Backcountry Camping in Kejimkujik National Park

Site 15, Kejimkujik National Park
Site 15, Kejimkujik National Park, after the rain

It was raining as we set up our tents on Big Muise Island in Kejimkujik Lake.  Three days later, I had to bail rainwater out of the canoe as we paddled back to Jake’s Landing from Site 13 on Ritchie Island.  In between, however, we had a couple of very pleasant days enjoying the warm water of the lake, the quiet forested islands, the wildlife – even the loud, musical bullfrogs that kept us awake at night – and, of course, our own good company and food.

Backcountry campsites can be booked 60 days in advance.  For peak summer season, you really have to book that far ahead.  So when the day comes, you go, rain or shine!

Site 13, Kejimkujik National Park
Site 13, Kejimkujik National Park.

If you go:

Here is the Keji Park official site. It does not give a lot of detailed information.  The next link is better.
Friends of Keji have a more informative and useful website.
A very loud bullfrog. Heike Ortscheid photo.

Finally, here you can download a Google Earth kmz file that will show the backcountry campsites on Google Earth.  Very cool.

2 Replies to “Backcountry Camping in Kejimkujik National Park”

  1. Hello Heather,
    I’m not sure how this happened at all, however I live in Lunenburg, NS and just yesterday I was going through the dashboard of my car and I came across a large amount of Travel Documents/ Postcards/ Journals & old and new tickets belonging to both a Heike Ortscheid, and Yann Cebron. I have no idea how they got in my car, but I thought that they may be of value to her seeing as there are documents ranging in dates from 2008 – next month. If you have any idea how to get in contact with her, or if either of you would like to contact me to get these values returned to owner, please just e-mail me at [e-mail removed for security]

    1. Thank you Ashley. Heike and Yann have their papers back, thanks to Ashley’s conscientiousness, the power of Google, the search engine friendliness of WordPress blogs, the fact that I used Heike’s photo in this post and gave her credit for it, and a mutual friend who carried the documents to Germany.

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