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08/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
Camped in site 69 which is one of the few wooded sites: you have 4 crab apple trees from which to tent. The singage is hard to find, and you are behind 2 other site, but the privacy is nice. Not really room for RV or trailer, but for tenting and hammock camping, this is a nice spot. A bit of a walk to the comfort station (flush), but a few pots nearby.
07/2009
rating [ 7/10 ]
Sites are more packed in than in Cheticamp, we had some trouble finding a suitable sized site for our 2 hammocks. Eventually we found site #213 which was great. There were no issues with staff when our original site was not acceptable to find a new one. Getting there early at check-in allows minimum issues. We didn't explore the 1-100 sites, maybe they are better, but we found that 200-250 were tight.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed in site #33 which is not suitable for trailers but great for medium size tent and hammocks. Some construction on site #32, so we had lots of privacy. Nearby comfort station was OK. Staff was friendly at check-in and allowed us to roam to find a good site. Key is to get in at check-in time in case you don't like the initial site. They are very accommodating
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed in Loop B site 37. This loop feel a lot different from Loop A, maybe it's the distance between sites, or tree cover, but once we were setup, we were comfortable. This is defenitely not a place for groups to enjoy a weekend since quiet hours are STRICTLY enforced. couples & small families however would enjoy this campground. Facilities were great. Showers are just outside the park on route 3, which was 1.50$ for 4 minutes.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
Stayed overnight on site #46, which seemed to be the only one with a sandbox area for the tent. This was a medium sized site about a car width from the road. The tree coverage is moderate, so you can't see the other sites around you. It is a short walk to the bathhouse, which was pretty nice for facilities. Bundles of wood were 5$ and was a generous bundle. They provide a small wagon to carry it to your site. I reserved beforehand, and check in was 2 min. Most sites are level, but not all, but last row of sites facing the water seemed to be the best of the bunch. I would give this park a return visit.
08/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
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.
07/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Almost exact review as previous - couldn't get any better experience. We tented on site 174, we found this loop to have very nice sites. The majority of the sites closer to the river (serviced & non) are also very nice. Didn't have any language issues with staff nor with other campers. We would rate this park a little higher than Fundy National Park due to activities, rentals, trails, beach. Facilities were excellent. Spotty GSM cell phone reception, couldn't get any FM or AM, however, satellite radio reception was no problem. This is a very quiet campground due to trees between sites.
07/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed on site #13 along Bayview rd (or the oceanfront section). This is the section where you want to be at. It overlooks the bay, Maine and all boat traffic coming in & out. This is a mostly RV park with a significant number of seasonals, however, the best RV sites are available for travelers. The tent sites at the back looked nice (we will return to tent later this year), however most are small. They do stack the RV's up close, but with proper parking skills you will have space. There is nothing for kids at the park, and the facilities are quite a walk from the tent site. The showers were cleaner than the flushes, Hot water on the women's side was hit & miss around mid-morning. Walking to town and the oceanfront makes this a return visit.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
Hidden gem within the provincial park system. This is about 20 kms from Windsor, NS which allows you to do quick supply runs and from there only a 10 min drive to Wolfville. GSM cell phone reception is spotty but you can make a call once you find a signal. Most of the sites are open, but wooded areas are 13-17, 25-45 provide heavy shade. Sites 50-86 are the closest to the flush & showers which are well maintained. As with most provincial parks, the sites are very wide. There are a couple of swimming spots along the river within the park.
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
Stayed on site #32. Can't believe how much space there is on each site. The extra space between sites is appreciated considering the lack of tree cover. The Alcohol Ban is in effect, but not an issue. The campground is quiet, deathly quiet at night. If you are looking for a nice quiet park, this is the place. Dogs & kids have lots of green space to play at the front of the park. The park is undergoing a forest regeneration project, so they cut down many of the dead spruce trees and is replacing them with a traditional Acadian Forest mix. However, the cleared areas provides great views of coastline. The park is also planning some major upgrades in the next few years. Facilities are top notch, the showers were HOT and clean. The online reservation is painless and check-in takes 2 minutes. This park will be a top destination in a few years once all the projects are completed.
08/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
We arrived late on Saturday so assumed we got offered what was left. However, was very satisfied with the site. Facilities were excellent. Pay showers are located off-site at campground entrance along route 3. 1.25$ for 4min, 2.50$ for 8min. Space between sites was good and check in was fast and painless. Don't think there are any bad sites here. Will stay here again.
08/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
We hit the campground at a good time, the place was empty before the labor day rush. We picked a shaded site and enjoyed the quietest stays ever. Washrooms were excellent, staff was efficient and friendly. Sites were spacious. 13 min by car from freeport center. They've re-paved most of the sections leading up to the campground. We will stay here again.
08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
Didn't make reservations as we drove back from Cape Breton. Found a good spot along the pull-thru sites. We stayed for 2 nights. This is our 3rd year coming to this location. While a little far from Halifax, still not a bad campground.
08/2007
rating [ 6/10 ]
Compared to other National Parks in the region (Fundy or Keji), this is the least appealing in terms of lot size, age of facilities. Check in early since you might need to change site, we were originally assigned site 32 but it was terrible, got a new site no problem. The key is early to beat out the crowd since the site fills up. For tenting, sites 50-100 offers plenty of shade and nice lots, picnic tables are cement and un-movable. This poses some problems since some sites are small and moving the table would help, but alas. We did see a few 32' rigs in these sites. The general trailer sites down by the information center is typical setup, in the open all lined up. No GSM phone service (CDMA is ok) fuel is limited. Radio and TV is also limited (maybe 1 of each). Satellite radio or TV is possible. Showers and washrooms were clean and the water was hot. Had a pleasant stay overall, the scenery is worth it.
06/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
Park Management who are on site during the week are very friendly. Staff on the weekend are a little younger so in the morning, a little grumpy - however overall staff experience was above average. We had site #34 and for an open site, was very wide, other campers were not on top of us. During May-July 2, no alcohol is permitted and is enforced by armed conservation officers. This provided us with a very quiet stay. Facilities were clean and enjoyed the walking trail around the island. Short drive to Chester. One of our favorite spots. Online reservation system is in place.
07/2007
rating [ 10/10 ]
We were in site #129 & 130 for 3 nights. This was in one of the northern loops as seen in the campground map. Very good tree cover. Short walks to 2 bathrooms/showers which were spotless. Spacious sites. On our second night, the campground was full (Friday night). You saw more traffic, but overall noise was ok. Quiet time was respected by all. Check-in process is painless. Short drive to Alma makes refuelling of supplies quick, but very busy during peak hours.
07/2004
rating [ 1/10 ]
They got our reservations confused, they do not record reservation properly, double booked us on same site, grass was not mowed, uneven sites, trash nearby, more of a teenage party camp ground. Fought to have refund, will never return here again.
08/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
Stayed here for 4 nights in RV section. One of the smaller KOA probably but quiet, clean, friendly service. Made a great basecamp to tour Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay & Lunenberg. Will return and use a basecamp when touring Annapolis Valley.
08/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed in the big trailer section, sites were HUGE and quiet. Pull-up was a breeze and hook ups were good. Because of demographic in our section, the area was really quiet. Nearby showers were hot even after 10am and were clean.
08/2006
rating [ 10/10 ]
The tent sites are great, we stayed in the meadows section for one night. Tent site was more than specious, facilities were clean and nearby. The programs on site will keep everyone entertained. Only problem was accessing the 2m amateur radio repeater with my handheld. CDMA phone: yes, GSM phone: no.
08/2005
rating [ 10/10 ]
For tent camping, the sites are huge, lots of trees between sites, we were in a populated area and never really noticed anybody was around. Facilities was top notch. Showers were hot, clean and well lit. Will return.
07/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
These primitive sites are huge along the office side of the Penobscot River. The sites we were in were large with multiple backup sites for trailer tents. The rushing sounds of the rapids were the only background noise heard. Speaking of noise, there is no cell phone reception and radio reception is poor to none. By far the most peaceful campground I've ever visited.
07/2005
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a large campground located within 2 kms from the Cavendish Beach. Tent sites are large with good tree coverage. Facilities are clean and hot water for showered. Has areas for kids away from general population. Staff are friendly, good knowledge about the sites to fit your needs. A+
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