Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Kejimkujik offers a variety of camping experiences including roofed accommodations (oTENTik, Ôasis, rustic cabin, and yurt), front-country campsites for tents, trailers, and RVs, group camping, and backcountry campsites accessible by hiking or paddling. Learn more about Jeremy's Bay campground, Jake’s Landing, and Jim Charles Point.

Partial fire ban in effect

A partial fire ban will be in effect throughout Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site (front and backcountry) beginning Thursday, May 16, until further notice.

⛔ No fires are permitted between 10 am and 7 pm. This also applies to charcoal BBQs (including the public ones at Merrymakedge Beach).

This fire ban includes ALL open fires, EXCEPT the following are allowed:

👍 portable gas-powered fire pits*
👍 gas-powered stoves and barbeques designed for cooking*
👍 gas-powered lanterns (enclosed flame)*
👍 fires in the woodstoves provided in the picnic shelters*

*provided they are under direct supervision and CSA-approved

Group camping reservations

Beginning May 13, 2024, at 8:30 am, call 902-682-2772 with your potential dates and group information. 

Cost: See prices

More information

How to make a camping reservation

Essentials for new campers and tips on how to book your campsite.

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.

Google Street View

Check out the campground using Google Street View (from May 2013).

Equipment rentals

Equipment rentals are available from Whynot Adventure, the Keji Outfitters. Reservations in advance are recommended.

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside

Kejimkujik National Park Seaside is a day-use site only. Camping is available at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park.

Learn-to Camp

Are you interested in camping but don’t know where to begin?

Exploring Kejimkujik with Live Life in Tents!


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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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[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.]

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

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Camping is available from Victoria Day weekend (mid-May) to the end of October. Camping is not permitted from November to April.


Parks Canada Reservation Service: 1-877-RESERVE (737-3783) | Outside of North America: 519-826-5391

Cost: See prices

Facilities and services

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 diverse needs of 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.

More information about facilities and services

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.

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