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Papoose Pond Resort & Campground, Waterford, Maine

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $95.00
Overall Rating:

I went here as a child nearly 50 years ago, and then took my kids 20 years ago. We stayed this time as we had a nearby event to attend. This is an old fashioned campground, which can be a plus and also a minus. We found that much of the public space and equipment is very dated and need of attention. The bathrooms really need to be re-done. They were clean, but there is only so much you can do with bleach. Playgrounds and mini-golf both are neglected. Much of the equipment needs to be replaced. For such a large campground, they don't really have enough space to accommodate all guests at the pond beaches and/or pool. The pool is very small and is divided into 3 sections, so it is impossible to swim laps. The rental equipment (boats etc) are in really poor condition and are way overdue to be replaced. The campground itself is laid out on either side of a busy road. It requires you to be crossing frequently if you want to participate in activities. There are no cross walks nor warning lights to slow traffic. There is a good deal of heavy truck traffic. This combined with many children on bikes is unnerving. The sites are very large and trees and bushes have been left between them giving some decent privacy. It was a little dicey maneuvering our 38' Fifth wheel around. Many of the old pines are tipped in at the top, which is tough for a big rig. We usually require 50 amp service, but they only offer 30. Luckily we didn't need to run the A/C except for one night. We shut everything else down in the camper. WiFi is only available by the store, and it is horribly slow and insufficient. Coupled with poor cell phone reception because of the mountains, it made staying in touch difficult. I think with a decent amount of reinvestment and modernization this could really be a great destination. We camped at Papoose Pond Resort & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
HB38
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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