7 Parks near Hawkshaw, New Brunswick
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
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Green rolling hills. Views of the St. John's River. Poor Wifi. Gravel sites. Heated pool. No frills, Just a small lovely, lovely, clean park. I would have rated it higher if there were more amenities, but it was pretty nice. - User3274
Jul 2015 - $32.00
We ended up here because the reviews of the campgrounds we planned to visit in Fredericton were not that good. We couldn't be happier. The people are very friendly and the resort is spotless, a great pool and quiet place to stay right on the river. I can really recommend this place. - henny04
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
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 2013 - $25.00
Beautiful grass or gravel sites. Lots of space between campers. Good hiking, zip lining or other activities. Great place to stay. - mjtesky
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 2013 - $35.00
As another recent reviewer said, they've recently added some transient sites to this mostly seasonal park. Unfortunately, the sites were created by pushing a deep, thick layer of stones, uphill, just barely wide enough for a rig to sit up on. It took about 30 minutes to get into the site and then we were expected to hook up to sewer which was uphill from the rig. Automatic leveling helped, but even with that, hooking back up with the truck on a downward slope was difficult. We chatted with two other couples that came over to talk to us after watching how difficult it was to park. They were just as frustrated trying to find a site big enough for their coach. I would not recommend this park to anyone with anything larger than 20'. - fulltime birders
Aug 2014 - $60.00
Unfortunately, there are not many choices in and around Fredericton. So, supply and demand at its best for the overnighter. Lots of crushed rock, minimal grass between sites, road noise, and highest prices of any RV park or campground we have stayed at across North America. A cross between an interstate RV park and a family entertainment center. Would reluctantly stay here again based solely on location. - WinnMac
Aug 2014 - $68.00
As stated in previous reviews, this is definitely a work in progress and not any where near a "resort". Roads and sites are hard packed gravel. Sites are level some with 50 amp electrical, which is unusual for campgrounds in Canada. As stated the sites are adequate but not overly large. Given the very high nightly rate, it is not a good value. - lllkrob
Jul 2014 - $68.00
This is an example of a park that is so close to a higher rating, but misses the details. We had no problems getting a full hookup site without a reservation. The sites are decent, with long and level pull through. However, there is no privacy between sites, just a grassy strip with a picnic table. There are two saplings on each site, so in 10 to 15 years there will be some shade trees and a bit of privacy. There are numerous waterfront sites, but they are reserved for seasonal only. It would be nice if some of them could be used by vacationers, even if a minimum stay was required. Each site has a nice steel garbage can, but ours was full when we arrived. And at this price, I expect cable TV. There is a lovely pool, but it costs 10 dollars, plus tax, to use. For the price of the night, I expect to be able to take a nice, cooling dip after a hot drive. The park is next to a secondary highway, so there is some traffic noise. We found it on par with many of the parks along the interstates. It wasn't enough to keep us from sleeping, even with the windows and a vent open. However, tolerance to noise is an individual thing. In short, 68 dollars is a lot for an overnight site, the park doesn't provide enough resort services for the money to justify a longer stay. - bigdipper
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