3 Parks near Quirpon, Newfoundland
Sep 2016 - $15.00
The Viking RV Park is conveniently located just a few miles from L'Anse aux Meadows, the landing sight of the Norsmen (Vikings) in the year 1000. They have recently completed an expansion of the campsite which now offers 38 sights. Additional expansion plans call for 12 more sights. We parked our 43 ft MH in a pull-trough sight that was just long enough for our coach and toad.
We had some issues with the electrical service dropping to a low-voltage state a number of times our first evening. As our coach is protected by an electrical management system our electronics were protected so unplugged and ran off our batteries and inverter. During the day, we disconnected the electrical to sensitive items and plugged back in to recharge our batteries. Since the weather was cool we did not require our AC, which would have been problematic if we wanted to use it.
On a very positive note, Viking had the best and fastest Wi-Fi I have had at an RV park. Watching YouTube, streaming movies and/or using FaceTime were all easy and reliable.
We stayed here the last day of Aug and 3 days of Sep so we were able to use our Passport America membership for 50% off on three of the four nights. $70 for 4 nights. - Ron_H
Aug 2016 - $23.00
This is a little gem that you seldom find. The proprietor makes fresh pies and bread for sale that are out of this world. They are doing a massive up grade to their park with new sites 30amp service and super friendly. There is plenty to do in the area so you better set aside 3 or 4 days at least. - Janie Hadcock
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Stayed for 3 nights in old section site 3 (back-in) in 40 ft motor home. Site just fit lengthwise with room for towed alongside the rig. Power post was high enough to hit slide, so be warned. Water boil order in effect. Fortunately we had filled our fresh water at our last stop. 30 amp service constantly dropped below 105 volts with 15 amp load causing surge protector to shutdown. Other than that it is convenient to L'Anse aux Meadows and St. Anthony's. Rt 436 was better than expected based on some reports with only a few Km of heavily patched roadway and a single gravel break that you need to slow to a crawl. - Dennis T
Aug 2016 - $12.00
We have a 43' motorhome (bus). When we arrived, the staff person suggested that we go up to the campsite before bringing the bus to ensure that we could fit into it. Although we specified to the reservation system that we were "over 35 feet", the site (15) would have barely fit our motorhome. We were offered the option to park in the day-use area, which was right on the lake, large, quiet, relatively flat, and hardly used. Since the sites are non-serviced, we weren't losing out on any services: so we decided to use the day-use area.
We didn't navigate the roads with our motorhome, so cannot comment on how easy they are to navigate; our impression was that we could have fit, but it would have been tight in places.
The rangers on staff were very helpful. We had a bolt break on our towbar and they worked with us to find a substitute that would get us down the road far enough to get a replacement. - pattic777
Aug 2013 - $20.00
Very nice park, facilities are very clean and laundry available. Good place to stay when visiting the 'arm'. The children's play area is down at the day use area, as is a beach.... if you are brave enough to swim during a northern Newfoundland summer! lol WiFi is available down near the entry. - earthsinger
Jun 2013 - $22.00
I have never been greeted by name as I stepped out of my car to register; talk about friendly and organized!!! The campground is split between a meadow and a forest with a lake/beach nearby. The site was level, comfort station extremely clean, park was very well maintained. There is a dump station and water available. I'm not sure why the bugs weren't bad (perhaps too cold.) We saw moose, very large rabbits, and a rare woodpecker during our stay. Staff made great recommendations on local activities from the Viking National Park to the Burnt Cove Ecological Park. Unfortunately, the naturalist/interpreter was eliminated due to budget cuts so we didn't have a guide to the Burnt Cove which was too bad. We used their laundry machines which was handy. A quick tip: switching propane tanks in St. Anthony's was quite expensive. Do it in a bigger town! The ice burgs and whales were amazing, however. - barkingbear
Sep 2015 - $25.00
We used this park for two nights as our base for exploring St. Anthony and L'Anse aux Meadows. We were parked in the front section near the entrance, but weren't bothered by any road noise. The sites are all back-in, gravel or grass, and some more level than others. If all the sites were full along this front side, it would be very tight for slides and awnings. It appeared to us that most of the sites in the back section are for seasonal stays. Wifi was slow at times, but would be a lot worse if more people in the park. Be sure you know the best route to get to the dump station; the front roadway was a narrow path and full of potholes. We didn't use the restrooms or laundry room. - DiplomatTraveler
Aug 2015 - $30.00
This park is a bad value compared with others in Newfoundland. The roads are mud and gravel with large potholes everywhere. There are no sewer hookups, just a dump station at the end of a muddy, bumpy road. The road out of the dump station is so narrow that brush (badly in need of trimming) rubs the sides of your rig. Wifi is available only very close to the office, and worked less than half the days we were there.
The quality of the sites is highly variable. Most of the large, widely spaced, quiet wooded sites are occupied by long term tenants. Transients seem to be assigned tiny sites close to the highway. Many of these sites are nowhere near level. - JackSchmotzer
Aug 2014 - $30.00
This campground caters primarily to seasonal RVers, where the sites are spacious and private. The section for overnighters is simply an open field with 2 rows of RVs lined up facing each other, on very unlevel sites. There is no cell phone coverage by any carrier so it is necessary to drive closer to St Anthony, specifically at least to the Municipal dump 6 km away, to get a signal. There is a pay phone outside the office. Wi-Fi is ridiculous - we have 4 devices (2 laptops, a tablet, and a phone) and only one device could connect and then at only 1 bar when in the same room as the router. I am so fed up with campgrounds that advertise having Wi-Fi when the service they provide is not adequate to even check emails. During our stay, the electricity cut out frequently. No TV stations are available via antenna, but satellite reception works. On weekends they have a chip truck that sells fried fast foods. Their convenience store only stocks bottled water and beer. Washrooms are clean with free hot water and there is a laundry (wash & dry = $2 each). No recycling is available. If you are in this area to visit L'Anse au Meadows and see the icebergs as we were, your camping options are limited. I did not view the private RV park in Quipon, which is closer to L'Anse au Meadows, so cannot comment. Pistolet Bay Provincial Park has only unserviced sites. The town of St Anthony, 10 km from the campground, has 2 grocery stores, gas & diesel, several restaurants, and a couple of hardware stores. - driftdiver1