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Accessibility & Safety

We’ve taken great care to make our beautiful park as safe and accessible as possible for our guests.


Accessibility

The Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission strives to make the Park accessible to everyone. Park drives lead to many areas from which scenic vistas can be enjoyed from a vehicle.

Visitor Centre

  • Reserved parking
  • Restrooms meet many accessibility standards
  • Film shown in the theater is open-captioned and audio-enhanced
  • Audio description of the introductory video is available via individual headsets
  • Visitors unable to take the cottage tour may view Visitor Center videos of the cottage interior

Roosevelt Cottage

  • Ramp to first floor
  • For visitors unable to visit the Roosevelt Cottage second floor, the Park provides a video tour of the second floor in the Visitor Center viewing area
  • Roosevelt Cottage and general information are available in text form Hubbard Cottage which has a ramp to first floor. (Cottage not always open to public)

Natural Area

Friar’s Head
  • Reserved parking
  • Ramp to observation deck
  • Accessible outdoor toilet
Eagle Hill Bog
  • Reserved parking
  • Accessible wooden
  • Pathway and resting benches Raccoon Beach
  • Accessible outdoor toilet

PLEASE NOTE: Not all features of the Natural Area are available to those with mobility concerns.

Flora & Fauna

We want you to experience and enjoy the natural areas of the Park, so please take a moment to familiarize yourself in your natural surroundings.

Animals

Animals in the Park include: beaver, white-tail deer, moose, coyote, weasel, river otter, shrews, mice, voles, bobcat, red squirrel, varying hare, black bear, frogs, salamanders, snakes, and many species of birds. Red squirrels and varying hares are the two animals most often seen; black bear, bobcat, and moose are rare sightings.

You should not approach any wild animal that appears tame or that acts in an unusual manner. Although rabies is present in New Brunswick, there have been no reported cases from Campobello Island.

Plants

To our knowledge, poison ivy is not present in the Park. We do have several plants that have poisonous berries that could cause problems if eaten. These include baneberry, clintonia, jack in the pulpit, and deadly nightshade.

Insects

Wasps, hornets, and bees are all potential problems to those with allergies to stings. In late July and August, hornets may build nests near trails. Biting insects include mosquitoes, blackflies, deerflies. Biting insects are fewer in number after mid-June. Although we may have small populations of some tick species, ticks have not been a problem.

Trail Sense

Although we have made every effort to keep your visit enjoyable and safe, please understand that hazards exist and that you are responsible for your own personal safety.

  • Supervise children under your care.
  • Obey posted speed limits and be ready to pull to the side to allow passing
  • For personal safety and to protect the environment, stay on identified trails, walk with caution, and wear appropriate footwear.
  • Several Park observation areas and trails are near steep cliffs and ledges. Keep to identified paths and observation areas.
  • Banks close to the shore may be undermined.
  • Algae or moss-covered, muddy, or wet logs, rocks, foot bridges, steps, walkways, and decks can be slippery.
  • Foot bridges are narrow and may be uneven.
  • Roots and rocks may make trail surfaces uneven.
  • Mosquito and blackfly repellent are recommended. Be aware that wasps, hornets, and bees may build nests near trails, observation areas, and picnic sites.
  • Do not approach any wild animal that appears tame or acts in an unusual manner.
  • Do not eat berries you cannot identify—plants with poisonous berries are present.
  • Strong winds, currents, and large waves and tidal ranges can make boating and swimming hazardous. The ocean is cold and can induce hypothermia rapidly.