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Winter Island Park, Salem

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  • We were in Salem for a day while vacationing in the Boston area and we stumbled upon this park. It was a mild day in late November and was perfect for the couple hours we spent walking the area and ta...  more »
  • This is on the trolley stop and worth the ride through. This area had a hanger for sea planes and was turned into a coast Guard station during the WWII until the 1970's when it was returned to Mass. N...  more »
  • My husband and I drove from Ohio to spend a few days in Salem. We wanted to see this light house. It is very small but worth it. We walked out on the rocks to be out in the water and it was peaceful.  more »
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  • Though it may not the fault of the campground operators, there is a great number of aggressive raccoons (and a skunk) that frequently visited the tent sites all through the night. We hardly slept at all and day plans were foiled. Equally as annoying (yet less frightening) were our loud, inconsiderate drunk tent neighbors who used profanities that would make a sailor blush (2 x-sailors in fact). This could likely have been remedied if curfew was enforced. We attempted contact to report the conduct, no one came. We requested a refund, which was granted. The night at this camp was the worst of our family vacation. The reason I gave 2 stars, not 1 is due to the apology that was offered and the refund granted.
  • Not a great experience. No on site dump station or sewers!! The park will send you to the local sewage treatment plant to dump your tanks. Expect a less than welcoming experience at the sewage treatment plant, bring a long dump hose, and dont show up after 4pm or you will be told to leave. Large rig, have a toad? Then your probably not dumping without at least unhooking your tow vehicle. Once your finished with that you can go park your rig in a parking lot, about 5 feet from your neighbor, on a less-than-level surface. No tables, no fires, no awnings....No fun. You do get a decent view, not worth it though.
  • We stopped here on our way from Philadelphia to Acadia National Park and wow what a treat! The campground is located on an old coast guard island and there is a large abandoned sea plan hanger in the middle of the campground which makes it a little eerie but cool non the less. What I did not expect was the beautiful views and all of the awesome little beaches and rocks to climb and trails to follow. It was truly a unique place but one of the neatest that I have been too and I would have loved to stay longer but we plan on going back again sometime for a long weekend! Short less than 10 minute drive into downtown Salem. Friendly staff. Clean facilities. 5 & 6 year old sons had a blast and could have easily spent a few more days exploring the area. Really unique campground but definitely worth checking out!
  • Professional operators both on phone and on night gate(Jarred). Good facilities; showers and bath rooms. All were clean.
  • My rating of 5 stars applies to only 2 tent sites: 26 & 27. They overlook the harbor and have a bit of privacy. The other tent sites have no privacy and/or are a hike to the bathrooms. The RV sites are, as described in other reviews, essentially a parking lot. If you can overlook that, the campground as a whole is incredibly scenic, is convenient to Salem as well as Boston (in season, a ferry runs from downtown Salem to the park), and is a find.

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There are a number of accommodations within walking distance of downtown, enabling you to make the most of Salem’s nightlife and dining options. Those who want a room rich with character should look to the outskirts of the city. There you can find a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are in restored century-old homes. A house or apartment rental is ideal if you're on vacation for a longer period of time.
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