18 Parks near Hinsdale, New Hampshire
Jun 2015 - $38.00
Approaching the campground there are many signs related to how we would need to behave to treat the locals well. Odd. No one in the office. We found our reserved site with no signs to help, then had to move to another site when mgr told us that wasn't ours now. Odd again but we settled. Lots are flat and wide. Pool is big and clean, playground old but maintained. Bathrooms, showers kept very clean. But boys from the community harass campers, run screaming through campground and purposely lock shower doors and then pound on occupied showers. They pounded so hard on my husband's door while he was showering that the door opened. These unruly children are a known issue, we learned when we reported this. We suffered from their actions yet we were supposed to be quiet for the sake of the locals. We will not return to be harassed again and cannot recommend this place as a result of these children which is really too bad. - khorne
Jul 2014 - $38.00
The posts about a steep climb into the park are correct. But that climb is no more steep than several of the roads taken to get here. The campground is clean, the sites level, and the campground is quiet. The staff is very friendly and quite helpful. Our only complaint was that we could not use our roof mounted satellite dish nor our mobile dish because of the surrounding trees. We spent the 4th of July week here and loved all of the celebratory activities the staff had planned. We will definitely stay here again on our way back to Florida - glenstmary
Jul 2014 - $38.00
The way in was interesting, with 11' clearance on the bridge sides, but 13'9" in the center. Nice site of gravel and woods. Pool and facilities nice but around the 4th of July all the children and ATV people dirtied them. One washer, one dryer. Had to go to a laundromat for our laundry. No Internet at our site. Internet access meant going to Recreation Hall, which was sporadic, doable. TV was by satellite with their box for a $50 refundable check. Worked well. Family park, not bad. - rvjubilee
Aug 2012 - $36.00
This is a great campground for seasonal camping. Lots of sites with improvements like porches, sheds and multiple golf carts. The moon rising up over the mountain reflected in the lake was beautiful. The showers needed updating -- they were pull chain to operate and the rubber mats could have benefited from a a bleaching. The camp owner was hot and cold; this might make some feel unwelcome. Looked like a good place to camp with a boat. - mrsgranett
Jul 2012 - $29.00
We just got back from this campground. First thing I have to say is that the sites in the "T" section are HUGE. I measured my site T5 and it is 75ft deep and 55ft wide! All the "T" sites are this big also! The water and electric hookups are all brand new and worked flawlessly. The sites are grass and well maintained. They were actually starting to pave some of the roads in the campground when we arrived Friday. There is no campstore, or gameroom that I saw. There is a small playground for the kids. There are not a lot of activities either. This campground is mostly seasonals, but it would seem the campground is trying to make us "weekenders" more comfortable with the work they are doing. The bathrooms are very clean, and always stocked. They have one canoe, and one rowboat that you can rent for 5 dollars per hour. The sign said there were paddleboats also, but I did not see any while I was here. The dump station is clean and maintained. This campground is gated. Though you just drive in and the gate opens, you need a code to get out; and if you are out past 10pm, the gate is locked and you can not get out or in. The office staff was friendly, there is a grocery store close by and a hardware store right next to it that refills propane, and sells just about anything else you may need or have forgotten to bring with you. The views from the "T" sites are beautiful, you can see the inlet which goes out into the actual lake, with the mountains in the background. I did not give this campground a 10 only because it lacked a campstore and the seasonals do drive around a lot on their golfcarts a bit too fast. This campground must be beautiful in the fall with the colors. I will come back to this campground again. - suprz
Jul 2008 - $30.00
Most people here are long-term campers, or their park-model is the family summer destination. The lady in the office was not exactly friendly "Can I help you with something?" (no smile). Perhaps we needed to call ahead in order to get a friendly greeting. Cable is an extra $3, yet all you get is the couple of local channels, QVC, CNBC and a Spanish channel! That's it. We weren’t given campsites from which to choose, we were told we’d park at one particular pull through beside a yipping Pomeranian puppy on a tie-out. Doubt we will stay at Forest Lake again, but it could be a perfect stopover for some campers. - MidCityBrady
Sep 2016 - $30.00
First time campers in the area. Friendly staff, large site but gravel and grass. Our site was nice and shady, beautiful pool. Site B10, 30 amp, no sewer. But honey wagon comes around every other day free if you need it. Very nice off leash dog area. Close to several covered bridges. - Corninggirl
Sep 2016 - $20.00
Rate reflects PA rate. Park and site were easy to access as were the utilities. The site was reasonably level. Verizon barely worked there. It has been some time since I have been there but I recall my stay as pleasant and considered staying again on my return route. I just feel that the prices charged are excessive for only water and electric--and I stayed an extra day over the weekend and the weekend rate was increased significantly. But I have found this to be typical of parks in the eastern US so I am not singling out this park in particular. Only explaining why I only gave "satisfactory" on "value". The swimming pool was delightful. It looks new and is well maintained. The laundry room did not have near enough washers and dryers for the size of the park. They have an ice cream shop on the premises so beware. - nanzhere
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This was the third time we stayed at this park. New owners this year just starting to upgrade older park. New pool and surrounding area. Understand plans include full hookup vice current water/electric sites. Also new 50 amp FHP sites are planned.
Campground is centrally located for easy sightseeing/exploring. Lots of crafters in the area. - cdrfred
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Shady sites, reasonable space. Overnight stop while traveling. Wasn't quite level but close enough to stay hitched. - Hiker345
Aug 2016 - $50.00
This is not your typical KOA. It is a rather small, more intimate campground. They do offer some kid's stuff and a pool, but it is not too crazy as so many KOA's seem to be. Most of the sites are pull-thru's and they are more spacious than is typical. There are lots of trees for shade. Brattleboro offers lots to do; it's a cute town with some interesting restaurants, and many trails to hike or bike. We hiked the Back Mountain Trail and found it to be a challenge! We would here only for a weekend and would definitely come again. - dbcordello
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Small park but were able to accomodate us in overflow. Very nice owners. - Alan S
Sep 2016 - $25.00
There are a few sites along the exit loop near the front of the building that have sewer connections. The rest are on a lower level in a mowed grassy area with electric and water only. The center of the loop are pull through sites, the rest around it are backins. One side of the loops backups up to a small river. The back in sites mostly have shared hookups meaning that the post will be on the wrong side for most, but we had no problem passing the cord and hose under the trailer. There's a large community pavilion in the loop. The campground is close to the interstate, but it is lightly traveled at night. Mostly what I heard was trucks passing over the expansion joints on an overpass and it sounded like distant thunder. There is not local TV reception here. Satellite reception is dependent on site and trees. As another has noted, there is an 11' overpass on River St if coming from the north. Cross St is narrow at the junction with River St. so as another has noted, ask when making reservations for the best route if you have a large rig. - Trailbuddy
Aug 2016 - $17.00
A wonderful find in the Berkshires. Next to I-91 just below the MA/VT line. Pull-thru site was in the center of a large grass field with lots of room for rig and truck. Great Wi-Fi, but no TV reception at all. Lots to do and see in the area. Park closes for season on Oct. 15, but may be good for leaf color viewing.
CAUTION, low overpass (11 feet) on River Street approaching park from the north. Check park website for details or call for specific directions. Great value. Will stay here again. - Dunwoodyradio
Jul 2016 - $13.00
Nice, quiet park with level sites. Excellent managers with positive attitudes. Enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning. - Greenfrogtrike
Sep 2016 - $45.00
This is a beautiful park on a huge acreage of lawn surrounded by huge trees, right next to a river.
We have been to dozens of RV parks in the last couple of months and hundreds over the past 30 years, and this is a new favorite. What sets this park apart?
Two things: one, the owners don't just put out a bunch of fliers about local places to visit. When we were checked in, the owner found out what we specifically like to do and offered advice that fit our preferences. Second, this RV park has an off-leash, non-fenced area way off on the side of the park (away from sites) which was perfect for our 3 large dogs to stretch their legs. The owners actually tell you about that, too.
There is some highway noise nearby, but it was insignificant and not noticeable. - beckydmc
Sep 2016 - $38.00
The owner, Chuck, was super friendly and helpful. Provided information for attractions to see in the area. The park was spacious, very clean, and quiet. Plenty of room to maneuver any size trailer or Class A. Very reasonable laundry ($2 for wash and $1 for dryer). If you like exploring covered bridges, this is a place to stay, with six in the near-by areas. We spent a week here and would come back in a heart-beat. Great place to stay. Our site did not have sewer, but Chuck does have a honey-pot that he will be happy to service your unit. We wanted a fire on one evening, and good ole Chuck delivered a nice stack of wood to our campsite. - dave398rls
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Very nice campground. There are new places for larger rigs and you park on grass. Easy to get to if you follow directions. Sunny area to park in and nice walk to the river. Office staff was great - friendly. - Linda604
Oct 2012 - $34.00
The camper sites are wooded, but can be navigated with care. We had no trouble bringing in the 25' Outback and we are novices. Owners are friendly and accommodating; lake is beautiful in the fall and photographic opportunities abound. There are boat rentals and fishing, and swimming in the summer. Many sites have full hookups. The bathrooms with showers are at the camp store area, are clean and there is plenty of hot water. Our wooded site had full hookups, so nobody needed to use the outhouses that are sprinkled through the camping areas. They have stone fireplace rings at each site, and the camp permit dictates that fires be no more than knee height and be out before leaving them. It is a forested area, so care is required. We had a wonderful time. Site was rustic, clean and well supplied. Owners have created an excellent wooded camping experience. - SharonW.
Aug 2008 - $30.00
We were looking for a weekend get away that was not too far to travel for us and a relative. We found Swanzey Lake Camping area thru an internet search. I could not find to many reviews but the web site looked OK and the lake area was inviting. We arrived on Thursday afternoon and the first impression of the campground was poor. The entrance to the campground had boat trailers parked all over the place, a disabled vehicle next to an old shed. The first appearance was a campground that was not kept up. After checking in we were given directions to our site. The roads in the campground were very narrow and rough, other campers had a difficult time navigation the turns. When we found our site we got out of the vehicle too look around. The site was a spot in the woods that had been filled with sandy fill and each time it rained our site (along with others turned to brown mud and the fill started to wash away. Trying to keep the sand out of the RV was a constant chore. The quiet hours were from 10:00 to about 8:00 am but they were not really enforced. This campground was mostly seasonals. As we walked around the campground we could often smell sewage, we could not determine where the smell was coming from. The web site states that they have a rec hall with games and a pool table, all there was is a porch with some games and a pool table that was in a tight area so it was difficult to use it. The only thing that was nice and kept up at this campground was the lake area. - wahooo
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
Sep 2016 - $25.00
This is mainly a seasonal site campground with a few transient sites available. We were the only transients in the campground during our stay. Office staff was very friendly. Not much in the way of Verizon cell or hot spot available. The bathrooms are clean but dated. The worst part for the bathhouse was either the long walk around to the bathhouse (up hill but not as steep) or the steep short cut up the hill (by the dump station). People we met were friendly. Laundry was expensive but the machines worked well. Campsite was on grass with a picnic table and fire pit. One must travel about one mile on a good gravel road and then climb a steep (but short) hill up to the campground. We probably would not stay here again. - roadking
Aug 2016 - $39.00
The campground is very quiet; the sites are large. Most of the park is made up of seasonals. The owner could not have been any nicer. We would definitely stay here again! - Texas Safari
Sep 2016 - $20.00
Amazing little state park with a great staff and easy access to the Harriman Reservoir. We booked site #12. When the ranger that checked us in saw our 21' travel trailer he mentioned we might have a some difficulty backing into the site. He said if that was the case, just come back up to the station and he would move us to one of the larger sites at the front of the park.
With a couple of tries, and folded in mirrors, we were able to get into the site. The site was nice and level, with shade throughout the day. We hiked the Olga Trail up to the fire watch tower which was a nice 1-1/2 hour walk after dinner our first night. The majority of our time in the area was spent at the Harriman Reservoir, located just a few miles west of the park.
There is a single dump station by the central bathhouse, with separate spigots for potable and flush water. However, the campsite is small enough that we have not experienced a wait to fill or dump our tanks.
The bath house at this end of the park is at most a year or two old. Showers work great, and give you a reasonable amount of preset temperature water for each button press. - malsbury
Jun 2013 - $20.00
We have camped here in a pop up for the last three years. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Nice quiet campground with clean restrooms. Small nature center and nice moderate hiking trail. - popupper