We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
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 5 days ago
Kenneth B
via mobile
Would i visit again???

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
Read all 36 reviews
All photos (3)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good16%
  • Average19%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“nice site”(2 reviews)
“taps”(4 reviews)
Smeatons Lakes 616 Great North Road, Newark-on-Trent NG23 6ED, England
+44 1636 605088
Reviews (36)
Filter reviews
36 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsrelaxing weekendnice sitetapscampingtoiletsnewarksitestrent
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Kenneth B
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

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

Thank TeaPark
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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank scott f
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful site with lovely views across the lakes. We stayed for 2 nights and couldn't fault it. We would definitely stay again when in the area.

Thank Joanna W
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Newark-on-Trent
Kelham House Country Manor Hotel
353 reviews
2.01 km away
Millgate House Hotel
217 reviews
2.05 km away
Premier Inn Newark Hotel
607 reviews
2.15 km away
Best Western Deincourt Hotel
398 reviews
2.51 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 232 restaurants in Newark-on-Trent
Kelham Hall
109 reviews
1.60 km away
499 reviews
1.81 km away
247 reviews
1.84 km away
Greek Steakhouse
264 reviews
1.76 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 71 attractions in Newark-on-Trent
Kelham Hall & Country Park
336 reviews
1.53 km away
Newark Castle
520 reviews
1.76 km away
National Civil War Centre Newark Museum
374 reviews
2.05 km away
St Mary Magdalene Church
72 reviews
1.95 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
25 April 2017|
Response from Joanna W | Reviewed this property |
you would need to contact the site direct as we only stayed for 3 nights