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“Not great but 15 minutes from Portland”

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Wassamki Springs Campground
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not great but 15 minutes from Portland”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

We actually visited this campground a year ago to see if it looked good for camping near Portland which is 15 minutes away. The people in the office were very friendly and it 'looked' fine. So, we scheduled a trip and asked for a site in "I" which was grassy and open but were given T19 which was a pull through and on dirt. Once your bump out is out along with your neighbors on both sides, it is like being in a sandwich. We never unpacked our chairs or rug because we didn't spend any time outside the unit because there was no space. There are technically fire rings available but if you started a fire you would have either set your unit or your vehicle on fire it was so close. The roads are dirt and are full of holes, and when it rains there is standing water everywhere to the depth that we had to jump off our last step in order to get out. The beach area is okay but be sure to wear water shoes because it is slimy and squishy. There are a lot of seasonal sites and some are not too neat. The campground is also on a flight pattern for a local airport so there are planes coming in for a landing every 20-40 minutes 24/7. If your only expectation is to be close to Portland, then it might work out. But, for us, we will look elsewhere for $57.50 per night.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Rochester, New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Our family just spent a weekend here. While we had a nice time, there were things we liked and disliked about the campground.

Pros:
-Great kids program and activities.
- Water is crystal clear
- Campground is clean, bathrooms reasonably clean
-Very friendly staff

Cons:
-Tent sites are in the middle of 2 roads, so there is absolutely no privacy. People kept walking through our site, like literally inches away from our fire while we were trying to enjoy it.
- The "sandy beach" is more like a sandy bank. You can't put a chair and sit in the sand because the hill is so steep. Beach is open to the public during the day.
-They have picnic areas for public events that are right across from the tent sites. There were literally 50+ people right across from us, walking through our site. Again, no privacy.
- They advertise activities, but they are not all available. We were unable to use anything in the rec room and the balls were almost always out. The only boat rentals they have are paddleboats.
-Quiet hours are not enforced
-Some areas were not well maintained. We watched a teen sit on a picnic table and the bench broke underneath him. We went on a hayride and the rotting bench collapsed under my husband (who is not at all overweight).

Overall, we had a nice weekend. I would consider returning, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Hudson, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2013

This campground looks better on their website than it actually is. Our site got changed when we got there (not a big deal for us). This place is great if you tent and want to camp on the lake. The lake is great. But, they do give access to the public. So, it's not just for campers (also not a big deal for us). My biggest complaint is how often people cut through other people's sites here. it can also get a bit loud at night. Other than that, there are activities for the kids like other campgrounds and the staff is very friendly.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Nassau, New Providence Island
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2013

The office area and lake are very nice but when you drive back into the camping sites it is a different story. If it rains at all many of the sites are totally ponded with water. Ground is muddy and sites are very close together.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2012

The lake was very clean! We had a great time the last summer. We will be back. This place is a great for kids and older couple. We come here to get away and relax. Bingo was fun!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Riverview, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2011

Nice, well kept, clean campground. Enjoyed our stay, wife was happy that it was located close enough to shopping. Will stay again if we're back in this area.

Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Wassamki Springs Campground
Address: 56 Saco Street, Scarborough, ME 04074
Location: United States > Maine > Scarborough
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Scarborough
Number of rooms: 300
Also Known As:
Wassamki Springs Campground Maine/Scarborough

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