Camping at Indian Brook

by Paul on June 3, 2010

in Accommodations

“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

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Krista Thornton September 11, 2010 at 10:46 am

Is your campground open in October?

paul September 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm


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.

Brian Rowaan March 25, 2011 at 8:57 am

Is camping with a trailer available?

paul March 25, 2011 at 9:00 am

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.

Katherine May 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

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

Thank you.

paul May 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm


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…

Krista McNamee May 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm


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!

paul May 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm


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

Amanda July 4, 2011 at 8:09 am

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.

paul July 4, 2011 at 8:13 am

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

Janice July 29, 2011 at 6:04 pm

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!

Tim October 20, 2011 at 4:48 pm

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

Angus Darling May 29, 2012 at 10:27 pm

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



paul May 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm


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

paul June 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

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.

Marie-Pier Brisson July 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm

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).

paul July 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm

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.

paul July 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm

About the camping: need to call or email to reserve, as explained in email to you.

Bohdan Nakoneczny July 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm

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.

paul July 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

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!

Janeen August 25, 2012 at 11:28 am

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.

Heather MacLean August 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm

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?

Paul August 2, 2013 at 12:49 pm

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!!!

Iris August 5, 2013 at 11:41 pm

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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