Camping

There are three types of camping sites along the Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail.

  • Developed Campsites, teepees and platforms and warming shelters.
  • Designated camping areas to preserve ecology and habitat.
  • Find a spot and leave no trace.

Teepee and Platform sites.

Starting with the teepee and platform sites, these are camping areas that are listed on the New Brunswick Parks Reservation system which require a prepaid reservation. The Teepees provide an enclosed shelter and a bit of nostalgia if you choose to stay in one or several of them. The teepees are considered primitive camping sites with little or no amenities. There are composting toilets at each teepee campsite and each site is situated in close proximity to water.

There are six Teepee and Platform camping sites along the trail. All of them are within the Trail Delta Zone for accessibility for maintenance for trail managers and volunteers.

The six sites are as follows:

Gitpu (Eagle) Teepee and four platforms.

N47°29’26.46” W 65°40’18.96”

Gitpu is located roughly 2 km upriver from Gegoapsgog of Section C-D. This campsite sits along the banks of the Nepisiguit River on ancient pink granite surrounded by mixed forest. The little point at Gitpu has beautiful oak trees. Facing the river, if you look to the right, you will see Gitpu menigu (eagle Island) where a large bald eagle nest can be seen in a giant white pine at the head of the island.

Plamu (Salmon) Three platforms.

N47°26’25.14” W65°42’18.90”

Plamu is located not far out of the way within Access E on highway 360. This is a small three platform campsite with no composting toilet. We ask that hikers go far from the campsite and bury their feces.

Gopit (Beaver) Teepee and three platforms.

N47°21’33.60” W65°50’42.36” (platforms)

N47°21’30.30” W65°50’43.00” (teepee)

Gobit is a beautiful site located on the top of the famous Nepisiguit Narrows near Access H. It is near the gorgeous views of the narrows and the Nepisiguit River.

Muin (Bear) Teepee and three platforms.

N47°24’27.78” W65°43’9.27”

Muin is located at the Chain of Rocks at the end of section E-F. One of our more popular sites, Muin is frequently visited by day hikers who walk in from Access E and back. There is a composting toilet on this site. The cascading flow of the Chain of Rocks rapids is a beautiful scenic spot which is popular among visitors.

Tiam (Moose) Teepee and three platforms.

N47°22’32.34” W65°55’51.72”

Tiam is rightfully named as it is located in an area frequently visited by moose. The Campsite sits close down on the river making it a great place to enjoy that morning cup of coffee while looking up and down the beautiful river vistas.

Geonig (Otter) Teepee and three platforms.

N47°22’17.34” W66° 1’2.34”

Geonig is a unique campsite nestled up off the river along Coles Brook. The campsite overlooks the beautiful cascading brook where the water flows over moss covered rocks. It is situated under old pine and hardwood mixed forest. Geonig is the last developed campsite of its kind along the trail.

Camping from Heath Steele to Mount Carleton (Access L-U)

Heath Steele Bridge Up to four tents on this site.

N47°22’27.36” W66° 4’5.06”

Gravel Bar Up to three tents on this site.

N47°22’58.66” W66°12’15.09”

Indian Falls (Gapskw) Two tents only on this site.

N47°21’52.63” W66°15’46.85”

Camp Gigtun Up to three tents on this site.

N47°22’58.65” W66°22’13.58”

Blue Ledge Lake road Up to three tents on this site.

N47°23’4.42” W66°28’25.96”

Popple Depot Pit Up to four tents on this site.

N47°23’53.99” W66°30’51.86”

Corkers Gulch Up to four tents on this site.

N47°23’2.75” W66°33’55.93”

Charnisay Up to three tents on this site

N47°22’26.90” W66°37’19.86”

Sixty-Nine Mile Brook Up to three tents on this site.

N47°21’51.64” W66°38’52.68”

Little South Branch Up to four tents on this site.

N47°20’54.96” W66°41’18.54”

Warming Shelters

Construction planned in summer of 2021.

In addition to the designated camping sites on the upper section of the trail are four developed warming shelters that are constructed to provide temporary shelter for hikers who need a place to stop, rest and warm up. The site will also have room for a few tents should a hiker choose to stop at one of these sites for the night. The warming shelter locations from East to West (and they are as follows):

Warming Shelter #1

Papog’jigj (Bah Bohk jeej) “Little playful waters.” – 40-mile brook.

N47°23’32.70” W66° 7’9.01”

Warming Shelter #2

Wantaqpegitg (wan·tahk·pe·gitk) “flowing calmly” – Grants Brook.

N47°22’2.22” W66°14’19.28”

Warming Shelter #3

Gelo’tg (ge·loodk) “The guards, -watchers of the river.” Below Devil’s elbow.

N47°23’19.68” W66°24’4.20”

Warming Shelter #4

Pagoegonaq (ba-go-egg-go-nawk) “Where the water gets shallow.” Little south Branch.

N47°20’54.96” W66°41’18.54

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