22 Parks near North Andover, Massachusetts
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
Sep 2015 - $19.00
It is certainly off the beaten path deep into the countryside off the main roadway reached by a gravel road. The roadway and pull-thru sites are gravel with a picnic table, fire pit and full hookups with cable TV. The lake, Tuxbury Pond, was not very pretty when we were there as it was full of weeds. They have 2 pools and a playground. - Michael Kibler
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Have stayed here twice will not stay again. Difficult to find. The roads are in terrible condition. Deep ruts everywhere, trees need to be trimmed. WiFi only at the pavilion and that was hit or miss. Some sites had electric and water at one end and sewer at the other end. No trash dumpsters in the CG, have to drive out the main entrance to find one and no trash pickup. Guest fees $10.
Positives: New owners in process of repairing roads. Lots of activities for kids and adults. Good water pressure.
One staff member was exceptional, MOD not so much.
Our nightly fee included Thousand Trails discount and a 25 percent off special. - Sleeps Two
Jul 2015 - $58.00
This is an update to my previous review. Things have vastly improved here at Tuxbury Pond this year. This is our 3rd year. The crew is working very hard and the store is ... well it's now like a REAL STORE, fully stocked and always open. Very friendly management and many new faces have really made a tremendous difference. Although we do not participate in the family activities, there's no doubt the kids and families are having a blast. The lagoon is very nice and our grandchildren really enjoy it. Only complaints are additional Wi-Fi would be greatly appreciated, as there is only one location as far as I know, and the road to enter is still very bumpy. However once you enter you do have an alternate EXIT to avoid the bumpy road. This is a BIG and very beautiful property. - Eric & Gayle
Jun 2013 - $43.00
Expensive for what it is! Mostly seasonals and narrow gravel roads that are hard to navigate due to cars parked alongside them. Sites are a reasonable width, but not long enough to accept the RV and a parked car. Owner was friendly, but the whole place looked "cheap" - certainly not the quality to deserve the high price! - Limey51
Jun 2013 - $38.00
Most sites are very close. Our site was not level. Roads are rough and tight. Owners are nice and pool appears to be nice. We did not check out the bath house. The WiFi and cable TV are fine. I would look somewhere else next time, but might end up back here for the WiFi. - aSprinkling
May 2011 - $38.00
This park is in restoration mode. Sites were gravel and close to each other. There are a lot of permanent residents, however all the people were really friendly. The owners are extremely nice and trying very hard to get this camp in shape and are getting close. Our site was level with a new electrical pedestal and water tap. Cable television and WiFi worked great. While we were here (2 days) several plants were placed and lots of leveling done around large tent pavilion with more landscaping. The owners sure are proud of their campground and have good reason to be. - illini777
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Very wooded park, good roads and level sites. Boat launch available and fresh water pond on property with beach. If you want cable TV, you need to borrow a converter box (Xfinity) with a $25 refundable deposit. No OTA signal to speak of. No WiFi but good Verizon cell coverage. Mostly seasonals in travel trailers and park models and a handful of transient sites. Try to get in the sites numbered 25-29.
We stayed here to visit the grand kids who live nearby. They came to visit for a day and we sat on the beach then had dinner. Visitors pay $5 per adult and $4 per kid under 14. I thought this was a little steep. The beach wasn't all that good.
We decided we'd go back again but we'd try to get the sites on the edge by the beach (25-29). These were more secluded and in better shape. - jplante4
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
Jun 2014 - $38.00
Clean Beach, beautiful little lake and swimming area. Picnic and grilling area right on the beach. Gated entrance for security, lots of seasonal folks who are very nice to weekend campers. Owners are very nice and helpful. Close to other NH attractions. - clundberg99
Jul 2008 - $40.00
Older campground with only about 14 Camper sites and 7 tent sites. The rest are seasonals. The pond was big and had a nice beach that was open to the public. The staff seemed like they were just doing their job. Our site was cramped for our 30' travel trailer. They could have spaced the campers apart better that were their this weekend. We were put between two campers that new each other and would cut thru our site, even under our awning. There were empty sites available. This campground is very close to Canobie Lake Amusement Park which is were we spent our Saturday. This is one reason I would go back there again, but that's it. - B. P. Donelan
Sep 2015 - $37.00
This is a bare-bones campground, but with one big positive--the trolleys stop here on their tours. This means you can park here and not have to drive into Salem to sight see. The office sells tickets and the trolley is on/off as much as you want. It is also bike riding distance to town. The field campground is dust and dirt, with packed in RVs. Every time someone comes in, there is a cloud of dust, so I kept all windows closed. The waterfront sites are basically also cramped, but in a parking lot overlooking the marina. A big negative is that there is no dump station, so you have to drive down the road to the sewer plant. Another negative is that it is a tight and stressful drive through Salem's traffic and narrow streets to get here. Not fun. - judy_online
Aug 2015 - $35.00
I understand what previous reviewers have said about this campground but my experience was very good. This campground has much others do not. It has a great walking trail, great beach and view. The Wifi is strong and free. It also has a great history going back to the Revolutionary War and is the location of a previous Coast Guard station. It is also the location of Gallows Hill where they used to hang offenders. - LarryJohnston
Aug 2015 - $42.00
This campground is fine as long as you know what you're getting into to. We chose to stay here for the convenience of exploring the town of Salem. It is a very quick drive to all the popular tourist destinations. We're a healthy family, and were able to walk a couple miles into town without trouble. You also had the option of taking the Salem trolley, which passes through the camp at regular intervals. So far as campgrounds go, this place is very unusual. It seemed to be staffed mostly by disinterested teenagers. They were friendly enough, but not particularly helpful. The place appears to be a former municipal park that was converted hastily into a "campground." Sites are extremely narrow. Ours was literally two former parking spaces with a picnic table. We did have fresh water and electric and a nice view of the harbor. However, it was very difficult to get parked in this tiny spot, because of a large building across from our place and the two adjacent campers. If you have a big camper, do not reserve 16d, 16c or 16b. I would not camp at Winter Island in a tent, because they only have two showers for the entire camp. The lone bathhouse was jam packed with people waiting for their turns. (This campground also shares its facilities with a public beach). Also of note, Winter Island does not have a dump station: For this you must go to the wastewater treatment plant down the road. We found it a challenge to get into the plant, because it requires a tricky u-turn and the road can be busy at times. One plus: Swimming at Waikiki beach, where our children found loads of sea glass. - Family0HappyCampers
Sep 2014 - $40.00
Check in was in a messy old office, not very friendly. Site OK but was a little muddy. Bath/shower was Nasty! Men's urinal was leaking water from valve. Sides were old linoleum that was coming loose from wall. Shower was gross, decided not to use. Bath house dirty. - GFoxH
Jul 2011 - $41.00
This park was a disappointment. They charge for the showers that weren't clean ,they charge for visitors, they charge for the gate pass. We had the site across from the bath house and the sewer dump. There works go around cleaning the permanent sites then bring it to the only dump station. If you are there when they do this you will lose your lunch because their hose leaks, even the workers were losing there lunch. I will never stay here again. - ubub
Jun 2011 - $40.00
The campground was ok. It has crowded sites. Kids could not wear life jackets in their pool which closes early. Fires must be out by 10pm even if your quiet. The restrooms could use some basic cleaning. The workers were not that friendly. - kostka
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We chose this park due to location near where friends live. The park was convenient to the beach at Salisbury, at most 10 minutes away. The road leading up to the campground and the roads in the campground were pretty narrow. Our site (14) was incredibly long, but very close to neighbors. The park was quiet and relaxing until the weekend when tenting locals who appeared to come every weekend arrived; at that point, it felt like we were intruding on a family's campground. - pattic777
Jul 2015 - $39.00
We were pulling a 38 ft trailer and approaching the campground we had to maneuver under some low trees. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The streets in the campground are all dirt and to some degree narrow. The site that we were (supposedly a pull through) was very narrow. We had to pull to one side so we can open our slide. That did not leave very much room on the other side. We were about 6 ft from our neighbor. No WiFi. There seems to be seasonal campers there. From the ones we saw they were run down and in need of repair. The campground maintenance equipment was in full sight. It needs to be hidden somewhere. When we were ready to leave the next morning, there was a truck parked in our way of pulling straight thru. I had to back out of a pull thru site. I really was not excited about that. The turns are very tight. All in all, I would rate this as a poor experience. - Stedy
Jun 2015 - $55.00
Beautiful wooded setting. Narrow dirt road leading in to the park. Entrance to the park is easy to miss. Does not appear they get big rigs. Entrance into the park is a large gate but one half of it is closed leaving a small opening for a big rig. Many old pieces of campground maintenance equipment are scattered around the entry to the park which looks terrible. This equipment needs to be behind a fence or else hidden in the back of the park. The turn into the lane to our site was narrow and difficult to navigate. Lanes within the park are dirt. Sites are dirt and some gravel. There are many older RVs that appear to be for seasonal guests.
The Wi-FI is non-existent; we are close to the office and cannot get connected. The TV offers few channels with very old programming and a great deal of interference. People in the office are very nice. And the campers are very friendly. Has a nice pool area. There are numerous wonderful historic towns close by with great restaurants and shopping. We wish we could have stayed longer in order to see more of the local sites. We really enjoyed The Deck @ The Bridge is Salisbury, right on the harbor offers great food, drink and a great place to watch a sunset. State Street in Salisbury is a long street of wonderfully maintained old buildings with a downtown feel. Retail on the ground floor and living above makes this a very vibrant and fun area. We loved 17 State Street - amazing food and ambiance as well as service. Had lunch one day and on Friday night we enjoyed a very creative dinner and live music Wild Maple Sugar trio. - JanneC
Aug 2015 - $55.00
Two, very small pools, one is more suited as a hot tub but with cold water. The sides of the pool are brown and I felt nervous swimming in the water. It is only open from noon to 7pm which is ridiculous in the heat of summer with children. They do have a beautiful park for children, looks new. The WiFi is awful. The bathrooms are the worst I've seen in a while. Don't use them during the weekend, gross. But the toilets were standard during the week. The showers are perhaps the worst I've ever used in all my years of camping. The water takes forever to regulate which means waiting for scalding hot water to cool enough to get in. One of the three showers had a blocked drain so the water pools at your feet up to your ankles. I felt trapped! The shower heads are ancient and point in one direction only, against the shower wall which makes it awkward to rinse your hair or to rinse. 50 cents for 5 minutes, but 3 are used waiting to get a safe temperature. Overall the campground is neglected. The grass all around was long when we arrived and now on our 5th day, still not mowed. The place is scruffy and run down. Also, lots of ant hills on each site, so bring ant powder. However, the location is great and if you don't use the bathrooms you'll be okay. Really. - bytheseashore
Jul 2015 - $55.00
A very campground-like atmosphere when we were there - almost every site had a campfire going at night, lots of kids playing, just gave off good vibes overall. Main Street runs in front of the park, which turns into US-1, which crosses into New Hampshire just up the road. Plenty of stores, gas stations and restaurants. There's also a very nice mall in New Hampshire not too far away (with an Apple Store to boot).
The site was just your basic dirt / gravel / bark, with a fire pit and a picnic table, plus plenty of trees. - coffeetime
Jul 2015 - $55.00
Not on our list to re-visit. Sites are tight due to the number of trees, making slides and awnings a challenge. Sites are also gravel and mulch, so prepare to get eaten up by mosquitoes. If it rains it never dries out due to the ample shade provided the many trees. Sat service is impossible, WiFi is nonexistent and cell service is real poor. Too many seasonals and tents for our liking. Not worth the price. There are better campgrounds in the area. - DaDoSA