Roads into West Point Campground

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5 years 4 months ago #12010 by BIJ6165
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We will be arriving at West Point campground next week. We are traveling from Fourth Cliff Rec Center (Marshfield, MA). Saw a review stating use I87 due to low clearances. We would more than likely travel in on I84. Can anyone provide more clarification, thanks.

If anyone has stayed at West Point can you please provide some insight on what some say "steep hill" on entry and a "switchback".

We are traveling in a Class C, 30 ft with tow.

The directions from this website routed us same route as our GPS will route.

Thanks, Julie
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5 years 4 months ago #12014 by wb5ldn
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Hello Julie, Just take it slow and steady. We've been there many time with our 40 foot Class A and it just takes patience. Also watch for traffic coming down, for that can seem like a challenge! :sick: Have fun and watch for the black bears! :woohoo:

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5 years 4 months ago #12017 by BIJ6165
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Thanks George. Any advice on I84
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5 years 4 months ago #12018 by Ed Kelly
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We just traveled that route from the Fourth Cliff a month ago. No problem with the highway but we did have a breakdown and got excellent service at www.francmotorsinc.com/ . I'm one of those that has reviewed the West Point campground and we elected not to use it again. We still talk about the great time at the cliffs.

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5 years 4 months ago #12019 by BIJ6165
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Thank you, Ed. Sorry for the breakdown will remember the link you provided.
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5 years 4 months ago #12020 by Sarge3398
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BIJ6165 wrote: We will be arriving at West Point campground next week. We are traveling from Fourth Cliff Rec Center (Marshfield, MA). Saw a review stating use I87 due to low clearances. We would more than likely travel in on I84. Can anyone provide more clarification, thanks.

If anyone has stayed at West Point can you please provide some insight on what some say "steep hill" on entry and a "switchback".

We are traveling in a Class C, 30 ft with tow.

The directions from this website routed us same route as our GPS will route.

Thanks, Julie


Hi Julie!

I just left Round Pond a couple of weeks ago after visiting relatives in the area (I usually stop there once a year.) Take I-87 south from I-84 and get off at Exit 16 and follow the signs to US-6 towards Bear Mountain Bridge. It's kind of weird at the exit. Stay to the right when you get to the toll booth and get off at the exit right past it on the right. At the light, turn left (you'll cross US-6 and 17) and then take another left to get on 6 going towards Bear Mountain. At the top of the hill, the road will merge from 2 lanes into 1. Just past where it does this, you'll see a left for SR-293. Don't go straight!!! About 5 miles down the road, you'll see a firehouse on your left. Slow down....the entrance to Round Pond is just past it on the left. The road up to the campground is steep and winding, with limited sight lines, but no problem getting up and down. Just go slow and keep an eye out for anybody coming down the hill. It's rare that two vehicles will be using it at the same time, but it DOES happen occasionally. Just pull as far right as you can and you'll be all right.

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5 years 4 months ago #12021 by BIJ6165
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Thank you. Wrote these directions down. Did you have a toad? Should we unhook before heading up hill?
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5 years 4 months ago #12028 by Sarge3398
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BIJ6165 wrote: Thank you. Wrote these directions down. Did you have a toad? Should we unhook before heading up hill?


No, I tow a 5th Wheel. I've seen motor homes going up and down both with and without a toad. They didn't seem to have a problem.

If you want to unhook before getting there though, there's a wide area off to the right just after you get on SR-293. From there it's only about 5 miles to the campground.

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5 years 4 months ago #12041 by BIJ6165
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We arrived safely. Directions were spot on. Unhooked toad at office. Thanks for all the assistance.
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5 years 4 months ago #12043 by Sarge3398
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You're very welcome! Enjoy yourself there.

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4 years 10 months ago #12671 by Oriolespeter
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I'm an avid RV'er and work here at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Ny. Any Questions i will try to Help. Pete
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