15 Parks near Bellingham, Massachusetts
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
Jul 2016 - $47.00
Seasonal rate. Well laid out. Mixed shade/cleared. Christmas in July was going on while we were here. 'Santa' owns the park. He held court, in costume and real beard while we were here. Santa even cooked pancakes for anyone for breakfast! Easy to maneuver around and into sites. Did not check out restrooms. We drove into Boston. CG right on I495. North on 495 then East on 90. Took us right downtown. Service here was exceptional. I needed a tire and they called several places to get me pointed in right direction. - Mike from Bama
Aug 2016 - $86.00
SO much to do at this campground and we wished we could have spent more time there. We were booked for 4 nights and had driven from Illinois to visit the area. Due to a family emergency back home we had to leave after only 2 nights and they did end up refunding us for 1 of the nights we had paid for but didn't stay. The dog park was huge and our dog enjoyed socializing there. Our teenage boys enjoyed the parks and the pools while we were there. The morning we left we got coffee and breakfast sandwiches at the kitchen there. Lots of rules at this campground but it's huge so we can understand why they have so many. Even with the size of the place, it was pretty quiet at night and in the early morning. - EllenT
Aug 2016 - $85.00
Normandy Farms is an exceptional camping resort! It is very easy to get to, right off the highway (495) with gas/coffee close by.
I have stayed here in August for three years with a family that has been coming here for many, many years. Each year we have a group of 16 people (and 3 small dogs) spread over four adjacent sites. I have four children ranging in age from 8 to 20 years old, and all anxiously look forward to this trip each year.
The entire facility is geared towards the family, with CONSTANT activities. If you are looking for a quiet, private campground, this may not be ideal - kids are everywhere (what we wanted). That being said, they enforce quiet-time and make sure fires are out by midnight. The sites are very large, pull-thru and easily accommodate larger trailers and motor-homes. Lots of room both L&W to fit trucks. We turn our pop-ups sideways! Fire-rings/picnic tables at each site. Some sites have cement pads. The roads are not paved, so some dust. They water down the main road throughout the day to keep the dust down.
The facilities are truly exceptional. Numerous large, clean bathrooms/showers; laundry rooms; play grounds, gaming fields and places to play; huge bike park; huge dog park; nice 18 hole disc golf; 4 pools, with one pool indoor. A large pond for fishing, huge rec-hall with kids/adult loft areas, an arcade and so much more. The snack-bar is very good with prices slightly above average.
We have done many of the activities: candy-bar bingo; pay bingo; dodge-ball; softball; nature walk; scavenger hunt; shuffle board; Teddy Town (Build-A-Bear); ceramics (favorite).
Within a few miles: Patriot place with tons of stores & Bass Pro (favorite), Wrentham Outlets (outdoor), Emerald Square Mall.
If you are coming without children or don't plan to use pools/activities, then you are paying a premium; otherwise it is very fair. We joke and call this "the DW of camp resorts", and I HAVE BEEN to Fort Wilderness! - SHerzig
Aug 2016 - $80.00
First time at this park. Well managed and organized. Nice sized lots and well maintained. The stay at this park was wonderful. - moosewatcher
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
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
Sep 2014 - $50.00
This place is okay if all you expect is a level place to park, decent water pressure and 50 amp service. WiFi is awful. If you do get it, it's super slow. You only have free access for 2 hours a day. There's pick up and delivery from the train station during the week. Very nice. Check in was chaotic. It was Labor Day weekend and the entrance was jammed. If you've got a big rig be careful upon entering between a large boulder on one side and the key gate on the other. No site escort. They should require the seasonal places to pressure wash and keep their places tidy. They are awful and gives the place a "hood" feel. I even saw a guy looking for bottles and cans in the dumpsters the first couple of days. Sites are grass, dirt and gravel. Roads are mainly dirt and gravel. The grass we do have needs mowing. An employee came out with a weed eater and cut a few weeds on the site next to us and left. The other sites and the dog area (about a foot tall in places) remained untouched. Tons of kids and roving teens while we were there. Cars parked everywhere. Some sites had 4 and 5 cars. Too crowded. The place did thin out after the holiday weekend and might be okay for a couple of days if you're just looking for a place to stay while visiting the city. Just don't expect too much. - AnnS
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 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 2015 - $36.00
Dump. . . Old campers there and people who live there year round in campers that are ready for the junk yard. Cars and trucks all over that don't run. Dumpster emptied every 2 weeks. Piles of old pipe all over the place. When you call they tell you "we may have e coli in water". Dogs off leashes. My dog got attacked by a pit bull there that was off the leash. Grass is up to your knees and never cut because lawn mower is broken. Had to cut my own site with weed wacker I had with me. Drunks and loud people just about every night. Stay away. - sstgermain
Sep 2015 - $20.00
Owners seemed less than thrilled to have us there. We are full-timers and move frequently. We think we are ideal campers (no kids, no dogs, quiet, no parties, etc.). It was very strange, we felt like we were always being 'watched' so they could tell us we were doing something wrong. They did tell us we were driving too fast but it was hard for us to believe because the roads were dirt and uneven with rocks so who would drive fast?? We were in a back in spot that was very hard to maneuver around all the tree limbs. They say they are big rig friendly but we felt it was very tight for our 35 ft. rig. Turning corners was a major effort have to back up to miss large boulders on one side and tree limbs on the other. We did have a very nice fire pit. The dump station is very hard to get to and is on the wrong side for most RVs. We won't be going back here. - RunAroundSue