17 Parks near Phillipston, Massachusetts
Jul 2016 - $43.00
Very friendly staff. We stayed here 2 weeks, so the rate reflects the weekly rate. This campground is mostly seasonal campers, but it is in great condition. Sites were level, utilities worked well, satellite coverage was good (although they have cable at each site too), WIFI worked pretty good. They had LOTS of activities for kids and adults. We were here over the 4th of July and it was packed. They have about 250 total sites, but probably about 50 are for "transients". My complaints here would be the dirt/gravel roads put out a lot of dust to the point we weren't able to sit outside sometimes. Also close to a highway and you could here the traffic from that (not real bad but very noticeable). Overall it was a great experience here. The weekends were very busy and the weekdays were quiet. We would stay here again. Lots of little towns close by. - jacknpeg
Sep 2013 - $34.00
Park was clean as were all the restrooms; staff was very friendly and helpful. Lots of seasonals but very friendly, and sites were clean with easy access to temporary sites. We stayed on site 90 on the lake which I think is one of the best as well as 89 next to it; easy in and out. Fully stocked store; one of the best we have seen yet with full liquor license and RV accessories. Cable was great even get NESN so we could get the Red Sox Games. WIFI was also great and strong. No permit needed to fish, and activities are held on the weekend. I didn't fish so can't help with what fish are in the lake (didn't bring my pole). Very good place and love our site #90. - harleyy87
Jul 2012 - $33.00
We took a FHU in the open area near the pool. Steady electric and good water pressure. Mostly seasonals and everybody, including the owners, was very nice. Sites range from wooded, lake area and open. A few pull throughs for transients are in a heavily wooded area. Two small pools, one solar heated and one not heated which was very cold. The pools and playground area are not big enough pools to accommodate the amount of people staying in this park along with the extra guests that come for weekends. Side roads are a little on the narrow side and mostly dirt so it can get muddy when it rains. Very steep, gated entrance/exit ($20 deposit for gate card). Bathrooms mostly clean but got dirty quickly on crowded weekend. Some organized activities usually on the weekend and geared to the teenage crowd. Come prepared since it’s a bit of a drive to shopping or restaurants. - paularonson
Jun 2011 - $12.00
We had a great Father's Day weekend here at this campground. My youngest son loved trying to catch the frogs and tad poles at the pond. Water was a little cool, but it has been pretty rainy. Bathroom was clean, and showers had plenty of hot water. There is a dish washing station that makes dry camping much better. We will go back again. - B. P. Donelan
Jun 2010 - $12.00
The site that we had was awesome. It was right near the bathroom and still was very private. We all enjoyed the swimming in the small pond. My children also liked the parking lot for the restroom for riding scooters and skateboards around. The icecream man drove through the campground so we were able to get a special treat. I would like to go camping here again and maybe try renting one of the yurts. - B. P. Donelan
Jul 2005 - $15.00
The only reason I didn't give it a "10" is because it's not an "RV" park. This place is a little gem hidden away in north-central Mass. The sites are well-shaded but don't allow room for more than about 20' of trailer. It's a great place for popups, tents or small (<20') rigs. The staff is very friendly and the nature interpreter does an outstanding job with her programs. The campground was very quiet on weeknights and still quiet on weekends. We'll definitely be back in our small hybrid. - rudeman
May 2012 - $12.00
The campground was crowded, but it didn't feel like it. We camped over part of Memorial Day. Because of the holiday we weren't able to get it for the whole weekend - only Sunday and Monday nights. However, as most people left on Monday we were able to move to a location with a view of the lake. There are no hookups, only dry camping. They do have an $8 handling fee. The setting is peaceful and the sites are spacious. There is some noise from traffic, but it's not overwhelming. - RonMill
Oct 2011 - $12.00
We've been coming back and forth here for years. These are large sites with many right on the water. We love to come back year after year. - Campers for Life
Sep 2009 - $12.00
Another year, another review. We just love going camping here and the kids had a great time. My younger brother also loved this state park with canoeing, bike riding, and the trails. We always look forward to going again next year. We will definitely be back. - B. P. Donelan
Jun 2012 - $12.00
Very small State Campground with "real" outhouses except for a recently built shower/bathroom near our site #15. The kids enjoyed the fresh air and the swim area which is also a day use facility. The lake is also good for fishing and there is a boat ramp. The staff was very friendly. My youngest saw a wild animal in a tree which ended up being a porcupine. The sites are small but are very well spaced apart. We usually camp in a travel trailer but borrowed my brother's pop-up for this trip. We plan on returning for a weekend as long as we can get close to the bathroom facility. - B. P. Donelan
Aug 2016 - $45.00
This is NOT a resort.
I understand why this park hasn't had reviews in 4 years. It is mostly permanents and seasonals. Out of all the well over 100 sites in the park, we only saw a handfull that looked to be vacationers.
Their website is grossly misleading. The entrance to the park is nicely paved and gives you an inviting feel. That is where it ends. Once you get to the gate, it is apparent that this place is not a 'resort'. The roads to the sites are gravel narrow and hilly.
As we arrived to our site, we were greeted with the neighbor playing very loud music outside as they stood around shirtless (men) at their PERMANENT outside bar! The overweight, hairy, old guy with no shirt is obviously the dress code here.
The 'game room' is very worn. The heavily stained carpet looks 20+ years old.
The pool is very overcrowded on the weekends because they allow locals to pay for use.
The golf course, oh my. Their website shows lush greens with well dressed golfers. It was nothing but yellow grass, not much bigger than a putt-putt course, and we only saw one group of players and yep, again, shirtless guys in flip flops.
This campground sort of served our purpose as we weren't looking for a vacation destination. But we chose it, even though it was far from our event, thinking it would be a safer choice when we left our MH overnight. That was not the case.
On the plus side, the quiet time is obviously strictly enforced. Even though many are partying all day, it is quiet at night and getting sleep wasn't an issue. During the week many permanents work and they aren't there.
If you are looking for an upscale vacation destination, this is not the place. Let me reiterate, resort is not what this place is. - Steve Hedge
May 2012 - $57.00
The entrance up to the gate and office was nice. They even said they would escort us to our site. As soon as we went through the gate and started down the hill I thought, what did I get us into? The roads are steep and unpaved, the sites are crowed by tall pine trees and the hookups are far away from where your camper sits. This wouldn't have been a problem if someone told us so I could have been a little more prepared. The activities for the weekend were either canceled or scaled down for one reason or another and the seasonal campers seem to run this place. They do whatever they feel like whenever they feel like doing it, for example, drinking with loud music until 2 AM and walking around swearing as much as the please. The pool was opened when we were here but it was two feet low and the water was green, I cant believe that they would let people in water like that. The state of the art arcade was in need of much repair and updating, again another disappointment. I would say that I would never bring my family back here and strongly urge anyone reading this not to bring theirs here either - djja
Jul 2011 - $50.00
The staff at this campground was great. When we arrived we were escorted to our site. The person who escorted us could not have been more helpful. The site was much too small for our rig and the staff member quickly radioed and put us on a site that we fit fine. We were told when we reserved we would need a 25ft sewer hose. I bought an extension. Al we needed was a 5 ft hose on either site. The seasonal campers were a huge draw back. The site next to us was a junk yard. Discarded gas grills and junk laying around. The other sites near by were not well kept and trashy campers. It could be a nice campground if they would force some campers to clean up there junk. They should consider an area for weekenders away from the trash sites. We will not return to this campground. - wfmdfm
Aug 2012 - $36.00
This is a great campground for seasonal camping. Lots of sites with improvements like porches, sheds and multiple golf carts. The moon rising up over the mountain reflected in the lake was beautiful. The showers needed updating -- they were pull chain to operate and the rubber mats could have benefited from a a bleaching. The camp owner was hot and cold; this might make some feel unwelcome. Looked like a good place to camp with a boat. - mrsgranett
Jul 2012 - $29.00
We just got back from this campground. First thing I have to say is that the sites in the "T" section are HUGE. I measured my site T5 and it is 75ft deep and 55ft wide! All the "T" sites are this big also! The water and electric hookups are all brand new and worked flawlessly. The sites are grass and well maintained. They were actually starting to pave some of the roads in the campground when we arrived Friday. There is no campstore, or gameroom that I saw. There is a small playground for the kids. There are not a lot of activities either. This campground is mostly seasonals, but it would seem the campground is trying to make us "weekenders" more comfortable with the work they are doing. The bathrooms are very clean, and always stocked. They have one canoe, and one rowboat that you can rent for 5 dollars per hour. The sign said there were paddleboats also, but I did not see any while I was here. The dump station is clean and maintained. This campground is gated. Though you just drive in and the gate opens, you need a code to get out; and if you are out past 10pm, the gate is locked and you can not get out or in. The office staff was friendly, there is a grocery store close by and a hardware store right next to it that refills propane, and sells just about anything else you may need or have forgotten to bring with you. The views from the "T" sites are beautiful, you can see the inlet which goes out into the actual lake, with the mountains in the background. I did not give this campground a 10 only because it lacked a campstore and the seasonals do drive around a lot on their golfcarts a bit too fast. This campground must be beautiful in the fall with the colors. I will come back to this campground again. - suprz
Jul 2008 - $30.00
Most people here are long-term campers, or their park-model is the family summer destination. The lady in the office was not exactly friendly "Can I help you with something?" (no smile). Perhaps we needed to call ahead in order to get a friendly greeting. Cable is an extra $3, yet all you get is the couple of local channels, QVC, CNBC and a Spanish channel! That's it. We weren’t given campsites from which to choose, we were told we’d park at one particular pull through beside a yipping Pomeranian puppy on a tie-out. Doubt we will stay at Forest Lake again, but it could be a perfect stopover for some campers. - MidCityBrady
Sep 2015 - $24.00
This campground has large sites; however, restroom and laundry are treble and seldom functional. Employees act like watchdogs treat campers terrible. You can expect to go to the office every day to beg for icons to get through the gate to your camper if you're lucky enough to be going in when the office is open.Don't expect to be treated as a customer. Customers are treated more like bothersome beggars. - camper36687
Sep 2009 - $24.00
I was the only one there and there is a reason. Run down, restroom a 10 minute walk away. Owners nice enough but not the brightest bulb on the tree. If you like solitude and a depressing atmosphere this is the place. They do have a lot of seasonals so a summer visit might be brighter. - burt
Sep 2014 - $36.00
This was the first time we have stayed at Woodmore. The website gives you the idea that they are strict, and very rule oriented. While I understand there have to be rules, I don't care for very strict parks. Rather, we should all govern ourselves respectfully without having the management getting involved. That being said, we had no issues with this park at all! The staff was great, we met both of the owners (Husband & Wife, great folks). They were curious and friendly. They do adhere strictly to the site occupant limits, and we had to rent a second site to accommodate the one adult (5th adult) that we were over the limit by. The site we had was at the end of the "T" section. They seem to section off the seasonal from the traditional campers (good idea IMO). The sites varied greatly in terms of size. Some sites were quite small, but ours was a perfect size for our HTT. The amenities were all in great condition, and well maintained! The Bocci court was the best we've seen in 2 Summers, we played for hours!! They have paddle/row boats & cohoes for rent. We rented 3 boats and all went for a nice paddle around the lake, let the kiddos explore the tiny island right offshore (told them it was a treasure island, we couldn't wipe the smile off their faces!!). The bathrooms & showers were nice & clean. Showers are extra large & roomy. My wife had an issue with the hot water in the showers on the first morning. We spoke to the owners and they PROMPTLY resolved the issue. This was a great CG. Family oriented, friendly ownership & staff, great facilities & amenities. We will be back in 2015 for sure!! As a note: I only gave them an 8 for a couple of reasons. 1)The majority of the sites were quite small. When we return, it will be contingent on getting the same site we did this time. There were no other sites that appealed to us (too small, not enough separation etc.). 2)The firewood they sell was all pine. It was a nice service, and the price was good ($7 for a barrel of it, and they bring it right to your site). But it wasn't difficult to go through 3+ buckets a day for a decent fire (we like having nice fires). - BigNuge
Jun 2012 - $42.00
Came for a weekend to get away, but would not stay here again. On the plus side, might fit you if you have a lot kids and a smaller rig. On the negative, nothing is paved (roads or campsites) so whenever it rains the place is a mud pool. Sites are generally smaller and packed together with lots of trees. No Wi-Fi. Very noisy on Saturday as they had open air karaoke with the sound system so loud that my RV shook. - snolan
Jul 2011 - $42.00
Nice layout with good size sites. We stayed at 17 which was a pull through and plenty of room (Premium site) and level. Best sites I like are 16,17,18,19,20 as these are near the pool and activity. Owner came as we checked in to see if we needed anything or if we needed a hand; never ran into that before and it made a hit with us right away. Wi-fi is only around the office and not in the campground; otherwise, I would have given it a 10 rating. They clean everyday around pool and grounds. The owner is working the grounds and there if you need anything. We enjoyed it and will be going back Columbus Day weekend. Labor day was full, but I may call later again. Water pressure was normal, good cable, and kids were enjoying playground and pool. 3-4 PM is adult time and kids need to leave pool area. Easy in and easy out. Great bass fishing. People were very friendly and store had most of the things you need if you run out. Big stores are about 2 miles away. We will be going back a couple times a season as it's close to home. - harleyy87
Sep 2016 - $25.00
There are a few sites along the exit loop near the front of the building that have sewer connections. The rest are on a lower level in a mowed grassy area with electric and water only. The center of the loop are pull through sites, the rest around it are backins. One side of the loops backups up to a small river. The back in sites mostly have shared hookups meaning that the post will be on the wrong side for most, but we had no problem passing the cord and hose under the trailer. There's a large community pavilion in the loop. The campground is close to the interstate, but it is lightly traveled at night. Mostly what I heard was trucks passing over the expansion joints on an overpass and it sounded like distant thunder. There is not local TV reception here. Satellite reception is dependent on site and trees. As another has noted, there is an 11' overpass on River St if coming from the north. Cross St is narrow at the junction with River St. so as another has noted, ask when making reservations for the best route if you have a large rig. - Trailbuddy
Aug 2016 - $17.00
A wonderful find in the Berkshires. Next to I-91 just below the MA/VT line. Pull-thru site was in the center of a large grass field with lots of room for rig and truck. Great Wi-Fi, but no TV reception at all. Lots to do and see in the area. Park closes for season on Oct. 15, but may be good for leaf color viewing.
CAUTION, low overpass (11 feet) on River Street approaching park from the north. Check park website for details or call for specific directions. Great value. Will stay here again. - Dunwoodyradio
Jul 2016 - $13.00
Nice, quiet park with level sites. Excellent managers with positive attitudes. Enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning. - Greenfrogtrike
Oct 2012 - $34.00
The camper sites are wooded, but can be navigated with care. We had no trouble bringing in the 25' Outback and we are novices. Owners are friendly and accommodating; lake is beautiful in the fall and photographic opportunities abound. There are boat rentals and fishing, and swimming in the summer. Many sites have full hookups. The bathrooms with showers are at the camp store area, are clean and there is plenty of hot water. Our wooded site had full hookups, so nobody needed to use the outhouses that are sprinkled through the camping areas. They have stone fireplace rings at each site, and the camp permit dictates that fires be no more than knee height and be out before leaving them. It is a forested area, so care is required. We had a wonderful time. Site was rustic, clean and well supplied. Owners have created an excellent wooded camping experience. - SharonW.
Aug 2008 - $30.00
We were looking for a weekend get away that was not too far to travel for us and a relative. We found Swanzey Lake Camping area thru an internet search. I could not find to many reviews but the web site looked OK and the lake area was inviting. We arrived on Thursday afternoon and the first impression of the campground was poor. The entrance to the campground had boat trailers parked all over the place, a disabled vehicle next to an old shed. The first appearance was a campground that was not kept up. After checking in we were given directions to our site. The roads in the campground were very narrow and rough, other campers had a difficult time navigation the turns. When we found our site we got out of the vehicle too look around. The site was a spot in the woods that had been filled with sandy fill and each time it rained our site (along with others turned to brown mud and the fill started to wash away. Trying to keep the sand out of the RV was a constant chore. The quiet hours were from 10:00 to about 8:00 am but they were not really enforced. This campground was mostly seasonals. As we walked around the campground we could often smell sewage, we could not determine where the smell was coming from. The web site states that they have a rec hall with games and a pool table, all there was is a porch with some games and a pool table that was in a tight area so it was difficult to use it. The only thing that was nice and kept up at this campground was the lake area. - wahooo