Gloucester, Massachusetts

Cape Ann Camp Site

Gloucester, Massachusetts



Gloucester, Massachusetts
Phone: (978) 283-8683

Sites: 230
Recent Rate: $60 6/2015

Latitude: 42.6394233126928
Longitude: -70.700553324884

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

24 Reviews

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Ferdy

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for four nights and were very happy. We had full hookups with 50 amp electricity. Our site was the first one, in the front, so we had an unobstructed view of the body of water that was on the other side of the road (we turned our motor home around to face the view and extended the hoses under the motor home). Traffic on the road was not bad, but occasionally was a distraction to the beautiful view. We had a small picnic table but there was no fire pit or grill. The staff is friendly and helpful, and we were given helpful hints and points of interest on a tour map when we registered, as well as other brochures and booklets. The owner even loaned us a copy of the DVD "The Perfect Storm" so we could watch it before touring Gloucester (it was filmed there). Our Dish satellite got good reception, and the WIFI was acceptable. Our Verizon cell service was excellent. This campground is accessible to many, many tourist spots on or near the beautiful NE coast. We would certainly stay here again if we are in the area. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

At night the gnats get pesky, so if you have a screen tent, you might want to set that up and sit in it at night. The road leading to the campground is narrow, 2 lane, and several winding curves, and with a large rig, you should proceed carefully.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Ken Franklin

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

Very hilly CG, but sites (those we saw, anyway) are level enough. We got a charming site, with plenty of privacy from the foliage and terrain. View of the cove, which is always a plus. Staff was friendly and helpful. Wi-fi was, as in many CGs, sometimes great, sometimes very slow. No cable TV, and we got only 2 (PBS) channels on the antenna. Biggest complaint, and it's not something they can fix, the swarms of mosquitoes. Otherwise, a pretty nice place. The price, high for what you get, is clearly based on the CG's proximity to the beautiful parts of Cape Ann. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Travel Trailer.

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Romin2007

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow, not only all hills and no dog park, but NO amenities either. Not only didn't they have cable, we couldn't even get a channel with our antenna. Expensive rip-off park, but it's the only RV park in the area. I'm just happy I'll never have to stay there again. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Fifth Wheel.

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User3095

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

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

I found the owners here are extremely nice and very helpful. We camped here in a 40' fifth wheel. It is a very tight fit coming into the park. The entry road is very narrow and there are a lot of trees. This is not a fancy park, but the location to Gloucester and Rockport is very convenient. Overall, the park served our needs and we had a great visit to this area. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Fifth Wheel.

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TimEagle

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

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Regardless of the naysayers in past reviews of Cape Ann, I am going to give you an HONEST opinion and stray from the negative and pessimistic views of those who really can't appreciate the art of camping and life in an RV. The staff/owners of Cape Ann were more than accommodating by giving us two excellent sites with a gorgeous, breathtaking view of the salt marsh directly connected to the Atlantic Ocean. The sites were unbelievably located on quite a steep hill, previously mentioned in the less optimistic reviews, but with the excellent guest service of Cape Ann. We were given sites that were accommodating to our rigs needs. The service was beyond what other campgrounds give, the campground was a wealth of resources for localities and sight seeing. Wingaersheek Beach, just about a mile and a half down the road was costly but Cape Ann gives vouchers to lessen that cost. The beach is beautiful and worth a day trip. The bathhouses at Cape Ann were clean, the campsites were clean and the Wi-Fi was fast. All in all, our stay at Cape Ann left us refreshed, in awe of the east coast and the coastal towns, and we would highly recommend and give this campground a ten star rating based on our findings. Thanks Cape Ann for your love for customer service and understanding of people, it's an old school style, face to face, and it goes a long way. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Travel Trailer.

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Phaeton40AH

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

When I first pulled into this park and realized after only being a few feet into the driveway and was going to have to unhook my toad before proceeding, I thought I had made a big mistake coming here. However, once I got situated in a spacious site at the bottom of the hill and spent some time getting acquainted with the owners, I was glad I was there. This park has been in the same family for over 60 years. The information about the local area provided me made my visit to this region of Massachusetts a real delight. The only real drawback (other than initially getting into my site) were the trees that blocked my satellite reception. However, Wi-Fi worked well. Given the limited choice of campgrounds in this area, I would definitely consider staying here again. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Motorhome.

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Deb F UK

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Very friendly and helpful staff both by email for me to book and on arrival. My 2 sons ages (21 and 22) were keen to go deep sea fishing and the staff organized it for us and ordered a taxi within minuets of us checking in. (They had a brilliant time and caught 4 large cod). It was about a £20 taxi ride into Gloucester. Our site was quite uneven leaning downhill. Only real negative is showers are in bad need of updating and are located up quite a steep slope. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Motorhome.

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Doogiesmom

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful view. Very friendly and helpful staff. Sites look out on to gorgeous tidal marsh. Only negative is showers are in bad need of updating. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Motorhome.

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User2084

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Cape Ann Campsite - what a beautiful little jewel. It is tiered up a steep hill, with all the tents up behind it. The owners are marvelously friendly and down to earth. We let our cat roam with no problem and no complaints. You're close to Gloucester (loved the town!) and a beautiful beach. Bathrooms and showers are older, but clean. We would stay again, no questions asked. Here's a tip - pull in and park to the right - no rigs up the hill! We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Motorhome.

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Its Me

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

I guess when you are the only campground in the area, there is no need to keep up appearances. It doesn't appear that there has been any upkeep to this property in years! The RV sites located at the entrance do not allow campfires so we chose the full hook-up sites within the campground. Most of these sites were small and cramped or had an unusual layout (a camp fire ring located directly between two electricity boxes, a sewer hook-up in the middle of the site). The fire pits were filled with old wood and ash that have to be cleaned out and the rocks restructured. Most of the primitive sites looked really large and private but the bathrooms/shower facilities were disgusting. One evening we noticed one of our coolers sitting in a nearby (vacant) campsite. When we retrieved the cooler, the beer was missing! Some may call this place "rustic" or "quaint" but I can think of a few other words that are more descriptive and candid. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Travel Trailer.

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george375

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

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Cape Ann Campsite has wonderful advertisement, but when you finally get here you say "What the heck"? First of all, when you drive through the gate, there is a sign that says to leave your vehicle at the bottom, and walk up to the hill, and I mean hill. About 150 ft or so to the office. The sites are very tight with uneven parking, roots, stones etc. The men restroom is very nasty. No soap, nasty floor with maggots crawling on the floor due to the overflowing dumpster right outside the bathroom door. The shower costs .25 cents for 5 minute shower. There are no trash receptacles except the dumpster which is at the top of the hill making it a 300 foot trek up the hill just to dispose of your trash. The area where the campground is located is situated such that you must travel down through tight turns and twists on a bad road, through a residential area. And it is not the nicest I've seen either. Now on the positive side, the view from the campground is nice. It faces a tidal marsh that has some boats and nice homes on the other side. Close to a beach, but it costs $10 to go on the beach and if you have a dog, it is not welcome on the beach. If you ask, "Will I return"? Probably not. Even there are just a few in this area, there is bound to be a nicer one. Staff was friendly. Sorry, but I call 'em like I see 'em. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Travel Trailer.

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hapicamper

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff and owner here are very friendly and helpful. We are in a travel trailer however we asked to stay in the big rig area at the bottom of a hill, these sites have full hookups. Here you could get WiFi reception and set up a satellite if you wanted TV. Dogs are welcome. There is a nice view of a marsh across from the park. Some sites have trees, most did not. The sites in all the park were not level. If you camp up above you need a smaller trailer or tent. It is pretty in the upper campground. There are a lot of trees and nice granitic rocks. In the upper campground the paved road winds around, it is broken up by roots in some places, you CANNOT take a big rig up here. We stayed 4 days and would come back again. This is a no frills campground. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Travel Trailer.

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annmarieh

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

I spoke several times with the owners and they were always very pleasant and helpful. However, this campground is not big rig accessible by any means. There are two narrow, no shoulder, rutted, winding roads you must traverse in order to get to the campground - each road is approximately 1 mile. In addition, there are low hanging branches and a couple very tight turns you must negotiate while on these roads. We arrived mid-day in the middle of the week and there was alot of traffic on the roads leading to the campground; a state park/beach area was just down the road from the campground. The location for the big rigs is indeed at the bottom of the hill, sites are terraced (I was told this area used to be a trailer park) up the hill. The rest of the campground is made for (very)small towables and tent camping. It is rustic and in a natural setting; finding a place to yourself should not be hard. This is probably a great place for tent camping and small rvs; but because of the road conditions and hilly terrain, large RVs should beware. Oh yeah...and the mosquitos near the road are brutal! Not the parks' fault, but worth mentioning just the same. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Motorhome.

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kguarino

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

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Quaint campground with a lot of character on a hillside. Felt like we were really camping as opposed to an RV resort. Kids loved the large rocks to climb on. Not much to do at the campground. The staff was friendly and helpful. Some of the upper roads are narrow, hilly, low branches and tough to navigate, even in our 26ft 5th wheel. Good location with nice beaches nearby. Considering the rate, we would camp here again. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Fifth Wheel.

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macrobarch

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We have a dually/36' high-profile fifth wheel. Our back-in site was HUGE and easy to access. Other sites are very variable. Lots of small ones in dense trees, others at bottom of a steep hill are large and open, some with sea views. Arrive early to avoid busy times. Campground a little tired and needs much renovation but no competitors so little likelihood of that! Poor antenna TV reception - no cable service. Good free WiFi at office and sometimes at site. 50A supply just adequate for two a/c units. Good water pressure. Very helpful staff. We camped at Cape Ann Camp Site in a Fifth Wheel.

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