North American National Park #49: Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick

Posted: August 24, 2015    Categories: National Parks

North American National Park #49: Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick

North American National Park #49: Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick

Kouchibouguac National Park lies on the eastern shore of the province of New Brunswick. At 239 sq/km (92 sq/mi) the park is a mix of barrier islands, forest, salt marshes and beaches. It is much more of a recreational park than a nature reserve. I visited in August of 2015 and the park was very busy with what mostly seemed like visitors from New Brunswick, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

The park is easily accessible and is located 90 minutes from Moncton on Highway 11.

Camping is available in the park, but there are also hotels available in the nearby towns of Rexton and Miramichi. The park isn’t very big, especially when you compare it to the size of western parks. You can easily explore most of the park in a single day. There are hiking trails available through the park, but those too can be hiked in a day a do not require any serious backcountry hiking.

The image shown above were of two people who took some lawn chairs out on a sand spit at low tide.

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