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Winter Island Park Campground

Salem, Massachusetts


50 Winter Island Rd
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 57
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.52778
Longitude: -70.86954

Elevation: 31' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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32 Reviews

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

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! We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my truck camper and travel trailer (plenty of space)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
17
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This is a tough park to review since it is not a park. Someone took parking spaces at a marina and added water and electric. Here's the good, you are on the water and it is awesome. You see lighthouses, boats on mooring balls, fantastic sunsets and nice people working here. You also are only a 3 minute drive to downtown Salem. Now the bad, the worst restroom/bath house we saw on our three week trip. When I say bad I mean bad. My wife would not shower or use the restrooms. This is the first time in all our camping this has happened. So, if your RV has restroom facilities or all your tetanus shots are up to date then I would give this a thumbs up. If bad restrooms are a deal killer for, move on and book something else. Don't follow your GPS when you get within a mile. The signs show you the way. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
14
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The gentleman that checks you in has great suggestions for a downtown parking building and it was very cheap.

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Review Count: 113
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 40

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 9 nights. We had site 43 (field) for 2 nights at $47/night then moved to site 15 (waterfront) for 7 nights at $50/night. It was two separate reservations. Each reservation charged a $3.50 transaction fee. There's something "funny" about reservations at this campground. Apparently there is one policy for regular folks and another policy for "friends of the park manager. We made a 9 night reservation for site 15 on ReserveAmerica. The system completed our transaction and took our money. Later that day, we received a call from ReserveAmerica canceling our transaction. They simply refunded our money and said our site was already promised to someone else. I put up a fuss but ReserveAmerica wouldn't budge. Ultimately we were forced to reserve two sites for our 9 day stay - neither site was the one we initially reserved. When we arrived at the campground, we were told first hand by "friends of the manager" that he had set aside site 15 (and other waterfront sites) for that weekend for his friends. There's also something "funny" about honey wagon service. When we inquired, the manager suggested calling United Site Services (USS) for possible honey wagon service. USS said it does not regularly visit Winter Island but would provide service for $140. Ouch. We did not request service. A day later we saw a USS truck dumping our neighbor. In speaking with the neighbor, they said they pay $30 (if I recall correctly) and they get dumped weekly. BUT --- even with all the funny business --- we really liked Winter Island. The field area isn't awful. The waterfront site was fabulous. We pulled nose-in and had a fabulous view through our windshield. The showers aren't horrible and the cleaning lady was very sweet. Hook-ups worked well. Received solid Verizon cell, Verizon mifi and DirecTV signals. Agree big rigs should avoid 16B,16C,16D. Boat launch wasn't too noisy for us. We enjoyed the park and its proximity to Salem and Boston. We would gladly stay again. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Wonderful tour of the House of Seven Gables includes a good history lesson of Salem. Peabody Museum is overpriced and overrated. Suggest walking tour with Bewitched After Dark to learn about the witch trials. If your time is limited, take the trolley tour ($19/person) for a good overview of Salem. Loved the convenient ferry to/from Boston. Uber fare from Fenway one evening was $49.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

Winter Island is a Salem, MA city park that includes a pier with waterfront RV sites, beaches, short trail overlooks, historic Fort Pickering, tent sites, tide pools, and a lovely lighthouse. The Marina views from sites 12 through 16D are amongst the best anywhere. We pull our RV in front first to maximize the view so bring long cables. There are also additional RV sites on the pier that have partial marina views and additional Safari Field sites 42 to 55 that are a 3 minute stroll to the waterfront. The only drawback is that NONE of the sites have sewer hookups but free dumping is available at the nearby water treatment plant. Starting this year, reservations are handled by Reserve America. We love this Winter Island and also Salem. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12 and 14
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Salem is a wonderful small city with plentiful locally owned restaurants. There is a on/off Trolley tour that stops right in Winter Island. Don't miss Salem's retro Salem Willows and the excellent Peabody Essex Museum plus plenty of witch venues!

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

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

My husband and I were just able to add a couple of nights to our upcoming stay at Winter Island Campground. Big time score! We stayed there last October and I forgot to post a review so here goes. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Granted we were able to get one of the "parking lot" spots overlooking the harbor (which are close to each other, on concrete but who cares when you have the view we had,) electric hookup, and close, really close to Salem and all it offers. People have complained about there being no dump but really we had no problem. Stayed 4 days and then used their dump down the block. Piece of cake. No problems. We rode our bikes from the campground all over Salem. So happy to be going back in 3 weeks. Don't listen to the bad reviews. Try to get one of the harbor view "parking lot" sites. You'll be glad you listened to me. Really. Hint: Bring your own off the ground fire pit. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We made reservations for 3 days at the Winter Island Park Campground and wish we could have stayed longer. We had a harbor side site (16B) that had plenty of room to put out the awning and set up chairs and a nice view. Service from those in the office was great. The young people working there were personable and helpful. We did not use the rest rooms or showers. The Salem Tour Trolley stops in the park making it really convenient to tour the City and return to the park for lunch and hopping back on to visit some of the sights. Some of the other reviews mentioned difficulties in using the dump station at the Essex County Sewage Treatment Plant, but if you follow the instructions given by the camp office it was no problem. The dump site was clean and easy to use.

Street into the park was narrow and curvy, but easily passable if you are careful. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16B
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Safari Field
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss the Peabody Museum in Salem. It is spectacular.

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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 47

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

I was disappointed with the Witchcraft Museum because it has almost no artifacts. Mostly it just explains the witchcraft history and the trials with recorded voices and lit scenes--sort of a recorded performance with not much depth. Much more interesting to me was exploring on my bike through town and looking at all the amazing 18th and 19th century mansions. Also enjoyed the Maritime National Monument in the wharf area.

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
43
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

There are endless things to do in Salem. Spend several days.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16c
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Salem is a popular tourist destination because of the history of the Salem Witch Trials, Nathaniel Hawthorne's House of Seven Gables, and the Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

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Review Count: 175
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 49

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

There are many things to like about this campground: the view from the marina, the many benches along the shore, the proximity to downtown and to the Willows, the beach, the crew that works here, the over the air TV reception and other things. We enjoyed our stay.

However, as hard as the crew worked to clean the bathrooms and sometimes they cleaned them several times a day, they could not keep up with all the people who were at the campground. People who used the beach were not helping matters any when they did not wash their feet off with the spigot on the side of the bathroom before they used the showers. On weekends, there were parties in the pavilions, picnics all over the park, quite a few at the beach and then there were all the campers. On week-days there were school groups. And, there are only 2 bathroom stalls and 2 shower stalls for females and 2 of each for males. Way too few. They desperately need to build new bathroom facilities. We used the restrooms and showers every day but could have wished that there were more available. I would have liked to say that the bathrooms were 'sometimes' clean. But my choices above were either 'yes' or 'no' not 'sometimes.'

The RV sites were level and had a picnic table with them although they were plenty close. There was water and we had 50A electricity but no sewer. The closest sewer is down the road a mile and into the town sewage facility. We drove our 35' motorhome to the sewage facility and turned around without problems. We asked about a honey wagon but were told there were none in town. Wrong. On the last day we saw one emptying another RV. So, yes there is a honey wagon in the area.

Don't count on the wi-fi. Wi-fi worked great the first 10 days of our stay but was hard to get onto the last 3 days. Would I stay here again? If I wanted to visit the Salem area again. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

It's a great central location for visiting Boston, Lowell, Lexington, Concord and, of course, Salem itself. The best way to get into Boston is on the train. It's $14 round trip but for seniors is $7.00. If you get on at the Salem station, you can pay onboard with no penalties. It is $5.00 to park all day in the train parking lot. The train will drop you off at the North Station in Boston and from there you can take the subway or walk to many of the top sites.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

This was not a bad place to stay for touring Salem, Boston and Concord. The sites were small but for the amount of time we spent in the park it was okay and all the neighbors we encountered were friendly. The electric hook ups were behind us and you had 2 sites together on the electric box so one would have to have a super long electic cord. The water was like the last reviewer said behind the camper hanging along the fence. There was a lighthouse, and day use beach with wonderful views of the water. The bathrooms were a concern when we got there and wasn't sure how it was going to be sharing them with the beach people and all the other campers but never saw anybody in the shower when we went and they were always clean. We did experience a lot of rain on the 4th and had about an inch of standing water on the ground but it wasn't a problem. We never did use the dump facilites that were at the sewer plant so can't comment on them but that was probably the biggest drawback of the park. Would probably stay here again though if in the area. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Being the closest park to Boston, it's just an OK park, nothing fancy at all. We were only able to get a 30 amp spot for 2 of our 3 days there. Had to move on the third night. Bear in mind that this is an old military facility that has been abandoned and now turned into a public boat launch, and a 50+ vehicle day use parking area. An RV parking facility with RV spots lined around the perimeter of the parking area, as well as having turned an additional empty field into RV parking. Your water supply is an above ground 1 1/4" ABS plastic line strapped to the 8 inch timbers around the perimeter or tied to a cyclone fence. The "store" has basically nothing of any use unless you need a soda or charcoal briquets. Check in Staff was there and emotionless. There are no sewer connections at any of the sites, nor is there any sewage dump on site. They send you offsite about a mile away to the Salem Sewage Treatment Facility to dump. We went there only to find that you have to drive up to the fence, pick up the phone, and call someone to let you in. The entry is a single lane entry angled at a 45 degree angle opposite the way you come from the campground. So if you have a large unit, you have to drive into Salem, turn around, then enter the facility. When you leave, you have to do the opposite, drive through Salem, turn around, then back to the park. Huge hassle. Overall, if we had a choice, we would stay elsewhere. We camped at Winter Island Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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