12 Parks near Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Aug 2015 - $65.00
The biggest cost was the ferry ride over which was $370, once we arrived at the site it was well worth it. The area was quiet and removed from all the noise, the site was quiet and clean. The area is very shaded with lots of trees and minimum mosquitoes but lots of beetles which was a turn off.
What we love about the Island is that it's flat and very bike friendly, we're coming back. - koeka
Jul 2012 - $50.00
No dogs, no campfires after 11, no pool, no cable TV (5 over the air channels), no cell phone reception (Verizon), no internet at the sites, no trash pickup. Even the internet at the office is limited. I tried to explain to the owner why people couldn't connect, but he insisted that my three machines (one Windows, one Mac, and one Android) were all configured wrong, along with the other 5 people who couldn't connect. What do I know? I've only been doing systems and networking work for 30 years, and he runs a campground. (In any case, I can tell you how to bypass his bad configuration. Just hard code the addresses instead of using DHCP.) The ground was so soft that my leveling jacks sunk into the ground. Fortunately, the sites weren't seriously unlevel. Martha's Vineyard is a great place to visit and this is the only RV campground, so I may return. But this place was among the worst in terms of features. - Brian Gould
Jun 2012 - $51.00
Bringing our full size pickup, kayak, and 35' fifth wheel to the Vineyard was such an adventure. Don't be afraid to try it! The campground was well laid out, extremely clean, with friendly helpful staff. The location is right on the bikeway and convenient to everything Martha's Vineyard has to offer. Well stocked store, well kept playground, and immaculate bathrooms and showers. We were stunned that the week we were there the campground was less than 25% full. A couple of notables: the only place you can get a Wi-Fi signal is at the office/game room complex and we could not get a single TV station despite the complexity of our antennae system. Only a handful of seasonal campers here. Loved it. - Everyboysmomma
Aug 2016 - $53.00
This is an older campground with lots of seasonal lots, some of which are a little rough. However, if you want to visit the Cape, then this campground offers some benefits. On the plus side, the Shining Seas bike path is adjacent to the campground and they offer a shuttle service to the ferry boats for Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. They also sell the ferry tickets so you just take the shuttle and walk right onto the boat. This is a real convenience. They have a really nice campground brochure that folds out into a map of the Cape with some featured directions. They offer free WiFi that worked quite well for us. On the downside, they have possibly the worst driveways I have seen. There is asphalt until you get to the campsite loop, then it starts to break up with tree roots and potholes, then it turns to rutted dirt. In addition, the driveway is very narrow and has a steep drop. We found it difficult to get level on the site we had, sloped back to front and side to side. I would rate the showers and bathrooms as acceptable, generally clean, good water pressure, but I was not able to get the shower door to lock so had two people walk in during my shower. We had a site with water and 30 amp electric for $53 per night, sewer dump is available. We could not get satellite TV due to tree cover but had a good selection of over the air channels. AT&T 4G signal strength was -97 dBm, fairly good. - Coopsecondact
Sep 2014 - $40.00
Very close to downtown Falmouth and the bus to Martha's Vineyard ferry. Very quiet and close to an impressive bike path. Rustic, dirt sites mostly, small streets but good enough for a 35 footer. I enjoyed the stay because of the convenience mostly. I would go again if going to the area. - jaygee
Jun 2012 - $49.00
We only stayed here one night as a stop when getting off the Martha's Vineyard Ferry. The campground is very clean and the staff were immensely friendly and helpful. It abuts the bike trail. However, the site we were given was nearly impossible to get into. Roads are washed dirt, very narrow, twisty and rocky. If it weren't for our friendly seasonal neighbor we would have never gotten into the site. A walk around the campground shows this to be true of most sites. Very tight with poor approaches. More than 70% of the campground seems to be seasonals. It served our purpose for one night, but would probably not plan an entire week here. - Everyboysmomma
Oct 2016 - $62.00
Very nice campground, although no site wifi. Office closes early. Spacious, paved level and treed. Watch GPS directions, ours weren't accurate. Well worth the price. Cabins are very nice, as our friends stayed in them. Staff was very helpful about things to do in the area. - Maltaman
Aug 2016 - $76.00
We stayed here for 2 months (June 29-Aug 29). We got the monthly rate of about $2000 per month for a "Glampsite."
Very disappointed. Wifi is almost non existent. If you want wifi in your rig, stay near the office. Use the Deck connection as the pool connection is worthless.
Electric power is spotty. My surge protector kept turning off power because of low voltage. They ask you to use only 1 AC, not two. Bathrooms are not very nice. Clean but not upscale. Many staff not friendly. Must pay for guests. Will not come back. - Mike Perrault
Aug 2016 - $84.00
Met up with some friends and arrived day early. No room but the hostess was kind enough since we are from SD to allow us a quick night in their "compound" (storage facility for boats and trailers), for free. We moved to site #1 next night for 2 night stay at $84 per night on a premium site. Site was paved with a seashell patio and even next to office was still quiet. Full hookups including cable. All utilities well placed and for each site. We tried to get wifi being next to office but had to go to the deck. Baths were spotless and relatively new and modern. All showers individual rooms with door and toilet and sink.
Park surprisingly quiet for being as large as it is. Hosts were great with outstanding customer service. Very friendly and always asking if they could help in any way. 2 large pools, arcade, game courts etc. Lots for kids to do.
Reason for the 7 rating is the overall price. I thought it a bit high. There were other lower priced sites but none available for the weekend. All sites in CG were paved and level as best we could see. Some had patios and picnic tables with umbrellas and chairs. - travlinphoolz
Oct 2016 - $50.00
A beautifully kept property. Many summer residents but people were nice if you wanted or left you alone. It was pleasant sitting on the beach of their lakes. - Barbara Smith
Sep 2016 - $50.00
We camp at Peter's Pond every Labor Day, I have just recently began posting reviews on this website but every year Peter's Pond is our favorite spot. This year we were on site H16, it was amazing and I look forward to next year already. This season we have camped in PA, NJ, NY, VT ME but still our best trip is the Cape. This campground is centrally located to the bay and sound (15-20min drive for either). Its a quick drive on and off. All wonderful accommodations/amenities, ranging from a waterslide in their pool to a Aquapark with inflatable toys in their lake or a state-of-the-art game room to a brand new playground / ball fields. I honestly can not say enough about Peter's Pond. World class!!! - RiggsandClem
Sep 2015 - $45.00
Nice campground. Well maintained. Staff was friendly. As mentioned by the previous reviewer, sites can be tight to get into. Site was level. Cable TV was good, but WiFi was iffy. Great location for exploring Cape Cod and environs. Most sites appeared to be occupied by full timers or seasonal clients. This was especially true with waterfront sites. We would stay here again. - Joe-n-Doe
Aug 2016 - $67.00
We were attending a wedding and found most of the RV parks booked months ahead. Bay View was available and although expensive, we took it. Site was wide, level and wooded. Backed up to a site that had a derelict trailer and lots of junk. If we had invited guests to visit our site, they would have to pay $7 each to enter the park if staying more than 30 minutes. If we return to area, will look for another park. - Dunwoodyradio
Aug 2016 - $67.00
Very large, well spaced out campground. Entrance/exit from 28 is difficult at high traffic times. Site was a back in site for our 45 ft coach. Site was nice and roomy, clean and ready for us. Due to trees, satellite dish would not work.
Campground has hills and turns but they are manageable. Check in was prompt and friendly. Several seasonal campers, but tastefully finished sites.
Very nice campground. Friendly staff. Doubtful you will be able to use satellite while here. Wifi was off and on. - Vavrin
Aug 2016 - $55.00
This is a really nice, woodsy, clean campground. It has a state park feel. Our 50 amp, FHU site needed some work to level as the terrain is hilly. The terrain also is what gives the cg some ambiance and charm. Our site (#254) was spacious with lots of shade. We had no road noise, but did notice that the sites closer to the entrance had noise. BE VERY CAREFUL of the cg entrance & exit. Our GPS had us going just a little farther per the address. The entrance comes suddenly and is exactly where another road is merging (just past the Subaru dealership). It is a little dicey. Because Hwy 28 is so busy, the exit is hard in a MH pulling, and there is a dip. We cracked our windshield. It might be easier to go up the road before hooking up the toad - that would be my recommendation. The WiFi was excellent as was the cable. Good Verizon cell service. Very friendly staff & easy, efficient check-in. Guard at gate checking passes to enter & exit. We would stay here again. - Gayle E.
Jun 2012 - $40.00
Went to the Cape, but unfortunately we picked a weekend with a lot of rain. But we still had a good time getting away. Our site was a little narrow. Would have like to have better Wi-Fi coverage. As campgrounds on the Cape go, this one is pretty good. - jp873
Oct 2011 - $39.00
Right on Cape Cod Canal next to lovely walk/bike trail. Very dense shade sandy ground. Some sites very narrow, but ours was large. Seasonal rigs with a lot if stuff lying around detract from the beauty. Water pressure in showers way too high to stand under. Wi-Fi only available 300 feet from office, but office open until 9:00 PM and they invite you to sit there. And there is a large pavilion with access. Store open on weekends in off season. No real alternatives, and this CG isn't bad. - Doogiesmom
Aug 2011 - $46.00
Bourne Scenic Park is narrow piece of land about a mile long located between route 6 and the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, MA starting just west of the Bourne Bridge. This is a town run campground on land leased to them by the Army Corps of Engineers. Management, the office staff, store staff and staff in the campground were very friendly and helpful when asked. The location of the campground makes it a great place for watching the boats and ships traveling through the canal. The manned security gate is a plus. Our site had 50 amp service with gray water pit. We were told only a small section of the campground had upgraded electrical service. There is a dump station for black water. Wi-Fi is only available at the pavilion. There appears to be a lot of scheduled activities and two small pools manned with lifeguards. There are almost no mosquitoes, I guessing due to the smoke. The store had the best Ice Cream. Now for the negative review. 1. Part of campground sits directly below the Bourne Bridge. This bridge transverses the Cape Cod Canal. Trucks crossing over the top use their Jake Brake to slow down in both directions. Tires hitting the expansion joints add to the noise (thump, thump). The noise of the traffic and the braking gets to be very annoying. 2. Emergency vehicles across the canal start their sirens leaving the station and appear to not shut them off until the reach their destination. By the frequency of the noise, they get a lot of calls. 3. NO Air Conditioners are allowed to be used even though we had 50 amp service at 120 plus volts. This means that if you shut your RV’s windows due to the campfire smoke you literally roast. It can get very hot and damp in the RV at night. The smoke just seems to hang in the trees due to the heavy canopy.. 4. No cable and we could only get one station (not all the time though) consistently OTA. We had to face the antenna toward the Bourne Bridge even though the station was in the opposite direction. Trees blocked any chance of a remote satellite dish. 5. Even though there are a lot of sites with grass and excellent views of the canal, you cannot get reserve one. The seasonals have almost all of them. Our site was all sand. 6. Burning of trash in the fire pits is a frequent pastime at this campground. Nothing like the smell of burning trash before you get up in the morning. 7. As far as I could see, none of their rules are being enforced. C section is far enough away so that the bridge noise is significantly reduced. This section is well above the canal. There are many sets of steps leading to the canal service road. The number of steps range from 20 to 50 steps depending where you are located in C section. This section is extremely tight. The larger sites and the sites with a canal view appear to be taken by the seasonals. The roads are very narrow in C section. My neighbor from Rhode Island mentioned to me that the seasonals were not very friendly and I agree. If you can deal with the noise, no A/C , heavy smoke and the smell of burning trash, this might be the perfect campground for you. Until they allow the use of A/C's, I would not recommend Bourne Scenic Park. - ploiselle
Jul 2012 - $12.00
We stayed here for a weekend. The staff was friendly and efficient. The roads were paved. The sites are dirt, but they are roomy, shady, and level. They had a table and fire pit. Bathrooms dated, but clean. No hook ups. There are hiking trails, a playground and a small camp store with essentials and firewood. The campground volunteers put on a great pancake breakfast. Quiet at night. We would stay here again. - trip1
Sep 2011 - $12.00
This is a very nice park with shaded, private sites. While staying here you get access to Scusset Beach which is a very nice beach on Cape Cod Bay. Bathrooms are clean and the people that work here are very nice. We stay here often and the area is convenient for sight-seeing on Cape Cod. - BroadwayBaby
Oct 2010 - $14.00
We camped at this park on Columbus Day. What a neat place to dry camp with a big rig and visit the Cape. The price is right, they have a excellent dump station, water spickets are spread out through the park and I don't think this park ever fills up. It's got my vote. - monaco cruiser
290 Glen Charlie Rd East Wareham, Massachusetts 02538 (map) | (508) 295-4945
Sites: 600 | Latest Rate: $59.00 | 21 Reviews
Oct 2015 - $59.00
This campground is so under rated. We camped for the Columbus Day Holiday and the CG seemed to be at full capacity, stretching their facilities and staff to the breaking point. We found the CG to be clean but rustic, giving a pleasant experience in very clean campsites. The office staff was very busy with little to complain about and found them to be very helpful. The security staff seem to be well trained with much better than expected professional attitude. We didn't expect much after reading some previous reviews, but with a change in ownership, this campground has become a desirable family destination, with lots of activities all weekend for both kids and adults alike. There are limited hours allowed for campfires, 4:30 to midnight, which seems to be very reasonable, with security politely enforcing this rule while explaining these hours were part of their permit requirements from the local fire district and town of Wareham.
Maple Park seems to have a large seasonal population and golf carts are allowed and golf cart rentals were available.
The campground had a 'haunted Trail ride' utilizing the 'trolley' buses, amd a 10-15 min. ride through the dark forest, an added extra activity for the holiday weekend. Well organized and executed and immense fun and memories for our families weekend stay. We have already booked ahead for next years holiday weekend and look forward to our return. This campground was recommended to us by friends, and we highly recommend this wonderful CG to all of our RVing friends and family. - Captain Dave
Jul 2015 - $59.00
Roads into campground are narrow and very bumpy. Campground is like a maze. Hard to get around. Site was very uneven. Our motorhome rocked horribly going to our site and back out. - Faye J
Aug 2014 - $50.00
This is a very popular campground, judging by the activity - especially during the weekends. It's entirely sand and dirt with no concrete or grass anywhere, but plenty of trees. The entire campground is spread throughout a forest and the roads are primitive but navigable. Most of the residents seem to be permanent, or at least semi-permanent. Electric and water service is good and the sites are well spaced. There is a beach that must draw a lot of activity on the weekend because they block the road off during that time. Since we departed on Saturday morning we had to detour around the beach (through the woods) on our exit. There is a security gate that requires a swipe card to gain access - or manual access by a park attendant. The swipe card costs $10 but you get your money back when it is returned. All the in any way. Perfect home base for exploring the local area (Cape Cod, Boston, RI, etc.) I don't think I would stay here again with a motorhome. - Rob&Terri
Sep 2016 - $39.00
We have stayed at this campground several times in the past few years. We absolutely love the location for proximity to the beach, canal, and bike path. Spacious sites, scenic views, friendly neighbors, good water, new electrical system, improved bathrooms & showers, fishing pier - almost heaven. Only the addition of a sewer system would bring my rating up to 10. TV reception varies by site - some get up to 14 channels and some get only a few. - Aracz
May 2016 - $39.00
Just spent 10 days here visiting family in the area. Site was level and had no issue getting our new 42" 5th wheel into space #58 with room to spare. All of the sites are large and well spread apart. While we were there they had an issue with the hot water boiler in the rest rooms and were in the process of replacing. They had offered to allow us to reschedule, but we told them we had our own hot water and it would not be an issue. - dhshaw
Aug 2015 - $35.00
Not fancy, but a quiet, peaceful, lovely campground, close to the gorgeous beach. You can fish from the pier and lots of biking along the Cape Cod Canal - 7 miles each way. Scrubbier sites, but farther away from each other. Met a man at the pier who has been fishing there for 60 years - bought a house close by so he can go everyday! Nice life! If you like the beach and touring Cape Cod - this is the place! Great value for the money! - User901
Jul 2016 - $52.00
Overall, this was not a great place to stay. There are a lot of seasonal campers and it seemed more like a trailer park than campground. Most of the residents were clean, but there were a few that did not take care of their area. The bathrooms were not clean, and you had to pay for your shower. They had decent amenities for kids with basketball, a pond to swim in, horseshoes, playground, and much more. They also had movie nights and games during the day for kids. It is a long ways away from both Boston and the Cape. I would recommend staying closer to one or the other, as the commute was long and you run into traffic. The seasonal campers were really strict on the 5mph speed limit, and frequently tell you to slow down, even if you are going 6mph. It was a quiet campground and the lots were bigger than average with a yard. Getting in and out was very easy. Wi-fi is weak and frequently dropped out. They have a convenience store right on the premises that had a great selection of almost anything you need, and made delicious breakfast sandwiches on a daily basis. - Julie Fair
Sep 2013 - $59.00
$10 per day "second pet fee" causes this campground to fall in the "overpriced" category. Massachusetts law requires rabies vaccination be shown at check-in. Low hanging branches alongside interior roads scratch sides of rig on curves. 10% Good Sam discount to everyone without proof of club membership. Unimpressive campground with plenty of potential with a few improvements. - goodspinach
Aug 2013 - $47.00
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay here. It is well run, friendly staff and our site (F2) was big for a pull thru with full hookup. Our towed vechicle battery went dead and they came over to help us with a jump start. Centrally located so we visited Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Newport RI Mansions. We would definitely recommend staying here. - kemosabe