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Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground

Baddeck, Nova Scotia


9584 Trans Canada Hwy
Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0
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Sites: 179
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.090523991433
Longitude: -60.852583723793
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 ?
  • 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 ?
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • 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 yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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68 Reviews

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendly and helpfull staff. Entrance to campground a bit narrow and the first 100 yards or so is bumpy. Interior roads are a bit narrow and bumpy. Had a spacious and long pull through site. Water pressure was great. Should be like that in all parks. 50 and 30 amp service with breakers on site. Wifi was slow and near impossible at peak volume times. No cable TV. We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
257
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Baddeck Cabot trail is an all day tour. Road construction on portions of the road. Visit the Fortress at Louisbourg. About an hour trip and pack a lunch to enjoy there. Town of Baddeck is nice and a very nice waterfront.

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Review Count: 158
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground as base for exploring Cape Breton National Park. Level full hook up 50 amp back in gravel sites. Firepit and table in tight quarters. WIFI only works in off hours. No local channels. Nice heated pool and beach access. Good amenities and store on site. Would stay here again. We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Keltic Lodge on the way around the Cabot Trail loop. It is beautiful!

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the better RV parks in Canada. the owners are very friendly and have excellent service. We had no problem getting our 40' 5th wheel into our spot. They escort you to your spot and guide you in if you need help. Water pressure is good, connections are placed properly. Wifi was very good compared to 90% of parks in North America. We were in the area at the top of the park, lots of space between spots. Was here 2 years ago and highly recommend this location to explore the Cabot Trail and Sydney; do the trail one day, Sydney and Louisburg the other and that's enough for Cape Breton! We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
upper section
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
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
Tips for other Campers:

Spend one day driving the Cabot Trail, and one day exploring Sydney and the Louisburg Fortress. If you really need to go to Newfoundland? you can take the ferry from Sydney

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Price quoted in Canadian Dollars. We stayed for 6 nights in mid June. Campground was not busy. WIFI worked well. Campground is well kept and neat. Close to town of Baddeck. We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

Nice well maintained campground. Friendly employees. We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
251
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Tom's Pizza in Baddeck has great pizza. Along the Cabot Trail unique shops are The Glass Artisans Gallery, in Wreck Cove and Two Macs in Margaree Forks.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the second time we have stayed here and we think it is a very good campground. We ask for the pull throughs in the 240/250s range and they are quite spacious - obviously not as large as you can get in a Provincial or State park, but good for a commercial campground. We have a 36 foot 5th wheel, with 3 slideouts (on both sides) and we're fine. There was plenty of room to park our truck without feeling cramped. The campground has all of the facilities, good washrooms, pool, woodland trail, convenience store (with complimentary DVD rentals) and a campers' lodge with free coffee, TV, pool table etc. The owners are friendly and helpful, and it is dog friendly. The campground is only a 5-10 min drive to Baddeck. We like it here. We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
252
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a former KOA facility. If you are in a smaller MH or trailer, you'll probably get a nice site, possibly with views. But if you are in a longer motorhome requiring 50 amp service, be aware. Many of the sites into which they try to squeeze larger rigs are unbelievably cramped. I have photos of rigs so closely spaced that their awnings are overlapping, their slideouts are within 2 feet of each other and slideouts on the other side are only inches from a utility building. I was instructed to put my coach so close to another unit that its owner complained that he couldn't get his bicycles off of a rear-mounted rack. Further, the wifi which another reviewer touted so highly barely worked during our stay (during mid-July when the park was crowded). There are much nicer parks nearby. I personally wouldn't return to this one. We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Family owned campground which is exceptionally managed by multigenerational family members. One of them was always available and usually seen working in some capacity throughout our wk's stay. We had a nice long pull through with distant neighbors. Some sites are a little tight and this one would have been had it been totally filled. Water pressure was good, no cable or TV reception, but excellent cell reception and super fast WIFI. Very convenient for the Loop and for exploring the cute little town, as well as many other interesting sites near by. When we asked if we could rinse our motorcycle before putting the cover on it, the owner wanted to know if we wanted to move it somewhere more accessible to water! One dryer malfunctioned during the cycle and the owner's son apologized profusely and promptly put an out of order sign on it. I was very impressed with this campground! We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this CG--good wifi, level sites, very clean and close to everything. There are nature trails, one going down to a lake/pond where our pooch loved to swim. One thing I liked is that they have invested a lot of money in planting new trees. There are many stumps where old trees have died and one can see the CG was heavily treed in the past. The planting of new trees shows they are invested in the future. All in all, an exceptional rv park. We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

Beddeck area is one of Nova Scotia's secrets. Entrance to Cabbot Trail which is in itself worth the entire visit. Campground is old KOA but well kept with lots of things for the family. We are seniors so we concentrated on the beauty of the area and the village of Beddeck. Access is easy from main highway and all services were as advertised. Definitely would stay again. We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location to check out Cabot Trail and other attractions in this area. The owners are very friendly. Some sites are on hilly area but we had a nice level one for our 40' RV. Nice solid gravel sites. Very good value. We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park; a former KOA but with improvements. Not hot enough to test AC requirements. Laundry room was acceptable. We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Found a nice yarn shop in town. Convenient for riding Cabot Trail, which, not withstanding guidebooks, cannot be toured in one day to enjoy hiking, etc. One might want to plan to camp in the park. Trail might be tough for a big rig.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate indicates a good sam discount. Check-in was very easy. However, the first site that we were assigned to was very narrow and not level in either direction. We went back to the office and asked for a different site knowing that we would be there for 3 nights. The woman working the desk appeared to be a little put off by our request. Another worker said that he would look at what he could do for us and that they needed a little time to look at all of the reservations. Sure enough they were able to give us a different site, which we were very happy with. The pedestal had great power and the best water pressure that we have had at any campground. Wifi was available at our site which was a great amenity. We were able to get 2 channels on our antenna. The campground overall has some positives and negatives. First the positives. The campground is in a great location so that you can access the Cabot Trail in either direction. The campground was clean, had a pool, and a small hiking trail along the lake. The negatives: The office closes at 8pm which was quite a drag as we never made it back in the evening before that so we could buy fire wood. We tried to purchase some wood at the local gas stations but they did not sell any either. This campground has several sites that I would not stay on. It is on the side of a hill and many of the sites have roots all over them. So when you step out of your camper you nearly twist an ankle. We also noticed that kids run around the campground and even through your site with no regards. Staff is no where to be found nor are the kids parents to patrol the campground and everyone just does what they want. If we were to travel in the area again we would try a different campground. We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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

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

This a great location for driving the Cabot Trail in either direction. Leave your camper here while you explore the scenic and steep road of the C.T. There is a sign on the road for the CG but the RV sites are not visible since there is a nice forest of evergreens on the paved entry road. Easy check in at office. The sites are on an uphill slope but we were able to get level without too much trouble. Our site had a buffer of bushes for privacy from the adjacent site but many do not. The picnic table was located on uneven ground however so we used some pieces of lumber to get that usable. The shower room is clean and well equipped. The stalls could be a little bigger. The onsite restaurant with limited menu is handy when you don't want to cook or drive to the restaurants in Baddeck. The office has DVD's you can borrow for free as well as a store for things you forgot to bring. Had a nice swim in their pool. The walk to the very small beach is quite long so wear something better than flip flops. WiFi variable and inconsistent. We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly and helpful staff. Extremely clean washrooms and showers (3). It was early in their season. We only needed 15A but office staff suggested 15A sites were further away from facilities, so they said we could find a 30A site closer to washrooms, etc. for the same price. We appreciated that as my wife uses a wheelchair. I would definitely recommend this campground and will stay there again when I am in the area. We camped at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

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