Date of Stay: August, 2007
This is an excellent little state campground located in Pachaug State Forest. Most of the sites are large and spread out. However, it is primitive; no hookups, no dump station, very limited cell phone service, outhouses only. There is a water station provided, but nothing you could hook a hose to for refilling an RV water tank. The pond has a nice beach and swimming area, the water is very clean and clear. It is also a great place for fishing, and there are numerous trails in the area that provide unlimited hiking. We stayed here for 8 nights, having to drive out once to refill the water tank at a gas station and dump the tanks at another state campground. The road is a little rough getting in and out, but navigable with a 33 foot motorhome. It can be tough to get a camping site here since it is rather small and reservations are not taken. The low price tends to attract younger crowds also, many of whom are looking for a cheap place to throw a party. The Rangers do a pretty good job of keeping the noise down though, and actually removed a large crowd from a neighboring campsite in the middle of the night during our stay. Overall our stay here was pleasant and we will probably stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
This is a state campground with no hookups. It has two separate camping areas about a mile apart. We stayed at the Wolf's Den area for 3 nights, which has large sites, both very grassy and well maintained, with the road and parking areas level and paved. The Mashamoquet camping area is about a mile away, and much more primitive. It would probably not accommodate large campers very well, and seems better suited to tents and maybe small campers. There are seven miles of trails through the park, all very pleasant for hiking, which connect the two camping areas, various rock formations, and also provide access to a swimming pond in the park. (Can also be accessed by road.) All things considered, this is a very quiet and well maintained campground with a friendly staff, and for $11 per night, a very good value. We would gladly stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
This is a small, quiet campground. Very well manicured and grassy, especially the camping sites around the small lake. The nightly rate was very reasonable for a family of five with full hookups. Used the restrooms a few times and they appeared well cared for. The owners were very friendly. Our site was set back from the others and somewhat secluded. (Great for when you have 3 noisy kids.) No campground activities other than trout fishing, a set of swings, and a small beach. Close to Bennington, VT, and a good jumping off point for Appalachian Trail hikes. We enjoyed our stay here and would stay again, if only for the peace and quiet.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
We chose this place because of its cleanliness and layout. There are two ponds, one has a small beach with a swimming area while the other is for fishing. Our site overlooked the fishing pond, from which the kids caught many sunfish and several bass, some very large. (Catch and release required.) The swimming area was also a big hit with the kids, especially when the fish surrounded them. There is a nice fenced playground behind the office, with numerous toys and playground fixtures in place. There is no campground store, but there are gas stations and a supermarket within a few miles, including a Super Walmart about 6 miles away. The owners are very friendly and pride themselves on keeping a clean and quiet campground. Even the seasonals, which have made for some unpleasant stays in other campgrounds, were very friendly and nice to talk to. This is a great place if your looking for peace and quiet. We stayed for 5 nights and never heard any loud noises or rowdy crowds. We would gladly visit this campground again.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
We stayed 4 nights at this campground, but did not really spend much time there. I never stepped into the public restrooms or showers so I cannot comment on them. The few staff people we talked to were friendly. Our site was narrow, (about 20 feet between campers), but it was well kept and completely covered with grass. I did notice that some sites in other areas of the campground were not nearly as nice or level, and we probably would not have been as happy at them. The campground is within a mile of a nice beach, and walking distance to a historic lighthouse and museum. Provincetown and other attractions are not far away. Although the nightly rate is $38, we ended up paying $50 a night since we have 3 kids. Overall I cannot complain about the campground for the short time we were actually in it. We will most likely stay there again on our next trip to the cape. I would recommend taking a quick look at the sites when you arrive and try to pick one out you like if possible.
Date of Stay: June, 2006
This is a nice primitive campground. Most of the sites are fairly large,level and clean. Hiking trails and fishing are very close by. Large open grassy field at campground. The park ranger was very friendly and helpful. There are two sites that have electric hookup reserved for those with medical necessity. Nearest dump station is about 10 miles away at Hopeville Pond State Park. I plan to stay here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2006
This is a nice primitive campground. There is a mixture of large open fields and wooded areas. The sites in the loop that we stayed in were all paved and surrounded by grass. The kids could ride their bikes around the loop without too much worry of traffic. Easy access to dump station at park entrance. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2005
We chose this campground over others in the area based upon the amenities listed and pictured on their web site. Upon arrival though we found the web site did not reflect the actual state of the campground. For example, the advertised RC track and "life size checkers" area is overgrown and apparently abandoned some time ago; The "Hiking" trail is littered with campground junk (lots of it) and partially plowed under for a new road; The Entrance gates are non functional; The ?old fashioned? swimming hole is perhaps a foot deep. Furthermore, the drainage seems poor, with the roads and campsites very muddy even after 2 days of dry weather. On a brighter note, the campground was quiet and the stream was nice for the kids to play in. The one restroom I visited was pretty clean. Campground has great potential but has fallen into a state of dis-repair.
Date of Stay: August, 2004
Campsite was nice. Campground had a lot of activities for the kids. Very, very noisy though. Dogs were constantly barking well into the night during our stay. Many of the seasonal campers nearby also showed a lack of respect for quiet hours. The beach was nice, but covered with a tremendous amount of cigarette butts from end to end. Mixed feelings about the staff. Very friendly behind the desk but others at the gate glared as though you were bothering them.
Date of Stay: June, 2004
Small secluded campground with friendly staff. Very quiet being well away from any major highways or communities. Clean sites and well maintained bathrooms. Gray water drains only, with dump station in middle of campground. Small beach and lake are nice. Will stay there again when the opportunity arises.