Kejimkujik National Park
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Introduction

The sandy beaches, beautiful panorama of thousands of stars, forested setting, as well as the historical and cultural significance of Kejimkujik National Park makes it RV campers’ favorite destination for vacation. Located 18 km (11 miles) northwest of Caledonia, Nova Scotia, this national park offers various recreational activities including tours and programs, paddling, stargazing, bird watching, picnicking, fishing, hiking, cycling, lookout, canoeing and kayaking, dog walking, photography, and swimming, all of which make it just perfect for RV camping trips.

Featuring 344 RV campsites - some of which are equipped with electric hookups - as well as washrooms and hot showers, playgrounds, outdoor sinks, amphitheater, Wi-Fi, Sky Circle, Fire Circle with fire pits, Tent Dwellers Library and Tuck Shoppe, parking lots, dumping station, canoe/kayak rental facilities, and cabins, Kejimkujik National Park has got something for everyone!

In addition to these, Kejimkujik National Park tells the story of Mi’kmaq traditions through petroglyphs, heritage artefacts and First Nations interpreters, all of which bring to life the landscape and sky-scape with folklore four millennia deep.

Kejimkujik National Park protects 426 sq km (164 sq miles) of diverse habitat within two regions— the Dark Sky Preserve and the Kejimkujik Seaside, both of which offer amazing insights and experiences for campers and visitors.

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Transportation in Kejimkujik National Park

Driving

Kejimkujik National Park is located 18 km (11 miles) northwest of Caledonia, Nova Scotia, along Route 8, and is a simple drive-in park easily accessible by RVs, trailers, and other motorized vehicles. From Halifax located to its northwest, the park is a 167 km (104 mile) driving distance. Local paved and unpaved roads in the park connect to the campground and other areas of interest.

Parking

RV campers have a variety of parking options at Kejimkujik National Park, since the park has 11 parking areas distributed around its grounds. Two of these parking areas are at Jeremy’s Bay campground. You’ll find other parking spaces at or around George Lake, Loon Lake, Merrymakedge, Jake’s Landing, Mills Fall, Big Dam Lake, and the Kiosk in the park. Overnight parking is available at the park.

Public Transport

ParkBus offers seasonal day-trip transportation to the park from Halifax, and a passenger train service runs from Nova Scotia to Halifax.

Campgrounds and parking in Kejimkujik National Park

Campsites in Kejimkujik National Park

Reservations camping

Jeremy’s Bay Campground

Jeremy’s Bay Campground in Kejimkujik National Park features 344 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. The campground consists of three loops; Meadow’s Loop, Slapfoot Loop, and Jim Charles Loop. 154 campsites in the campground are equipped with electric RV hookups while the remaining 190 campsites do not have any RV hookups. RV length limit at the campground is 35 feet (11 meters). Campers with RVs/trailers longer than 35 feet (11 meters) can contact the park to determine if there is space available for their rigs. Eight of the campsites are wheelchair and of these, four have electric RV hookups.

Facilities and amenities at the campground include washrooms and hot showers, playgrounds, outdoor sinks, amphitheater, limited Wi-Fi, Sky Circle, Fire Circle with fire pits, Tent Dwellers Library and Tuck Shoppe, parking lots, dumping station, access to swimming beach and trails. Quiet hours are 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. Generators are allowed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. only.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Kejimkujik National Park

In-Season

Canoeing/Kayaking

RV campers enjoy awesome paddling experiences at Kejimkujik National Park, particularly along the waterways where the Mi’kmaq people paddled for thousands of years. As a result, campers usually can’t wait to canoe and kayak on these waterways, especially considering the fact that canoe and kayak rental equipment are available at the park.

The park offers paddling opportunities at the Mersey Stillwater Paddle and Pulling Water. Campers can also begin their paddling journey from Jake’s Landing, from lower Mersey River at the Eel Weir Bridge, from Big Dam Lake, and from Mersey River at the Visitor Centre.

Hiking

Hiking is a popular activity at Kejimkujik National Park as the trails lead RV campers through incredible habitats and scenery, as well as through areas that have historical and cultural significance. The hiking trails in the park vary in difficulty and include wheelchair and non-wheelchair accessible trails. The 14 trails in the park include Mersey Meadow wheelchair symbol, Mill Falls, Beech Grove, Flowing Waters, Hemlocks and Hardwoods, Farmlands, Rogers Brook, Grafton Woods, Snake Lake, Gold Mines, Peter Point, Mersey River, Slapfoot, and Jake's Landing to Merrymakedge Beach. Some of these trails are multi-use trails, and all the trails are worth hiking on to experience the immersive adventure at the park. You’ll definitely want to pack your best hiking boots for the trip to Kejimkujik National Park.

Biking

Biking, one of the favorite activities for RV campers at Kejimkujik National Park, offers vacationers the chance to see most of the areas in the park, particularly as there are five designated biking trails that lead to different parts of the park. All the biking trails add up to 45 km (28 miles) and offer riders opportunities to ride along the Meysey River, see bird species like hemlock, enjoy the bliss of a secluded sandy point, enjoy the view of the lakeshore, and ride through a unique old growth forest of yellow birch and sugar maple.

Off-Season

Winter Activities

Various winter activities at Kejimkujik National Park make the park a great place to visit in winter season. RV campers get to engage in winter hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and winter picnicking, making the park as enjoyable in winter as it is in summer. These winter activities at the park are however day-use activities only.

Picnicking

Picnicking at Kejimkujik National Park is an activity that vacationers always enjoy, particularly as the park has perfect picnic spots equipped with awesome picnic facilities. As campers enjoy their meals, they also enjoy the view of the park’s white sand beaches, abundant wildflowers, turquoise water, and the big blue sky. The spots for picnicking at the park include the Picnic Shelter, Scenic Lookout, Harbour Rocks Beach, Parks Canada Red Chairs, and St. Catherine’s Beach.

Geocaching

Kejimkujik National Park offers great geocaching opportunities for RV campers who love to enjoy adventurous hunts for caches hidden across the park. Moreover, the park offers various geocaching series for RV campers to participate in, including Species at Risk, Fire, Wetland Habitats, and Historic Waterways. With these programs, you will no doubt find that the geocaching experience is nothing short of memorable.

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