new Parks Canada Reservation Service will be live as of March 3. This is a good time to access the website, set up your new account, and get used to the new look.

March 31 – Reservations open at 8:30 a.m. for all campsites in Gros Morne National Parks, including backcountry camping.

Gros Morne National Park Campgrounds at a Glance

Gros Morne offers 236 campsites at five Parks Canada campgrounds which are suitable tents, trailer and recreation vehicles. Two of the five campgrounds are un-serviced (i.e. do not have electrical hook-ups).

Campground Trout River Lomond Berry Hill Green Point Shallow Bay
Opens 2 June 19 May 26 May 19 May 2 June
Closes 25 Sept. 8 Oct. 25 Sept. 8 Oct. 25 Sept.
Kitchen shelter
with wood stove
Flush toilets
Hot water & showers
Dumping station  
Wireless internet  
oTENTiks 1   2 1 1
Rustic Cabins     3    
Number of sites 44 33 66 31 60
Number of serviced sites  0  0  25  11

Visitors with special needs

In Gros Morne we are pleased to offer a number of supports for people and families with additional needs. These include accommodations such as Rustic Cabins for people with sensory processing needs, trails with accessible sections, trained and informed staff, and information kits when you arrive. Every person deserves the opportunity to enjoy our national parks. 

Primitive Camping

Primitive front country campsites are located along several park trails. Facilities at most locations include wooden tent pads, bear-proof food lockers or poles, and pit toilets. Portable stoves are required. Primitive campsites must be reserved in advance. Call 709-458-2417 or email for information on locations, permits and how to reserve a primitive campsite. Reservations and camping permits can also be obtained in person 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily from the Gros Morne National Park Visitor Reception Centre, Discovery Centre and Entrance Gate Kiosk. These sites are not maintained between October and May each year.

Green Gardens  

Gros Morne Mountain at Ferry Gulch 


Snug Harbour 

Trout River Pond at back end 

Private Accommodations and Camping

Accommodations are available from private operators in the nearby communities of Trout River, Woody Point, Glenburnie–Birchy Head–Shoal Brook, Wiltondale, Norris Point, Rocky Harbour and Cow Head. Further information on accommodations and camping can be found on the Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism website and the Visit Gros Morne website. Information about community businesses and services is located in the Facilities and Services section.  

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