We departed the southwestern part of Newfounland and headed north to Gros Morne National Park going through (or near) Corner Brook and Deer Lake.
There are several campgrounds in Gros Morne National Park and we selected an oceanfront campground in more of the northern section of the park which we felt might be better located for the activities we were interested in and may not have as many insects (black flies and/or mosquitoes) due to the ocean breezes. It turned out to be a perfect campground. It is located about 30 miles north of the southern entrance of the park along route 430. I have included the campground map of sites since it seems to be hard to come by.
Campground: Green Point Campground
Location: About 7 miles north of Rocky Harbour along Hwy 430
Site: 1 (back-in)
Cost: $32.30 (CAD)
Services: E/W (water had boil advisory)
Comments: A lovely campground right on the ocean. One loop (our loop) is right on the water and mostly open. Only a few of the sites have electric and the rest are unserviced in the loop. The other loop is treed and unserviced. We choose the open loop with electric but a few sites from the water because we knew this area could be really windy and cold and we wanted a bit of protection from the trees and some electricity for heat!!
The other loop with unserviced sites had some beautiful private sites along the ocean with their own private Adirondack chairs hidden in the trees with great views of the water. They would be perfect for watching an evening sunset.
One of the best features of this campground is it is right next to the beach. There are some steps leading down to the rocky beach and a small colorful fishing village located along the shore.
Another fabulous thing about this place is Green Point. This is an area near the fishing village that is a geological feature which provides a spectacular display of layered rocks. I am no geologist but supposedly geologists discovered fossils here that define a boundary between the Cambrian period and the Ordovician period which makes this place a world geological benchmark. We thought it was very unique and quite intriguing…and right by the campground! It is best to visit it during low tide when you can get out on the rocks and view the geological formations.