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Good location between the river, marsh and ocean. There is practically something for everyone: river beach which is dog friendly, ocean beach with good waves and a marsh for kayaking. The sites vary and some are quite crowded since you are allowed 2 vehicles plus the camping unit. The park allows the extra vehicles to park on the grass between sites so it can get congested. There many boats since the launch ramp is park of the park and many fishermen were launching and retrieving each day. If you kayak on the river, look for seals near the rocks. They were a lovely sight. It is a state park so the sites are still larger than the nearby private campground. The access road has wide shoulders which make it convenient to ride bikes to the nearby town of Salisbury Beach. The bathrooms were cleaned frequently but there are 481 sites with no sewer hookup so at times they did get dirty but the friendly staff was working hard to keep them presentable. The family wants to return next year.

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Great state park, hilly and wooded on the Raquette River Reservoir. We were impressed with the modern shower buildings! There are 2 central shower buildings and the one near loops A and B was almost new. Each shower has its own room with a toilet, sink, bench, and mirror. Loops A and B were full but there wasn't a line for the showers. We stayed in loop B and the sites along the river had filtered river views and you could walk down fish and kayak from the sites. The pads were asphalt and spacious. Read the site description since some pads were steeply angled and others had large trees next to them. Verizon cell coverage and our hotspot worked well but it was 3G so graphic intensive sites didn't load. Beach buildings were dated and the beach was really non-existent, just grass down to the river bank then step down into the river. Good but hilly biking. There are about 10 miles of hiking trails in the park. We saw a deer grazing along the opposite river bank early one morning. We will return.

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A great place to stay to visit DC or for an overnight while traveling through. It is close to 95 and 495. The sites were close together but considering the location, I find it amazing that this bucolic campground is so close to everything. We were not able to level our site but otherwise it was a good site. Verizon worked well as well as the free WIFI from the campground. While we were there overnight, 3 rabbits were hopping all over the place. It was fun to watch and drove our dogs a little crazy. We are planning to return to visit the DC/Baltimore sights but this time just used it as a stopover.

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We are not resort campers but we met some friends for the weekend at Lakewood. Despite the fact that the place is huge, the sites were larger than expected with at least 10 feet beyond your awning to the next site. The hook ups all worked well and were nicely placed. They pick up the garbage each morning at the site. Our cell verizon cell service worked well. The free WIFI from the campground was strong. We could see the ocean waves breaking from the front of our site even though we were not the first row. The water park was fun but still cold. The beach was clean. We enjoyed our fried seafood dinner and burgers from the "truck" parked near the beach. Great place to bring the family. The Sunday morning on site service over looking the ocean was lovely. Our site was already missing most of its grass so we did track a lot of sandy mud in and out of the motorhome. I doubt it will improve as the season progresses.

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Wonderful state park with so much to do! We had a full hook up site which was semi shaded. The electric worked well. Verizon cell service was strong. It was great walking the dogs through the trails to the beach and being able to have them with us all day. We rode our bikes on the bike trail to Murrell's Inlet. It's about 2 miles to the seafood market and 4 miles to the Marshwalk.

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This is an older and dated KOA. The sites are so close that your awning opens over the neighboring site sewer connection. Fortunately, no one was there. The campsites are dirt/grass so it it rains be prepared for mud. Our Verizon service worked well.The best thing about this campground is its proximity to I 95. We wanted an easy on and off and this fit the bill. There are no restaurants, convenience stores at the exit or near the campground. Office staff was friendly and helpful. We would use it again for an overnight.

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We stayed during there opening weekend in the electric loop. Widely spaced sites with good paved pads. The electric service was strong. Yes, the ponies do walk through the sites several times a day and were wonderful to watch. We would have rated the campground higher but the restrooms are dated and filled with sand and the park wasn't busy yet. Can only imagine how dirty they would be in season. Loved bike riding over to the National Park visitors center on the bridge. Beautiful views! Also biked down to the National Park and went on the nature trails. It was well worth the trip. The check-in folks were helpful and friendly. The park was patrolled several times a day by rangers. We want to bring our kayaks when it is warmer since it was very cold and windy while we stayed there. Hope to return next year.

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We were disappointed with our annual trip to Fishermen's Memorial State Park this year. The park is doing some major construction to upgrade and add more full hookup sites for 2015. We were aware of this when we reserved our site. However, when we checked in we were informed that they were having problems with the electric service in Area 1, but the ranger was able to correct it and all should be well. We pulled in and plugged in that is when our problems began. Our surge protector caught on fire. Fortunately, we were able to put it out. By then the entire row had lost power. The staff was very helpful and did find us another site for the night in Area 2 with power. We stayed for a week and row 70-75 did not have the power situation corrected in Area 1 during that time. Since there were other power problems in Area 1, the office was handing out printed information on how to obtain refunds from the state. In addition, we were inundated with ticks. Every night I removed several from our dogs and found some crawling around the RV. When I mentioned this to the office staff, they said the ticks were very bad this year and the staffer had even had a few on her. Normally, we love this campground and the surrounding area but did feel that do to the electrical problems and ticks they deserved a lower score for this year.

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We spent 2 weeks here in 2013. The first during the last week of June and the 2nd during the last week of September. Both trips were great. Scusset is a state park so you will not find all the amenities of some private campgrounds. The sites are large and some are private with shade trees and vegetation, and some out in the open. Our Verizon cell service was excellent. The bathrooms and showers were cleaned at the posted times each day. In season, a trip to the Dune Dog cafe at the beach is fun and they often have fresh fish on the menu. The beach, breakwater and canal bike path were great activities. This trip we walked to the top of Sagamore Hill near the office and fishing pier. The trail had historical markers and markers pointing out trees and plants along the way. It is only about 1 mile round trip and worth the trip. In the fall, we did encounter a skunk in our site around 7pm when we went out to check our dinner on the grill. I guess it liked the smell, too. This is an inexpensive and pleasant base to enjoy the shore.

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We enjoyed staying at Winter Island. It is a great choice if you want to explore Salem and Boston. We had a 30 amp waterfront site which had a lovely view of the harbor. In general, the campground was peaceful but be aware that it has a launch ramp and the boats are launched starting at 5:30 am. Also, the park has many public functions taking place at the pavilion and function hall. On Friday evening, a graduation party took place at the function hall which is at the end of the 30 amp waterfront sites. It was very loud and the party guests did not stay at the hall but walked through, around and into our site and we were parked four campsites away from the party. The campers at the closet site were very unhappy. Fortunately, the hall was only used one evening and the functions on Sat and Sun were lower key and over by 6 pm. It is very easy to bike to the historic sites of Salem. The House of the Seven Gables is only 1.4 miles from the campground. They also have kayaks rentals on site and a lovely small "Waikiki" beach. We enjoyed the lighthouse just off the parking lot and poking around Fort Pickering. One of our fellow campers did have a problem with a skunk that ate all the corn they left out overnight. The 30 amp power was not that strong. (ie: you can't run a microwave and anything else.) The Verizon service worked well. We hope to visit again in the future.

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Absolutely spectacular views of the St. Lawrence Seaway from the waterfront sites. Just about any of the prime waterfront sites are excellent. I would be wary about the non-prime sites because many had standing water and were very muddy. If you like waterfront camping, this place is perfect. The electric power was the best we've had at any campground. Verizon cell phones work well, but do be aware that you will bounce off Canadian cells and might be subject to roaming charges. The garbage was picked up several times a day. You can kayak or fish directly from your waterfront campsite. Several campers brought their power boats and were mooring them at a small sandy bay near loop A. This is a state campground so their are no water or sewer hookups, but the views are worth "roughing" it a wee bit. We watched many birds: sea gulls, loons, cormorants, osprey and ducks. While in the area, you can travel up to Ottawa which is about 90 miles away and worth the trip. There is very little to do in the area surrounding the campground, but for a few days it is certainly worth the visit. We hope to return next year.

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We stayed in the Barnhart Loop on a premium waterfront site and it was perfect. Lovely view of the river plus a tree lined sandy beach. If you kayak or canoe, they can be launched directly from the site. The campground marina can accommodate small john boats up to 35 foot or larger vessels. We enjoyed bike riding on the miles of paved roads. Definitely stop at the Eisenhower lock near the campground entrance and watch one of the ships go through. For a waterfront lunch spot, go to the Massena Country club by car or boat. The park employess were great: helpful and friendly. The grounds crew were constantly mowing or weed wacking keeping the park grounds well maintained. Some of the roads within the park were in need of repaving. A very quiet state park campground in the evening most campers were tucked in by 9pm.

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This is a seasonal campground with a few sites for transients. Nice small campground located in the village of Brasher Falls. You can walk to church and a restaurant. The sites are adequate and the seasonal campers we spoke to were very friendly. The electric was strong without any brownouts. (Yay!) However the water was had a yellow tint (1 point deduction).

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Beautiful park like setting along the Mohawk River. The employees were very friendly and accommodating. Rate was for electric/water group rate. Even though it was a summer weekend, the campground was quiet and peaceful at night. We and other members of our group had difficulty getting enough power to run AC on the 30 amp plugs, but when we switched to the 50amp plug and used a "dogbone," we all had enough to run AC all weekend. As others posted, the mosquitos are ravenous so don't forget the bug spray! Also, the campground roads did kick up a lot of dust when people would drive by. Overall, a great place to camp! We will go back again.

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Overall a lovely state campground with full lookups. We were in Area 1 overlooking a marshy area and a wildlife preserve. In the distance, we could see the Atlantic Ocean with the surf breaking. It was only about 20 to 30 minutes from Newport by car. Since we visited off season, we were able to easily bike ride to local beaches, the Galilee fishing village and the Point Judith Light house. I'm guessing in season biking would be more difficult due to vehicle traffic. We were able to buy lobsters right off the boat from the docks at Galilee. The Campground was nicely maintained, but some of the infrastructure(ie roads) was crumbling, and the bathrooms were pretty basic, and they do charge for showers. Please note that the office does have a sign up saying that the electrical grid will not support RV air conditioners. We will definitely be back again.