Accessibility & Safety

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Visitor Centre

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. Accessible areas and amenities at the Park include:

Visitor Center

  • 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
  • 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

Not all features of the Natural Area are available to those with mobility concerns

SAFETY

Driving - Natural Area drives are narrow gravel roads with numerous turnouts to permit passing. Please obey posted speed limits.


Hiking - Discretion is advised for those with small children. Sections of the Raccoon Beach- Liberty Point and Liberty Point-Lower Duck Pond Trails are close to high cliffs and ledges. Algae or moss-covered and wet logs and rocks can be slippery. Footwear for wet conditions is recommended.

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.

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