St John's, Newfoundland

Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park

St John's, Newfoundland



St John's, Newfoundland
Phone: (709) 737-3669

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $30 8/2015

Latitude: 47.5808499609553
Longitude: -52.7316593015747

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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 no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • 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
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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18 Reviews

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DaveInOhio

Review Count: 82
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

A fairly large park in the middle of the city gave convenient access. The gravel roads were easy to navigate, and the gravel pad set on a grassy site was plenty large for our 37' MH and toad. A nice plus was solid cover of trees on three sides that gave really nice privacy on the site. The water, 30 amp, and sewer hookups were convenient, though the sewer inlet was rather high off the ground. There was no WiFi at the sites, and even when we went to the gazebo as recommended the throughput was too slow to be useful. We did not use the bathrooms. The laundry was small and totally filled with mosquitos after someone left the door open all night, but the clothes did come out clean. :) We felt it was a good value for the amenties offered at this price. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Showers

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Loggenrock

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with nice sites in St. Johns. Pricey but you pay for the convenient location. With fuel at $1.25/litre, staying at one of the distant CG's which cost less is quickly eroded with the commute. Washrooms were heavily used, not well cleaned. Municipal park, staff appears to be high school/college kids on summer break. Supervision seemed minimal, but after dark the park was patrolled regularly by uniformed "rangers" in trucks, not the kids in the golf carts. Felt secure, despite signs telling you to lock valuables in your vehicle. 2 dump stations. Wi-Fi available near entrance station or "loop 4" only. Good cell service. Would likely use it again if in the area, just wish it cost less and washrooms were cleaner... We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Motorhome.

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itchyfeetx2

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
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I really don't quite understand all the BAD reviews this park has received. I just spent 5 nights (in loop 4) and LOVED it! Yes there is road noise from TCH 1...but it IS an in-town, urban campground...they can't swathe it in cotton. Yes, loop 4 is basically a large open field surrounded by trees, but I wanted WiFi (& it was great!) and I wanted a pull-thru. If WiFi had not been the highest priority, I could have had a very nicely nestled in trees site in one of the other 3 loops (btw, those sites looked very nice...lots of privacy).

Again, this is an in-town, urban campground. It is close to everything...walking and biking trails write outside your door; grocery stores (& other big box stores like Costco) within 10-15 min drive; St.John's Water St, George St or Duckworth a 10 min drive (or a $10-$15 cab ride in case you want to go clubbing); Signal Hill, Quidi Vidi Village, & GEO Center all within a 20 min drive; puffin & whale boat tours in Bay Bull about 30 min away; and TCH 1 to the rest of NL less than 5 min away.

This campground is all about location, location, location! The staff is very nice and helpful. I can't comment on the bathrooms or showers, but the laundry room was spotless (& this was over the Canada Day celebrations!) However, the campground was PACKED, and not once did I feel uncomfortable or unsafe.

All in all, a great urban campground. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Take the $5 Hop-on-hop-off Trolley!

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earthsinger

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $50.00
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Filthy!! It is hard to believe that the city of St John's or any city runs this. The facilities are the filthiest that we have encountered in Newfoundland and the most expensive! It's disgusting and so appalling that we will be cutting our visit to this city short. Shame on you St John's for this blight against those who travel to visit you by RV or tent. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Motorhome.

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RayN

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice location in central St. John's. A little expensive but we did have a full hook-up and Wi-Fi, which worked very well. Park is clean and roads are OK. We traveled here in a 36' RV and would stay here again. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Motorhome.

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pdq

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Pippy Park Campground is right in the city of St. John’s. We stayed in the large open area where all the sites have 50 amps. In this area, the sites are rather basic; gravel parking with grass strip / yard between each site. There is ample room between sites and sites are very long. All hook ups are in the middle of the site and all are in good condition. As for facilities, we did not use the toilets or showers, but did check them out. While a little dated, everything was very clean and well maintained. Crews do regular garbage pick up at each site (each site has a household sized metal garbage can). Recycling needs to put in a separate bag beside the garbage can. As for amenities, there is a couple of playing ground and picnic areas, and lots of green space. Pippy Park caters to all types of campers, i.e., lots of different types of sites. The best two things about Pippy Park are its location and that its very dog friendly. As stated, the park is right in the city. You are close to everything. There is a city bus stop at the entrance to the park. There are lots of walking trails in the area and many loop around the local ponds (once you visit Newfoundland, you'll know what a pond is). Our dogs loved this park because of the trials. We extended our stay here too. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Motorhome.

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Soos

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is very convenient to St. John's without making you navigate difficult city streets. The campground is looking a little tired, but it served our purpose. We were in one of the loops without the Wi-Fi, but were were able to drive up to that loop and log on. Only one OTA TV station, ATT cell phone had reception. I'm not sure about the crime situation. There were lots of signs warning to take your valuables or leave them in the RV, but it didn't feel any more prone to crime than any other city park we've stayed in. The sites were pretty level and roads were navigable. Electric was good. We would stay here again. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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camperme

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Located in City of St. John's and close to all attractions. Easily accessible. Signage in park is poor and visitors easily pass the entrance and are forced to turn around in maintenance yard. Office Staff are young students and know little or nothing about camping or leveling a RV. Sites are spacious and cut out of the forest. Pleasant for camping but loops 1 & 2 are not suitable for motor homes. Loop 4 has WiFi and suitable for big rigs but we were quoted $56 daily with no discounts of any kind. Laundry is dirty, expensive, and several units were not operative. Park is owned by City which charges much more than it is worth. It's only real benefit is the location in one of worlds nicest cities. Signs make visitors aware of theft but more likely a lawyers attempt to relieve park of some liability. I'll return when prices reduce. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Motorhome.

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NC Writer

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $42.00
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In the city so very useful for visiting St. John's, but expensive and in rather shabby condition. Campground was having a crime wave reported on each night's news TV broadcast while we were here with about 20 thefts from RVs. Restrooms were very old and often dirty and full of bugs. Laundry room dirty with large trash can overflowing. Only one open field had Wi-Fi where big rigs were parked. Young staff, did not have a feeling there was anyone with good management skills in place. Would try to find another place in the future and commute in. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Motorhome.

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lrp374

Review Count: 141
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $40.00
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This park has 4 loops. The first 3 are in trees with services and comfort stations. The 4th loop is more of an open parking lot with pull through sites all with 50A services. A cord is provided to allow conversion from 50A to 30A service. Loop 4 is the only one provided with Wi-Fi. I'm not sure of the coverage. We were close to the antenna and the signal was fine. This is a very convenient location to get to any of St. John's attractions as well as circle tours of the Avalon peninsula. The only negative comment I would have is the laundry seems very expensive compared to other equivalent facilities. We would stay again. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Mike and MD

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Full hookups including WiFi that really did work at the sites. The pull throughs with 50 amp and WiFi were an open gravel field. Great trails leaving from the edge of the sites great for walking dogs. Site was fairly level. Stayed there 3 nights. Great location for seeing St Johns. Would recommend. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Motorhome.

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Onemoretrail

Review Count: 455
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $37.00
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Site assigned was a gravel back-in and not level. Our site was surrounded by trees on three sides giving lots of privacy. WI-FI connection in loop 4 only. There is a picnic shelter next to loop 4 where a signal can be picked up. Just make sure your laptop battery is charged up as there is no power plug. Most sites in loops 1,2,3 do not have enough open space for reception of satellite TV. Loop 4 is open ground. Laundry has six washers and six dryers. Cost $2.75 for washer and $2.00 for dryer. Helpful staff willing to provide information on the city services. Bus stop nearby. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Motorhome.

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cruiser2010

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Convenient campground right in town. Washrooms definitely over used and not kept clean; Washers are $2.75 for 24 minutes and dryers $2 for 24 minutes; very busy place. Wi-Fi only at loop 4 which has no trees and all pull through sites mainly used by caravans; other sites are more private with bushes and trees in between; very busy on weekends; definitely kid and dog friendly. Several break-ins occurred the week we camped but there are many signs warning to keep valuables out of site. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Travel Trailer.

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User361

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $28.00
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This large, well run municipal campground is within Pippy Park in the city of St. Johns. Pippy Park itself is huge, and has many amenities, but it is so large that you cannot walk to the golf courses, except for the mini golf. You can walk to adjacent Long Pond, which is an excellent place for a stroll around with your pooch. The camp is very popular with islanders and can fill up on holiday weekends. It offers several choices – a large open fairly ugly big rig pull through area with good WiFi for $39; pretty park-like wooded, private, fully serviced sites for $34 (where we stayed for 5 days), or similar E&W sites for $29. In October they offer every third night free, which lowered our average cost. To get wifi, one must drive up to the pull-through area and sit in the car to get Internet. The staff seems to be comprised of students from the huge adjacent University, and are very helpful and knowledgeable. There is an expensive laundry facility, and nice restrooms, although a friend reports the showers did not have enough hot water. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Motorhome.

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Ron Brown

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $30.00
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This is an outstanding city owned campground in the very large Pippy Park. Reservations are a must as it gets very busy in the summer. It is centrally located in St.Johns which makes it an ideal location. The first two loops of sites are tight to get a RV over 30 feet in. I would ask to be put in the loop on the top of the hill. ( Not sure of the number). They use this area for caravans but the sites are open, flat, large and all pull through. WiFi has a strong signal and your satellite TV will work. These are the best sites and would ask for this area. We were in the first loop which was a struggle to get our 36' 5th wheel in and WiFi didn't work. It is heavily treed so satellite TV was impossible. We camped at Pippy Park Campgrounds and Trailer Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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