Winter Island Park

County Park

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12 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
978-745-9430

GPS: 42.531, -70.869

Last Price Paid: $40
Number of Sites: 55
Elevation: 10 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
T-Mobile 4G
Nightly rate: $40
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 3

traveling_flipflops would stay here again

“Water views, but prepare to cozy up to your neighbors”

Reviewed Jun 03, 2017

Overall Rating

Stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of June. We had a water front site and upon arrival, it wasn't what I was expecting. Water front sites are along one edge of the asphalt boat launch area, which is fine, but are quite close together.

When we arrived, the neighbors on either side of us were already there and had already set up with their lawn chairs, firepits, rugs, etc. So we had to squeeze in among all their stuff and it was cramped. We could not get our awning out or set up any chairs. The site was long enough to use the provided picnic table however. We simply moved the table behind our rv, closest to the water.

What the site lacked in spaciousness or privacy it made up for with great sunset views. To get away from being cramped in, we simply walked the dogs a short way to sit at the water's edge and look at the lighthouse, or in the opposite direction, to walk in the park. I also enjoyed the trails by Waikiki beach that takes you among the rocks and closer to the lighthouse.

Sites had water and electric. No dumpsters, just small trash cans.

We cycled into Salem one day, not too bad of a ride, about 2 miles to the center square. Uber is also available at $5/way.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
T-Mobile 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Jane
SD
35 Keystone Montana
2012 Ford F250 Diesel 4WD
32 reviews
Nightly rate: $37
Days stayed: 3

Jane would stay here again

“Nice park not far from Boston”

Reviewed Jun 26, 2016

Overall Rating

This is a county park which caters for a lot of locals making day visits. There was a celebration on one of the days we were there, so lots of cars etc.

There are two sections to this park if you are in an RV. The tent sites are all together. One is on the waterfront and you are basically on the outsides of the parking lot where people go to launch their boats in the water. Yes, you have a lovely view of the bay, but the asphalt would be hot, there is no privacy and there are people coming and going all day.

We were in the "field", with no one to the left of us, the next section is set back a bit. So our site was very private. I liked our site the best. These sites have 30 amp, I think the harbor view ones are 50amp. All sites have water but no dump, you have to go up the road and they give you a voucher - but we didn't bother. It's not far into town. You can get a country town into Boston in 35 mins - it costs $7 pp one way. You buy your tickets on the train going in, at the station going out or get a return ticket when you go in. There is plenty of paid parking near the station - outside costs $4, undercover in the multi storey carpark $5

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Salem Harbor – Aug 2016

In our transit south we decided to spend a night in one of our favorite places – Winter Island in Salem, MA. After a gorging meal of lobster at Woodman’s in Essex, I sat out around our campsite and...

Hookups:
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Facilities:
  • dump station

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