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Fishing Cove Campground – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

21425 Cabot Trail


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Located in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, this campground has 8 overnight unserviced sites in an open backcountry campground. Explore the 12-km return hike to your campsite which sits alongside an ocean cove at the base of MacKenzie Mountain. GPS Location: N46 47.792 W60 52.471

No fires allowed and no potable water available; bring camp stove and water, pack out garbage.

Campground services:

  • Pit privies; bring your own toilet paper.
  • Bear pole provided to safely store food and animal attractants

Reservations required by phoning 902-224-2306 and check-in at a Parks Canada Visitor Centre to obtain your backcountry permit. 

Park is open year-round but full visitor services are only available from mid-May until mid-October.


Please be responsible and join with us in caring for our environment. Take your garbage with you, keep wildlife at a safe distance, and stay on designated trails to protect fragile plant life. 

Nature, other visitors, and future generations will be thankful for your stewardship.

Photo credit for first two photos:

Parks Canada – Jacques Pleau

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