Erin B.

cromwell, CT

Joined July 2019

low key and beautiful fall getaway

Keep in mind that this review is written after camping sept 8th (the week that school started for many) so it might not be relevant to peak camping season. We were pleasantly surprised with our weekend getaway to Clarksburg State Park. Nestled in the Berkshires and basically walking distance to Vermont, Clarksburg State Park provides a comfortable and semi-private tent site. Several spots (including ours 6) were very close to the rather large pond. While the trees obstruct the views, the site was waterfront and we were able to walk a few yards downhill to the waters edge where we launched our kayaks (there is a designated launching spot elsewhere). No electric and water hookups are provided but we were totally okay with that. Bear boxes were provided on each site so that you don’t have to keep stinky food or garbage in your car! Each site also had a fire pit with a grate so that you can cook right there on the fire. The bathrooms were some of the cleanest campground bathrooms and showers i’ve experienced (no bugs or webs also) and there was a dishwashing station on the side. The sites were large and well spaced but they had trees in between so that you felt privacy. The campground itself had plenty of sites, firewood for sale in the front and a pavilion and beach area on the day use side. There are plenty of trails you can hop on right outside your tent site and very little light pollution for optimal star gazing. We really enjoyed our time here and will definitely be back!

riverfront beauty

The Beach Camping Area was a nice wooded camp ground right in Conway off a main road but very quiet, no traffic was head at night. It was not the most private campsite I have been to but the camp sites (at least what we saw) were very spacious so you could create your own area however you’d like. The owners were nice and check in was very easy, they also gave you plenty of pamphlets upon checking in so you could seek out local attractions. Each site had electric and water hookup and wifi was available. The bathrooms were very clean and the garbages were changed often. The best part about this campground was that there is a plethora of sites right on Saco River and it is just beautiful. We were not lucky enough to snag one of these spots but we will definitely try to get one at some point. Those sites might be crowded during the day as everyone flocks to the beach but in the evening it would be very nice to have the view of the river as the sun goes down! We arrived late and then hiked Mount Washington all day the following day and stayed again until checkout. It was a bit noisy pay 830 am so if you like to sleep in, be prepared. Other than that I cannot comment on the campsite during regular working hours. Overall we had a great stay at this campground!