The Fitzgerald's Pond Park, outside of Dunville, Newfoundland and Labrador, is a great place to visit. First of all, being on route 100, it is on the way to and from the East Coast Ferry at Argentia. It is near some interesting tourist attractions not the least of which is the Town of Placentia with one of the most diverse histories in the province. Since the early sixteenth century it has been visited by Basque, Spanish, Portuguese, French, English, Irish and Americans, some of who established themselves for long periods. That created some exciting times. Places to feel this history include Castle Hill National Historic Site and.the O'Reilly House Museum or the Archeological digs that have been ongoing for years and produced some interesting evidence.
This park is near the former U.S. Military base at Argentia (18 Km) and also in easy reach of the historic Atlantic Charter site at Ship Harbour that resulted from a secret meeting between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. In another direction, out the Cape Shore, there is a world renown bird sanctuary at Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve. There is much to do and visit within reasonable distance from Fitzgerald's Pond Park.
Within the camp itself there are accommodations for campers and RVs and day visitors are welcome as well. The camp offers Dumping Station, Comfort Station, Salmon Rivers, Dock, Hiking Trails, Swimming Area, Fishing, Playground. It is open May 24 to September 6. Camp sites are serviced, unserviced and semi-serviced.
For more information go to the park's website:
For history of the area: www.placentiahistory.ca