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BOOKING INFORMATION

Directions

Spednic Lake Provincial Park

Spednic Lake Provincial Park is located on the lower Southeast end of Spednic Lake in New Brunswick. It is an approximately 15 minute drive from the Village of McAdam to the campground. Searching the campground on Google Maps will take you directly to the campground, however we do not recommend driving the gravel Route 630 road South from the Village of Canterbury, as this road is not well maintained, especially during the Spring. Visitors from areas West of Fredericton and North of Woodstock are better served by coming from Route 635 through Thomaston Corner, and eventually through McAdam. Normally, the gravel road leading off Route 630 to the campground is graded by Victoria day weekend (seasonally dependent).

Visitors from the United States can cross the border in Vanceboro (currently open 24/7 entering Canada), and are then a short drive from the campground off of Route 630.  

Gravel Island & Scott Brook Provincial Parks

Located approximately 11 &14km off the paved road which turns to gravel past Canoose, Gravel Island and Scott Brook are located directly on the banks of the St. Croix River off of Route 745. To navigate there, do not use Google Maps! Due to a recurring issue with Google Maps, it thinks the best travel route is through the United States.

From St. Stephen:

Take Route 3 North until you see signs for Loon Bay, take the left onto Route 745 through Oak Hill. Travel to the end of the road past Canoose. Scott Brook is located approximately 3.5km past Gravel Island Provincial Park

From Fredericton:

Take Route 3 towards St. Stephen. Take a right turn onto Route 730 (Scotch Ridge), and take another right turn onto Route 745 in Oak Hill at the 4-way stop. Head North on Route 745 before reaching Canoose and continue on Route 745 until the campgrounds.

Facilities

  • There are limited amounts of reservable campsites available at each Provincial Park:

    • 13 Tent Sites and 8 Trailer Sites at Spednic Lake,

    • 7 Tent Sites and 8 Trailer Sites at Scott Brook,

    • 3 Tent Sites and 6 Trailer Sites at Gravel Island.

  • The campsites are designed and maintained to ensure a semi-wilderness frontcountry camping experience.

  • Some sites are not directly accessible by car and require a short walk-in.

  • There are no electrical hook-ups available in any campground.

  • Guests must obtain their own drinking water prior to arriving at the campground as there is no running/potable water available.

  • There are no showers/sinks at the campgrounds.

  • Toilet paper is supplied in the outhouses. Please consult with the park host if none is available.

  • Guests must practice carry-in/carry-out principles as there are no garbage bins/disposal at the campgrounds. Guests are responsible for taking garbage and recyclables with them when they leave.

  • Trailers must have proper equipment to contain black and gray water which must be disposed of at proper dumping stations.

  • There are no dumping facilities in our parks; illegal dumping will result in fines and bans.

  • There is a $25.00 clean-up fee charged to permit holders who leave an unclean site.

  • There is no cellular service at the campgrounds. Cell service can be found near the border crossing at St. Croix, NB, and Vanceboro, Maine, or by heading towards McAdam on Route 4 from Spednic Lake. At Scott Brook/Gravel Island, service is usually available by heading towards Canoose/Oak Hill on Route 745.

Reservation Policies

Reservations

  • Sites are reservable on a “first-come-first-served” basis. No special accommodations will be made for any individual(s).

  • The date reservations open up will be announced via social media sometime before the end of April. Reservations can be made in the Make a Reservation section of the website or by phoning 207-952-9069.

  • Camp sites will be open from the Friday of Victoria day long weekend , until the Monday of Labour Day long weekend each year. Representatives of the St. Croix International Waterway Commission (the Commission) reserve the right to extend the camping season each year.

  • Representatives of the Commission have the authority to rent sites as “seasonal rentals” at any time. At the end of the camping season, names and contact information are collected to enter interested parties into a “raffle” for select sites at Spednic Lake Provincial Park. These sites are sites 12, 16, 20, and 22. The availability of seasonal rentals are subject to change at any time.

  • Full payment will be charged upon booking. No sites/reservations will be held without payment.

  • Once a reservation is complete, any changes to that reservation may result in additional charges. Please ensure that your reservation is correct at the time of booking.

  • Reservations can be extended after booking, provided that sites are available.

Cancellations, Refunds, and No-Shows

  • As of 2024, refunds will not be issued for cancelling a reservation. Refunds may be issued for extenuating circumstances, or for campground operations issues.

  • Guests can cancel their reservations by using the online reservation service at any time, or by calling the administrative office.

  • Refunds will not be given for bad weather.

  • Reservations cannot be moved to a different date.

  • Reserved campsites will be held for the first night of the booking, but if the permit holder does not arrive before 10:00AM the next morning, the site will be forfeited without refund, and the site can be re-booked.

  • The maximum stay at campsites is seven consecutive nights. Guests seeking longer stays must inquire by phone. This does not apply to the sites that have been designated for seasonal use.

The reservation system will not allow campsite bookings within four (4) days of the planned arrival dates to avoid conflicts with “walk-in reservations”. If guests are interested in reservations within this four (4) day period, they must call the administrative office to inquire about availability.

Pricing

  • As of April 1st, 2023, the pricing for reservable campsites at Spednic Lake, Scott Brook, and Gravel Island Provincial Parks has changed:

    • All tent sites at Spednic Lake, Scott Brook, and Gravel Island are now $20.00 per night (formerly $15.00).

    • All trailer sites at Spednic Lake, Scott Brook, and Gravel Island are now $25.00 per night (formerly $20.00).

    • Monthly trailer sites at Spednic Lake are now $550.00 per month (formerly $400.00)

    • The price for a seasonal campsite at Spednic Lake is now $1,500.00 (formerly $1,200.00).

  • The price of a bundle of firewood at the campgrounds is $6.00. Please consult with the park host for pickup and purchase. Firewood can be purchased in advance in conjunction with your reservation.

Campground Policies

Check In / Out

  • Check in is after 2:00PM /check out is by 12:00PM (Atlantic time)

Site Information

  • Tent sites are limited to two (2) sleeping accommodations (tents) per site.

  • A maximum of six (6) people are permitted to stay on a campsite, with an exception for families (parents + children).

  • Trailer sites are limited to one (1) trailer, and (1) tent per site. Persons utilizing trailer sites as tent sites may have up to a maximum of two (2) tents per site.

  • Any guests seeking to have more than the maximum number of accommodations per site must receive written permission from the administrative office, or the park host on duty.

  • Campsite permit holders are responsible for leaving their site in clean and sanitary condition upon departure and are responsible for the conduct of all people on their site during their stay.

Campsite and Fire Pits

  • Fires are restricted to authorized fire-pits or to self-contained fire rings approved by the park host on duty. Commission staff will dispose of all fire ashes - Please consult with the park host on duty.

  • Fires can be restricted at any time by the park host. Provincial fire bans mandate the restriction of fires in our campgrounds. The Commission complies with all provincial burning restrictions. It is the permit holder’s responsibility to obey all fire restrictions.

  • Campfires must never be left unattended.

  • Firewood is available to purchase at the campgrounds, as well as within the local area. Please only burn locally sourced firewood to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Quiet Hours

  • Campground quiet hours are from 11:00PM to 7:00AM. Campfires must be extinguished during quiet hours.

  • No person shall disturb any other person by disorderly conduct, loud or unnecessary noise, or swearing/verbal abuse. Noise must be limited to respect other users of the campgrounds.

  • The use of generators is restricted between 9:00PM and 9:00AM. Exemptions may be issued for medical reasons - please consult with the park host for details.

  • All generators must be operated and stored in an area away from fuels, dry grass, and other combustible objects.

  • Generators must be operated in a way that prevents excessive noise. The operation of generators may be restricted at the discretion of the park host if determined to be excessive.

Pets

  • Pets must be leashed or tied up within campground boundaries. Owners are responsible for making sure their pet does not disturb or harm other guests and staff.

  • Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Pets must not be left unattended at any time or for any reason.

Firearms and Fireworks

  • The use of fireworks, firearms, air-rifles, bows, crossbows, or explosives is prohibited at all campgrounds. The violation of this policy will result in additional charges against the permit holder, and a permanent ban from campground facilities.

  • All firearms must remain cased and safely stowed inside the campgrounds.

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Use

  • The operation of ATV’s or other off-road vehicles is prohibited in all campgrounds. The campgrounds are located on land governed by the New Brunswick Parks Act, which prohibits the use of ATVs .

Boat / Canoe Launches

  • The use of the trailered boat-launch at Spednic Lake Provincial Park is available free of charge for public use. Persons utilizing this launch must park at the backside of the main parking lot to avoid conflicts with other users.

  • The canoe launches at Scott Brook/Gravel Island are available free of charge for public use. Users must park their vehicles off the main roadways, and in the designated parking area at each campground.

Bans

  • Verbal and/or physical abuse directed towards staff and other users of the campgrounds will not be tolerated. The park host reserves the right to ban individuals permanently from campgrounds where the action of a park guest is verbally or physically abusive.

  • The St. Croix International Waterway Commission and/or its authorized representatives reserves the right to limit the number of people, vehicles, and accommodations at each site, and to restrict open fires at any time. The Commission, while making every effort to look after your well-being, is not responsible for any personal injury, loss, or damage of personal property.

  • Please note: the St. Croix International Waterway Commission is a registered non-profit and charitable organization. All revenues derived from campground reservations are put directly back into the campgrounds by either paying for staff wages, repairs and maintenance to infrastructure at the campgrounds, purchasing and repairing equipment, and more. These campgrounds are managed for the use of the public, provide waterfront access to the beautiful St. Croix Waterway, and are designed to provide guests with a near-wilderness experience. Please help keep it that way.

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