Big rig warning: I do not recommend using ReserveAmerica until you have talked to the park office. The park is a series of very steep hills. With fairly narrow blacktop roads. Backing up a hill steep enough to sled on with little room to maneuver could be a challenge for a large fifth wheel or a gas motor home. There are a number of sites at the bottom of the hills that are great, but there is no real way of knowing on ReserveAmerica and Google maps does really show you how steep the roads are. The office can tell you what you are in for. There are some sites that do have water and sewer, but they don't seem to be available on the ReserveAmerica web site. The ReserveAmerica fee does NOT include the state park fee of $5 a day per car or truck (or a max of $25 per vehicle). Other than that nice park. Friendly staff, large spaces between campsites
First thing to remember is the name of the park is "campsites" not "RV resort" Which makes it a mixed bag. Staff was friendly, and responsive to emails. Good cable TV connection which was important as trees on edge of field were too high for Dish Network. Have 39' fifth wheel, put us on end lot pull-through which normally would be a good thing... except here the lot was so narrow our front door was only 6 feet from road. Roads were not made for big rigs, e.g., tight turns with tree overhangs. If you have smaller camper, or pop up and don't need Wi-Fi [at your site] or sewer probably be OK. FYI, a killer mountain climb if you try to get there from US 44 BEFORE Winsted. Instead follow US 44 through town to CT 8 then right on CT 20 and finally right to Reballard Rd which becomes Old North. You and your truck will be much happier.
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.
Immaculate park. Everything appeared neat and orderly, even the trash cans (which are spaced along the main road for easy access). All grass mowed and trimmed. Clean tiled restroom/shower areas, huge dog park, close to grocery and fuel, good cable TV. Good cell signal. To maintain the great high speed Internet, they do not allow you to watch videos on their Wi-Fi. If your life depends on this, you may want to find somewhere else or add to your Verizon data plan. Found them very accommodating when we had to extend stay unexpectedly. Definitely recommend this park. Would be a 10 if pads were paved.
Although the sites are a little close together, this is an excellent campground to stay for a night or a couple days as you pass through the area. Nice lake to watch the dozens of swans and geese swim in. Very nice staff, who are also knowledgeable about the area, and helpful. Sites are gravel or sand, but it's not 60 bucks a night either. Giant pine trees and natural setting make up for short comings. Couple of notes: Location is close to cheap fuel (at EL Cheapo truck stop) and great BarBQ (on the other side of the interstate). Walmart's diesel was VERY CHEAP but it is only "pick up" friendly. Its about 10 minutes northeast on Hiway 17. Make a trip to Savannah's Historic Downtown. Much can be walked in as short as a few hours, so if you get in by 4, drop your trailer, tow vehicle, or Harley and head down there. Take 95 to I-16, it takes you to straight to the historical district.
Single overnight stay in 39' fifth wheel. Nice host and guide (who took us to site). Check in took less than 2 minutes. Restrooms, shower, pool, and laundry clean. Areas were well maintained. Small patio met our need for the night. Easy in and out. By restricting things like separate screen rooms,park looked nice front to back. (Weren't any flying insects anyway) This isn't fancy but it is very nice. Rate reflects KOA Value Kard rate.
Peerless. Admittedly, this park defines roughing it. 30 amp power, fresh water, clean newer restrooms, great ranger and staff but no Wi-Fi , no TV, no cable, barely a cell phone signal. Think of it as staying on your own slice of desert isle. Back your RV within 10 feet of the beach with just a picnic table separating you from the water. Site comes with fire pit. Ranger sells wood at entry. Sunrise every morning. Walk through secure gate to watch sunset on the other side of the island. If you are looking to bond with the family this beats Disney. Most sites have sea grape bushes that separate them by about 15 feet. Tip: If you have big rig go to Google maps and make sure there is enough space on the far side so you have enough angle to turn.
Tough to expect more from a state park. Although the sites were gravel, and a bit tight for a 39' RV with 5 slides, we were able to make it with room to spare. Each site is separated by a thick hedge on 3 sides, so you get a pretty private setting. There is a marina / snack shop. Because of the way the park is situated, you can swim/snorkel even if the wind is blowing 20 mph. If too windy, walk over to the other side of the island where it is calm. For the most part the campsites are protected.
Rare find: Tall trees, great staff, full utilities available (extra) including cable, High Speed internet, and phone via Comcast. Very friendly guests. Perfect winter escape, especially if you have a pet. Roughly 70% of campground is available for RV's. Many are seasonal retired couples, but there always seems to be space for people staying short term. Majority of lots are back in, but there is a nice newer pull through area in the center of the park. Nearly everything is within a 20 minute drive: great parks, preserves, beaches, shopping, airport. Stretch it to 30 minutes and Naples is a straight shot South, and a drive over to Sanibel Island only requires one left turn. Will stay here next year. Daily rate reflects monthly rate divided by 30.