The drive from Terra Nova National Park to Butter Pot Provincial Park is only a few hours so we had a chance to stop by Canadian Tire and pick up some oil and an oil filter for our Sprinter oil change. Along the way is some great town names such as Come By Chance along with a few nice lakes.
Welcome to Butter Pot Provincial Park, located on the Avalon Peninsula about 30 minutes from Saint Johns. The name Butter Pot comes from a rounded hill in the park. With 175 campsites and the close proximity to both Saint Johns and Witless Bay this campground turned out to be perfect for us. Since the campground is relatively close to the city it is known to be full during the summer but it was almost empty when we visited in June. Yes, there were a few black flies but nothing that stopped us!
Campground: Butter Pot Provincial Park
Location: Directly off Trans Canada Highway (Hwy 1) – 11km east of Holyrood
Site: 43 (back-in)
Cost: $20.15 (CAD)
Services: dry camp
Comments: Nice and big private treed sites. There is a laundry at the campground. It was extremely quiet and peaceful.
The campground is quite large so there was a distance to drive to get into the campground and then to our site. The campground was a bit hilly in parts and sometimes a bit narrow but nothing we could not handle. The drive to the dump station was much further than any campground we have ever been to. We kept driving and driving and soon it became funny!! Just plan accordingly!