Like many of the campgrounds we've been in recently, this one is very much a parking lot in an open field...which we are not big fans of. Overall, it served its purpose, but it was pretty forgettable.
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Overall Rating: 2.5/5
Price per night / Discounts: $33 / FHU sites go for $43.00 + tax, Canadian. Because of the favorable exchange rate, we paid about $33.00 USD per night.
Campground website: Stonehurst Trailer Park and Gold Course
Our Site #: 96 - FHU 50 Amp
Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):
1/5: This is a typical open field type campground with limited space between sites. There are some trees, but nothing that gives any sense of privacy. If your neighbors are sitting outside talking, and your windows are open, you are going to hear their conversation and vice versa. Luckily, the sites are offset a bit from one another, so you're not necessarily looking right in their windows, but it's not great. Additionally, it's a very busy family campground, so we routinely had kids (and adults) walking through our site. Apparently, lots of people are unaware of campground etiquette, or don't care enough to comply with the standard rules, which gets pretty annoying.
Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):
3.5/5: As for convenience to things you might need, Moncton is a good spot with all your necessities nearby. It's also home to Tidal Bore Park and some other interesting sites. It takes about 40 minutes to drive from the campground to Hopewell Rocks and 90 minutes to get to Fundy Trail Park, so not terrible, but also not ideal.
Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):
4/5: The sites were fine. We had to move very far back in order to get level without using leveling blocks, but we were able to do it. Utilities worked as expected. Big rig accessibility is good. We had no problems navigating the campground.
Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, and staff):
3/5: We had to call for reservations, but their website has all the information you need. Customer service was very good. They were friendly and helpful at check-in, providing plenty of information about the local area. I only wish they would do a bit more to remind guests to not cut through sites. It was clearly an issue at this particular campground.
Internet Availability Rating (Verizon coverage or campground wifi):
1/5: Wifi did not work for us at all which is a problem considering many Americans traveling to Canada rely on campground wifi. We used our Rogers hotspot instead, and that worked well.
While there was nothing particularly terrible about this campground, by the end of the week, we were ready to leave. It is extremely busy in the summer with families on vacation and tent campers. There were a lot of people cutting through our site and that just made the close quarters all the more frustrating. While it is not a bad location if traveling through New Brunswick on the way to or from PEI, I wouldn't want to stay here more than a couple days. It's just not a relaxing environment.