Malady Head campground
Terra Nova National Park
- oTENTik: 10 sites (with wood stove, without electricity)
- Unserviced: 89 sites
Operating season: June 23 to September 10, 2023
Get back to nature in Newfoundland, camping at Malady Head. Find your corner of the forest with just your camping gear, the stars above, and individual fire pit on sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RVs, as well as oTENTiks. Services include cook shelters, flush toilets, and showers.
Within this pet-friendly campground, there is a play area and hiking trail with an impressive view over a winding inlet and vast stretches of woodland. Just down the road are several Newfoundland rural communities with sandy beaches, restaurants, and shops.
Group camping is available at Malady Head Campground. For more information, please contact the park directly.
Download the detailed map of Malady Head Campground here.
- Malady Head Campground Map (PDF, 405 KB)
General camping information
- Kiosk hours:
- Check with the Park (709-533-2801 or 709-533-6774)
- After hours registration:
- Self-registration at the kiosk. Follow the instructions posted at the kiosk.
- Check in time:
- Any time after 2 pm.
- Visitors who would like to arrive at the campground earlier may enjoy the rest of the park while waiting for their campsite to become vacant (a valid national park entry pass is required).
- Check out time:
- Before 11 am.
- Quiet hours:
- 12 am midnight to 7 am.
- Maximum length of stay:
- 21 nights
- Maximum persons per site:
- 6 people (exceptions may be possible for 2 adults with their dependent children to a maximum of 7 people).
- Maximum vehicles per site:
- 2 vehicles: maximum 1 wheeled camping unit and 1 regular vehicle. We do not permit 2 wheeled camping units on the same site.
- Maximum camping units per site:
- 1 camping unit and 1 dining screen tent.
- Generator policy:
- Malady Head Loop B and oTENTiks are generator free zones. Generator use in other sections is limited between 7 am and 12 am (midnight).
- Fire policy:
- Firewood is sold by the bundle. Firewood is available for purchase at Newman Sound convenience store or in local communities.
- In designated fire pits only
- No other open fires are permitted.
- Please do not cut wood or gather dead wood from the forest.
- No charcoal barbecues and propane fire pits are permitted.
- Alcohol policy:
- Alcohol can be consumed on registered sites only (not at communal firepits, kitchen shelters, washrooms, etc.).
- Pet policy:
- Pets must be leashed at all times. They must not be left unattended.
- Pet owners are asked to collect and dispose of any solid pet waste.
- Internet/Wi-Fi access:
- There is no Wi-Fi access at Malady Head Campground.
For information regarding camping fees for Terra Nova National Park please see our Fees page.
Malady Head kiosk (seasonal)
Administration office (8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, year round)
- Telephone: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783) 8 am to 6 pm local park time; or
- Website: Parks Canada Reservation Service
General park information:
- Telephone: 1-888-773-8888
- 8 am to 8 pm Eastern Time, April to September
- 10 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, October to March
Parks Canada has 24/7 Emergency Dispatch Centres that receive reports and assist in the management of visitor safety, wildlife, law enforcement or wildfire incidents.
- Duty Officer: 1-709-571-0470
Other emergency contacts
- RCMP: 1-709-533-2828
- Ambulance: 1-709-533-2111
- Fire Department: 1-709-533-1111
Terms and definitions
- Guests select the specific campsite or accommodation when they make their reservation. All front-country camping reservations made through the Parks Canada Reservation Service (PCRS) are site-specific reservations.
- Operating Season (Nights)
- The "Operating Season" is the nights that the campground is open. Sometimes the campgrounds are open for longer than the period for which they accept reservations. Any dates of the "Operating Season" outside of the "Reservable Period" are dates that the campground operates on a first come, first served basis only.
- Reservable Period (Nights)
- The "Reservable Period" is the nights for which you can make a camping or accommodation reservation. Note that many campgrounds may be open longer than this period, and operate outside of these dates on a first-come, first-served basis.
- The administration/entrance booth of a particular campground, this is where you "check-in" and register your arrival.
- Car, truck, motorcycle, truck-camper, motorhome, or recreational vehicle. A motor home pulling another vehicle may count as two vehicles.
- Camping Unit
- Tent, tent-trailer, truck-camper, trailer, 5th wheel, motorhome or recreational vehicle.
- Serviced Site
Refers to a campsite offering either electrical, water, and/or sewer hook-ups or any combination of these services directly on the campsite. Fully-serviced sites offer electrical, potable water, and sewer hook-ups. "Unserviced" sites do not offer any of these hook-ups.
The terms "serviced" and "unserviced" refer to the individual campsites; they do not refer to the washroom facilities or other amenities available at the campground.
- Drive-through Site
- Campsite where the driver does not have to reverse their vehicle to exit (there is a separate entrance and exit to the individual campsite). Ideal for larger vehicles and trailers.
- Walk-in Site
- Campsite which requires some degree of walking to access the site, and therefore requires a tent. Vehicle will be parked a short distance away.
- Overflow Site
- Overflow campsites vary from park to park, and may range from a paved area to park a camping unit (not generally suitable for tents) to a more traditional, grassy site. They are unserviced and are not reservable.
- Accessible Site
- A campsite which is accessible to guests with limited mobility.
A designated structure for campfires located on a campsite. Check availability, as not all campsites offer a fire pit. In some parks, a fire permit is required to have a fire.
In some parks, only communal firepits are available, and access is shared with other guests.
- Fire permit
- In some campgrounds, guests will require a valid fire permit to have a campfire. A fire permit may include firewood. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
- In some campgrounds firewood is sold by the bundle, whereas in others a fire permit may give the holder access to the campground wood pile. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
- First-come, First-served Site
- Campsites that are available on a first come, first served basis only. These sites are only available to guests who are physically located at the campground. These sites cannot be registered over the telephone or on-line. These campsites may be available for only 1 night or for multiple nights depending on availability.
- Shoulder Season
- Shoulder season refers to the season before and after the peak season. While many campgrounds remain open outside of their peak season, the services offered during this period may be limited (please check with the park for more details).
- Entrance Pass
- A valid National Park Entrance Pass is required for all visitors to National Parks that have entry fees.
- Daily Entrance Pass
- A daily entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park on a per day basis for the period of time indicated.
- Annual/Seasonal Entrance Pass
- An annual or seasonal entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park for the period of time indicated.
- Parks Canada Discovery Pass
- The Parks Canada Discovery Pass permits visitors unlimited entry to the participating Parks Canada national parks and national historic sites across Canada, for a period of 12 months.
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