From Deer Lake and the Trans-Canada Highway, Burnt Cape is 420 km north up Routes 430, 436, and 437 (to Raleigh). The reserve is 1 km northwest of the community of Raleigh.
There is a rough road through the reserve that predates reserve establishment. Motorized vehicles are restricted to this route. Motorized vehicles can destroy plants and compact soil, which may prevent any new plants from growing. Because the plants are quite small and often difficult to spot, please watch your step while in the Reserve. Some of these plants are so rare, they can only be found on the limestone barrens of the Northern Peninsula.