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“Coast Gaurd Station of Early Salem”
Review of Winter Island Park

Winter Island Park
Ranked #24 of 84 things to do in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a great place to have a wedding, or any other function. Great sea side views, fishing, and it sits next to old fort of Cival War. Even has beach with rest rooms.

1  Thank Bob K
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"rv campers"
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"historical markers"
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"low tide"
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"beautiful area"
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"trolley stop"
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"view of the water"
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"downtown salem"
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"lighthouse"
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is a nice quiet place to view the water while in Salem. Didn't spend too much time here, but we enjoyed exploring while we were there.

1  Thank MegAlvarado
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

A fun little campground with quiet beaches. I need to spend some more time here and update the review accordingly, but it seems like it could be a great place for a group to camp. Field for tents, a pergola and hall for gatherings, and some funky old military buildings for intrigue. Maybe not a stop to put at the top of a visitor itinerary, but if you are exploring the nooks and crannies of Salem or want to stay somewhere in a tent that is not too far from the action, then you should definitely come here.

1  Thank Benjamin L
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

My daughter and I stayed here mid-October 2013. We had a great first vacation long weekend here. It was easy to get to, easy to get reservations, and the weather held our for us. We didn't expect to do so much exploring at the campsite itself, and instead of only using it for a place to sleep while we traveled, we spent a lot of time walking around, enjoying the bunkers, and hanging on the beach. We hope to go back next year too!

1  Thank Manda H
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is a public camp, no doubt about it. It's an excellent location right on the outskirts of downtown Salem. It's an old Coast Guard station that has been brought back to life and made into a park. There are great rocky shores with tidal pools to explore, an old lighthouse, a civil war bunker and a nice sandy beach... so lots to explore. The camping spots on the water are literally in the parking lot. We have spot 12 which directly overlooks the sound. But it's in the parking lot. We are fine with it but I can see how some people wouldn't like that. Google earth the facility and you will see. There are also spots scattered around and up the hill in a field. There is a nice playground and plenty to do. No clubhouse, the store is sparse and the staff goes about their business. We used this camp to explore Salem, Gloucester and Boston.

2  Thank FulltimeTraveler131
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