Camping at Indian Brook

“Where Else Can You Camp Comfortably at the Edge of Wilderness?”

Have old-fashioned grass and ground underneath you and still be near the Cabot Trail. At the edge of the Indian Brook Wilderness, along the Indian Brook River, just below the Indian Brook waterfalls, you’ll have access to tent sites, fire pits, picnic tables, Church Pond and Indian Brook swimming holes, along with a plethora of Cape Breton’s finest sights and activities right at your fingertips:

– Swim, fish and kayak/canoe
– Hike, bird and moose gaze
– Cook, play and enjoy solitude

Our campgrounds are terrific for:

– Cyclists,  alone or in groups, of all stripes…

– Hikers
– Couples and Families

Moose at the Campgrounds

Tipi Frame at Campgrounds

Eagle Across Indian Brook

Church Pond at Sunset

Campsite at Dusk

Wilderness Camping in a Porsche


  1. says


    Our campground is open in October and until the snows fall! Just contact us for reservations, we’re getting groups this fall and even some folks who wish to do some winter camping.

  2. says

    Yes, camping by a trailor is available. The area near Indian Brook has a big area with picnic tables and firesites where you can park a trailor. No electric down there, but can get water.

    Other locations, closer to lodge, have areas suitable for trailor or RV; can have electrical hookup and run hose to you. There’s also a “campers” shower and toilet on the deck of Dolly’s house, but no “dumping”. Will send you email with more details and a map; you can also call us at 902 929 2584 with questions.

  3. Katherine says

    I am wondering if how much it costs to camp with a tent at your campground.

    Thank you.

  4. says


    Have gotten back to you via email. Prices depend on site, whether you want canoe/kayak included as part of package. Call
    902 929 2584 to reserve, getting real full this summer…

  5. Krista McNamee says


    I’m wondering how much it costs to camp with a tent at your campground.
    There are presently 6 people in my group (all traveling on bicycles). And each person has their own tent. We anticipate traveling through this area on or around August 31st.

    I’d also like to know what the canoe / kayak package includes, in the event we stay an extra day.

    Thank you!

  6. says


    We always have places for cyclists, they have come from as far as British Columbia and California! Many do take extra time with
    us to do some kayaking and canoeing/hiking and even swimming to Indian Brook Falls or just some paddling around Church Pond.
    It can be arranged for your extra day. Will write you in more detail in an email…and you can tell me where you’re all coming from

  7. Amanda says

    Hi. I was just wondering where I can find a price list for the campsites. I would be interested in a spot for a tent for one night. If you could e-mail me the details that would be great.

  8. says

    Amanda, just now have women who come every year and reserve campsite 7, right on Indian Brook with
    firesite, picnic table, lots of wood and a place to swim. Go to our camping deck for bathroom and shower.Other sides are scenic and private as well. Will email you the details. Thanks for inquiring about camping at Cabot Shores

  9. Janice says

    Hi there,
    What are your camping rates for a single tent, with a bicycle? Just as a thought, it would be really nice if this information was made publicly available on the website instead of only via email. Thanks!

  10. Tim says

    Looking for a camp site with electrical, fire pit (2 families, 4 person each, 2 tents). Do you have one?

  11. Angus Darling says

    Hi, wondering what the cost per night is for a travel trailer, I would only require electricity.



  12. says


    We do have electricity for you. Also nearby showers, bathrooms, water and fire site…Will email you
    for more details on how many folks traveling with you. Thanks for your interest

  13. says

    Hi There,

    Interesting plan…we call it lodging adventures–sure can do some combo of camping, yurt & chalet (especially for your parents—usually have 3-7 day minimum on chalet stays, especially in August. Will send you email with more details on availability.

  14. Marie-Pier Brisson says

    We would like to know if it is possible to make a reservation online for the campground (tent) and the price for one night (July 11th).

  15. says

    Yes, there is availability in our campground for a tent…will send you email directly. Price depends on number of people and location–ie along Indian Brook, in orchard/meadow or nearer to lodge.

  16. Bohdan Nakoneczny says

    I am looking for a tenting site for July 7. It is just me for one night. I am cycling the Cabot Trail and this location would be good for me.

  17. says

    Bike friendly you are and we’ll have a spot for your tent on July 7. Also, a place in our Bistro for food at night and in the morning if you like. Good cycling to you!

  18. Janeen says

    How much is it for a basic campsite? I was also wondering if your tipi is availlable for a night at the beginning of September, and what the cost of that would be.

  19. Heather MacLean says

    Hi !
    My spouse & I would like to know if you have available waterside tent sites & fee? We’ll also be bringing a canoe though not essential to paddle from site, though grounds would be nice.

    We are intending to pick a patch of forecasting clear weather to determine our trsvel dstrd, though perhspd Aug 8ish. What are the chances of a reservation pls?

  20. says

    Yes, we have availability on Aug. 8th and you can canoe or swim on Indian Brook, pretty much from your site. I hesitate to predict Cape Breton weather!!!

  21. Iris says

    Looking for campsite for 2 people with electricity and shower facilities.We will be tenting for possibly 10 to 14 days. Need price and availability for August 16th to 28th.

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