Camping on the Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail

1. Platform Sites.

There are six platform camping sites along the trail. All of them are within the Trail’s Delta Zone (ie. between Access Points A and L). With the exception of the Salmon (Plamu) site they are equipped with a composting toilet. Each site has three or four platforms.

Descriptions of the six platform sites:

Gitpu (Eagle) Teepee and four platforms.

N47°29’26.46” W 65°40’18.96”

Gitpu is located roughly 2 km upriver from Pabineau Falls on Section C-D. The site is dominated by a large pink granite "shelf" jutting into the river. A perfect spot to prepare a meal or relax after a day on the trail. 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 less than a 100 meters south of 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 located on the top of the famous Nepisiguit Narrows near Access H. A number of observaton points offer spectacular views of the Narrows' steep canyon walls and the rushing river below.

Muin (Bear) Teepee and three platforms.

N47°24’27.78” W65°43’9.27”

Muin is located at the Chain of Rocks near Access F. It is popular among day hikers who walk in 8 km from an SNMT parking lot at Access E (highway 360) to see the Chain of Rocks rapids. There is a composting toilet on this site.

Tiam (Moose) Teepee and three platforms.

N47°22’32.34” W65°55’51.72”

Tiam is well named as it is located in an area frequently visited by moose. Its wide open vistas give unobstructed views of the river or night skies. Perfect for savouring a steaming cup of coffee!

Geonig (Otter) Teepee and three platforms.

N47°22’17.34” W66° 1’2.34”

Geonig is on an enchanting hillside of old pines and mixed hardwoods through which Coles Brook cascades over moss covered rocks.

2. Primitive Camping

    Finding naturally flat and reasonably drained areas to pitch a tent along the Trail can be surprising difficult. However, twelve so-called primitive campsites have been developed. They have no amenities but offer the most natural of settings for those seeking a complete escape from civilization.

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”

3. Shelter Sites

The SNMT has 6 sites, each with one shelter. Two more sites will have a shelter constructed during the summer of 2023. The shelters have a pitched roof, a wooden floor and three walls of cedar logs (one side open) and can accommodate as many as 6 hikers. Leaving the eastern trailhead at Daly Point Nature Reserve, the first shelter is located at Gitpu camp site, a distance of 25 km. Once past Gitpu and when all the shelters are in place, the gaps between them will vary from 10 to 18 kilometers. (Updated January 16, 2023)

Shelter Km 25

Gitpu “Eagle”

N47°29’7.70” W65° 40’26.56”

Shelter Km 41

Muin “Bear” – Chain of Rocks.

N47°25’5.10” W65°41’57.24”


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Shelter Km 84

(Formerly known as Shelter #1)

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

N47°23’32.70” W66° 7’9.01”

Shelter Km 95

(Formerly known as Shelter #2)

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

N47°22’2.22” W66°14’19.28”

Shelter Km 110

(Formerly known as Shelter #3)

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

N47°23’19.68” W66°24’4.20”

Shelter Km 139

(Formerly known as 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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