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. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
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. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Although this campground is very close to our home, it has been a relative secret. After discovering a friend is an employee there we decided to give it a try and we are very glad we did. Upon arriving our check in went very smoothly and we we're personally guided to our site. Our escort even offered tips on maneuvering into the site. The bathrooms were alway clean and neat. The newspaper was in front of our door in the morning. The pond is small but very nice for a casual kayak paddle. Everyone was friendly, both staff and camper alike. We highly recommend this campground. We we make this a destination every year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Just spent the holiday weekend here and can't wait to go back. Nice super quiet "back to basics" family campground. No fancy resort-like amenities, just a nice quiet camping experience. Sites here are very spacious although not graveled so it can be a bit messy, just have to sweep up a bit more. We had a huge corner site with water, electric and cable. Not all sites have cable so you have to ask when making reservations. They also recently got wi-fi throughout the park. Swimming pond was super clean and nice and warm so we did do a lot of swimming. I actually prefer the pond to a pool. Bath houses are modern and very clean with pay showers at 25 cents per 7 minutes. Nice small game room for the kids and a recreation hall which also has an adult lounge which I never did check out. There is a laundry room but no snack bar, at least not at this time. Park is also on Bailey Pond so you can bring your own small boat, kayak or canoe or just rent one there. We found everyone super friendly here including the owners, seasonals, transients and well behaved kids and teens. Even had the Sunday paper delivered to our site free which was a nice touch. I rate this campground really high due to the friendly owners and other campers and the quietness of the park in general not to mention the nicely spacious sites. We already have reservations to go back and I can see Circle C quickly becoming our favorite place to camp. Dogs are also welcome as long as they are leashed and picked up after. There is a Turkey Farm nearby that has the most delicious home made ice cream and a bakery with cider donuts and pies. They also have hot dogs and sandwiches as well as jams, jellies, fresh eggs, etc. Worth a stop if you stay in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Owners are a hoot. We had a great time here. We would definitely return. Nice sites, wonderful restrooms. Beautiful lake and a quaint swimming hole. Everything was neat and clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent little state campground located in Pachaug State Forest. Most of the sites are large and spread out. However, it is primitive; no hookups, no dump station, very limited cell phone service, outhouses only. There is a water station provided, but nothing you could hook a hose to for refilling an RV water tank. The pond has a nice beach and swimming area, the water is very clean and clear. It is also a great place for fishing, and there are numerous trails in the area that provide unlimited hiking. We stayed here for 8 nights, having to drive out once to refill the water tank at a gas station and dump the tanks at another state campground. The road is a little rough getting in and out, but navigable with a 33 foot motorhome. It can be tough to get a camping site here since it is rather small and reservations are not taken. The low price tends to attract younger crowds also, many of whom are looking for a cheap place to throw a party. The Rangers do a pretty good job of keeping the noise down though, and actually removed a large crowd from a neighboring campsite in the middle of the night during our stay. Overall our stay here was pleasant and we will probably stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is by invite only. Owners provide amenities that exceed your wildest expectations. Went for Labor Day Weekend and my family was treated like royalty. No minimum stays required. Arrived Saturday at noon and was instantly greeted with open arms. Guided pontoon boat tours, lake swimming and grassy shoreline. Owners have a bass boat available for tubing, skiing or fishing. Family style meals are encouraged for all meals. Saturday lunch/dinner was burgers, dogs, clams and various salads. Beer, wine and soda provided all weekend long. Sunday breakfast in the main lodge, and dinner consisted of linguini and clam sauce, marinated steak tips, and various side dishes. Bathhouse is a cabin with showers and restrooms. Site was very close and convenient. No sewer hookups but you spend very little time in your unit. Area is shaded and easy to access. Everyone was friendly. Lodge was constructed over the last few years and includes sitting area, kitchen, dining area, more bath areas steam room and jacuzzi, and hot tub. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice primitive campground. Most of the sites are fairly large,level and clean. Hiking trails and fishing are very close by. Large open grassy field at campground. The park ranger was very friendly and helpful. There are two sites that have electric hookup reserved for those with medical necessity. Nearest dump station is about 10 miles away at Hopeville Pond State Park. I plan to stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As others have stated, this place has potential, but is not the best. The camp site was fine, but the bath house was terrible. Lot's of bugs, no HOT water in the sink, no mirror, and mostly a seasonal CG. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Ditto to the last review. We were there on the same weekend and being someone who has camped for many years, I had never encountered such rudeness by the owner. It is time to either hand the reigns over or put up the for sale sign. Like the last person, the area was beautiful but the upkeep of the surrounding buildings were horrible. It was apparent that many, and I mean many seasonals had pulled out and the undesirables were what was left behind. All I can say that the retaliation of a simple request to adhere to quite hours turned into vandals opening up our black water valve along with a neighbors. In my opinion, this campground is not worth a second look. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our worst campground experience ever. Problems from the very start, making reservations: had to leave messages, confusion caused by misspelled names and, upon arrival, double-booked sites. Visited website and eMailed questions, but eMail returned. Beautiful property appears to have been prosperous in the recent past. Beginning to suffer from neglect now and is not maintained. Two train cars were left to deteriorate and fall apart so that they are now a safety hazard. Fireplaces were not cleaned, sites unkempt and not clearly marked, picnic tables in disrepair. Bathrooms fairly clean, but plumbing not good - toilets clogged on Sunday morning. When reported to management, received only the reply, "Oh, that happens every day" and no effort to fix. First night, very loud campers partied until the wee hours, with loud music, laughing and drinking until 2:00 AM. Complained to management, (first time ever for us). Next night, same campers hired a DJ and loud music permeated the entire park until 11:00 PM, at which time the boiterous campers yelled again until 1:00 AM. Apparently, we were also identified by manager to partiers, as we were verbally harassed all afternoon. During the night, two RVs in our party had sewerage valves mysteriously opened. Complained again to management and reply was only, "That's not good." No apology, no attempt to make amends. We rented a canoe, which leaked and took on water. One of the pools had chemical issues that resulted in cloudy, greenish water. Complete and utter disrespect for this gorgoues, natural resource as well as for the campers. Many recently empty seasonal sites, in addition to regular sites, and now we know why. We will not return. We will save ourselves the aggravation and head north to Vermont's pristine state parks, for less than half the money. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Last review was last year. I figured i would give an updated one. This campground needs alot of updates and cleaning. It is not worth the 45.00 a nite and there wasn't any activities going on at all. All it takes is some cleaning and picking up the place.Bathrooms were bug infested. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Let's start with the good: Staff was very friendly. Campground has a lot of potential. Now the not so good: We were disappointed with our visit. The campground was very dirty; it seems that it was not cleaned up after the 4th of July weekend. One of the pools was not up and running and the other was OK but not clean. The area around the bingo hall was very dirty; old food lying on the ground with tons of cigarette butts. We have heard several friends say they had good experiences and enjoyed the campground, but overall I wasn't impressed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is actually a great family campground with wonderful staff. I would have rated it higher except that the inside park roads are awfully narrow with big ruts. I know there had been some recent rains and that may be the reason. Our pull through sites were huge. However, a 40' would have trouble swinging in from the road due to low overhanging branches and narrow roads. Two big pools for the kids and lots of activities. We camped here in a Motorhome.