Date of Stay:
August, 2009 -
This campground was exactly what we expected, and more. We knew going in that there was no cable TV, no sewer hookups, and no Wi-Fi, so we expected to "rough it" a bit. We didn't expect the historical significance of the park or the fabulous views from the shoreline. The sites were fairly level (unless you were in a tent) and actually spacious enough to pull out the awning (every RV and travel trailer had theirs out). The field would be the best place to stay if you have children, because the paved spots get a lot of traffic from all the boaters (this park is city owned and is multipurpose). The staff was friendly and helpful, and the camp store was spartan-- it did have enough if you forgot something important like a toothbrush. The park is very close to Salem and a couple of trolleys do go through the park. We were recommended by the park to use the red trolley, since it arrived every hour. The playscape is very nice for the kids and the park has its own beach, which is for the public, but might as well be a private beach for the campers, since there are so many other beaches around the towns there that are easier for the public to get to. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
July, 2009 -
This park is mostly seasonal campers with a few spots for rent. Our spot was at the front of the park giving us a somewhat obstructed view of the ocean from our windshield. (Us, fence, street, houses, beach, water: About 80-90 yards depending on tide.) Our location made it really easy to walk to the private beach (associated with the campground). The site was a very level concrete pad with very good access to the utilities. The site also had a round picnic table in the "patio area." Parking for an additional car is available beside the patio area. Sites are compact, but large enough to use slideouts. Use of awnings would be discouraged due to the gusty winds coming off of the ocean. There was noise coming from the street nightly (this is a busy touristy area of the Cape right beside the beach), but it didn't bother us at all. (Our 3 yr old was able to sleep easily at night). The camp store is small, the operators and staff friendly, and a snack bar/dairy bar is in operation there as well. When we checked in we were guided to our site by the staff. Wi-Fi is available, but we were unable to get on because we weren't sure if it was free or charged, and we didn't ask the office for clarification. The signal strength was very good, however, and there seemed to be three separate signals for the park. All in all, the park served our needs. It is located near almost everything in Dennis Port and not far from major roads to get to other areas of the Cape. We camped at Campers Haven in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
July, 2008 -
Excellent service, especially considering it was the 4th of July weekend when we pulled in. The staff was helpful and always available. The camp store on site was well-stocked and had some items that I would normally have had to travel to a RV dealership to buy. The bathrooms were clean (I saw the same one cleaned twice in two days) with plenty of hot water. The garbage bins were full, but it was expected since the entire campground was full as well (if someone left, someone else was pulling in to take their place). Sites looked level (at least many other sites looked more level than my own) and I only noticed that mine wasn't due to my failure to properly level my rig. Other things to consider: Campground is only 10-15 minutes from the beach. Numerous restaurants are nearby. For those with kids a movie theater is within 15 minutes for those inevitable rainy days. We camped at Sweetwater Forest Family Camping Resort in a Motorhome.