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This is one of the seven self-registration campgrounds in Nova Scotia, which means that there are minimal staff on site, primarily for maintenance purposes. This means there are few, if any staff run activities at this park. However, this campground participates in the campground host program, so hosts are available to assist and answer campers questions. While reservations can be made online, onsite self registration is easy with a free 'yellow' phone at the park entrance that connects you to a reservation clerk. There is no reservation fee for onsite reservations. Cell phone coverage within the park is almost non-existent, though you may be able to get a signal at the entrance to the park. There also is a payphone and spotty Internet access at the entrance at the park entrance. All sites are unserviced, with most sites being grass covered and quite large. There is a dump station with a hose for black tank flushes and there are water spigots throughout the park for filling your fresh water tank. The campground tends to fill-up on weekends but during the weekdays that we were there in mid-July, there were only half a dozen other campers. There is a clean washroom with free hot showers and a dishwashing station. There is a day use picnic area near the entrance to the park, but separate from the campground. The nearby town of Windsor has all the services you might need. A short distance from the campground on NS 14 there is a gas station that sells diesel, has a NS liquor outlet, and small convenience store. Good luck trying to enter the address of the campground into your GPS as there are two Brooklyn's in Nova Scotia. Ask for directions when making your reservation.

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This is a very large campground with almost 500 sites including a number of sections for seasonals and full-timers. Despite its size there are only about 20 EWS sites with 50amp electricity for RV's > 35', half of which are pull-through - fortunately these sites are located at the far end of the campground where there is less traffic and it tends to be quieter. Most sites in the campground are open, however there are several shaded sites with EW for tents and pop-ups. WiFi is available at the office and rec centre. There are washrooms, free showers and laundry facilities ($2 each for wash & dry) in several places throughout the park. Free passes to Lac des Sables beach are provided. Kayak, canoe and paddle boat rentals are available ($13/hr). Our site (#492) was 30' x 60', however the placement of the electric post next to the narrow gravel pad, makes the last 10' feet of the pad unusable if you have slides - this was the case at several of the back-in 50 amp sites. Each site has a firepit and picnic table. Be cautious when using a GPS. My Magellan sent me 3 km past the campground. According to campground staff this is a common occurrence - they might want to consider mentioning this on their website or advising people when they call for a reservation. When turning onto chemin du Lac-des-Sables from Hwy 329, the campground entrance is the first driveway on the left.

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This is a most beautiful and large provincial park with over 300 sites, including some seasonals. Electric is 30 amp and connecting 'Y' nozzles to water spigots appears to be an acceptable practice, thus making many sites EW. Do not believe the reservation system's description of "pad slope = level", as many such 'level' sites in loop 3 are uneven not only from front to back, but also from side to side. Even with 3" of levelling blocks I could not level our RV from side to side (site # 301). Also, site 301 was so narrow that I could not extend my awning and the fire pit was so close to the RV that it would not have been safe to use. Several of the sites in the 300 loop were in similar condition and in need of re-grading. There are free hot showers and laundry faciliteis ($). There is a small beach within the campground proper, with the larger main beach being 2 km from the campground but still within the park.

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Another lovely New Brunswick provincial park with about 200 sites, including about 20 seasonals. The park is bounded by the Madawaska river. The campground website and reservation service needs updating, in particular, the 15 amp electric sites in at least one loop have been upgraded to 30 amp. The campground has free hot showers and laundry facilities ($). There also are volleyball and tennis courts, a boat ramp, and a heated swimming pool.

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We spent 2 nights at Camping Transit as it appeared to be the closest RV park to Québec City. The campground has over 200 sites, with a large number being seasonals. The grounds are well kept and sites are level. About half of the sites are pull-through and each site has a picnic table and fire pit. The campground offers a daily shuttle service to the Levis ferry for old Québec City (9:30 & 4:30 with return pickups at 5 and 9pm), but we found it more convenient to simply drive our truck to the ferry where we could depart and return when we pleased. This campground has all the services and conveniences a traveler would need, including easy access to TransCanada Hwy #20, laundry, RV washing station, heated pool, etc. And the staff are most helpful and friendly. Good Sam member, WiFi = $2/day for 2 devices.

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We stayed here during the Montréal Jazz Festival. This is a nothing fancy RV park, with unserviced and 30 amp E sites. Unfortunately reservations are not accepted and good luck inquiring about general availability as there is only a recorded message. There is a dump station and potable water. As I observed idiots cleaning their black hose from the potable water spigot, you may want to bring a container of Javex to clean the faucet. Its easy access to Montreal via the subway (Longueuil-Université de Sherbrooke metro station) and the view of the city across the water are unbeatable. There is also a ferry from the campground to Old Montreal that operates from 10am to 7pm, later on Fri & Sun. A big plus of this campground is that within 9km along Taschereau Blvd are a Chenoys and a Bens for smoked meat, a KrispyKream, as well as grocery and hardware stores, so what more do you need. This place can be jam-packed on weekends, so privacy and E sites are at a premium. The views from the campground (and marina next door) of the Saturday fireworks at LaRonde (10pm) are great. The nightly rate quoted is for an electric site in $Cdn and includes tax; non-electric sites are $28 tx in.

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Back your rig into one of their 28 level sites with nothing but the gulf of the St Lawrence in front of you. Besides a spectacular view, each site comes with electric/water, a picnic table and firepit ($30). Can't recall whether it is $15 or $20 for tents and dry camping. There is a dump station with black tank hose on site. The washrooms, with free hot showers, are clean. There is no laundry or recycling. Cell phone service and Wi-Fi (only in the office) are available. As the general public has access to the area on which the campground is located, you might want to consider not leaving valuables in plain view when not at your site. The National Historic site is an easy bike ride from the campground and was our preferred way of touring the site.

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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.