Date of Stay: September, 2011
We have been to KOA Boston several times over the past couple of years, with mixed reviews. What a pleasant surprise this week! We took a walk out the the back section of the CG, to find it has been totally revamped! The sites have been cleaned and leveled, with new sodded lawn areas and upgraded utilities. All sites are pull-through with 50A service. What a terrific job was done back there. We cannot wait to stay out in that section for our next visit. This makes a huge difference in the CG, in my opinion. We spent the Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend there and while it was jammed on Sunday, the place completely emptied out on Monday. We are now here with maybe a total of 20 other rigs. Our 50A service was not perfect when the place was jammed, but is fine now that the load on the CG is much less. My view of this CG has turned 180 degrees with the improvements made to the back section. I would suggest that anyone looking for a centrally located CG to many MASS attractions consider this as a potential stop.
Date of Stay: August, 2010
It's all about the views of Lake Ontario at Association Island. There are loads of lake-front sites and every one of them has a gorgeous view. We were facing West in sight L14 and got to see some of the most beautiful sunsets ever! Sights are set up for either pull in or back in, but some of the utility connections aren't friendly for backing in. I was shocked to find the park nearly empty! I'm guessing that weekdays were 25% full and weekends 40%. There are loads of other campgrounds in the area, so I'm sure competition is tough. Sites were gravel and nicely leveled. Restrooms clean. Nice pool, but most days, we were the only people in it! Downsides - No food or snack bar onsite. Sacketts Harbor, the closest town is 15-20min away. Nearest shopping and large grocery store is Watertown, which is 35-40min away. The wind blows steady, most every day. We had one calm day, but the wind is not uncomfortable at all. Mayflies are everywhere, but the wind does keep them at bay. There are millions of them, but they do not land on you or bite at all. There is a small harbor near the office where the prevailing wind drives algae in. the algae gathers there and begins rotting, causing a sewer like smell, that comes and goes. The maintenance staff tries their best to keep up with this by cleaning the shoreline in that area with a backhoe. It really is only an issue for the sites closest to the office. I would stay there again in a minute, but would recommend a site toward the north side of the island, beyond the marina.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
This campground is a true jewel! The only reason I didn't rate it as a 10, is that $95/nt for any campground is too much, IMO. We had site 344 which is right on the ocean, with plenty of room to spread out. Campsites just do not get any better than this! There are a whole row of sites right on the ocean and even the Ocean View sites, which are a row back, are nice, but still pricy at $89/nt. As other reviewers have noted, the lobster man is there every night, steaming up fresh lobsters for dinner. It's a great deal at $40 dinner for two. Acadia NP is a short drive from the CG and the park is not to be missed. Spectacular! We will be back next year, as long as we can manage to secure a similar ocean front site again. GREAT place!
Date of Stay: June, 2010
I have mixed feelings about this CG. It is a beautiful facility, with mature tall pines and a gorgeous lake, but there are some negatives that I find difficult to overcome. They charge extra for EVERYTHING! WiFi, extra car, kids, dog, visitors: with a $50 base, this quickly becomes unreasonable. When a Cg charges for WiFi, I would expect it to perform exceptionally well, but this one does not. It seems to run in fits and starts, with many stalled periods. Not acceptable, especially since cell service was barely usable in the area, so our aircard was useless, too. Water pressure was marginal @ 35psi and we were at the bottom of the hill. It must have been only a trickle up top. Laundry room was clean enough, but the equipment was near the end of life, and several machines were out of order. I doubt we'll be back to this CG, only because the total cost in the end, was not reasonable.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
What a pleasant surprise! After reading the previous reviews about this park, we were really not expecting much. We picked a spot away from the action in the Outpost section. We had no other people within 500ft of us! Warnings about poor electric service were eliminated immediately as all of the electric service in our area were brand new, full 50A service! We had full hookups and were situated right on the edge of a cranberry bog. Everything was clean and well laid out. There were not a lot of coordinated activities which would have made the CG a solid 10. I would not hesitate to stay here again and we will be back in August for sure, and will probably book again for next year.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
This place COULD be a real jewel, because the location cannot be beat. However, the CG is loaded with locals who have made the place more resemble a trailer park, than a campground. They do not take to transients well either, like we're invading their space. We were promised a large waterfront site right on the Cape Cod Canal, only to find a permanently installed "homestead" of a 5'ver between us and the canal. We were also told the site would be over 50' long and my 36' rig was 4ft from the road. The electric was on the wrong side and I had to borrow a 25' extension cord to reach. Luckily, I had over 100' of water hose because the water connection was even further away. Complaints about the site fell on deaf ears at the office. We also had booked a week in May through Reserve America for this CG. When my wife checked on it at the office, they told her there was no such reservation and we should have received an email telling us that nothing was available, shortly after booking. No such email was ever received. Now we are scrambling to find a place to camp for Memorial Day Weekend. Being early in the season, it's hard to judge the amenities at Bourne Scenic. Everything looks nice enough though. This review probably doesn't matter much as there are no vacancies right now, through October! It's too bad, because like I said in the beginning, the locations is fantastic.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
Scusset is easily my favorite CG in the area. We have stayed here many times in the past 2 years and every stay has been terrific. Sites are paved and relatively level. Electric is solid (30A only) and sometimes you need to hunt through the bushes for your water hookup, but the sites are large and VERY well spaced for a state reservation. The restrooms and showers are old, but well maintained and clean. Everything works, but it could use a facelift. There is no sewer, but the dump station is open from 8-noon every day. The two main attractions are the beach and the Cape Cod Canal. Whether you like the beach, fishing, biking walking or running, Scusset is a great option. Reservations are difficult from May through September, so book early.