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Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA

Niantic, Connecticut


271 West Main St
Niantic, Connecticut 06357
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 130
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.31525
Longitude: -72.24951

Elevation: 91' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • 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
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • 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 yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • 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 ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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12 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

I'm confused by the low rating here. We had a delightful stay at this KOA. The staff was beyond helpful and set us up with our KOA membership. The restrooms were clean, the site was level and we had the greatest fire pit of all time! One of the neighbors on a permanent site stopped over to chat, as did one of the other workers who we absolutely loved! We had such a good time around the campfire that night!! The next morning I felt like I was leaving family and they didn't make us feel at all rushed out, but chatted and shared places to visit and good roads for traveling. We were hoping to visit one of their other KOA campgrounds, but our travels took us in another direction. I would not hesitate to stay at this KOA again. We camped at Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

I am very surprised that KOA has allowed the campground to affiliate. It is filled with many unused, rotting and dilapidated RVs. The person in charge often sits in the window of the office with a radar gun. If a vehicle is going over 5mph immediately upon entry to the park off the highway, she screeches like a banshee at the driver at the top of her substantial lungs! She is inhospitable, impolite and dour. Be careful when booking! Their sites have electric and water (which throughout our stay ran the color of urine) and grey-water only onsite dumps. They will pump your black water for an additional $12 per pump. Very little sunlight reaches the floor of the park, and it is located immediately next to a salvage operation - noisy! There are two redeeming qualities: it is across the street from the state park with nice hiking trails, and most of its employees are polite. If I were to stay in the area again (probably), I will certainly look for a different campsite. For the price, this one is a BUST! We camped at Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Submarine Museum in New London - 6 miles north - is a "don't miss." Here you can also tour the USS Nautilus, the first nuclear submarine in the US Submarine Fleet. AND ITS FREE!

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed one night on our way home and this is an older park that was not well maintained but we knew this. This park is becoming a KOA and they are trying very hard to clean it up, service was very good and friendly plus the site was level. We felt bad for the maintenance people working in 90+ degree heat We will go back to see how they have improved. We camped at Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
113
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Near the ocean and beaches.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This RV park is very rundown. The roads are rutted, the trees untrimmed, the restrooms barely acceptable. The cable TV and WiFi both worked very well at our site. For one night it was okay but I wouldn't stay here again. We camped at Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

I don't know what I was thinking, but I forgot to check RV Park Reviews before I pulled into this place. As previous reviews stated, this place is a dump, but I'll start with what's good. Easy access off I-95 but DO NOT TRUST GPS. There is a National Guard training site down in town called Camp Niantic that signs will lead you to. Also, the address in the mapping software is 271 Main Street, and that will lead you to a waterfront clothing boutique. When you come off the Interstate, hang a RIGHT at the T on 156 and they're just up the hill on the right. Whoever made my reservation could have mentioned this, the elderly owner lady sure knows about it. The area is fantastic, Mystic Seaport and New London waterfront are really cool. Wi-Fi is working (on it now) and I'm not real close to the office. We're in a 40' coach and in a pull through site, no access problems but some of the sites are pretty tight. Now, the bad. Trash everywhere, too many run down seasonal campers, roads suck, office building is falling down around them, office helper was drunk at 8pm when I went to pay (cash only), really bad for $35 a night, and they charge you another $4 if you use your A/C. The owner turned 77 the day we checked in, her husband the builder and founder died years ago and the place is just falling apart. She told me they've been open for 38 years, and I bet it was a great place for a long time, but it needs to be completely re-done with all new infrastructure and buildings. The trees are worth keeping, that's about it. We camped at Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

STAY AWAY - Unless you like white trash camping. First thing you notice when you drive up is Trash Everywhere and nothing is maintained. Level 2 FAIL = the Office/rec room/ arcade, The overwhelming smell of Cat urine will overcome you and burn your nose hairs. The bathrooms are not maintained or clean. Level 3 FAIL = the roads are washed out and very close to each other, close as if your neighbor farts in his camper, you will hear it. Level 4 FAIL = aside from having only grey water site disposal it is only set up at every other site, The water pressure is so poor we had to use our in coach pump to assist it. The Cable is sparse and poor reception more than likely due to the direct burial cable line that aren't meant to be. The power is a 30 amp hook up but obviously has a draw coming from the source because it never got to that in voltage by my tester and will not allow you to run a A/C if you wanted to without melting some wires. The elderly woman in her late 70's to early 80's that owns and runs it is obviously overwhelmed or doesn't realize the level of dilapidation that has happened to this once probably very nice campground. THE ONLY TAKE CASH, NO CREDIT CARDS OR CHECKS, Not worth the $40-$50 they are charging for a rate, more like $20-$25 is more realistic. "HAPPY CAMPING" We camped at Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

What a dump. Charge for toilets? We looked out on a dump with a destroyed RV in it and assorted trash. Nice lady though. She's the owner, but she needs to retire and let someone clean up the place and make it a nice place to stay. Til then, I would avoid it. We camped at Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The owner is one sweet old lady, but the rules are not enforced and this has allowed for the park to go down hill rapidly. I truly believe this RV park is out of control with trash, and has become a health issue. Park needs to be plowed-under and completely redone for safety reasons. Sorry for the bad comment, because I really do like the owner. But this is the trashish park i've ever stayed in. Stay away. We camped at Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Planned to stay two nights but pulled out of the campsite after an hour. This place was not clean! Our spot was filthy, littered with cigarette butts and empty medicine wrappers. (!) Garbage had not been collected, so there were lots of flies. Showers are not free of charge and not clean. Restrooms were not clean. We camped at Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Entire campground looked run down and neglected. Circuit breaker panel in office had a large fan blowing on it to keep it from over heating. Wi-fi only worked close to the office. Very limited recreational facilities. We camped at Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Many comments are same as previous post. They charge exorbinate rates for everything including coin-operated showers. Mostly older seasonal rigs. Most of staff are nice except for one obnoxious women on saturdays. Would not stay here again. We camped at Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

The road is full of pot holes and real rough. Sites are tight and slide outs close to fire pits, some campers are running gray water out on the main road coming into the park. They accept only cash. Check if you live nearby. This park caters mostly to seasonals or maybe even people that live here all of the time. Lots of older, junky looking RVs. Will not come back !!! As a full timer it will be best to stay on the side of road or Casino parking lot. We camped at Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA in a Motorhome.

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