New Brunswick campgrounds are coping with the wet weather that has plagued the start of the summer tourism season.

Environment Canada has already suggested that New Brunswick could set a record for rainfall in June.

Blaine DesRoches, the owner and operator of Woolastook campground near Fredericton, said the start to the tourism season has been slow because of the wet weather.

And the rain in the forecast for the upcoming long weekend likely won't help.

Seasonal campers are still coming to DesRoches' campground, but he said the facility is seeing fewer overnight campers.

He said a good forecast can make a huge difference for his business.

"If it is calling for a nice weekend, we are really, really busy and then we'll go for two or three weeks and then all of a sudden it will get busy again because the weather turns nice again," he said.

"But some of those weekends past, it would have been nice weekends for camping but with the forecasting the way it is around the Maritimes ... you might have had an hour of rain all weekend, but it shies people away from the campground."

Ron Ecker is one camper who is braving the elements this week.

The Miramichi resident said he booked his vacation and a little bit of rain was not going to keep him away.

"Normally we look for sunny days ... It is what it is. We had our schedules, so we just go with it. We just put up little canopies," he said.

"The rain falls and good bad or ugly, we are here."