10 Parks near Spencers Island, Nova Scotia
Sep 2016 - $25.00
We stayed for 2 nights in late September. The owner was very accommodating, helping us to level our camper using wood planks and giving us electricity (since he put us in a tent site and provided 20 amp service through a power cord). It was raining very hard but he took the time to make sure we were happy with our site and everything was working properly.
This is an isolated spot so not for someone looking for a lot of campground activities, shopping, etc. It is about 4 miles to Advocate Harbour, where there is a modest grocery store, gas / diesel, etc. There is also a fantastic restaurant there, called Wild Caraway. There is a restaurant / cafe right next to the campground, but it was closed when we were there.
The view is the draw here. Water comes up within 25' of your camper as it is right on the beach at the breakwall. This is home to the huge Fundy tides and it is very relaxing to just watch the tide come in and out. There is great beach walking when the tide is out and lots of fossils. Joggins Fossil Center is about 1 hour away up a road that at times, is not so good, but passable. - Cape Cod kayaker
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Rate is Canadian $. What a unique campground where you can watch the Fundy tide rise to within feet of your campsite, visit the on-site lighthouse, and cook lobster from the "lobster lady" who lives nearby. Great location to visit attractions in this off-the-beaten-track area. The campground is bare-bones, but with E/W/S which all worked well. The owners and staff are very friendly and hard-working. Cell/data reception was excellent. It's just a fun place to be. - Mingo Papa
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Not much for amenties, but what a great view! Would have been perfect if there hadn't been a fire ban. Wifi is good, once you actually connect to it. - MSSW
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
Aug 2013 - $35.00
Best Place to camp hands down! Perfect for young children! Clean and Friendly place to be! - rosesas
Sep 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here 3 nights and loved it. Our site was shaded and private. There are not a lot of sites with E&W available so its good to make a reservation ahead of time if possible. - Cape Cod kayaker
Aug 2016 - $22.00
We stayed at both Chignecto North and Headquarters in Fundy Bay National Park. The site at Chignecto was a lot more private (a lot more woods between sites) than the site at Headquarters. We had thought that we would do more walking to locations from Headquarters, and, theoretically it is walkable to Alma, but it is down a long hill or via a wooden staircase. Doable, but we have a tow vehicle, so we drove it. In 20/20 hindsight, since we could have stayed at Chignecto the whole time, we should have done that. Headquarters is not bad: it is a nice location, just not as nice as Chignecto in our opinion.
The roads are a little tight for our large motorhome bus (43') but adequate as long as we did not meet another RV as we were coming in or leaving.
Our specific site, 100, was the nicest one there as far as we could see: it was plenty deep and lots of width to the space as well. Very level too. - pattic777
Jul 2015 - $31.00
Paved road through park gave easy access to a level, gravel site that was quite adequate for our 37' RV and toad. Friendly campers we nearby on other sites, and trees provided some nice shade. We used the convenient water and electricity hookups; there was no sewer, so we dumped on the way out. We didn't use the available toilet and shower facilities.
There was no WiFi at our site, and that at the kiosk was very weak, so we enjoyed coffee and breakfast at the Octopus Garden cafe a mile away in Alma and connected there. Similarly, there was no laundry in the park, we we went to the little laundromat in Alma.
Price was a good value for amenities provided. - DaveInOhio
Jul 2009 - $26.00
Nice little park, was perfect for our stay. Close to Alma. Much more affordable than the National Park. The fact we only had 2 way hook-up wasn't really a problem. - crackerssouth
Aug 2016 - $22.00
Our site at Chignecto North was very private, due to trees. It was difficult to see the other RVs around us, although we could hear them. There was a walking path that went close to our site, but users of the path were usually quiet and did not disturb us. The site was very long - the entry was just a driveway width, but where we parked opened up wider so we could easily have room to sit outside. The roads within the park are not extremely wide but most are one-way so there's no concern about meeting another vehicle. - pattic777
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Great National Park! Would go back in a second. Plenty big enough for my 53 foot combo truck fifth wheel, and easy pull-through. Was close to town and attractions and we enjoyed our stay. (Not as nice as Banff) - Maryland Traveler
Sep 2015 - $25.00
I specifically chose this campground because it had electric, water, and free internet on some sites. (I teach online and need to check emails a couple of times a day.) Thus, I was more than slightly irritated when upon checking in and asking if I needed a password for the internet, I was told I probably couldn't get any signal, even though I had one of the sites closest to the internet hub!!! And they were right. I had difficulty getting and keeping a connection, even with my booster, causing me to leave early. Mostly, I got shoulder shrugs to my complaints about the lack of internet when the availability was specified on site descriptions, but I did fill out a comment card. There are some wider and easier to access sites, but I also had trouble getting my 32' motorhome into a long, but very narrow site with some scraping of the sides by pine branches. They need to do some serious tree trimming and either widen some site entrances or post the limitations more clearly on their web site. On a positive note, sites are mostly spread apart for privacy. No cell service with Rogers, and I was told it was spotty with other Canadian carriers. - judy_online
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Beautiful ocean view. Sites were level. No sewer, but dump site was very accessible on the way out. Quiet and comfortable. Fire pits and private. Water smelled so could only wash dishes, would not even try to shower. Talked to other campers on other side of campground and they said their water was fine. Had to back in to site but was easy enough, lots of room. Overall a very nice campground. We would camp there again. - B G
May 2015 - $35.00
We stayed with 3 other rigs over the Victoria Day weekend. This is a friendly campground and check in was easy. There are a number of seasonal sites, but they seem to have left the best ones for visitors. We had a good end site, with an unobstructed view of the Bay and a large grassy area in front of us. The site was of a decent size, although some were smaller, with a grassy surface. We did not use the washrooms but others in our group did and commented that they needed renovation. We could not get the WiFi at our site, although I understand it was accessible closer to the office and entrance. A nice place to stay. - The Pulfs
Sep 2013 - $30.00
Friendly park. New campsites overlooking Bay of Fundy. Awesome views. Some seasonals, but well kept sites, even gardens. Close to Parrsboro and best seafood restaurant on the shore. Will stay again. - ORNS
Sep 2011 - $16.00
This was a very nice Passport America Park. The people at check-in were very friendly and they had one of their employees guide us to our site. The sites are wide and long enough to accommodate 45' rigs. Their is a gate access key which you pay a deposit for at check-in which is good for added security. The roads to the RV sites are dirt and it creates quite a bit of dust. We would definitely camp here again. - Larry Hamblin
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
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