35 Parks near Exeter, New Hampshire
Jul 2016 - $50.00
The park is mostly seasonal with a few sites for drive-ups. They advertise Passport America but when we called, they said it was high season. I asked when PA was available and was told the first couple of weeks after they open and a few weeks before they close for the season. Those terms were not spelled out in the PA book.
The interior roads are pot holes held together with some dirt. The speed limit was supposed to be 5MPH but everyone drove much faster which created a continuous dust cloud. Staff was friendly, the park itself was clear of trash. The pool looked like it was being put to good use by all the kids. - Mooney 201 Pilot
May 2016 - $42.00
Quiet and peaceful along the river. Plenty of trees and enjoyable views. Campground is in the process of spring cleaning and adding a new restaurant. Easy to find and nice people. We will return. - Happy Camper X2
Jul 2014 - $32.00
This campground has large level grass back-in sites and very shaded. The cost includes Passport America discounts for 5 of the 7 days. I found it easy to get to the campground from the south but did hear complaints from others that drove through Exeter. The full hookup sites only have 30 amps and the voltage was so low that we tripped the breaker a couple of times. The sewer drainage would also back up if you drained too fast. No cable or over-the-air TV but we were able to pickup a satellite signal with our portable dish. Wi-Fi was slow but Verizon cell coverage was good. They have a nice pool and do a few activities during the weekends, mostly for the kids. Even with the negatives, we would stay here again. - dandg
Aug 2016 - $48.00
Stayed at this large campground in a 36' coach. Mostly permanents. Seven or eight pull thrus. Over priced for what you get! My site (X-15) was a back-in. High in the back, causing need for boards under front tires. Also needed extra steps for entry door. With slope, the rain drained to the front and causing mud and pine needles at door. Nothing that a 5 yard load of gravel could not fix!!! Would NOT stay again! - Johnr7
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Beautiful park. We had a very long, paved, pull-through site that was nice and level. Park is well located to do things in Boston or up in Maine. Cell service for Verizon was good and Sprint was decent, but not great. We would definitely stay here again. - 5nomads
Aug 2016 - $48.00
Nice park, mostly seasonals. Long trip to our site up the long and winding road, but the site was very spacious and everything worked. I agree with another reviewer in that the price is above average considering there is no cable nor wifi at the sites. Since we were at the top of the campground our Dish satellite did work, as did our Verizon hot spot. Staff was friendly and the campground was very well kept. - Lucky Lady from Florida
Jul 2016 - $40.00
We camped in a motorhome. This was a stop on the way to a convention so necessary to dump tanks and fill with water. Staff was very friendly. Sites were grass with little distinction between the sites. Camp is situated on river with marshy area nearby. Whole camp was wet, perhaps from recent rain. Lots of mosquitoes so hard to enjoy being outside. One of two washers was being repaired (things happen) so did laundry in town. Lots of seasonal campers. No patio or designated patio area. - Al Z
Aug 2015 - $40.00
This was an interesting place. Mostly seasonal who are responsible for cutting their own grass I guess because we heard plenty on lawnmovers and other sites were in need of a cutting. Place is quiet and many campers were inside by 9:00. We did not find it to be very buggy, just a little once it got dark. Views of the river were nice but you do get a smell of marsh at low tide. Staff was nice and were most of the campers. We found this campground to be very boring. Partly because it was small so walking it took no time at all and partly because there was nothing to do in the campground or the area. We did use the pool one day which was nice but it could have been a little cleaner. Not sure if we will return. - Happy Camper X2
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Stayed recently, and definitely will not return. The mosquito problem is so significant that you almost can't leave your tent/RV -both day and night, and beyond the typical dusk/dawn mosquito feeding times. Took the dog for a walk at 8am in bright sunshine and we were both attacked by swarms of mosquitos - literally dozens. Off repellent with 30% deet was only marginally effective, and we could not sit by the fire due to the sheer volume of mosquitos.
Campground was clean, with good level sites for tents. The small staff was accommodating, friendly, and helpful, but we were prisoners inside our tent most of the time due the the mosquito problem. We were also sold firewood on-site that still needed a good month to dry/season and would barely light. This may be a good campground for the seasonal camper who owns a boat, due to boat ramp (but in water that you cannot swim in), but beyond that, there are far better choices out there. The owners really need to treat the campground for mosquitos and deal with this significant problem. In 20 years of camping, we have never seen such a significant mosquito issue. - Mr Joe P
Jul 2015 - $45.00
We arrived a day early which caused some consternation for the lady at the desk. Check in took a while and after much consideration she determined that the site which had been reserved for us was available and we wouldn't have to move. The site was in deep woods, no satellite service. We were parked below the level of the sewer and the pipe was a good six inches above ground. We had to have limbs cut to open the slides. They did so promptly but normal maintenance should have prevented the need to call. Gravel at the site was tiny and mixed with dirt, it was a constant pain, tracking into the coach. It rained hard while there and we had gravel and mud splashed up onto the sides of the coach almost 3 feet above ground. No washing is allowed so I had to use a bucket, water and sponge to rinse off the bottom of the coach before travel. This was one of the dirtiest campsites we've had on this trip. - LivinTheDream
Jul 2013 - $45.00
Stopped in on our way to Maine. Nice place but a bit hard to find. Follow directions on website. Owner was a very nice lady and kids enjoyed the pool after 6 hours in car. Close to beach but we just stayed the night. Very clean place. Would stay again. - markbrit
Jun 2011 - $43.00
Family friendly campground. Not for partiers for sure. Want to feel that your kids can play safe this is the place. "Walking Speed" for cars strictly enforced, but for yours and your kids safety. I think we can all live with that ! Very close to the beach which is what we came for. Will return. - Canadianfamilyfun
Sep 2015 - $19.00
It is certainly off the beaten path deep into the countryside off the main roadway reached by a gravel road. The roadway and pull-thru sites are gravel with a picnic table, fire pit and full hookups with cable TV. The lake, Tuxbury Pond, was not very pretty when we were there as it was full of weeds. They have 2 pools and a playground. - Michael Kibler
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Have stayed here twice will not stay again. Difficult to find. The roads are in terrible condition. Deep ruts everywhere, trees need to be trimmed. WiFi only at the pavilion and that was hit or miss. Some sites had electric and water at one end and sewer at the other end. No trash dumpsters in the CG, have to drive out the main entrance to find one and no trash pickup. Guest fees $10.
Positives: New owners in process of repairing roads. Lots of activities for kids and adults. Good water pressure.
One staff member was exceptional, MOD not so much.
Our nightly fee included Thousand Trails discount and a 25 percent off special. - Sleeps Two
Jul 2015 - $58.00
This is an update to my previous review. Things have vastly improved here at Tuxbury Pond this year. This is our 3rd year. The crew is working very hard and the store is ... well it's now like a REAL STORE, fully stocked and always open. Very friendly management and many new faces have really made a tremendous difference. Although we do not participate in the family activities, there's no doubt the kids and families are having a blast. The lagoon is very nice and our grandchildren really enjoy it. Only complaints are additional Wi-Fi would be greatly appreciated, as there is only one location as far as I know, and the road to enter is still very bumpy. However once you enter you do have an alternate EXIT to avoid the bumpy road. This is a BIG and very beautiful property. - Eric & Gayle
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Very wooded park, good roads and level sites. Boat launch available and fresh water pond on property with beach. If you want cable TV, you need to borrow a converter box (Xfinity) with a $25 refundable deposit. No OTA signal to speak of. No WiFi but good Verizon cell coverage. Mostly seasonals in travel trailers and park models and a handful of transient sites. Try to get in the sites numbered 25-29.
We stayed here to visit the grand kids who live nearby. They came to visit for a day and we sat on the beach then had dinner. Visitors pay $5 per adult and $4 per kid under 14. I thought this was a little steep. The beach wasn't all that good.
We decided we'd go back again but we'd try to get the sites on the edge by the beach (25-29). These were more secluded and in better shape. - jplante4
Aug 2011 - $27.00
Stay away. Mostly old seasonals resembles a trailer park. Sites are very tight but not as narrow as the roads. Dump station did not work because of an on going root problem. - cbshea02
Jun 2013 - $43.00
Expensive for what it is! Mostly seasonals and narrow gravel roads that are hard to navigate due to cars parked alongside them. Sites are a reasonable width, but not long enough to accept the RV and a parked car. Owner was friendly, but the whole place looked "cheap" - certainly not the quality to deserve the high price! - Limey51
Jun 2013 - $38.00
Most sites are very close. Our site was not level. Roads are rough and tight. Owners are nice and pool appears to be nice. We did not check out the bath house. The WiFi and cable TV are fine. I would look somewhere else next time, but might end up back here for the WiFi. - aSprinkling
May 2011 - $38.00
This park is in restoration mode. Sites were gravel and close to each other. There are a lot of permanent residents, however all the people were really friendly. The owners are extremely nice and trying very hard to get this camp in shape and are getting close. Our site was level with a new electrical pedestal and water tap. Cable television and WiFi worked great. While we were here (2 days) several plants were placed and lots of leveling done around large tent pavilion with more landscaping. The owners sure are proud of their campground and have good reason to be. - illini777
Aug 2015 - $55.00
Two, very small pools, one is more suited as a hot tub but with cold water. The sides of the pool are brown and I felt nervous swimming in the water. It is only open from noon to 7pm which is ridiculous in the heat of summer with children. They do have a beautiful park for children, looks new. The WiFi is awful. The bathrooms are the worst I've seen in a while. Don't use them during the weekend, gross. But the toilets were standard during the week. The showers are perhaps the worst I've ever used in all my years of camping. The water takes forever to regulate which means waiting for scalding hot water to cool enough to get in. One of the three showers had a blocked drain so the water pools at your feet up to your ankles. I felt trapped! The shower heads are ancient and point in one direction only, against the shower wall which makes it awkward to rinse your hair or to rinse. 50 cents for 5 minutes, but 3 are used waiting to get a safe temperature. Overall the campground is neglected. The grass all around was long when we arrived and now on our 5th day, still not mowed. The place is scruffy and run down. Also, lots of ant hills on each site, so bring ant powder. However, the location is great and if you don't use the bathrooms you'll be okay. Really. - bytheseashore
Jul 2015 - $55.00
A very campground-like atmosphere when we were there - almost every site had a campfire going at night, lots of kids playing, just gave off good vibes overall. Main Street runs in front of the park, which turns into US-1, which crosses into New Hampshire just up the road. Plenty of stores, gas stations and restaurants. There's also a very nice mall in New Hampshire not too far away (with an Apple Store to boot).
The site was just your basic dirt / gravel / bark, with a fire pit and a picnic table, plus plenty of trees. - coffeetime
Jul 2015 - $55.00
Not on our list to re-visit. Sites are tight due to the number of trees, making slides and awnings a challenge. Sites are also gravel and mulch, so prepare to get eaten up by mosquitoes. If it rains it never dries out due to the ample shade provided the many trees. Sat service is impossible, WiFi is nonexistent and cell service is real poor. Too many seasonals and tents for our liking. Not worth the price. There are better campgrounds in the area. - DaDoSA
Jul 2015 - $50.00
Park is locatede right on the Hampton harbor . Location,location, Location. Nearly impossible to get a site, There are NO amenities. State employees are nice , sites are large gravel at least 60 feet , they require little to no maintainance. - Camping USA
May 2015 - $50.00
Talk about location! You are on the banks of Hampton Harbor! Short walk over the dunes and you are on the sandy beach of the Atlantic ocean. There is a great downtown just a short walk down the street. Restaurants, arcades, nightlife, name it they have it... Aside from all of that the campground itself is a no frills campground. You need to book this place at least 11 months in advance. They only have 28 (FHU sites) and it is very difficult to find availability. The do have several sites without hook-ups if you like that type of camping. There is no wifi, no cable, but I did pick up 25 or so channels over the air. We will definitely return to this campground provided that we can get in. - clw_man
May 2013 - $50.00
We camped here pre-season (when reservations are not required but sites are given on a first come, first serve basis). It was a beautiful weekend. This campground is a short walk to the beach and right on the ocean. This was our first visit (we haven't been able to get in during previous seasons). We really enjoyed our stay and will stay again. I did think it was a little expensive, though. - viewnh