Date of Stay: October, 2015
We came here for the Columbus weekend to close out our camping season. Friends of ours recommended Branch Brook and met us here. We arrived in a driving rainstorm. The interior roads are dirt and in need of "maintenance". Our site was under water for the most part and there were tree stumps everywhere. I had to work to squeeze our 38' trailer in around them. The site was large and private. The area is awesome with lots of attractions. The price was certainly reasonable. This is a large campground with a lot of open space and I can see why the seasonals like it. It would definitely grow on you if you were a regular. There is so much upside, however, it is a bit rundown and it appears the ownership is not too interested. As a matter of fact, when we got there, we just went to our site and didn't check in 'til the next day (we got there mid-afternoon). Nobody seemed too concerned about collecting our money. Overall, it was a good weekend, the weather cleared, we got out and about, and the campground was actually quite pretty outside the obvious cry for updating. We would return if there weren't so many better options (at this time) in the general area. If someone took a real interest in this place, it could really shine.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
This is my new favorite park. The location in the White Mountains is beautiful. It has some really nice hiking trails adjacent to the campground. The proximity to area attractions is great. It has plenty of space in the front of the park for folks to shoot hoops or play volleyball, horseshoes, a ball field, a playground and mini-golf. The seasonals are friendly and informative. One of them gave me directions to a trail that lead to a huge beaver dam. I went there at dusk and got some good pix of the locals. The rules some people complain about are part of what makes this a good destination for me. It's quiet time at 10:00 PM. Period. 10 years ago that might have been a problem. Now,it's a good thing. If you're a late night party animal, best to camp elsewhere. There appears to be a good amount of organized activities, however we were there for a long weekend and didn't get too involved with it. No problem, this is a place where you can do as much or as little as you want and have an enjoyable stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. Just a beautiful, clean and well maintained campground. My only regret is I didn't see a bear. Maybe next time. We will be back for sure.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
If you're looking for a peaceful, quiet place to get away, you'd have trouble finding something more peaceful and out of the way than this beautiful park. Centrally located in Vt., you can get to other attractions without too much of a drive. Stowe, Texas Falls and Montpelier are worth a trip, all less than an hour away. The park is clean, spacious, and the owners are friendly and helpful. Although there is a recreation room, volley ball net, basketball hoop, and small playground, I don't think this is a destination if you have a young family. There isn't a lot to do (one of the reasons I like it so much). We came here a week or so past peak color, but it was still beautiful. This is our 3rd trip and we will definitely be back again.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
Nice campground, not far from home. Quiet time was early in my opinion and strictly enforced. Lots of mosquitoes, not sure they spray. My site, 111, was huge and close enough to everything, but not too close. Loved it. The trash bins are located clear to the front of the park, so it was a bit of a walk. I think they should provide more centrally located bins in the campground as well, but when I mentioned this, I was told they didn't want to have animals in the park. Seems to me the trash was on everyone's site anyway. I did see an employee picking up trash on occasion, but there didn't seem to be any set schedule for this, so if you wanted to not have trash on your site overnight, you needed to take it to the bins. Overall it was a decent campground and I will return.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
This is a large, clean park with many things to do. It was expensive, easily the most I ever paid, but I knew that going in. I agree with the "corporate feel" post below, but it didn't have any affect on my stay. The security was non-existent, campers policed themselves and for my 5 nights, I didn't experience any problems. My family was there to see the surrounding area, so we didn't stay in the resort the whole time. Perhaps the price would be justified if we did. We did enjoy the park with the free shows and bike path and fishing pond and pools when we were there. I give the park an 8 because I felt the additional $8 per kid per night was excessive.