Site #26 was very nice, near the showers which were MUCH nicer than the Cheticamp Cape Breton Campground. This section of the park does not have firepits which we liked very much, no smoky air giving a headache overnight. Campers are quiet and very friendly. We were only able to find Wifi at the library down the road 3 miles. You must go in and show ID and they issue you the password etc. It is possible to sit in your car/RV outside but the signal is weaker than in the library. We would definitely go back to Broad Cove CG if we are in the area. Eat at Main Street restaurant, good food and great baked goods to-go at very reasonable prices. Only laundry facilities in area are in a small campground nearby behind Dino's Store (they run that campground). We did not use it but it is the only one available. Rate shown is senior discounted. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large open sites for RVs with hookups. Tent sites were more wooded. Very nice showers. Trails led out of the campground. Very quiet during the week, more crowded on the weekend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 8 nights because we really wanted to hike as many trails as possible. The campground was busy and crowded. While most of the people were very friendly, the site next to ours had a fire pit nearly under our slide out. Park staff were friendly but not overly helpful on places to shop or dine. The beach was really cool. Gee you are in Cape Breton so you just deal with a crowded, noisy campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate was with weekly discount. We already had the Parks Annual Pass - otherwise you pay an additional daily fee. Very helpful park employees. Beautiful location with walking paths and lots of nature; rocky beach is 1/2 mile away from RV sites. There are different sections for serviced and non-serviced sites. If you can boon dock, I would choose the non-serviced sites since they are much less crowded, surrounded by trees and much more private. We stayed in the serviced area. Level site, good utilities. Water hook-up was below the ground so our water filter would not fit. No firewood for sale so plan on buying it in town. Only a few sites have a fire ring. Laundry facility at the nearby commercial campground is pretty terrible - try to avoid it. Groceries in town are tourist-priced so stock up in Sydney or another bigger city. One warning about driving here, there is one killer hill (I think at Smokey Cove) that must be 13+% grade; uphill when coming from Baddeck and a brake-smoking downhill when driving from Ingonish towards Baddeck. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Some open and some sites among some trees, but not enough to make campsites private. Quite busy though not completely full this time of year. Restrooms were adequate. Nice beach down the road that you could walk to if you wanted a short hike, otherwise you can drive to it. Near towns with good seafood restaurants or markets to purchase fresh lobster and fish to cook yourself. Rate was with a National park pass so we didn't have to pay extra entrance fees. Well worth it if you are staying a number of nights or visiting several of the Canadian National Parks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were in a 40 foot motorhome. Our site was spacious and there were roads and trails to walk the dogs. Would have liked to stay longer. There was a great walk to the beach. There were no 50 amp sites and no WiFi but other than that it was a great campground. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The campground was very clean and one of our favorites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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. We camped here in a Tent.
This is a wonderful park on wonderful Cape Breton Island. We stayed for 5 days in a level, large, and private site. The park itself is spotless. A short and easy trail takes you from the campground to a beautiful, red-sand, beach that is very private and with few people on it. It's lovely and great for walking. The park staff was informed, polite, and helpful. Finding a replacement tire for our trailer in a very remote area of Nova Scotia. These Canadians know how to run a park! If you visit here, don't miss the walk out to the small cemetary for sailors lost at sea off of nearby White Point. Cape North and Cabot Bay are to your left and both are spectacular! It's a very special place. There is also a great walking beach at Cabot's Landing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is beautiful campground in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The sites are very large, level, and include both back-ins and pull-throughs in sun or shade (Evergreen and birch trees abound). This makes a good base camp for exploration of the national park, the Cabot Trail & surrounding small communities. The national park has many opportunities for hiking/walking, nature programs, and general sight-seeing. There are many whale-watching cruises available in the area, and the sand beaches on the Cabot Trail had many folks enjoying the surf, even in September. There is a walking trail from Broad Cove Campground to an ocean beach. We were traveling on the shoulder season, and had no problem in obtaining a beautiful site for 6 days over the Labor Day holiday. NOTE: This park does not take reservations, and I think that it would probably be full in the July-August high season. We thoroughly camping at this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an AWESOME campground run by Canada's national parks. The hook-ups are good and the sites are level and spread out. Lots of open space and real hikes starting from the CG. No Wi-Fi and no TV reception but great scenery. Convenient to most of the Cabot trail attractions and to the town of Cheticamp. Just a great place to stay and very well-maintained. Great for hikers, cyclists, joggers, and dog walkers. You can reserve specific sites on-line but the reservations system takes a bit of effort. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Delightfully rustic park in dramatically beautiful location. Sites are widely spaced and mostly shaded. Price reflects full EWS hookups. Very short walk to Information Center of the national park where Wi-Fi is available. Adjacent to the Cheticamp River, two of the park's hiking trail heads are in the campground. CG is on the Cabot Trail yet only 5 miles to town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had 4 nights scheduled here but asked park to switch the last 2 nights to the other Cape Breton CG on the east side (Broad Cove). My husband tried using the shower but the water would only stay on 15 seconds. He thought it was broken and reported it but the next time tried a different bathhouse and it was just the same. Not broken, that's the way they set it up. The women's shower was not like this however it had a clear glass window opposite the undressing area that was chest high on me fully visible to anyone walking/driving on the road (I kid you not). Also there is only ONE shower stall for several dozen sites in a fully booked park. Shame on Parks Canada. I liked the town of Cheticamp very much. Gabriel Restaurant (the one with the tall lighthouse) had good food but no wifi. Visitors Center has good wifi in the building and weaker outside the building. St. Pierre Catholic Church is spectacular and they are visitor-friendly (when no services on). It is cathedral-like inside with ornate columns and frescoes. We would not return to this campground however we liked the Park and town. The Park staff was very friendly and professional. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Some sites are better than others. We were given a site that had no shade, and was right behind the bathroom and next to a noisy group. We asked to change, no problem. Our new site was wooded on 2 sides, and backed up to a pretty stream. Moral: get there early to pick a good site. The town of Cheticamp and beautiful drives and hiking trails in the park are nearby. Good services, nice showers. Generally quiet, but gets much busier on weekends. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects a 15% discount given for stays of seven days or longer. Roads into and within the park are good. Sites are back-in, and some have trees at the back of the sites. Generally, you choose your site and then register. Our site was nice and level. There are grassy areas between sites; there is plenty of room for slides and awnings. All utilities worked well. We did not visit the bathroom facilities, so cannot comment on that. The park was quiet, even on Labor Day weekend. We always choose this park when we visit Cape Breton because of the beautiful surroundings. We camped here in a Motorhome.
You can find some privacy by selecting your site carefully, but the campsites with electric/water are pretty close together and crowded during weekends. Programs put on by the park rangers were very enjoyable. Nearby town has lots of restaurants and a market for supplies along with a good bakery. Rate is with National Park pass and a 10% discount for spending over 7 days in the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We just returned from 2 week vacation down east. We stayed at some very nice campgrounds but this was not one of them. I booked this campground back in April after seeing the reviews and talking to a friend. We were given a "parking space" with a view of the "work yard". If we wanted to look at big trucks I could have parked at my place of work for free and had the same view. As it was late we stayed 1 night and moved on, to the best site we had on our whole trip on Cheticamp Island where we had a great view of the bay. We will no longer stay at National Parks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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 We camped here in a Tent.
We've stayed in 5 Canadian National Park campgrounds (bought an annual pass), and have been very impressed with them. This one had hookups. It's a beautiful campground. The bathrooms were very clean, and there were a lot of them. (The two things often go together, of course.) We were a short walk from the visitors center and close to hiking trails. There are numerous trash and recycling bins, and multiple sinks for washing dishes. It's a great location for visiting Cheticamp and for the grand drive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground itself is rather simple and plain. The facilities are clean, the sites adequate. It's not particularly cheap especially considering that you have to ante up 8.00 per night/person for staying in the park. This aside you're paying for the privilege of staying in one of North Americas most unique sites. Both the interpretive center and its programs and the information center are extensive and provide an unusual value added. Located on the most scenic section of the Cabot Trail, breathtaking scenery, views of flora and fauna and spectacular hikes are readily at hand. Several of the best trails start right at the campground. 10 miles down the Cabot trail, the Skyline trail traces the top of a ridge overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence. As advertised we saw plenty of Moose and whales. The town of Cheticamp is charming and has much better facilities and attractions than say - Ingonish. There are a number of wi-fi hot spots in town so communications isn't as limited as it might seem. To me this has to be the premier destination on Cape Breton Island. We will return We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location if you want to be in the park. The park was very quiet. The office described our site as pull through but it was not. The RV sites with full hook up face the huge maintenance facility for the Cape Breton park. Not the best of views. The hiking nearby was very good. Overall a very peaceful place and we would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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. We camped here in a Tent.
Located on a cliff overlooking the ocean, this was one of our favorite campgrounds. The sites are small and the amenities are few, but the view is unbeatable. You can see the occasional whale and seals from the campsite. And, there is a path down to a beautiful rocky beach located right where Corney Brook meets the sea. There is a trail head across the street that will take you to a waterfall and several other hikes close by. The nearest showers are about 10 minutes away at the Cheticamp campground, but you have free access to them. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a low cost "self-registration" mini campground, that was perfect as a one nighter along the Cabot Trail. Located 15 km from Chéticamp, Corney Brook is a very small, oceanside campground with 20 unserviced sites. There are fireplaces and one washroom building with flush toilets, but there is no potable water on site. There is ocean swimming and hiking nearby. Payment is by self-registration. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.