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Ponderosa Pines Campground Review – New Brunswick, Canada

4325 Route 114
Lower Cape, NB E4H 3P1

Rating: 4.5/5

Ponderosa Pines is a full-service RV park and campground located right next to Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy.

Ponderosa Pines Campground Bay of Fundy New Brunswick Canada

The view from Ponderosa Pines Campground, on the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada

The Good: Location, location, location. If you’re lucky, you can score a site on the Bay of Fundy, like we did in early October. The campground is located 5 minutes from Hopewell Rocks, one the best places to witness the Bay of Fundy tides that rise and fall 50 feet daily.

The Bad: The laundry room isn’t the cleanest, and there’s no swimming pool.

Ponderosa Pines boasts an amazing location on the Bay of Fundy, next to Hopewell Rocks, and a short drive from Fundy National Park. This is the closest RV park to Hopewell Rocks.

hopewell rocks bay of fundy

The tide rises and falls some 50 feet each day at Hopewell Rocks, a few minutes’ drive from Ponderosa Pines Campground on the Bay of Fundy.

There are a number of big-rig friendly sites directly on the bay, each featuring expansive views of the bay and its tides that rise and fall 50 feet each day.

There’s a private fishing pond, canoe rentals, a playground, and walking trails.

The city of Moncton, NB, is just 30 minutes to the north. Although Ponderosa Pines sits a mere 7 miles from Joggins Fossil Cliffs (Nova Scotia) by boat, the cliffs are a 2-hour drive north through Montcon, east around the top of the bay, and south along the coast of Nova Scotia.

The campground’s big-rig friendly sites are organized around an open, flat grassy area – great for throwing a frisbee or walking the dog.

boats at low tide alma new brunswick canada

Fishing boats at low tide on the Bay of Fundy, in Alma, New Brunswick.

Campground Features:

  • There are a number of sites available directly on the Bay of Fundy
  • Big-rig friendly
  • Tent sites
  • Cabin rentals
  • 30 and 50 amp service available
  • Full hookups available
  • Friendly, helpful staff
  • WiFi
  • Walking trails
  • Fishing pond
  • Playground
  • Canoe rentals
  • Washrooms and individual showers
  • 40km from Fundy National Park
  • Laundry facilities (coin operated)
  • Shop includes some RV accessories, groceries, snacks, and frozen treats, along with a lounge area with ping-pong table
  • Good Sam Club member
Fundy National Park

Fundy National Park is just 40km to the southeast of Ponderosa Pines Campground. Early to mid October is peak time for fall colors.

Conclusion: If you’re planning a trip to the Bay of Fundy in your RV or motorhome, Ponderosa Pines Campground should be on your short list of RV parks. It’s a great launching point for visits to Hopewell Rocks Park, Fundy National Park, and the UNESCO-listed Joggins Fossil Cliffs. It’s also a great place to relax and take in the views, go fishing in the private pond, or take an easy hike on the campground’s trails.