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Hidden Acres Family Campground

Preston, Connecticut


47 River Rd
Preston, Connecticut 06365
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.55313
Longitude: -72.01448

Elevation: 76' (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+ 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 yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone 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 yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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19 Reviews

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

Park is very scenic with canopy of trees, pond, pool, assorted buildings, clean, and excellent customer service. Large percentage of seasonal campers but very quiet and well kept. Roads are all maintained dirt. Our campsite was open, grass and dirt, level with 30 + 50 amp service, fire pit, and a picnic table. There were trees all thru the campground but the site we chose was open up on a hill but so we were easily able to get satellite service. They escort you to your campsite. We had planned to stay 2 days, but such a nice campround and area, we stayed for a week. This is a destination campground. We travel across the US and visit many different campgrounds, we would definitely stay here again. We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F2
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

When it rains outside, I expect a bit of a mess. What I don't expect is to be ankle-deep in mud to the point that I lost a shoe. I don't know about all the areas in this campground, but where we were in 107A, there was nothing but dirt that turned into mud. No gravel, no pavement. Our rig is covered in mud to the likes that I've never seen before. And inside was worse. I put down two bath mats to try and contain the mud but I still ended up on my hands and knees, scrubbing the floor. We've ended up in a campground in Maine that will allow us to wash the rig. It will take a pressure washer and heavy brush to get rid of this mud. In addition, the campground was filled with seasonals. I have no problem with seasonal campers. But I do have a problem when my view out my back window was a mobile home with a mattress and several pallets sitting out in the yard, along with other debris. Everywhere we looked was trashed. The campground is old but there is no excuse for this kind of disrepair. Not for the amount of money we were paying. Sorry, but fun activities for the kids don't make up for an old run down and dirty campground. We left four days early. This was truly the worst campground we've ever been at. The site was also not wide enough. Our slide out was against a tree. I got no help from staff. We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
107A
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Avoid this place.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park with a lot of activities for the kids. Kept very clean. Not sure if your an adult without kids this is a great park for you, but if you have kids its a lot of fun. The outback section is nice and more private then the main area. We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
z
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Family oriented CG with beautiful facilities. My site was right on the river because I camp in a VW Westfalia, and can use a tent site.

On site restaurant is very nice when you don't want to cook. We had torrential rain, and had to break camp with everything soaking wet.

The dance on Saturday night was too loud, and too frantic. Tone it down! We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Fish the river, ride a tube, swim in the pool, petting zoo for the kids.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Great sites and amenities. Friendly staff. Clean bathrooms. What else can one ask for? Cable TV included. Will go again. We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice campground. Great for kids. Clean and accommodating. We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

First time here and I was really impressed. Lots of activities for kids. Clean restrooms. Wi-Fi worked well. Would recommend and will return. We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

The park itself appears to be well maintained and offer a lot of activities. When making a reservation no mention was made of how to get into the park. If you are coming from the north and use River Road, I would not recommend doing that. The road is extremely narrow, to the point that if you meet someone both of you have to get over as far as possible to pass. There is no room for error! Also, the road has a lot of low hanging tree branches that if we would have had a rubber roof I am sure we would have had some damage. We have a fiberglass roof, but after we got in the roof was covered with leaves, limbs and acorns as well as hickory nuts. If you must use this park, come in from the south on River Road, you will still have some tree limbs to deal with but not to the extent of the north part of this road. The electric was good, but water pressure never got over 25 PSI and went lower at times. Barely enough pressure to make the black tank flush system work. They offer cable TV but if it rains that goes away. I did ask the person at the desk about the low branches and they said it was the county's problem, but the county won't do anything about it. Later I went to the office to ask about some local directions and the only one there was a young boy who had no idea what or where anything was. Wi-Fi did not work at our site, we were told that it only goes out 300 feet. So if you need Wi-Fi you will have to go to the office. We would not return to this park. We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoyed this unique campground on the river. Craft shop was fun and well run. Food stand good for a "night out" with no cooking at the site. We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 131
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

It's early in the season, so we paid much less than the usual $50/night. This is a camp, more than an RV park. Spaces are large and fairly level. The owner took us, on his golf cart, to a riverside site and then one nearer the entrance to give us a choice. We took the latter, since the Wi-Fi is stronger. Both of the owners are very friendly and helpful. After Sunday morning, the park was virtually empty, so it was a peaceful and quiet stay. We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This is our family's favorite campground close to home, and we come here every year. This visit we camped on Louis Lane which has cement slabs on some of the sites. The thing that brings us back year after year is the pride that the owner takes in the park--it's family owned and operated. We enjoy the craft shop, the ice cream at Peggy's Gathering Place, the petting zoo, the hayride, kids bingo, and the peacocks that roam the campground. Our kids like swimming in the river, but we find that the pool is too cold. It has a rustic feel that some people might consider outdated, but we find that everything is clean and well-maintained. They were building additional sites that should be opening sometime this year. We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This campground was very clean and well maintained, the sites can be tight but they were clean and level. It would not be my first choice again as we have a 34' trailer pulled by a Suburban, the roads through the campground are very tight with a lot of trees on the edges. The bathrooms were very clean and the laundry area was also clean. We would go back again, but only if we downsize the trailer. WiFi internet is $10.00 per day, and if you have Verizon for your cell phone you may be lucky to get a bar, but who cares: your camping. We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 219
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

It's a very long, narrow three miles to campground. The sites are fairly level, but it is mostly seasonal. You have to pay for the showers. Convenient to both casinos. Foxwoods is about eight miles. I could not get Verizon cell phone access. We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

What a great campground! Our site (#107) was great, it had lots of room for our 31ft travel trailer and was very clean. All the staff and other campers were so friendly (even the seasonals). They are dog friendly as long as you keep your dog on a leash and clean up after it. My dog had a blast with all the others there. They also have a petting zoo with some goats and chickens the kids can pet and feed. The river was beautiful as well, we booked a river front site for next month and we are so excited to go back! You will not be disappointed with this campground, there are lot of activities for the kids, and if you don't have kids the casino is only 20 minutes away! We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We just spent a weekend at Hidden Acres and had a great time. We really liked the country type, back to basics feel of the campground buildings. It reminded us a lot of another campground we like in Maine. Kids (9 & 11) enjoyed the activities. Craft shack has ceramics to paint that were reasonably priced. Hay rides daily, and firetruck rides when it's running. Petting zoo and loose peacocks and peahens. I have to say I have never seen soooo many kids at a campground before. Tons of kids and bikes and all were looking happy. We had a sewer site which was great and were pleasantly surprised to find a concrete patio pad which was nice since the campground is all dirt and was a little dusty due to the dry weather. The pool is really too small for the size of the campground so it's really busy on a hot day but it's kept very clean. They could really use a second pool. We spent time down at the river one day because the pool was really too crowded. The kids, husband and dog really enjoyed the river but bring water shoes as there is alot of slippery rocks. They were having a pulled pork dinner the weekend that we were here and we were really glad that we signed up. The food was FANTASTIC! The snack shack seemed to be open all the time, we had lunch, one breakfast and ice creams here. Prices were reasonable and the food was excellent. Our only complaint is our site was a little small (#88). The map shows what looks like a path behind the site but it's actually a road and while it looks far away on the map, our camper literally had only two feet between it and the road. Our trailer is a hybrid that is 27 feet open. Also, we had a tent set up on the second night on the site behind us that with all the space on their site they put three feet from us and their loud kids woke us up at 6:45 AM!! Had to unzip and yell that quiet hours were till 8:00. We also had people walking through our site which I consider to be pretty rude so my husband moved the truck to block them from doing it anymore. Overall, we really liked this campground and the kids are already asking to go back. We will definitely go back again, but would choose a different campsite. We camped at Hidden Acres Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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