Note: Due to COVID-19, the visitor experience at Parks Canada places will be different than it has been in the past. The health and safety of visitors, employees and all Canadians is of the utmost importance.
Parks Canada is asking visitors to comply with recommendations from Nova Scotia public health authorities by wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, and by respecting recommended social distancing measures at all times.
Parks Canadas network of protected places is large and diverse. Visitor access, services, and even opening dates may vary across Cape Breton Island and Canso depending on local circumstances. Please visit pc.gc.ca/ns and follow Parks Canadas social media channels for information and updates on the status of all Parks Canada places.
Part of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, MacIntosh Brook Campground is nestled in the Grande Anse Valley, a hardwood valley between North and MacKenzie Mountains, 5 km from Pleasant Bay.
Description: A wide open, grassy area with 10 unserviced sites alongside MacIntosh Brook. This is a beautiful campground to enjoy breathtaking fall scenery. Charge up at our EV charging stations before continuing on your journey.
? Washrooms with flush toilets
? Large kitchen shelter with wood stoves
? Boil water before drinking
? Pay by self-registration or at Park Visitor Centres
There are several walking/hiking trails nearby:
? MacIntosh Brook for a walk in old-growth forest along the river to a waterfall. Interpretive panels share Mi’kmaw culture.
? Lone Shieling to see a replica of a Scottish crofters hut
? Benjies Lake to stroll to a quiet and peaceful lake where moose can sometimes be seen.
GPS Location: N46 48.753 W60 46.063
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.