Stay under the stars in PEI National Park and be serenaded by the sound of the wind and waves!
With two campgrounds and a variety of camping options near beautiful beaches and trails, Prince Edward Island National Park offers many choices for visitors who want to stay overnight. The camping season runs from June to September.
Please note, as per Province of Prince Edward Island regulations, travel into Prince Edward Island is restricted.
Both campgrounds have accessible features. For more information on accessible facilities in the park, please visit: Accessible facilities.
2021 reservations will launch on April 23
Reservations for the 2021 PEI National Park camping season will open on April 23 at 8 am Atlantic Daylight Time, instead of January. This will give you more time to consider the latest COVID-19 measures. It may also help reduce the need for cancellations.
Your upcoming visit will be different than in past years, due to the ongoing pandemic. Plan ahead using our COVID-19 page to check what services will be available.
Parks Canada Reservation Service: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783).
For campers outside of Prince Edward Island
Travel to and from Prince Edward Island is currently restricted due to COVID-19 measures. We do not recommend making a reservation until the Government of Prince Edward Island has confirmed that travel from your province to PEI will be permitted.
Reservations that are cancelled due to travel restrictions this year will incur a non-refundable cancellation fee. To stay informed on accurate and up to date travel information to and from PEI, please visit the provincial public health website.
To protect the park from invasive species, visitors are not allowed to bring their own firewood into the park. Firewood will be available for purchase at both campgrounds.
We all share the responsibility to help protect Canada’s forests. Learn more: Don't Move Firewood (Canadian Food Inspection Agency).
✓ 200+ sites (options for tents, RV and oTENTik camping)
✓ Some sites with accessible features
✓ Cavendish Campground Beach (with lifeguards on duty in July and August)
✓ Close to Homestead Trail
357 Grahams Lane, Cavendish
GPS Coordinates: -63.407655 46.496795
Open from June 8, 2021 to September 26, 2021
Our largest campground features over 200 sites and an exclusive supervised beach. Exceptional recreational activities abound, including the spectacular 8 km Homestead Trail, suitable for hiking and cycling. The campground offers showers, flush toilets, a laundromat, kitchen shelters, some sites with accessible features, and a playground and Parks Canada store. Campfires are permitted on selected sites.
Following post-tropical storm Dorian
During post-tropical storm Dorian in September 2019, more than 80 percent of the trees in the Cavendish Campground area were destroyed or damaged, and 2 to 4 meters of coastline eroded. Cavendish Campground remained closed for the 2020 operational season due to damage caused by this storm. Many significant repair and clean-up activities to address the damage caused by the storm that were planned for spring 2020 were delayed due to COVID-19.
As a result, the rehabilitation of affected areas is ongoing and will continue through calendar years 2020 and 2021. Cavendish Campground is expected to be open for camping in summer 2021.
Download a Cavendish Campground map (PDF, 1.33 MB).
Please note: This campground map is from before post-tropical storm Dorian made landfall on September 8, 2019.
✓ 100+ sites (options for tent, RV and oTENTik camping)
✓ Some sites with accessible features
✓ Close to the Gulf Shore Way
✓ Close to Stanhope Beach (accessible features, lifeguards on duty in July and August)
983 Gulf Shore Parkway, Stanhope
GPS Coordinates: -63.110329 46.422453
Open from June 8, 2021 to September 6, 2021
Stanhope Campground is a quiet, scenic campground with over 100 sites, located minutes from the bustling Covehead Harbour. The campground is located along the Gulf Shore Way, a 10 km seaside trail ideal for cycling, inline skating or walking.
The campground offers sites with accessible features, washroom facilities with hot showers and flush toilets, kitchen shelters, a laundromat, playground and Parks Canada store. Stanhope Beach, located 1 km from the campground, has lifeguard supervision in July and August as well as an accessible ramp, mobility mats, and a beach wheelchair available for use.
Download a Stanhope Campground map (PDF, 871 KB).
Tent and RV campsites
Tent and RV camping in PEI National Park is one of the most memorable ways to truly experience and appreciate the natural beauty of the area.
Stay close to nature in one of our wonderful campsites, at your preferred comfort level. Both of our campgrounds offer something for everyone, from fully serviced sites to a more back-to-basics experience.
For more information:
Check out Prince Edward Island National Park’s accommodation option on the north shore - the authentic oTENTik!
A structure that blends the fun of a tent with the convenience of a cabin, oTENTik is an appealing option for those who want a camping experience without the hassle. Take away the need for piles of supplies, tent pegs, and poles and you’ve got a fuss-free vacation in the making.
Each oTENTik sleeps 5 to 6 people, and they are available for reservation at Cavendish Campground (8 sites) and Stanhope Campground (6 sites). 2 oTENTik sites at each campground are equipped with accessibility features.
- Parking area
- Picnic table
- Fire pit
- Four Adirondack chairs
What to bring:
- Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and toiletries
- Food, drinks, a cooler, and a water container
- Matches or lighter to light the campfire
- Slippers or indoor shoes – the first rule of camping is keeping the tent clean by removing outdoor footwear!
For more details on oTENTik camping in PEI National Park: