Rockwood Park Campground

Rockwood Park Campground

142 Lake Dr S, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 5S2 Canada
Traveller (37)
View from Room (2)
In the main park, itself.
Family and Play Areas (1)

View prices for your travel dates

Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Did you already book this hotel?

About

3.5
#1 of 1 campsite in Saint John
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Property amenities
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
51Reviews1Q+A12Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 8
  • 20
  • 13
  • 8
  • 2
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Detailed Reviews
JoAnn G wrote a review Jun 2024
Brockville, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Convenient stopover. Close if you have to take Ferry. 40 mins from St. Martin’s sea caves and Bay of Fundy park. Bathrooms and showers are clean. Staff greeted you with a smile, very helpful and knowledgeable when we inquired on where to go to eat and site-see.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Have your own drinking water as water is not drinkable. Water coolers supplied but not plugged...
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Neil B wrote a review Sep 2023
Auckland, New Zealand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Rockwood Park is an expansive park right on the edge of Saint John. The campground is just one small part. The big park is really good, the campground is pretty average. Full hookup with good restrooms but the sites are just in something like a gravel car park.

No traffic noise at all. Very peaceful.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Rainin wrote a review Jul 2012
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Rockwood Park is a city park with a beautiful little lake for swimming, they also have horseback riding. We stayed here is a motorhome for two nights and really enjoyed St. Johns. The campground also had a concert in the open with two delightful gentlemen playing the electric piano and guitar. We really enjoyed our time here. It is a lovely place.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Travelling Andy wrote a review Jun 2024
Harvey, Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon arrival – the campground looks amazing! The wife checked us in and I scoped out the initial surroundings – it was pretty perfect looking!
After checking in - there is zero signage pointing you towards your site – it was an old school map reading that got us there. We were camped in 188 (full hookups) – if you can go without sewer, I would camp at the sites across from 188. Better view of the city as well. 188 did have a small shelter at the back of it which was nice as we used to shelter from the rain with a propane fireplace – it was for your own use, although they did store the lawn mower there so we only had half available for our use.
Middle of the campground is as others described – it’s a crushed rock parking lot with full hook-ups.
As much as I enjoyed camping in Saint John – I wouldn’t make this campground a return spot. I understand we are camping in the first week of June but if you are open…act like you are open as this was my first experience at your campground. That being said, the campground looked dead – campers were either seasonal, there for a night on their way to somewhere else or they lived there. It wasn’t like most campground where you walked around and folks were out having a campfire – everyone was inside.
Staff were excellent! Maybe this is a great campground in July & August but I’ll never go back!
Read more
Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Train station is close by but we personally enjoyed it
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Eastern M wrote a review Oct 2023
Nova Scotia, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Horrible. Walmart parking lot would be better. No room between campers for even a picnic table. Our slide out almost touched the neighbor one. We could hear them in their room! No fire pits. Truly miserable place to stay. Keep driving or you’ll regret it.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sally b wrote a review Jul 2023
Florida
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We made the mistake of canceling Saint Martin’s century farmCampground , thinking there wasn’t enough to do there & switched to Rockwood campground. The campground is full hook up but a dirt parking lot no privacy, very little grass. Unfortunately, the town is a sleepy town that needs a rehaul. I would never stop by or go to this area. The only thing nice was seeing the reverse falls & the Irving Park Nature Trails. Lily’s restaurant was nice… down by the entrance too.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Go to St Martins Century Farms Campground & just did a day trip here.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
aaronmhuotari wrote a review Oct 2015
Bangor, Maine
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were staying at another campground just a little ways out of town but we wanted to try this place for one night to see if it might be suitable for a week long stay next summer. We had read some reviews that the city noise and adjacent train tracks were loud and we wanted to see for ourselves.

When we tried to make reservations two months before arrival the older gentleman my wife spoke to acted like we were crazy for wanting to make reservations. He asked several times to confirm we were planning to stay in September then said again, it's not busy in September and we do not need to make reservations. When we arrived, the first thing this guy (sounded like the same one from the phone) asked us is if we had a reservation. Then he said he only had a water and electric site and I told him I really wanted a full hook-up. He said that the full sites were reserved but they had a dump station and acted as if I was totally unreasonable for wanting a full hook-up. He sent us up with two site numbers and said that the first one is a full hook-up that was checking out. If they were gone, we could have it. If not, we would have to take the partial service site.

We went up and, of course the full hook-up was full. We set up in the middle of the yard in a full gravel lot. On the way out, I stopped by and told him that we had taken the 2nd site and told him that it would have been much easier if he had let us make reservations two months ago when we called. He told me they don't take reservations, everything is first-come, first-served. As if I wasn't smart enough to remember him asking us if we had reservations when we first pulled up.

It turns out that later that night and the next morning the first site he sent us to still had the same family set up on it. At the same time, there were at least 4 or 5 full hook-up sites empty. I don't know if he didn't like the way we looked or was just being obtuse because he was holding all the cards, but I hope that we never meet this guy again.

There were some beautiful sites with gorgeous views of the city up the hill to the right. The city noise was not a problem for us. If you aren't staying in the middle of the gravel yard, it is a decently nice campground.

The real nice thing is that there are numerous trails all around Rockwood Park and you can walk on them right from the campground. We would have like to have more time to explore these. We did get to walk the trail that follows the shoreline of teh small lake at the entrance to the park.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The sites up the hill to the right have beautiful views of the city.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
nprvl wrote a review Jun 2013
Campton Hills, Illinois
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived in Saint John not knowing for sure where we would be staying. We had tried for weeks before to secure a confirmed reservation at Rockwood Park Campground and no one ever answered the phone. Left us wondering if it had opened for the season yet. With the campground being inside city limits it seemed like a convenient location that would be close to everything.

Well the park itself is large and very pretty. The campground, no so much. When we arrived there was someone on duty at the gate and we asked if we could go take a look at the sites. Not a single tent camper to be found and only a handful of RV's. The tent camping sites and access roads were poorly maintained, unattractive, provided little cover, and didn't even have a decent view of the park. We didn't bother to get out an take a look at the restroom/shower facilities.

Rockwood just gave us a real bad vibe despite our earlier optimism about the city location and we decided to bail while we were ahead and stay somewhere else despite knowing we were in for a much longer drive.

Every other campground on this road trip communicated with us and we had prepaid reservations at every other location. This night was the one unconfirmed night of our entire trip and the inability to communicate with the campground probably goes a long way to explain why Rockwood had almost no customers.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sharon-Stephen wrote a review May 2013
Washington
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We camped here in late May and there were only about 10 sites that were occupied. I would say it is a 3+. The best part about it was the location - close to Saint John for a day trip (although not really much to see in the town really) - and right in Rockwood Park which is a very nice park for walking and biking. Facilities were clean. It is pretty much a gravel parking lot but again, the location is the best part. Be warned though - they generally do not open until after the Canadian Victory Weekend in late May and there are not a lot of other camping options around Saint John.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2013Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
krollc1 wrote a review Aug 2015
Gainesville, Florida
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 3 nights here on a pull-through site which was like a parking lot. Sites are assigned when you arrive and some of the back in sites are absolutely gorgeous with great views of the city or with good shade. The biking around the very large nature park is terrific and the grounds are well maintained. There are many bike/hike/walking trails and the park is very family oriented. The park is not far from the city center. Bathrooms were clean but could be updated. I thought it was a good value to camp here too. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Back in sites on the edges of the park can be very pretty.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dianna S asked a question Sep 2015
Fredericton, Canada
Do they have cabin at Rockwood Park
JoAnn G wrote a tip Jun 2024
Brockville, Canada23 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have your own drinking water as water is not drinkable. Water coolers supplied but not plugged in for freshness."
Read full review
Travelling Andy wrote a tip Jun 2024
Harvey, Canada264 contributions517 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Train station is close by but we personally enjoyed it"
Read full review
Sally b wrote a tip Jul 2023
Florida193 contributions69 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go to St Martins Century Farms Campground & just did a day trip here. "
Read full review
Stephanie W wrote a tip Sep 2018
Woodstock, Canada90 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"#159 had a beautiful over hanging tree, close to the shower/bathroom, but will only take a small RV"
Read full review
Garth M wrote a tip Jul 2018
Oakville, Canada349 contributions153 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Depends on the services you require, dumping station proided"
Read full review
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Saint John area.
LOCATION
CanadaNew BrunswickSaint John
NUMBER OF ROOMS
192
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Rockwood Park Campground - UPDATED 2024 Reviews & Photos

Frequently Asked Questions about Rockwood Park Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Rockwood Park Campground?
Nearby attractions include Breakout Saint John (3.5 km), New Brunswick Museum (2.2 km), and Saint John City Market (2.0 km).
What are some restaurants close to Rockwood Park Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vegolution, East Coast Bistro, and Splash Thai Cuisine.
Are pets allowed at Rockwood Park Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Rockwood Park Campground?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Carleton Martello Tower (4.7 km), Loyalist House (1.9 km), and St. Luke's Anglican Church (2.6 km).
All Saint John HotelsSaint John Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Saint JohnHotels near Rockwood Park Campground
Things to DoRestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars