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Pine Cone Campground, near Penobsquis, New Brunswick

Pine Cone Campground, near Penobsquis, New Brunswick

A Stop on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour

By Jim Fulton

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I spent four days at Pine Cone Campground, near Penobsquis, New Brunswick, having been delayed in Maine, waiting for a replacement part for my trailer. The trip to New Brunsick was bright and sunny, the campground a bustling community, packed in with backed in trailers, and absolutely no cell phone, internet or wifi. This was merely a waystop as I headed east to Newfoundland, no fossils to be found, just a native beauty.

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Id Flights_GFT_2018_0612
Title Pine Cone Campground, near Penobsquis, New Brunswick
Subtitle A Stop on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour
Keywords Penobsquis, New Brunswick, Pine Cone Campground
Author Jim Fulton
Author's URL https://fenixnest/Phoenix/
Copyright 2017
Status Development Began: 2018/2/19
Last Revised 2018-09-05

Penobsquis, New Brunswick

Arrived 2018/6/15
Day of Tour 325
Nights Stayed 4
Departed 2018/6/19
Map miles from last stop 229
Mileage on arrival 38,598
Actual miles from last stop 744
Accumulated miles for trip 20,081

I spent four days at Pine Cone Campground, near Penobsquis, New Brunswick, having been delayed in Maine, waiting for a replacement part for my trailer. This was merely a waystop as I headed east to Newfoundland, no fossils to be found, just a native beauty.

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The Journey to Penobsquis

The trip to New Brunsick was bright and sunny, a continuation of ever-present forest that I entered in Vermont.

Map of Journey to Pine Cone Campground

Pine Cone Campground
Route of Journey to Penobsquis, New Brunswick, from Bangor, Maine

Pine Cone Campground

The Pine Cone Campground, where I stayed, was crowded. RVs of all sorts and sizes were packed in, backed in, all over the place. The lanes were narrow and lined with parked cars and trucks. The corners were tight, and had young trees planted just where a trailer would want to go. The sites themselves were narrow. I probably could have backed in. I had a lots of help and advice from friendly residents. It would have take at least half a nerve-wracking hour. However, my next-door neighbor offered to do it for me, saying he’d driven an 18-wheeler for years. I took him up on it, and he backed in with aplomb.

Once in, I discovered I was in another communications black hole, the worst I’ve encountered on this trip: no cellular service at all, no phone, no hot spot, no internet, no wifi. It turns out to have been a good thing that I was held up in Maine. Fortunately, some of my work doesn’t require the internet, but it’s the boring, clerical stuff.

Despite the difficulty of getting into a site, and the cellular black hole, this is a popular park. This is THE place for weekend and holiday campers. People set up their RV, build a deck and other amenities, and just leave it there year-round, visiting whenever they get the chance. I doubt anyone ever winters here. The kids have a ball. And there are a lot of kids, playing and laughing and screaming and bicycling and just having a great old time.

Of course, since most of the campers are weekenders, they and all their cars were gone when I left on Tuesday. So getting out was a lot easier than getting in.

My rating of the campground reflects my personal experience, and is significantly lower than the averages published by the ratings services I consult. That's to be expected of popular parks. Long-termers and frequent weekenders will rate the park frequently and high for its congenial community and life-style. Short-termers and transients like me will be aghast at the difficulty of navigating and parking, and perhaps the utter absence of wifi; they will not return.

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Address 2788 Route 114
Penobsquis NB E4G 2Y8
Canada
Home Page https://pineconecamping.com/
Phone ‭(506) 433-4389‬
Associations
  • none
Rate (net US$) $35.50
Features
Amenities
Sewer Fire-Ring
Picnic Table   Paved Patio
  Pull-through Back-in
  Paved Gravel
 
Site Type
Lane Surface
Site Surface
  Paved Gravel   Grass    
  50 30   20
Playground Swimming   Golf
  Tennis   Waterfront   Other
Power
Play Areas
 
Reviews (as of 2018/8/16)
Reviewer
 
Rating Out of
(Highest: Best - 1: Worst)
RV Park Reviews 8.2 Good 10
Good Sam 8.5 10
KOA n/a 5
Tripadvisor 3 5
Phoenix 4 10
Attractiveness 5 10
Tree Cover 9 10: Dense - 1: Treeless
Site Size 3 10
Ease of Access 3 10
WiFiPhoenix 1 10
Pros
  • Extremely popular
  • Lots to do
Cons
  • Packed in too tight
  • Difficult to navigate
  • NO cellular service or wife

Onward

My next stop after leaving Penobsquis was Prince Edward Island, on the way to Nova Scotia.

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