15 Parks near Bellingham, Massachusetts
Oct 2016 - $53.00
Old and worn out. Tight turn off main road which can be busy at times. Ruts in narrow asphalt entry gate so bad that the gate post leans in toward the road. Impossible to get a large class A past the gate without mirrors hitting the untrimmed bush on the right. Interior roads are paved, but in very rough shape. Many tight curves. Campground seems to be 3 sections. Upper entry hill area, pasture area, and lower woods. Only the pasture area is level. All other sites are unlevel, usually very very unlevel. Woods area is heavily wooded and dark. No satellite reception possible in any of those sites. So much tree debris on the ground that I'm amazed they haven't had a serious fire. One day they sent crew with leaf blowers to blow pine needles all around our toad and coach. They blew dust and pine needles all over both. When I asked them to stop they refused, but said they would use the blower on our vehicles after they were done. Very rude. They should have told me in advance and offered to let us move for a couple hours while they used leaf blowers on dirt all around. They charge an extra for 50amp service. Cable is about 30 channels of very poor quality analog channels only. We did pickup about as many digital HDTV broadcast channels on our antenna which was nice. Sewer hookup goes to a 200 gallon cistern at the full hookup sites. They didn't bother to tell us that and after a week our sewer overflowed when I was dumpin black tank. They sent a worker with a small honey wagon to pump out the cistern. I was told the camper before us must have had the same issue because "toilet paper was all around the sewer hookup." So I was standing in an open sewer. Yuk. Again, if they would have told me about the capacity BEFORE an issue occurred it would have been fine. During heavy rain several of the lower sites flooded (worst one was probably 5 inches deep). One plus is that the lower park is very quiet without road noise. - Bryanmsi
Aug 2016 - $47.00
****This campground is NOT BIG RIG FRIENDLY!****
We visited this campground in August 2016. During check in, the staff was distracted and not talkative. The ride to our site was horrendous. Big, old, over hanging trees, hills, sharp turns. Only site available was in the "field." No wifi. When walking around we saw a fifth wheel leaving and in the process scrape the whole side of their rig in trying to get out. We have a 45 ft coach and got out without a scratch, but that was not without going very slow and knowing the coach well. Seasonals are in sites that we just couldn't figure out how they got in, nor how they will ever get out. Would not recommend this campground at all. - Vavrin
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Tight squeeze getting in the gate. It was a choice of hitting the gate arm or the bushes, I took the bushes. Two vehicles cannot pass each other because of the narrow road. The interior roads are what I have come to expect in an east coast park, frost heaves, pot holes, etc. Front desk staff wasn't real friendly, just did her job by taking our money and assigning us a site. Got to our site and raised the cover on the power "tree" to find it full of dead bugs. An employee was driving by so I flagged him down and complained and he told me it was because of the caterpillars. Had to share the water spigot with the next door neighbor as our site didn't have its own. - Mooney 201 Pilot
Oct 2016 - $80.00
We loved our October stay at Normandy Farms for "Spirit's weekend"! We have camped here a number of times over the years and always have a blast. It is pricey but well worth it. The kids, 10 and 8yrs, always meet new friends and play all day long. They love the Gaga ball and the bike park. We highly recommend the halloween weekends! We have many memories here are are so grateful to Normandy Farms. We stayed for the Taylor Swift concert last summer and will remember that forever. All the sites are great and the grounds are impeccable. Patriots place is great to visit even when there are no events happening. Highly recommended! - Howls_Castle
Sep 2016 - $59.00
A quiet, heavily wooded campground. The road (MA 1) to campground requires a lot of caution for a big rig - trees inadequately trimmed, narrow, winding, and potholes. Interior roads are asphalt and gravel with adequate width. Sites are mostly level gravel and long.
Power ok, did not use other utilities. T-Mobile 1-2 bars LTE with reasonable speed; Verizon 3 bars LTE with reasonable speed: campground wifi ok signal strength with good speed but campground was less than half full. Satellite access problematic due to the number of trees. Full single stream recycle on site. Ok road bike riding in campground, no road bike trails adjacent to campground.
We would stay here again when in the area (for an overnight or a longer stay). - SeaLandSkyPhoto
Sep 2016 - $62.00
This is THE park to stay at in the Boston area. The sites are gravel with a concrete porch, and very roomy. Laundry facilities are very clean with front load washers and large dryers. This park is packed with amenities. It is a well run park, staff are very nice and helpful. Weekends are very busy here, and the park is usually full with lots of activities available for everyone. They can accommodate any size rig that you have, and even have a beautiful area for tent camping. Pets are allowed, no size limit, and must be kept on a leash. There is even a dog park for their enjoyment! We camped here from September to October in a 35 ft. travel trailer. - MGR58
May 2013 - $60.00
My family and I stayed here for the first time and the last time over the past Memorial Day weekend. The management was not helpful at all. When we had a problem getting our trailer level upon arrival, we were told someone would be by to help, and not one worker showed up. We were also placed so close to a fellow camper that we felt we had no privacy at all; all of the RV's are packed in too close quarters. The roads are made of dirt, and trash is not picked up. We were also kept up at night because of rowdy night time noise; people playing music too loud and others being too loud outside their RV. Not one grounds keeper came over to ask people to quiet down. I have been camping for many years, and this is one campground I will never go back to. - cnms248
Nov 2012 - $50.00
Kings is the perfect family camping experience because they are welcoming, helpful, and share years of their knowledge. They are clean, safe, and have a variety of activities for all ages all summer long. - Tracy2013
Sep 2010 - $50.00
We came here for Labor Day. It is mostly seasonal, and a small campground. When I saw how small and how many seasonals, about 99%, I thought we were in trouble. But I was wrong. The people were all very nice and helpful. The way the sites are set up you can be awning to awning with your friends. We had 3 trailers together and we were in a circle all together awning to awning. We loved it. They don't bother you about anything. They don't make you put your fire out at 11pm. They have a lot of activities going on. Talent contest, DJ, bingo, kids might be bored but the adults had plenty to do. The campsites and campground was very clean and the seasonal sites were kept up very nice. Beautiful lake. Paddle boat, and canoe rentals. The only thing is they offer WiFi but we couldn't get it, all the codes were taken up. They said the office where they get the codes from closed early because of the hurricane. We did get a lot of rain on Friday and winds on Saturday and Sunday. Overall we liked it so much that we booked it for next year. I only gave it a 6 because it was a small campground and no pool. The store is very limited too. We went to another campground down the road and used their store. Kings campground store didn't have propane cylinders, or holding tank chemicals? What camp store doesn't carry that stuff? We went to the Woodstock fair and other friends found hiking trails near by. - meister
Jun 2016 - $50.00
This is a difficult one to review. The sites are all different. We were out in the middle of a huge grass field that had a dirt, extremely dusty road dividing it. Every time a vehicle drove by we were covered in dust. There was no sitting outside. There were small travel trailer sites all along the perimeter. Some sites looked very unlevel. Its definitely hit or miss here. Old campground. For our two night layover it was fine but would not stay longer. Very overpriced. - Lin and Rich
Aug 2015 - $52.00
First, a small correction. While the mailing address of this CG may be Greenville, the physical location (and GPS locatable position) is in North Scituate, RI.
This whole operation is orientated to their seasonals. They seem to look at transients as bothers, at best. The woman in the office could have cared less if we could ever find our assigned site, which turned out to be in the middle of an open field with the welcoming allure of a parking lot. Then, with lots of open spaces, they jammed late arrivals in right next to us.
The laundry was acceptable, but nothing special. One dryer took our money and then didn't work. Nobody to complain to at night.
This was the closest place I could find to the Providence Airport (to send out grandson home) but we will not be staying here again. - Alworth
Aug 2014 - $37.00
We stayed here over a week. The site we parked on was an open, grass, pull-through area with tents around the perimeter. We found the management very friendly and helpful. The site was level, easy to park, and had full hook-ups. We were comfortable leaving our rig during the day while we were sight-seeing and visiting. This is a big, sprawling campground. As stated, it has a lot of live-ins, is very rustic and has a bumpy wooded access road. We are not fans of campfires and it seems that is analogous to camping in RI. Every site had a fire pit that most campers burned constantly. We kept closed with the air running. I would not use their laundry room. We will stay here again as it suited our needs. Our rig is over 40'. - Tom&Sophie
Oct 2016 - $50.00
We had a group of 4 rigs in the Pull Through, PT 14- PT23 section. These sites are larger than most of the rest and we had good satellite service. We had no problem with large dogs and the owner told us the person that had the pit bulls (see prior review) was not a permanent or seasonal. The park is large and has a large number of campers. We used the limo to and from the train station and they never failed to pick us up. We would return IF we could get a site in that section. Most of the other sites are too small for a 40' rig and are surrounded by many trees. We had good 50 amp service. - johnwadams
Aug 2015 - $50.00
If you own a dog, do not visit this park. There are at least two sets of pit bulls owned by permanent residents who attack other dogs regularly. I witnessed a severe attack and the owner of the victim dog was taken off his feet and injured while trying to defend his poor pet.
This is a relatively large campground with too many permanent residents. There are apparently no clutter limits at each site. At one site there was an old sofa parked outside as if it belonged. The roads are certainly accessible and most of the sites are level with adequate shade. Weekend activities load up the energy in the park for the kids. - LarryJohnston
Oct 2014 - $27.00
We stayed here twice in summer/fall of 2014. First time for two months. Our site was very nice but in the middle of two roads. There are a lot of seasonal sites. Weekends and holidays were crazy busy. After Labor Day the place cleared out. We will definitely return as they are the best value the area. - Land roving
Jun 2016 - $60.00
Expensive for what you get, rude owners that just care about finding different ways to charge you for every little thing and sometimes double charge you when they "forget" you already paid. - Bert102
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Beautiful place to get away for $800/month. Local roads are "scenic", which means the 25mph speed limit is enforced by narrow, badly maintained roads. AT&T reception is two bars at best. No WiFi, cable costs extra, 10-15 channels with a good aerial, and plenty of hot water for $1 in the clean bath house. Air conditioning is superfluous except for a few nights in August-shady sites with cool breezes. Tight roads servicing the generous seasonal sites, easy assess to the "Field" for big rigs and weekenders. Management is friendly and helpful. - Ernest Station
Jul 2013 - $50.00
My family and I spent a week at this campground and had such a wonderful time. Camping has become a summer hobby of ours and we were delighted to find a place that finally met the criteria we were looking for. The grounds were clean, the lake was beautiful, and there was no loud night time noise to keep my two children awake- something that I have run into problems with during stays at other parks. The management was very helpful, and even delivered firewood to our campsite for us. My husband and I enjoyed a live band around a bonfire right by the lake - very relaxing, and my two children really liked the movie night offered as well as tie dye your shirt day. We brought along our dog, and even though there is a no pet walking policy, there was a private road adjacent to the park where we were able to walk him every morning. If you are looking for an enjoyable real camping experience, this is the place to be. - cnms248
Jun 2011 - $30.00
First site which had standing water in it and was muddy had no power from 15A outlet. Checked nearby one and it was also out. Third site had power so moved there. Were just spending the night and mosquitoes were around so didn't venture about. No Wi-Fi at site. Was told it was available on porch of office but didn’t want the long walk or to put up with bugs so did without. No idea why they gave us only 15A electric as I noted the registration book showed lots of openings with 30A. Measured voltage and got 114v. Lots of seasonal but also a number of abandoned sites. Just in front of our site was a site that looked like someone just hooked up and pulled out leaving a damaged deck, sewer hose, wood and cement blocks around the site. This was not the only “abandoned” site I observed. Would not stay here again if I could find a more reasonable campground local to Worcester. Street address is 90 Manchaug Road in West Sutton, MA 01590. - Tireman9
May 2010 - $43.00
We liked this campground. It's primarily seasonals. Some campsites have been enhanced with decks, docks, patios and custom firepits while others are messy with refrigerators and all sorts of stuff cluttering the site. We were initially assigned a site on the pond that had just been filled and graded. It was a sandpit; our wheels sunk in the loose sand so we asked for another site. We were given a choice of several others and we were satisfied with our new spot. This is a very quiet place. Staff enforces the rules and excessive noise isn't tolerated. Most sites are large and afford a fair measure of privacy. The wilderness sites for tenters are very secluded. The seasonal folks were friendly and made sure we were aware of the weekend's pot luck dinner and urged us to attend. Lots of room to walk here, and dogs are welcomed. We plan to return because we like quiet peaceful campgrounds. - leorah
Sep 2009 - $37.00
We camped at Sutton Falls with three other families during Labor Day weekend, in order to attend the Woodstock Agricultural Fair in nearby Woodstock, CT. Upon arrival, our first impression was the pale of smoke that blanketed the campground. We were told not to bring our own wood because of concerns of an invasive beetle that destroys trees, so I thought it odd that there was so much smoke. What were they doing, GIVING firewood away? The answer lies later in this report. The unique feature of this campground is the covered bridge that provides the only entry to the main part of the campground. Although it appears to be high enough to accommodate most rigs, one of the families we usually camp with (but not this time) had concerns that it would not clear their Class A motorhome. I did observe a couple of pretty high 5th wheels within the campground, so personally, I think they would be okay. The camp store is a post and beam constructed building, which you will appreciate if you are into those kinds of things. (Also check out the rough hewn joists on the ceiling in the playroom downstairs.) The covered bridge also spans a waterfall, which was just a trickle when we were here. The sites we were assigned were very nice and on a cul-de-sac. While that limited our traffic somewhat, it also didn’t allow for much parking. One of our neighbors had some visitors, so it meant blocked in cars, etc., but it wasn’t an issue. We had both water and sewer on these sites, which was a nice convenience. The cinder block fireplace was not very aesthetic, and also immovable, which was a bit of a nuisance. The picnic tables were excellent and in good condition. The pond the campground surrounds is very serene and it has a nice sandy beach and a raft for diving off. The water was pretty clear at the time of our visit. We were away at the fair most of the day on Saturday, so missed the free ice cream social and whatever entertainment they had on Saturday night. Sunday, they had games for the kids and a karaoke that ended at 9 PM. Since we were here on Sunday night, we decided to have a campfire. They sell firewood by the wheelbarrow load at the camp store for $12 a load (since you can't bring your own). It looked like nice hardwood, so we hauled a load back to our site. After we finally got a fire going, we discovered the probable cause for all the smoke in the campground: the wood was not fully seasoned. It could have used a few more months lying in the sun. Fortunately, there was very little wind that night, so the considerable smoke went straight up. There was a full corn moon that weekend, which also added to the ambiance. Something that struck us as different about the people (fellow campers) at this campground was that most of them were very friendly. I mean VERY friendly, almost to the point of telling you their whole life story. We found several people like that on this particular trip that gave us kind of a chuckle. They also wanted to help when we were setting up. We were a party of 8 adults, each with about 30 years of camping experience, so I’m sure we could figure it out. I know they meant well. On the other hand, we are also noticing a gradual decline in common courtesy, with people cutting through our site on a regular basis and even depositing their trash in our garbage! Not just at this campground, but everywhere we camped this year. Not sure what is causing this, but I hope it’s not a trend. So all in all, we had a very positive experience at Sutton Falls. The facility is well maintained, the infrastructure is strong and the staff was pleasant to deal with. For the size of the campground, it could use another bathroom/shower building. The bathrooms in place are also kind of cramped. About the only amenity that we would have liked to see was Wi-Fi, which we are finding more common everywhere we camp. Otherwise, a great place to camp. (Except if you have asthma or other breathing conditions.) - grumpah
Oct 2015 - $20.00
This RI state park is very nicely laid out, each site spacious. This time of year, the park was almost empty and we were lucky to be able to chose the site that would work well for our 40' big rig. Roads and sites are gravel, some more level than others, and some with trees in the wrong places! Big rig owners should know which site they are reserving. No utilities but park is clean and appears well-maintained. Located on the Bowdish Reservoir there are swimming and boat launch areas. Many trails around as well. For geocachers, a few caches within the park boundary. - DiplomatTraveler
Jul 2011 - $20.00
Good Verizon voice & data. NO DUMP STATION! Limited drinking water access. Some sites very unlevel and due to reservation system, cannot change sites. I do not recommend this campground for anyone with an RV unless they are very familiar with the specific campsites. Price listed for out of state campers plus reservation fees. We stayed 5 nights. - earlymun
Sep 2009 - $14.00
This is a beautiful area on Bowdish Reservoir. Campground is well laid out with wooded sites for both tents and larger campers. There are no hookups, showers or flush toilets. Very well maintained porta-johns are scattered throughout campground. We saw staff continually cleaning and stocking them. Very quiet and peaceful. Would be a ten, except no pump out station. Swimming is in reservoir, also a boat launch. Many hiking trails. Excellent value for Rhode Island! - Gala62
Sep 2016 - $32.00
If you're looking for the city dump, this is it. I have never seen a park as trashed as this one.
The handicap ramp has several boards missing and it's not useable.
The swimming pool looks like dismal swamp or maybe an algae experiment for the local high school.
When I checked in there was a styrofoam container on the counter with a fork on top of it. The next morning the container was on the railing outside the office. The trash can in the office was overflowing and there was trash on the floor.
The laundry has two large cages with large birds in them. The floor around them was littered with whatever falls out of the cages.
It's a beautiful location which has been left to deteriorate. It doesn't speak well of the owners however nice they may seem. This gross neglect doesn't happen overnight. - User3255
Sep 2015 - $36.00
This place is a real dump with nice, quirky people running it. They don't even weed-wack around the office which is the first thing you see. We couldn't level our rig so we got our exercise running uphill to the bedroom in the back. There is no fire pit and we couldn't reach the sewer in our pull-through without leaving the car on the road. It is really a low end trailer park. There is wifi, but I couldn't access it. I ended up using my personal hotspot on my phone. This was a one night stop so no biggie. - RVerMJ
Jun 2015 - $32.00
This place has definitely seen better days. They do have a pool, but it would have to be stifling out before any of us would use it. We camped with two other families. We come here because it's cheap and not too far away from the Woodstock (CT) Agricultural Fair that runs Labor Day Weekend. We don't spend much time at the campground other than to sleep and eat breakfast. Other than that, we're out all day. So it serves it's purpose.
The sites we had were tiered at the back of the campground, so we pretty much had the area all to ourselves. The utilities were rather new and in good condition.
The Owners are a bit odd, but nice people. Propane is a bargain, so it's a good place to fill up if you're low. - grumpah
Jun 2013 - $79.00
This was a tough one to review. My rating reflects a comparison to other campgrounds which this is really not. It's a concert venue with some 200 plus seasonal sites and very few (I was told maybe as little as six) sites available for reservation. If you are there when there's not a concert, there's very little to offer by way of amenities/activities. They have a very nice pool and bathhouse and the facilities where clean. The camp store doubles as a gift shop/main entrance on show days and offers virtually nothing as far as supplies go. There is a gas station with a Food Mart adjacent to the property which you can walk to. It has everything (including Subway, Dunkin Donuts) just not a lot of camping supplies. When shows aren't going on you can wander around the venue and have access to a lakefront. They do charge something extra per person and require a $25 refundable deposit for the pool/bathhouse. If you're there for a concert weekend they require a 2 night minimum. They allow you to check out late on Sunday which is nice because they really pack them in. The venue is a great place to see performers up close and they have all the usual concessions. There's plenty of space to wander around and you can still hear the music down by the lakefront. The people who work there and the seasonals who stay there were all very friendly. But be forewarned it is a party atmosphere. Lot's of music and cocktails, and lots of circling around in golf carts. But again, I can't say enough about how friendly people were. - McNamara's Band
Jul 2009 - $54.00
The sites are not level and there is no recreation during the week. There is a lake, but there is no recreation on it. I would not camp here again. - har-fl
Sep 2008 - $48.00
This campground has a lot of seasonal sites. We stayed in the Nashville area in the front close to the office on huge concrete site that was 30x60. Water, electric and sewer was good. Wi-Fi was strong for access but did not connect to the internet. We have a sprint Aircard and used it instead. This campground caters more to people that want to attend concerts such as Billy Ray Cyrus or Keith Anderson who performed the weekend before we arrived and Charlie Daniels was scheduled to perform the following weekend. If you stay on a weekday, can get in the Nashville sites and have Camp Club USA it isn't a bad place to stay. We would only stay here for a couple of days when passing through. If you stay here say Hi to the gentleman who lives there and loves dogs more than people. - TXBobcat