14 RV Parks near Southwick, Massachusetts
Oct 2016 - $47.00
We stayed here again Columbus Day Weekend, 2016 with two other couples after having successful experiences in the past. Unfortunately, this trip was not as pleasant.
To start things off, we reserved four remote sites for this weekend well in advance. When we arrived, we found out that one of the employees had given our sites away to another party, so they reassigned us to three sites next to the dumping station. Yuck! We arrived after the office closed at 8 p.m. (Who closes that early on a holiday weekend?), so there wasn't much to do at that point but proceed to the site and set up.
At our sites, one of the power outlets didn't work. No sewer connection, but had a gray water inlet.
The weekend itself was uneventful, but on the day we were to leave, we had to wait OVER AN HOUR in line for said dumping station, because it was their only one. And then when my wife went to retrieve our deposit for the gate card upon departure at 1 p.m., she was yelled at by the staffer for checking out past checkout time. She explained that the line was long at the dumping station and refused to believe that it took us an hour to dump.
Needless to say, this will be our last trip there. - grumpah
Aug 2014 - $46.00
We stood here in August for group events at both Six Flags New England and Lake Compounce. The staff was able to put myself and my friend together, in an unconventional way, since I needed FHU and he didn't. His site said that it had electric, but the electric came from my post. Thankfully, he only had a popup, and 20amps were fine. The facility was on the side of a large hill. Bathrooms in our area were clean, remodeled, but in an old bathhouse trailer. Showers were also clean, and cost 25 cents. I never have an issue paying for a clean shower. Staff was very friendly. My site was a bit unlevel on the roadside, but was fixed with on plank. I did have to place my unit by using my sewer hose as a guide, as the sewer connection was a bit of a distance away. All in all, I would stay there again if I was to go to both Six Flags and Lake Compounce in the same weekend. - ChooChoo Man
Jul 2014 - $48.00
I read the other reviews but here is my take on this park. If you don't care about your paint your all set. Seems the town, that you must drive through doesn't trim trees wide or high enough for class A's. Not easy to get to. Narrow city streets, cable awful reception, low hanging trees, and we followed their directions! Rough dirt and gravel roads, and very narrow. Grass pull thru, not very level, no pad, Bugs galore. Never told ahead of time that there is an additional fee if you use your air conditioning. That was a surprise at check in. Next surprise, NO 50 amp service in the pull thru, only in back ins, and another additional charge for that! Wifi very weak. Just a weird backwoods kind of place. Seedy looking. Would not recommend or return. - THE DOC
Sep 2011 - $42.00
This campground is terrible, very poorly maintained. From the entrance road which needed serious upgrading to the bathhouse, everything was in serious need of attention. The bathhouse was poorly maintained, three toilet stalls in Womens side, only one in working condition. It was dirty the entire time. The grounds were not well kept and the staff were not pleasant. We were actually repulsed by this campground and would suggest it be avoided at all costs! - eastman
Jun 2011 - $45.00
This place was poorly maintained. The restrooms are filthy. The roads are full of large potholes. There are a lot of trees overhanging the road. Very dusty as some of the perm. campers "keep the road hot" constantly driving to the trash can etc. It is very overpriced for the money. Take my advice and keep going! - crackers
May 2006 - $33.00
Southwick Acres is related to Sodom Mountain CG. SA is more geared toward seasonal campers with the number of what looked like rental sites being a small minority. There are a handfull of tent sites and 5 cabins available. The small single bathhouse also denoted the number of seasonal sites since seasonals have sewer. SA welcomes kids but they are not what I would call "kid friendly" as they don't have any activites planned, rather they allow cmapers to go to Sodom Mtn and participate in their activities. The camp store was also essentially non-existant. Had we only planned a camping weekend and not had our days filled with trips to nearby 6 Flags, it would have not been one of our better Memorial Day weekend experiences. All in all, it was an ok campground with friendly staff, hence the mediocre rating. - Nik
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Since there were more negatives than than positives, we will NOT be returning. The bathrooms were supposed to be cleaned from 10:00am-10:45am daily, but I went just after 10:00am one day and every toilet needed to be flushed and the trash was spilling onto the floor. The campsite we were on was not level and despite the levelers and stabilizing jacks, the camper was so off that we had to slam the door to get it to close. One of the bedroom doors was very difficult to close as well, and the other wouldn't stay open, due to the uneven terrain. The roads were also VERY hilly on the route to the campground. Most employees were quite nice, however one staff member (who I believe is a manager) was arrogant most of the time I had any interaction with him, even antagonistic at times. Another also had an attitude with me, using an inappropriate tone of voice. The laser tag and mini golf on site is nice, but it isn't open all the time. We did enjoy the laser tag though, as well as the activities related to the theme for the weekend. They have adult swim time from 1:00pm-2:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm, which are peak times for kids, so it was inconvenient, since this is a family campground. Adult swim should be from 10:00am-11:00am or 12:00pm-1:00pm and from 7:00pm-8:00pm or on Thursdays and Sundays when the pool is open until 10:00pm, adult swim should be from 9:00pm-10:00pm. - Kirsten T
Jul 2012 - $48.00
We spent almost a week there with the kids (ages 10-8) across from the pool area. This is a beautiful campground and we often saw the staff working to maintain it: mowing, weeding, cleaning the grounds. The pool was nice and warm and clean. (We saw owner cleaning and checking the pool every morning.) There was a nice large deck around the pool to sit with chairs, tables and umbrellas. There is minigolf (looked in decent shape but we did not do) and mining $5 or $9 per bag (we did, kids got nice gems) on site. There is a fishing pond and a boating pond. We didn't do paddle boats because it looked a little too weedy. Our site was a large pull through with water, electric and sewer. There was hair (from a human haircut) on our site when we got here, but when told, the staff was quick to go rake it up. The playground was in good shape. There were a few activities during the week and many on the weekend. They were well organized and well run by friendly staff. It rained a few days while we were here and we still had fun hanging out in the rec hall playing ping-pong, air hockey, wii, watching a movie (scheduled activity), doing puzzles, and eating from the snackbar. Staff moved up the dance from 7pm to 6pm because of bad weather, to give campers something to do. DJ was friendly and kids had a blast. Pizza was good and other items were reasonably priced. We all loved the Sunday breakfast buffet. Ladies showers need a little updating but the rest of the bathroom was obviously recently renovated. Close by we visited the Granville Country store (GREAT cheese) and the Gran-Val scoop (ice cream and a few farm animals to feed and pat). Overall one of the nicer campgrounds we have visited truly due to the staff. We will definitely return after we get the truck tuned up and brakes checked. The hills on the way to the campground were long and steep! - Itsatrip
Jul 2011 - $42.00
Bathrooms were small, old/dirty, soap dispenser was empty often and paper towel dispenser was broken for 3 days! They advertised mini-golf, but we learned that it was staffed only on the weekend, and closed at 1 PM. Paddle boats advertised for use on pond were locked up and staff not available on the holiday weekend to unlock and clean for use. Many unsupervised kids roaming the camp grounds. Went to do a craft activity on a rainy day, and staff would not set up an additional folding table for us, but rather expected our family to split up to different tables with available chairs, not very friendly or accommodating. We camped next to a cabin on the pond that was allowed to set up multiple tents at their cabin, which made for many people at one site, and blocked our view of the pond. We would never return to this campground. - new_camper
Aug 2016 - $20.00
This is a first come first served military campground. It is not a great campground either. Parking pads are concrete but entrance to site is just dirt, rocks and dead grass. Fire ring was overgrown with weeds and full of trash. Picnic table was useable. Bathhouse is strange especially the shower area. There is a big room in both men and women's restrooms. There is only a long bench for all three showers to use and absolutely no privacy before or after stepping into/out of the shower. The room is quite large and it seems that some sort of privacy could be arranged. The water does not taste great but the utilities (no sewer) worked fine. Verizon cell and hot spot worked well. The campground is not easy to find and we got an unfriendly feeling from the gate guard to the campground staff. There are several commercial business near the campground that were busy through most of the night. This is not up to the usual standards of most military campgrounds. We would not stay here again. - roadking
May 2016 - $20.00
This park has some real potential. We stopped here for two nights on our way to New Hampshire, so the location was ideal for our route. When you arrive, you will enter the main gate, go through the traffic circle, pass the the gas station where you will turn left. This road will lead right to the campground. To echo what others have said, the camp is treated without a lot of care. We arrived on a Saturday after the office closed and chose a spot. We had to inspect three different sites since the first two were 50 amp service only and we are 30 amp. Sites are back in with water and electric only. We chose site 11 which gave us good TV antenna coverage as well as Verizon wifi. The pad was concrete and level with plenty of room for our 35 ft fifth wheel and truck. The big negative was the trash in the fire pit that seemed to have been there for some time. This could be a really nice campground, it just needs the attention. If passing through we would definitely stay again. - pfogleboch
Aug 2015 - $20.00
There were a few nice spots in a treed area of this park, but some of the sites face the back of Outdoor Rec, where you check in, and they are not very nice. Some of the sites were mowed nicely, and some, including the one I was sent to, were overgrown. The park was easy to find and not too far off the interstate. It was easy to navigate and park, and each site had plenty of space. There was a constant noise like a generator hum 24/7. There was no wifi, but good phone reception and lots of over the air TV. You can walk to a shoppette with lots of food items. Not the greatest bargain for water and electric only. Customer service was good. - KAP99
Jun 2015 - $14.00
This is definitely forest camping on Otis Reservoir, which is a scenic lake peninsula. No hookups and there are only about 25 sites out of 93 for trailers and RVs. Our site was down a long rocky driveway slanted to the lake with a picnic table and fire pit overlooking the lake. We could have put a kayak in from our site. Many campers put their boats in at the boat landing and tie it up on the shore near their campsites. It was beautiful. There are many tent and pop up camper sites right on the water. The campground has a nice beach and offers boating, fishing, hiking and swimming. Comfort stations are clean with showers. There is a dump station near the office. This is not just off the highway, it is a long ride in off of route 8 in western MA and I would not want to drive it at night. Our site had four campsites around it but with all the trees and shrubs we could see only the top of one tent in the distance. It is a peaceful place to camp but I would not take an RV over 28 ft camping here. We would camp here again. - gsnakehill
Jul 2010 - $14.00
All the sites seemed to have a lot of privacy with lots of trees and greenery. The lake is beautiful with a nice swim area. Very peaceful, quiet at night, and overall attractive and well kept. Ranger programs for kids and adults are available. Pleasant staff. We will be back. - poodlecamper
Aug 2009 - $12.00
This is a very nice campground that's on the Otis Reservoir. The beach area is average size for a Massachusetts State Park. There are lifeguards on duty most of the time. The campsites are large but some are on hills which make it a tent only site. There is a boat ramp for the general public for use of their watercraft. The weekend we went there the ramp was closed early Saturday afternoon because the parking lot was full. There are also A.T.V. and dirt bike trails in the woods. If you have a powered watercraft or a four wheeler this is a great place to camp. We were able to hike, ride bikes, swim and fish all at one park. We would go back again but it's a long drive for a weekend, so we will hold off for now. - B. P. Donelan
Sep 2015 - $43.00
Most of the spaces are filled by year round campers, most not well kept. Many residents are dumping their gray water on there site, where no sewer is available. Roads approaching and within the park were terrible. Though friendly, the young lady at the counter obviously did not have experience. WIFI is only at the office, and it did not work while we were there. CATV was good. - R V Camper
Nov 2014 - $59.00
Awesome place to camp. Very friendly family orientated atmosphere. My kids look forward to this trip every year. You can't ask for better! If you have kids you won't see them from sun up to sun down due to the amount of activities. Pet friendly, Clean restrooms and friendly staff!! - Gina Falt
Jul 2014 - $58.00
First thing to remember is the name of the park is "campsites" not "RV resort" Which makes it a mixed bag. Staff was friendly, and responsive to emails. Good cable TV connection which was important as trees on edge of field were too high for Dish Network. Have 39' fifth wheel, put us on end lot pull-through which normally would be a good thing... except here the lot was so narrow our front door was only 6 feet from road. Roads were not made for big rigs, e.g., tight turns with tree overhangs. If you have smaller camper, or pop up and don't need Wi-Fi [at your site] or sewer probably be OK. FYI, a killer mountain climb if you try to get there from US 44 BEFORE Winsted. Instead follow US 44 through town to CT 8 then right on CT 20 and finally right to Reballard Rd which becomes Old North. You and your truck will be much happier. - Tom & Marilyn
Oct 2016 - $47.00
This was an unplanned stop due to mechanical problems. The site was very kind and very flexible as we did not know from day-to-day if we were staying or leaving. Ended up spending three nights. You are surrounded by hills which were also showing fall colors; nice.
This is an older park that, I suspect, was recently brought into the KOA family. The sites in the back behind the first row of cabins are the older sites and are almost all dirt pads located amongst many trees.
Those sites around the cabins and out front near the office are all newer and are all very level gravel base. The seven or so pull through sites up front are great sites but just a little bit too close for our liking. However, at this time of year, it wasn't a problem. These sites are wide open, no trees.
The park is near a farm with lots of cows and when the wind is just right...which sometimes it is...well you know. - Moe and Flo are on the go
Aug 2016 - $52.00
At least 12 miles off the Mass Pike but the secondary roads are fine for a big rig. We were an overnite passing thru Mass. Doesn't seem like there is a lot to do nearby. 6 flags is 27 miles. They created new big rig sites last year and ours was an EZ in and out (97). We had shade and nice grass which was helpful because it was hot with a picnic table and paver fire ring. These were the high points. Our outside nice grass area was within 12' of a cabin. If it was occupied we'd be on top of each other. As it was mid week there wasn't a problem. Would be a great site if a family had a camper and others stayed in the cabin. 50 amp electric under 120 coming in on each leg so had to juggle what was on or off. It really struggled all night and one of our a/c units went out because of low power. Cable tv needed a call to the office. Someone had switched the wires. Go figure. We waited over an hour for someone to show. Wifi hotspot weak. Some devices could not connect and when one is on too long it throws you out even if you're not using much broadband. It happened just as I was writing this review! Upfront sites for transients are narrow, close and full sun. Way overpriced at over $50. Not many campgrounds or parks in the area that can accommodate big rigs. Would not return unless desperate. - Team Asphalt
Jul 2016 - $64.00
New pull thru site, 90' long, made it very easy to set up. Campground is large, with a lot of activities, but in need of weed killer and a can of paint. Landscaping was , at one time, gorgeous but now choked out with weeds. Lot's of buildings for everything form game room to snack shop, but need boards replaced and painted, nothing dangerous, just not cosmetically appealing, even for being in the woods. Great shade, easy access to entire campground and decent sized sites. Weekend events were numerous and well communicated including a large event board at the pool so all would know what was going on. Kid events and family events.. we were there for Christmas in July and the park was decorated with lights and Santa made a stop to give out presents to the kids. - Bill VDA
Aug 2012 - $38.00
Staff was very friendly. There are some beautiful shaded sites; we were in the field, and sun was directly on us in the afternoon and that was a little uncomfortable. We did have 30 amp service, so could use the AC. I'd ask for shade next time, but we didn't give much notice before reserving. Restrooms and showers were very nice & clean. They had everything we needed. We had a great camping experience there. They have boat rentals, a nice lake which is across the road from the camp store. - SharonW.
Jul 2012 - $37.00
They just suffered a major flood, so some of the issues are a result of that. They did end up redoing the pool completely, so that is quite nice and brand new. The sites that are higher up in the park seemed nicer than ours down the hill. It was very wet when we were there and extremely muddy. Also very, very hard to back into the sites and our little trailer is just 19 feet total (16 ft body). Sites are pretty close to one another. The bathrooms are in serious need of updating. The management seemed quite friendly. The campground is less expensive than many in this general area of western MA. It has the potential for being a very nice campground. I would start with more concrete -- site pads, etc. to alleviate the mud situation since even if there is no flooding at any given moment, it rains a lot in this part of the state. - Gaius Gracchus
Jul 2011 - $37.00
Nice place with a friendly staff. Clean pool, clean bathrooms, limited numbers of showers, sites near the office and house are very level, sites on the upper side are challenging to access. Only trouble is they are extremely limited in flat land due to steep mountains. Loved sleeping to the sound of the stream. - Freeman2004
Aug 2010 - $37.00
We came here for a weekend. We had a site on the brook side. The sites were very nice, good size and level. Water on both sides. We went for a walk and there were a lot more sites up the hill, a bit more rustic but beautiful. The back of the fire pit was made from the natural rock emerging from the mountain. It was beautiful. The pool was small and the store was small. The people were very friendly. I don't remember WiFi or cable TV. - meister
May 2011 - $25.00
We were part of a group so rate reflects shared cost. This is a COE campground. Campground is divided into two loops, Both or either loop can be reserved. Campground is located in a gorgeous valley bordered by a river with tubing & fishing possibilities. Steep entrance road but decently graded even after the previous weeks rain. Great place to relax, shaded and open areas, level campground. Campground is dry camping but has flush toilets with hot showers with one electrical outlet in field. - mdcamping