We stayed here and thought it was, overall, a wonderful campground. It's close proximity to Halifax made the visit that much better. We found the campground to be very clean with many beautiful trees around much of the sites. The one downside to the campground is that in a lot of the sites, there are two available lots back-to-back on the same site, which can be very annoying privacy-wise. We definitely want to return to this RV park, but we would try to find a 'single' lot on our next visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here because the KOA, where we had stayed last time we were in Halifax, was full for the weekend. It was a good choice. There are a variety of types of sites--pull through, back to back, back-ins. Most of them are large and fairly easy to get into. Our site had trees, grass, and was fairly private. It was not very level, but workable. Water, electric, sewer and cable were accessible and worked well. Wi-Fi worked well most of the time. I don't think there are any 50 amp sites. There are a lot of seasonals here, many of them long-term, but that was not a problem. The campground was quiet. I did not check bathroom or laundry facilities. The whole park could use a little sprucing up, and for that price I would expect more TLC, but I would gladly stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a fairly quiet park with good access to Halifax and Peggy's Cove. It is located along busy highway 213 - we heard little road noise at our site, but it could be much louder at other locations. Sites are spaced fairly close together, but trees between them offer some privacy. We were not able to deploy our main awning due to location of the trees at our site. Interior roads are gravel, as are the sites which are fairly level. 30A power and water were strong, sewer and a table were provided at each site. Internet was excellent most of the time, sometimes a bit slow in the evenings. There is a nice pool near the office, away from most sites. Bathrooms/showers were old but clean. The laundry rooms were old with very small folding tables, but the machines worked. The staff were helpful, and they offered campers delicious fresh cooked lobster at a reasonable price - ask about it when you arrive. Grocery stores and other services are within approximately 10-15 minutes of the park. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has everything needed except room to get your trailer or motor home maneuvered into the site. Once you're there, there is room for your slide or your awning with foliage buffers on either side. Water pressure and electric were both good. Being as close to Halifax, for the money, they should provide cable. While there is wi-fi, at times it was slow, probably needing more bandwidth for the number of people in a campground of that size using the Internet. The laundry we used was old but functional, although it could have used a good cleaning. They were doing that as we were leaving. Grocery, drugs, and liquor stores are very convenient, and while you have to drive to sightsee, the location was great. We would stay there again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had made reservations at this campground back in April for 2 pull through sites for 2 5th wheel trailers. I felt a uncomfortable as we did not get a confirmation # or an email confirming our reservation, they also did not need a credit card to hold. I did call the 2 days before to reconfirm our reservations. The check in was OK, but we did not get what we had asked for. We had one pull through (sort of) and our friends had to back in after we had gone through their site. The sites are narrow. The sites are divided by small trees and bushes. We had to tie a rope to the tree to keep the branches from scratching the paint. We could put the main awning out, but not the smaller one. The truck had to be parked beside the trailer (had to be careful that the doors would not touch the trailer.) The laundromat is OK, but the machines are old and well used. Would we stay here again? Maybe, as it is close to Halifax, Eastern passage, and Peggy's cove. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The staff is friendly and were quick to get us registered. The site we had was a pull through and it was nice but it hadn't been cleaned or checked from the previous camper. There were cans and other debris on the camp side. The power and water connections were good. The site was shaded and felt private even though there were many campers around. The internal roads were good and easy to maneuver. The laundry facilities were sub standard. The swimming pool was very nice even though we didn't use it. The campground is a good location for visiting Halifax. We camp here three nights. If in the area in the future, we would probably stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 5 nights and the campground is very nice and very well maintained. The owners went above and beyond our expectations. My husband needed something for our motor home and the part was delivered in 2 days. Better than that, they offer an amazing service to their campers of picking up fresh caught lobster and cooking it and preparing it. I have to say, it is the very best lobster I have ever had! It was cooked perfect and hot when we received it. And very, very reasonable. I will be recommending this campground to anyone travelling to the Halifax area. We will definitely be back !!! Kudos to the owners, your hospitality was incredible. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very well run park with friendly owners and very responsive to issues/requests. We were camped here for 2 weeks and found the park very convenient for trips to the South shore: (Chester, Lunenburg, Bridgewater). Also for visiting Halifax and surrounding area. Took a trip to the Eastern Shore as far as Sheet Harbor scenic but very few restaurants and attractions (great mussels at Ship Harbor). Park is clean and a complaint to the owner about a continuously barking dog was addressed within 5 minutes. We have visited before and will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Be very careful when coming down the highway from the north—the signs are confusing. Where the highway splits near Exit 5—Stay to the RIGHT. Good quality gravel interior roads and sites, and the sites are generally level. Wi-fi was weak at our site but strong and stable closer to the antenna. Many of the sites are in the trees, but ours was in the sun. The pull through was two sites, designed to be back to back so there was a choice on which direction to face. Campground is clean and quiet—office folks are very nice. Close to Halifax, Peggy’s Cove and the south shore. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week touring the area. This campground is close to Halifax and is/was extremely busy and crowded. Lots of trees, lots of seasonals, sites generally close together, interior roads are all gravel and dusty. We are a very big rig but managed to squeeze into one of their largest sites which unfortunately is also on the main exit road from the park,(also the main illegal entrance for the many working people who stay here.) It was close to everything we wanted to see but we would try somewhere else next time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were not pleased with the service we received upon arrival. We were told we would have a site that was chosen for us that was in close walking distance from the bathrooms because we had 6 small children with us that weekend. They were not friendly with us and had told us that we didn't have that site anymore. We were placed the farthest from the bathrooms in a wooded area that had no grass and were the smallest campsites I have ever seen. A few of the kids had got bitten by ticks. We ended up leaving through the night as we were not impressed at all. We camped here in a Tent.
This is a large park that has been around for a while. The layout is a bit unusual with back to back sites sharing a single power/water post. If you are on the wrong end then you'll need a long power cord and water hose. They have several Wi-Fi sites which are fairly reliable. The site is good value and has very easy access to all the attractions near Halifax. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a very nice park. When we called and made our reservation they said they had a 50amp site available which was available in 2 days so we would have to stay in a 30amp site for the first 2 nights. When we arrived the person at check-in apologized and said they didn't have any 50amp sites available as she was looking at the July calendar and not August. This worked out OK as they gave us a site directly behind the check-in and next to the laundry and washrooms, although we did not use either as we use our on-board facilities. The 30amp service has been the strongest we have encountered on our cross Canada trip at 125 to 127 volts. The site had a nice view of the valley and it was close to downtown Halifax (20 minutes). There were no trees at our site behind the office which is good for satellite service. The remainder of the park has lots of trees. The pool is very good and the owners were very friendly. We would definitely came here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground was easily accessible for touring the Halifax area. Staff was very friendly. Sites were large and roomy. Exiting our site and some of the road corner turns were tight but doable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent three nights here touring Halifax. At check-in there was a mix up of what site we were sent to because they still keep their records manually in a log book & a map of the campground on the wall. The husband had checked someone in earlier and not recorded it on the map. So after that confusion was taken care of we ended up in a site where two people back in together and share a set of hookups. It worked fine. This was a great location for touring Halifax and what was remarkable was the speed of their Wi-Fi. They probably had nine log-ins and almost everyone we tried was unbelievably fast - not like a typical campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The washrooms were not clean, and the shower basins were slimy. They boast clean and modern laundry rooms but sadly they are not clean and seemed poorly kept to me. Two of the machines were not working in the one I went to use. They also boast that they offer personalized lobster boil. We asked and all they mean is if you buy lobster they will cook it and crack it. We were very disappointed as we were looking forward to a nice feed of lobster. The pool was also dirty and in need of some skimming as it was full of dead insects. I must add that the people who own this park are very friendly as are most Maritimers. It's a shame they don't take better care of their park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff. Sites are tree lined which provides some privacy but interferes with satellite reception. 30 amp was weak with low voltage and when reported to manager, he said to try the other post. The pull through sites are end to end and no one was parked behind me. This plug worked much better. Wi-Fi worked pretty good most of the time. We stayed 7 days and the rate reflects the weekly rate with the 7th day free. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for seven days. The sites were fine in width, but you had to be careful not to run into the camper behind you. The bathrooms were often dark during the day. I have yet to find a light switch. I assumed they were on a timer. The showers were also dark with no light. The Wi-Fi was available at our site but it was sometimes sporadic. I would recommend this campground to others. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed one night on the way home. Located close to Halifax. Very tight sites, and not very level. One M/H had its front wheels 10 inches off the ground. It was ok for one night. Would not likely go back, for no other reason than it is very cramped. Nice enough place, just not for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were first given a water and electric site, but when we checked it out, it was a very narrow site and campers from two sites over had taken up most of the space with their trucks and other stuff. It was a most uninviting site. Luckily, a nice three way hookup was available at the end of one of the rows for only $2 more, so we took it. The rate reflects Nova Scotia's 15% sales tax. Sites were mostly treed with some unshaded. The Wi-Fi was frustratingly intermittent; I would not say it was available. The RVs are packed in very tightly, many pull throughs ended up being back-ins as they were doubled up with two RVs per pull-through. There were some permanent-looking seasonals but a majority of transients. The bathrooms in our area seemed rudimentary. This is one of the few places to camp near Halifax. If we were to be in the area again, we'd try Shubie Park instead of this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate shown for electric and water site which was only type available since I did not reserve. So if you want a full hookup site here in the summer better reserve it. Site was a gravel pull thru and almost level. A lot of privacy and quiet with our site which was interrupted by a couple of yappy dogs next door a few times. Cable TV at our site which only had one clear channel on it and the WI-FI fairly weak. Manager in Office very helpful with the local scene; best route to town and services such as tire shops etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gravel entrance, roads, and site, which is level. We got a long site that was meant for two units. Would be very tight otherwise. WiFi at site. Staff friendy and helpful. Campground is large, with a good amount of sites seasonal or permanent. Seems to need some minor "sprucing up" Halifax, and Peggy's Cove are not far from here. Chester, Mahone Bay, and Lunenburg are a short drive away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found the owners to be courteous and helpful. A problem at our site was corrected immediately. The Wi-Fi was consistently strong. Sites are a bit narrow, but we were in a long pull-through with plenty of room for our coach and car with lots to spare. This site could be a double back-in during busier times. The picnic tables looked new. The campground is convenient to Halifax and Peggy's Cove. We thought the price was reasonable for the accommodations and location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park but the internet service was very poor. Not the fault of the camp, but the lousy ISP. Also, the bath houses have no doors or heat. As a result, they are bug ridden and very cool in the autumn. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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It is hard to accurately evaluate this place. It is close to things Halifax and somewhat wooded. I am not sure whether previous reviewers prejudiced me or not, but the staff seems to lack charm. Go in, register and don't ask any questions and you will love the place. Don't complain about the sporadic Wi-Fi because they will complain back that their customers are hogging it with the use of voice services like Skype. Don't ask for directions because they know where it is and you should too. They do leave you alone so you can do most anything on your site without constant monitoring. That is at least one plus. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Positives regarding this park are that it is close to the cities of Bedford, Halifax and Dartmouth and sites such as Peggy's Cove are within easy driving distance. Overall the sites are large and well separated. The negatives are that the Wi-Fi is very sporadic and the cable television is sometimes not clear. The laundry facility is terrible as are the bathrooms and showers. Full of cobwebs, dust and the instructional notes on the walls are so old they are hard to read. All the light fixtures are rusted and need replacement. We will come back, as there are few choices in the area for big rigs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Based on negative reviews we were not going to stay here, but were encouraged to do so by Nova Scotians who had, so we stayed here five days, and were very glad we did. We used this as a base to visit Halifax and all surrounding areas. Our space for a 33' Class A with two slides, was not big, but we were able to back in and get our tow car beside the rig with the picnic table at the back of the site, behind the car. When it rained it was not the cleanest area, but this campground is in the trees, and the roads are gravel/dirt as are most campgrounds in the Maritimes, so we just dealt with it. The Wi-Fi was not the greatest at times. The best part of staying here was taking the owner up on his offer to cook live lobster for us, free of charge. We just had to let him know the morning of the day he was to cook. He suggested we buy them at Ryer's, just north of Peggy's Cove, which we did on our way back. They were put in a refrigerator in the office and we came back about a half hour before they would be ready, and had a very pleasant visit with him, his wife, and friends of theirs while our lobster cooked. He gave them to us cracked, in a covered foil pan, and added bibs and picks. We figured we had twice the amount of lobster for half the price of going out for a lobster dinner! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have to really disagree with past posters, we really enjoyed this park. Our site was private with nice trees on either side. The whole park is quite wooded and it definitely does not have a parking lot feel. The office staff were friendly, garbage bins cleaned. This park is very close to downtown Halifax and Peggy's cove. Would highly recommend the bakery you pass along the highway to the campground. Don't grocery shop near the camp there is a great big superstore near by (7 minute drive) in Bayers Lake Business Park, also here is Fred's Fish & Chips restaurant (behind Jungle Jim's restaurant) which has great food and Newfie fries!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park was convenient to Halifax, which is the only reason we stayed for 4 nights.Owners very unfriendly and rude at times. Sites are small-we were back to back with a large motorhome-I think the site would better be called a pull through-not 2 sites. Recent rain caused many puddles and needles from the trees tracked in and out of our motorhome constantly.Does not appear that the owners care too much. Garbage and recycling shed were both full and messy. Wi-fi was sketchy-the owner blamed that on people using Skype. Definitely would not reccommend if you plan on spending time in your site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a campground that has past its prime. We stayed there 2 weeks in our 5th wheel and found the staff consistently unfriendly and not interested in us. The sites were small, uneven, and the picnic table fell apart, as it looked about 20 years old. The laundromat was dirty and the machines in poor working order. It is close to Halifax and next to a very large shopping center which is handy. We were very disappointed in our stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in a 38ft Fifth Wheel. Our site was wide enough for our 3 slides and long enough to park the truck in the same site. Cable is only in 30am sites. Over the air TV has only 2 good channels 3 & 5. Electric does not have a breaker at the site. You have to plug into a hot circuit. Water pressure is good. Wi-Fi did not work for the first two days. Wi-Fi worked but was slow sometimes due to many people using the service. Drives are dirt with gravel. Sites are built to handle two small RVs or one large. Picnic table was so old I did not want to use it. Site had large groves in the ground from previous users. I would stay at this campground again but it could be improved by leveling the sites better, provide cable in all sites and a better Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is about as central to excursions to Halifax and Peggy’s Cove as you could find. The sites can be a little close but it’s not uncomfortable. The seasonal campers were delightful. There was a little bit of “kid” noise on Saturday night but it went away after 10:00. The people running the place were uniformly pleasant and accommodating. Wi-Fi worked well. A really good facility and we would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice quiet park. Many transient workers which kept the party to a minimum. Arrived late at night, owner said to square up with him in the AM which was nice. Close to downtown Halifax. Great experience. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Run by a very pleasant couple who pay close attention to the park and are quite easy to work with. Some of the 50 amp sites are tight for a big rig so you might like to pick and choose carefully. Wi-Fi works well but we had an Ugly American in the park who would turn on his Direct Way dish and black out the whole park. I am not sure it is even legal for him to operate a microwave setup like this outside of the U.S. We are US citizens also. Halifax is a lovely city with plenty to see and do. The park is within 15 minutes drive of just about everything. Make sure to get directions to Jim's Seafood and Pizza! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent WiFi. Excellent owners who understand RV'ers. Each day of our stay, the staff had suggestions for a whole days adventure that we usually followed. This is great when you're in a new area and don’t know where to begin touring. Quite park, Very clean bathrooms, pool was not open at our time of stay, apparently there was a crack in the liner and it was being repaired. We planned to stay for 3 night we ended up staying 2 weeks! The owners son was quite the little fisherman, each day he came home with his ‘catch of the day’ He gave us some of his fresh mackeral very delicious. These personal touches mean a lot. We will return. We camped her in a 5th wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We paid $32 on a weekly rate, but the daily rate was $38. It's a bit pricey, but it is VERY convenient to Peggy's Cove and Halifax. The sites are a bit narrow, and we couldn't fit the car on our site, but we managed. Our site was close to level, but others weren't... more of a concern in a motor home than a towable. We were able to use our satellite for TV. The wifi was very reliable, and the personnel were very helpful with assistance and directions. If we were in the area, we would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There was only a few campgrounds to choose from in the area and we wanted to stay close to Halifax. It looked good at the office, picked our site, stayed 3 nights. Couldn't tolerate anymore. First of all, it was very expensive. The pool was half full, and GREEN. Couldn't use it. Pool table kept malfunctioning and taking my kids money. The washrooms might as well have been a hole in the ground, and the shower could have been just as good as a hose. It wasn't closed to the nature, and rain, bugs would come in at their own free will. One night it rained and everything right down to the toilet paper and toilet seats were soaked. Couldn't sit down (being female its more difficult). Garbage was sometimes thrown around and the hand dryer didn't work most of the time. With the sun rise, out came a guy cutting wood with a chain saw for hours.. located a fair distance away, but the sound woke you up from dead sleep, felt like I was living a scene from "friday the 13th". It was fairly quiet otherwise and we had some privacy as there wasn't anyone else camping near us. I guess they were all at the other campground. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Nice friendly owners, the site was very nice and the showers and baths were very clean. Convenient to both Peggy's Cove and Halifax, we were able to see quite a bit close by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our reception at check-in was lukewarm, to say the least. This campground has many nice sites nestled among trees, but it seems that most are probably seasonal sites. We were there for a short stay, and our site was in full sun and closest to the main road, a grassy site in need of attention. There is a nice swimming pool. We used the park as a base camp for visiting Halifax and Peggy's Cove, and then we moved on. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very Friendly Park. From the owners greeting us at check-in to the free morning coffee. We planned to spend an entire week in the Halifax area, we were so pleased with our surroundings, we ended up staying on a little longer. This campground had the cleanest bathrooms of any park we have stayed at in quite some time, yet we never actually saw someone cleaning them! It was great when we first arrived, the park was about half full, but within a few days it was completely filled up. We had a site near the pool with cable, and their wireless internet was free! which was wonderful. All their hookups are modern and in great shape. Check in was very easy, and the staff went out of their way to answer questions. I liked it because there wasn't a sense that a few regulars were running the place. Every camper seemed to be treated equally as important. You can't ask for a better location in Halifax, right in the middle of everything yet a very 'country' setting. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.