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Bill bark

Great camping it’s a pity they don’t look after the fishing side l feel a lot more visitors would... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Toilets and showers old and tired,but plenty of hot water,the woman who served me in shop/reception... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
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Smeatons Lakes 616 Great North Road, Newark-on-Trent NG23 6ED, England
+44 1636 605088
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

The facilities have now been updated and are very nice clean and warm. Good location for SMC Newark and Brownhills if you are picking up a Motorhome. The downside was the electric you get a card with £3 on it. It was Feb and cold...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Susiesukes
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Great camping it’s a pity they don’t look after the fishing side l feel a lot more visitors would go ponds are terably neglected a fishing bailiff may be the answer only saying to help

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is the fourth time we have visited this site. Very friendly and helpful staff, great flat hard standing pitches with plenty of grass to the sides for an awning. Water taps all over so you don't have to walk far to fill your water...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank rmakison
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Possibly the worst caravan site we have ever been too. Dilapidated, tired, and swearing clientele. Hard standing pitches are a good size but are narrow; we had a right job getting our van reversed on to our pitch – not helped by awkwardly parked anglers’...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Toilets and showers old and tired,but plenty of hot water,the woman who served me in shop/reception was a complete nutcase, hadn't a clue what she was doing, (turns out she owns it) asked a bloke empting bins if i could put rubbish in the trailer...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TripperTony
Reviewed 6 May 2018

My wife and I are recently retired and we have just spent a rather large chunk of cash on a touring caravan. we are both keen anglers. So we have been looking for a site with fishing. Smeatons lakes seemed like just the spot for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank davebrown641
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We have just returned from staying here for a few days. The location is good and it is only a thirty minute walk from Newark itself but the site is run down and not well maintained I'm afraid. Caravans that are clearly long term pitches...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank HappyMotorhomer
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Nice site, cheap enough and lovely views. Plenty of strange people sitting around watching their rods ( I don't do fishing lol ) Nice pitches and lovely feel to the place. Toilets could do with a freshen up, but they are ok, just. Electric is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank NeilG1927
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Just returned from a lovely camping/ fishing weekend at Smeatons, although nice weather is always a bonus. Campsite is spacious and nice surroundings, amenities are a little tired and only a very basic shop. Fishing was poor although carp are currently spawning, only really 2...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank RovingCamper
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Just arrived back home from a fab relaxing weekend at smeatons lake, what a pleasure it was spending time with my 9 year old son camping and fishing, from first arriving till coming home was so relaxed, the owners were so nice and helpful would...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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26 April 2017|
Response from Joanna W | Reviewed this property |
you would need to contact the site direct as we only stayed for 3 nights