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06/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
My family and I enjoyed this campground so much that we are considering becoming seasonal campers here. It is located near several beaches and shopping, as well as the Martha's Vineyard ferry. This campground took my husband and I back to the feeling of what is was like to camp when we were kids. There are no fire restrictions, so you can have a fire at any time of the day or night as long as it is kept under control. There are things for the kids to do, such as swimming in 3 pools, a playground, ball field and arcade, but since most of the park is reserved for seasonals there are also several kids who you can tell have known each other for years and all just "play" together. They were all very friendly and accepted our three year old like he was one of the gang, which he really enjoyed. We had a wooded site that was very private and spacious. The only draw back is that you do not know which site you will receive until you check in. There are so many nice sites there, it would have been nice if we could have chosen where we were located. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They were never overbearing. The restrooms were clean and well lit.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was one of the nicest campgrounds close to the Falls on the Canadian side. The location was in what appeared to be a very safe area and close to all the attractions near the Falls. It was also only about a 1 hour drive from Toronto. We had a large corner site that overlooked the river. The campground was very clean and the sites were level and far enough apart from each other. The check in staff was very helpful, but the park gates closed early and we were told we could not drive into the park after a certain hour (I think it was 10pm not sure). We were told we would have to park outside the gate after that and walk to our site. Since the casinos are right down the street, that was not great news to us. We did not use the pool since the weather did not agree with us, so I cannot comment on it. We did visit Marineland, which is owned by the same company that owns the campground and it was a lot of fun. I would return to this park.
07/2009
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were lucky enough to have a level site right on the canal, so I really enjoyed this campground. You need to be careful when you make a reservation to come here. There appear to be several sites in the "upper area" that are not level and are right on top of each other with no privacy at all. The location on the canal is great if you enjoy what the canal has to offer (walking, biking, fishing, people/boat watching). They have a very nice playground, but other than that there is not much else to offer young children. When I came here as a kid there used to be a salt water swimming hole, but that is closed. There are a few beaches a short drive away such as Onset and Scusset, but other than that you will have to go over the Bourne bridge and onto the Cape for any swimming. The staff is very nice and very helpful. The sites were well maintained and fellow campers were very friendly. There are a lot of people that have camped here forever and keep returning. It is a nice relaxing campground in the fall.
07/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
I tell everyone I know about this campground for several reasons. The staff was extremely helpful, the site we had was huge and it backed right up to the ocean. We woke every morning to dolphins swimming right off our site and a huge bird sitting at our front door waiting to be fed! We loved the beach and were able to rent a kayak that allowed us to float directly over a pod of manatee. The only draw back to this park were the overwhelming amount of raccoon, but they were actually quite comical to watch. I can't say enough about the beautiful beaches adjacent to this campground. It is also in a great location for day trips to all of the surrounding areas and the view of the bridge at night was fantastic. What a great campground and a great experience visiting it.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We try to come to this campground at least once a year. It is one of my favorite state parks in Massachusetts. The only draw back is that there are no fires allowed on the camper sites, only the tent sites. This year they added a "community" fire pit and I was told that you could bring your own wood and have a fire as long as you extinguished it with water after you are done. The sites are a little unpredictable from year to year. Since this is a beach campground, they allow the "brush" to grow so a site that may have been spacious one year may not be so spacious the next year. Overall they are all pretty nice sites though. They are all level, but you do need an extra long water hose to hookup to the water spigot. There is also a lot of poison ivy, so if you are allergic you need to be careful. The thing that draws us back every year is the location. We like being right on the Canal. If you enjoy fishing, walking, biking, bird watching and sitting on the beach, this is a wonderful place. It is very peaceful, since most campers retire early due to the lack of fire. The water at the beach is ALWAYS very cold, but it is a beautiful beach and very clean. It is very easy to get on the Cape via the Sagamore Bridge, which is right outside the campground and it is also accessible to downtown Plymouth. The staff have always been very friendly. It is very difficult to get reservations here and they are required. There are several campers that do not abide by the 2 week camping limit and if you're on a site that they are trying to move to, you may be "pushed" a little by them when it gets close to checkout time. I avoid this by booking an extra night so we don't have to leave right at 11 am. The dump station is open during limited hours and on a busy weekend you can expect a long wait.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had a wonderful experience at this campground. We were late to arrive due to heavy traffic in Massachusetts, but we called ahead and the office left our site information out for us. We had an open pull thru site since we were camping with friends who had a very large Class A. The site was not very private, but it was very clean and large with plenty of space between campers. We had friends that stayed in a back in wooded site and they also had plenty of room on their site. The campground was a short ride into Boothbay Harbor, which is a great place to visit. There were plenty of markets along the way to pick up groceries. We did not make it into the camp store, so I'm not sure how the amenities were, but we did receive a morning paper left on our steps and I thought that was a real nice touch. The staff was very friendly. I would return to this campground.
02/2009
rating [ 1/10 ]
This is by far, the worst campground I have ever stayed at. The staff at check in were friendly, but all other staff we encountered were extremely rude. Also, none of the employees wore anything that would identify them as employees of the park, so we were never sure if we were being addressed by the staff or fellow campers. The sites were not grounded properly, so we received an electrical shock every time we entered the camper and we were not the only campers who experienced that problem during our stay. The pond and beach around it had a very foul odor and I doubt they tested it for bacteria the entire week we were there. They advertised laundry facilities, but the laundry room was not open the entire week we were there. Security was rude and inconsistent, seemingly singling out particular people and giving them a hard time to the point of threatening. I found it very over priced, with several "add on" charges that were not expected. I have too many complaints about my stay to go into detail here and I did complain in writing to the Yogi Bear Headquarters and received a response that they would forward my complaints to the park, since it is independently owned. I have yet to hear from the park regarding my issues.
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is one of my favorite campgrounds to visit. We have been camping here for several years and always look forward to our visits. We usually try to make it to their Father's Day Weekend and Halloween Weekend. We also try to book at least one week in the summer. There are plenty of activities for everyone in the family, but it is also a perfect place to sit back, relax and do nothing. I have always found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. The fellow campers have always been pleasant and if there is an occasional trouble maker, they are dealt with professionally. The sites, bathrooms and grounds are always meticulously maintained. It used to seem a bit pricey to me, but I've visited several campgrounds that charge the same or more and do not offer half of the amenities of this place. I would very highly recommend it. The only draw back is that the popular weekends book a year in advance which is not always easy to plan for.
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