First, let me say that we did not stay in the park but did a walk-through when stopping for lunch in the city. As there are only a limited number of campgrounds listed for New Brunswick it may be of interest for our fellow RVers. A nice municipal campground on the shores of Chaleur Bay with a nice-sized pebble beach. The campsites are fairly close with no vegetation screen between the sites, so there is little privacy. 22 sites are overlooking the beach. Sites 37 to 40 are directly across the street from the municipal indoor pool and fitness center and are exposed to the noise of the compressors for the air conditioning. There is a snack bar, a convenience store, laundromat and a coffee shop as well as a micro brewery adjacent and the commercial center of the town is within walking distance. The perimeter of the park is beautifully landscaped with an abundance of flowers.
A small municipal campground on an open meadow overlooking Chaleur Bay. Some sites along the edges of the meadow are shaded, other sites near the cliff have a beautiful view over the bay with the mountains of Québec's Gaspé peninsula in the background. There is a nice, very quiet beach. No sandy beach, but small, rounded pebbles making going in the water very easy. As the water gets surprisingly warm expect jelly fish by the second half of August. The sanitary facilities are clean but need a major overhaul. The good news is that right after the 2010 camping season the overhaul is scheduled to start, not just on the facilities but the whole park.
This campground started life as a provincial campground several years back. Most sites have a slight to moderate slope and many have at least some water view, unless a giant motorhome blocks it. The beach is definitively a no swimming beach, even though the water is quite warm. There are too many plants and it is too shallow. The sites closest to the water have no hook ups and are for tents or Westfalia type RVs. The next rows have 15 amps and water hook ups and then you get the 30/50amps W/E/S sites. Free WiFi works well but has a very limited reach, there are comfortable chairs on a veranda at the office if you do not get a connection at your site. The manager and employees are very friendly but not well organized as far as reservations are concerned. They lost ours! Even if you do reserve, I suggest you get here early to make sure you get a nice spot.
The previous review is right on, so I'll only give some additional info. RV sites on the river, 28 miles wide in this spot, cost $27, RV sites cost $22 in the center and tent sites without any services are $17. Some tent sites are on the river, and if your RV is small enough to fit in there you can use them, which of course means no W/E/S. I did not see any 50amp hookups, but there may be some. Most people should be able to get by on 30amps, as a/c is normally not needed in this area. Even though the campground is squeezed in between the road and the river, road noise is not an issue as very little traffic goes on during the night. Also, while we were here, the campground itself was quiet with no noisy neighbors. WiFi works well most of the time, although when the bandwidth hogs go online it slows down. The restaurant that is part of the complex specializes in seafood, (What else would you think in the area?) and is not cheap, but quite good. Even locals use it. It is a good place for a fancy dinner, as your bed is only a few steps way if necessary!
A mostly flat campground with some shade trees. Good, easy access to Montreal from here, so it is a perfect place to use as a base for exploring Montreal or as a stopover for travel to Québec City or points further. It is about 1 km from the main highway, so there is not road noise, and maybe one or two freight trains per night at over a quarter mile distance. There are several tent sections available, one really nice one on a lower portion near a little brook. After strong rains there can be a few puddles left, as the soil in this part of the province does not drain well. Some of the sites can take even the largest oversized motorhomes without unhooking the toad. Wi-Fi is free but only usable in the early morning even though the park was filled barely to 50% capacity when we were there. Trying to use the Wi-Fi in the evening is about as much fun as canoeing in molasses. The other problem with this park is that I find it overpriced by about 20%.
This park has two completely different sections. One lower section has W/E/S and is quite closely packed. Most sites in this section have a front to rear slope, making it difficult to level motorhomes. The upper section has mostly W/E and no services. It is more like state parks or provincial parks with a nice tree cover and a fair distance to other sites for a better privacy. The washrooms are older and could use some renovation, but they are clean. There is an indoor pool, but the room has only a few small windows, and is therefore quite dark. Wi-Fi is 5$ per 24 hours and works quite well. Weekly and monthly rates are available, but I don't remember the price. Especially on weekends there is a lot of smoke from fires, making it difficult for people who don't like to be smoked like fish. In conclusion, a good place to visit Ottawa, but a little investment to bring the sanitary facilities up to modern standards would make it better.
Part of the St Lawrence Park Commission. There are two other campgrounds on the Long Sault Parkway. The eastern part of McLaren now has a crushed stone base for your RV, the western part is still on grass. Showers and dump station are a quarter mile east of the campground on the next island. Close to Upper Canada museum village, Upper Canada golf club and marina and the Battle of Crysler Farm National Historic site. 50 km of bike trails, beaches and family entertainment on summer weekends. Because of the large population of Canada geese beaches are occasionally closed because of a high bacteria count.
The previous reviewer is right on the mark, I just want to add some more info. The longest pull-through sites are 60 feet long, all sites are at a 90º angle and the roads are not overly wide, so with an over-sized RV you might have a hard time to get in and you might have to unhitch your toad. Almost all sites require front to rear leveling, but this has the advantage of draining well. The campground is on a major road into Ottawa, some road noise is present especially during rush hours, but for most people this would not be disturbing. We are fairly sensitive to road noise and did not find it a problem. Depending on the wind direction planes on their final approach into Ottawa fly overhead, but we did not hear any planes after 11 pm, nor were their any early morning flights. Wi-Fi is $5 per day, less per week or month.
I basically agree with the last reviews, I just want to add that if at least one in your party is 62 or older the rate goes down to $11.44, very good value for the money. This rule applies also to out of state visitors.
The price of 40$ includes the daily entry fee for two adults for the National Park. There are three campgrounds, Petit-Gaspé with 136 sites in the southern sector, Cap-Bon-Ami with 41 sites and Des-Rosiers with 113 sites in the northern sector. The electric hook-up loop in Petit-Gaspé is a campfire-free zone, Cap-Bon-Ami has no electric hookups and is suited for tents, small tent-trailers or small class B vehicles, it does have incredible views. There are no pull-throughs anywhere in the park, but there are several big rig friendly sites. For example our site, which was far from being the largest, was 55 feet long with an additional 15 by 15 feet clearing behind for a tent or a picnic table. Roads are asphalt and campsited are hard packed gravel. The park offers a full range of nature based or historical/cultural activities to keep you busy for several days. The swimming pool rivals with a resort pool, but is 7 km away from Cap-Bon-Ami and Des-Rosiers and over a km from some sites in Petit-Gaspé. The entry fee for the park is 6.90$ per adult per day, but for the quality of activities and services offered this is very little money.
Good municipal campground, sites are well spaced, quiet in the campground but you can hear the occasional truck pass by during the night, many sites are slightly uneven, this might be a problem for bigger motorhomes.
A good municipal campground that is fine for an overnighter or for an extended stay. Can be very crowded in high season. Good swimming beach with surprisingly warm water for this latitude. Fast and stable WiFi. Small store in campground and restaurant across the street. A little over 10 minutes walk to town with more restaurants and services.
Good for an overnight on your way around the Gaspé Peninsula or for a few days, no frills but clean and very quiet. Archaeological site a quarter mile away. At dumping station sewer hose with Hydro-Flush is permanently attached so you don't have to use your own.
Great little rustic campground with million dollar view over the entrance to the Bay of Gaspé. Friendly staff. Has a homemade look to the installations, but everything works and is clean. Free shower gel and shampoo dispensers in the showers. Free coffee. Outdoor shower for divers. Well thought out tent sites along the cliff with wooden windbreaks that also have a counter space and shelves. Some spots for big rigs, not the easiest to get in to, but saw 40' class A in some places. WiFi is not the fastest, but it worked for me, and there are not many campgrounds in the area that have it. 3$ for 24 hours on the honor system. Only 20 minutes to Percé town site with all the tourist attractions, Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island with a big bird population, well known for its Gannet colony. For me Tête d'Indien is the best campground in the area, as the campgrounds in Percé are very tightly packed and often noisy.
An excellent stop on your way around the Gaspé peninsula. A modest campground with clean facilities, able to a accommodate small rally groups. They do have a small common room for meetings. Do not expect to swim at the beach unless you have a wet suit. Entertainment is provided by rabbits, groundhogs and squirrels on land and by Minke whales and birds in the water. If you like to watch nature instead of TV, this place is for you.
An ok private campground, good for an overnight on the roundtrip around the Gaspé or for a few days, near Reford Gardens, a little road noise over night from the occasional truck passing by, very smoky from campfires at night.
Modest municipal campground, 50% seasonals, wide roads, big pullthrough sites 65X45 feet, price includes free entrance to adjacent municipal swimming pool, easy walking distance to restaurants, services, historic houses from the late 1600's and still lived in, Québec Maritime Museum http://www.mmq.qc.ca/parc_en.html (has among other exhibits an experimental jet powered hydrofoil submarine hunter, probably the fastest warship ever built, capable of going 63 knots under full load), has a million dollar view with beautiful sunsets over the St. Lawrence, 15 miles wide at this spot.
This could be a nice campground, but maybe it attracts the wrong crowd. In the morning when we left the men's washroom had seen the camper from hell. Toilets were plugged on purpose, in one stall excrements were used to write obscenities on the wall. I hope this was an isolated incident.
A typical KOA with the advantages (clean washrooms and showers, friendly, efficient staff, clean, well-kept grounds, good washers and dryers) and disadvantages (road noise, small sites, a little more expensive than normal for the area) of the KOA brand.
This is a campground for bird watchers and nature lovers. Lots of hiking and biking trails, a nice beach and very spacious sites. Only one single shower for males and females. In order to discourage the wrong type of person to come there it has a year round alcohol ban. Beautiful views of the water with big ocean-going vessels from almost every site.
Very clean municipal campground with view over St-Lawrence (20 km wide here) to Charlevoix Montains. Marshes between campground and open water are snowgeese sanctuary. Modern bathrooms and showers. Only 26 km to world-famous woodcarver village St-Jean-Port-Joli, only 45 minutes to Quebec City area. Good base camp (if you don't need 50 amps or internet) to visit the Montmagny Islands, especially the Grosse Isle National Historic Site with history of immigration in general and Irish immigration in particular. Close to shopping.