This state forest campground offers large sites, some of them on a grassy open area or tucked into the woods. They also offer 4 cabins, though under 2020 coronavirus precautions, these are unavailable. They do offer views of ponds.
Bathrooms, including showers, are clean and checked a couple of times/day. I was here on a holiday weekend and it was quiet with a few vacant sites, unlike nearby Mohawk Trail that was packed. It has a small pond with swimming beach and a couple was just pulling their kayak out when I arrived.
Bear boxes are provided, but I question how serious they are about the bear problem because the dumpster was not at all secure. Fires are allowed and firewood is for sale at the office. No hookups, but a dumping station.
I was in site 34, which is straight ahead at the entrance. It's a large, grassy site with trees separating you from the road and dumping station, The trees block the morning sun. The sites on the outside of the loop are shaded, but most of the ones toward the middle are open and grassy
I had a flicking bar of coverage at the high point of the campground on Verizon, but all you MIGHT be able to do is text. Head toward Florida, MA on Rt 2 and at the height of land(shortly before you reach the Elk monument), you'll have good coverage. If you forgot anything, run into North Adams for grocery stores or Walmart.
Google Maps will often take you down a bumpy dirt road….stick to Rt 2 as long as possible if you're coming from that direction! This campground provides a nice base if you're in the area for a while and want to explore North Adams, Mt. Greylock, or rafting/tubing out of Charlemont. Each of these places is 20-45 minutes away.
Note: with 2020 coronavirus restrictions, reservations must be made in advance. Out of state guests will pay a significantly higher fee.
My pup and I spent two nights here and were very happy. While this campground is bare-bones (no pool) it is perfect for anyone who wants to just chill and do nothing or hit the mountains / local area and do some hiking. The entire campground was very clean, as were the bathrooms. At check-in they will give you maps of hiking routes. Firewood is for sale onsite as are a few necessities. They also had bear boxes, picnic tables and fire rings at each site. We will go back.
Unfortunately, I was not a big fan of this small campground. Right from the start, upon checkin, I bought two $5 ea. bundles of wood after being assured they were "kiln dried". The wood wouldn't catch no matter what I tried -- not even with the help of some fire starter. The tent site itself was very small and barely fit my truck and tent. It was made smaller still because of the mud and holes on the perimeter of the site. At night, there was a lot of traffic noise nearby and despite a posted quiet time, other campers were slamming car doors over and over and talking at the top of their lungs, making it difficult to sleep. The surrounding state forest was pretty and the trails were in decent shape.
Savoy mountain campground is a very nice state park camp, but don’t rely on gps to get you there it will put you on the wrong end of the park in the middle of a rural neighborhood. The park is so hard to find that not even a cell signal can get there, if your looking to unplug this is a great spot!Use the directions provided on the website, they are far more reliable. Very clean park, convenient clean restroom/shower building and helpful staff. There are RV sites and there is a dump station/potable water fill station available at the park entrance, but no RV hook ups of any kind. Sites are spacious and many shaded sites have decent privacy though open field sites are also available, bear boxes are provided at each site as this is black Bear country. Ample hiking to be done in the park and you can access the Mohawk trail right from the campground, the Appalachian trail and Mt Greylock is a short drive away.
My girlfriend and I stayed at Site Num. 13. As described, it provided full shade and contained a fire pit. The ground covering was mostly crushed rocks and dirt so we would highly recommend when camping with a tent to bring a footprint as well as a cushioned sleeping pad.
When walking around the 45 camp sites we noticed that most perimeter sites were almost exactly the same as described above. However, the interior sites provided little to no shade at all and were mostly grass coverings.
North Pond was a very peaceful area to enjoy while we stayed at Savoy, but when we attempted to swim at South Pond, we didn't stay very long due to the debris such as broken glass and nails. We mostly enjoyed hiking many of the extensive trails in and around the area.
The bathrooms and showers were as clean as would be expected from a camp site. There are multiple potable drinking water stations throughout the camp site and a dedicated sink for dishes at each bathroom.
While it was a relaxing and enjoyable weekend, we may not return in the future as it was not what we were looking for. This camp site in our belief is best for family camping with small children or people looking for an easy getaway.
This is a nice campground, overall. Many of the sites (most of the ones on the periphery of the campground) are wooded and somewhat secluded, with 1-3 being the most secluded (but subject to road noise from the occasional car coming to the campsite). We stayed in site 1, and we could barely see our neighbor's fire at night, because there were so many trees between us. It was great. The not-so-great part of the park is the bathroom. It wasn't very clean, and only one shower stall per gender. The shower was absolutely nasty, and covered in mold. But, I don't go camping to shower, so it wasn't horrific for me. There are some nice trails nearby, so all-in-all a good place.