10 Parks near Salem, Massachusetts
Aug 2016 - $37.00
This park is located at Salem Harbor and still houses the Fort Pickering Lighthouse. The views by the marina parking lot and the bluffs by the beach were lovely. The options for RV camping around in varied locations through the park. We camped in a 20 foot travel trailer with our two grandsons, 6 and 8 years old. They placed us in the equivalent of a parking lot field with water and electric connectivity. The location of the park is most convenient to downtown Salem and you can also take the tour trolley ($$) into town and back and get interesting information that tour guides provide. If you are looking for convenience this location is fine. Dump site is at a location about one mile outside of the park. Many RVs were also parked in the parking lot by the Harbor but they were in open sun and also with other cars in the lot. Many tent campers came and went onto grassy sites here and there in the park. The park is open to the public for picnicking, hiking and swimming. - John-Jean
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
Sep 2016 - $50.00
This campground has one thing going for it. Location. It is the only campground within Rockport, Gloucester area. They know it and I feel take advantage. 1st: the HILL, we missed the sign and took our rig up the very steep hill unsure we would ever get it down. We did manage but it was not easy. 2nd: The sites have large rocks along the road and in the sites to maneuver around. It is not well maintained. The lower section at the front of the campground is not inviting. 3rd: The bath house is adequate, clean with newer floor and compartments. The walls are old cement block.
4th: There is no way we would be able to maneuver our rig to get into their dump area.
The prices are high for the sites especially considering no sewer. NO discounts, ever. - twotimes
Aug 2016 - $54.00
Overall, we like our stay here at Cape Ann. This CG works best for tent and pop up trailer campers. Short travel trailers (like ours) fit well. Short Class C's seem to be able to maneuver okay. The BIG RIGs have problems. Interior roads are tight as is the road to the campground entrance. (I felt like I was driving on someone's drive way, at first. But the yellow line in the middle of the road was a give away.) The owners are upgrading sites to FHU because that is the demand now. We were up towards the top. Campsite was surprising level. All services worked correctly. ATT and Verizon voice and data were acceptable but you still needed to step outside to keep a good solid signal during phone calls. The restrooms were kept very clean. 25 cents gets you 5 minutes of shower time. You have to walk your garbage down to the overflowing dumpster by the office. The staff was excellent. - moderate camper
Aug 2016 - $64.00
This park is not good for big rigs. The roads in (Concord & Atlantic) from 128 are VERY NARROW, HILLY, and WINDING. White knuckles all the way. Even in my little Fiesta toad there were some scary times going in and out of the campground. We toured for 4 days and this just seems to be the nature of the roads in this area. But I would look for something easier to get to. Once here, big rigs stay at the bottom and they come down to meet you (small sign with phone number to call). They came quickly, gave us our site, which was easy to back into. It was a full hookup, which was good because I'm not sure how we would have maneuvered to the dump station. Otherwise, staff/owners were helpful and campground was quiet and nice. In a smaller rig I'd stay again - but not with my current rig. - DYK 640
Aug 2016 - $29.00
Because this Famcamp is located immediately next to an airfield, noise level is high during daylight hours. After sunset, the aircraft noise is normally not present.
Washer/dryers are available at $1/load. One dryer was out of service during our stay here. Power was stable during our stay. Pedestals are new and easy to hook up to.
Staff is friendly and helpful, furnishing information on how to travel to Boston and surrounding areas.
We stayed in one of the new sites which are in an open area with no tree cover. - Lakewood90
Jul 2016 - $23.00
We were able to get a shaded spot at this park, which was a huge help in the heat. It is right next to the airstrip and the kids loved watching the planes take off and come in, but it did mess with our wifi signal.
The park is convenient to Boston. There is so much to see and do, we could have spent 3 months here and not seen it all! - FrugalNavyWife
Sep 2015 - $23.00
Great hookups and foundation for campers but sites are so small that slides nearly touch neighboring campers. In other words sites are way too small. Good for a last resort in the winter. - camper36687
Jul 2016 - $33.00
This is a huge park with 481 sites with water and electric, which are mostly 30 amp, but there are some 50 amp sprinkled around. There is a dump station on site. The sites are paved as are the roads. Each site has paved patio attached as well. If you come here, bring lots of water hose, at least 50' and maybe an extension for your electric cord. All of the utilities are lined up in a row at the very back of the sites, and separate the rows. As such the water pressure is pretty low, so you may have to fill the water tank on the rig and use your on board water pump to get a good shower. The beach is nice, and there is access to a bay area where dogs are allowed on leash, and the beach area as well if it after 5 PM. There is a small store/concession stand in the middle of the park that has a few camping necessities. There are no-see-ums here, which I learned early the second morning as we were outside working out. There is a lot of extra parking around the beach as it is a public access beach. That also means a lot of folks walking around the beach and campground area, so make sure that your stuff is secured when you are away for a length of time. If you are into boating there is also a public boat ramp connected to the campground. The location is pretty much in town, so trips to pick of supplies is fairly easy. We paid $33 a night for the park, which isn't too bad for a campground by the beach. There are no real water views, but the beach is only a few minutes walk from your campsite. We did get Verizon signal at the campsite for the WiFi, but the antenna tower was across the bay, so signal could be a bit sketchy depending on the time of day. The restrooms are handicapped accessible, but they are a bit on the old side. We camped next to a gentleman who camp hosts at the park. There are several camp hosts, which stay from 1 to 4 weeks at a time. Since none of the sites have sewer, there is a honey wagon that will come around to pump you out for $15 if you desire. - SargeW
Jun 2016 - $34.00
Beautiful park. Gorgeous beaches, lots of walking trails, nice clean facilities and a store. The sites are gravel, level and kind of spare. Gnarly trees at some sites. But if you like the beach, this is a great place. We have Verizon and the cell phone signal was great. Also got great TV (35 channels, excellent reception) with an over the air antenna. Wish we could have stayed longer - it was a great place. - ArkansasTraveler
Sep 2015 - $41.00
We booked through Reserve America and price includes the $8.65 reservation fee. It's a nice park, nothing fancy but is a great location for the beach. A mix of 50 & 30 amp and tent camping. We could only get 30 amp and all sites are back in. No wifi or cable TV but good reception for TV on antenna. No sewer hook up although there are very accessible dump stations. Be aware that on busy mornings there is a queue for the dump stations. The roads are tarmac and sites concrete and mainly level although quite short. Not suitable for rigs over 40 ft. Fire rings and good condition picnic tables. They have a very good recycling area. - Harris England
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
Jul 2016 - $23.00
The best thing about this park is you can access Boston from it, it's about 4 to 5 miles from the ferry $4.50 each way. You can get über to the ferry or drive. We biked. The park is beautiful but staff found every reason in the book for not keeping facilities clean. Mold in the showers, dirty floor, etc. - Brian2000
Aug 2015 - $23.00
Beautiful forest park with well-spaced sites and clean restrooms just outside a beautiful old small New England city. Convenient to ferry to Boston and roads to Plymouth and Cape Cod. We'll be back on our next New England trip. - Upstater
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Upon checking in, I found the person working not at all friendly. Had my dog and told them, rabies information was not requested. Had security gate and had to leave a $20 cash deposit for the gate card which was returned when I left. Found my back in site on my own. Found the roads to be dirt and very dusty. No gravel in the entire park. Spacious site, 30 feet to next site on one side, other campers right up against us on the other. Strong breeze coming off the bay about the entire time I was there. Too bad it was blowing the campfire smoke into the camper continuously. Nice pool, didn't go in. Close to Hampton Beach/boardwalk. Used dump station and found it satisfactory. Camp store had very limited supplies. Outside firewood is not allowed, but I brought my own anyway without any problem. (Admin note: state law has certain restrictions on transporting firewood) Enjoyed our stay. - Camper Rich
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
Oct 2016 - $45.00
We picked this park because it was close to sites we wanted to visit. It's a small park close to Salisbury Beach. The drive along 1A up to Maine is beautiful. We visited the USS Albacore, Salem Witch Museum, and other sites. The staff meet us and guided us to our site and helped us pull in. That was needed as the sites are small and tight! Sites have a fire ring but your to close to use it safely. The sites have concert pads for each leveling. Good area for our 80lb dog. Garbage is picked up daily. - Mr Van
Sep 2016 - $44.00
Stayed in this park over a month. The staff is very nice and helpful. Since the park is small and very tight one of the staff helps guide you into your slot. The wifi is weak and undependable. If you're a T Mobile wifi customer that is very spotty in this area as well. If you're on DISH tv forget about it because the trees block the satellite. The park cable is only average and not very sharp. The utilities on top of your already expensive rent is 25 cents/kilowatt. We only stayed here because they were opened past the date we needed for our stay. - ralbaii
Sep 2016 - $52.00
Campsites were tight. It was difficult to back in site. Vehicles were parked everywhere making it difficult to maneuver trailer and tow vehicle. Staff was helpful. Escorted to site and assisted with back in. - GailMOH
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
Aug 2016 - $55.00
This park is over priced. Very tight. Lots of tree,s so forget satellite. Lots are mostly shady, site surface is gravel and features a picnic table. Stayed overnight. Will not return. - Rubberfoundation
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
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