Nice campground for an excellent Passport America price (for 30 amp service). Full hookups, including cable and free Wi-Fi, were good. Restrooms were very clean. Park staff very friendly and helpful. Grounds were well tended. Small store in the campground had lots of choices. If the roads and sites were paved, it would deserve a 10 rating. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our 3rd stay at Ames Brook Campground. Great "smaller" campground - smaller in # of sites, not size of them. There are about 80 sites in the campground, some in full sun and others in shade. Except for 3 sites, all sites are full hook up (the 3 are W/E for tents or pop-ups). Some sites offer 30 amps and other have 50. Facilities are spotless and camp staff always seemed attending to general maintenance. While we were there they were clearing tree limbs and brush to make sure roadways and driver visability were unimpeded. Bathrooms and showers were clean, laundry room offers 4 washers and 4 dryers. Store/office has just about anything you'd need if you forgot something, from food, to RV supplies to campfire needs and even toys for the kiddies or gifts and souvenirs. Everyone here was friendly, from owners to workers to campers. We really like the quiet of the campground. Daily rates are $37-$43 depending on the site. They accept Good Sam or Passport discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Secluded privacy with large sites. Some are very long back-ins. Plenty of room for slides. Most have woods between sites. Gravel roads were good. Extra fee for 50 amp. ATT cell signal non-existant. Verizon signal worked. Up fee for 50 amp=$2/night. Fee is with Good Sam discount. Free Cable TV which is decent and Free Wi-Fi. Pool and playground. Laundry 24/7 with decent rates. I liked the posting of the time the machines take so I could leave and return. Veterinary information posted in laundry for emergency. Not too busy when we were here so lots of peace and quiet. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean campground with nice, level sites that are graveled. We stayed Memorial Day weekend and it poured rain, but the site didn't get muddy. We had the creek behind our site which our boys enjoyed. Cable TV and decent internet helped with the rainy weekend. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall a great campground in a central New Hampshire location! Amenities include a playground and pool for kids, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi. Many sites are big rig compatible. Some back ins are very long, perhaps 100 feet. The camp warns that low lying sites are prone to flash floods. Interior roads are gravel and only in fair condition. Sites are sand and gravel and well spaced from each other. ATT phones and data get no signal but Verizon worked well. Small up charge ($2) for 50 amp. They offer Good Sam and Passport America discounts. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We chose this park because they are Good Sam and Passport America - however, we came in on a holiday week, so no discounts. They did however, have stay 6 nights get 7th free. Also, Wi-Fi has a daily charge unless you stay a week or longer. We were a bit concerned as we drove in as there's a sign saying 10'9" bridge ahead (small sign below say 5 miles, ABC is only .5 miles in so no worry). Office is in store / general building. Very friendly and helpful staff - described what was where in campground (bathroom, showers, activity hall, game room, trash, etc.). Store has basic supplies and groceries - prices on par with other campground stores. Access roads are dirt and after a strong downpour, became mud rivers. Owner and work staff do a great job in campground improvements. Our site was a back in, but they also have a few pull-throughs. Site was on a hill, but ABC has terraced them so you are level. Some sites are only 30 amp while newer area, across brook and in woods have 50. Full hookups, 25+ TV channels. There are some sites right along the brook which are suitable for tents and pop ups - bigger rigs would do better to head up the hill into the wooded sites. All sites have picnic table and fire ring (dug in to the ground so you can't move it about). Swimming pool is on smaller size and old (tiles missing along edges) but kept clean. Several play areas for kids, swings, slides, single hoop basketball. Also volleyball net and horseshoe pits. Because it was a holiday week (July 4), they had some type of activity daily, but I get the impression it's usually just weekends. 82 sites, less than 1/2 are seasonal. Owners are strict in terms of quantity and quality of decorations and extras to those sites. Made me as a transient feel more comfortable not looking at everyone's kitsch. Although small in number of sites, it's a good distance between office and back lots so golf carts are used by a few seasonal folks (need to show proof of insurance). This is a great place to stay if you want to explore the area (Squam Lake 10 minutes, NHMS or White Mountains 1 hr). Very quiet and restful. We will stay here again if our travels bring us through this area again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Loved this quaint little campground. Lovely office staff whose helpful attitude and friendly demeanor was immediately inviting and appreciated. Nice easy drive off I-93 and easy to pull into their check in area. Checking in was quick and efficient in the office/store. Store was well stocked and prices of the merchandise was all very fair. The dirt and gravel roads were a little bit rough as we wound through the park, up the hill and onto our site -- but we just took it slow and it was completely manageable. The grounds are well kept and maintained. The brook, Ames Brook, that flows through the heart of the park makes for pretty scenery and nice ambiance. Out site was big and level and very well graveled. It did rain during our stay and our rig didn't sink at all and our site was not at all soggy or muddy - nice! On site picnic tables and in ground fire rings were provided at each site. We had a good cable selection too. Water pressure and 50 amp power were good too. We took our dogs for a walk on the nature trail, which followed the brook and then shot us back out through a big, grassy meadow. Our dogs loved it and we loved it too. Staff looked like they were working hard on various improvements... Always nice to see a park continuously improving... They were using some heavy machinery but did the noise never bothered us at all. One drawback was the serious lack of cell phone signal, we have AT&T for our phones and Verizon for our broadband internet card. Our AT&T phones got NO signal, I could get text messages in and out from one spot. And our Verizon internet was very, very slow due to very weak signal (about 1 bar). Close to lots of area recreation as well as conveniences. Gas station off the same exit, Wal-Mart is North on I-93 2 exits. The little town of Ashland is very cute with some neat little stores and restaurants to check out too. Overall, a great little park in a pretty part of NH. We would come back and stay here again. We used our Camp Club USA discount for 50% off the nightly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We choose this campground for the semi closeness to the Loudon Speedway. The grounds and sites were clean and easy to get into. The pool was good. The wireless connection was not very good and since there was a charge was our only disappointment. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good Verizon Voice & Data. Cable TV included, Wi-Fi extra unless staying 7 days or more. Easy access to Freeway. 1/2 price for PA except weekends. Lots of permanent rigs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Came back to Amesbrook for a stay, and we must admit that the seasonals seemed to be much more friendly this year. What a great group of people. The sites and bathrooms were extremely clean, and the campground owners were of great help to us. There were fun activities for the children. (We had gone to another campground where they had several "hey" rides and it was quite annoying. All the kids drove me nuts.) This is a much more relaxed campground where we could have great family time together around the fire. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The roads are bumpy and unpaved. The game room is outdated with games that do not work. The store is over priced. There are very few activities for kids if any at all depending on what weekend you go. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The restrooms and showers here are very nice and well-maintained. There is a $2 daily fee for WiFi, which is discounted for monthly guests. The WiFi was fast with a strong connection. The sites are very wide with room for a tent or shelter as well as a tow vehicle and RV. Cable TV connection is very good. The only down side has to do with the unpaved interior roads which are quite hilly, rutted, and bumpy. This is not an RV resort but it is a quiet, rustic campground in the woods with mainy seasonal guests who take pride in their sites with gardens and various types of shelters. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed overnight. Mostly a park for seasonals. Quiet and wooded. Staff was friendly. Wi-Fi is $2.00 a night extra, extra person charge is $10.00 a night, plus $2.00 for 50 amp service. It was OK but we probably would not stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a clean well kept park with large private wooded sites. Yes it is a long walk to the main restrooms from out back, but that is what we like! The owners are very nice and helpful. Do they ride around on golf carts? Yes!! They check on their campers and many times they will help a rookie set up their rig or assist in minor repairs.I would recommend this campground to any one who likes to camp. If you want luxury go to a hotel. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had a wide, long pull-through, but many sites were short and narrow. Interior roads were among the worst we have seen in 30 months of full-timing. They offer GS discount only if you ask for it: no GS signs at all. TV is not cable, but satellite with only some 25 stations. Walk from our site to office/laundry/pool/rest rooms would have been long, so long that they placed porta-potties throughout the CG. Directions we were given had us pulling into our site in the wrong direction. There was a car for sale partially blocking the CG entrance. I do not understand at all the two earlier glowing reviews. We will not be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just got back from spending the weekend here, would not recommend. All the owner does is drive around in his golf cart looking for you to do something wrong it, he does not give you a good feeling. The sites are very small, I mean they are deep but very narrow. Quiet hours and fires are strictly enforced. Not much for the kids to do they have some old games in a game room but not for little kids,store does not have much for sale unless you want to buy their apparel. Other than that there is not much in there. Pay the extra or go the extra mile and stay somewhere nice where you will feel wanted. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 4 / 10 ]
The park is not very good, the roads were still a mess, the pool had way too many people in in. The lady who checked us in was very rude to us. The only guy who was nice to us is the one the drives around in the golf cart doing all the work. Stay away from this place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I love this campground. Our family has been to a few, and this is by far the best one yet. The people are friendly, the bathrooms are so clean, great shaded sites and lots to choose from the roads are 5mpr and easy to drive on. My kids are 5 and 7 and there is plenty for them to do games, movies, and ice cream socials and for the adults water aerobics and the horse shoe tournament are so much fun. As a family who loves to camp we would recommend this campground to everyone who wants a nice quiet relaxing vacation. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the nicest campground we have ever been to. It is very clean and the owners are the nicest people. They are always there to help you. If you need propane, you can get it there. The only thing you would ever have to leave for is major groceries. They have alot for the kids to do so they enjoy their stay. We have been to alot of campgrounds and this one rates ten times better than any other campground. We love it there. All our friends go there now, and say the same. Great for all kinds of campers.Highly recommended. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent an extended visit to this park because of a death in the family. The park was very flexible with our stay and helped us leave the rig there. The roads into the spots are terrible. We really needed 4WD to get to the spot. WE had to pay for WIFI. I'm not sure we would stay in this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice clean park, very friendly, had activities for the children. We want to go back soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Location of campground is close to the interstate and the town of Ashland. Within reasonable driving distance to many atractions. Overall, staff is friendly, although not very helpful. Pool is on the small side. There is only one bathhouse, in the main office building, at the entrance. A little pricey as their rate is for 2 people. We camped over a weekend and extended our stay into mid week, after receiving ok at the office. On the day that we were origianlly due to check out, I went to the office to offer to pay for the additional nights - but they do not take personal checks. Later that day, the owner came by our campsite at dinner time demanding payment for the additional stay - with a $55K rig at the campsite, did he really think I was going to stiff him $61? During the week, there are many opened sites, but the owner would not allow us to have a late check out, even if we were to clear out of our site.
He would not let my 12 year old daughter swim in the pool past check out time. As the park was not at all full nor was there anyone else in the pool, we thought such strict adherance to the check out time was quite unfriendly and uncalled for. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice, well maintained campground. Owners seem like nice people and they work round the clock updating and cleaning the campground. Sites were well sized, clean, etc. The campground is close to just about anything you would want to do in New Hampshire. Any criticism would be on the charges for camp activities and deposits required for using rec room equipment. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is more than a mile up an unpaved, overgrown and unkempt dirt road. We called to check available site and gave the our dimensions and were told to come. We were not told that the one spot available for a 36', triple slide would be two campsites side by side. Next morning when attempting to leave, we were boxed in by overgrown trees which a fellow camper was kind enough to cut enough limps to get me out. Backing out was not possible. My souvenir is many new scratches on my motorhome. On the other hand the owners were friendly and they have installed new cabins if that is your thing. Not for big rigs! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was better when it was family owned, now that it is corporate there are fewer activities and less maintenance. Security only patrolled our area after we called to complain about the loud music that had been playing for hours. There are too many cabins and rental trailers here which changes the camping experience. Our site was large and wooded which was nice, we were not in the main part of the part. Still seems good for little kids, but the bears are not out as much as they use to be, they did not come site to site as in the past. Activity times were not planned well as they had the main event during dinner. With a little TLC this could be a nice park again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The only thing I can say about this park is expensive. Everything you do costs money. Plenty of activities for the kids, but not without costing you moola. Other than that, great place for kids. We camped here in a Tent.
[ 6 / 10 ]
We camped here for 2 nights. I will say we were "lucky" in the fact that we got a nice site up on the hill that was large, shaded, fit our 40' rig nicely and most importantly, away from all the chaos and commotion. The other sites were all down in the main area where there was little shade and hoards of people all over the place. This park is nice if you have kids and want there to be lots of other kids and lots of activities. Quiet would not be a word to describe this park. It was overwhelming at times with the amount of people walking around. While nice to see people having a good time, driving around the park was scary and a bit nerve racking. The water park and pool area are an obvious hit with kids. The river swimming area and beach were nice. We had a good time swimming there. I would warn everyone to not swim across the river to the popular rope swing (not owned by the campground), as there is serious potential for injury. Yes it happened to someone in our party. Overall the amenities were good. We did not try or check out the bathrooms due to the constant lines. They had a nicely stocked store and all sites had fire rings. They also had site trash pick up twice a day which is always nice. We would like to see 50 amp sites available. For the price we paid, not necessarily worth it but we still managed to have a good time. Just be ready for lots of people. The campground does a decent job with crowd control though. Yogi Bear & friends were ultra cute visiting the sites. The location was convenient and close to lots of area recreation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Busy on the weekend which made the pool and activities very crowded. Much better after Sunday check out time. Loved the daily trash pick up service. Bathroom stalls are very small. There is a beach area on the river which is nice. But here's a hint: rent a rowboat or Kayak and row up river about 40 minutes to a large sandbar where you can swim and relax without anyone around! We took our dog in the boat, and he LOVED being off leash to run and swim. Overall, a very nice park with wonderful staff and people. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Check in was very fast and easy. We were escorted to our site. Site sizes were a touch on the small side. Campground offered tons of family activities! We only left the campground to sightsee a little. Campground was clean and the staff was very friendly. Garbage pick up at your site every day was a great feature. Wished the pools stayed open a little later than 7 p.m. We will certainly be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I will start with the disclaimer that we stayed from Sunday through Thursday the week before the 4th of July. The campground was 75% empty during our stay, so it was quiet. Not sure it would be, if the campground was full. All the sites near us were empty. So we had plenty of privacy and quiet. The sites were very small and would have been crowded if all full. That being said: our 4 kids, 7 and under had a blast! The water park was outstanding. There were activities scheduled all day including relay races, arts and crafts, lunch and hayrides with Yogi, Booboo, and Cindi, pots and pan glow stick parade, candy bar bingo etc. The staff was friendly and helpful. The park was clean. We (the parents) had fun as well. The park is about 20 minutes to Weirs Beach. It was a very good experience and we would certainly return. However, I heard from other campers and staff members that during busy weekends, it turns into a party campsite and the activities for children become overcrowded. So, we will plan our next trip during an off week. We were also given a site up in the woods. It was a bit of a walk to the pool and big playground. When we go back, we will ask for a site closer to the pool and playground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There were numerous activities for the kids to do. BUT: our site was grass covered and very small and my idea of camping is not staring at my neighbor's sewer pipe all weekend long. The fire pits are old truck rims and the staff gave us many reminders to keep all firewood and flames inside of the rim. They drove by on their golf cart constantly which was very annoying! Much too cramped for my style. I can get more of a camp feel in my own backyard. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My family was very disappointed in this campground. Campsites were terrible, no shade or trees on them at all. You might as well just go put your camper in a parking lot. They were crammed together, so you could always tell what your neighbor was up to. There was pretty much only pool swimming, the beach area was a tiny opening in a river basically. There was a water playground, which was pretty cool, especially for younger children. You had be to be over 18 (or maybe 16?) to go into the jacuzzi (which also costed money to run the jets). Overall, I wouldn't recommend this campground, unless you are not picky in the slightest, and you also have kids. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice clean park and great for our 6 year old. Yogi and the gang are big win. The kids pool gave hours of fun, as did the mini-golf and pedal cars (tip - opt for the $10 all weekend pass for both). Lots of activities. We were there during motorcycle weekend and it was quieter than expected. Staff is great and very helpful, including bringing you to your site and helping you back in. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fun park for kids. Lots for them to do. Great park and pool and fun activities. We have been twice and both times stayed in the Safari area. Sites are small. No trees. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were very upset with this campground. Not very family friendly a ton of swearing and drinking going on all weekend. Very loud with no privacy and no shade. We have three children under ten and I was embarrased by what they saw and heard. Do you really need beer at the playground? It was a bunch of grown men and a few women acting like they were at a keg party. All starting at about 10:30 in the morning and ending whenever they passed out. The staff never did anything about it. I will never go back here again and will never recommend it to anyone. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Ok first of all camping here during the summer isn't a good idea i have been going here since i was 5 and now I am 16. This campground has gone through a lot of changes with the changing of owners and such but it has held up well the best time to camp here is Columbus day weekend. The place is a lot less crowded and the drinkers that are drunk at 10 in the morning are gone. What's left is usually the families going to the fairs such as the sandwich fair. This place is close to my heart so I gave it a good rating and it is in the fall up in the top sites near the opening. I must say the staff is fun and the arcade,mini golf,playground, store, hay rides, movie and family dance nights, and the hard core games of candy bar bingo are my absolute favorite. So don't go during the summer and it will be alright. Just don't take my site :). Teenager Approved. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A little too commercialized and crowed for my taste. But the kids enjoy coming here so we do it for them. I guess that is all that matters. Staff is nice and the facilities are kept up. The activities are fine. I prefer a more quiet campground myself. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed at this campground 3 weekends in a row we liked it so much. Our kids ages 7, 6 and 2 had a blast! The playground is great for all ages. It was very clean always raking and collecting the trash. The buildings were in good shape. Lots of activities for the whole family. The pools were heated and our kids loved the water play area. The staff were friendly. We already booked for next year! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When we arrived, it looked like we had just arrived in the parking lot of a Jimmy Buffett Concert. If there are rules at this campground regarding number of occupants on a site, well, they were not enforced. The noise was just b-a-d all night long every night. We took a walk around this "campground" just to see if maybe we were missing something. It seemed to have received good reviews from other people and we wanted to see if we were missing something. We decided we weren't. The "beach" is relatively non-existent. It's at least a 30 degree slope that is maybe 20 yards wide (and that's being generous), so don't go here for the beach. We didn't partake in the waterpark, even though we had 4 children with us, the weather didn't cooperate. It did look like the kids would have fun with it. We had a site (48, I think) that had an apple tree that kept nailing us with apples all weekend. Sound funny? It's not when you're sitting by the campfire. Take the tree down! Bathrooms *were* clean, however the stalls were incredibly small! So much so that you had to straddle the john in order to close the door! Not comfortable. I just would not come back to this campground! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
We go to this campground ever year for the past 8 year. There are a lot of activities for kids of all ages. Two pools and last year they even has an adult swim time which was great. No kids for ones. The lake needs to be fixed the slope to go into the water is too deep you could just roll into the water... The sites are a bit small and they are always busy. The best time to go is during the week if you want quite,, We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
After camping here for many years, we made a quick stopover and stayed in a cabin. The stay was very enjoyable and the cabin worked out great. We enjoyed the pool and water park as well as the river. We participated in some of the activities that they offered. They offer a full day of activities everyday so there is plenty to do and children should never be bored. We also were able to rent a canoe and take a nice little trip down the river. The campground itself has about half the sites out in the open field area and the rest along the edges or up front in the woods away from the action. Our cabin was in the front area so we had to walk down to the pools, river and other activities but that worked out fine. It would have been better with a set of stairs rather than climbing the hill but all in all we had a good time. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
This campground is great for the kids. The pool is very nice and the kids pool was excellent. We had site 46 & 47. The sites are very wide but there are no trees in most of the campground. It was like camping in a big field. You are back to back with other sites and they really pack the campers in. The bathrooms was not very clean at all and the stalls were extremely small, like my knees hit the stall door. When we called we were told that they couldn't guarantee that we would be close to our friends. We ended up right next to each other which was great. We also requested a full hook up site and when we got there we ended up with a W/E site. So we had to dump at the end of our stay which was ok except for the fact that the location of the dump station was on the exit road to the campground and it was only one lane wide. So when you pulled up to dump other people exiting the campground had a hard time getting around you. Not a good design at all. Not sure if we will return to this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground was ok. Seems to be on the "getting kind of run down" side. The staff was not very interested in helping it seemed. They can't give you a site number when making reservations; we had a site along the rivers edge that had poison ivy on it. I went to the store to ask about getting another site and was not able to. They seemed to not be interested in my concerns. Most of the sites are in an open style field with other campers crammed in one on top of another. There is a nice pool area that has two pools, one is older, the other is nice for the kids and a hot tub. They do offer crafts and movies in the evenings which was fun for the kids, as well as the hay rides for everyone. Overall, it was just too highly priced for what you are actually getting. It worked, but we were disappointed with this campground and will go back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a good campground for family camping. Lots of activities for the kids to do all day and evening. They have a full size pool plus a kids play pool, arcades, camp store, food stands, play area and equipment, sandy beach area at the river with boat rentals. The kids really have fun at this campground. The camp director is wonderful with both the adults and the children. They even do hayrides with sometimes Yogi and Cindy bear. The site areas are a little bit on the small side but are mostly level with each having a fire ring. Price is a bit on the high side, but overall, this is a really well done camping experience here that we will put on the list for places to return to from year to year. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This camp is defently made for kids. We have been camping there for years now. There are planned activities all day. They have theamed weekends. High staff rate, which is nice if you need something. Prices are a bit high but most of the activities are no cost there are just a few cost activites, but they are very resonable. If you are looking for quite I would tell you NOT to go on the weekend, they tend to be a very busy place. I would deffently reccomend this place to everyone; they have everything needed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent a weekend at Yogi's and our family had a great time. It was peaceful and relaxing. There were plenty of activities for the children. We staying in a rustic cabin and had to bring our own blankets, etc. The staff was helpful and friendly. We would definitely go back again. We camped here in a .