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Talk about a lovely campground. While I typically choose EW sites, the full service sites are far superior to the EW sites, the latter apparently being the original sites at this campground. If you like privacy, request one of the sites along the perimeter. Each site comes with a picnic table, fire pit and free firewood. While the washrooms are older, they are very clean and offer free hot showers. There are laundry facilities ($) and recycling. Cell phone coverage is spotty, at best, but there is a pay phone by the office.

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This campground is about equidistant from Wiltondale and the charming town of Woody Point. It is an unserviced Parks Canada campground with 30 sites including 3 waterfront tent sites. All sites have a picnic table and firepit. Weak cell phone coverage is available. The dump station (with black tank flush hose) and filling of fresh water tank are at the entrance to the campground, which is 4 km away from the sites. However, most sites have a grey tank disposal, so if you are staying for a long period you do not have to make the 8km return trek to the dump station. There are two covered shelters with washrooms, dish washing sinks, and wood stoves. They even provide dish soap and a dish rack. Only one of the shelters has electric lights (which turn off at 11pm due to being powered by a generator), hot water, and free hot showers. There are non-threaded water spigots throughout the campground. Wood ($) is available. Sites are available only on a first-come basis, but seldom is this campground full. And even if it is, ask about setting up in the circle - you will not be disappointed! There is a boat launch. CC are accepted. There is self-registration if no attendant is present. The lovely Stanleyville trail begins in the campground and two other trails are close by. The rate shown is with an annual Parks Canada Discovery pass which gives an $8 discount per night. The closest grocery store is in Deer Lake, so shop accordingly for fresh meat and produce.

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While the resort is no more, this is a most beautiful RV Park. Situated along the 14 km Portland Creek River, this is one of the nicest campground that we have stayed at during our 4 weeks in Newfoundland Labrador. There are 29 level serviced sites (EWS, 30 amp), half are pull-through, each separated by a row of trees giving nice privacy ($25). The trees are so high that I could not get reception on my roof-mounted satellite dish! There are also several unserviced sites but they look as if they have not been occupied in some time ($15). There also are 4 fully equipped two-bedroom cabins. There are clean washrooms with free hot showers and laundry facilities (wash & dry = $1.75 ea), but no recycling. The feel here is more of a provincial park that a private campground. There is a boat launch, a wharf, and a small beach where we spent one late August afternoon lying out in the sun. Firewood, ice, and fresh baked bread are available at the office. There is no WiFi, but cell phone service as well as a payphone are available. The nearest grocery store is in Cow Head, about 33 km south.

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This campground is best suited for tents and small RV's. There is cell phone coverage throughout the park. There is a dump station but black tank flushes are not possible because there is no fitting at the end of the hose - good planning Parks Canada. The rate quoted is with the $8 discount per day with the annual Parks Canada Discovery pass.

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This private campground has both full service and E/W sites. The full service sites are located in two open areas where the RV's are lined up in rows on a gravel surface. The E/W section is much nicer, though only a limited number can accommodate big rigs. All have gravel surfaces for parking your rig (though most units use at least some leveling blocks), with a grassy section that includes a picnic table and fire pit. The best part is that all E/W sites are separated from each other by trees, providing seclusion and privacy from your neighbors. Depending on the E/W site you choose, satellite may be available. No cable or antenna TV is available. Even with a WiFi extender, internet here is slow and unreliable. Washrooms are clean and have free hot water showers. Ice and wood are available ($) and there are on-site laundry facilities. Recycling is of refundable products only. Diesel and propane by the pound, as well as a Home Hardware, are available down the road from the campground on the way to Rte 430. Rocky Harbour has a bank, several restaurants, a fish market, but no grocery stores, only convenience stores. The price quoted is with a 10% GS discount. The 8/10 rating is for the E/W sites, not the E/W/S sites.

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If you are in Labrador to visit Red Bay and beyond, this may be a place to consider. This small RV park has 4 full service but very narrow waterfront RV sites ($24 + tx). When we were there the water was not potable. There are washrooms and laundry as well as a convenience store and gas (with diesel) on site. However, there is no access to the washrooms overnight as they are located inside the convenience store which closes in the evening. Additionally, there is a $5 fee for using the shower.

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Most interior sites are best suited for tents, pop-ups and class B & C RVs. Sites 16, 17, and 19-21 can accommodate rigs up to 35 feet, are a pull-through semi circle, and are waterfront. All sites are unserviced but there are washroom facilities with hot showers and a dump station. No cell phone or Wi-Fi.

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Talk about an RV park that looks like a parking lot - this is it. The 14 full service sites appear occupied primarily by workers with a few tourists thrown in for good measure. Sites for overnighters are not level. There are clean washrooms with free hot showers and laundry facilities on site, a restaurant attached to the Inn, and Wi-Fi is available inside the Inn. No recycling is available. Next door is a Robins (that sells partridgeberry muffins), a small convenience store, and a gas station that sells diesel. There is a beautiful sandy beach in L'Anse au Claire, but mid-August in Labrador is not the warmest time to be lying out on a beach. The nearby town of Blanc-Sablon in Québec, has two proper grocery stores. This is the closest RV park to the Newfoundland-Labrador ferry and approximately 80 km from the Red Bay National Historic Site of Canada, which just last year was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Given the road conditions, if you are here to visit Red Bay, I would suggest staying here and doing day trips. Between the ferry and NLI, there are a few pull-offs which, if you are here for only a couple of days and can boondock, you may wish to consider. Also, the Provincial Park in Pinware (unserviced sites but with washrooms & dump station) has some waterside sites that can accommodate rigs up to about 40 ft. In Red Bay the Harbour View RV Park has 4 very narrow full-service waterfront sites.

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This is a fenced in parking lot with electric hookups for RVs. Water is not available at your site, rather you need to fill up your fresh water tank when entering the compound. Inquire if the water is potable. A dump station, laundromat, hot showers, gas bar, and convenience store are on site. Across the road is a restaurant and Inn. Likely the only people who would make use of this place are those who don't want to take their RV when they go to Labrador for a few days, or those who are catching an 8am ferry.

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This campground caters primarily to seasonal RVers, where the sites are spacious and private. The section for overnighters is simply an open field with 2 rows of RVs lined up facing each other, on very unlevel sites. There is no cell phone coverage by any carrier so it is necessary to drive closer to St Anthony, specifically at least to the Municipal dump 6 km away, to get a signal. There is a pay phone outside the office. Wi-Fi is ridiculous - we have 4 devices (2 laptops, a tablet, and a phone) and only one device could connect and then at only 1 bar when in the same room as the router. I am so fed up with campgrounds that advertise having Wi-Fi when the service they provide is not adequate to even check emails. During our stay, the electricity cut out frequently. No TV stations are available via antenna, but satellite reception works. On weekends they have a chip truck that sells fried fast foods. Their convenience store only stocks bottled water and beer. Washrooms are clean with free hot water and there is a laundry (wash & dry = $2 each). No recycling is available. If you are in this area to visit L'Anse au Meadows and see the icebergs as we were, your camping options are limited. I did not view the private RV park in Quipon, which is closer to L'Anse au Meadows, so cannot comment. Pistolet Bay Provincial Park has only unserviced sites. The town of St Anthony, 10 km from the campground, has 2 grocery stores, gas & diesel, several restaurants, and a couple of hardware stores.

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Talk about a campground that has nothing - this is it. No water or electric sites, not even a dump station on site. There is no phone service with any carrier. The closest place to get cell phone reception is 20 km away at the Discovery Centre. The campground does have a kitchen shelter that supposedly has WiFi, but during my 4 day stay I never met anyone who could connect. There are 2 electric outlets in the kitchen shelter but they are powered by a generator that is turned on only from 8:30 pm to 11pm. Have you ever tried washing dishes in a sink with faucets that require you to hold them open constantly or take a shower where you have to push it on every 3 to 5 seconds ? - just more fun experiences that await you at this campground. And do not even think about camping here if your RV is over 28 feet long, except in site #44, which can accommodate somewhat larger rigs. While sites are generally quite private they have very narrow entries. There are no trails within the campground and nothing is within walking distance of the campground. Unlike most national parks where there are advantages to camping within the park, there are no such advantages here - the closest trails are 10 to 15 km away, with the Discovery Centre being 20 km away. Typically I love camping in Canada's national parks; but this is the worst national park campground I have ever stayed in. If you want to spend time exploring the southern part of Gros Morne, my suggestion would be that you commute from Rocky Harbour or stay at The Water's Edge campground in Shoal Brook or one of the two campgrounds in Lomond, which are located on rte 431. BTW the Trout River Pond tour boat is no longer operating.

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This is a lovely large provincial campground which will be even nicer in 2015 with 45 more sites being converted to E/W sites. Sites are generally large and with a reasonable amount of privacy. There are two clean washrooms with flush toilets, and free hot showers. Laundry and dish washing facilities are available. There are vault toilets and potable water faucets throughout the campground. While this campground offers full recycling, the garbage and recycling stations are few and far between. There is a boat launch and 2 beach areas; one is located in the day use area and the second is for campers only. Kayaking along the Mira River is wonderful. Unfortunately neither canoe nor kayak rentals are available. Firewood and ice are available ($) and there is free WiFi outside the registration office. Book as early as possible, especially on weekends, as this campground is frequented by locals.

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This is a small campground with 40 sites, including 3 yurts. The 9 water-electric sites are open and spacious. The non-serviced sites are located hillside and are quite picturesque and more private, but more suited for tents, pop-ups, and smaller class B & C RVs. The washrooms are very clean and there are free hot showers with laundry facilities ($3 cold water wash, $2 for 40 min dryer). There are 3 short uphill trails within the park. In this park is the resting place of the only totem pole in Nova Scotia - a gift from BC. There are gas stations, a co-op, Home Hardware, and a few restaurants nearby, with the picturesque town of Baddeck a 30 min drive.

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Caribou-Munroes is a lovely provincial park campground situated on a stretch of beautiful sandy beach on the Northumberland Shore - I think the beach is about 3 km long. All sites are unserviced; i.e., no water or electric, and generator hours are 10am to 8pm. There is a single dump station with a hose for doing a black tank flush. Loop A is open and has the best views of the water. The other loops are wooded or partially wooded. Most, if not all, sites have fire pits. Wood and ice are available ($). The washrooms are very clean and there are free hot showers but no laundry facilities. There is free Wi-Fi available in a covered area with electric outlets next to the office. The campground is easily accessible from the PEI ferry and the town of Pictou, complete with a Sobeys, Home Hardware, and Tims, etc. There is a gas station with diesel a few km from the park entrance. If you like relaxing on one of the nicest beaches in Nova Scotia, this is the park for you.

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If the thought of camping directly on the ocean, this campground is for you. All sites are literally feet from the Atlantic ocean. The picture on their website accurately depicts the campground. The washrooms are shared with an on-site restaurant and nearby in Advocate Harbour is a small grocery store and gas station (including diesel). This campground makes an excellent base for exploring Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, as there is no RV camping at the latter. It is also possible to do day trips to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Joggins.