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Cape Ann Camp Site


Atlantic Street
West Gloucester, MA 01930
978.283.8683
info@capeanncampsite.com
http://www.cape-ann.com/campsite/
26 Reviews
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We have traveled in a rented 2013 32 foot RV from OH heading to ME... this was the dirtiest Campground we have come across. Although advertised there is no Cable for Big Rigs, The bathrooms and PAY showers are so dirty I would not consider bathing my dog there!! The campsite next to us had trash on it the day we pulled in and it remained there 3 days later when we pulled out! There is NO WAY to get level on the tight spaces and your neighbor is right on top of you... if fact our waste hose was under our neighbors picnic table!! Although they advertise dryers and no washers when we went to the office with wet things... we were told "no folks just go into town"!! They do not offer AAA discounts... I was told they dropped AAA... I think it may be the other way around!! NO Security is Provided and you are parked only steps from the road... NOT AS ADVERTISED!! I say keep driving or get a Hotel for the night... the price may be a little higher than camping, yet you will get to see the ocean and feel safe and clean without the added warning of PLEASE KEEP ALL OF YOUR VALUABLES LOCKED UP AT ALL TIMES WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEFT!!

Received from Catherine Wheeler for visit in Oct 2012


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Stay Again? NO
Have been staying here for years. Last year brought friend with RV. They were very impressed with friendly staff and how they accommodated their RV so it was next to our tent site. Staff always willing to share local favorite hot spots. On site camp store open late for last minute needs. Well kept sites, clean restrooms,and showers. Plenty of hot water. CLose to Cranes Beach and a day on the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and A Castle! Love love love this place.

Received from Robert Addison for visit in Aug 2011


Site Number: 255
Stay Again? YES
MY WIFE AND I STAYED FROM 7-11 TO 7-14 2012. WE ARRIVED LATE IN THE EVENING AND EVERYTHING WAS FINE AND VERY NICE. THE NEXT AFTERNOON WE MET OTHER CAMPERS AROUND US AND STARTED HEARING STORIES THAT A NUMBER OF CAMPERS WERE MISSING GEAR AND FOOD FROM 4 OTHER CAMP SITES AROUND OUR SITE. THE NEXT NIGHT AROUND 11:00PM ONE OF THE WORKERS CAME AROUND TO ASK IF EVERYTHING WAS GOOD WITH US,I THEN ASKED HIM ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED WITH THESE OTHER CAMPERS WHO WERE MISSING STUFF FROM THERE CAMP SITE. HE SAID THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR A FEW WEEKS AND THEY THINK IT IS KIDS THAT ARE LIVING IN THE BACK WOODS BEHING THE CAMP GROUNDS.I SAID HAVE THEY CALLES THE POLICE, THEY SAID NO NOT AT ALL.THE NEXT FEW NIGHT WE HEARD MORE STORIES FROM OTHER CAMPERS OF MORE MISSING THINGS.WE DID NOT LEAVE AND VALUABLES IN OUR TENT AT ALL. ON OUR LAST DAY OUR TENT WAS RANSACKED. NEEDLESS TO SAY I WAS MAD I WENT RIGHT DOWN TO THE OFFICE TO TELL THEM. THEY DID NOT SEEM TO SUPPRISED SHE SAID IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR A WHILE AND SAID IT HAPPENS. I TOLD HER SHOULD CALL THE POLICE AND TOLD HER ALL I HAD HEARED FROM OTHER CAMPERS AND SHE HAS TO TELL PEOPLE CHECKING IN THAT THIS IS GOING ON HER. I TOLD HER I WANTED A REFUND.PEOPLE WHO COME HERE TO CAMP WITH THERE FAMILES AND CHILDERN NEEF TO FEAL SAFE AND IT IS THERE responsibility TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THIS. SO IF YOU ARE GOING TO CAMP HERE ASK THEM ABOUT THE CRIME RATE HERE. AND IF YOU ARE MISSING ANYTHING WHILE HERE CALL THE POLICE RIGHT AWAY. OTHER THAN THAT THE AREA IS GREAT AND WILL VISIT AGAIN JUST NOT CAPE ANNS CAMP SITES

Received from JOHN for visit in Jul 2012


Site Number: 124
Stay Again? NO
Cape Ann was recommended by a friend. we first had site 141S then the following day my wife was felling a little depressed being all the way up the hill. Staff was considerate and place us down the hill where she loved it. We stayed 4 days then headed to our next destination which was Phippsburg, Maine. The staff was not very friendly at all so after the second day we high tail it out of ther where Cape Ann took us back in and made accomidation to have a site down the hill for us.. We will definate be turning next month.Thanks

Received from Dan for visit in Jun 2012


Site Number: S7a & B15
Stay Again? YES
Great and friendly service. Nice wooded areas for tents. Close to everything.

Received from Charles for visit in Aug 2011


Site Number: 248
Stay Again? YES
OK I HAD TO USE OCT,2009 BUT LETS START FROM THE BEINGING 2003, WE ARE COMING FROM NJ WE WERE GOING TO STAY RITE IN SALEM BUT FOUND OUT NO TENTS ALREADY PAYED FOR THAT MY VAN BROKE DOWN AND WE NEEDED A PLACE TO STAY, CAPEANN I CALL AND EXPLAINED WHAT HAPPEN TO US AND THEY STAYED OPEN FOR US FOR SALEM HAPPENINGS , WE CAME IN AFTER THE VAN WAS FIXED AROUND 6 THAT NITE THEY MADE EVERYTHING EASY FOR USE AFTER OUR 6 HR TRIP AND 4HR CAR PROBLEM I REALLY THINK THATS WHY THEY STARTED TO STAY OPEN TILL NOV 1 CHECK OUT 11 AM, AT THAT TIME WE HAD 4 SMALL KIDS ,2 ADULTS AND 2 TEENS, THE STAFF WAS GREAT WITH US, EACH YEAR WE BROUGHT MORE PEOPLE WITH USE, MY DAUGHTER TEA A HIGH PRIESTRESS DIE JUNE 13,2008 AND I HAVE NOT MANAGER TO GET OVER IT BUT IN 2011 I WILL BE BACK ,THE OWNERS OF CAPE ANN ARE THE GREATEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WE HAD NO PLACE TO GO AND THEY STAYED OPEN JUST FOR US I RECORDERMEND THIS CAMP SITE ALL YEAR LONG THEY ARE THE BEST, WISH I CAN BE THERE THIS YEAR ,BUT DIFFERENTLY NEXT YEAR 60-E I AM COMING BACK, BOOM TOME

Received from FRAN CULTRERA, for visit in Oct 2009


Site Number: 60-E
Stay Again? YES
My family comes here every year.The best word for it is HOME.The camps are a good size for a RV,and some are the right size for just tents.The staff is very helpful and nice.

Received from Gabrielle for visit in Jun 2009


Site Number: none
Stay Again? YES
my family comes here every year.the best part is the beautyful nature.the shower could use some work but anyways i love it.the wi-fi connection is great.the store is packed with food and ice and wood.the staff is great. cape ann is the place to go for real camping.

Received from tori and gabby for visit in Jun 2009


Site Number: 187S
Stay Again? YES
The campground is from the 50's and shows its age to a degree. I use my TT's bath and shower so I didn't spend much time looking at the sites facilities. They seem adequate if basic and maybe dated. The staff was friendly and helpful, they even gave me an option of picking my own site once I got there. The CG roads are very narrow. I've got a Ram 1500 and a 26' TT and I fit, but just barely. Most sites are also narrow and some are more level then others. Nothing a couple blocks of wood couldn't fix.

  

Received from David for visit in Aug 2009


Site Number: 177S
Stay Again? YES
Nice campground overlooking the ocean canals.. As you pull into the campground you know your near the ocean with the smell of the ocean air. We camped in a self contained 24ft camper so didn't have to use there bathrooms or showers the camp site was a nice large spot. We camped here to have very close excess to Wingersheek Beach very nice beach great for small kids. I will have to say this was the first campground that I have visited that didn't have a playground or even swingset for kids. But good thing for the Beach our 2 & 5 yr old got all tired out being on the water all day. The employees at the campground very nice & helpfull. Also campground provides dicount parking pass to Wingersheek beach weekend parking is 25.00 but with camping discount you get 10.00 off. But again worth every penny. During low tided you could walk out for miles. My family wld camp here again. Like I said to my husband this campground is basicly for basic camping for excess to beach which is less then 1 mile & we all know how much cheaper camping is then staying in a hotel.

Received from Don for visit in Jul 2009


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Stay Again? YES
we love it. We tow a self contained unit so do not need the shower or rest room facilities. The drive up the hill can be challenging however in our estimation, one of the few campgrrounds that has never disappointed us. Central to many very cool attractions. We are headed there again next week.

Received from elaine for visit in Jan 2009


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Stay Again? YES
O.K. so, yes, the bathrooms are a wee bit outdated (but they are clean) and yes, the roads in & out & all about are a wee bit bumpy, tight, and treelined... BUT this place is quite lovely. ALL of the staff that we spoke with, dealt with were super helpful, kind, courteous. The way we set up our camper caused our water hose to be about 7ft. shy of reaching the hookup, they loaned us an extension for the 4 nights that we were there no charge. They sold such extensions at the camp store & could've easily suggested we purchase one, but instead offered one to us unprompted. We had a full hookup sight, so we showered in the camper, therefore I have no reviews about the public showers. We camp in a 26' fifth wheel RV, and chose a site up on the hill in the woods. The drive up could prove challenging to an inexperienced RVer, there are tight corners/squeezes/ turns, so if you aren't confident in your own abilities as an RV captain, choose a site at the bottom of the hill. Wingaersheek Beach is about a mile away, and I believe, run by the state. The average joe must pay $20.00 to park for the day at the beach, but as a guest at Cape Ann you only pay $10.00, and it would be an outrageous understatement to say that it is worth every last red cent, the beach is amazing & fantastic on so many levels. Go early, stay late, enjoy the wonders of the tide & what it does to the beach, and the treasures that it leaves behind! Cape Ann Camp Site is a wonderful place, and can be thoroughly enjoyed by all (with the exception of the "high maintenance" types) ;-) ☺

Received from John & Rachel for visit in Jul 2009


Site Number: 190S
Stay Again? YES
The grounds were in terrible shape,no grass cut,trash in bins had been ther long enough to smell when attempting to deposit in them. Bathroom/shower worse we had seen in 30 plus years of camping all over America. Only one bath open and this had not been cleaned nor updated since Paul rode through,but that may have been the only showers available for the RedCoats and the Colonials. BUT it doesseem that at the prices they charge they could do something to improve. We will stay away from this campground and drive in from 30 miles away next time.

Received from William for visit in Jun 2009


Site Number:S8
Stay Again? NO
I have been staying here since I was very young. The owners are great, the park is beautiful! I would recomend it to a first time camper or an experenced one as well.

Received from RJ for visit in Aug 2008


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Stay Again? YES
we camped near very nice people in Maine and we saw their MAss license plates, long story short we asked about staying in this campground and EVERYONE in the maine campground told us to skip it, avoid it! but we figured we'd try it, and WOW they were right! the showers and toilets are horrible, they obvioously have never updated a thing here since 1955, the road is a real axle breaker, tree branches and limbs are going to bang hell out of your rig, they nickle and dime you to death like a couple of cheap bastards, AND they are sneaky! We were told the 3 night stay min. was not in effect until the END of June, we were there the fist weekend of June and she charged us the 3 night stay! we showed her the print out from website and she said that was wrong, it is MAY til Labor Day that the 3 and 4 night stay charges are in effect, THEN the good part! we paid the 3 night stay but were told we could NOT stay the 3rd night, they were booked! Charging people for 3 nights stay then only having room for 2 nights? If that isn't a sneaky thief way of getting more per night I dont know what is! then they charged us for water per night and electric and another charge for sewer!! by the time you are done it is $50 bucks a night for a small camper! AND no decent showers or toilets, YUK! I would never use one and wouldn't even think of letting my wife head in to them! HORRIBLE PLACE, BAD ROAD< SNEAKY THIEVES< forget it , we will stay in Salisbury and Saco and drive over to Rockport for the day!

Received from Simon for visit in Jun 2008


Site Number:28
Stay Again? NO
nice campground,i usually just bring a tent and go deep sea fishing, next trip will bring the popup and more friends centraly located and the hosts are super friendly

Received from Chester H for visit in Jul 2008


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Stay Again? YES
We, just spent our 20th summer at this extraordinary campground. Both our children have grown up here and we are looking forward to spending more summers with our grandchildren. The family that runs the campground are wonderful and we love the beaches in Gloucester. But most of all, we love the peaceful evenings at our campsite, sitting around the fire and enjoying the stars.

Received from Carol for visit in Aug 2008


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Stay Again? YES
This is our Summer Home!!! This is our families favorite place on EARTH! Our girls have grown up at this campground. The family that runs it treats us like family! This best word to describe this campground is... HOME

Received from Nicole C for visit in Jul 2008


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
My husband and family have been camping here as long as they can remember. We now return with our son to share all of the experiences with him. The views are terrific and the drive to downtown and the beach(es) is short. We love it and can't wait to return!

Received from Karen for visit in Aug 2007


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
I have been going to Cape Ann Campsite for as long as I can remember...the owners are very nice and always helpful. The views are beautiful. I can't wait to bring my children there this summer-we love Wingersheek Beach!!!!!

Received from Monica M for visit in Apr 2008


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
this is our 4th year staying here and still love it. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The campground sits on a large hill with nice views of the water. The town beach just down the road is absolutely beautiful and great for young and old alike.It's covered in soft sand with no rocks. The tent sites vary from secluded to not. And showers are still only 25cents. They have several shower/toilet facilities around the campground for easy access.And the store/checking building is right on the way in before heading up tto the rest of the campground. They have parking on the side so you can drive down to the store and not have to walk up and down and the best campfirwe wood prices in the area. There's also lots to see and do in the area.We found this yaer that they are redoing the shower/toilets a few at a time with nice granite looking surfaces.

 

Received from Fran for visit in Aug 2007


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
Cape Ann Campsite is a hidden jewel. There are two different types of sites. As you enter, there are sites for big rigs. The views of the Annisquam River and the marsh are breathtaking. The other sites are wooded and are more like a state park then a private campground. It's a bit tricky getting around in the woods but the extra work is worth it. The campground is on a hill and at it's highest point you can see for miles. One of a kind view. Very dog friendly. Close to beaches and shopping in downtown Gloucester.

   

Received from Chandler R for visit in Jul 2005


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
I have been camping here every year since 1975. Really! Every time we pick a different site. Some are better than others but never disappointed. The generation of owners have been great to work with. We have gone from tent to pop up. Many big rv show up and handle the curves in the road. Great rocks for kids and 2 miles for a great shallow beach for wading or walking otherwise head 5 miles out to Good Harbor. Great grounds for walking after breakfast or at evening time. Very wooded sites available.

Received from Julie B for visit in Jun 2007


Site Number: 200
Stay Again? YES
The middle of September is a perfect time to enjoy this lovely camping park. Not crowded, quiet, peaceful, and very beautiful. We plan on returning next September.

Received from Jean W for visit in Sep 2007


Site Number: 165E
Stay Again? YES
I would just like to say that this is our 3rd Annual Trip to Cape Ann Campsite and we love it. We have grown in size from 8 people to 22 this year and everyone had a great time. The area is clean and the people are friendly. The view from the cliff is one of a kind. I would suggest this camping area to anyone. Thank you for a Great Time !!! Phillips Family & Friends

Received from Mark for visit in Jul 2007


Site Number: 301
Stay Again? YES
The tent area I stayed in was not level, and the table was warped. The toilets need a complete overhauling, the showers were still $.25 and you have to hold the faucets in order to fill the sink. When you pull into the camp you have to climb 75 feet to the office. The dumpster is right next to the toilets. The beach is a mile or so doen the road and you need to buy a pass so you can park there.

Received from Ed for visit in Jun 2007


Site Number: 17
Stay Again? NO



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