14 Parks near Whately, Massachusetts
Jun 2016 - $35.00
We stayed here overnight on our way to Acadia NP in order to visit the Yankee Candle Co. in S. Deerfield. The facilities were tired. We used the toilets, but not the showers. The office facility had a lounge area, but it wasn't at all inviting, and there were no supplies available for sale, as you might expect to find. The staff member we talked with had not been alerted to our reservation, but was friendly and accommodating. Our site was flat and easily accessible in an open field. There were quite a few seasonal sites tucked back in the woods. I would consider stopping here for a day, or so, to visit the local attractions, but only out of convenience. - Alhub
Oct 2015 - $36.00
Basic campground with some seasonal sites. It looks like most short term sites are in an open grassy area with no size impediments. Other sites backed into tree line and had satellite dishes on poles (assuming seasonal). 20/30/50A at the pedestal and water, but no sewer. Site I was in needed nothing to be level. WiFi worked very well at our site but with occupancy I can't say what throughput might be like in the summer. Came late in the season and these were the only folks still open. Called in morning to check on availability, both call taker and lady who checked us in were very pleasant and friendly. - Trailbuddy
Oct 2014 - $39.00
The new owners have been here for a year and are working hard on making the campground better. They are very friendly folks and hope to offer a much nicer stay for everyone in the future. We were happy to get 50 amps and a clear sky for our DirecTV satellite dish, and the rates are reasonable for this area. The only downside for us is the lack of sewer. However, there's a dump station and pump-outs are available. - GypsySDR
May 2015 - $14.00
We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend, and the campground was pretty full. Even so, it was nice and quiet. The facilities were clean, and the shower was very nice. We hiked some of the trails, and went down to the beach to check it out. Very nice.
This is the type of campground we like and we'll definitely be back.
The only gripe I had is that they had the fans in the bath house on high constantly, and it was freezing cold in there. I asked at the gate, and was told that it was to keep the floors dry. They did turn them off, but just for the rest of the day.
We'd definitely return.
Just one note, the dump station is about a mile from the campground at the park headquarters. Just ask at the gate for directions. - 2beagles
May 2011 - $12.00
This year we canoed the lower lake and made it to the spill way where the kids enjoyed walking down the slanted concrete hill. The showers had awesome water pressure and plenty of hot water. We really enjoy this campground and look forward to it every year. I did ask about the location of the dump station and was given directions, as it was about 3/4 of a mile away from the campground. There is a general store off of the campground where you can purchase forgotten supplies. We will be going back next year. - B. P. Donelan
May 2010 - $12.00
I wrote the last review and we went again this year. If you have a chance to hike to the "Balancing Rock" due so. It's a must see of what the glaciers left behind. We had a great time this year as well. We look forward to visiting next year. - B. P. Donelan
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
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
Jun 2016 - $65.00
So hard to to judge, because some parts of this park are great, while others need to be attended to. Great dog park and newer playground. Tired and worn bathroom/showers (though clean). Only one shower per shower house. Plenty of activities for kids. Interior roads need a fresh application of gravel. They really try with nice plantings and free nice kindling to help yourself to when you buy firewood. Constant clouds of dust near the front from the golf carts the staff and guests use to get around. We were in one of the pull-through sites in front - quite close together. There seemed to be something lacking in the work ethic of the younger staff.
One thing comes to mind as I think about this campground. I witnessed interactions between staff and the owner's youngish daughter (who speeds around on a golf cart all day with various friends). From her treatment of those she spoke to/at - can attest to where the breakdown in customer service occurs. In the service industry, attitude can make or break your experience. As long as you don't have much interaction with certain staff, you'd be fine.
All in all, if you are visiting the area, it's a fine choice to stay. - RoadAbode
Oct 2015 - $47.00
This older campground is family owned and operated. Not a lot of campers here this time of year so the park was fairly empty, quiet, and was set to close by Nov. 1. There is a small book exchange in the store/office; store was almost empty since they were closing. Pull through sites are located in the front area. They are long, level, and have 50amp. Other sites in the park are back in, with or without utilities, and located in the trees. We used this as our base for exploring this part of the state. Lots of restaurants, shopping, and exploring about 10-15 minutes away. - DiplomatTraveler
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Easy in and out. Good hook ups. Fair number of sewer sites. Have rabies certificate for dogs ready when you register. Rules enforced which is a good thing. Good Verizon service. Full timers/seasonal have their own area. Nice little camp store. Could use a few garbage cans around the campground but overall a nice place to stay. - User1308
Oct 2015 - $32.00
We held a rally here and had a great time. Our 14 rigs were close, all together, and we had use of the pavilion. The weather was awesome, foliage turning, and while we were here at a rally I was not a fan of door to door parking. Since we were all friends we didn't care. Putting two rigs on one post was a way to keep down cost for the owner, but not my favorite configuration. We also had 2 "encounters" with the fire rings, so be aware of that. I hired the honey wagon to avoid the dump station. West Mass doesn't have an abundance of campgrounds "big rig" friendly, and this was easily approached from route 2. Our satellite dish worked (direct tv). Take a walk around to plan your departure to be sure there is room and no tight turns. Try the home made donuts, mmmmmmmmm. - Steve & Irma D.
Oct 2015 - $35.00
This is a bit smaller park but open and easily accessible by large rigs. Seasonal sites are huge, transient sites are a bit close and the site next to you will be facing your door. Good way to make friends but some privacy reduction. The transient area is mostly open with just a few smaller/new trees between sites. Fire rings are located at the ends of the site and do present a problem for longer rigs turning in/out of the sites. Dump station would be very difficult to get to with a larger coach. Bathrooms are small but clean. WiFi worked but pretty typical it was very slow. Useable for email mostly. 8 rating is based only on the closeness of the sites and problematic dump station. - CelerraWizard
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Friendly staff and campers. Nice landscaping all around, a tall hedge aisle way gives privacy to sites on the path to the bath house and rec room.
We were offered a pull through when they realized we were only staying one night.
We did not discover the nice rec room until we were checking out. They have quite a library, big TV and many DVDs comfy chairs and sofas too. It is upstairs from the showers, which were clean and lots of mirrors and counters, almost like a dressing table. - cherish
Jul 2016 - $15.00
We stayed 3 nights here and enjoyed our stay. The campground is very clean. Utilities worked well, and we had a clear shot of the sky for satellite. We enjoyed visiting Shelburne Falls (the Bridge of Flowers, and the Glacier Potholes), and also took a nice long hike at nearby High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary. We also had an awesome pizza from Hillside Pizza, just up the road from the campground. My only complaint is that since the camgground is right near the interstate, there is some road noise. That being said, we would still return if in the area. - henny38
Jun 2016 - $13.00
I found this park to be just about perfect, and the only drawback was the very close-by I-91 which generated a constant but not excessive hum of noise. The hosts were outstandingly nice and helpful. I was led to my grassy site by a host who changed my site to one with nice shade and no neighbor on one side. The rate shown is $12.50 Passport America rate for a W/E site, valid on Sunday through Wednesday on a once-a-month basis. The park is quiet and all the staff is friendly. I could not tell if any of the rigs were seasonal, but did not see too many people during my 3 day mid-week stay. There was zero over-the-air TV reception, but free park wi-fi worked well. Verizon phone worked well. Although it looks like the easiest way to get to the park off I-91, people arriving must not use River Road if your rig is over 11-0 feet as the narrow overpass blocks the road. Best to call the office and ask how to get there. I enjoyed my stay and am looking forward to staying again in the near future. - Jay Rutherford
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 2012 - $12.00
Very small State Campground with "real" outhouses except for a recently built shower/bathroom near our site #15. The kids enjoyed the fresh air and the swim area which is also a day use facility. The lake is also good for fishing and there is a boat ramp. The staff was very friendly. My youngest saw a wild animal in a tree which ended up being a porcupine. The sites are small but are very well spaced apart. We usually camp in a travel trailer but borrowed my brother's pop-up for this trip. We plan on returning for a weekend as long as we can get close to the bathroom facility. - B. P. Donelan
Oct 2011 - $42.00
We stayed during Columbus Day weekend and had a wonderful time. The setting is gorgeous and the site we had was large, level, and convenient to the restrooms, store and playground. The owners had a multitude of activities for the kids during this particular time (they named ts "Colum-boo" weekend) including trick or treating, crafts, a dance, haunted house, pumpkin bowling and more. My 3 kids had a blast riding their bikes all around and it felt like a very safe place to let them explore. The staff and guests were friendly and tried to make it fun for all. Bathrooms and showers were very clean (showers are $0.25 for 7 minutes so don't forget to bring quarters). I would definitely recommend this campground to friends. - BroadwayBaby
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