42 Parks near Ashford, Connecticut
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Large park with MANY amenities (boat rentals, pet beach, mini golf, endless kid's activities, food bar) and a helpful, friendly staff. Cons: sites are very close and cluttered. There are no tent-specific sites, so you may end up tenting in between large RVs like we did. On the plus side, though, every site has water and electric. Unfortunately, while we were there the bathroom near us had only 2 toilets working (out of 5), and the store ran out of ice. Campers were respectful of the speed limit, but the noise curfew was definitely not enforced. - LMurphy
Apr 2015 - $20.00
We stayed here with a group of 14 families.
The pavilion and the nearby fire pit was perfect for our group events..
Major upgrades are in progress for the rally area.
We would definitely camp here again! - Ed Smith
Aug 2014 - $45.00
I would definitely agree with the other reviews about the bathrooms. They are disgusting We arrived on a Thursday afternoon and they were not clean at all nor were they touched all weekend. The game room was just as dirty. The campground itself is somewhat pleasant but it gets very crowded on the weekends and the transient sites are very close together. They did accommodate us with an empty seasonal site that was a decent size but far away from all amenities. The pool was nice but way overcrowded and the kids did enjoy the fishing pond. Another big negative was on Sunday morning when the water stopped working. I was told this happens on busy weekends. Apparently the well water tank runs low. This made it very difficult to close down the camper and get everyone ready to leave. The campground claims they are the best deal in Ct. but I would rather pay a few dollars more for clean bathrooms and a well system that can keep up. We won't be returning. - Chuck Ct.
Apr 2016 - $45.00
We came opening weekend to take advantage of the trout fishing on the Natchaug river and of course to enjoy camping. One of the reasons why we continue to choose this campground is because of the friendly environment and the enforcement of campground policies. Interior roads had some potholes but nothing to over the top. Our sit hookups were in good working order. Campground is in a flood plain because of the Natchaug river so do expect some sand at most of the sites. We did not try the WiFi but we had a good signal on our Verizon cell phone. Geography at campground is level with open and shaded areas. Most sites, especially the non river sites, have enough space where backing in should not be difficult. Campground is clean and decently maintained. Would certainly return again or recommend this place to anyone. - mdcamping
Apr 2014 - $35.00
This is our yearly return visit to Nickerson Park. They were not able to accommodate us with the site we would have liked but they got us a over sized full hookup site which worked out great. Staff professional and friendly. Geography at campground is level with open and shaded areas. Most sites, especially the non river sites, have enough space where backing in and should not be difficult. One change for this year is the old restroom building in the center of the campground has been replace with a new building. Campground is clean and decently maintained. Owner offers worship service at the rec hall every Sunday. Would certainly return again. - mdcamping
May 2013 - $35.00
Park is secluded with lots of trees. Very peaceful and quiet. Many river sites. The majority of sites are occupied by seasonals but that is generally the case in this part of the country. Roads are dirt/rock as are the sites. With rain it does become muddy and the roads have potholes. Sites are not very level. Sites are large enough and have ample spacing so you do not feel cramped. Wi-Fi is free but is slow most of the time. We really enjoyed the park but they do need to put gravel down on the sites to level them out and fill the potholes on the road. Staff/owner very friendly and helpful. - mcharland
May 2012 - $45.00
Loved this campground. Staff was very nice. The pool was nice. The campground is well kept. - silverspoon
May 2011 - $50.00
We stayed here on memorial day weekend. We were a bit disappointed with the lack of activities for a holiday weekend. My children had a great time with bike decorating and the bike parade but, that was about it. There was a craft activity (bring your own craft), line dancing (about 4 people), and a saturday evening dance (I think the same 4 people there) - That was it! The pool was a bit cloudy and very cold. The temp is understandable but, cleanliness is inexcusable. We stayed in the 70's section. Water and electric services are not located in normal positions. We had to go to Walmart and purchase a 30 amp extension cord to reach. The circuit blew a number of times if running AC and microwave. The beach and lake were OK to look at but, I would not let my kids swim in it, nor did they want to as it was very mucky. Another complaint is that there is only one bathroom at the pool/pavilion area. It also contains a shower. Plan on a long wait if you gotta go. If you do go here, consider the safari field. It looked MUCH better but, community fire pits only. I don't see us returning here. - Grafton MA camper
Aug 2009 - $55.00
Staff was very friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to help us, would stay there again. - ctcamper66
Jun 2014 - $50.00
We stopped here for a couple of nights on our way to Maine. We found this campground a little pricy for what we paid for. We only had an electric/water hook up so the expensive price was without sewer. Our site was on a small hill and took a lot to get it level and didn't achieve a full level. When looking at the map of the sites and you choose your site to reserve you don't realize how unlevel some of the sites are. There were some full hook up sites that looked to be in a field with no shade. The bathrooms were some of the worse bathrooms we have used in all our years of camping. The stalls were small, dirty, and no adjusting your water temperature there was only one temperature. The park did have some nice trails to hike and we found railroad tracks with a tunnel leading underneath the tracks that led to a river. The dump is just like the last reviewer said it's up a large hill that seemed even larger coming down and you're dragging the end of the trailer coming off the hill onto another hill to get out of there. Probably won't return to this park and will find another place to stay if ever come back to this area. - alnal90
Aug 2010 - $37.00
This is a decent CT state park campground. The site was spacious and wooded with pretty good privacy. It had a large stone fire ring and a picnic table. The bathrooms were usable but could use a thorough cleaning and fresh paint. Also, the bathrooms had no soap and the sinks were cold water only. The dump station is positioned on top of a hill behind the dumpsters and the road is sloped AWAY from the dump pit, so make sure to bring some boards to raise the low side. There is a small playground and there are two small pools, one that goes to 7 feet deep and a 3-foot deep kiddie pool. The sign on the fence said “Pool Hours 10-4”, we got in the kiddie pool at 2:30 (the big pool was closed and had a cover on it???) and were informed that the pool would be closing at 3:00. I told him that the sign said 4:00, he said on Sundays it closes at 3:00. ??? The campground is bordered by a river that didn’t look very inviting for swimming or fishing, but there was a nice foot path that followed the river. This campground has great potential. If you walk around the outskirts of the campground, you can see a lot of sites that still have the water spigots, electrical boxes and fire rings(some even have concrete pads)that were never renovated, so the are just sitting there overgrown and unused. My biggest complaints with this campground are #1: Radio noise, all types of music can be heard from other sites from 8 AM until well past midnight. Which leads to #2: Lack of any type of rule enforcement by the staff (a group of high school/college aged kids). Only 6 people per site? Yeah right; the site next to us had 4 tents and an EZ-UP with 8-10 people on it. Quiet hours? Yeah right; it’s a radio free-for-all any time of day. Not sure if we will return. - JJZS
Jun 2010 - $40.00
Had a nice full hookup site. Pool was nice. Check-in was easy. Great for tents also. Close to river. - stanner17
May 2015 - $55.00
Read the previous reviews and can see their point, the bathrooms were terrible. It's a country bumpkin place no doubt. Yet, if you're looking for some quiet time on a lake or quiet country roads the this will do. I'd not tent here but if you are self contained i.e. RV and don't mind using your own facilities then this is a good place.
It's quiet and right on the lake, good place for small kids to catch Sunfish and enjoy the lake, great views of the country and if you cycle then Route 207 is a good route, decent shoulders and challenging hills. Again, if you use your own facilities this is a good place, if you need to use theirs don't come here. - koeka
Jul 2014 - $55.00
The Camp Store is an old dingy cement block building with dilapidated furniture, poor game room, and lacks amenities. The owner charges $20 for gate key which they said would be refunded when I checked out. Also charges extra for cable hook up. Owner refused to return gate fee, after discovering a math error. Owner needs every dollar even though I paid for the site in full when I checked in. The site I stayed was muddy with other nearby sites harboring debris attracting insects. This place is not worth staying. The only good things were the lake and leaving this tired run down place! - shasta63
May 2012 - $65.00
It is a dated campground. Went there with a group for the holiday weekend. This was recommend by one our friends who we camp with, they like the lake. Many trees need trimming, one party in our group had to trim branches before they could get into their site. Payed extra for cable, it was not good. My 30 amp service kept going off when using the AC. The owner said he has been changing out the breakers as they go, how about fixing them before they don't work properly. Many improvements needed. One of the worst places I've stayed at. The only up side was I was with several of my camping families. - radmad
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Beautiful campground right on a quaint river. We were here as the trees were turning colors. Owner was super helpful and friendly. We were the last group of campers for the year, as they close the day after Columbus day each year. We pull a 40' fifth wheel. Some of the sites can't accommodate really large rigs. Our back-in site was quite suitable. - dave398rls
Jul 2011 - $40.00
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! - JBaird
Oct 2008 - $35.00
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. - RFamilyCamping
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Way off the Interstate transiting hilly, curvy and narrow roads. We stayed hooked up in a back in spot in upper field. Nice country setting. Even though quite a ways from interstate we will stay again if in the area. Moose motif is fun for the kids. - KilaH
Aug 2015 - $58.00
Narrow, hilly, curvy road to park. Back-in grassy site was too slanted to allow us to level without taking wheels off the ground. Utility connections were convenient, water pressure was fair, Verizon cell service was good. - jbrucemagon
Jul 2015 - $45.00
We stopped here on our trip north to Maine. It was a wonderful place to stay for an evening after a day of traveling. We were in a grassy field where we were able to pull in level and stay hooked up for the night. The campground had a pool but we were unable to use it due to thunder in the area. They had a miniature golf course on grounds that the kids enjoyed playing. In the area where you check in there was a piano that the kids also enjoyed playing, toys for little kids, books to read, games to play and downstairs was a gameroom with a pool table and various arcade games. The bathrooms were clean. We will stop here again when we travel this way. - alnal90
Sep 2013 - $47.00
One of the nicest parks we have stayed in. Beautiful, clean, family friendly. The only drawback is that most sites have grey water connections only and do not have sewer connections. They do have multiple dump locations and pump out service is available. The park activities include weekend entertainment and bingo. The owners go out of their way to assist customers. We would consider this as a destination park. - essentiallady
Aug 2013 - $49.00
Keep in mind the lack of sewer hook ups here. No hook up at all if you opt for the water front sites on the little creek. The open sites without shade in the middle of the park have grey water dump pits using a water hose (not full sewer hose) to hook up. Not having the hookup at our roomy site on the creek, required me to use their laundry facilities which were expensive at 2.50 a load. I refused to feed the quarter machine in the bath house "pay to shower" facility, so our grey water tank filled up quickly. Dump station was convenient however. The owner is very welcoming and friendly, and we also loved the many hummingbirds in the area. - nautifish
Aug 2012 - $42.00
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. - Scottsdale RVers
Aug 2016 - $22.00
We recently spent 9 nights here while visiting family in the area. There are a number of things that make this place a great campground. First, they honor Passport America any day of the week, which is awesome, because it made our stay incredibly affordable. Second, the folks that work there are really nice. They were friendly, helpful, and obviously interested in making sure their guests were taken care of. Third, the sites were well spaced, heavily treed (which we like) and there was a nice lake on the property.
There are a lot of seasonals throughout the campground, but most sites were well kept. The majority of transient folks seem to only stop for a night or two on their way elsewhere. We basically had our whole area to ourselves for a couple days.
The only minor dings are that there is no sewer service available at the sites. They do have a dump station, but it won't easily fit big rigs like ours. For that they have a weekly honey wagon service. The guy was nice, but there were some equipment problems during the dump, and lets just say, it was kinda gross. The other ding for us is the showers. While they were clean, there was no private area to change outside the shower room. It was just one small shower area. I'm not crazy about changing in front of people or leaving my bag out there or whatever else. It would be great if they improved their shower facilities a bit.
Anyway, these are minor dings. Overall, we were very happy with our experience there and will definitely be back in the future. If you're just looking for a quick place to stop for a night or two on your way through New England, and if you have PA, it is really pretty perfect. - LGRV
Apr 2016 - $34.00
Rustic and friendly. Very helpful management. Close to I-84. Lots are gravel and fairly tight to enter/exit. Lovely lake. Open early and late in season for snowbirds. Will stay again. - pwaygood
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Owner met us next to the office, asked what type of spot and pointed to one, "Will that be OK? Get set up and then we will finish the check in process." Asked for fire wood, brought way more than I was quoted and paid. Excellent service and would come back. - Jack&Wanda
Aug 2016 - $50.00
What a wonderful place. Love the fact that it's the exact opposite of one of those big flat paved parking lot cg's. The winding (and hilly) roads add so much charm. The "alphabet" section we were in (site B) has tiered, level, wide, wooded FHU sites. Everybody and everything here is geared for your pleasure. For once I'm not complaining about having ANY tv. Can't wait for the opportunity to go back. - campiflo
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We have stayed at Odetah twice this camping season. We enjoyed our stay both times. The sites are a good size and the bathrooms are clean. The check in process was fast and organized. The trolley car is convenient, however both times we were here we had difficulty getting a ride. It seems as though children used this as an activity. The activities for the children were appropriate but the staff running the activities didn't engage and organize things well. The live music was great.
The pool is located in a shady area of the campground which has its benefits. The pool could be larger. It was very hot our 2nd visit and the pool was extremely crowded. The splash pad construction is underway so that will help. The lake was nice. We kayaked and swam on our first trip. The 2nd trip the lake was too low but this obviously was out of the campground's control. The bugs were vicious but again out if the campground's control. Overall very nice campground. - Lck
Jul 2016 - $50.00
This is one of the prettiest parks I have ever seen. The staff was great and the site was nice and large. The lake was actually warm for a nice swim. I would love to have spent more time in this park. I would stay here again. - Jerry in Baytown