9 Parks near Upper Sackville, Nova Scotia
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 - $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
Jul 2016 - $37.00
A large park which is quite hilly causing many (if not most) of the sites to be unlevel - although not terribly so. The water pressure at our site was low at 26 p.s.i. WiFi is strong. The park has both open sites and those which are heavily wooded. We had one of the latter so it we weren't that aware of our neighbors. Like most Canadian RV parks, there are many families although none we close enough for noisy kids to be a bother. Apart from a swimming pool and a playground, this park doesn't have many amenities. Nonetheless it's good for a few nights while visiting Halifax and it is also very nicely situated for a side trip to Peggy's Cove. It's also fairly near to a variety of gas stations (diesel included) and other retail stores. Sites have gravel surfaces, picnic tables and a fire-pit constructed from old truck wheels. - Edwow74
Jul 2016 - $47.00
This campground is near a highway; if you don't like road noise avoid it. I was put in a spot for a 25 ft. when I told them I had a 34 ft. My truck stuck out on road while unhooking. The site was on the main road going in and out of the ball field and dog area; it was constant traffic on a dirt road for hours. Children and dogs would not be safe in these spots. They had bumpers to slow people down farther up, but as soon as drivers were over them they speeded up. My camper and truck were filthy dirty within 2 hours from dust. The back-in site was exactly opposite of what it should be for hook-ups. I was able to reach but the spot really was meant for a small van not a travel trailer. Ridiculously priced for what you received. No Wi-Fi because - you're too far to get it....but of course those who are too far are charged for it anyways (in the nightly rate). Would not recommend. - chammp
May 2016 - $43.00
Points lost for being very expensive for just W&E plus a lack of security. Not that the park is in a questionable area, it is very nice, but there are an awful lot of looky look sightseers who go cruising through the CG well past 10:00PM. Sites are spaced enough but have that Canadian cost saving thing of one utility post serving two sites so that you are parked opposing one but facing another. - Veebyes
Aug 2015 - $1.00
CAN$ rate was $40 based on pay 6 get 7 nights. Had one of the five 3-way sites and these services were very good. Site was level side to side but sloped back from gravel roadway. Wi-fi was a limited show so used our Bell stick which worked fine. Staff very friendly and helpful. Children friendly. Some sites tight for big rigs. Good walking/biking trails and only 2 minute walk to cinemas. Lake beach for swimming and paddling. Easy access to shopping and poi's. - cdude
Sep 2016 - $27.00
Rustic park which is what we like, spacious sites Park was built 50 years ago, but is room for larger rigs, generally tidy and quite. The park is Family run, very friendly. Great place to park and use as a home base, we stayed for 6 nights, the wifi was fantastic the first 2 days and then there was an issue. - wearecanadian
Aug 2016 - $30.00
I gave a one star due to the showers. The showers were absolutely disgusting. They are so old and mouldy. There are bugs and spiders all over and I mean lots not just one or two. I walked into one shower and right at face level were 2 huge spiders hanging from a strand. I went to another stall. Still spiders but at least not hanging in my face. The ceilings are all open to an attic full of bugs. The walls were pieced together. The shower stalls were so small you could not bend over. The floors and walls were dirty. One plus was there was very hot water. Actually too hot. Some child is going to get scalded. The taps leaked so out of the hot water tap would be running scalding hot water. One had to make sure you weren't under the tap. Truly the worst showers I have seen in 45 years of camping. The park itself was OK. Power post falling out of ground. Water tap leaked. Site smelled like sewer even though there was no sewer connection. There was a swampy sewer smell behind the site. They advertise WiFi but it does not work. I questioned them about the wifi and the guy said oh yeah it does not work very well and it costs too much to make it work. I said it does not work at all. He said come to the office and you might get on. Terrible attitude. Why advertise free wifi? - Happy Camp a Long
Aug 2016 - $27.00
Rate is Canadian $ and is combination weekly and daily rate. When we made reservation it was for one week with the possibility of extending it another week. We ended up staying 2½ weeks. When we pulled in there was someone outside the office that directed us immediately around the bend. (After being here awhile we saw why, as the office is only about 100' off of the road and there were times that RVs would be coming in one after the other, even though they were not traveling together).
Our site was a semi pull through (we could have squeaked out but the turn onto the road would have been difficult with our 39' motorhome. It was just easier to back out as there was a lot of room).
Our front window faced the water so we had a real nice view though the road is between the park and the water. Traffic can get 'busy' on the road every now and then, but it was tolerable (1 car every 2 or 3 minutes). The site was gravel with patches of grass growing through but plenty solid enough for our jacks. Water pressure and voltage was adequate. Wifi was one of the fastest I have seen in an RV park. Verizon reception was OK. DirecTV was very difficult to get even though there were no trees. I believe Nova Scotia is getting too far east to pick up the satellites.
The laundry was a joke. Cold water only wash for $2 a load which isn't terrible but the dryers were so bad that after $5 for 2 small loads the clothes were warm wet instead of cold wet. - Ramblin On
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 - $32.00
First: the customer service is great.
I was at Lot #23 and the sewer connection is about 2 ft higher, usually @*&!# runs down hill, not up hill. Very small lot, I have a 34 ft coach with motorcycle rack and it was tight. I had to park sideways. The first lot was #29 and there was no way I could fit there. - Rstp57
Oct 2015 - $23.00
Park is well located near beaches and Town of Hubbards. Unfortunately, it Does not have water views from sites. Apparently, there is beach access but we did not use. Great gift store and there are lobster dinners and entertainment adjacent to the park. Very quiet and good for a rest.
Owner is excellent, efficient and very helpful. We'll be back. - camperme
Sep 2014 - $20.00
We camped here at the end of the season, so the campground was not as crowded as during the summer. This is a family friendly campground, not an RV resort. Sites are small, gravel pad on grass site with just enough room for a picnic table and fire ring. Most of the park are seasonals who are friendly, as is the staff. The main attraction of the park is the beach, and on summer weekends the park is full of families wanting to enjoy the beach. We are retired, so can plan to come at less crowded times. This time was the weekend when the seasonals close up, so there was some activity, nice to see neighbours helping each other. There were only a few transient visitors - two of them extended their stay to take advantage of some exceptional weather. There is a lobster supper restaurant just off the grounds, fresh lobster, but a bit pricey. The rate we paid was Passport America. We will come again next season. - D and M
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
Sep 2016 - $35.00
The geographical location of this campground was perfect for us : between Halifax and Lunenburg and close to the highway.
The campground itself is on great ocean front real estate, but the lot is small so the sites were placed to maximize space. They are random and a bit crowded. Regardless, the location is great and the clientele was polite and respectful.
The camp is family run and they keep the business model simple : cash only, spot guaranteed reservations, actual sites are assigned on first come first serve basis. - Catalina W
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Almost all sites have a beautiful view of Margaret's Bay and are close enough to get salt spray when the wind is up. Sunsets are beautiful. RVs are crowded together; no space for awnings and the picnic table was squeezed between units. The young man running check-ins couldn't find our reservation. Said the person who took it wasn't authorized and "should never have answered the phone." Because of that glitch we ended up at a site with no sewer. Payment was cash only, with no discount for limited facilities. Route 333 is very narrow and winding whichever way you take it. - Mtmoi
Sep 2015 - $27.00
This is a very basic campground but with a very good view of St. Margaret's Bay. It is small and family run, with grass or gravel campsites. Not very amenities, but internet was OK with my booster. I did not use the bathrooms, but I found check-in unpleasant because it was in the owner's home and the place smelled very musty and unpleasant. I was glad to get out of there. Also, they cannot take an American credit card, so I paid cash, which was OK. I do not know if they take American checks, but apparently their credit card equipment is outdated. - judy_online
Aug 2015 - $35.00
This is one of the seven self-registration Provincial campgrounds in Nova Scotia. Reservations can be made online ($9) or onsite (no fee). If you do not require a serviced site, sites are generally available on weekdays. The paved entry road into the campground is in desperate need of re-surfacing, though the gravel roads throughout the campground are in good condition.
The 10 EW sites in Loop A resemble a parking lot, though site # 1 is waterfront and has decent privacy, and site # 3 has an unobstructed water view. The EW sites tend to fill up quickly and typically are fully booked on weekends, so if you are unable to boondock, advance reservations are recommended. There is decent privacy between sites in loops B & C and these sites are more typical of what you would expect to find in a provincial park.
There are vault toilets and several water faucets throughout the park. As this is a provincial park, water is tested daily. The washroom building is located in Loop B and has free hot showers, sinks, and electric outlets. While cleaned once daily, the washrooms could stand to be cleaned more thoroughly and frequently. There is a dump station and generator hours are from 10am until 8pm. Firewood and ice are available ($) and there is free wifi at the check-in kiosk. Full recycling is available.
There are no hiking trails within the park, though walking through the 3 loops makes for a nice walk. There is a small pebble beach and a boat launch, though canoe and kayak rentals are not available. The picnic park has become overgrown and is largely abandoned. This is truly a shame as the park is on the shores of the lovely Porters Lake. - driftdiver1
Jun 2013 - $26.00
Most of the paved entry road is in need of re-surfacing, though the gravel roads throughout the campground are in good condition. Firewood and ice are available ($) and there is free Wi-fi at the check-in kiosk. Cell phone coverage is excellent throughout the campground. The campground is located 10 km from the Porters Lake Shopping centre where there are gas stations (including diesel), bank, hardware, grocery store, liquor outlet, etc. Since hurricane Juan, this has become an open campground, though fast growing spruce trees generally provide decent privacy between sites. The 10 EW sites in Loop C resemble a parking lot. The rest of the sites are more typical of what you would expect to find in a provincial park. With the exception of the 10 EW sites (one of which is permanently occupied by the campground host), the rest of the sites are unserviced. Generator hours are from 10am to 8pm. There are clean washrooms with sinks, electricity, and free hot showers in each loop, as well as several potable water faucets and vault toilets in each loop, but no dishwashing station. This campground only recycles refundables. There are no hiking trails within the campground, though it is about a 7 km walk through the loops of the campground and the picnic park. There is a boat launch, and canoe and kayak opportunities are numerous, though rentals are not available. - driftdiver1
Aug 2009 - $22.00
Nice gem, a little north of Halifax. Park only has about 10 electric sites. We stayed overnight and dry camped but the views of the lake and the serenity made it worth it. Site were mostly open. Staff was super friendly and helpful. - Jamboee89