We had a great time here. The office staff was very helpful. The sites were fairly big. There were bike and walking trails (with off leash dog hiking trails) nearby. It was very close to Halifax. We enjoyed our time here. The only drawback was that we had a non-sewer site and needed the "honey-wagon". Rather than a big tank, they used a smaller blue tank and had to make multiple trips to empty. The first trip was $10, with subsequent trips 5 each. We would stay here again.
This was a pleasant place. It was small. The sites were tight, but we were only here for the night. The views were really nice. We would stay here again even for a few days. It was restful, calm, relaxing, peaceful.
The campground was nice. We arrived late at night and had a site that had power/water (shared hookup) on one side of the motorhome and sewer on the other side. The site was not level. While there were 50A sites available for the duration of our stay, the office staff didn't want to move us since we only needed 30A. The next morning they moved us to a better site which was nice. With the exception of the office staff the campground was very nice and we enjoyed the balance of our short stay. We would stay here again (but would certainly want to know about the partially shared hookups in advance).
This was probably the prettiest of the 8 campgrounds we stayed at on this trip so far. The view was spectacular. It was wonderful. It was well maintained, with great facilities and impeccably maintained floral/landscaping areas. But... The campground was relatively empty. If the motorhome/trailer section would have been at even 1/2 capacity, it would be tight. The office staff was pleasant but distant. We didn't really feel welcome. It felt like a business transaction. It was the most expensive campsite we stayed at (by far). They charge a fee to use credit cards (2.75%) on top of the 3% we pay to use a CC from the US. When we paid with US cash, they gave an unfair exchange rate. It should have been close to 0.96, but they gave us 0.90. I kept thinking that if they charged less, they might have more business. We would likely stay here again, but are really torn over the cost.
I should have paid attention to earlier reviews. Our site was #2 and was just off of the highway. When I booked I didn't realize that this was truly a major road. The road noise was nearly unbearable. We couldn't have a reasonable conversation outside, and the traffic went all night. It might have been better closer to the office and lake. Though the campground is "lake front", we couldn't see the lake from our site. In addition the campground is far from everything other than Baddeck and the A.G. Bell museum. If I were to do this again, I'd camp closer to Cheticamp and then move closer to Louisbourg. The office staff, however, was extremely friendly and helpful. I would not stay here again. Oh... the playground and pool do look like something from a horror movie.
It had been rainy, apparently for days, prior to our arrival. Our site (which I selected on line) was extremely wet/soggy and rather tight. It was long enough, but it was difficult to position motorohome to use awning (needed in rain). We moved to another site (went on line with my blackberry because no WiFi) to find which sites were available. That site was much better. Moral: read the site descriptions on line and if possible get additional information. Our original site had "Soft-bed" in the description. I thought that would be good, but not if it's been raining. Other than that the campground was great. It has nice sites, good beach access, hiking and biking paths, and is close to everything. We spent our arrival evening touring other campgrounds and found Cavendish (despite the mud) to be the best place. The only draw back (serious drawback) is no WiFi. But the visitor center (5-9 min drive) has free wifi and computers until 9 pm. We would definitely stay here again.
We stayed in the Headquarters part of the park. It was a nice site with adequate room between sites. It seemed family friendly and had W-iFI (a big plus). We were surprised about the road in from 1. It was very hilly. We unhooked our toad at the lookout before the last down hill and were happy we did so. If you are coming from the Moncton area, would suggest the road that skirts the coast. It might be longer than using 1, but much easier. We would stay again.