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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.

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Super friendly and helpful staff. We needed to switch sites and they came out and helped. All the staffers went out of their way to greet you when they see you out and about. The location is convenient to Mystic right off 95. Even though it rained the entire night and evening our gravel site pad did not become soft and our jacks held. Always a plus when you aren't stuck in the mud. There is a reasonable distance between the sites for a private campground. The kids jumping pillow and play area seemed to be getting quite a workout from the kids and they had many activities for families during the weekend. Hope to go back soon.

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This campground gets a 10 for location. There is direct access to the Canal bike trail and access to the beach! Why else would I come to Cape Cod? We loved walking the canal path at night to watch the ships large and small go by. The downside to the campground is the lack of sewer which is OK but while we were there the bathroom cleaning crew kept moving the time for restroom cleaning so it was unnerving wondering if you walked to the restroom if it would be open. They did not follow the posted times for cleaning and changed them everyday. OK for motorhomes, etc but I did feel sorry for the tent campers. We enjoyed riding our bikes the 6 miles to Bourne and rewarding ourselves with ice cream and or lunch. It was very quiet when we visited and very relaxing. The sites are huge but most are in a field so there is limited privacy. We hope to return next year.

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We stayed at the "100 Acre Woods" section. The sites were large and clean. Despite the fact that Hurricane Irene had just been through the week before and the Adirondacks were hit very hard, the campground was open and no debris was visible. The workers were helpful and it appears that the owners run a very well organized campground. Even though it was Labor Day weekend and the full hook up sites were full, it was very quiet. Since we used the campground as a base camp for sight seeing, we didn't use any of the resort facilities. The staff was very attentive and responded when we wanted our cable connection checked. Would like to visit again and use their facilities and trails. For hikers, a campground trail connects to a trail to Whiteface Mountain. The rate reflects a Good Sam discount.

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The park gets a "10" for waterfront activities! You can bring your boat and keep it at the docks for an extra fee. You can bring kayaks, rowboats, etc and leave them on the beach (no fee). We saw a pair of Loons, ducks, and an American Eagle while staying there. The campground has a lovely grassy lawn with playground equipment leading down to Tupper Lake. Many campers brought their chairs to sit and enjoy the gorgeous lake view. The beach is roped without a lifeguard. There is a floating platform to swim out to and it is deep enough to dive from. Kids were also busy fishing from the campground catching the usual sunnies. Just a great family place to do "camping activities" of fishing, swimming and cooking somemores. About 60% of the campground is seasonal. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. The owners and their family are at the store/office everyday all day and are very attentive to your needs. This is not a "big rig" campground probably 30-32 feet would be the max and no 50 amp service. Call ahead since they only have a few sites available for the 30 footers. Nice family, rustic, waterfront campground with hookups to explore the Adirondack Park. Visit the Wild Center located in the town. We are planning on returning.

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We stayed here to visit family and to visit Montreal. We had reserved a shady site but when we pulled in there were no shady sites available and we parked in a field. The majority of the sites are occupied by seasonals. Fortunately it did not rain since the site had deep ruts in the grass from previous occupants. The Wi-Fi worked great. Our son was able to stream some TV shows onto his laptop. The sites were large and the seasonal campers and staff were very friendly! The power was consistent which we appreciated due to the fact that it was over 90 each day and we ran the AC each day. Surprisingly, they do charge for the showers as my husband found out when he had to do some repairs on the MH and didn't want to muddy up our unit. We will stay again when we come back to visit our family.

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We stayed off season so the rate was lower. Check in was quick and the site was clean. We had great power and a nice view of "Moose pond." The staff was friendly and attentive.

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A previous reviewer stated that this similar to a forest service campground except it has full hookups. I agree. We stayed in Tall Pines Circle and the pines were tall and beautiful old trees were all around. We had a roomy backin site that overlooked the forest. The pull through sites were not as spacious but adequate for 2 slides. Our Verizon cell phone had full coverage, too. This is a quiet park nestled next to I-87 which we couldn't see but could hear. The pool area was new, nicely landscaped and had a great view overlooking a small mountain. They had a game room and movies were offered nightly. If you are looking for a quiet campground near Lake George, this is a great choice. However, if you need resort activities, you should look elsewhere. I downgraded the park from an 8 since our electric cutout 2 times and we were unable to maintain adequate power to run our air conditioner. The staff is incredibly friendly and responsive and did try to boost our power to no avail. We will go back, but not during a heat wave!