J.T. CHeeseman Provincial Park sits about 10 kilometers (6 miles) northeast of the ferry terminal at Port Aux Basques in Newfoundland and is the first campground after departing the ferry. It is right off the main highway which is Trans Canada Highway (TCH). By the time the ferry is docked and the vehicles are off the ship then it is close to 7pm local time so we decided to stay at the campground closest to the port. There is another RV Park about another 30 minutes away but we choose to stay closer.
Campground: J. T Cheeseman Provincial Park
Location; Channel-Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland (about 6 miles north of the port)
Site: 45 (back-In) along the creek
Cost: $41.59 (CAD) – Plus we purchased a Newfoundland and Labrador seasonal vehicle pass for $50 CAD. If you don’t have this then you will pay an additional $7 per day vehicle fee for camping so if you stay more than 7 nights then buy the pass.
Services: E (30 AMP)
Comments: We had a great RV site along the river and just happened to be situated next to the same people we met on the ferry. What a coincindence. It was a lovely spot for our first evening in Newfoundland with the sun shining bright and beginning to set so we had to break out a bottle of our finest bubbly to celebrate.
Seeing as the campground is so close to the ferry this means when you arrive there may be a short line of other campers waiting to register. The line moved fairly quickly and soon we were parked in our site and ready for an evening stroll along the river.