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It was a little off-putting to arrive and find the office locked and no one on property. So I just pulled into an open spot and sent an email which was answered VERY quickly and apologetically. (Note: it would be good to put a note on door stating when will return & what to do. And, as only 3-4 campers scheduled to checkin, a list of name & site would have easily solved the problem. The next issue was actually checking in...I have NEVER encountered an establishment that took Visa, but NOT MasterCard! The two cards are practically interchangeable. Fortunately, I had enough cash to cover the fees. After those 2 negatives, the rest was smooth sailing. The sites are level and the w/e is fine. The WiFi is GREAT! The laundry room is clean, albeit small. The park is conveniently located less than 10 min from L'anse aux Meadows and the same distance/time to The Daily Catch and The Norseman restaurants. St. Anthony is about a 20 min drive.

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First of all, RVers need to MANAGE their expectations. Labrador is a challenging place due to #1 its remoteness (many services & amenities RVer's are used to are NOT reliably available); #2 its climate (windy, changeable & at times inhospitable); and #3 its geographical features (rocky barrens, very few forested areas, little or no grass--just lots of gravel). However, with that said, it is a place NOT to be missed because of the sheer beauty of the place and the open & friendly people. So, NLI campground is basically a level gravel parking lot with a gorgeous water view, FULL hookups, and is located across the street from the NLI hotel & restaurant. The facilities are immaculate (I even saw the owner sweeping and washing floors!). WiFi is available-but at times slow & erratic (not NLI fault, merely symptomatic of service on Labrador). By using wifi in the hotel bar, lobby, or restaurant (& frequently from the campsite) we were able to do everything we needed to do. In summary, NLI is very conveniently located (10 minutes from the ferry), has the services I needed, has a restaurant with good food, and has friendly helpful service.

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It must have been 'training' day for the 2 young men at the front desk as they were both clueless. The sign indicates 'water' and the 30.00 fee is for serviced site, else 20.00 for unserviced site. However, NO water is available...AND no refunds allowed, so I guess I paid 10.00 for electricity...ouch! Furthermore, even though all the signage clearly states check-out for sites with electricity is 11:00 am, I was told I had to vacate my site no later than 8:00 am as there was a caravan arriving! As many other reviews have stated, this isn't really an RV campground, but a chain-link fenced in gravel enclosure with 30 amp receptacles located at numbered sites along the perimeter. The sites are fairly level. And, if you want to keep your kitchen clean, there is a large clean kitchen equipped with fridge, stove/oven, microwave, and sink for camper use (also tables & chairs for dining). Also, the laundry room is large and clean and fairly priced at 2.00 per load. What this place has going for it is that it is conveniently located directly across the street from the ferry office (as well as a motel & restaurant).

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I can't believe there were only 4 other campers here (2 RV 2 tent). Sites are level and face the Gulf of St. Lawrence. There are about 20 water/electric backin sites and about 20 un-serviced sites. There is a dumping facility. And, the Wi-Fi is free AND good (at least from my site, #10). The only negative is that it seems the "locals" like to cruise through the park to see who is there. BTW...cash only!

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I rated this park a 9 because it really is the 'only game in town' and it is convenient to local attractions & trails (not to mention GREAT fresh seafood market). The park has some nice sites and some OK sites. Almost all of them on the row coming into the park are very unlevel and require 3-4 leveling blocks on the front tires. However, some of them (near the front of park) have views of the water...very nice. Everything is squeaky clean! They charge for the showers (honor system). The laundry room has 2 washers & dryers...big and efficient each costing $2.50 (again, honor system) The is old and in need of some upgrades, but don't think that is going to happen, as the park is for sale. The Wi-Fi only works around the office. The electric breaker tripped (only coffee pot going, but we were near the end of the 'line' and some big rigs had pulled in). But, the views (if you are lucky enough to have one) are gorgeous, the park is conveniently located, the price is reasonable, AND, unless you want to drive to Dildo Run Provincial Park, it is the only place in town.

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This is a nice older campground that is VERY family oriented with many activities geared towards children. We arrived on July 4; they were having a weekend Canada 'party'...free hot dogs & cupcakes at lunch, live music, children's games, etc. In the evening, they had more live music (benefitting the Canada version of Make a Wish Foundation), a community campfire as well as fireworks over the lake. All in all a nice 'party. Yes, this park is older, but the owner/host is VERY nice & service-oriented. The sites are a little close and required a couple of orange leveling blocks--but the biggest thing to be aware of is that it is only 15amp. (Blew the breaker & owner/host nicely fixed it and showed me how to do it again if need be). The park also seems to cater to a lot of 'locals' as everyone seemed to know everyone.

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I really don't quite understand all the BAD reviews this park has received. I just spent 5 nights (in loop 4) and LOVED it! Yes there is road noise from TCH 1...but it IS an in-town, urban campground...they can't swathe it in cotton. Yes, loop 4 is basically a large open field surrounded by trees, but I wanted WiFi (& it was great!) and I wanted a pull-thru. If WiFi had not been the highest priority, I could have had a very nicely nestled in trees site in one of the other 3 loops (btw, those sites looked very nice...lots of privacy). Again, this is an in-town, urban campground. It is close to everything...walking and biking trails write outside your door; grocery stores (& other big box stores like Costco) within 10-15 min drive; St.John's Water St, George St or Duckworth a 10 min drive (or a $10-$15 cab ride in case you want to go clubbing); Signal Hill, Quidi Vidi Village, & GEO Center all within a 20 min drive; puffin & whale boat tours in Bay Bull about 30 min away; and TCH 1 to the rest of NL less than 5 min away. This campground is all about location, location, location! The staff is very nice and helpful. I can't comment on the bathrooms or showers, but the laundry room was spotless (& this was over the Canada Day celebrations!) However, the campground was PACKED, and not once did I feel uncomfortable or unsafe. All in all, a great urban campground.

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This park is a gem...quiet and located less than 5 min from the Argentia ferry from N.Sydney NS...you can actually see the ferry and dock from the RV park! It is on a former US Navy site, so it naturally has good views. It is a municipal park, so it is not always staffed, but the bldg housing the bathrooms, showers, & laundry (free) is always open (& spotlessly clean). The bldg also has a small kitchen with a full electric range and sink for cooking and washing dishes. And, the laundry room walls are plastered with many posters with area historical pictures and commentary as well as ideas of things to do. There is also an extensive trail system close to the campground. There is no WiFi...however, the Provincial Visitor Center is practically outside the parks front gate AND they have free WiFi that is available 24/7 from their parking lot. So it not unusual to see cars in the parking lot early and late using the WiFi. (Btw, the visitor center staff are VERY knowledgeable and helpful!) The park is conveniently located to the town of Placentia with restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores as well as a lot of neat historical stuff...don't miss Castle Hill! The park is also convenient to visiting Cape St. Mary Ecological Reserve...a MUST SEE. (But, beware, the road down the cape while very scenic, has many potholes.)

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Yes, this campground has a gorgeous view overlooking Witless Bay islands. BUT, with that incredible beauty comes horrific winds. (They were so bad, my MH shook side to side so badly that I feared damage to my 3 slides and/or ripped slide toppers not to mention the possibility of being blown off the cliff! I pulled in the slides and spent a sleepless night being jostled constantly by the wind. The only other RV there moved 3-4 times to different spots in the tiny 12 site cliff clearing in an attempt to protect themselves from the wind...and they too pulled in their sliders.) As to service, amenities, etc...it is kind of hard to tell as the checkin process occurred with very few words from the desk person...certainly, no 'welcome to Celtic Rendezvous...enjoy your stay...let me know if there is anything you need ). When I asked how I was to find my site, I was told just drive up the hill till you see another RV and pull in...look on the posts for your site number.) The only way I knew about the WiFi was by reading a small sign taped to the counter. I don't know if there are washrooms or a shower house or a laundry room, because I wasn't given any information and nothing was easily identified by signage. The restaurant/cafe was closed (looked like permanent closure to me.) It was very difficult to find the road off of Route 10 as it angles sharply uphill to the left (I missed it on the 1st pass and almost missed it on the 2nd -- I only noticed it because of the HUGE billboard "Resort For Sale" sign. The fact the property is for sale could have a lot to do with the poor service) The narrow, windy road up to the property is heavily rutted...so be careful. The road from the checkin office to the campground is even worse. The sites are NOT level (surprising as it is just a gravel parking lot).

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I don't know about the former management and park condition, but the new owners are doing a WONDERFUL job! The park is very clean and quiet. The sites are level and adequately spaced. The Wi-Fi worked like a champ (not so much in previous parks!). The pool looked clean and inviting. The owner was incredibly helpful and informative. The park is conveniently located and close to the cute and historic town square. The Tues & Sat Farmers Markets on the square offer a nice selection of good-looking items. The "farm to table" Thymes Square Cafe overlooking the square is incredibly good...so much so that we ate breakfast there on 2 of the 3 morning we were in town we would have made it 3 for 3, except they are closed on Mondays.

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Don't let the steep drive or the unattractive junkyard-looking entrance discourage you--the campground is actually quite pleasant! Sure there are a lot of seasonal units with permanent decks and patios and golf carts; but the park is very large and the sites are very widely spaced. We stayed in site #350 which was fairly level and in a shady location. The campground is convenient to town and Horicon Marsh. We were too busy exploring the marsh and environs to use the indoor pool...but it looked big. Everyone (staff and seasonal campers) were very friendly. LeRoy Meats is UNBELIEVABLE! The porterhouse steaks were sooooo good, we actually had them freeze 4 or 5 so we could enjoy them during remainder of our trip and at home. Also, the fresh corn is unbelievably good! And it is available many places from "serve yourself honor" farm stands! The Horicon Marsh tour was worthwhile. If you go on one, keep in mind that they go out as 2 pontoon boats lashed together...so don't get stuck in the middle 2 rows!

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What a great value! Once again, a MI city municipal RV park is WONDERFUL! Sure, the park did not have all of the modern amenities like cable, Wi-Fi, camp store, and game room...but it had Lake Michigan right outside our door...and for under $30 a night! WOW, what a deal! The sites were very level and widely spaced. We commented that during our RV trip out west last year, there would have been 2 or 3 more sites between our site and our nearest neighbor! Talk about privacy! The campground host was helpful...even delivered dry firewood w/fire starter pieces to our site. The laundry room was small, but clean and the cheapest we've seen in our travels this year. The beach was small, but mighty. The sandbar there allows you to go out about 200 yards with the water only coming to your knees. In town, try out Elmer's for a superb breakfast (lunches looked good too!).

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This is a typical MI city municipal campground: basic amenities situated in a great place at an incredible price! I will forgo the pool and Wi-Fi and other items to be able to camp in an RV park on Lake Superior for $23/night! WOW, what a deal! The sites are fairly level; most are widely spaced. There is little shade available. The few non-tent sites on the lake go fast...reserve early or hope for a cancellation. Even if you are not camped on the lake, you will probably be able to see it. The campground is pretty close to town. The smoked whitefish is very good! I would stay away from Sydney's restaurant...the food is "OK" and the prices fairly high. I couldn't believe they were out of perch and were substituting haddock! So, I got the whitefish instead; wish I would have just stuck with soup and salad bar. A visit to Seney National Wildlife Refuge is a must. As is a trip to Whitefish Point and the Shipwreck Museum. I had previously done the Pictured Rocks Boat tour, so I opted for seeing the National Park via trails instead of via boat.

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Lovely city municipal park right on the river. There are virtually no amenities other than being on the river. But the prices are very reasonable and the sites are fairly level and nicely spaced. The office staff is very nice and helpful. Due to the proximity to the river, there are no sewer hookups, but there is a dump station. It is awesome to be doing something and look up to see a huge tanker moving silently by your campsite! The Saulte St. Marie Locks visitor center has a listing of approx. times for the ships to be moving into/out of the locks so you can plan your time to watch the big ships.

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One of the best campgrounds and the best KOA I have ever stayed at. I originally planned to stay for 3 nights--ended up staying for 6! Petoskey is conveniently located for day trips to Mackinac Island or Charlevoix or the other cute towns on the upper NE side of Lake Michigan. The park is very large, very well-run, and very secure (card security gate access). The back-in sites are fairly level and some-what shaded. The site placement gives one the feeling of spaciousness. The office staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The laundry, showers, and bathrooms were unbelievably clean. The Wi-Fi was very good. KOA's are kid-magnets, so need to be careful of kids playing and riding bikes when driving the internal roads. The pool looked nice, but was totally overrun with kids--would be very nice if they expanded their "adult only" hour to include the evening instead of just the morning! If you visit the park, try Mim's restaurant across the street...the Friday fish fry is WONDERFUL (as are the onion rings)! Food is cooked to order; portion sizes are large and the prices reasonable. It would be best to call ahead, place your order, then run across the street to pick it up and take it back to your site to enjoy with an adult beverage of your choice (no alcohol at restaurant). Also, if you have tire problems, Richards Tire Repair is across the street and VERY helpful and reasonably priced.