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Date of Stay:
August, 2018 -
This is a great small park. We have a 36' class A, which we were able to back into site #7 easily. Spacious private site, set back off road. Last year, we were in site #9 which was a little tricky to back into because of the angle. It would be easier to pull straight into #9 but then the fire ring may be on the wrong side of your rig. Unfortunately, there are no pull-through sites here. Sites #7, 8 and 9 are located in a little alcove which would make for a great three-family compound. No hookups at this campground, but we like boondocking so we don't mind. Hookups would make this campground a 10! There is a water spigot across the street from our site. Bath house is brand new, and we were extremely impressed with the showers! Spacious, clean, a nice door separating your personal dressing area from your shower, great water pressure and temp. 75 cents for 3 minutes, 25 cents each additional minute. There is a dump site near the bath house. Even though it's the first week of August, almost 8 am, it's nice and quiet here. There is a nice lake (reservoir) for fishing, swimming, kayaking, etc. Plenty of hiking and challenging mountain biking. We love this campground! We camped at George Washington Memorial Camping Area in a Motorhome.
Providence is 35 minutes east. The city has gone through quite a renaissance in the last couple of decades. Check out Waterfire during late spring/summer/early fall months. It is VERY worth experiencing! Putnam, CT, is 20 minutes to the west of the campground. It has become an antiques center of CT. Located in "the quiet corner" of the state, there are scenic drives, quaint little towns, etc.
Date of Stay:
June, 2018 -
I have to disagree with much of what the previous poster said. We have stayed here in 2017 (twice) and 2018 (two weeks) in our 35' class A. We love Hopeville! Beautiful wooded park with a large pond suitable for kayaking and fishing. Not sure if gas motors are allowed. We kayaked several times. Also biked out from the park and, while those eastern CT back roads offer no painted shoulder, the traffic was minimal and drivers were cautious. But, back to the campground. There are so many large, level sites that are perfect for motorhomes and trailers. They don't allow anything larger than 35', so ours was as large as they allow. Most sites do NOT have any hookups, so you're boondocking. But, this past sprint they installed water and electricity on about a half dozen sites. Our only issue was that they did not grade the sites very well after installing the hookups. We observed the following: B1 and B3 looked nicely leveled, but were pretty open with B3 in particular being right in front of the restroom with the path running along side the site. Not our cup of tea, but others might be ok with it. B5 was a wide site, but there was a low spot right next to the electric hookups which was one big puddle (there was a lot of rain when we were there), which is obviously where others rigs have parked. B7, our site, is very large, but again the only level place to park was right next to the hookups, and again, it was all mud because it's lower than the rest of the site. We had to park on the hill and use our levelers. Our friend in B9 had a heck of a time finding a level place to park her 28' class c because the fire ring was smack in the middle of the only level spot. Despite this, we love the beauty of this park and will return. I've sent our observations to park management, so maybe they'll regrade the sites, or at least keep grade in mind when they add services in the future. Boondock sites = $17, hookup sites = $27. We camped at Hopeville Pond State Park in a Motorhome.
Local grocery is Better Val-U. Walmart, Target & movies nearby also. Jewett City is an old textile mill town w/ two pharmacies, 3 or 4 restaurants, a little old fashioned hardware store. HiWay Camper about 15 minutes away in Plainfield; RV parts store. Backus Hospital satellite ER in Plainfield. Green Onion Pizza in Jewett City is very good!
Date of Stay:
April, 2018 -
Here for 7 days during NCAA Final Four. Great check-in. Nice back-in site. Park nicely landscaped. Water pressure awesome (so strong they require you to use a regulator). Bus picks up right in front, so no need for car. Walmart, all kinds of shopping down the road. On paved multi-use path. Saw all the missions by bike. Had zero problems with dogs, poop, full-timers like previous poster, all folks we met were very friendly. Also, the neighborhood is busy/business but not a slum or anything like previous poster implies. We had car problems with our tow, Mission Auto Parts down the street was fantastic. Great, clean pool. Large clean showers. I will only "ding" this park for the following: our site (#52) was on the corner, patio on west side, no afternoon shade, no tree to provide relief. Street light shining in my eyes at night prevented us from leaving shade up a bit for some air; if lights like this bother you, ask for a site without a streetlight. Finally, this is NO fault of theirs, but this park seems surrounded by railroad tracks ... some nights it's not bad, but one night it seemed 150 trains went by blasting their horns. Other than that, we WILL be returning! We camped at Travelers World RV Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay:
April, 2018 -
I don't know HOW this place got a score of 8/4 stars. We were shocked when we pulled into this open gravel parking lot. The entire lot is sloped, so you won't find a level site. Not a single tree to shade you. No fire ring, picnic table or patio. They charge $3 extra if you pay with a credit card; I paid cash. Good thing we only needed a place to sleep for the night. We camped at Laguna Vista RV Park in a Motorhome.