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“Nice campground, but no security at nights”
Review of Pine Cone Camping

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Pine Cone Camping
Reviewed 2 May 2013

It's a nice enough campground catering to seasonal campers. The lots are small and there's no security to enforce the rules, such as no bikes after dark, quiet time (midnight!), one vehicle per lot and motorized scooters, to name a few. While the parents are having a party at night with the music cranked up, the kids are roaming the streets...Complaints on the noise are routinely reported to the owners to no avail. I feel bad for the hardtops and hybrids with babies/young kids trying to sleep. Ask about Palm Tree Lane and stay away from it of you can.

The trees have overgrown and have reduced the size of some lots. The campground was buiIt when trailers were 20 - 25 feet at the most. I routinely see motor homes being sent to lots better suited for hardtops. You may want to check your lot before you sign up. And to make it worse, some seasonals have built huge decks and park partially on the street. You'll probably need to get people to move their vehicles to back into your lot.

With mostly seasonal campers and a reported long waiting list(?), they don't see the need to spend money making improvements or doing preventative maintenance. There's no cable connection and satellite can be a challenge given the trees. Wireless is limited to the office so you'll need to bring your laptop and sit on the park bench outside the office to get WiFi service. The electrical service is 25 Amps when most newer trailers have 50 Amp breakers, so you need to be careful not to overload the service. It's in bad shape, with direct buried cables that are over 30 years old, so it's common to have lots with no power as reported by others.

There's 2 pools, but only one is heated, and they're only open for the July long weekend. The cleanliness of the washrooms is passable, with the facilities in rough shape.

We only go because of the location and the fact we have friends there. If you're from out of province and looking for more than an overnight stay, there's a lot of better campgrounds elsewhere...

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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15  Thank TansRFading
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Stayed here many times in the past but we feel now there is very little security and for a family campground. Where has the quiet time gone. Terrible with the loud music and believe it or not karaoke. Still going on very very loudly at 0220 hours. Children awake and upset along with the parents....not impressed even a little bit.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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20  Thank barb l
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

What a bad experience we had at this place. Overcrowded, noisy, small lots, no control at all, parties untill 03:00 am. Lots of kids with no supervision. The owners don't care about their clients. Just the money. The road are so narrow, they should be one-way but the owners wouldn't enforce it anyway The don't have the slightiest idea of what is quality/control. They just want your money. That place is a free-for-all. You can have loud music, scream all night nobody will stop you. Lots of party poeple, drunk like hell, Bad enough to make you think to sell your trailer !!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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15  Thank PatDianne
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

I've never seen such a crowded "camp" ground. If you enjoy feeling like stacked cordwood, by all means spend some time here. I've never seen a more crowded spot. The 3 pools are nice enough, but it was just too crowded. I'd hate to see it on a long weekend. Did I mention that it was crowded?

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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14  Thank ItstheClarkes
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

I wanted to make a reservation at this campsite but was told NO TENTS ALLOWED. They would not even give us a trailor site to put a tent on. What kind of campground is this? Never heard of such a thing. As in one other comment, The word NO is used too often.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
9  Thank Nancy S
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Address: Exit 198 TCH | P.O. Box. 4852, Penobsquis, Sussex, New Brunswick E4E 5L9, Canada
Region: Canada > New Brunswick > Sussex
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Ranked #4 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Sussex
Number of rooms: 250
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Pine Cone Camping Hotel Sussex

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