7.5 Good
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Hopeville Pond State Park

Jewett City, Connecticut


193 Roode Rd
Jewett City, Connecticut 06351
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 80
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.60749
Longitude: -71.91985

Elevation: 234' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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2 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

I have to disagree with much of what the previous poster said. We have stayed here in 2017 (twice) and 2018 (two weeks) in our 35' class A. We love Hopeville! Beautiful wooded park with a large pond suitable for kayaking and fishing. Not sure if gas motors are allowed. We kayaked several times. Also biked out from the park and, while those eastern CT back roads offer no painted shoulder, the traffic was minimal and drivers were cautious. But, back to the campground. There are so many large, level sites that are perfect for motorhomes and trailers. They don't allow anything larger than 35', so ours was as large as they allow. Most sites do NOT have any hookups, so you're boondocking. But, this past sprint they installed water and electricity on about a half dozen sites. Our only issue was that they did not grade the sites very well after installing the hookups. We observed the following: B1 and B3 looked nicely leveled, but were pretty open with B3 in particular being right in front of the restroom with the path running along side the site. Not our cup of tea, but others might be ok with it. B5 was a wide site, but there was a low spot right next to the electric hookups which was one big puddle (there was a lot of rain when we were there), which is obviously where others rigs have parked. B7, our site, is very large, but again the only level place to park was right next to the hookups, and again, it was all mud because it's lower than the rest of the site. We had to park on the hill and use our levelers. Our friend in B9 had a heck of a time finding a level place to park her 28' class c because the fire ring was smack in the middle of the only level spot. Despite this, we love the beauty of this park and will return. I've sent our observations to park management, so maybe they'll regrade the sites, or at least keep grade in mind when they add services in the future. Boondock sites = $17, hookup sites = $27. We camped at Hopeville Pond State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B7
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Local grocery is Better Val-U. Walmart, Target & movies nearby also. Jewett City is an old textile mill town w/ two pharmacies, 3 or 4 restaurants, a little old fashioned hardware store. HiWay Camper about 15 minutes away in Plainfield; RV parts store. Backus Hospital satellite ER in Plainfield. Green Onion Pizza in Jewett City is very good!

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Tom

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This is really a tenting campground. Very wooded and shady. Although most of the sites are large (surprisingly so) and level (I didn't need any levelers), there are lots of trees and many boulders that block access, or at least make it very difficult, to have a travel trailer or camper here. A smaller Class C might do well here. Out of all the sites, realistically only about six or so are suitable for a travel trailer - campground map does not highlight this. No hookups, and water is not easily available to fill freshwater tank. Bathrooms and showers were "state park clean" - a basic cleaning daily and very usable. If you are tenting and want a surprising amount of privacy, Loop F is the place to be. Large tent sites surrounded by heavy woods. Many sites are near the pond swimming area which is set up nicely, the other sites are not too far away (easy walk). Dump site is odd - very narrow, with a speed bump (??) at the end of it. I guess people were speeding through the dump site? This State Park borders Pachaug State Forest, which has tons of hiking trails available - one forest trail actually comes into Hopeville Pond State Park. Important note about hiking Pachaug State Forest - a lot of the hiking trails are very poorly marked, it is easy to get turned around once you get off the dirt roads. Overall, I am not sure how to rate Hopeville Pond. I only gave it a "7", as it is not RV friendly, but it is a very nice state park! We camped at Hopeville Pond State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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