Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick

Ponderosa Pines Family Campground

Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick



Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick
Phone: (506) 734-3121

Sites: 125
Recent Rate: $32 10/2015

Latitude: 45.8190899046139
Longitude: -64.5961982091536

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Bell Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Bell
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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37 Reviews

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DiplomatTraveler

Review Count: 139
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $32.00
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There are a wide range of reviews on this park, from good to poor. We found it a nice park with many different sizes of sites; some are too tight and too small for a big rig. It will be a stretch with some RVs to reach all utilities. We were in the meadow area near Ponderosa Lake overlooking the marsh and Shepody Bay in Site 136. It is a pull-in site and all utilities were well within reach for our 40' Class A. The campground is virtually empty, only a few campers this first week of October. Wifi was slow at times, but very workable. Grounds are clean and well-maintained. We did not use their restrooms or laundry facility. The host was very courteous and asked if we were Good Sam members. The pool is closed for the season; the park will remain open through October according to the host. Small book exchange in the office/store and also a nice selection of tourism information. Park is 1-2 kilometers to the west of the entrance to Hopewell Cape Rocks. Rate reflects US$ for 50amp/water/sewer. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Hopewell Cape and the Rocks are the must see in this area. The town of Alma has many restaurants and shops. We enjoyed a stop at the Cinnamon Soul Café, 2814 Main Street, Hillsborough.

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tge5200

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
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This is too expensive for what you get. The 30 amp "view" lots are of a mosquito pond. Tiny toilets that need attention. This is a Good Sam Park with a bad customer attitude. Make sure you ask for the discount when registering. There are no Good Sam signs in the office. They have signs on their entrance fence near the road. After missing the signs first off and being a Good Sam member, I went in to ask about a refund for the 10% discount. Several excuses later and very begrudgingly they gave me the discount less a $2.00 "processing fee". Most parks ask "are you a Good Sam member" and have signs on their counter. Not this one. This is the only park close to Hopewell Rocks. IF another park opened up near here, I would suggest you stay there. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

There is a huge RV parking lot at the Rocks.

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SailorGolf

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $39.00
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Way overpriced, but only thing in area of Hopewell Rocks. $39 w/Good Sam for w/e(20 amp), no sewer. Hard to pull off 20 amp in a 33' RV. Good thing it was cool and no a/c needed. Pool unheated so not very usable. Very close sites and no room for awning and picnic table is behind site. Extensions needed for hookups. No beach access or real 'view'. - BAD Hwy. 114 . Laundry needed cleaning and costly. Toilet Very small. No antenna TV, some radio. Bell telephone 3 bars. Good thing Hopewell Rocks ($9 adult entry) are close by or I would not be able to recommend this park for any reason! We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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JanneC

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $37.00
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RV park is gravel and grass. But very nice grass. Park is very well maintained. Free Wi-Fi. Beautiful rolling meadows that lead down to large ponds that drain and fill with the tide from the Bay of Fundy. Some RV spaces are on wide open meadows and some are tucked in amongst the tall pine trees. Entire park smells like a Christmas tree lot. Heavenly. Staff and other campers are very friendly. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

See Hopewell Cape Rocks, Fundy National Park, Village of Alma, Cape Enrage and the City of Moncton. & Campobello, home of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt.

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clw_man

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $42.00
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Campground is very close to the Hopewell Rocks and very convenient to see the rocks during both high and low tides. This campground was very clean and had a variety of sites (pull-throughs, back-ins, shaded, field, along the lake, along the ocean etc...). Be sure to have bug spray at this campground as the mosquitos can be abundant. The sites were level the pedestal had good electricity and water. Wifi was available on site and we were able to get 2 channels on our antenna. The staff in the office were very personable. We would stay here again if we were to visit the Hopewell Rocks. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Aftica

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $43.00
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I would have rated this facility higher except that whoever did the layout for sites along the dammed up lake did not know what they were doing. Sites are big but pads are 10 feet from the connections. The result is that every picnic table one the lee side is three feet from the neighbour's septic. If you plan to stay more than one night, plan to eat out. The owners need to fix this or they will continue to get slammed. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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dempers

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $40.00
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Stayed for 2 nights in 26' rig. If you want to see the Hopewell Rocks, you cant much closer than from here. Usual for the area tight spots, full hookups with no problems. Kids accessed Wi-Fi from within trailer. Tree coverage and grass (sap got on truck). Front desk had coordinating shirts with campground name and personal names on them, accommodating and friendly. $5 per person for visitors which seemed quite steep. Provided maps for area. Used laundry facilities. All amenities close by. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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morsev

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $35.00
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We stayed 2 nights because of the proximity to Hopewell Rocks and other areas of Fundy National Park. Most of the campsites are in tall pines and are OK, though some are very crowded. We were in a "trailer site" meaning when we backed in the utility connections were on the left side. The site next to us was for a motorhome which would pull in forward. However, both sewer connection were far forward of our trailer, so we did not use it. From in back of our trailer we looked out over water. Restrooms were older and very small. The 3 separate shower rooms were unisex and were OK. Wi-Fi was iffy. There is a small store in the office. Although we had no trouble backing into our campsite, the road to our site was very narrow and there are trees very close on both sides. The campground filled up for the weekend, and there was very little space to park either tow vehicles or towed vehicles. Also, there are posts near the front of the campsites that prevent making a tight turn. When we were leaving on Saturday morning, we had to ask another camper to move his truck because we couldn't get our truck and 22' trailer past it. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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earthsinger

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $28.00
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WiFi is so slow as to be almost useless. The washrooms were clean but very, very tiny. The kids liked the playground. Pool small and not heated, we didn't use it. We would stay there again if in the area. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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DonF

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $46.00
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Ditto what others have said: great location (for visiting Hopewell Rocks) and large sites (in the rear) have pleasant water-view and many have USA satellite reception. Our $46 rate was based on 30 amp service; 50 amp service was quoted at $55. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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dbcordello

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $34.00
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We stayed here for a week. Rate includes taxes and is for 6 nights/get one free deal. We were given site #44 in the older section of the park, which we thought was good in that we had no neighbors on one side and had a view of the woods and lake (through the trees). Although we had a good site, we thought most of the other sites were too close together. The sewer hookups were not capped and gave off odors when neighbors were dumping. Internet was iffy, requiring us to go outside for a good signal. Lots of flies around due to a lack of cleanliness by the trash cans. The park in general did not seem to be well maintained. The hiking trail around the lake was overgrown and fell off to one side, not a fun walk at all. It was convenient to see Hopewell Rocks and Fundy National Park. We would recommend this place for only a couple of days stay. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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User1984

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $36.00
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We enjoyed our 2 week stay. We had the best site with clear view across the lake to the Bay of Fundy. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Very quiet and serene. The Wi-Fi worked very well. 30 and 50 amp services available. The sites and roads could have used more gravel. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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CharlieS

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $32.00
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We camped here after touring the Hopewell Rocks. It's just two kilometers away. It has a great location, next to the river with a large pond as well - we love waterside camps. Wi-Fi was strong, but as always shared with your neighbors, so speed was slower, but adequate. Adequate spacing with wooded and open sites. Dish reception in the open sites. We would stay here again. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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chiefneon

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $41.00
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We chose this park because our large MDT and 5er would fit and it was the closest to Hope Well Rocks National Park. We had a back in site that was level and back up to a small lake, and a short walk to Fundy Bay. The Wi-Fi worked at our site. Would stay here again. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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MM2012MobileSuite

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $41.00
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Nice Park. Close to Hopewell Cape Rocks. Gravel roads, and a little dusty, but overall a good place to stay. We are 38 feet. You can see the tide from some lots. They also have walking trails to down close to the water. Bathrooms were pretty clean. We would stay again. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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