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campsite along the St. Croix

We hope you find the information in this section helpful in planning your next trip to the St. Croix Region. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the site, please get in touch!
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to make a reservation?
    We take reservations for our three campgrounds at Spednic Lake, Scott Brook, and Gravel Island from long weekend in May (Victoria Day) through the long weekend in September (Labour Day). 

    While you do not need to make a reservation before you arrive, please be aware that these three campgrounds are often booked months in advance and may be full, particularly on weekends and holidays. If you'd like to avoid disappointment, we recommend making a reservation for these sites prior to arriving. 

    If you plan on staying at our river and lake-only access sites (Canoe In Only) in Maine or New Brunswick, you do not have to make a reservation but these sites are quite often occupied during weekends and holidays.  We highly recommend that those looking for a quiet wilderness experience visit during the week. 
    Posted Apr 5, 2019, 11:28 AM by G-Suite Manager
  • Do I have to let Customs know that I am going on the water?
    In short, yes. You must also begin and end your trip in the same country, without making landfall on the opposite shore. 

    If you are American citizens, beginning and ending your trip in the US, follow the instructions on the USBP website, here. We suggest that you send a trip plan to the nearest US Customs office in advance of your trip, to speed things along. So long as you do not visit a "foreign port," make landfall in Canada, or meet other boats mid-stream, you'll be fine. You can also cross over to Canada and make your trip entirely on the Canadian side.

    If you are Canadian citizens, you can begin and end your trip on Canadian soil or US soil. Before your trip, report to Fosterville, St. Stephen or St. Andrews wharf, or call the Marine Telephone Reporting Centre at 1-888-226-7277. They are going to ask you questions, so be prepared. Visit CBSA's webpage on reporting so you have the information you need. 

    If you are a frequent boater, we strongly suggest applying for the appropriate program (I-68 or CANPASS) to speed up the process. 

    We also suggest that you contact the appropriate border agency if you have any questions or concerns about your trip at all. We want you to enjoy the St. Croix, safely and legally.
    Posted Jun 11, 2013, 7:38 AM by G-Suite Manager
  • Can I book a campsite for the whole season?

    Yes you can.  However, these sites cannot be booked online via our reservation system (as you are limited to 7 day bookings).

    For any of our campsites, you will need to call if you would like to book more than 7 nights. 

    For Seasonal Camping, we have four (4) sites Spednic Lake Provincial Park.  These sites are restricted to #12, 16, 20 and 24.   

    Rates are as follows:

    $400/month  for the months of May 1 - 31, June 1-30, July 1-31 or August 1-September 3

    $1200/season for the season set out as May 1 - September 3 (Victoria Day to Labour Day) 

    If you are interested in a long-term booking, please contact our office by email to director@stcroix.org.

    The SCIWC will be making long-term bookings to allocated sites via a draw in the each year (contact our office for details or check out our Facebook page).

    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. This new method of allocating long-term bookings was adopted to create transparency and ensure fairness.

    Posted Apr 5, 2019, 11:52 AM by G-Suite Manager
  • We always have a few drinks on the river, but I've heard that I can be fined for this. Is that true?
    Being impaired while in a canoe or kayak is dangerous, and as the St. Croix River is a public place, it is also prohibited by law.   We absolutely do NOT condone any consumption of alcohol or drugs while on the River and are not responsible for any related incidents that result.

    Posted Apr 5, 2019, 12:11 PM by G-Suite Manager
  • It's the holiday weekend. Can I set off fireworks?
    All campsites on the St. Croix system are public campsites (state of Maine or province of NB) and it is therefore illegal to set off fireworks from within our parks and campsites
    Posted Sep 2, 2015, 5:57 PM by G-Suite Manager
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