Great central location for sightseeing. Check-in was quick and we were allowed to choose our site which was different. We were able to pick what worked for us. Power and water pressure was good although the water has an iron flavor. Cable was wires running down the length of the area where we were but worked. WiFi was great. We would stay here again and recommend it to others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the ideal location situated as it is at a juncture that allows one circumnavigate the Cabot Trail in one day and also the Ceilidh Trail in a day; it is about a 90 minute drive from Louisburg. On arrival we were warmly greeted by the staff who had a pre-assembled package of local area attractions to present to us, they then escorted us to our site #155 which was spacious and level. One aspect of the campground which delighted us was the attention paid to landscaping. The onsite Café serves excellent food, all freshly prepared to order - try the Chowder it's excellent. Wi-Fi excellent, showers have great pressure and the whole restroom ambiance is good and clean. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We picked this park because of its proximity to the Cabot Trail. The park is fine. The sites are NOT level. Our auto level system could not handle it. We were traveling with friends, and we got 2 pull throughs side by side facing each other, and we shared the space in between. Wi-Fi is iffy as it comes and goes. Check in was very friendly, and the laundromat is clean with lots of machines. The sites are narrow with not a lot of room to walk around your RV. We were there for 7 nights, and we did enjoy it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an old KOA campground. They give both KOA and Good Sam discounts which is good. Our 5th is just shy of 40 feet in length and this park is fairly old which makes getting around the park a challenge. Park owners and staff were great. Good solid WIFI and power. Would probably try somewhere else next time only due to the narrowness of roads, etc. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for three nights. The sites were very spacious and also very level, with strong Wi-Fi access at the site. The campground itself is in a great location to tour the Cabot Trail, which by the way was one of the most breathtakingly scenic trips my wife and I have ever been on. The park was also very well-maintained; it seemed that someone was always cleaning somewhere. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Don't know how this gets such high ratings by Good Sam. Big rig sites are east-west, and very close together. Restrooms and showers were clean, but old. Laundry facilities were barely adequate, with two of the six dryers out of order. Lots of recycle containers around the campground, but one dumpster for garbage near the office. Staff friendly and helpful with tips for the Cabot Trail. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the most popular campground in the Baddeck area. It is also my suggested choice. It is run by a very efficient and friendly German family. They have spent a lot of time and money on this campground. The Pros. Big site. Licensed restaurant, heated pool, great for kids, river beach, canoeing and hiking trail. Half a mile off the road, so almost no road noise. Cons. Very close compact sites, sharing utility pole. Almost no room between sites. Whilst we were there, our neighbors sat under our slide out to get shade from the sun. We found ourselves whispering because we thought our neighbors could hear us. We stayed five nights and could rarely get on the Internet. In fact, we even sat outside the office to get a good signal with zero results. If you don't have a router or personal hotspot on your cell phone you will be extremely frustrated. No cable and no over the air channels. Bring a DVD! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Several 50amp sites (18), good pull through, sites are somewhat "all over," good water pressure, power is solid, heated pool. Antenna TV virtually non-existent as is satellite. I never speak of the staff but this is the most accommodating staff/owners I have ever met. Clearly will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park the night before and after we caught the New Foundland Ferry; the campground is approximately 1 hour from the ferry. It's a nice spot on a hill that leads to a forest then to a lake. It had very clean restrooms and awesome showers. I have a feeling this spot is full of kids during the high season (pool, soccer field, lake with small swimming beach.) Wi-Fi reception was quite good. The nice young couple that managed the park were constantly working, cleaning, and fixing which was reflected in the tidiness of the place. We enjoyed the pool on our return visit. (Pools don't open in Canada until the end of June-beginning of July.) The downside was a bit of road noise from Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) and many insects. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After some debate, we decided to use this park as our base for a tour of the Cabot Trail. Great decision. This spot gives you good access to Louisburg, as well as the Cabot Trail. This park was very nice, with wooded and open sites. It sits on top of a rise and the open sites have some lovely views. Very clean and well tended grounds. We had lots of room, but it was still off season. Heated pool. Wi-Fi was fast with a strong signal. The staff is a German family and they were friendly and delightful. Plenty of room for big rigs, but tent sites as well. We saw Bald Eagles flying over everyday. We would definitely return. We stayed three nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owners/managers of this park are very attentive and personable and helped us solve a problem with our RV in a very timely manner. The park is better than average but has some serious water pooling problems which occurred during some heavy rains during our stay. It could use some more gravel work on many of the sites. Access is also a little on the tight side. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent location in the heart of Cape Breton. We went whale watching in Pleasant Bay. It's gotta be done, and you can couple that with a day trip across the Cabot trail. Another must do is did the Fortress Louisburg. Just be aware it closes at 5 pm and you need four hours to do it. The grounds were clean, always seeing someone doing maintenance/sweeping/cleaning. The showers are clean. The family that runs it goes out of their way to make your stay comfortable. I had an issue with my meds, having to be couriered up from Halifax, and the owners took care of me fabulously. it is the little things that make a campground wonderful and this family are pro's at taking care of the little things. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Probably an old KOA campground with great new owners/management. The best campground in the Baddeck, Nova Scotia area. Several good sites for big rigs. Excellent Wi-Fi, good fire rings, small restaurant, pool, camping cabins, etc. Terrific convenience for touring the Cabot Trail etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our second visit to this campground. for the past 3 years it is now owned by a very nice family. The most outstanding characteristic here is the way the ownership treats you. They are very attentive to any and all our concerns, most accommodating. Together they enable a very satisfying visit. We have a large coach with a toad and sites were ample. I suggest you that big rigs stay up on the hill. Best Wi-Fi there and open treeless sites. Bathroom are great and clean. It's in the center of the island for convenient touring with your toad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After reading the previous reviews I couldn't wait to get to the RV park for 3-4 days. However, when I got here I found an overcrowded RV park with a large number of seasonals and an awful lot of the sites available to overnighters were terrible. Front end to rear bumper sites made it difficult to get out of. We actually had to back out our 32-footer and hookup later. Crazy. Couldn't sit at the outside table because it sloped so much. Then there were the folks who had a campfire. I love campfires but not in an RV park where sites are so close. The smoke smell filled our RV. As to check in, the road coming in makes the folks checking in stop on a pretty severe up slope before finding out the assigned site. While some folks like this place, this should not be a 9/10/10 on TL's book. A place with such inconsistencies should be much lower rated. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great base to visit the Cabot Trail. Stayed here in 42' rig, and the 50 amp was fine, looked new and the Wi-Fi was outstanding. I am sure we will miss it. The season is starting, so not sure how the increased use will affect it. Be sure to get the owner/mgr to give you instructions on things to do and which way to drive the Cabot Trail. Didn't get a 10 because of gravel sites and driveways. But it is a good as you can find in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall, quite acceptable. Back-ins and pull throughs are available. I would recommend one look at the site first as there are several different views. Some of the highlands and some of trees and other RV's. Restaurant and pool closed as after Labor Day and tourist season winding down. Two canoes are available to rent as the campground borders a calm river. Also, a walking trail is available that goes around part of the premises. Wi-Fi was very good. Staff friendly and helpful for things to do. Nice store as well. Storage is also available for a fair price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price is with KOA discount. Un-level sites - muddy; good electrical; sewer had to run uphill. Wi-Fi was so-so. Pretty sites with some privacy. Pool was warm and clean. Bigger open sites for MH's had fewer trees but much more space. Small store at front office + restaurant (we did not try it). We would stay here again but before paying we would check out the site and see how unlevel it was. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a very nice park and is Big Rig friendly. We were provided with a pull-through site with 50amp service that was 100' long which was very easy to get in and out of. It was a great RV Park to tour the Cabot Trail and the town of Baddeck from. It had an on-site restaurant, pool, etc. The owners were very nice and thorough in explaining the campground and provided a map of the Cabot Trail and told us the things to stop and see. We did not use their facilities or Wi-Fi as we have this on board our coach. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a week here and the rate reflects that. The park was very nice. It was a busy time of the year and a lot of activity but all was handled very smoothly. It made a great jumping off point for all the area sites. We'd definitely stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Like other reviewers we stayed here while we explored the Cabot Trail. What makes this such a great place to stay is the family that owns the campground. From having a restaurant with great food to keeping the grounds well maintained they try to make sure all of their guests have a good stay. Wi-Fi is exceptional- one of the best we've used. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent campground. We used it as a base for a week to tour Cape Breton. Very easy to find right on the Trans-Canada Highway. It filled up quickly over the weekend, so reservations would be a good idea. Internet access is reliable. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Electric, water and sewer are located midway along the length of the sites, which make hooking up convenient without the need for extensions. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground, I wish, was closer to where I live. I would come here every year then. Unfortunately, it's over 1600kms away. The owners are extremely friendly, from the parents to their kids (adults). Sites were clean and quiet. We camped up the street at a campground which I was so happy to leave after 1 night. The owners here found us a site for the remainder of our stay. They were helpful and knowledgeable on what we should see and do. The restaurant was great to have next to the office. After travelling the Cabot Trail or going to Louisbourg, coming back to cook was too late and the restaurant was open til 9pm. Great food and again friendly service. I can go on and on with great things to say about this campsite. Thanks owners for your hospitality. I will definitely recommend this campground to anyone.. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nicely set campground on a hill. Easy accessible sites, some of them really large. Some side by sides. Friendly and helpful owners (know way more about the area than the official tourist office). Heated pool and restaurant on site. Great place to explore the Cabot Trail and the area. We visited this park after leaving the lousy park across the street. What a difference for a few $ more. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is one of the best. Owners are friendly and helpful and the sites are nicely spaced, private and level. We weren't able to try the restaurant as it wasn't open yet. We were sorry we could only stay one night. There are quite a few seasonals: it's obvious why. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good campground for driving the Cabot Trail and the AG Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck. Access road goes from paved to gravel and back to paved. Office looks like an old KOA. The sites vary greatly and the interior roads are rough. We were in the second row from office with 3 way hookups where the Wi-Fi and antenna TV worked fairly well. The campground is very busy with families on weekends. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good campground, but not great. We had a good site, and the campground was in an ideal location for driving the Cabot Trail. Low rating due primarily to the attitude of the manager when Wi-Fi went down. When I asked if the Wi-Fi was functional, I was told it was. The manager told me the problem was all that aluminum "you Americans" have surrounding your big motorhomes blocks the signal. He used the analogy of the Americans blocking German radio signal in WWII. What could I do but laugh at his arrogance. I was told to bring my computer to the laundry room to use it. We tried that the next morning and the Wi-Fi still didn't work. After numerous other guests "confronted" the manager, he admitted that the Wi-Fi was down and he would have it fixed the next week. One additional item: I wouldn't recommend eating breakfast at the restaurant if you don't have to. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gravel entrance, paved near the office. Staff helpful. Interior roads gravel, bumpy, and narrow for a big rig. Site is gravel and level. Some are not very wide. Wifi works, unless the campground is crowded. It was packed over the July 1, Canadian Day weekend, with nary a space available. Average fare at the restaurant on premises, with takeout. An excellent location to explore the Cabot Trail. Don't miss the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck. A longer drive takes you to the Fortress of Louisbourg. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice quiet campground with lots of trees. Good base for the Cabot Trail and Louisbourg. We were here after Labor Day weekend so it was pretty empty. My only complaint was the lack of cable TV, our antenna would only pick up CBC. Would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground with super helpful staff. Surprisingly good restaurant at campground with great breakfast at really low prices. Some sites a little not level, and the dump station is a little out of the way on exit. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had an open back in site. We had a nice view from our site of the valley and mountains. Nice grassy area though smaller than others. We were with friends that had the largest grass site next to us. The store had basic supplies, pool and there was an on-site restaurant, but we did not eat there. The Cabot trail loop started and ended right there in Baddeck so location was the key. What a BEAUTIFUL DRIVE. One day does not do the drive justice. Do it in both directions. Baddeck village had nice assortment of restaurants and activities. Do not miss Louisbough either. We camped here in a Motorhome.
New owners took over in July and need to get better at managing the park. We made reservations for a pull-through site with 50 amp service, but were told when making the reservation that they would not commit to any particular site and we would be assigned a location upon arrival. When we checked in, we were given our choice of a very short and unlevel pull through with only 30 amp service, or a pull through that became a back in once the other half was filled. In talking with other campers that had made reservations 3 months in advance, they also had similar problems. We found out from other campers that this "rule" only applies to transient campers. Specific sites were promised to "regulars" and the owners made several big rigs move to accommodate these site specific promises made to regulars. There really are only about 6 true 50 amp pull-through sites for big rigs. Most of the other pull-through sites are 30 amp and are on very, very unlevel ground and is not suitable for anything over 30' in length. Also, be aware that even though there is Wi-Fi at the top of the hill where the big rig sites are, it doesn't work unless you force the owner to go up the hill and reset the router: required on a daily basis. The Wi-Fi does work well at the laundry. We might stay here again if the owners clean up their act and give you the type of site you ask for when you make reservations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is a very nice campground with all the amenities you need. There is a nice restaurant on grounds. They seem to enforce the quiet time somewhat loosely though, as some sites kept going beyond midnight. Nevertheless, we used the campground as the base for 4 days during our motorcycle tour in Nova Scotia, and we liked it. We camped here in a Tent.
This park is a gem. Misture of open space and trees. Well maintained. Portion of entrance road is gravel but well graded. Immaculate facilities and pleasant staff. Nicely positioned at base of Cabot Trail. We will be back next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here 3 nights. Road in is fine; pavement, gravel then pavement again. Sites up on the hill are gravel and wide enough for slide outs. It rained alot and the sites drained OK, although the grass got really soggy. But they have had a lot of rain this summer. The park is very convenient to the Cabot Trail and Baddeck. WiFi is free, moderately fast and we had 4 bars in our site #214. We used the laundry and it was clean. $1.25 wash. $1.00 dry. Took another $1.00 to get the clothes dry, but it always takes two cycles on dry. Right? We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good Sam discount. This by far is the best & prettiest campground on Cape Breton Island. Plenty of pull-thru's with Electric, Water, and Sewer. Lots of sites with trees. Only about four miles south of Baddeck. We stayed a week. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We loved this place. I don't know what the previous person's problem was. The bathrooms were clean and had some of the best showers I've ever seen in a campground, really powerful and hot. The wi-fi worked great. The pool was really nice. We arrived at our site at 10 p.m. after being in town, and it was very quiet. The sites are not really made for big rigs, because they are kind of hilly. The access road was long but fine--we have a 27-foot RV. It looks like a former KOA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Once again no listing in trailer life about the access road. When you turn off the highway it starts paved, then just around the corner(no place to turn around) it's lovely dusty gravel! narrow in spots and regulars just hauling butt to leave you in a dust cloud! no real area to park and unhook or park and check in. We were supposed to stay a week but one night was plenty. We were given an end site, employees flying by kicking up clouds of dust making it near impossible to sit outside. It appeared to be a park that kids just run rampart in. When we came back from dinner there were kids bicycles and candy wrappers all over my site, when I asked next door the man said oh yeah theres kids everywhere. Quiet hours are supposed to be 10-8 but there were kids running amuck and yelling til well past 11:30pm. They advertise wi-fi but I guess you have to be in the perfect site to get it. In general this place is a zoo and the animals run free with no adult supervision and no management presence to enforce the rules. My advice keep on rolling up the road is the new bras d'or lakes campground we did and the worst we've had to deal with is the natives not knowing what 5 mph's is. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is pretty neat and clean. However, when we were there most of the tent sites were not cleaned up and we could not get the one we wanted. The prices listed on the website are not always accurate so be aware. You can hear the trucks going by at night so don't plan on getting a good night's sleep. The pool, restaurant and bathrooms are all pretty clean. I've stayed here twice, but only the most recent time was the camp owner extremely rude..there were some people being loud on another site and he came to our's and threatened to call the RCMP. Not a good experience and I would NEVER stay again. We camped here in a Tent.
There are some roughly hewn wooded sites in this park that are not particularly level - caution. The better larger pull throughs are new and can be either spacious or you may be only 3' slide to slide from your neighbor. There are only 5 of them. We were not able to get WiFi, which was even spotty and weak at the office. 50 amp power and water were good. We were about 8 miles from Baddeck. I would not return to this park. We prefer parks slightly more finished in our opinion. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Originally we stayed at Glenview Campground (down the road from here). What a mistake that was. Trucks driving by night and day. We left early and went to Cabot Trail Campground. What a difference. Cabot has many pull thru's. Even though it's hilly the sites are level. We had site # 245 pull thru and it was in the trees and level with E-W-S... They have a trail that goes down to the river and canoes are available. Owners were great and the laundry room had plenty of washers and dryers. Very quiet and covenient to Baddeck. Baddeck is a wonderful seaside town and don't miss dinner at Lynwood Inn. Co-Op is across the street to buy groceries. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would have rated this higher but we had one of the worst two spots in the park. **Never stay in sites 36 or 37.** When we arrived no one was in the site on our street side and it seemed OK although we were a little unhappy that the other neighbors awning almost touched ours when extended. I was really upset when we returned from our sight-seeing--a fifth wheel was moving in next to us. Their slides were within 8 inches (yes 8 inches) of ours. When he set up his water lines, he or his doors hit our coach--no apology though. They were too busy taking pictures of the closeness of our slides (nothing I would want to remember). We woke up in the morning to our coach vibrating from their loud TV. The WIFI was a problem also. Besides being slow, the system was down at one point so I went to the office to verify that it was not my computer. The man was short with me and told me he didn't know if it was down and he would have to go "all the way upstairs" to find out. I walked out telling him I was just making him aware I believed his system was down. About 30 minutes later, the system was working slowly again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here a week. Overpriced for what you get. We reserved a pull thru, but when getting there was put into a back in. Site #221. Was told the site we reserved, the people in it wanted to stay longer, so the management was letting them stay. The back it was back to back with another RV and shared electric and water. But both were fine during our stay. In fact a lot of the pull thrus are to small for a "Big Rig". A lot of the pull thrus need some major branch cutting. The Wi-Fi was hit and mostly miss but better then nothing which is what we had since our satellite internet provider doesn't reach this far. There is a Wi-Fi "Hot Spot" by the laundry room, with tables. This is a easy in easy out for a HDT and a 35 ft trailer if you are parked in the back ins. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This centrally located CG is an ideal spot from which to explore Cape Breton Island. We spent 12 days here, ranging from light occupancy to the Canada Day weekend, when the property was SLAMMED! The staff did a yeoman's job at controlling the pandemonium, but be prepared for a crowd. Other caveat: you're in the middle of the woods in a largely undeveloped area of an island; be prepared for no television (either OTA or US satellite), sporadic power outages, few conveniences and sparse wi-fi. Many will find this idyllic, while others may be turned off. We found the CG a pure delight, from the beautiful surroundings to a capable and extremely cordial management. The CG is convenient to Baddeck and Lake Bra d'Or, as well as to the start/end of the gorgeous Cabot Trail. It has a lovely pool, a well-stocked store, an excellent on-site restaurant, well-maintained grounds and very nice washroom/showers. We highly recommend as a destination; it's a keeper! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for one night in mid-June. 10% off with Good Sam. The main part of the campground is very steep with grassy sites cut into the hill. This area is very nice and shaded, although you will need to level your unit. You can pull through, but this area is for smaller units only (our motorhome is 24' and this is about the max for the lower area). At the top of the hill is the area for larger rigs - no grass, no trees. Not sure a really big rig would fit. Did not use wifi at the site, but used it in the laundry - excellent signal. They have a restaurant on premises that looked good although we didn't try it. We went to the Baddeck Lobster Supper, just down the road. We preferred the KOA in North Sydney, so we probably would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The comments made by others about periodic electrical outages and sporadic wi-fi still applied when we were there, however, they were only minor inconveniences. The road into the park was pretty rough, but they resurfaced it while we were there and it was much improved. It's a bit far east and north to get the DirecTV satellite signal, but you shouldn't be there to watch TV anyway. The park has a nice feel, and the sites are level. The park is well maintained and the personnel are friendly and courteous. And yes, there is wildlife. I was walking my dogs on the entry road and a black bear crossed the road about 30 yards in front of me. He glanced at us and kept walking. The park is very convenient to the Cabot Trail and the town of Baddeck itself. I recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an okay park that is fairly close to Baddeck. It is somewhat hilly and leveling was a problem on our site, but not impossible. The sites are fairly large, but (even though the it has trees) the park has an "open" feel to it. You can walk down to the bay from the park, but the sites are far from the water. The restrooms were clean, as was the park itself. Somehow, it lacked visual appeal, but I guess that is a really subjective judgment. It's just that so much of Cape Breton Island is SO beautiful, that I was a little disapointed in these surroundings. It's an okay, but not outstanding, place to stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location to start or end a trip thru the Cabot Trail. Friendly people, reasonable sized sites, and close to activities. Some of the smaller sites for PU's and smaller TT's seemed to be somewhat sloping. (I saw lots of blocks for leveling). Nice place and well kept. We camped here in a Motorhome.