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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.
Pit privies; bring your own toilet paper. No fires allowed and no potable water available; bring camp stove and water, pack out garbage. Reservations accepted; backcountry permit required.
Admission: Park pass required.
GPS Location: N46 47.792 W60 52.471
Photo credit for first two photos:
Parks Canada – Jacques Pleau