2014 Reservations Update

posted Apr 7, 2014, 9:27 AM by Heather Almeda
After a cold and snowy winter, we are all dreaming of sunny days spent on the banks of the waterway. On April 4, our Board of Commissioners met and confirmed our rates, rules and policies for the 2014 season, and we'd like to share them with you!

Our campgrounds have become increasingly popular and reservations are highly recommended, particularly for weekends and holidays. Remote, water-only access sites in Maine and New Brunswick are still available for free on a first-come, first-serve basis, as they have been in the past.

Interested campers may make reservations in two ways:
2014 Rates

The daily rental rates will remain the same as they were in 2013. Tent sites are $10 per day (one tent), and tent/trailer sites are $15 per day (two tents or one trailer.) Extra tents are $5 per tent, per night.
Please note that if you choose a site that is a tent/trailer site, the base rate is $15 per night, regardless of whether you place tents or a trailer on that site.

Long-term bookings at Spednic Lake Provincial Park

At Spednic Lake Provincial Park, we offer selected sites to campers who are looking to book for longer periods of time. The monthly rate for these sites is $382.50, and the rate for the entire season (Victoria Day to Labour Day) is $1080. If you are interested in a long-term booking, please contact Abby at (506)466-7550 by April 11.

The SCIWC will be making long-term bookings to allocated sites via a draw on April 14, 2014. People who have indicated interest will be drawn randomly and given the choice of available sites in the order they are selected. Those successful in the draw will be notified immediately. If an allocated site is not booked as a seasonal site, it will become available for daily reservations.

The sites allocated for long-term bookings are 13,18, 22 and 24 only. Campsite maps are available on our Reservations page. This new method of allocating long-term bookings was adopted to create transparency and ensure fairness. The number of seasonal sites is limited to reduce environmental impacts and enable more people to enjoy the beauty of our park.

Reservation rule updates - Updates for 2014

The SCIWC has updated its reservation policies to reduce administration costs and address issues from 2013. These rules are based on the rules and policies of NB Provincial Parks. The full reservation and cancellation policy for SCIWC-managed campsites, as well as park rules, may be found in our reservation and cancellation policy section.

A minimum 50% deposit of the entire booking cost is required at the time of booking. All people wishing to make a reservation at our campsites will need to provide 100% of payment for the entire reservation that is being made 30 days before arrival. If you choose to make a 50% deposit, an additional processing fee will be added to process the second payment 30 days before your arrival date. There will be no exceptions to this rule, which was created due to the actions of several individuals in 2013. We will not hold campsites without payment. Those people who wish to make group bookings should contact us.

A non-refundable fee of $5 will apply to every reservation. Reservations that are cancelled more than 14 days before the arrival date will be refunded, minus the $5 fee.

Cancellations made within 14 days, or no-shows, are not eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be given to users who do not complete the terms of their reservation unless they have provided the SCIWC with the details of these changes 14 days prior to arrival. Refunds will not be given due to poor weather, unless our campgrounds are not accessible by road due to weather conditions.

Once a booking has been completed, any changes to that reservation will result in a $5 fee. The exception to this is if you would like to extend your stay, or if you have additional tents with you at the time of arrival. These payments can be made at that time.

The maximum stay at any of our sites is 7 consecutive nights. The exceptions to this are the four sites that have been designated for seasonal use at Spednic Lake Provincial Park.

What does that mean for me?

In order to make a reservation:
  • You will need to provide a minimum of 50% of the total cost of your reservation when you make the booking. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal. You may also pay in cash or in person, but your booking will not be confirmed until payment is made.
  • You will need to be sure of the dates and the number of sites you need. Otherwise, you will be charged every time you call or email to make a change to your booking. You will be charged for reducing the time of your stay, changing the number of sites booked, or which sites are booked.
  • You can always add tents when you arrive by paying our staff, and you can extend your booking at no cost, provided no other reservations have been made.
  • You will need to provide your name, address, telephone number, and a valid email address. If you are booking more than one site, you will need to provide the name and contact details for one adult (18 years or older) for each site that you book. 
The SCIWC looks forward to welcoming you to the St. Croix throughout the season. Our staff members are happy to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you make your stay a wonderful one.

The St. Croix International Waterway Commission is a registered charity in Canada and the US. We maintain campsites, boat launches and facilities throughout the waterway, on behalf of Maine and New Brunswick. Your registration fees go directly toward the maintenance and upgrade of these facilities.
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