7 Parks near Brooklyn, Nova Scotia
Jul 2015 - $26.00
This is one of the seven self-registration campgrounds in Nova Scotia, which means that there are minimal staff on site, primarily for maintenance purposes. This means there are few, if any staff run activities at this park. However, this campground participates in the campground host program, so hosts are available to assist and answer campers questions. While reservations can be made online, onsite self registration is easy with a free 'yellow' phone at the park entrance that connects you to a reservation clerk. There is no reservation fee for onsite reservations.
Cell phone coverage within the park is almost non-existent, though you may be able to get a signal at the entrance to the park. There also is a payphone and spotty Internet access at the entrance at the park entrance. All sites are unserviced, with most sites being grass covered and quite large. There is a dump station with a hose for black tank flushes and there are water spigots throughout the park for filling your fresh water tank. The campground tends to fill-up on weekends but during the weekdays that we were there in mid-July, there were only half a dozen other campers. There is a clean washroom with free hot showers and a dishwashing station.
There is a day use picnic area near the entrance to the park, but separate from the campground.
The nearby town of Windsor has all the services you might need. A short distance from the campground on NS 14 there is a gas station that sells diesel, has a NS liquor outlet, and small convenience store. Good luck trying to enter the address of the campground into your GPS as there are two Brooklyn's in Nova Scotia. Ask for directions when making your reservation. - driftdiver1
Aug 2009 - $22.00
We stayed here for one night. The sites were very spacious. The washrooms were kept exceptionally clean. There were only 5 campers registered for the night we were here, which we found a little too quiet. We moved on the next day. The park really is quite nice, I don't know why it isn't more popular. - Rockwood
Aug 2008 - $22.00
We tented on site 58 for 2 nights. during the week, this park is VERY quiet with not many campers, however as Friday came the park filled up. Due to large sites, you did not feel crowded and still managed to enjoy yourself. We opted for an open site, there are many water spigots to fill up or get dishes done. RV's might need to "rough it" however, the park is worth it for privacy & sound Spotty GSM cell reception, satellite radio was no problem. - thecyr
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Sites are too close. Site 19 and 21 share a driveway. As a matter of fact, site 19 shouldn't even be a site. Wifi is horrible (staff blamed it on the providers). Bathrooma clean but not enough for the amount of campers. Not well maintained. They have quad bike rentals but the only place for kids to ride is on the road. I wouldn't stay again. - MSSW
May 2016 - $44.00
We stayed here in a 41' DP. Site E13 a "pull through" but if they were full, due to one way road circling CG, you'd need to back out to get anything more than 30 out of there. We were there when they opened and WIFI advertised but not yet available and no discount for the lack of it. Trash bin near our site wasn't out yet so had to walk to check in area with trash. They were friendly and had they done a better job getting ready to be open, we'd give a little higher mark. This was the only park we could find open in the area on May 1st. - HomeOnWheels_US
Aug 2013 - $46.00
We made our reservations 13 days in advance. When we checked in and after paying for our stay, the staffer told us that they didn’t have a 30 amp site available when we made our reservation so we would have to take a 50 amp site and deposit $50 for the 50-to-30 amp adapter that would allow us to have power. The individual who took our reservation made no mention of this fact to us. We should been given an option to accept this or not. The office does not open until 9 AM, which will likely delay a camper's departure if they had to obtain the adapter. Moving campers seems to be the norm for this campground. Two campers we talked to said they had to move THREE times in their relatively short stays. We noticed many others moving also. Staffers encountered were not friendly, except for one of the fellows who work outside. One drove through our campsite saying that he was taking a shortcut and laughed about it. Sites in the E section are adjacent to the dump station which emits a foul odor when waste is dumped. The smell permeates the area as well as recreational vehicles, which is totally unacceptable. The Wi-Fi is slow and spotty. No escort is provided to the sites. No propane --- the staffer told us that the closest place to obtain propane was 30 minutes away. She did not offer the name of the business. No fishing bait --- the campground is located next to a river. We asked the owner about bait, the only comment he offered was “no unfortunately” and kept on walking. Grass around campsites and throughout the campground was not trimmed. Some grass was as high as two feet. Roads had many potholes --- some were filled about halfway into our stay. The road and sites throughout the campground need maintenance in some form or another. In light of the present conditions and operational procedures, we would not camp here again and recommend that others look elsewhere as well. - Jackson W
Aug 2016 - $39.00
Definitely family oriented, many children but so very quiet overnight, and grounds are kept very clean. Many residents gather in the evening for congenial campfire chats. 50 amp service and WiFi were both slightly overpowered at peak times, but a surge protector is invaluable in these situations when everyone needs A/C. Wonderful location as tour base. - B and B
Jul 2016 - $49.00
Park is mostly catering to seasonal campers. The campsites for daily/weekly campers are varying in size. Don't bother asking which site or trying to reserve a site they will not tell you. Section B where we stayed is best suited for small trailers in the range of Popup campers or at the most a 19 to 23 foot trailer. The owners were putting 32 foot motor homes and 32 foot fifth wheels in spots not big enough to get in. I don't know what the travelers would have done if we had not been at our site to move our vehicles or guide them in. Fire pits are a few feet from your RV when you do get it in so you have no chance of enjoying all the amenities of camping. If you plan on staying connected to the electronic world while you are here do no rely on their "free internet" it is impossible to get on or stay connected to it. As for Television, there are 2 local digital channels available. We experienced issues with the power box tripping with only the AC and one other electrical appliance plugged in. My fifth wheel was drawing less than 20-25 amps at the time.
Our first stay here more than 10 years ago was much more accommodating and this will probably be the last time we go here. - Andrew Hampson
Jun 2016 - $42.00
In typical Maritime fashion, we were met warmly. Arriving on a weekend, the campground was packed though quiet in the evening. The sites were very close together and mainly for this reason, we felt the park was overpriced. We were grateful to receive Passport America rate for weeknights. The location is easy to access. The sites are level gravel. WiFi was good. Showers cost $1.00! - rvbravo2
Jul 2013 - $30.00
We have stayed here a number of times, we liked it because it was close to home, people seemed friendly and the kids loved the river and there is a golf course that my husband could enjoy to practice, it is not a golf course for the golf lover more of a learning course. This year to our surprise things have drastically gone down hill and the warnings we had received (from previous seasonals)of the owner or front desk lady Brenda finally showed her true colors. Bathrooms have become scummy, showers freezing cold and brown, pool run down and grimy with a not so friendly young attendant to mandate the rules, outdated crafts and activities for children, always doing construction which i realize has to be done, but really on a busy long weekend?? they say they have wake bording? really? when? and not to mention the grass is so long that we borrowed one from a seasonal camper, oh and lots of Ticks! I was highly insulted on our last trip due to the fact that we had visitors come to our lot, camp for the day and decided to stay for the night, so needless to say we forgot to pay the fee right away we were caught up in the moment of camping bliss, to have the owner or whoever she claims to be at the time Brenda, drive over and call us out on the fee we were to pay 5.00! So we told her we would be over, she was very rude upon our arrival to the OFFICE and told us that we had snuck our friends in, over the bridge and told us that we were trying to pull the wool over her eyes and get away with not paying...Really over 5.00 and us being what we could see as the last of her weekend costumers because the campground is usually not to capacity by any means, and after yelling at my pregnant sister inlaw over her right to receive a military discount! needless to say it is a shame that we will not be back! Sorry Renfrew Customer Service again at its finest! - rosesas
Aug 2016 - $39.00
Ditto what other campers have stated.
We stayed for a week to visit Halifax. Our site was "downhill" at the front - had to block the tongue jack with a couple of 2x6s so I could level trailer! Trees on either side of site gave some measure of privacy, but we have no slides. Might be a bit tight for those with slides on both sides of their rig.
Wifi was okay most of the time - typical of most c/gs/.
Pool was open but we didn't use it.
We've stayed here before and would stay again if we are ever in the area. - DCM/JMB
Aug 2016 - $42.00
We stayed in this campground because it was close to Halifax. The sites are very close together and they put RV's back to back in most of the pull through sites. The campground had very dusty gravel roads due to the lack of rain in the area. The WiFi in the park worked well when we were there. We barely had enough room to put out our slides due to the bushes/trees planted between the sites. We were able to use our satellite to get DirecTV. The park was OK for our stay since we were gone almost every day visiting areas in this part of Nova Scotia. The utilities worked well with our only complaint being low water pressure on the weekends when the park was full. - Co-Mike
Jul 2016 - $37.00
Good Central location for visiting Halifax (30 minutes) and south coast (Lunnenburg 1 hour),(Peggy's Cove 30 minutes). Water pressure a bit low. 50 amp service. Open sky for Direct TV. Verizon (with international plan) worked well. Wi-Fi was OK. We would stay here again. (The owner will cook lobsters for you at the wholesale price.) - literod
Sep 2016 - $25.00
We stayed in this park for a month, Aug-Sept 2016, while visiting family nearby. It is a nice, lovely wooded, quiet park, with easy access to the HWY 101 and Rte 1.
We have a 35ft. Motorhome with tow dolly and had plenty of room to navigate the roads and our lot. The lots are nice sized with picnic tables and firepits. There is a decent playground and pool.
The owner is very nice and easy going. He keeps the park and the pool very clean.
The few permanent residents all have respectable, well maintained homes.
There is a very nice, short, deeply wooded, nature trail following a creek with small falls over mossy boulders which we enjoyed very much.
The laundry room has 2 washers and dryers, $2/$1.5o for 45 mins., only offering cold water wash. This is the only thing we didn't like about the park. We highly recommend this nice park and will stay again when in the area. - Jo and Bob
Sep 2014 - $47.00
Located a short distance from the Highway, it is a heavily wooded campground. The access is down a short steep hill. Obviously most sites are seasonals. We had a back-in full service site that was easy to access for our 60' combined length. Lots of trees though, so take the corners easy and make sure you position the rig to miss the trees on the inside corner, especially at the far end. The site was level and services were well located and good quality. Interior roads are gravel and are OK, but have seen lots better. Not a bad campground, but rather rich for what they offer. Don't think we would return, unless the price dropped to a level commensurate with the quality. - Oriana
Jul 2014 - $44.00
Rate shown for 30 amp site. Our site was a gravel and grass pull-through that required leveling. All hookups worked fine. There was enough room between the pull-through sites, but no privacy. Our table was next to our neighbours sewer outlet. However, this is a large park and some of the back-in sites nearby had more privacy. Lots of mature trees and a couple of trails off both A and B loops. Garbage had to be taken to the front of the campground near the entrance. No cable TV, but found 1 digital channel off the antenna. Wi-Fi worked well enough for e-mail and browsing. We would come here again if in the area. - Onemoretrail
May 2014 - $26.00
This is a very nice Provincial Park with fantastic views! There are trails down to view the beach during low tide and the tide fluxuates 40+/- feet twice each day. The hill going up to the campground is very steep so you need a good head start if pulling a heavy RV. They have wooded sites as well as open meadow sites. We were in site #74 which had an amazing view and I think it was the best in the park. Site #74 is supposed to accommodate an RV up to 30 feet long but you could easily put a larger one on it as long as you park parallel to the road. The only problem with this site is that it can get very windy up there, but the view is one you will not forget. Very nice folks run the park and the campground is very quiet and well maintained. The roads leading to the park are very rough but if you like "dry camping" and are in this area you should really try it out. I gave it a 9 only because the trails needed some attention but that could have been because we were there early in the season. - troutslayer