8 Parks near Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland
Aug 2016 - $36.00
I would rate this campground mediocre, as it is basically a parking lot, but I also don't think there is much more to choose from. For a KOA I would say it is poor. Staff at arrival were not friendly and I felt pushed through as they seemed in a hurry and as far as amenities the surroundings did not encourage sitting outside to enjoy, as there was nothing to enjoy. - Arlene T
Jul 2016 - $36.00
$36 CDN for a large, level, private back-in site with 30-amp electric, water, picnic table and fire pit. Other site configurations are available, including full hookups. Interior gravel roads were well maintained. The grounds, my site and the washrooms were very clean. The free Wi-Fi was useless (even though the signal strength was very good); 63% packet loss meant that nothing worked, even in the late morning when most of the overnight campers had already left. I got very good Telus cell reception at my site. The office staff were friendly, but put me in a site that already had another camper in it... apparently someone was told to move into that site, but the staff didn't update the computer, so it thought the site was empty.
As seems typical with KOA, it's MUCH pricier than other options (especially compared with $18.60 for sites in the national park), but when you need hookups, it's the only option. - Neil C.
Jul 2016 - $34.00
We stayed in the open pull-through area. Access was easy with a big rig. Got DirecTV. Gravel roads were without potholes. They have several loops with private long back-in sites that were well maintained as well. - Dennis T
Sep 2015 - $40.00
OK place. An open parking lot in a industrial area nothing close by. No water view. Large dust bowl. - 2011montana
Sep 2015 - $24.00
We chose this park as our base for exploring the National Park and surrounding area. There are many sites in the park for all sizes and types of RVs and tents. Many sites in the trees would be too small or tight for a big rig. There's a large pull through area which is used by caravan groups. We chose #13 in the front section, a back-in, level, gravel site. Wifi was sporadic at times. Reservations are probably a must during the busy season. - DiplomatTraveler
Jul 2015 - $31.00
The RV section of this park is a big gravel parking lot with easy access for big rigs. Although some of their pull-thru sites are larger, our back-in spot felt pretty close on all sides for a 37' MH. The water, 30 amp, and sewer connections were very convenient. Free WiFi was fairly reliable, but throughput was quite slow. The cold-water-only laundry was reasonably priced. We felt it was a pretty good value for the amenities offered at this price. - DaveInOhio
Aug 2014 - $16.00
This campground is best suited for tents and small RV's. There is cell phone coverage throughout the park. There is a dump station but black tank flushes are not possible because there is no fitting at the end of the hose - good planning Parks Canada. The rate quoted is with the $8 discount per day with the annual Parks Canada Discovery pass. - driftdiver1
Jul 2013 - $25.00
Nice Park, well placed, staff was excellent. Great hiking to beautiful places. Highly recommended. - nhtenter
Aug 2008 - $20.00
Most of the sites are better for tents than trailers, and are dark due to the density of the woods that they are carved into. We were able to scout out a few nice more open sites (so I could use my Solar panels) and enjoyed our stay. The showers and bathrooms were clean and plentiful. - robvann
Jul 2016 - $22.00
We enjoyed our 4 night stay here. Family run park with Level back-in sites right on Bonne Bay, beautiful views. Good wi-fi is available, the 2 wash rooms are keep clean, and with hot water. The father and son team here are very nice and accommodating. This is a basic campground, with no frills, it is right on Rte 431, but the traffic really didn't bother us. There is a boil water warning in the area so bring drinking water with you. No sewer or dump station, come with empty tanks. But with that said, this would be our place to stay when in the area. - Living the Dream
Jul 2015 - $28.00
Nice little park - excellent waterfront location - watched whales feeding from our camper window right in the bay! Used a 20A site - GFI kept popping during heavy rainstorm... Water is under a "boil" order. Use the dump station in the GMNP about 10 miles before you reach the park. Owners JUST installed satellite internet during our stay - WiFi good near the office, marginal away from building, but they were trying to correct that. Sites quite close to the road, but minimal traffic at night so no issue with noise. Would certainly stay here again. - Loggenrock
Aug 2008 - $20.00
Your best choice for visiting the southern part of Gros Morne National Park. Water’s Edge is only $20/night. The National Park Campgrounds are $25.40 plus $7.80 per person daily entrance fee (per person) for nothing except a place to camp buried in dense trees and bugs. All of Water’s Edge sites are 20 feet from the waters edge with a beautiful view of the south arm of Bonne Bay. Back your trailer in and your back window is overlooking the water, pull your motor home in and your front window has the same view. There is some highway noise as the campsites are about 50 feet from the highway, but the highway does not have a lot of traffic. There are 3 or 4 tent sites on a grassy area for $15 as well. No dump station though. Wi-Fi available at library in town. - A-S_Travels
Jul 2016 - $14.00
The previous review from 2014 is still accurate. This dry camping campground is on the south side of Gros Morne National Park. While we were here the water was shut off for 2 days, so I can't comment on the bathhouse. There are flush toilets and showers available. The gray water disposal at each site is very convenient. The sites are nicely spaced, and the area surrounding the sites was well keep. The two shelters are still available, the free sewer dump at the campground entrance, fresh water was not working, don't know if this was because of the water problem in the campground. The trails are very nice, the 3 tent sites available on the water are wonderful if you can get one. Very quiet and relaxing here. We would stay here again. - Living the Dream
Jul 2016 - $19.00
This is an unserviced campground between the park entrance and the tablelands area. Sites are large and mostly level (all are back-in), with moderate privacy. Picnic tables, fire pits, central water taps and free showers are available, but no hookups or Wi-Fi. Cell reception (Telus) was almost unusable. Price was $18.60 CDN plus day pass (or annual pass); bring exact change because the park is self-registration; the attendant never showed up the whole time that I was there. There are 3 hiking trails in the area, plus quaint fishing villages a short drive away. - Neil C.
Aug 2014 - $16.00
This campground is about equidistant from Wiltondale and the charming town of Woody Point. It is an unserviced Parks Canada campground with 30 sites including 3 waterfront tent sites. All sites have a picnic table and firepit. Weak cell phone coverage is available. The dump station (with black tank flush hose) and filling of fresh water tank are at the entrance to the campground, which is 4 km away from the sites. However, most sites have a grey tank disposal, so if you are staying for a long period you do not have to make the 8km return trek to the dump station. There are two covered shelters with washrooms, dish washing sinks, and wood stoves. They even provide dish soap and a dish rack. Only one of the shelters has electric lights (which turn off at 11pm due to being powered by a generator), hot water, and free hot showers. There are non-threaded water spigots throughout the campground. Wood ($) is available. Sites are available only on a first-come basis, but seldom is this campground full. And even if it is, ask about setting up in the circle - you will not be disappointed! There is a boat launch. CC are accepted. There is self-registration if no attendant is present. The lovely Stanleyville trail begins in the campground and two other trails are close by. The rate shown is with an annual Parks Canada Discovery pass which gives an $8 discount per night. The closest grocery store is in Deer Lake, so shop accordingly for fresh meat and produce. - driftdiver1
Jul 2016 - $19.00
This park is at the end of a long, winding highway, which big rigs may wish to avoid. (Especially the sharp turn onto Highway 431 near Woody Point!) Sites are back-in, with good privacy, picnic tables and fire pits. Washrooms seemed clean. There are no hookups or cell reception, but the free Wi-Fi did work for me; it's available in the "public kitchen" area, but does not extend throughout the campground. It's a short drive back to Trout River, where there is a gas station, laundromat and restaurant (but no cell reception there either).
Price was $18.60 CDN, plus day pass or annual pass. - Neil C.
Jul 2015 - $20.00
It's well worth the twisty, hilly roads to get to this park which is surrounded by lovely views in every direction. The gravel loop was easy to navigate in our 37' MH, but we are glad we made a reservations because they had only one site big enough for us. The site was lovely: grassy with a gravel pad, picnic table, fire ring, and private with tall evergreens all around. Plan ahead for boondocking, as there are no hookups and the potable water faucet at the bathhouse ran very slowly when we tried to fill our tank. Though we had to ask them to turn the WiFi back on a couple of times (they shut it down to conserve power), it was otherwise very reliable and quite speedy. Bathrooms were simple and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and felt it was an outstanding value at this price. - DaveInOhio
Jul 2014 - $16.00
Talk about a campground that has nothing - this is it. No water or electric sites, not even a dump station on site. There is no phone service with any carrier. The closest place to get cell phone reception is 20 km away at the Discovery Centre. The campground does have a kitchen shelter that supposedly has WiFi, but during my 4 day stay I never met anyone who could connect. There are 2 electric outlets in the kitchen shelter but they are powered by a generator that is turned on only from 8:30 pm to 11pm. Have you ever tried washing dishes in a sink with faucets that require you to hold them open constantly or take a shower where you have to push it on every 3 to 5 seconds ? - just more fun experiences that await you at this campground. And do not even think about camping here if your RV is over 28 feet long, except in site #44, which can accommodate somewhat larger rigs. While sites are generally quite private they have very narrow entries. There are no trails within the campground and nothing is within walking distance of the campground. Unlike most national parks where there are advantages to camping within the park, there are no such advantages here - the closest trails are 10 to 15 km away, with the Discovery Centre being 20 km away. Typically I love camping in Canada's national parks; but this is the worst national park campground I have ever stayed in. If you want to spend time exploring the southern part of Gros Morne, my suggestion would be that you commute from Rocky Harbour or stay at The Water's Edge campground in Shoal Brook or one of the two campgrounds in Lomond, which are located on rte 431. BTW the Trout River Pond tour boat is no longer operating. - driftdiver1
May 2016 - $30.00
This one is off-grid, literally. They have their own onsite generator. Most sites for the transient visitor are only 15 amp, a household plug, no ability to reset the breaker yourself if you overload it, which does not take much. To make do with so little power one needs to be knowledgeable on power management.
Wi-Fi offered is unreliable to nonexistent. There is no cell service in the area.
One area is open lot car park style camping. Another wooded loop needs a good dose of the pruner to cut back roof destroying branches.
For the rate one would expect much better.
What it does have is location being less than a mile from the entrance to Gros Morne NP. - Veebyes
Jul 2010 - $23.00
Just a few miles off Viking Trail 430 and before the road turns, twists, and hills on the way to Trout River and Woody Point; active crowd with music in the lodge bar on weekends; several sites are for weekend campers; snack bar on location is very handy; clean washrooms and laundry; salmon fishing; most sites almost level, sites near road not level. Would camp here again. - cruiser2010
Sep 2015 - $25.00
WOW!!! The best view in the park. We had great water view and Wi-Fi was great. Beautiful sunrise and sunsets. The washrooms are large and clean and sewer on site.The owners are very nice I am not sure why the previous poster complained that the owners would not let them in their house, well DUH! We stayed three nights. Best rates in the park. - 2011montana
Aug 2015 - $35.00
This campground is all about the view and little else. The campground is on land next to their B&B. They just put gravel along the side yard and slotted in several sites. Since wifi is so important to many of us: this was completely lacking. The camping area is so small and so close to the house, there is no reason that service was so bad, except that it is grossly inadequate. Owner blamed people streaming.... Not possible; we couldn't even get a signal. Owner would not let us into his living room to get reception. He said that was for the guests. What are we ? Trailer trash. Walking distance to grocery store and restaurants. - Scrst
Jul 2015 - $24.00
The community of Cow Head is an area worth at least a week-long stay. We spent two weeks here and enjoyed the Gros Morne Theatre Festival a couple of times, the local restaurants, the beautiful trails on the adjacent peninsula, as well as the attractions of Gros Morne National Park. The B&B/RV Park is very well managed and features eight large level gravel sites with full hookups (30-amp). The Wi-Fi was excellent. On reasonably clear days we were even able to access DirecTV with our rooftop dish. The view from the campground is an added bonus. The rate we paid was a weekly rate in Canadian dollars. - seeyajohn