Staff is very friendly. Stayed in an open grassy site in a fifth wheel. Shaded sites are available as are some beside the river. Several covered ramadas. The site was compacted, grass, and fairly level. The laundry room was adequate, but at $2.50 each for washer and dryer, cost was high. Bath house was clean, but there is a fee to run the shower. WiFi reception was sporadic and seemed to be a carrier issue and due to severe storms. Nice play fields and a small playground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very clean, relaxing, quiet campground. Not a lot of activities, but that is what makes this a relaxing place. The owner is friendly and goes out of his way to help. While we were there he came by to let us know of a threatening thunderstorm that was headed towards the campground. He went to every single campsite to let them know. The bathrooms were spotless every single time I went in them. The showers are pay, but used the shower in my trailer, so I cannot say how they work. Power is reliable, and water has good pressure. The sites share a power pole/water/cable between 2 sites, so if you choose the wrong side, you better have an extension cord and a long water hose (the river sites that are odd numbered would be the correct side for your hookups). I will be going back during foliage season to check out the colors. Great campground to get away from it all. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We come to this campground at least once a year with RVing Women group. We have always been welcomed. The owners are wonderful and very accommodating. The sites are large. Some surround wooden, covered structures so if it is raining you can still have group meals or games etc. It has well manicured grounds. I cannot think of anything to complain about really. We had an emergency with one of our members and the owner was there in minutes. I cannot say enough good things about this campground! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground was recommended to me by my brother last summer and I have been back several times since. We love the family friendly, laid back, quiet atmosphere. The sites are large and grassy, the river is small, but perfect for my 4 and 10 year old to play in and tube down. They also enjoy catching frogs in the pond and river. I did hear about the July 4th incident mentioned here last year. It is because of this, that the owners are now very cautious on holiday weekends. Large bonfires are dangerous and are prohibited, as well as fireworks. Like any other campsite, quiet hours are enforced, but I haven't heard of anyone being reprimanded for late-night fires unless they were unruly and disturbing other campers. This is a family owned campground. The owners are very friendly and accommodating, we have never felt "spied on" here. The owner's son often gives wagon rides for the kids and plays movies in the rec hall. This is by no means a "resort" type campground which makes it even more ideal for relaxing without the headache of crowds. There is only one set of restrooms with 2 showers in each, but I've found most campers have RV's with amenities, so there is never a problem with waiting for a stall or shower. Overall a great campground and definitely our favorite. We camped here in a Tent.
Little far off the road, and not really bigrig friendly coming off of I-84, but great access off I-395. Bring supplies, as this park is not close to shopping areas, but blissfully out in the pretty country side. Site 41, of which we loved as it is like a park all by itself is next to the "ribbet pond" and is full of love lorn bullfrogs who like to perform their symphony at night. "River" is really a little babbling brook, which is pretty to look at, but don't expect to use your kayak or canoe. Nice for kids to play in, and a nice back drop to the park, but not a river. Odd placement of our site as to backwards connections on the same side as the "patio" area, but if you have extentions, it will work. Noise from highway 198 was not noticeable at night, though used by various trucks during the day. Laundry room, though a bit expensive at 2.50 a load, had dryer time that allowed you to actually dry your clothes, rather than dryer begging to be fed more quarters while your clothes are still soggy. Bathrooms and showers, though dated, are very clean, though quarter fed showers are something that are more annoying than anything and something I dont' use. Over all, really nice place to stay and not expensive at New England prices. Will be back when return to the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The place is very clean and pretty and has a great view of the river. Our group has been going there for the 4th of July for the last 7 years. The biggest problem is the owners, especially their son. We usually have over a 100 people and tell them up front that we want one fire and some of us don't go to bed. They always say that is fine, take our money, and then give us a hard time if we are up past 11. This past weekend, they accused us of having a too high fire and instead of pouring water on it, the owner came in and threw a chair, said "Fire's out!" and doused the fire, covering 3 of us with the stuff from the extinguisher. This was totally uncalled for and the owner jumped the gun. In 2007, the same thing happened with the owner getting mad and screaming at us for some fireworks and then having to come back and apologize when he realized it wasn't us. Our group camps every Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day and we have no problem at our other sites. In summary, pretty campsite, be wary of the owners and the son if you are not toeing the line. We camped here in a Tent.
We recently held a rally here, the owners were fantastic, so friendly and accommodating. I chose this campground site unseen based of several recommendations and didn't regret my decision once. The campground was very clean, quiet and the staff was very helpful. I highly recommend this gem of a campground. We'll be going back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground with a very nice staff and clean facilities. Not a lot of frills but they don't advertise a lot either. The river runs along the campground and is great for a short kayak trip. Enjoyed the campground very much. We will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We liked Charlie Brown BECAUSE it was quiet. The kids we saw did just fine with casting a line in the bordering stream and pond and just running around being kids. For those that need a "yogi bear" type experience, this is definitely not the place! Very nicely maintained grounds, we were at the end of the stream-side sites (43?) and somewhat secluded from the rest of the CG. Just wonderful. On the downside, you can hear some noise from a fairly busy road and the showers are pay. Plus I can't help adding a small gripe about the cost: but this is New England where almost every CG is $40 and up. Owners were super helpful and nice. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Charlie Brown Campground has built a new pavilion (in 2007) specifically for entertainment and this Labor Day holiday weekend we had plenty to do. We camp with several families with assorted age children and our motorhomes spoked around one of their 3 pavilions, which lend great atmosphere for the gang to potluck. In case of inclement weather, we've got a great place to hang around the fire as well. The staff are extremely accommodating and friendly and they take great care of their guests. On the service side, they will pump out the motorhomes for an extremely reasonable fee. If pool or river swimming is a requirement for you, this isn't the place you want to go. But consider this - how many campground offices have you walked into and had the owner offer you a freshly baked chocolate cookie while you are standing in line? Our group keeps going back year after year and for very good reason. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small Campground. Quiet. Too quiet though. No pool, small river you can walk in but water level is too low to swim. No sewer but dump station on site. Disappointed that for a July weekend there was not one single activity. Clean campground but the lack of ANY entertainment or a pool will keep me away from returning. Perfect park for a retiree or childless. Good size sites. Stay along the river if you stay. Nice view. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not really a bad place. We were here for a rally and stayed off to the side in a large grass back-in site. It had a grey water only sewer drain. There is not a lot of much in this area of CT, so $35 is high for a place like this. Putnam CC is within an hour and a fairly nice course. Other than that I can't see us coming back here for any reason. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here in a fairly large group (7 families) for the Fourth of July, and the campground was completely full! The seasonal folks were extremely friendly! Some in our group had riverside sites and they did a great job keeping our group as close together as possible. Wish there was a bit more grass in the shady sites and that the electrical was more stable. We consistently had brown-outs and lost power several times. All in all, the group decided we would stay here again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here at the end of their season. There were only a few other people camping while we were here but all the other sites were filled with empty seasonal campers which was a little strange to us. It was a nice place and the owners were nice. The kids enjoyed the playground. The stream was nice to see from our site. Could be a little crowded when the campground is full of people. The sites are gravel. The bathrooms desperately need to be updated. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a small, good, quiet campground. A lot of sites are directly on the Natchaug River. Our site was not on the river, but right next to the main road. Traffic wasn't bad, but I don't know if it is busier in the summer months -- we were only about 20 feet from the road. At a minimum, request a site that is NOT next to the main road. Bathrooms are older, but were clean. Sites are large with plenty of room. Good access to the river for everyone. Owners were VERY nice. Store is very limited, but has basics. This is a good campground for a quiet weekend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great campground. We stayed there for three weekends. They kids had a great time. The family bingo was good fun in the pavillion. We are going back for a week and three weekends this spring. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We enjoyed the beauty of the Natchaug River-great fishing and tubing. No planned activities. Play and game equipment. Wonderful owners-did anything to make your stay pleasant. No rec hall. We camped here in a Motorhome.