7 RV Parks near Hawkshaw, New Brunswick
Aug 2017 - $30.00
We had reserved a spot for the night as a stopover on the way to Quebec. The woman in charge was pleasant and directed us to take any open site up the hill. We tried 3 sites in about 8 different places and could not get the coach level. She advised us that no other sites were suitable and offered a complete refund which we thought was good service. Pulling back down to get the refund, the guy in charge didn't seem happy and told me that if we couldn't level in the park our best bet was to find a Walmart. He didn't recommend any nearby campgrounds but we found one suitable 13 miles away that stayed late for our arrival. I can't really comment further beyond saying the campground was neat and clean and in a nice setting but if you have a class A with limited leveling capability...this is not a good choice. Bring a lot of blocks otherwise! - Camaraderie
Jul 2017 - $33.00
This is a very attractive, clean, nice, quiet, pleasant campground across the street from a river. Full service site was good but WiFi was inconsistent. No over the air TV. Campground does have it's share of seasonal campers which were all proudly and neatly maintained and obviously enjoyed by their owners. They had one of the cleanest pools I've ever seen at a campground and we took advantage of it on a hot afternoon. Met some of the friendliest seasonal campers and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this campground. - Breezy2
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Rate is Canadian Dollars. The gentleman checking us in was not rude, but was not very friendly either. He seemed to imply that he was not aware that our rig was so big even though we gave the length when we made our reservations. He asked us how big our rig was and we told him 39 feet. He said that they don't make any rigs 39 feet. (Our model is a 38*** but the actual length is 39 feet and some odd inches).
We were told that we were lucky it hadn't rained recently as none of the sites would be able to handle us if it had. He then said that we would have to use a back in site and sent us to the top of the hill to park in any open site in a certain area. We had no problem backing in as there were sites only on one side of the road and the other was all grass. When we took a walk later on we noticed that there were quite a few pull through sites on the lower level with no one on them. I have no idea why we weren't given one of those as we were only staying one night.
Campground was very well maintained. Wifi was non existent at our site though we were told when we checked in that more than likely we would not be able to get it that far away. (Evidently they only have one access point and no repeaters). Verizon reception was OK. We were able to find an open space between trees to setup our DirecTV dish. Water pressure and voltage were adequate. - Ramblin On
Aug 2010 - $34.00
If you are looking for tranquility, with large, treed sites overlooking the beautiful river, then this is the spot for you. There are several long term campers, but plenty of lovely sites left for us travelers. The only negative for us was that the park is a about 20 minutes from the nearest store or town. Late in the season, there were very few people around during the week so not a lot of opportunity to meet fellow travelers. I would definitely return with a fishing rod and some good books. - cheryl&jim
Jul 2010 - $32.00
This campground is a hidden gem off the beaten trail. One of the best campgrounds we have seen for spacious, beautiful wooded (shaded)and open sites in Atlantic Canada. These camp sites are not stacked all in a row like most others I have visited. Beautiful river beach, great for boating, kayaking or swimming. Many beautiful hardwood trees throughout the site to allow lots of shade and some sun during the day. Average size pool, some swings but not much for a playground. About half of the sites are seasonal campers who take pride in their campground. Very pet friendly. If you like lots of space to run around and play and not feel like your in a refugee camp, this is it! Power is only 15amp and needs updating but still OK, water is excellent and no sewer hookup, but free dumping at dump station. Owners are very nice and relaxed and don't have over the top rules. I planning to make many more trips back here. - addy
Nov 2016 - $30.00
This campground welcomes everyone as one of the family. The owner will go out of his way to ensure you are comfortable. Long weekends are well planned out to income live local music, kids crafts, fireworks and more. OPENS in early May until end October which is grateful for early/late travellers as most close down in September. Nestled along the banks of the Saint John river, there is a beautiful Sandy beach; excellent fishing, boating and swimming; fire pits and tables at each site, laundry, clean showers, and playground for the kiddies. Lots are huge which easily accommodate newer RV's with multiple slides and awnings. EACH site is offset to allow nearly everyone a view of the river. The Town of Nackawic is only 3 minutes by road to all amenities, golf club is close by, and lots of area for geo-cashing. You can even paddle to the amenities if you'd rather do so. Boat docks at the beach and boat launch in the town. This is a great location if you want to park and do day trips around the region. Historical sites, water parks, shopping, waterfalls and hiking trails and more all within 1 to 2 hours drive. If you find yourself in New Brunswick, you simply must stay a night or three. We camped with a 36' 5th wheel. 3 way hookup on modern electric, water and sewage. Our kids loved it. We have stopped road travel for a while and have settled here seasonal until life permits the travel again. See you there at Mariner's Point Campground. - The McLeans
May 2016 - $25.00
Massive sites compared to other campgrounds we stayed in previously around the area. Water view from every site of the picturesque Saint John river. Sandy beach with free unsupervised access. Boat docking available. Local grocery and shopping within 3 minutes of campground. Seasonal and overnighters socialize with no cliques. Local talent, childrens activities, pig roast and pot lucks for all campers (seasonal and travellers) during local holiday weekends. Playground for smaller children. Free WIFI. Just an overall great place to stay with a friendly family feeling. Only 7-10 minutes off the Trans Canada Highway at Nackawic. Definitely recommend this campground to anyone looking for a great seasonal lot or just an overnite or weekend stay. - The McLeans
Aug 2017 - $30.00
Very nice huge Provincial Park. There are 50 amp with water sites available in 1 of the 3 sections. Some are level back in grass/dirt sites. Many great amenities including fishing and swimming. Store and restaurant on site. WIFI and cell service good. People are friendly. Some sites have branches that could bother big rigs. Would stay here again. - teepee51
Jul 2015 - $26.00
This is a most beautiful and large provincial park with over 300 sites, including some seasonals. Electric is 30 amp and connecting 'Y' nozzles to water spigots appears to be an acceptable practice, thus making many sites EW. Do not believe the reservation system's description of "pad slope = level", as many such 'level' sites in loop 3 are uneven not only from front to back, but also from side to side. Even with 3" of levelling blocks I could not level our RV from side to side (site # 301). Also, site 301 was so narrow that I could not extend my awning and the fire pit was so close to the RV that it would not have been safe to use. Several of the sites in the 300 loop were in similar condition and in need of re-grading.
There are free hot showers and laundry faciliteis ($).
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. - driftdiver1
Aug 2014 - $25.00
There are different sections to this campground, some areas flat, open and grassy, and others like ours sloped, treed and graveled. There are some seasonal campers. Washrooms are very old but okay. Water is available by tap or very long hose hookup if you have one, and water pressure is extremely high. Ask for a seniors' discount of 10%. - rvcats
Sep 2017 - $35.00
Unsanitary conditions. This campground is geared towards seasonal RV campers with little regard or consideration to tent campers or campers using the "wooden tents" or cabins. When we arrived at our campsite, we found a large amount of trash in the fire-pit area and it was obvious that although the site had been vacant for days, it had not been cleaned or tended to. We went ahead and set up camp - at the time it was around 50 degrees (fahrenheit) windy and drizzling so we didn't notice anything else wrong with the site. After setup we realized that the bathrooms were at least a 1/4 mile walk back through the campground (verified on Google Maps). Just to note, the closest tenting site to the bathrooms was still further away than any of the camper/RV sites. The next day as the weather warmed we started noticing an overpowering bathroom smell coming from the woods right next to our tent. Upon investigating, we found that previous campers had been using the woods directly behind the site as a latrine with used toilet paper strewn everywhere. Not to excuse their actions, we believe this is a direct result of having a minimum 10 minute round-trip walk to the bathrooms. We considered moving to another tenting site nearby, but found the same issue in all the sites we checked (soiled toilet paper & trash). We immediately went to the office to complain and the attendant didn't charge for the previous night and offered to move us into the "wooden tents" or cabins (#3 & #4) right on the water. As we were moving into our cabin (#3) I noticed that it seemed a little dirty and when I began to set up our bedding I noticed a large amount of mouse droppings in the bunk. We checked the bunk of the other family we were camping with in cabin #4 (who had 2 kids) and noticed the same issue. As we investigated, it looked as if there were several seasons worth of droppings in the bunks. We demanded our money back and ended up at a motel. - scottneish
Aug 2016 - $42.00
Last minute decision: proved to be not the best. This place was dark, dirty, not kept up. The 1st spot they gave us was already occupied. Next one had electric that was reverse polarity. 3rd one we took although it was impossible to level.
Dogs roamed loose, people had junk draped all over. It was generally not a good location. Nothing positive going on. The seasonal people had the nice locations; overnighters got the junk. Never will go back. We got much nicer places even on Prince Edward Island for less $$ than this! The roads were dirty, rutted, and windy. - Florida Honey
Aug 2014 - $35.00
Arriving in this park we were excited to be able to camp near the St. John River. We were sad to discover however that all the sites there were taken up by seasonal campers. Having had to pay cash for the site, we proceeded up to the campsite which was approximately 3 km from the main road into the bush. The site itself was peaceful and we had a good night's sleep, however we ended up near a swamp, which stank. We also discovered the site was under a boil water advisory, something we were not told at the office. All in all, not a terrible experience, but the lack of info on the water problems and the fact we were not where we wanted to be on the site made for not a great experience. - sooLiz
Jul 2017 - $68.00
Rate of $67.50 per night is with a Good Sam discount, need to add 15% tax back to rate. Staff friendly. The use of the word resort is a stretch. As per previous posts, all roads and pads are gravel. Site are adequate size with metal trash can, picnic table and fire ring at each site. Full hook ups include both 30 & 50 amp. The park is right off the road and our site, number 58 was close enough to have constant road noise. Restrooms & showers are in a cinder block building with concrete slab, each shower stall has a curtain. The room was clean, not overly fancy but adequate and typical for many RV Parks. There is a laundry room with several washers and dryers that also looked clean. The park fronts on the St John River and has a small dock. The park also operates and is attached to a small water park. Very nice, very clean. This water park is marketed for day use to non-campers for a daily fee and results in lots of congestion around the office. The use of the water park is included in the camping fees. There is a small snack bar at the waterpark and a food truck at the top of the RV Park with an expanded menu. There is also an outdoor playground for children. Majority of campers during summer are families with lots of children throughout park. There are swimsuits and towels hanging all over the park in the various sites. Location not far from Kings Landing, 25 minute drive. We did not use the WIFI or check for TV reception. Sprint, Verizon and T Mobile all worked well. Major downside for us is the cost, we do not need the water park or river view unless we had our grandchildren with us. We will check other options for camping in the area before returning here, based solely on price, otherwise we would return here. Ideal Park for children. - ECM1
Jul 2017 - $78.00
We spent one night here, in a pull though site which was level and long enough that I did not have to up hook. Wifi was marginal at best. No tv. Roads and pad were gravel, with a small strip of grass between sites. 30 amp power only. Nice view of the St John River which the park abuts. It was average in all respects except for the price at $78.00/night which included 4 passes to the small water park on site. That would appeal to those traveling with children, but had no appeal to us. - shovelguy
Jul 2017 - $75.00
Definitely one of the nicer parks in Canada, never mind in North America! roads very wide, sites are very large; we took a spot on the waterfront and were not disappointed! Staff are very friendly, hookups are well placed. If the roads were paved, i'd give this park a 10! Would definitely come back here (and we hope to in 2 weeks) - North America in 90 days
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Really screwy setup. If you make a mistake and enter the campground first then you either go up an impossibly steep gravel road to the office or turn around and drive up to the office. However, if you choose the latter then you'll have to go up the road a bit, make a turn into an industrial area and find a place to turn around. Best bet - call the office when you get to the campground and ask which site you're in (call ahead to request what type of site required). Park and then walk up the office and sign in.
Once you get past the above, our site was 70' with plenty of space to pull in with the doll and car attached. This was a good spot to stop enroute to Quebec. A fair number of permanent and/or seasonal residents. Our site was long, graveled with a little grass. Did not use the bathrooms or laundry facilities. The check-in process was pleasant and helpful. - GTN_and_Catz
Sep 2015 - $34.00
With a riverfront campsite, this was a nice spot to stop for a night enroute to Quebec. The park has a community feel with a large contingent of permanent or seasonal residents. It's a large, gravel space with narrow bands of grass separating the narrow sites. Our modestly level pull-thru site was barely long enough for our 37' MH with attached toad, and had convenient 30 amp, 50 amp, water, and sewer hookups. The free WiFi was reliable but not particularly speedy. We did not use the bathrooms or laundry. Althought the attached cabins area seemed a bit long-in-the-tooth, the campground itself was clean and neat, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Given the tight lot spacing, we thought that the value was just okay at this price. - DaveInOhio
Sep 2014 - $47.00
This is a wonderful place for a one-night stop going to or from Halifax or PEI. As others have noted the overnight sites are pull-throughs that face the river; much more pleasant scenery than at most RV parks. It's easy to get to the park from highway 2 other than the fact that the last ~half mile is a steep descent to the river. Just make sure your brakes work well or you're going to end up in the river! As has been mentioned, if you have a reservation, you park and setup first and then go to the office to register. The wifi worked pretty well as did our Rogers/Fido modem. We'll definitely stay here again. - docj