Mount Carleton Provincial Park has five campgrounds. Armstrong Brook Campground is the largest. This area consists of three loops.
Ten of the sites on the inner loop are drive-through. The rest will accommodate either a tent-trailer or tent. The eight campsites alongside the brook are designated for tents only.
Each campsite has a fire pit. There is a kitchen shelter, an unsupervised playground, and washrooms/shower facilities. The Nictau Lake swimming area is easily accessible from this campground.
Campground Reservations : Monday - Friday Contact by:
Park Phone # 506-235-0793
Franquelin and Williams Brook Campgrounds
Re-opened in 2008, these two campgrounds offer what might be called a semi-wilderness experience meaning that there is no running water and outhouses are the norm. Located at each site is a tenting platform constructed of lumber, a picnic table, and a fire pit. Each of these two campgrounds also has a garbage depot emptied daily by park staff.
Campers who stay here bring their own water. Williams Brook Campground (8 units) is located on the northern shore of Nictau Lake. Its counterpart, Franquelin (9 units), is found on the south shore of Nictau Lake. These are ideal locations to hear the loons calling in the evening and after dark.
The group campground is used specifically for large groups like Scouts, Guides, and so on. It is available by reservation from May to October. It has three circular tent areas (each accommodating 20-25 people) with fire rings and picnic tables, reputedly the best kitchen shelter found in the province, a vault toilet and garbage depot.
This site is normally reserved for tent users only, that is, no hookups or large recreational vehicles. Swimming is within easy walking distance from this campground. The Mount Bailey trail is also nearby.
Located on the shoulders of Mount Carleton, this campground (four units) is hours away from anything and everything. Self-reliance is vital. Campers must sign in AND sign out at the Visitor Centre. Campers are encouraged to have waterproof matches/lighter, warm clothes/rain gear, toilet paper, first aid kit, and insect repellant.
Campfires are not permitted, so cooking must be done by portable stove. Campers are required to share food caches (but not the food) and dry toilets. Water is available from two sources: a spring and a small pool. Water must be boiled for 10 minutes before drinking. Please leave your campsite looking its best for the next campers and remember to pack out what you pack in.