There are 7 sites with w/e/s and 12 sites with w/e and the rest are excellent tent sites. There is one cabin and a second being restored. A small game room as well as a playground for small children is available. The campground is well groomed and well kept. There is fishing and canoeing/kayaking on the Ashuelot River. It is a very quiet campground and well managed. There is a lot to see and do nearby, from theater to stock car racing. Nearby is the city of Keene and Keene State College, lots of stores and eateries. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very Happy. This campground is very quiet. No activities this time of year but rec hall with some games and jungle gym for kids. Really, better campground for singles and those w/out kids. Nice, big spaces. Full hookup sites are a little smaller. 1 bath house was clean. Very friendly owners who help where needed. Nice and close to local cities w/beautiful site seeing spots. Check out Pumpkin Festival this time of year. pumkinfestival.org Close to fairgrounds which bus you into the festival. Festival was awesome. Food was incredible and very inexpensive. Gotta see this during the day and at night. Loved the campground and the quietness. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A simple campground, no frills, just your quiet, beautiful campground. If you are looking for activities to fill your children's day this probably isn't the place. They have a small playground and arcade but no organized activities. This is the type of campground we are drawn to, no golf carts flying around, small and very friendly staff. I would not hesitate to go back to this little gem! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stargate: Memorial Day weekend, our third voyage since we brought the girl home. Ashuelot River Campground in Southwestern New Hampshire. Year, 2007, the 24-28 day of May. The best of times was having a rental car (thank you, thank you) so we could get off the campground to see all of the beautiful things Southern New Hampshire and Southern VT has to offer. (We stayed near Keene, NH). The worst of times: put your seat belts on and get ready for the trek of your life. The campground from ___. On arrival we were escorted to a claimed 70 site campground (actually only held about 25 sites). We were the lucky recipient of site number 70 which was 100 feet from the office, 80 feet from the owner’s residence, and 3 feet from the men’s room/dump station. The escort was very interesting, as I think the owner just wanted to check us out. When we finally arrived at site 70 (the voyage was long and hard), we ask the owner if another site was available (we reserved at least 1 – 1 ½ months ago) as we had two dogs (told them on the phone at reservation time) and thought there would be too much commotion 3 feet from the men’s room. Needless to say, we became the welcoming wagon for everyone who stayed at this campground from ___. Which by the way, everyone else who stayed has a similar story to tell. During our set up, the owners watched our every move, considering we were in their backyard. As the other guests arrived, the owners escorted them to their sites (helping everyone who didn’t want help). They proceeded to patrol the campground (about 20 sites full, 5 vacant) two, maybe three times a day. Security at its best? We asked if there was another site in which they said no (of course). We continued to set up, got the ‘GO Pens’ out, dogs settled in. The wife of the owner must have come home from work (Thursday night) when she approached us and said that the dogs need to be leashed at all times, including in their pens. I said WHAT (?), and decided to do nothing but yes ma’am, yes sir them. We decided that we needed to find a way to make the best of the situation when the bugs from ___ came out. Bad, really bad, mutant mosquitoes, immune to everything (we have bug bites on top of bug bites). Funny how all the bugs were gone once we drove off the campground. The campground claims to be on a river (which it is), however; the banks were all overgrown, the water was full of bugs and debris, had a single path access and a 4-8 foot drop to the water. No swimming, which wasn’t mentioned on the phone. We were worried to even have the dogs go in it. By the way, we don’t want campgrounds with a lot of amenities, but at least be true to your advertising, which also pictured a beautiful, charming covered bridge and crystal clean river. Three feet from the men’s/ladies room (of course we had the men’s room side). We heard every defecation, every fart, and even more then I care to tell you. In addition, the septic smelled horrid at times. Imagine trying to restrain yourself from saying God bless you when a guy sneezed from the men’s room? And you would think that the least they could do is cut the grass before the holiday weekend. Can you believe this place? I over heard the owners talking here and there with other visitors and shook my head saying this is not going to last, they are not going to make it. And the rec room (nice and huge), but all they had was scant motion detector lighting. What a great way to stay in shape (had to keep moving around to keep the lights on), which didn’t even allow you to see the huge bug that was about to bite you not to mention being able to play a game. Their camp store had 3-4 varieties of candies (and lots of it), and that’s it! Nothing else. How smart are they! To think that we actually had to pay prime $ to camp in someone’s back yard. No TV reception at all either. Not like we could stay outside to enjoy the fire or anything (mutant bugs!) Speaking of fire. For 4-6 pieces of kindling firewood they charged $4. We brought our own (because we could, as allowed), but had this terrible feeling that they thought we were stealing it from the pile behind the men’s room! When we pulled out, the owner stopped us, and thanked us for cleaning up the site so well (and after the dogs) on our departure. All I can say is: Thank you for the rental car and “Murder She Wrote” series DVD and a great sense of humor. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The camper sites are wooded, but can be navigated with care. We had no trouble bringing in the 25' Outback and we are novices. Owners are friendly and accommodating; lake is beautiful in the fall and photographic opportunities abound. There are boat rentals and fishing, and swimming in the summer. Many sites have full hookups. The bathrooms with showers are at the camp store area, are clean and there is plenty of hot water. Our wooded site had full hookups, so nobody needed to use the outhouses that are sprinkled through the camping areas. They have stone fireplace rings at each site, and the camp permit dictates that fires be no more than knee height and be out before leaving them. It is a forested area, so care is required. We had a wonderful time. Site was rustic, clean and well supplied. Owners have created an excellent wooded camping experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were looking for a weekend get away that was not too far to travel for us and a relative. We found Swanzey Lake Camping area thru an internet search. I could not find to many reviews but the web site looked OK and the lake area was inviting. We arrived on Thursday afternoon and the first impression of the campground was poor. The entrance to the campground had boat trailers parked all over the place, a disabled vehicle next to an old shed. The first appearance was a campground that was not kept up. After checking in we were given directions to our site. The roads in the campground were very narrow and rough, other campers had a difficult time navigation the turns. When we found our site we got out of the vehicle too look around. The site was a spot in the woods that had been filled with sandy fill and each time it rained our site (along with others turned to brown mud and the fill started to wash away. Trying to keep the sand out of the RV was a constant chore. The quiet hours were from 10:00 to about 8:00 am but they were not really enforced. This campground was mostly seasonals. As we walked around the campground we could often smell sewage, we could not determine where the smell was coming from. The web site states that they have a rec hall with games and a pool table, all there was is a porch with some games and a pool table that was in a tight area so it was difficult to use it. The only thing that was nice and kept up at this campground was the lake area. We camped here in a Motorhome.