5 Parks near Alberton, Prince Edward Island
Aug 2015 - $31.00
This is not at near the top in our opinion of Provincial Parks on the Island but nevertheless it is a good place to stay. We had a two-way site very close to the beach. Once again we found the staff great and there was a mix-up on our reservation but they were very apologetic and it was really no big deal. This is a great spot for birding, the beach gets better as you move further away from the supervised area. The campground edge is lined by large rocks to hopefully stop the erosion. The washrooms need an update for sure. The sites are mostly open but large enough for our motorhome (22 feet). - Ron and Lynda
Sep 2012 - $28.00
End of season so few campers, they are fixing to pave with asphalt a dirt road section in the by the sea section. Other areas gravel surfaced road and sites. Lots of grass sites. Bathroom clean, white painted plywood; very basic, but hot water. O.K. for an overnight stay. The ocean has lots of seaweed on the beach and the red clay/gritty sand is not attractive for getting in the water for my taste. The seaweed is actually harvested commercially for food and cosmetic product use. Campground has a beautiful view of the ocean though. Few miles north is the interesting windmill turbine hydrogen research facility with a very 1st class restaurant well worth your while. - 210jem
Sep 2010 - $26.00
Jacques Cartier Provincial Park, near Alberton, PEI - $26 for 3 way. Site 6 Total Sites: unserviced 21 and 36 two way and three way. Jacques Cartier built a nice hard gravel 3 way section in their previous overflow area. This was the first year that they had this section and there are problems with the water that they are working on and expect this problem to be fixed by next year. You can use the water but not cook or drink with it at this time so anyone in this section you can get bottled water and jugs from the rangers. We were given a lot of bottles and jugs of water but we also could get the water from the other sites in the tenting area next to us. The rangers are very nice and it seems that there is a ranger or rangers on duty 24 hours a day. This park has a playground, tons of activities and naturalist led nature walks in the summer and a long beautiful beach. It is cooler up here on the bay then on the south coast and firewood may be purchased here for $4.00 for a huge bundle. Again a laundromat, kitchen shelters and dumping station are available as they are in all PEI Provincial Parks. This was a good stop over Labor Day Weekend and to ride out Hurricane Earl here. The rangers checked often driving around and stopping to check to see if the 6 campers that were here were fine before, during and after the storm. Also, all PEI Provincial Parks had a pay phone at the ranger station that those traveling from the USA or other countries can use with a phone card which can be bought in town to call home. - gsnakehill
Jul 2016 - $34.00
We were assigned a FHU site with services located in the middle of 3 campsites - we each had 120 degrees of the circle around the facilities. Not a problem, just a different layout.
Check in staff were pleasant.
Wifi at this, the first of 3 PEI prov. parks we stayed at, was EXCELLENT. - DCM/JMB
Jul 2015 - $30.00
"A narrow, dirt road through the park gave adequate access for our 37' MH to our incredibly large, reasonably level, grassy site (#32) complete with picnic table and fire ring. Although we didn't really have significant shade, a couple of large trees were a nice touch. There were only a few other campers in the park, so the very large grassy expanse surrounded by tall evergreen trees felt a bit like our own private park. :)
Our friendly ""neighbors"" were nearby on the next site due to shared posts for the water and electric hookups which we both used, but we were parked with our doors facing away from each other so it did not feel overly close. There was no sewer hookup on site.
We didn't use the available toilet and shower facilities. There were no WiFi nor laundry facilities available.
Overall, the park seemed a decent value at this price for the amentities offered." - DaveInOhio
Jun 2013 - $38.00
The sites are big, as mentioned. We were in site 50, plenty big for a big rig. Having never been to a park with this kind of set up, we were a little (ok, a lot) confused as to how to park. They are set in a triangle with each site being a pull through. The sites were level, and grassy. It was what I expected a provincial park to be like. We would stay here again, as long as we didn't need Wi-Fi. - Soos
Sep 2010 - $26.00
Green Provincial Park, near Port Hill on the north shore. Sites 56 some full service and about half unserviced. Cost about $26. This park has a river to swim in, Frisbee golf, nature trails, playground and showers. This is an older park and it looks like they put the hookups in after – the electric, water and sewer hookups are not right on site but in the middle with at least four sites sharing. It is kind of strange so that we could not do it in the first site that they gave us and had to move. The woman at the ranger station was very nice at check in and told us we could move if we had too. Since this was during the week – it was not crowded and they do close for the season after Labor Day. We biked around the park and the river is nice for swimming with a shaded picnic area. The unserviced sites along the river are very nice and there are some that an RV could easily back into too. These sites have great views, their own swimming area and are within walking distance of a playground, refuse area, bathroom, showers and fields to play in. There are also nature trails for hiking and the Shipyard Museum to visit. It was a good stopover for one night! - gsnakehill
Sep 2010 - $26.00
This campground has 20 unserviced sites and 40 sites that are 2 way! The serviced sites are right next to the beach but right next to each other. If you are tenting there is more privacy and larger sites. The bathrooms and showers are clean and there is a laundromat. Most Provincial Parks have laundromats. There is a field to play in, volleyball nets and boardwalks to the beach, along the dunes and over to the lighthouse, inn, gift shop and museum. The lighthouse is an easy walk to get too. There are miles and miles of beaches here but the beaches are rocky and windy. This campground you need reservations for to get serviced sites. It is very popular with those who live on the island and some sites it looked like someone stayed for the summer. We pulled in on Thursday before Labor Day with reservations for two nights and there were only a few sites left that were serviced. I am sure that by tomorrow there will be none but with the hurricane coming it might change some plans for local campers. Most of the Provincial Parks on PEI have pay phones at the check in booth and international phone cards can be purchased at local stores and some gas stations. Everyone is very friendly considering hot hot and humid this week has been. - gsnakehill
Jul 2008 - $25.00
Cedar Dunes is sited directly on the ocean (Northumberland Strait) and the 2-way (W&E) sites 21 to 40 or so are almost directly on the beach--a few feet of grass and then you are in the sand. The hook-ups are set between pairs of sites so that one RV has to back in and the other pull in frontwards. There is sufficient room to pull into the site, unhook, and extract the tow vehicle, but it is close. The view into the strait is extraordinary and this location is a perfect starting place for touring the western end of PEI. Our only complaints are that the sites are rather close together, and there are quite a few seasonal campers whose rigs tended to be old and the sites overgrown and filled with "stuff." The overall beauty of the area makes us rate this park a 9 in spite of the complaints. If you camp in a tent, most of the tent sites have lots of trees and are across a grassy field from the serviced sites (Canadian term) - Ron & Sandy
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Rate is Canadian $. This is a beautiful, quiet, well-located base for exploring PEI. There is a pull-thru, full hookup area which looked nice, but we chose a spacious water/electric site overlooking the ocean with fantastic sunsets. The site was well-groomed grass, but required raising the front-end of our 40-ft motorhome with 6-inch blocks, which wasn't a problem for us. The A-F sites are much more level with better views. The 30-amp electric was strong. Cell/data reception was excellent. Dump station was easily accessible. We'd definitely stay here again. - Mingo Papa
Sep 2015 - $25.00
This is a very nice provincial park with grassy sites and your choice of full, water/electric, or no service. We didn't use the facilities so can't tell you about them. The park was practically empty during our second week of September stay. While there are not a lot of amenities in this area, it was a good base to explore the northern shore of the island. If you want restaurants and stores, this one isn't for you without having to drive at least seven miles back into Kensington. There is no internet in the park; the closest is the parking lot of the Information Center at the old railroad depot in Kensington. There are nice walking trails in the park, play areas for kids, and the beach is easily within walking distance of the park. Cost reflects US$ at senior rate (no tax); $37.50/CAN with taxes. - DiplomatTraveler
Aug 2015 - $29.00
We stayed at a serviced site in the main area but there is also serviced and unserviced sites overlooking the cove. The beach was the highlight here a five minute or so walk. There are kids programs here every day and ice cream for sale. The washrooms near us had been upgraded since our last visit and since we were using a phone card we found one of the few working payphones left at this location. As at all the PEI Provincial Parks the staff here are friendly and helpful. There is no Wi-fi. - Ron and Lynda