First site which had standing water in it and was muddy had no power from 15A outlet. Checked nearby one and it was also out. Third site had power so moved there. Were just spending the night and mosquitoes were around so didn't venture about. No Wi-Fi at site. Was told it was available on porch of office but didn’t want the long walk or to put up with bugs so did without. No idea why they gave us only 15A electric as I noted the registration book showed lots of openings with 30A. Measured voltage and got 114v. Lots of seasonal but also a number of abandoned sites. Just in front of our site was a site that looked like someone just hooked up and pulled out leaving a damaged deck, sewer hose, wood and cement blocks around the site. This was not the only “abandoned” site I observed. Would not stay here again if I could find a more reasonable campground local to Worcester. Street address is 90 Manchaug Road in West Sutton, MA 01590. We camped at Sutton Falls in a Motorhome.
We liked this campground. It's primarily seasonals. Some campsites have been enhanced with decks, docks, patios and custom firepits while others are messy with refrigerators and all sorts of stuff cluttering the site. We were initially assigned a site on the pond that had just been filled and graded. It was a sandpit; our wheels sunk in the loose sand so we asked for another site. We were given a choice of several others and we were satisfied with our new spot. This is a very quiet place. Staff enforces the rules and excessive noise isn't tolerated. Most sites are large and afford a fair measure of privacy. The wilderness sites for tenters are very secluded. The seasonal folks were friendly and made sure we were aware of the weekend's pot luck dinner and urged us to attend. Lots of room to walk here, and dogs are welcomed. We plan to return because we like quiet peaceful campgrounds. We camped at Sutton Falls in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $37.00
We camped at Sutton Falls with three other families during Labor Day weekend, in order to attend the Woodstock Agricultural Fair in nearby Woodstock, CT. Upon arrival, our first impression was the pale of smoke that blanketed the campground. We were told not to bring our own wood because of concerns of an invasive beetle that destroys trees, so I thought it odd that there was so much smoke. What were they doing, GIVING firewood away? The answer lies later in this report. The unique feature of this campground is the covered bridge that provides the only entry to the main part of the campground. Although it appears to be high enough to accommodate most rigs, one of the families we usually camp with (but not this time) had concerns that it would not clear their Class A motorhome. I did observe a couple of pretty high 5th wheels within the campground, so personally, I think they would be okay. The camp store is a post and beam constructed building, which you will appreciate if you are into those kinds of things. (Also check out the rough hewn joists on the ceiling in the playroom downstairs.) The covered bridge also spans a waterfall, which was just a trickle when we were here. The sites we were assigned were very nice and on a cul-de-sac. While that limited our traffic somewhat, it also didn’t allow for much parking. One of our neighbors had some visitors, so it meant blocked in cars, etc., but it wasn’t an issue. We had both water and sewer on these sites, which was a nice convenience. The cinder block fireplace was not very aesthetic, and also immovable, which was a bit of a nuisance. The picnic tables were excellent and in good condition. The pond the campground surrounds is very serene and it has a nice sandy beach and a raft for diving off. The water was pretty clear at the time of our visit. We were away at the fair most of the day on Saturday, so missed the free ice cream social and whatever entertainment they had on Saturday night. Sunday, they had games for the kids and a karaoke that ended at 9 PM. Since we were here on Sunday night, we decided to have a campfire. They sell firewood by the wheelbarrow load at the camp store for $12 a load (since you can't bring your own). It looked like nice hardwood, so we hauled a load back to our site. After we finally got a fire going, we discovered the probable cause for all the smoke in the campground: the wood was not fully seasoned. It could have used a few more months lying in the sun. Fortunately, there was very little wind that night, so the considerable smoke went straight up. There was a full corn moon that weekend, which also added to the ambiance. Something that struck us as different about the people (fellow campers) at this campground was that most of them were very friendly. I mean VERY friendly, almost to the point of telling you their whole life story. We found several people like that on this particular trip that gave us kind of a chuckle. They also wanted to help when we were setting up. We were a party of 8 adults, each with about 30 years of camping experience, so I’m sure we could figure it out. I know they meant well. On the other hand, we are also noticing a gradual decline in common courtesy, with people cutting through our site on a regular basis and even depositing their trash in our garbage! Not just at this campground, but everywhere we camped this year. Not sure what is causing this, but I hope it’s not a trend. So all in all, we had a very positive experience at Sutton Falls. The facility is well maintained, the infrastructure is strong and the staff was pleasant to deal with. For the size of the campground, it could use another bathroom/shower building. The bathrooms in place are also kind of cramped. About the only amenity that we would have liked to see was Wi-Fi, which we are finding more common everywhere we camp. Otherwise, a great place to camp. (Except if you have asthma or other breathing conditions.) We camped at Sutton Falls in a Travel Trailer.