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08/2013
rating [ 9/10 ]
We spent a 4 day weekend here with our 4 year old grandson. We had a wonderful site (13D) that was very large, level, and had water, electric, and sewer. The people who run this place are very friendly and accommodating. Most of the sites are larger than we have seen at "resort" campgrounds where the owners are trying to get every cent they can out of the property by placing people on top of each other. The campground is well laid out. The lake is clean and inviting and there are 2 swim out docks for jumping and lounging. Personal floats are allowed. There are all kinds of boats to rent, or you can bring your own. We stayed too long at the beach one night and grandson was starving, so we ordered pizza at the campground pub and it was surprisingly good and very fairly priced. All of the bathrooms were clean. There were many activities for all ages and interests. One of the things that I liked best about the way this campground is laid out is that there seems to have been some thought put into the planning of seasonal and transient sites. We have been to places where we feel like we don't belong because we are the only transients in among all seasonals. This was not the case at Acres of Wildlife. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be back.
07/2013
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here because we needed to be close to home but still wanted to be away. We stayed on the pond in the newer big rig area. The drawback to this is that there are no trees in this section and it was an incredibly hot weekend. Our 4 year old grandson LOVED catching frogs, fish, and turtles right from our campsite in the pond. We only used the pool in the rear of the campground and loved it. Despite the heat, it was not overcrowded. That was not the case at the main pool area. Bayley's offers many activities and entertainment, but the venues haven't grown with the campground. They are in the process of building another structure in the newer part of the campground and hopefully that will alleviate some of the crowding. This campground is in a perfect location for visiting Old Orchard Beach, Pine Point Beach, Palace Playland, and is only a short drive from Aquaboggon and Funtown/Splashtown USA. The campground also offers trolley rides to these places, but again, couldn't handle the crowds that wanted to use them. We tried to play mini-golf but the course was in horrible condition. As we walked the campground we saw some areas where the sites were roomy, but in other areas, if you have a slide out AND an awning, as many trailers, 5th wheels and motorhomes do, you will be TOUCHING your neighbor's site. I hope that with new development some of these growing pains might be addressed.
10/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Very nice place. Since it was so off season, there wasn't anything going on. We were in the safari field for a family reunion. We rented 4 sites and 4 deluxe cabins. Kids loved the bounce pillow and playgrounds. Sites were level with water and electric. No sewered sites in the field, but dump station was convenient and clean. Great restrooms. We chose this place for it's proximity to Mystic Aquarium and it's ability to site our whole family together. We will go back again.
07/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had 2 sites. One with 2 tents and one with our 35' fifth wheel and a tent. We could have easily all fit on one site! They are the largest sites we have ever found. The fireplace was amazing. They are all built into the site using existing rock ledges. The pool was just great. We were in it every day. We were camping with our 4 adult children, their significant others, and our 3 year old grandson. Everyone agreed that Moose Hillock was great. The only drawbacks we saw: There is a 30 minute or more drive to do anything over poorly maintained roads. There is NO cell service (between us we had 3 different carriers) and only one small area of the cafe that gets Wi-Fi. The bathrooms and showers smell kind of mildewy. This would be easily remedied by cleaning with bleach and putting in fans to move the air. But NONE of these things we deal breakers for us. We truly enjoyed our time there and will probably be back. We already have family members who are booked there because of the way we raved about it.
06/2012
rating [ 5/10 ]
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.
06/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
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.
08/2011
rating [ 7/10 ]
We found this campground on an earlier biking trip and decided that we would come back. We stayed for a week. We did not have a sewered site, so brought a portable tank so we would not have to move the camper (5th wheel) around during our stay. This is a very nice city campground. It is just minutes from the waterfront city of Burlington. The park is situated ON the bikeway and just across the bikeway from North Beach on Lake Champlain. We had a very nice, large wooded site. The only thing that would have made it better: a sewer hookup. Not many sites do. The biggest drawback to this campground is that all beach traffic has to go through the middle of it. There was a lot of traffic during the hot summer week we were here, and many of the drivers were obviously intoxicated when they left at the end of the day.
05/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Clean park, nice sandy beach on small lake. Despite the number of seasonals, we felt very welcome and were made part of all activities. This is not always the case in campgrounds with high numbers of seasonals. It was Memorial Day Weekend and they offered a nice mix of entertainment. Great kayaking only a couple of miles away. We will be back.
06/2012
rating [ 10/10 ]
Beautifully clean park. Very helpful and friendly staff. We had our grandson (3) there for Pirate Weekend and he had a blast. Great location for Funtown/Splashtown USA, Aquaboggon, and Old Orchard Beach. They do a fantastic pancake/belgian waffle breakfast EVERY day. Lots of lodging available (cabins, park models, rental trailers). We will definitely be back.
06/2011
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a beautiful park and we were surprised how few people were here in the high season. We realized why when we used the rest rooms. We were in B loop and the smell of mold hits you before you even enter the restroom area. The building is cement block that is painted but apparently the paint they used was not an epoxy base that would not support mold growth, as should have been used. It is not really fair to say the restrooms are not clean, as they are cared for every day, but there is no working ventilation (fan was too small, and broken) and there are not enough screened windows to let the building ever dry out. I thought perhaps that it was only this one bathhouse that was this way, but we only found one within the entire campground that was borderline usable, but since the campground has no sewer-ed sites, we had no choice but to use it. The other reason this campground was nearly empty for the week we were there is that there is no water access. The campground is built around a reservoir and you can not swim (or enter) the water from anyplace unless you are in a boat. A large swimming pool would have gone a long way to making the intolerable heat livable. Bottom line, use this campground for weekends only, and off season when it is cooler.
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is as close to a 10 as you can get. If this place had a pool or pond it would get the extra point. Beautifully laid out campground. Nice mix of seasonals and transients. Extremely friendly, helpful staff. Excellent playground and mini golf (best mini golf we have found in a campground). Beautiful store (post and beam)with all the necessities. Very pet friendly. Extremely clean bathrooms and showers. Only 12 minutes to Hampton Beach and the Casino Ballroom. We will definitely go back. This is the first place we have ever seen that we would even consider as a seasonal.
06/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
NOTE: GPS does not recognize Norris Point Road. The correct address is Norris Hill Road which ends at the campground. Small, mostly seasonal campground. Sites can not be booked for less than 7 days until after Memorial Day. Minimal activities: crafts, bingo, weekend horseshoe tournament. The Saturday night we stayed they had a great band. Non seasonal sites are grassy with very little shade. Small store with basics. 6 miles to get to any services. Too many seasonals tear around on golf carts for such a small campground. Lake is beautiful and quite warm for Maine. We probably won't go back.
06/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
We were in site #30, which is a pull through. It would have been very tight if the other sites around us were full, but there were very few people in the campground. . The sites are packed sand with no grass or pine needle cover. It rained every day we were there and the camper got filthy with sand. BRING RUGS! Dogs are not allowed on beach area (really river gravel, not sand) or in the river at all from this property even though hundreds of dogs are in the saco river daily with their camping/canoeing owners. Small well stocked store. Laundry $1.50 per wash, $1.50 per dry. They have a book swap area in the laundry. Small very dated playground area. You can hear Rt 16 traffic. Convieient to North Conway attractions/shopping, but there are better campgrounds. We won't go back.
06/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had site E which is a water and electric only site, but E and F are probably two of the biggest, most private spots in the campground. We got a good sam discount. We chose this campground for it's proximity to a dedicated bike path (excellent) and because it is halfway between my brother's house and ours. The campground had a well stocked store, clean heated pool, very clean bathrooms and showers and miles of hiking trails adjacent to the campground. There were no planned activities or entertainment during our stay. Very pet friendly. We will definitely go back.
06/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great place to stay for exploring Newport RI. The campground is small, but very well laid out, and perfectly clean. Our site, #207 was huge, but with one drawback. We needed to run to Walmart to pick up more water and electric connections. The hookups were on an odd part of the site. Bathrooms were immaculate. Nice playground. No store, but within 3 miles you can get virtually anything you want. Very helpful staff. When booking I was told there were no full hookup sites available, but we saw many that were never used. Possibly booked for long term but not moved in yet? We will definitely be back.
05/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was my first time back to Moosemeadow since 1995. While the campground has been downsized significantly since that time, it is still the same great family campground it has always been. The same family has been running Moosemeadow since the 70's and they have it right. They do not have extensive rules and regulations. As long as you respect your fellow campers, you will be fine. We were there over Memorial Day weekend for my grandchildren's (1&3 y/o) first camping experience. Moosemeadow is the same place I brought my own kids for their first experience many years ago. This is a true family campground with many activities for everyone. Over the holiday weekend there were 3 musical acts and a hypnotist show. There is a playground with 2 climbing structures w/slides, a sandbox (bring your own toys), and swings in both toddler and regular sizes. There were 2 firetruck rides and a wagon ride offered for children only. 3 movies were shown in the club house. There were softball and horseshoe tournaments. The campground also has a (dated) mini gold course, tennis courts and shuffleboard. The campground was sold out for the holiday weekend, and it seemed that every camper had at least one dog, but I honestly never saw any problems with them, and there was a shockingly low incidince of barking. The only swimming available here is in the pool (large, clean) and toddler wading pools. It was too chilly to make use of them this early in the season. There is also a very small "fishing" pond, but the only thing we saw anyone catch was tadpoles and crayfish. There is a small camp store that was well stocked and carried wonderful baked goods, a small game room with 2 pool tables, air hockey, and a few video games, and a coin op laundry. We will definitely be back again
04/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is really more of a seasonal, than transient, park. Most of the sites are occupied by guests that leave their units year round, and have added decks, etc. We were there during April vacation, which is really before the start of most of New England's "camping season", so the park was fairly empty. Our site was very tight. We have a 30' 5th wheel with one slide and there was barely room for our slide and awning. The staff that we met were very friendly and helpful. Not much was open while we were there, but the Wi-Fi was working and it is free. We stayed here because of the campground's proximity to the Cape Cod Rail Trail and used the campground as a home base to visit Provincetown, and take a ferry ride to Nantucket and for those reasons we were satisfied. I do not think I would have liked to be here when all of the seasonals are in however. The campers are packed in very tightly. Also note that Cape Cod has very strict rules about fires and that uncontained fires are not allowed at all.
10/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We visited this campground so that we could do some hiking in Acadia National Park. The campground is approximately 3 miles from the park entrance. We were in site #56, a pull through. While we had enough room on both sides for our slide out and our canopy, there is no privacy at all, HOWEVER, we asked for this as a Nor'easter was forecast and we did not want to be under anything that could fall on our unit. This campground has beautifully wooded sites that we normally would have asked for. The only improvement I would ask of this campground is that they put in more sewer sites. The only ones they have now are these open pull throughs. They do have honey wagon service, for a fee of $8, but it is nice to not have to wait for the wagon to come and be able to dump tanks on our own schedule. The campground was very clean, the owners very friendly and helpful, and it is located very conveniently to the park. We will definitely go back.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
There are more seasonal and owner sites here then there are sites for you to bring your own unit. We had site #218 on Oak Circle, right up against "Blue" Road, which is one of the main roads through the park. We had a great deal of traffic noise. Point Sebago has everything you could ask for as far as activities go... canoes/kayaks, mini golf, swimming, live entertainment, meal plans. We were there for the Bridgton Chamber of Commerce Brew Fest and the park tied it's Oktoberfest weekend to this activity, although I noticed a change from last year in that they ran some of their activities against the time of the brewfest (notably the beer wagon hay ride and the Sebago Princess boat rides) so that you could not participate in both. At $55 a night, we should be able to participate in all the activities. The biggest downfall to the weekend was that Point Sebago campers heavily use golf carts around the park. Many rental units come with them. Mix thousands of drinkers with golf carts and you can imagine what was going on... until 3 in the morning! We saw golf carts made to slowly carry 4 people with 6 and even 8! People hanging all over them, traveling at unsafe speeds. We spoke to some of the Pt. Sebago staff about the lack of safety in this and they laughed! All in all, we'd go there if they were having an event we wished to attend, but probably not for a week or even weekend. There are some beautiful quiet real "campgrounds" in the Sebago Lake area where we would feel more comfortable.
09/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We chose this campground because of it's proximity to the Eastern States Fairground (40 minutes away) for the 2007 Big E. We had site #76, which is right on the main road. The site was flat, but not level; we had to lower the front of the camper so much we couldn't use the tripod for stability. The site was well situated, shady and very clean. Because we were there for the fair, we left very early in the am and came back late at night. The staff was friendly and helpful at check in. Little store was well stocked and reasonably priced. The campground was very clean, but many of the trees are very low hanging and the majority of the roads we walked had a great deal of washout. We were happy to have a site so close to the front of the campground. It is off season in Mass (at least until the leaves start to turn) so the only activity offered was bingo at night. The rec hall did have lots of tables and games and a pretty big TV. While exploring, we saw a large, clean swimming pool and two small weedy ponds. There are many seasonal sites here. We would go back.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We camped here with 2 other couples over Labor Day weekend. The campground itself is impeccably clean. It is very nicely wooded with large sites. We were in the area called "deer park" and I would select this again as it is more private than some of the other parts of the park. It is a fair distance from there to the lodge/lake/store, however. The lake is really more of a pond, and as such the water looked a bit murky. There is a nice sand bottom up until you get to a depth of about 4', and then the bottom turns very weedy. There were many activities planned during the weekend (horseshoe tournament, toe nail painting, crafts, bingo etc) but the only one we went to was the DJ dance on Saturday night. I really wish that campgrounds could have a dance night and/or time for adults and one for kids. This dance was nearly all young teens and the music was pretty much all from "High School Musical". The DJ did throw in one slow Elvis song, and the adults took over the dance floor! The store was very well stocked and the prices were reasonable. One caveat is that they just don't get enough Sunday papers! We were in the store about an hour after it opened and they were all gone! T his campground is very conveniently located less than 10 minutes from the Mayflower II and Plymouth Rock. The area outside the campground is chocker block full of every store you might possibly need. We would definitely stay here again.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We visited this campground so that we could spend a day canoeing the Saco River. The sites were nicely wooded which afforded some welcomed privacy. The campground doesn't only allow pets, they truly welcome them and their owners. We rented our canoe from Woodland Acres and they transported us, the canoe and our dog upriver so that we could canoe back down, ending back at the campground. The Saco river is gorgeous with clear water and many sandy beaches on which to picnic or even camp. The campground has a nicely stocked store with average prices and friendly and knowledgeable staff. There are only a couple of caveats to this campground. One is that the swimming area is across the river, meaning you have to "ford" the river or walk out of the campground and over a bridge to get there. The second is that it tends to be a little noisy on Friday nights when large groups of people arrive to camp and then spend the next day canoeing. This was not a problem for us, as we thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment! Saturday night is quieter as most people had canoed all day with the accompanying beverages. We loved it here and will definitely be back.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Bayley's is only a half hour from our home, so it is where we run away when we don't need to go far. It is a beautifully clean resort campground. There are so many activities planned that you may need a vacation after your vacation. This is not the place to come if you are trying to "get away from it all" kind of experience. The sites are fairly close together, but with a 5th wheel, we really appreciate the wooded pull through sites. We especially like this campground's proximity to Old Orchard Beach, which is one of the finest beaches in Maine. The free beach trolley that Bayley's supplies is an added bonus as you don't have to find a place to park in the crowded area adjacent to the beach. The swimming pools are always clean, the store well stocked, and the staff friendly and very helpful. If you go, do not miss the local band that plays most weekend nights (Coos Canyon). They have something for every musical taste and get the crowd moving! We love Bayley's and will continue to visit on a regular basis.
08/2007
rating [ 5/10 ]
Lake Ivanhoe, itself, is without exception, the clearest Lake I have ever experienced. The campground has a small beach area shared with it's canoes and kayaks. This is across the street from the campground proper. There is one float that swimmers can go out to and jump off. The site that we had (#48) was perfect. Easy to back our 5th wheel into and with enough trees to afford privacy. That is about as good as this campground gets however. It bills itself as a "resort" campground, but in 8 days there, the only activities it offered were a wagon ride and an ice cream "social" (for an added cost). They have a shuffleboard court, but no one under 12 is allowed to play, a volley ball net, 2 pool tables ($$) and a half dozen video games. The owner escorts you to your site in a golf cart then proceeds to shout directions to you on how to park your own rig. We witnessed a number of frustrated drivers due to his insistence on "helping". Most of us have derived our own method of getting into a site. We were told, during reservations, that there was a boat dock 1/4 mile away where we could bring our dogs to swim. On arrival, the dock is clearly marked "no dogs". Other campers were told that the lake is appropriate for motor boats and skiers. It is not. It is a small shallow lake. We were told by neighboring campers that the owner of the campground was on our site while we were away and while we had left our dogs in our camper. He was yelling at our dogs, which made them bark. Originally they barked a couple of times when some kids cut through the site to use the port-a-potty set up for tenters. Yelling at them from outside the camper did not calm them down! There was very little water pressure available at our site and at the rest rooms. There were 2 showers for men and 2 for women. If 2 people tried to shower at once, the water was reduced to a trickle. The campground has 3 washers ($1.50/load) and 3 dryers ($1.50/load), which gets very expensive when they prohibit clotheslines for drying towels from the beach. The camp store is very lightly stocked. It had a minimum of camping supplies, ice, milk, bread and a few items of canned goods and condiments. They do not even sell coffee or newspapers. (warning: ice is $4.20 per bag!) Luckily, only 1 mile away is 7 Lakes Provisions, which is the best stocked and most reasonably priced store (ice is $1.49 per bag!) of it's kind I have ever been to! We chose this campground because of it's location in South Central NH. After being in the area and seeing so many better campgrounds than the one we chose, we would not be likely to stay there again.
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