Description: This was an excellent campground and we loved staying here. We had a great site right on a hill overlooking the lake. It was centrally located to everything we wanted to see and also is the closest park to the ferry that takes you to Newfoundland. It is located on a 40 acre site overlooking the beautiful Bras d'Or lake, Nova Scotia's largest lake. The park has large pull throughs, fully serviced sites, all with 30/50 amp service and most with awesome views.
Amenities: FHU 50/30amp, They have a playground for the kids, horseshoes, shuffleboard, firepits, ice, full laundromat and a unique activity center housed in the Big Barn. The center has a large rec hall suitable for groups and caravans, a games room, private whirlpools, kitchenette and an exercise room. Also FREE wifi which worked pretty well. They also have a RV wash in the campground.
Directions: They are located at exit 18 (George's River) 105 Trans Canada Hwy, Little Bras d'Or Cape Brenton
Web Site: http://www.armofgoldcamp.com/home.html
Rate: prices include tax
31.95 Tenting site
36.95 Full service 30 amp
44.95 Full service 50 amp
64.95 Camping Cabin
Date of Stay: August 9th, 2012 (2 weeks)
Sites: FHU with 50 or 30 amps ~ The sites are all grassy but solid & level ~ pull troughs & back in sites are available.
Weather During Stay: We had a lot of great weather while staying here... most beautiful days and very few rainy ones.
Elevation/Landscape: Grassy with few trees... level area right on the beautiful Bras d'Or lake
Lighting/Noise: Noise was minimal to none and the lighting was excellent... nothing that bothered us or our sleep.
Hiking/Walking/Biking: The park has a beautiful walking trail that gives a panoramic view of the Bras d'or lake. The trail has several rest areas where one can enjoy the tranquility of the abundant scenery or watch the eagles fishing.
Things to See & Do: One of the most authentic experiences for a visitor is to attend a ceilidh (pronounced "kay-lee"). These casual musical get-togethers take place in town halls, pubs and barns across the island on any given night and are open to all. There's even Ceilidh Trail - a route along Cape Breton's scenic west coast from the Canso Causeway to the Cabot Trail. Also is the Cabot Trail, The Fortress of Louisbourg, the Miners Museum, Whale Watching, the Amoeba Sailboat, Alexander Gram Bells Museum and much more...
Rating: (9.5) We loved this park and highly recommend it....