Jeremy's Bay Campground
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
Jeremy's Bay Campground offers front country campsites for tents, trailers, and RVs, and three types of roofed accommodations: Ôasis, oTENTik, and rustic cabins. The Ôasis, oTENTik, and rustic cabins are located in Jim Charles Point.
Important announcements, fire bans, rules, notifications, and active superintendent orders.
Safety and guidelines
Weather, wildlife, drinking water, seaside, essential items, Seaside, Adventuresmart.
Camping, fires, firewood, boating, pets, wildlife, and more.
Day-use areas, backcountry, and Kejimkujik Seaside.
Facilities and services
Facilities and services, parking, washrooms, accessibility, rentals.
Equipment rentals from Whynot Adventure, The Keji Outfitters.
Activities and experiences
Things to do, camping, trails, paddle, Mi'kmaw petroglyphs, Dark-Sky Preserve, school programs.
A variety of guided experiences are offered daily in July and August.
Backcountry closure and continued full fire ban
Parks Canada is closing the backcountry at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site effective Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at noon. Backcountry reservations up to and including Monday June 5 will automatically be cancelled and fully refunded. No action is required by reservation holders.
A full fire ban continues for Jeremy’s Bay Campground and all front-country areas of the park. No open fires are permitted, including charcoal BBQs. The fire ban will be in effect until further notice.
No bridge at Jakes Landing
Please note: The Jakes Landing floating bridge will not be in place for the 2023 season.
There is no trail connection between Jeremy’s Bay Campground and Jakes Landing to Merrymakedge and beyond.
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
Outside of North America: 519-826-5391
Cost: See prices
Beginning April 15, 2023, contact email@example.com with your potential dates and group information.
We will contact you for confirmation and payment.
Cost: See prices
Upgrades and improvements
Parks Canada has completed significant upgrades and improvements to Jeremy’s Bay Campground to create a modern, safe, and inclusive experience for visitors:
- Ten new modern and inclusive washroom and shower facilities feature accessible, barrier-free design that meet the needs of diverse visitors. Facilities are gender-neutral, designed for improved privacy and personal security. The new combined facilities add convenience by reducing visitor’s travel distance to showers.
- New and efficient water and wastewater treatment systems provide a safe and reliable water supply.
- Environmentally-friendly facilities built using long-life span materials and low maintenance design and equipped with efficient lighting.
- New and newly-insulated and heated roofed accommodations! Five new heated Ôasis units as well as heated and newly insulated oTENTik village and rustic cabins at Jim Charles Point make shoulder season visits more comfortable. Visitors are still encouraged to bring warm clothing and sleeping bags during the shoulder season.
- Hikers and mountain bikers alike can enjoy the new Ukme’k Trail, 6.3 km of shared-use trail that connects the campground with popular day-use areas as it twists along the historic and culturally significant Mersey River.
This map shows the accommodations available in the three loops of Jeremy's Bay Campground (Meadow Loop, Slapfoot Loop, and Jim Charles Loop) and Jim Charles Point: unserviced sites, serviced sites, oTENTik, Ôasis, and rustic cabins.
Campground areas: facilities and services
The Ôasis, oTENTik, and rustic cabins are located in Jim Charles Point.
More information about the facilities and services at Kejimkujik.
This map shows the facilities and services available in the Meadow Loop. The Meadow Loop offers campsites for tents, trailers, and RVs. Some sites are serviced with electricity.
Unserviced sites (53 to 60 and 61 to 154)
Serviced sites (M1 to M52)
This map shows the facilities and services available in the Slapfoot Loop. The Slapfoot Loop offers campsites for tents, trailers, and RVs. Some sites are serviced with electricity.
Jim Charles Loop
This map shows the facilities and services available in the Jim Charles Loop.
This map shows the oTENTik village in the Jim Charles Loop. One of Kejimkujik's two oTENTik villages is nestled in the Jim Charles Loop, including one accessible oTENTik (335). The Jim Charles Loop also offers walk-in sites, and sites without electricity for tents, trailers and RVs.
Pet-friendly oTENTik (327, 332)
Jim Charles Point
This map shows the facilities and services available at Jim Charles Point. Jim Charles Point offers tent camping for groups, and newly re-designed roofed accommodations: oTENTik, Ôasis, and rustic cabins, including two accessible oTENTik (401 and 402).
Accessible oTENTik (401 and 402)
Pet-friendly oTENTik (408)
Pet-friendly rustic cabin (C5)
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.
A few rules
Rules that apply to the other campground sites also apply at Jeremy's Bay Campground. Please review general campground information.
- Check in time:
After 2 pm for campsites. After 3 pm for roofed accommodations
Visitors who would like to arrive at the campground earlier may enjoy the rest of Kejimkujik while waiting for their campsite to become vacant (a valid entry pass is required).
- After-hours registration:
Late must campers follow the posted instructions on the Campground Kiosk bulletin board for self-registration.
- Check out time:
Before 11 am.
- Quiet hours:
11 pm to 7 am
- Generator policy:
Generator use is permitted from 9 am to 11 am and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
- Electrical service amperage:
30 Amp service in all serviced campsites
- Visiting hours:
End at 11 pm
- Minimum age required for permit holder:
- Maximum length of stay:
- Maximum persons per site:
4 people or 2 adults with dependent children.
- Maximum vehicles per site:
2 vehicle or 2 motorcycles. Exceptions for RVs towing a vehicle. Otherwise park second vehicle in designated parking area.
- Maximum camping units per site:
2 tents or 1 RV/camper and 1 tent. Equipment must fit on graveled portion of the site.
- If there is no vacancy for your dates:
All of Kejimkujik's campsites and accommodations are reservable. If there is no vacancy showing for your dates, check back for cancellations.
Tourism Nova Scotia offers information on other places to stay. Call 902-742-0511 or 1-800-565-0000 (toll free in North America).
- Firewood policy:
To prevent the spread of invasive forest pests, bringing firewood to Kejimkujik is prohibited. All imported firewood is prohibited except kiln dried wood in a sealed plastic bag. More information
Firewood purchased in Kejimkujik is kiln-dried and bug-free. Kiln dried firewood is sold at the campground kiosk by the bag, with a mixture of hard and soft wood.
Most sites have a firepit. Do not leave fires unattended.
Visitors must comply with any restrictions on fires in effect during their visit. Check the important bulletins to see if there is a fire ban or temporary closure in place.
- Alcohol and cannabis policy:
Alcohol and cannabis consumption is permitted on registered Parks Canada campsites, but is prohibited in all other campground common areas (including beaches, playgrounds, and other public areas).
- Pet policy:
For their safety and the safety of wildlife, pets must be kept on leash at all times. Please make sure you clean up after your pets. Disposal bags and stations can be found at Merrymakedge beach and the Visitor Center. Do not leave pets unattended. Keep pets on graveled area of the campsite.
Pets are not allowed on public beaches, with the exception of the pet-friendly area at Merrymakedge Beach.
- Food and garbage:
Raccoons, bears, and other animals are attracted to food and food waste.
Please store all unattended food items (including coolers) in your vehicle, and NEVER store food in your tent.
For your safety, Parks Canada staff may seize unattended animal attractants.
Do not burn garbage.
Nova Scotia law requires waste to be sorted before disposal. Proper waste sorting will assist in recycling efforts, keep nuisance animals away, and leave your site in good shape for the campers who follow you.
Sorting stations are located throughout Kejimkujik.
A Kejimkujik National Park Fishing license is required for fishing. More details about licenses and regulations.
Equipment rentals are available from Whynot Adventure, the Keji Outfitters.
Reservations in advance are recommended.
Pick up your rental at Jake’s Landing.
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