This One Tank Trip seen in the Woodall’s 2010 North American Campground Directory.
There are places on this planet that defy time and all of modern mankind’s encroachments. Newfoundland camping is one of these rarities; the terrain remains such as it was when it was first discovered thousands of years ago, and everywhere you look you’ll bear witness to Newfoundland’s awesome spectacle, from icebergs floating across the ocean to large grassy pastures filled with wildlife.
This one tank trip route runs east along Canada’s Highway 1, and kicks off in the town of Grand Falls-Windsor. This community is renowned for being one of Newfoundland’s chief tourist attractions and the home of Thunder Brook, a fantastic place to go fishing and swimming, and Beothuk Park, where you can experience the feeling of camping out in the wild while remaining close to modern conveniences.
In Bishop’s Falls – which lies 11 miles to the east via Highway 1 – you can enjoy camping beside the Exploits River, with a fantastic view of the waterfalls for which the town is named. The Bishop’s Falls Heritage Centre offers a variety of exhibits and artifacts showcasing the waterways, logging industry, and contributions to the sports industry that have stemmed from the Bishop’s Falls area.
The town of Gander awaits you after a 40-mile eastbound drive through some truly eye-popping scenic countryside along Highway 1. Here you’ll find the fishing waters to be rich and plentiful. No doubt you’ll find the sunset views to be breath-taking, each one more beautiful than the previous one. Prepare to be enthralled by the peacefulness of the region, and allow at least a couple of days to savor the serenity.
Glovertown is your next stop, at the end of a 35-mile drive further east on Highway 1. This is a sailing community, situated right next to Bloody Bay Reach. Set sail along the waters, pack your rod and reel and see how many tasty Atlantic salmon you can haul in for the day.
Angling south, but remaining on Highway 1 for 15 miles, brings you to your final stop on this one tank trip, Terra Nova. Take a nature hike, visit the bogs and marshlands for some wildlife watching, or drop a kayak in the Atlantic waters and get a staggering view from offshore – just you, the sea and the sunset. There are miles upon miles of hiking trails just waiting to be explored, and in the wintertime you can even go dogsledding!
When you come for Newfoundland camping, prepare to be amazed. It’s like a candy store for all five senses – minus the cavities and sticky fingers.
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For a complete list of one tank trip camping routes, go to Woodalls.com.