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Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick

Ponderosa Pines Family Campground

Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick



4325 Route 114
Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick E4H 4W7
Phone: (506) 734-3121

Sites: 125
Recent Rate: $31 8/2016

Latitude: 45.819089904614
Longitude: -64.596198209154

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • 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

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42 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Location was the main reason for staying here since it's only a mile from Hopewell Rocks. Sites are EXTREMELY tight and close together.Hookups were OK. 50 amp was correct and sewer was OK. Water pressure was allover the place. One day we had to use our pump but the other two days it was 35-40 pounds. Very dusty roads and every vehicle kicked up a cloud. Unless you're off the main road plan eating inside. Didn't use the swimming pool. OTA TV was ok with two stations. Again - big
gest plus is the location. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in one of the larger sites designed with motorhomes in mind (utilities on the correct side to pull straight in). We had a nice view between the bushes of a small pond. Sites are close together and the park roads were dusty when we were there due to a lack of rain. The park has a small not heated pool that we did not use. We had a nice view of the bay from outside our RV and could see the tides coming in & out. There is a mix of tent camping, small RV's and large motorhomes in the campground. WiFi worked OK. Great location for visiting Hopewell Rocks & Fundy National Park. It's a 40 minute drive into Moncton for a grocery store of any size. Roads inside the park are gravel & rough. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
136
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Hopewell Rocks & Fundy National Park. Several restaurants in Alma, NB that serve good seafood. A long drive into Moncton for groceries & shopping.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Only a mile from Hopewell Rocks. Some sites have a view of the Bay of Fundy (we had one) as well as a view of the pond with Canadian Geese. Good voltage on 50 amp service. Water pressure varied from low to good. Dusty gravel interior roads. They have a swimming pool but we didn't use it. Make reservations in advance if you want 50 amp and have a big rig. They are hard to come by when the caravans come in but when there are no caravans, there appears to be plenty of space. Open for Direct TV. Most channels come in in high def. Two local stations available. No cable. Siote was not very level and had to move the coach twice to find a spot where I could put the jacks down without lifting the wheels on the passenger side off the ground, but we eventually were able to level the coach. Very acceptable for a few nights. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
136
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nightly cost is a guesstimate. We stayed here as part of a caravan. This is a nice campground with great sites. Our 22 rigs were all together, we were overlooking a nice pond fed by the Bay of Fundy, watching flocks of Canadian geese come in. Minimal wifi as usual. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The big thing to see here, probably the best in New Brunswick, is the flower pot rocks. We went at high tide and the rocks were great, four hours later at low tide, they were dramatic! You walk down 103 well constructed stairs and walk on the ocean floor. Not to be missed!

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Review Count: 217
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We contacted the park via email the day before arrival & were advised that being very early in the season the CG was not fully open yet. Very limited site choice, bathrooms in the midst of a major rebuild, bigtime tree trimming underway. No problem for us. All we really needed was power as it was cold. Hence the very reasonable price.

The CG itself is very large & is laid out more like a state park CG than the typical carpark styled private CG. There are sites to accommodate everyone. One area has a bunch of secluded sites which lend themselves very well to tenters or pop ups.

There was good visibility of water surrounding the CG because it was early May & the waterside bushes had not grown leaves yet.

A good place to base when doing Fundy Nat Park & the Hopewell Rocks. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 143
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
136
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
120 - view site
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There is a huge RV parking lot at the Rocks.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

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

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

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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