35 Parks near Hope Valley, Rhode Island
Jul 2015 - $48.00
This place was very busy. We asked for a site with full hook-ups and they put us in a pull-thru site (yay!) but it didn't have sewer (boo!). We asked if they had a site with full hook-ups and they said they did but it was a short and narrow site. We would just barely fit but we were welcome to check it out and if we wanted to take it to let them know. They weren't kidding, the site was very short and narrow so we stayed in the pull-thru site. They only had the honey wagon on Monday and Tuesdays so we were not able to utilize that service either. We ended up cutting our visit a day short. We checked out the showers and while they appeared to be clean, they were old and the floors were always wet so we didn't want to use them. Our site was long but narrow and our neighbor, who was a seasonal patron, had some of his items (dog pen, 2 screen houses), extending into our site some, which made heading over to take care of our hookups awkward. There were mostly seasonal patrons who were all very friendly as were the staff. Like I mentioned earlier, it was a busy place with dogs barking at 6 am and kids riding bikes shortly after. If you are looking for a place with lots of friendly people and activities, this would be a great place to visit but with a smaller camper. If you are looking for a more quiet experience, you may not enjoy your stay. - DeannaS
Jun 2015 - $38.00
Family CG with lots for the kids to do. I like the private fishing pond and the pool. Ocean is nearby and an easy ride to get to. Gravel roads are narrow and might be difficult for a big rig.
I camped here in my VW Westfalia. - JudoJeff
Jun 2015 - $44.00
Nice large, wooded campground. Lots of seasonals but they are kept up. Pool looked good but we did not use. Lots for kids to do and campground gets busy on weekends. Minor computer problem on check in but they assigned us a site and we went back later to pay. We had a gravel pull-through site with room for slideout and only needed a little leveling. No problems with utilities. Restrooms are older but kept clean. We would camp here again. - 21fbrs
Jul 2016 - $55.00
This is a clean campground within an easy 35-40 minute drive to Newport, RI. We opted for a 30 amp, full hookup site, as their 50 amp sites don't have cable. Not all sites have sewer - only W&E. Our back-in site was spacious and level, but no shade. Most of their sites do have shade. Friendly and easy check-in. There's a lot for kids to do and have fun. Lots of space to walk the dog. The cable was really good but there was no wi-fi at the site. Good Verizon cell service. We would stay here again. - Gayle E.
Jul 2016 - $56.00
Definatly a family friendly park. Lots of kids, it was their Christmas in July event.
The park is off the beaten path and interesting to get too.
The sites are large but a bit hilly.
My biggest gripe is the early arrival charge of $5 an hour and. a $3 per dog charge. Because they can. - User780
Aug 2015 - $55.00
We used the park as our home base for our family activities off -site so we did not utilize the most of the parks amenities. Site was large and nice. Staff was very friendly. On site "restaurant" was good but not open every day. We plan on going back when we can spend sometime relaxing at the park. Pool slide looked great but we did not have time to use it and as others have said it is ala cart.
The knocks: my site was very difficult to get into due to trees at entrance to site and a huge rock where my truck needed to swing. With the help of a seasonal RVer and wife I used a semi-perpendicular road for my approach. I was backing blind so their help was greatly appreciated.
This one is stupid but the speed bumps are crazy large! Don't bring your Ferrari or even your Vette...you will hit bottom. :-)
Overall 8.5 rating. - Bandguy
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Ditto to all other reviews. We were in the 300's near the bathhouse and boat launch. Very quiet. Only 1/3 park was full. Our site very large with lots of trees and space between for privacy. Site was all sand and gravel and not as level as we would have hoped. But there are very nice level and large sites - just got to know where to go. Baths are older and in need of rehab. Lots of graffiti in the stalls and old concrete floors that could use a serious power wash. $.75 4 minute shower. Only hot water that cannot be regulated? Not good on a 90 degree 90% humidity day! - travlinphoolz
Sep 2015 - $20.00
Camped here for one night during the week. Office staff was super nice on check-in. Park was empty because it's past the season and during the week. Can't imagine what the place is like when it's filled up! Too few bathrooms for too many people, I'd bet. Bathrooms were clean but old and rundown.
The beach looked nice, but too small for even 100 people, never mind the crowds that must gather from over 800 campsites. Bikes would be a good idea to bring here, everything is a bit too far to walk, and no place to park a car.
No amenities of any kind, strict no alcohol, no nudity, no cutting of trees.
(Where's the fun in that? If I can't drink beer while cutting down the woods naked, ....) It really is a lovely park and we enjoyed our stay.
The sites are all different sizes and layouts, some useless due to rocks and tree roots, others wide open and perfect. We camped here in our VW Westfalia camper. - JudoJeff
Aug 2015 - $15.00
Stayed at this campground many times over the years. Great location to the only real asset RI has which are their beaches. As far as the campground goes it is not given the maintenance it requires to offer safe access to the facility. Tree limbs are hanging to low everywhere. The state of RI like other north eastern states employ lazy personal that are there for the check instead of the pride of having a descent job with yes responsibilities. I witnessed the campground staff taking their afternoon nap deep off the trail on at least two occasions. We all know this will never change. It's to bad because this campground has more potential than it state is giving it. - tinman
May 2011 - $40.00
It has filthy outdated restrooms. There are no activities for families or children. The playground consists of 2 swings. Water Hook-ups on sites are in a hole in the ground, very unsanitary. The sites are very close together. We would not stay here again. - Fulltimers8
Jul 2009 - $30.00
The bathrooms were outdated and smelled. The bathroom was filthy. I would never stay here again. The campground is out in the middle of nowhere. - bonitap62
Jun 2009 - $38.00
If you want peace and quiet, this is the perfect place to be. But to us that was the only reason to stay here. It is rather difficult to get to in our 40 ft. motorhome. The road is narrow with low hanging branches. Our site was very uneven and it was rather hard to level our rig. There was no designated spot for a dog walk, so we were always afraid we were somewhere we shouldn't have been. There was cable at each spot, but it was only available if you were staying for the season - not very accommodating. It was close to Providence, Newport, and Mystic. I don't think we would ever stay here again. - bobnpat
Sep 2016 - $39.00
Ashway is a fairly large, well laid-out RV park with, it seems, about 1/3rd to 1/2 semi-permanent. We lucked out with a pull-through despite our tiny motorhome. The site is very long, gravel and grass, close to each other but not too close, not very level, great hookups, a nice picnic table, a very nice grill/fire-pit but almost none of the sites have any shade. The WiFi here is impressively good. I could also get 2-bars of Verizon 4G signal. Includes cable TV with about 12 channels. The pool is very nice, and they have an adult-only hot-tub, all very clean. The playground area and game room pavilion look new and are quite impressive, including large bathrooms with showers. Laundry has 2 washers and 3 dryers, very clean and reasonable. The management seems very nice, and the store stocks a few items. Access card is $20, refundable upon return. Dirt/gravel road that connects the park to the main asphalt road has a lot of small potholes and can be dusty. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay there again. - RobtL
Sep 2016 - $53.00
The post below by Snoopy216 is not Ashaway RV Resort. The poster
was confused, as Ashaway RV is 7 miles from the ocean, has
no trees and has wide open roads, and modern bathrooms as the
place is only two years old.
This campground is about location, it is convenient to Newport,
Mystic, Groton, New London. Fairly ease off I-95. Easy in and out.
Quite a few seasonal sites, but they were all spotless and well
maintained. On the downside, sites are a little close, and there is
no shade. Many sites are laid out wrong, so the sun is pounding on
the "social side" of the coach till 7pm. Interior roads are quite
dusty. A little more barking dogs than most parks. Very nice pool
area and game room. Park is just two years old and they are
working on improvements constantly. - macandphyl
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Each section of this park had one toilet and one shower. The shower and bathroom looked like something from the 1940s. Filthy. Seasonal guests mostly with very little room for your trailer to squeeze in. Sites are set on each other with very little room to do anything. The only nice thing about this place was the ocean was within walking distance of the place. Good Sam rated this place as a 9/10/9 I don't know who did that but they must have been drunk to rate this dump that. I talked to one of the cleaners and they said that the park was bought by someone else and there was to be upgraded. Fat chance! - snoopy216
Aug 2016 - $63.00
This is one of the few campgrounds in Ct. We were visiting family and used this as a stopover on our travels. We were in the pull thru A section. Long pull thru site. This was good as sites are on the narrow side, and many of the hookups are over in the neighboring site. Sewer connection is 2-3 feet from the water connection.
Friendly staff, plenty of space to walk dogs. Playground and pool. We pulled in local channels via antenna. But they do have cable. Wifi was adequate. We will stay again. - luv2gowalkabout
Aug 2016 - $90.00
I had stayed here once before, and am disappointed in a number of things I see since the last visit.
1) No familiar Yellow KOA signs at the I-95 Exit and into the campground. Sure, there is the blue and white campground sign, but who knew if that was for another campground. And with poor wireless service in the area, Google Directions were intermittent.
2) Thank God for the manager coming out to help us, because the one sign pointing us to the premium sites at 10:30 was not enough. We wandered into an area where we almost damaged the fence and our camper. They need another sign up by the row of cypress trees pointing campers to the premium pull throughs.
3) The premium sites are WAY over priced. I've gotten better premiums at better prices. Sure, you have a captive audience being the only game in town, but these sites were poor, especially with no shade.
4) The last time we were here, the showers under the rec hall were in need of upgrades. They are STILL poorly lit in the shower area, especially for seniors like us. No benches and few hooks.
5) The showers in the building where the office was: the left one didn't drain and both of them had loose drain covers. I almost slipped in the shower on one. NOT safe.
6) The wireless? Poor doesn't even describe it. Poor bandwidth and intermittent signal. The best time was at 3 in the morning. Almost useless other times. Some people like to work on line while they are away.
They've got a great pool and slides, but don't seem to spend money elsewhere.
Sorry, NOT coming back. - SunnyMac
Aug 2016 - $50.00
I was some what disappointed in this KOA. We stay in KOAs mostly and this place was on the most part was a good location for us. However, when we were in camp on our stay we had people going through our campsite going to the pool and the very large Pillow Jump. The roads are very narrow. If you have a 45 footer you have just enough room in the pull-throughs for your front cap and rear cap. The water and septic are REALLY close to each other, a condition that could be dangerous to your health. Our spot was empty when we got there but the weeds were up over the ankles. You would think that the weeds could be cut when it needs to be cut. The absence of signage to the KOA is problematic. The only sign that we saw was the one at the driveway of the entrance. The site next door had a sewer problem that was caused by the pipe being 6 to 7 inches below the ground so that there was no way to hook up to it and have the sewer pipe stay connected. You know what that does but the office was no help to their guest on their 4 day stay. What a mess. - Scooter & Crew
Jun 2015 - $45.00
Wanted a quiet campground and one that had hook ups, which is limited on RI shoreline. Very basic, but that's what we wanted - we are retirees. Plus close to shoreline/Matunock Restaurants/quiet little beaches on shoreline. Has a bass lake across the street which was lovely. Teenagers in park were out late, doing donut holes with golf cart on basketball court. Facilities were adequate/no campground store. Would go back again. Owner friendly and accommodating & liked 24 hour security. - Ontheroadagain 3
May 2015 - $35.00
The staff was friendly and helpful.There were many seasonal sites beyond the transient area.The transient area contained a bathroom / shower building which was dated but clean,also a playground.The pond is located some distance from the transient area and is across the road.The sites are quite sandy,fairly level and do not impress. - User2564
Aug 2014 - $35.00
Campground very convenient to area beaches and attractions. Mostly seasonal weekenders but transient sites are large. No sewer but allowed to dump grey water on ground. A negative are the noisy gas golf carts racing around. They do not seem to abide by the 5 MPH speed limit. Would probably camp here again but not near the main road. Would be quieter that way. - DZD
Sep 2016 - $50.00
Oh my! What a beautiful RV park. After 6 weeks at the busy beaches of southern Maine, what a treat it was to stay at this wonderful park. Jim! What a great guy! This park is so meticulously maintained. It is so well laid out. No rows of campers here. It is laid out like a housing development in the woods. Huge spaces between our neighbors. Quiet, peaceful, and gorgeous. It was about a 20 minute trip to anywhere. We visited both casinos while here. We visited Mystic & Westerly. WiFi was excellent until the weekend folks arrived; iffy after that. - Arizona Nancy
Sep 2015 - $41.00
This is definitely one of the better maintained campgrounds we have stayed at. Jim and Lin really care about the grounds as owners and it shows. The site itself was more than large enough for our 35' fifth wheel and truck. There was no grass at the site, but plenty just down the road for walking the dogs. Even though we stayed over Labor Day weekend, we had very few campers around us, making for a very quiet stay. The utilities were great and wifi was solid, no cable but we picked up the local channels over our antenna. Verizon cell coverage was fine. The laundry had two washers and two dryers, at $1.75 each. It is about a 20 minute drive to Mystic, but aside from that, there is nothing immediately around the campground. If you're looking for a nice quiet campground to spend some time, this is for you. - pfogleboch
May 2015 - $48.00
Road to park has overhanging trees, but they've been "trimmed" by previous RV's. Dirt sites and roads make for dirty rigs, and the trees over the sites drop tons of stuff onto roof and awnings. Quite a few creepy-crawlies too, but all that's to be expected in the woods. However, the sites are very large, and the pond and grass areas are very nice. Very quiet area. Owners are extremely nice and helpful. Wifi excellent. Only a handful of sites can put up a dish (due to the trees). No cable, but could get a few channels with antenna. Phone service (Verizon) good. - OTR again
Jun 2014 - $40.00
If you are looking for a place to escape the madness of I-95, this is pretty good choice. H U G E campsites. As one camper told me this is "real" camping with some extra benefits. You are in the middle of the woods, with direct access to a good size semi private fishing lake (no campsites on lake). There is crystal clear pond to swim in and a long lane to walk on, and the state park is all around you of you want to explore it. While the wifi is slow, you can get your email. Verizon cell service allowed texting, but calls required a Wilson Booster. The cable is excellent, and the water makes good coffee. While there isn't a sewer connection, you can connect your gray water to a sewer pipe on most of the sites with an old garden hose. There is a place to empty the black tank on the way out. We were here in late June during the week. There are a lot of seasonal campsites set up (mostly newer with nice decks), the owners didn't seem to be present so I am guessing they come up for the week end. We were set up in the far end of the campground in a clearing. But there were other open sites in the trees if we wanted them. We just wanted easy in and out and they gave us this one. Owners live on site and guided us on to site. I would come back again. Definitely should be on your list if looking for seasonal escape. - Tom & Marilyn
Jun 2014 - $10.00
We were traveling through the area and needed an over night stop. Based on the previous reviews, I picked this CG. We arrived after the office closed (5pm) and the door had phone numbers to call. But based on the following we chose not to stay here. 1) Very seasonal, 2) did not look the best in our judgement, 3) had to be 10+ miles off the main road, and 4) no activity that we could find. It could be a nice place to stay, but just not to our liking. - Dennis D
Apr 2010 - $39.00
We stayed here on opening weekend. It is a quiet family campground. We were escorted to our site. Site was spacious, grassy and had large pine trees. No shrubs or small trees to speak of for privacy between sites. We were the only transient campers in the campground, everyone else was seasonal, so we felt a little out of place. The staff was very friendly. A handful of seasonals waved or said hello. Everyone had golf carts and used them a lot. We had a good time. Our kids rode bikes, played on the playground, played in the game room and went fishing in the pond. The bathrooms and showers were clean, the camp store was well stocked. We might give this campground another try, but definitely later in the season when other 'weekenders' are there. - JJZS