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7 RV Parks near Melrose, Massachusetts
We did however find 7 campgrounds within 25 miles of Melrose. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Melrose in the left hand column.
Jun 2011 - $12.00
The site we had was a pull through that we were able to pull into but were not able to pull out of safely with our 30' travel trailer. They had just finished installing water on every site but we were not charged for the fee for water. The playground was very modern. The kids had a great time riding their bikes. The swimming area didn't look too great and the pond was okay for canoeing with my 10 year old. We probably won't go back but do recommend it. - B. P. Donelan
Jul 2010 - $14.00
We've stayed here before and will again, since we have relatives nearby, and there are no other options as convenient for us. However, the sites are lovely but primitive. Parking is tight, so larger rigs should avoid. Outstanding locations for tents. - Tiger
Jul 2009 - $18.00
Harold Parker is a treasure close to Boston. The park has miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails among eleven ponds for boating and fishing and swimming. There are more geocaches in this park than I have ever seen before. The Rangers keep the bathrooms and showers neat and clean. The sites are large and well spaced. Most sites are surrounded by trees. We come here whenever we need a short getaway. The only issue with Harold Parker is the historic use of the Park as a party place for many young people. The Rangers have started to staple the rule stating "Alcohol is not allowed in any Massachusetts State Park" to every campground map so I believe there will be a zero tolerance for alcohol related disturbances. Even so, inspect your site before allowing the kids to run barefoot. Police patrol through the park and campground regularly day and night. This is a lovely place and the Rangers are doing a great job preserving and restoring it. - Wind Rider
Oct 2018 - $26.00
Simple but nice campground. Located off base (across the runway from the base). No reservations accepted, but there were always open spots the week we stayed. Part of the campground is in the trees and part is out in the open. We were in an open spot so no problem getting satellite. TMobile coverage is good with fast speeds. - Chuck Shrader
Sep 2018 - $24.00
We had a pull through in the trees with Water & electric which worked fine for us as we were only there 2 days. Showers & bathrooms worked well, and were fairly clean. There is a laundry available. Airplane noise until later at night, understandable as you are right next to the runway. Great base to tour the area from. We have stayed here before and would again if in the area. - bukhrn
Oct 2017 - $26.00
Very helpful host; he helped us get into our site and gave us a lot of info about the local area. Nice laundry facilities (although no quarter machine) and a book exchange. The Famcamp is first come, first served (no reservations), but we had no problems in October. Plenty of spots available, even for our big 42.5' fifth. Easy to navigate to the park, as well as the interior roads. You have your choice spots with plenty of tall trees overhead, or in wide open areas. Excellent value in a great location. - RVerFamily
Sep 2018 - $42.00
Traveling in a 38 foot coach we stayed 3 nights in a site for big rigs. The only reason we stayed here is because there are no other RV parks in, or around Salem. Plus, we wanted the water-front view. The site we had was the best in the park, if you want a view of the harbor. The site we stayed in was next to the dock (southeast end of park). If you are looking for a quiet place where you can sit outside and relax... look somewhere else because this is a busy marina with people walking around day and night. There are no sewer hook-ups here. When you check-in they will provide you with one free pass and a map to the county sewer department (one mile away) where you can dump. Note of warning: If you have a large coach (like us) and the county sewer department still has construction going on, don't attempt to go here. At the county sewer department there's a long road back to where the dump station is and as you reach the end of the road, there is 'no place' to turn a big coach around. Plus, the dump would be on the wrong side of your unit. We had to back our coach all the way out, find a place to turn around, then drive backwards all the way back to the dump site. If you have a tall coach you will smash your roof and side-walls because of the trees on the property. You have been warned! What a nightmare! - JDC10
Aug 2018 - $51.00
We stayed at site 53. It had water and electric and they were in good working order. The park (it is mostly public), is lovely. It is situated on a scenic peninsula overlooking a marina. It is open for public use until 10pm. There are two areas for camping - on grass or in a paved parking area. We did not use the facilities as we had our own. There is no dump station in the park. There was one available for use down the road. We were given a pass to use it. They also don't allow ground fires. You would need a raised fire bowl.
My only disappointment was with a few inconsiderate campers and their guests. I'm not at liberty to say more. I could imagine this place being lovely mid week. It was very close to attractions in Salem. - Tricia G
Aug 2018 - $48.00
Good campground, with some quirks. A previous reviewer said it well --- this is a marina and public boat ramp where they added water & electric. That said, it's a great location to camp --- with simultaneous views of an asphalt parking lot (looking in) and great waterfront views (looking out). We happened to be right beside the boat ramp and took regular amusement in watching folks back their boats poorly down the ramp. The good stuff: a lovely gazebo on the water, benches galore, kayaks and SUPs for rent, a great loop walk that passes by a lighthouse, bluff, old fort, beach and harbormaster point (on the other side). While we used our own bathroom, I used the public restroom a couple of times and found it quite clean...there was a lady working diligently to clean it each morning...perhaps this is a recent change. (?) Demerits: Our power and water were on the wrong side of the coach and it took 2 water hoses to reach. Not all are like that, but many utilities are oddly placed. The dump site is down the road at the sewage treatment plant. DO NOT USE THIS DUMP is you are towing a big rig. The dump requires driving in, turning around, and coming back to the dump station. They have construction going on in the plant with dumpsters and other things blocking the route...we could not turnaround with our truck and 35 foot trailer. We had to back out and execute a full 3 point turn with trailer to get out. It took us 45 minutes; Never again. I think smaller trailers and Class A's and Class C's could make it, if you are comfortable with backing. Bigger rigs...forget it! The folks in the office were very nice. During our 5 days we saw gulls, comerants, squirrels, a woodchuck and a skunk! The skunk was under our rig and the dog flushed it after midnight, but the dog was on a leash and we stopped him from catching the skunk...and said consequences. A fog often rolls in overnight and early morning walks are glorious. - darwinmoore
Jul 2017 - $23.00
260 site campground with about half with 20 amp electric service. Water spigots throughout. Sites are wooded with mostly hardwood mature trees. There is at least 100 feet between sites. Large sites, couldn't hear neighbors conversations. Loop M backs up to woods so no one behind us. The bathroom was decent for a State Park with 3 shower stalls. The roads are one way smooth and well paved. 12 miles of trails for biking or walking. Fishing and canoeing available. Geocaching in the park. Each site has fire ring and picnic table. Buy your wood when you check it, the campsites are about a mile in. The dump station is conveniently located as you leave. The park is over 3500 acres. The spring house for Mt. Blue spring is down the road to the left going in, to the right leaving. Lots of people come here with gallon bottles getting fresh spring water. - SueBee22
Sep 2016 - $24.00
This is exactly what I look for in a state park campground; roomy sites with good separation, clean, quiet, and peaceful. - affreeman
Jul 2016 - $26.00
The campground is well situated. We parked our RV in the campground and biked to ferry boat (35 min). We took the ferry to Boston ($37 for 2, go and back).
The campground is not very clean. No water on sites and 20 amp electricity.
The showers and bathroom and terribly dirty. It is the second time we have been here and still dirty.
No facilities (laundry etc). - Galaf25
Aug 2018 - $46.00
This is a very rustic campground but pretty. Anything over 30' I recommend staying at bottom. Very tight turns up top. Office ladies very nice and helpful. - Bjb1775
Jul 2018 - $44.00
Big rigs stay at the bottom of the mountain where it's flat and are close together. Upon arrival the nice ladies in the office gave me a campsite map and marked 4 sites that were available, asking us to choose one and let them know which one. Sites on the mountain are in mature trees and site surface is dirt. I didn't see any hookup pedestals in the traditional sense but they are there, sometimes on the backside of a tree. Same with water. You need to look around a bit. We received great info about the local area and where to catch commuter trains to Boston. Very helpful office staff. The bath houses are old, could use some paint but are clean and checked regularly. I thoroughly enjoyed this campground. - DRKM
Jun 2018 - $65.00
In spite of the Big Rig Access designation, this park is not big rig friendly. There are a half dozen or so sites in the lower section that can accommodate larger rigs, some with sewer and some without. The big issue is the road into the park. The narrow, twisty road didn't bother, it was the extremely low hanging branches on the road that raked the top of the coach that were terrible. Some of these were large limbs that really banged the top. Any RV over 12' tall should traverse the road at your own risk. For smaller RVs, this is a decent though not well maintained park, but it is the only thing in the Gloucester area. - Lt Dan
Jul 2015 - $18.00
This park is very convenient to the Nashua, NH and Lowell, MA areas. It is a small park on a beautiful lake, and primarily caters to long term residents. The park offers few amenities, but the rates are very reasonable. Comcast cable and phone service is available on every site. The park is closely monitored by the owner via video cameras, and it is not unusual for the operators of the part to come out and meet incoming campers without being prompted. No pool, showers, or Wi-Fi is provided, but if you need a decently priced campground for a long term stay in this area, this park stands out. - tricotec
Oct 2018 - $45.00
Beautiful CG. Very well kept. Really enjoyed our stay. CG is set in a hilly area with sites built around the landscape. The sites and roads are well kept. - Goodcruisin
Oct 2018 - $50.00
We based out of here so we could play tourist in Boston. It’s a fairly long drive, but the closest and certainly the nicest campground in the Boston area. Lots of trees. Lots of nature. The sites are a nice size and are mostly offset from one another giving you a feeling of privacy. Convenient to a couple of highways. Very clean. Well run and organized. We stayed here a couple years ago because it was on our way to somewhere else. When we decided to visit Boston, there was no question as to where we would stay. We also feel safe here. There’s a conenience store/has station within 500 feet of the campground. - FloridaWanderers
Oct 2018 - $50.00
This is what I consider a rustic campground. That is not a criticism but it is not one of the cement pads, paved roads, manicured edges type of parks. (Kinda love those too.) It is clean and well maintained. Staff was very nice. The beautiful tall pines surrounding our site along with a night of heavy rain required that I clean off my slide before closing up but the beauty was worth it. We got great use of the stone firepit. Great location for taking the metro into Boston, visiting Salem, Lexington and Concord, etc. One thing my wife commented on is that they had specific information sheets for anything and everything you could think of from transport to food to medical to...anything. This was beyond the normal maps or brochures. They came in very handy. - Bandguy