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Nelson's Family Campground

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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a site up in the woods, section G. WONDERFUL ! In the woods, HUGE campsite, a little breeze, not on a through road .. it was really nice. I wish they had full sewer hook up, but they do have grey water hook up and a honeywagon visit for a price. Staff was friendly, pool was nice, grounds... More 

Thank Carol R
Winsted, Connecticut
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73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The camp ground itself was very nice, clean with quite a few amenities. You can get a free day pass for a local lake. The rule are a little much, we were not allowed to kayak in the pond or have floats. Not impressed with the way the owners wife spoke to the customer checking in before us.

2 Thank Momof2boyz0004
Colchester, Connecticut
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to this camp ground will unfortunately be our last. The pool and playground were both very crowed with unsupervised kids and teenagers. They were both loud and disrespectful making it hard to enjoy our time there. On our final day there our friend witnessed some kids stomping on a child's bike breaking the training wheels prompting a... More 

3 Thank Todd J

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Although the campground is nice and the people working there are very friendly, they allow unlimited number of guests and seem to allow unlimited tents per site. The pool wad so crowded, you couldn't move and there were so many rough, poorly behaved people there that it was actually a bit scary with a family. There seemed to be teenagers... More 

5 Thank CTtraveling
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Friday, we checked in a half an hour early they waived the fee. There was a good deal on firewood that weekend so we save money there too. They had a live band on Saturday and we danced and had a great time. the people there are friendly I caught a fish n the pobd. it was... More 

1 Thank Kelly H
East Haven, Connecticut
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Are looking for a laid back family camp ground?? Look no further!! The staff is awesome and the grounds are kept clean. The spacious sites give you plenty of room to stretch out. They have a pool, a pond for swimming and fishing, a newly updated play ground and mini golf! Lots of fun activities for both adults and children.... More 

1 Thank Tom C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Instead of appreciating our business they acted as though they were doing us a favor by letting us camp there. I'll bet this campground ranks #1 in nonrepeating customers. The overall condition of most of the amenities was poor except the roped off brand new playground that was closed to all on a holiday weekend!!!

1 Thank Eagleclaw1
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I had visited Nelson's for several years. Last year,I decided to become seasonal. I am happy to say that I love it here. My children and my grandkids love it as well. The staff is great,service is terrific and Michelle has been a great and polite person since my arrival. She and her staff have made our stay very pleasant.... More 

2 Thank mflamboyan05
Orange, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The camp ground staff was great. Don't feel the bathrooms/ showers are adequate for the number of sites. Even though it was early in the season had to wait several times. Pond is a body of water full of plant life....fishing may be ok but no good for swimming and no shade to speak of. Kids activities leave a lot... More 

3 Thank sandra p
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We rented a trailer at Nelson's for our first weekend in a trailer camp to see what it was like. Well it wasn't good. As soon as you open the door to the trailer you could smell mold. When we went inside we found a big wet stain on the carpet and big black ants in the refrigerator. That was... More 

3 Thank cibs13
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Owned & operated by the Gustine family since 1964, Nelson's Family Campground is located on 175 scenic acres in the heart of central Connecticut. Whether for the day, week, month or season, the campground is an ideal place to camp, relax and enjoy the great outdoor life with your friends and family. Every year thousands of families, many of them repeat customers, find their way to Nelson's to join us for loads of fun activities, visiting many nearby attractions, and just kicking back and escaping for a while. We cater to all ages and lifestyles and welcome tent & popup campers, full time travelers, seasonals, and weekenders alike. As we celebrate our 50th year in the camping industry, we invite you to visit and experience all the family fun and camping excitement that we have to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nelson's Family Campground

Address: 71 Mott Hill Rd, East Hampton, CT 06424-1328
Location: United States > Connecticut > East Hampton
Price Range: $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 342
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