Provincial Parks & Reserves

Hiking Over The Sea Cave In The Dungeon Provincial Park In Bonavista
Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve
Louil Hills in Terra Nova National Park

Perhaps the best thing about the many parks and reserves found all over Newfoundland and Labrador is the diversity of the experience you can have. From unspoiled, rugged, natural landscapes to tidier, cultivated family-friendly areas – all will give you a taste of the richness of our environment.

Nature viewing, birdwatching, hiking, kayaking, swimming, relaxing, boating, camping, cross-country skiing and many other enjoyable activities take place in our parks. They are ideal places to escape urban life and roast marshmallows or gaze at the stars at the end of a full day.

Day-Use Provincial Parks

These are smaller – but just as scenically beautiful – parks best defined by their particular environmental features. Both Deadman's Bay and Gooseberry Cove are famous for their lovely sandy beaches; Cataracts has a deep river gorge with two cascading waterfalls; Chance Cove offers an ocean trail perfect for viewing whales, icebergs and birds; Codroy Valley has beautiful views over a river and estuary; Arches, a massive sea-carved rock formation, and Dungeon is so called because of its mysterious collapsed sea cave.

Ecological Reserves

Many of our unique wilderness and ecological reserves are also open to the public and offer the kind of astonishing brush with nature you might never expect to stumble upon. From ancient awe-inspiring fossil collections found at Mistaken Point UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fortune Head, and Table Point, to the botanical wonders of Watt's Point, Burnt Cape, and Hawke Hill. As well as offering stunning scenery, Cape St. Mary's and Witless Bay Seabird Ecological Reserves will get you closer than your ever thought possible to a range of fascinating bird species.

Parks Offering Camping

There are 13 provincial parks throughout Newfoundland and Labrador that offer camping. Many have fully-serviced lots. Others can only accommodate RVs with a space for parking. Most of the provincial parks open in late spring and close in early fall.

Locations of Parks and Reserves

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before departure.


Print Directions

Driving distances and calculations derived using Google Maps. Actual driving times may vary. GPS coordinates have been provided by tourism operators. Please confirm location with operator before departure.

Helpful Links

Government of Newfoundland & Labrador - Wilderness and Ecological Reserves

Government of Newfoundland & Labrador - Map of Wilderness and Ecological Reserves (PDF)

Government of Newfoundland & Labrador - Provincial Parks website

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